$100k to boost Havelock North’s economic recovery

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The government is committing $100,000 to help Havelock North Village get back on its feet following the gastroenteritis outbreak, Small Business Minister Craig Foss says. Read more »

Nelson-Tasman economic growth soars above national average

Press Release – Infometrics

Nelson-Tasmans economy grew quickly over the first half of 2016, with Infometrics provisional estimate of GDP showing growth in Nelson-Tasman of 4.4% over the June year, compared with estimated growth of 2.7% nationally. Read more »

Bad Decision Economically for Northland

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Northland economy will suffer if the decision goes through to stop the use of powerboats on Lake Waikere, one of the Kai Iwi lakes, says Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as Fonterra hikes forecast farmgate payout

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained after Fonterra Cooperative Group hiked its forecast payout to farmers for the current season as recent dairy auctions delivered bigger-than-expected price increases. Read more »

Business confidence defies usual winter blues

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Chambers August Business Confidence Survey has confirmed that the availability, or rather lack of availability, of people with the right skills and the right talent is affecting our ability to make the most of good economic times. Read more »

ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard

Press Release – ASB Bank

The Bay of Plentys winning streak continues as it keeps a firm grip on its spot as New Zealands top-performing region for the fifth straight quarter in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard. Read more »

Fonterra Increases Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2016/17

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS. Read more »

Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Workplace Relations Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages Just 16,000 or 8 per cent of the 209,000 work visas issued last year were for … Read more »

Shameless land-banking ads show need for crackdown

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Shameless land-banking ads show need for crackdown The fact that more than 300 sections are shamelessly being advertised on Trade Me as land-banking opportunities during a housing crisis … Read more »

Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Standard and Poors warning of housing crisis impact on banks The National Governments failure to address the housing crisis is leading to dire warnings … Read more »

Overvalued Exchange Rate Matters

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The New Zealand dollar remains overvalued and has risen close to the TWI 15 month high experienced last month, following comments from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand yesterday lowering expectations of significant OCR cuts. The effect of our high and … Read more »

MYOB appoints new NZ Head of SME Business

Press Release – MYOB

Cloud accounting software provider MYOB has appointed Ingrid Cronin-Knight to lead up its fast-growing New Zealand SME division. Read more »

Drop in beef and lamb exports to top markets

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Beef and lamb exports to key markets fell in July, slicing into overall meat exports, Statistics NZ said today. In the month of July 2016, total exports were $4.0 billion and total imports were $4.4 billion. Read more »

Shame on Westpac – Waikanae Protest

Press Release – Cr K Gurunathan

I will be outside the Westpac branch in Waikanae with my placard to protest the closing Read more »

Labour calls for monetary policy to expand goals

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand should be allowed to target goals other than price stability, says the Labour Party finance spokesman, Grant Robertson. Read more »

Wheeler Waves the White Flag

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Graeme Wheeler has waved the white flag over interest rates, housing and the high Kiwi dollar, says New Zealand First. The Reserve Bank has announced that theyre just a spectator when they ought to be a player, … Read more »

Government needs to show leadership on monetary policy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Banks struggles to meet its inflation target, the rising exchange rate and the continued housing crisis shows current monetary policy needs to be reviewed – with amendments to the policy targets agreement a bare minimum, says Labours … Read more »

Kiwi Property to raise up to $125M in bond offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Kiwi Property to raise up to $125M in bond offer, ANZ NZ eyes local debt market Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. Read more »

Monetary policy faces challenges in turbulent times

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Monetary policy faces challenges in turbulent times Monetary policy challenges extend well beyond the normal parameters and stresses envisaged when policy frameworks were designed and inflation goals were first specified, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler … Read more »

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