Don Brash promotes “flat earth economics”

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

In his comment on Bryan Goulds article on the Reserve Bank, Don Brash continues to perpetuate his flat earth economics view of the way the banking system operates. Read more »

Many New Zealanders are worse off under National

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The latest inflation data from Statistics New Zealand shows that too many New Zealanders are now worse off under the National Government, said Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson Read more »

Record Summer of Concerts Delivers $37m Boost for Auckland

Press Release – Regional Facilities Auckland

Music lovers from around New Zealand flocked to Aucklands outdoor stadiums this summer, boosting the local economy by more than $37M the citys most successful outdoor concert season to date. Read more »

Rising CPI means we need houses more than ever

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Stats NZs report today that consumer price index inflation is at 2.2 per cent should worry first home buyers, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Construction on next stage of Central Plains Water begins

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the official start of construction on Stage 2 of Central Plains Water, which could have economic benefits of up to $374 million. Read more »

New Finance Minister to meet Kapiti businesses

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Hon Steven Joyce will make his first visit to Kapiti as Finance Minister next week to speak to Kapitin based businesses, ahead of his first Budget in May. Read more »

Experts Wrong Again on Flood-Led Global Milk Price Spike

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

With the NZX Dairy Futures prediction for Whole Milk Powder reportedly out by up to 41%, NZ First questions what the point of GlobalDairyTrade is anymore. Read more »

Waikato to host NZ’s first UN tourism monitoring observatory

Press Release – University of Waikato

The University of Waikatos Management School will host New Zealands first Tourism Monitoring Observatory, which reports to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Read more »

More tinkering, no leadership from Nats on immigration

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals latest tinkering with the immigration system is another attempt to create the appearance of action without actually doing anything meaningful, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. Read more »

Annual inflation tipped to hit mid-point of RBNZ’s target

Article – BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) – Higher food and fuel prices are expected to propel annual inflation to 2 percent in the first quarter, marking the first time it will hit the mid-point of the central bank’s target range in five-and-a-half years. Read more »

Review of re-employment policies in New Zealand

Press Release – OECD

Workers who lose their jobs when firms close or downsize can often face long periods of unemployment and, even when they find new jobs, tend to be paid less and have fewer benefits than in their previous jobs. Read more »

TECH TALK – Why Hamilton is the City of the Future

Opinion – David Hallett

Hamilton was ironically dubbed City of the Future in the late 1990s, also earning the nickname of The Tron, short for Hamiltron. But these monikers, intended with irony, have come true in so many ways. Some of it is due to geography, … Read more »

Prices decline at NZ weekly wool auction amid weak demand

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Prices fell at the latest New Zealand weekly wool auction as demand remained weak. Read more »

Many homeowners would seek longer terms on higher rates

Article – BusinessDesk

Almost three-quarters of New Zealand homeowners are expecting their mortgage rates to rise this year and while many are fairly sanguine about a moderate increase, if it goes too high a fifth would push out the term of their loan and a third would … Read more »

Research underlines need for KiwiBuild

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New research showing the social and fiscal benefits of homeownership underlines the need for a massive government-backed building programme like KiwiBuild, says Labours housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Answers – Not Rhetoric

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 12 APRIL 2017 Speech by New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters Grey Power Upper Hutt, Hapai Club Hall, 879-881 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, … Read more »

Wellington film sector gets back to work

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand film production revenue doubled in 2016 to more than $1 billion, Stats NZ said today. A bounce-back from a quiet 2015 by Wellington’s movie sector was mainly responsible. Read more »

Provide homes now – reap the benefits later

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

New research shows the benefits of good housing and indicates the long term benefits of helping people move between private and social housing into home ownership says peak body, Community Housing Aotearoa. Read more »

Time for an Inquiry as Power Prices Continue to Rise

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Fletcher Tabuteau MP New Zealand First Spokesperson For Energy and Commerce 11 APRIL 2017 Time for an Inquiry as Power Prices Continue to Rise Read more »

Robert Half reveals top 10 jobs set for highest salary gains

Press Release – Robert Half

Auckland, 11th April 2017 New Zealands finance and technology sectors can expect optimistic salary growth this year, as the 2017 Robert Half Salary Guide has identified the key jobs that will experience the highest pay gains in terms of starting … Read more »

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