CPI increases 0.3 percent in March quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. Read more »

English: Pre-Budget Speech, Wellington

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to see measures of business confidence in Wellington rising. I recently attended the 20th anniversary of Infratil, a Wellington-based company built on managing airports and electricity companies better than governments can. Read more »

Rural Sales Volumes Strong, With Prices Holding Steady

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 94 more farm sales (+25.5%) for the three months ended March 2014 than for the three months ended March 2013. Overall, there were 472 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

NZ Businesswomen Expecting More in 2014

Press Release – MYOB

Women more likely than men to see themselves as successful; More focused on business growth via improving profitability< Read more »

Budget to show rise in full-time income to 2018: English

Article – BusinessDesk

Budget to show $10,500 rise in average full-time income over six years to 2018: English Read more »

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its economic growth forecasts over the next four years, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Workers at Canterbury Yarns need redundancy support

Press Release – Green Party

Workers faced with redundancy at Canterbury Yarns need a redundancy support co-ordinator, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. Read more »

Kiwi at risk ahead of CPI and Dairy auction

Press Release – CMC Markets

Wednesday poses as the key day for the NZD this week, with the release of an important data dump from China, the latest Online Dairy auction results, and Q1 CPI in New Zealand. Local traders have priced-in a 0.5% CPI increase for the March quarter, … Read more »

NZ dollar drops to 2-mth low vs. A$ ahead of RBA minutes

Article – BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar dropped to a two-month low against the Australian currency ahead of todays release of the Reserve Bank of Australias minutes of its meeting this month which is expected to confirm positive sentiment … Read more »

$2.1 million boost for Māori in the Primary Industries

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Five projects worth over 2.1 million will add further value to increasing the productivity of Mori primary sector assets. Read more »

LVR restrictions have been a failed experiment

Press Release – Harcourts

The average house in New Zealand now sells for $502,306, which is a record high, up 12% on the same time last year and 8% on October, the month LVR restrictions were introduced. Read more »

New Zealand First’s Vision for New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Ladies and Gentlemen, Rotary members and guests, thank you for inviting me here today. When the dust settles on election night 2014, New Zealand First will be in strong position which makes the policies we stand for extremely relevant. Read more »

Te Tai Tokerau Ignored as Mana Blinded by the Bling

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The voice of Te Tai Tokerau is silent as the Mana Party makes a whole lot of noise about who it will form an alliance with. As Mana falls apart because it is unsure whether it represents the poor or uber-rich, promises made by the partys leader … Read more »

NZ services sector activity rebounds in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand services sector activity, which accounts for about two thirds of the economy, rebounded in March to reach 2007 levels, after a drop off in February. Read more »

Green Party selects NGO leader as Mt Roskill candidate

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has selected former Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Barry Coates as its candidate for the Mt. Roskill electorate. Barry recently stepped down from Oxfam after ten years. He brings an enormous range of skills and experiences to his … Read more »

NZ inflation probably accelerated in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand inflation probably accelerated in the first quarter, keeping on track expectations that the Reserve Bank will lift the official cash rate again next week to mitigate the effects of strong demand growth in coming … Read more »

Budgeting for Use of Carbon is Key to Cutting Emissions

Press Release – Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Seriously tackling New Zealands emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending. Without new action, New Zealands gross emissions are projected to be 23% above its recently announced … Read more »

Dunedin South chooses Voight

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Health practitioner Warren Voight has been selected as the Dunedin South electorate candidate for Democrats for Social Credit. As a candidate in this years General Election, I am excited to be representing Democrats for Social Credit and celebrating … Read more »

85 more jobs killed by the NZ dollar

Press Release – First Union

85 more jobs killed by the NZ dollar – Christchurch textile firm in receivership News that the high New Zealand dollar has claimed another textile firm has come as a huge shock to those affected, FIRST Union said today. Staff at Christchurch Yarns … Read more »

Paddy Gower interviews Finance Minister Bill English

Press Release – The Nation

Finance Minister Bill English confident Government books will reach a paper-thin surplus in 2014/15 Read more »

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