Home loan affordability improves in June

Press Release – Roost Mortgages

Home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, more than offsetting interest rate rises Read more »

Beach Hop brought in over $7 million to the local economy

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

A survey released yesterday afternoon showed the Beach Hop brought in over 100,000 people to Whangamata in the space of one week and generated at least $7 million dollars for the local economy. Read more »

Funding decision game changer for regional economy

Press Release – Priority one

MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 25 July 2014. Economic development organisation, Priority One, is thrilled with yesterdays announcement by the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust to provide a funding contribution of $15 million towards the proposed tertiary … Read more »

NZ Consumer Sentiment Stable; Australia Lowest on Record

Press Release – Nielsen NZ

AUCKLAND: 25 July 2014 New Zealand consumer confidence decreased one index point to 99 in Q2 2014, six points higher than the same time period a year ago (Q2 2013) according to consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider … Read more »

Puhoi highway won’t help Northland roads

Press Release – Green Party

The draft decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant resource consent to the proposed $1.65 billion Puhoi motorway doesnt stop it being a waste of money, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Cottonsoft Follows up Dunedin Expansion with Eco Award

Press Release – Cottonsoft

Operating in the highly competitive FMCG space, toilet tissue and paper towel manufacturer Cottonsoft is cementing its market leadership following the recent expansion of its Dunedin manufacturing facility. Having earned the sought-after ECNZ (Environmental … Read more »

Asian markets driving growth for NZ food & beverage exports

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Consumer demand in East and South East Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification, a new Government report shows. Read more »

More kids in Southland and Otago are achieving

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Clutha-Southland National candidate Todd Barclay says the Public Achievement Information for 2013 shows New Zealand children are doing better across the whole education system. Read more »

Land supply issues and u-turn on business rating policy

Speech – Cameron Brewer

Welcome to Auckland. Its great to be here this morning at the New Zealand Council of Shopping Centres and Property Councils 2014 Retail Conference aimed at investors, owners and managers of retail property. Recently we have seen some strong growth … Read more »

Candidate welcomes award of platinum exploration permits

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Clutha-Southland National candidate Todd Barclay has welcomed the Governments decision to award Lynx Platinum Limited two exploration permits in Southland. Mr Barclay said the minerals industry is an important part of New Zealands economy … Read more »

National signals short election campaign with Aug 23 launch

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – The governing National Party will campaign for re-election for just four weeks before polling day, Sept 20. Read more »

Hon Todd McClay: Address to the BDO Tax Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here today. Im especially pleased that youve asked me to talk about the challenges for the NZ tax system and creating certainty. These are very topical issues and two things I am deeply interested in. Read more »

Interest rate rise will hit the regions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The latest interest rate rise will hit the fragile regional economies of New Zealand and hurt exporters by putting more upward pressure on the exchange rate, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

NZ posts eighth monthly trade surplus in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand posted its eighth monthly trade surplus in June, led by overseas demand for the nations primary products such as milk powder, frozen beef and kiwifruit. Read more »

Address to Zespri AGM

Speech – New Zealand Government

Zespri Chairman Peter McBride, CEO Lain Jager, my ministerial colleague Todd McLay, Todd Muller, our candidate for the Bay of Plenty well known to all of you because of his close involvement with your industry ladies and gentlemen. Read more »

RBNZ hikes OCR to 3.5%, ‘period of assessment’ now needed

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was … Read more »

NZ dollar little changed as investors await Reserve Bank

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is little changed as investors are reluctant to take positions ahead of the Reserve Bank’s decision on interest rates this morning. Read more »

English says NZ dollar ‘unsustainably high’

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English said the New Zealand dollar, which hit a record on a trade-weighted basis this year, is “unsustainably high”. Read more »

Redundancies at Fonterra packaging facility in Waikato

Press Release – Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says redundancies at a Fonterra packaging plant in Waikato will come as a heavy blow to those affected and the union will be doing everything it can to support workers. Read more »

Labour’s regional policy not the whole answer

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The priority for Labour’s regional development policy should switch from sprinkling money around to changing the laws holding back growth in the regions, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. Read more »

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