Property Council congratulates Independent Hearings Panel

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council congratulates the Independent Hearings Panel on delivering a set of forward thinking Unitary Plan recommendations that sets a clear and considered path for Auckland to follow as it transforms into the worlds most liveable city. Read more »

Unitary Plan presents major transport challenges

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“The Unitary Plan recommendations released today by the Independent Hearings Panel provide a significant increase in development capacity, but will seriously exacerbate congestion in Auckland if development occurs in areas not well supported by public … Read more »

Unitary Plan changes are what Auckland needs

Press Release – Harcourts

In a city screaming out for more housing, the bold new blueprints for Auckland, at first glance, look exactly like what we need for our small, international city to realise its potential. Read more »

Auckland must unite behind Unitary Plan

Press Release – Green Party

Auckland and Auckland Councillors must unite to support the Unitary Plan, because the alternative is more squabbling while families continue to be locked out of home ownership, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Unitary Plan Mixed Bag for Business

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Auckland Councils Unitary Plan has allowed for growth of general commercial development in key areas of the city, but does not seem to have fully aligned this with new residential development, says the EMA. Read more »

Independent panel’s report welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has today welcomed the release of the Independent Hearings Panels recommendations on the Unitary Plan, saying the new plan is crucial to Aucklands future, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Property Institute says Unitary Plan recs go too far

Press Release – New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, says that a range of very positive recommendations in the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel final report have been completely overshadowed by a number of bizarre and divisive … Read more »

Government scuppers affordability requirements

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must explain why the panel considering Aucklands unitary plan removed affordability requirements at the behest of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Housing NZ, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. Read more »

Electrical Authority’s Proposed Pricing Unacceptable

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authoritys (EA) proposed pricing regime will have a hugely detrimental effect on businesses and on regional New Zealand, says New Zealand First. Under the proposed changes, Employers and Manufacturers Association members (EMA) will … Read more »

HLFS Estimated Working-age Population: June 2016 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

This table provides the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market … Read more »

A progressive action plan for Napier and Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Napier City Council

The National Aquarium of New Zealand is set to directly benefit from an exciting and unprecedented boost, says Mayor Bill Dalton, following the launch of Matariki – The Hawkes Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan 2016. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay economic action plan launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Economic Development Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 27 July 2016 Read more »

Long, Auckland-driven construction boom ahead: BRANZ report

Article – BusinessDesk

The pipeline of new Auckland housing will underpin a longer construction boom for the country, making up for an overestimation in the amount of commercial work in the pipeline, says the 2016 National Construction Pipeline Report. Read more »

Customised Careers Advice a Solution Long Time Coming

Press Release – NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students Associations applauds the moves of the Labour Party to acknowledge the need for good careers advice. Read more »

Labour’s careers policy encouraging

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

Labours careers policy encouraging The road transport industry welcomes the policy announcement today from Labour to boost the role of careers advisors in schools, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. Like many other OECD nations … Read more »

Economic leadership key to keeping up with the Joneses

Press Release – Jo Coughlan

Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan is singing Wellingtons economic praises ahead of this evenings official launch of the new David Jones store on Lambton Quay. Read more »

First investor confidence rating released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Bill English Minister of Finance 26 July 2016 Media Statement First investor confidence rating released The first release of the Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) has given government agencies a mid to high level rating for investment management … Read more »

2016 Beyond Recruitment Economic & Labour Report

Press Release – Beyond Recruitment

Beyond Recruitment are delighted to launch the 2016 Beyond Recruitment Economic & Labour report, featuring the insights of Beyond Recruitment CEO, Liza Viz; General Manager, Ben Pearson; General Manager Client Solutions, Michelle Visser and Economist … Read more »

Oil and Gas Potential Game Changer for New Zealand

Press Release – PEPANZ

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick told Dunedin business representatives today that a significant oil or gas discovery could be a game changer for the New Zealand economy. Read more »

House prices to peak next year on new supply

Article – BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house prices will rise another 17 percent before peaking late next year as accelerating building activity takes time to meet the imbalance between a lack of housing stock and growing demand, says economic consultancy Infometrics. Read more »

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