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Management, monitoring, and evaluation of the PGF

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

The Provincial Growth Fund (the Fund) allows for $3 billion of public money to be invested over three years, with the aim of lifting productivity in New Zealands regions. Read more »

Remote Economy survey uncovering hidden talent

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Remote Economy Project, a survey of people who live in the Queenstown Lakes District but work remotely, has uncovered over 80 people with a range of talents that could benefit the area. Read more »

Economy slowing while Government in denial

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The newly released Performance of Services Index (PSI) shows that the services sector just had its weakest month in six years, Nationals Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Water important for New Zealanders

Press Release – Green Party

Water extraction should be considered a sensitive asset under new consultation launched today on the Overseas Investment Act review, Green Party Coleader Marama Davidson said today. Read more »

Consultation on overseas investment rules

Press Release – New Zealand Government

To grow our economy and lift productivity we need investment, both by New Zealanders and overseas investors. Overseas investment is welcomed where it supports New Zealanders wellbeing. Read more »

PREVIEW: NZ 1Q CPI tipped to rise 0.3%

Article – BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) – Economists expect inflation remained tepid in the March quarter but are on the fence as to whether it will be enough to spur a May rate cut by the central bank. Read more »

A Capital Gains Tax will help our economy

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Fairness and efficiency, not political rhetoric, must be the focus as the government works to create a better taxation system, Peter Malcolm, the spokesperson for the income equality group Closing the Gap, said today. Read more »

The Nation: Shane Jones

Press Release – The Nation

Tova OBrien: He’s the self-styled champion for the north – as he so often likes to remind us – the first citizen of the provinces, but does Shane Jones’ bluster and bravado mean he gets away with far more than most other ministers? Once again … Read more »

Uncertainty continues to impact sales volumes, says REINZ

Press Release – REINZ

For Regional Information and Commentary please click here Uncertainty around legislation & difficulty accessing finance continues to impact sales volumes, says REINZ The number of residential properties sold in March fell by 12.9% from the same time … Read more »

NZ March manufacturing expansion slows

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s March manufacturing activity continues to expand but at the slowest pace since July last year as production and new orders eased. Read more »

NZ annual food prices lift 1.2% in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s March food prices rose 1.2 percent versus the same month a year earlier, pushed higher by grocery foods, non-alcoholic beverages and restaurant and ready-to-eat food. Read more »

New YHA hostel to pump $6.5 million into Mackenzie Region

Press Release – Youth Hostel Association

YHA Lake Tekapo is set to inject $6.5 million a year into the Mackenzie District when the brand new hostel opens its doors on April 17. Read more »

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