New report shines light on economic impact of hearing loss

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Hearing loss is a significant issue facing the New Zealand population with 880,350 people in New Zealand now living with some type of hearing loss. Read more »

Expressway to Supercharge Kapiti Business

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Kapiti is set to reap the business benefits from the new McKays to Peka Peka Expressway with a formal ceremony marking its completion on the 16th February. Read more »

Still too early to declare victory on cooling house prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer says it’s still too early to declare victory with the recent slowdown in house prices and the central bank will be monitoring demand pressures from migration and the ability of the construction … Read more »

Trade protectionism biggest uncertainty for RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) – A growing tide of trade protectionism led by US president Donald Trump is one of the biggest uncertainties for New Zealand’s Reserve Bank, governor Graeme Wheeler says. Read more »

NZ building consents fall 7.2% in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s residential building consents fell in December, mainly due to a drop in apartment consents. Read more »

Real cost of living reveals unbalanced NZ economy

Press Release – Green Party

The rising cost of living is hitting people who earn modest incomes and beneficiaries hardest, the Green Party said today. Living costs for beneficiaries and low-spending households rose more than twice as much as for high-spending households in 2016, … Read more »

Housing consents fall at the end of a strong year

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented tailed off towards the end of 2016, but increased overall in the year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

OCR Statement: Downplaying a sea of risks

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Reserve Bank is brushing aside multiple risks and uncertainties in the global economy, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

No ORC change shows market already working, says head

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

The decision by the Reserve Bank not to increase the Official Cash Rate today is more evidence that any changes in the New Zealand real estate market will be sustainable not sudden, says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. Read more »

NZ dollar falls ahead of RBNZ rate decision

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell ahead of the central bank’s interest rate decision tomorrow and as the US dollar gained some traction in Asia. Read more »

A chance for a Reserve Bank refresh

Column – Green Party

Graeme Wheelers departure presents a perfect time to consider what Reserve Bank reforms a new Governor can usher in. There are a number of central banking developments overseas which we can draw upon to refresh and modernise our own Bank. The top three … Read more »

Budget 2017 must prioritise community wellbeing

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

Echoing the words of Pope Francis, who has warned that economic progress that diminishes peoples quality of life is no progress at all, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is urging the government to attend to the wellbeing of vulnerable communities when considering … Read more »

Mt Albert by-election, special voting has started

Press Release – Peter Wakeman

Wakeman say’s could the media please do better than stating all the names of candidates running in the by-election as special voting started today for the Mt Albert by-election to be held on the 25/2/2017. Read more »

Exchange Rate Needs Attention – 8 February

Press Release – NZMEA

The exchange rate hit a two year high on the Trade Weighted Index (TWI) last week. Our consistently overvalued exchange rate continues to be an issue for the competitiveness of manufacturers and the wider tradable sector, and we need to investigate ways to … Read more »

2017 Budget to be presented on 25 May

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government’s 2017 Budget will be delivered on Thursday 25 May, and will be centred on providing opportunities for all Kiwis to get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Change of Govt key to ending child poverty

Press Release – Green Party

The latest Salvation Army report reinforces the need for a new Government committed to action on the biggest issues facing New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Manawatū-Whanganui Economic Action Plan progressing well

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Since its launch in August last year, significant progress is being made in implementing many of the identified opportunities in the ManawatWhanganui Economic Action Plan under the banner of Accelerate25. Read more »

National Cannot Deny Immigration is Fuelling Housing Crisis

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Nationals disastrous handling of the housing crisis has been confirmed by the Salvation Army in its State of the Nation report which states the crisis has continued to worsen on the back of immigration, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland … Read more »

Whole milk powder set to fall at GlobalDairyTrade auction

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The price of whole milk powder, New Zealand’s key commodity export, is likely to decline on the GlobalDairyTrade platform overnight, although some analysts say there’s no downward trend. Read more »

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