Drake, BOSS Group to Bring Growth to Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa

Press Release – Drake

Drake New Zealand, the recruitment and talent management solutions company, announced that it has acquired Napier and Masterton-based BOSS Group. There is so much synergy between BOSS Groups mission to provide a consultancy service for recruitment as … Read more »

NZ new building permits drop in Sept on election uncertainty

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building consents fell at the fastest monthly pace in more than two years in September amid uncertainty around that month’s general election. Read more »

NZ Consumer Confidence: Slow, Steady Progress Continues

Press Release – Nielsen NZ

AUCKLAND: 30 October 2014 New Zealand consumer confidence edged up three index points in the third quarter to a score of 102. The increase of three points from the previous quarter and five points from a year ago (Q3 2013) shows slow and steady … Read more »

Map: where property values have fallen and risen since 2007

Press Release – Data Insight

The holding of the OCR will continue to fuel the housing market. Dropped talk of future rate hikes will also fuel the property market, particularly in Auckland where we are seeing significant pockets of soaring house prices. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as investors pare back bets on greenback

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains as investors shy away placing more bets for the US dollar to gain Read more »

Low Dairy Pay-out Needs Forward Thinking

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Dairy farmers need to take action now to avoid going backwards once the current forecast pay-out begins to take effect next year, says Justin Geddes, Agribusiness Principal from Crowe Horwath. Read more »

Low inflation takes pressure off OCR

Press Release – NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) today held the OCR at 3.5%, as the lower than expected inflation backdrop means the OCR can be held for longer, and even cut in the future, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Read more »

CORRECT: NZ dollar drops 2% in 2 hours on Fed, RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dropped about 2 percent in just two hours this morning after the Federal Reserve gave a more upbeat than expected assessment of the US economy and New Zealand’s Reserve Bank gave no signal it would need to … Read more »

Reserve Bank should reduce interest rate

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Reserve Bank should be reducing its policy interest rate, the OCR, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg in response to the Banks announcement today that it is not increasing it. Read more »

NZ dollar drops 2% on more upbeat Fed, cautious RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dropped about 2 percent in just two hours this morning after the Federal Reserve gave a more upbeat than expected assessment of the US economy and New Zealand’s Reserve Bank gave no signal it would need to … Read more »

Green light for New Zealand to join WTO GPA

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the World Trade Organisations (WTO) decision on the terms for New Zealands accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in Geneva. A positive … Read more »

NZ business confidence gains in post-election bounce

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence advanced for the first time in eight months in October, rebounding from a two-year low as certainty returned following last month’s general election. The New Zealand dollar rose after the survey … Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales in September 2014

Press Release – BNZ

Please find attached BNZ and Marketviews latest monthly report on New Zealands Online Retail Sales Read more »

Stopping unnecessary roading projects solution to transport

Press Release – Generation Zero

Today Auckland Council released the Funding Aucklands Transport Future report which claims Aucklanders need to choose higher rates, petrol taxes or tolls to pay for future transport projects, when the real issue is the prioritisation of unnecessary … Read more »

Fixing Auckland’s transport

Press Release – Auckland Council

Today marks a critical step in the most important funding debate Auckland has ever had: whether or not Aucklanders are willing to pay for the transport system this city desperately needs to keep it moving, says Mayor Len Brown. Read more »

International report shows NZ struggling with child poverty

Press Release – Every Child Counts

A report by UNICEF International shows that child poverty rates in New Zealand have scarcely changed since 2008 this stands in contrast to a number of other countries that managed to significantly reduce child poverty in this time, including Australia. Read more »

Court case an opportunity for Govt to improve gender pay gap

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

If the Government wants to halt New Zealands slump in international rankings on the gender pay gap it should act on the court finding that women deserve equal wages, Labours Womens Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says. Read more »

Consumer confidence drives small dip in Cantometer Index

Press Release – ASB Bank

ASB Cantometer Index eases slightly from last months record high Consumer confidence dips to just below pre-earthquake levels Positive industry developments boost outlook for Tourism sector Read more »

Variable Motorway Use Charge to fund Auckland transport

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“A variable motorway user charge of around $2.00, higher at peak and lower off peak, is the best way to fund and manage Aucklands transport system,” says Stephen Selwood Chief Executive of the NZ Council for Infrastructure Development. Read more »

NZ home loan affordability flat as house prices stagnate

Press Release – Roost Home Loan Affordability Report

The full media release is attached which includes important additional information, including links to all Regional Reports … Here is an extract. Read more »

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