Phil Twyford changes his tune over KiwiFail. Again.

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed three days ago that no income limits will be applied to prospective KiwiBuild buyers but today, under questioning, he said he had not yet decided about that, Nationals Housing spokesperson Judith Collins … Read more »

NZ Apple Industry Leads the World Four Years Running

Press Release – New Zealand Apples and Pears

The World Apple Review has for the fourth year running named New Zealands apple industry the most competitive on the global stage, against 33 major apple growing countries. Read more »

Major Electricity Industry Event Returns to Auckland

Press Release – Electricity Engineers’ Association

The annual conference and exhibition for the electricity supply industry is returning to Auckland after three years in Wellington. The EEA 2018 programme is focused on the three key pillars of the electricity industry; engineering, technology and innovation. Read more »

NZ small businesses less upbeat about the future

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand small businesses are less optimistic about the future as successive years of robust economic growth appear to have peaked, although the big end of town still has grand aspirations, according to a Westpac Banking Corp … Read more »

Update on Environment Canterbury’s governance

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is currently operating under the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 2016. Under this Act, seven Councillors were elected at the 2016 local body elections, and five were appointed by the Government. These … Read more »

2017/18 season: excellent market performance lifts returns

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri has delivered an increase in value to growers, despite a season in which the volume of New Zealand kiwifruit sold fell by 11 percent. The total fruit and service payment to growers increased by 6 percent to $1.47 billion. Zespris global kiwifruit … Read more »

Fonterra Announces Strong Forecast Farmgate Milk Price

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced an opening forecast Farmgate Milk Price of $7.00 per kgMS for the 2018/19 season. Read more »

Exceptional response to the Hastings District Council’s LTP

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The response to calls for public input into Councils Long Term Plan has been excellent, with 125 formal submissions received and more than 1100 feedback surveys submitted. Read more »

Major sports back Auckland stadium strategy

Press Release – Regional Facilities Auckland

New Zealands favourite sports have backed Regional Facilities Aucklands vision for enhancing the citys outdoor stadium infrastructure. Read more »

Autumn recovery in lifestyle property sales

Press Release – REINZ

Autumn Recovery Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 205 more lifestyle property sales (11.9%) for the three months ended April 2018 than for the three months ended March 2018. Overall, there … Read more »

Lack of Budget funding is a setback for Digital Inclusion

Press Release – 2020 Trust

20/20 Trust today expressed disappointment over the absence of a Budget announcement restoring funding for Computers in Homes (CiH). Read more »

Launch of the UpStarters – NZ tech and innovation story

Press Release – Make Lemonade

The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek 18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage. Read more »

Techweek’18: AKs diverse world-leading innovation showcased

Press Release – ATEED

Auckland, home to almost half of New Zealands tech firms, will stage more than 80 events during Techweek18 which runs from 19-27 May. Read more »

Rents rocket across the country

Press Release – Trademe

New Zealands national median rent reached a record-breaking $475 per week in April after a 5.6 per cent jump on last year, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. Read more »

Budget ’18: a mixed bag for the young people of Aotearoa

Press Release – Ara Taiohi

Last week’s budget announcements are a mixed bag for young people, according to the youth development sector. Read more »

Economic diversification for just transition underway

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Thursdays budget shows that the economic diversification needed for a just transition for workers affected by climate change is under way, and the next step is a scaled up worker adjustment package, the CTU said today. Read more »

Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones arrogant assertion that businesses struggling for workers should just invest in automation, rather than look for skilled immigration, is just the latest in a long list of unhelpful suggestions from an out-of-touch Government, National … Read more »

Q+A: Amy Adams interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A: Amy Adams interviewed by Corin Dann National Finance Spokesperson: tax cuts should still be on the agenda Read more »

Q+A: Grant Robertson interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Finance Minister: we need to do better on biosecurity Finance Minister Grant Robertson is considering a fund to front foot an increasing number of bio security issues like the bacterial infection to cattle, mycoplasma bovis. Read more »

The Nation: Finance Minister Grant Robertson

Press Release – The Nation

Simon Shepherd: On the eve of the Finance Ministers first budget, he described it as the first part of a transformational trilogy, but reviews have been mixed; its been praised as solid and sensible, while critics say it was boring and a … Read more »

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