New Zealand export log prices lift in October on weaker kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices lifted for the third month, as a weaker kiwi boosted local currency returns. Read more »

Fletcher to close its Christchurch insulation plant, 29 jobs

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. Read more »

40 more jobs lost to cheap imports

Press Release – EPMU

40 more jobs lost to cheap imports Another New Zealand manufacturer is closing its doors, giving the lie to the idea that we have a rock star economy or any strategy for jobs growth. Wellpack is a paper bag manufacturer based in Upper Hutt, Wellington. … Read more »

NZ building construction costs set to accelerate, NZIER says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building costs are expected to accelerate at the fastest pace since the last construction boom in the mid-2000s, driven by demand from expansion in Auckland and the rebuilding of earthquake devastated Christchurch. Read more »

NZ manufacturing growth accelerates in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing accelerated in September, its fourth monthly increase after a mid-year lull, with a pick-up in agricultural production stoking activity in the food and beverage sector. Read more »

NZ dollar rises to 3-week high amid global growth concerns

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises to 3-week high amid global growth concerns as dairy prices gain Read more »

RMA needs reform to ease urban development: Smith

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Newly appointed Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced Resource Management Act reform to foster urban development, where high land prices and expensive resource consents are blocking efforts to provide affordable housing. Read more »

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly – October 2014

Press Release – Rabobank

The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Read more »

Queenstown: Draft Economic Strategy Consultation Extended

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will be embarking on a second round of consultation over the Draft Economic Strategy, to encourage stakeholders and the public to consider the wider issues that the strategy raises. Read more »

National must end ideological opposition to raising income

Press Release – Green Party

If John Key is serious about tackling child poverty he must approach it with an open mind, and overcome his ideological block to raising incomes as a solution, the Green Party said today. Read more »

International Forum on Water held in Waitangi, NZ

Press Release – Waitaha Water Gathering

The Waitaha Water Gathering happens once every 50 years, always behind closed doors. Elders of the Waitaha Nation of Aotearoa meet, speak and record significant weather and water stories. The last Gathering was in 1964 at Waitangi. Read more »

Senior management changes

Press Release – Kiwi Income Property Trust

Kiwi Property Management Limited, the manager of Kiwi Income Property Trust, today advises a number of changes to the senior management of the Manager following an organisational review. Read more »

REINZ Residential Market Reports for September

Press Release – REINZ

- 5,911 dwellings sold in September 2014, up 7.8% on August and down 12.0% on September 2013 – National median price of $420,000, the same as August and up $20,000 (+5.0%) on September 2013 – Days to sell improved by three days to 35 days compared to August, … Read more »

Angels flying high on software

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Angel investment is continuing at very robust levels with investment activity in the 12 months to 30 June 2014 at a record high, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund chief executive Franceska Banga said today. Read more »

NZ’s troubled waters debated at Aspiring Conversations

Press Release – Aspiring Conversations

Competing demands on the countrys water resources caused a heated debate on the final morning of Aspiring Conversations. The panel of Tahu Potiki, a director of the Institute for Environmental and Science Research and of Ngai Tahu Tourism, joined … Read more »

World Week Ahead: Can US earnings save the day?

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Investors will eye quarterly earnings from JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Intel and eBay in the coming days to gauge whether theres a reason for optimism about the outlook after Wall Street declined for a third straight week … Read more »

Rural Contractors question machinery and parts costs

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning the high cost of machinery and parts that contractors and farmers are currently paying. RCNZ President, Steve Levet says with the falling forecast milk price for the coming season dairy farmers are going … Read more »

Government has abandoned at-risk youth

Press Release – Salvation Army

Latest education and training figures suggest the Government cut education programmes for at-risk youth even as youth unemployment increased. Read more »

Take the plunge and get your money fighting fit

Press Release – NZ Bankers’ Association

The New Zealand Bankers Association is encouraging people to get their money fighting fit during Money Week which runs from 13 to 19 October. Read more »

NZ dollar declines amid global growth worries

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar declined as investors regained confidence in the outlook for the US economy amid uncertainty about growth in other regions. Read more »

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