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Spring sprouts into action says REINZ

Press Release – REINZ

Spring sprouts into action with highest number of sales in 5 months, says REINZ The number of residential properties sold across New Zealand increased by 15.5% year-on-year the highest number of sales in 5 months according to the latest data from the … Read more »

New Chief Executive named for regional development agency

Press Release – Venture Taranaki

The Board of Venture Taranaki has appointed Justine Gilliland to become the new Chief Executive of the regional development agency. Read more »

Wairarapa economic strategy benefits whole region

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Todays release of the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy should be a turning point in the fortunes of Wairarapa, which has all the ingredients for strong growth and future economic success says Greater Wellington Regional Councillor and Wellington … Read more »

PGF support for new marine travel lift

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has today announced Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) support for a new 560-tonne travel lift for Oceania Marine Group. Read more »

EECA seeks feedback on 2019/20 energy levies

Press Release – EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is seeking feedback on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2019/20 year. Read more »

NZ agricultural sector urged to diversify export markets

Press Release – Rabobank

The US-China trade conflict is developing into a cold war for global economic supremacy and could result in New Zealand being forced to pick a side between the two global superpowers, according to Rabobanks Head of Financial Markets research … Read more »

Financial stability – risky, safe or just right?

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The challenge with financial stability is how to maintain a strong, resilient and efficient financial system in the face of changing and emerging risks said Deputy Governor and Head of Financial Stability Geoff Bascand in Sydney today. Read more »

Community input key to New Zealand Pacific Economy report

Press Release – The Treasury

A new Treasury report on the contribution of Pacific peoples to the New Zealand economy shows the good work emerging from the Treasurys consultation with Pacific communities, says Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf. Read more »

BNZ’s history making mortgage rate delivers confidence

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

Bank of New Zealand is offering customers a two-year home loan rate not seen in at least a quarter of a century. Read more »

Price expectations faltering

Press Release – ASB Bank

House price expectations slid lower in the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey, with a net 26% of respondents expecting house prices to increase which is the lowest level since January. This trend was reflected across all broad regions and … Read more »

UPDATE: ‘Pigeon-like’ RBNZ still firmly on hold

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The central bank says that inflation pressures are rising in New Zealand but it continues to reiterate rates will be on hold until 2020 and a cut remains possible. Read more »

Business Council to focus on skills, investment and regions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Business Advisory Council Chair Christopher Luxon have announced the four priority areas the Council will provide the Coalition Government with advice and support as it works on building a productive, sustainable and inclusive … Read more »

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