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Jointly owned urban development agency for Christchurch

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:51:37 +1200 | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Given the strategic importance of the Canterbury rebuild, it is logical that the transition from emergency governance arrangements is overseen by the Prime Minister’s office, but to maintain momentum in the city centre an expert development agency ...More >>

Peters: Political Side Show Sidelining Economic Debate

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:23:34 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader 2 September 2014 Blenheim Public Meeting Tuesday 2 September, 7.30pm Clubs of Marlborough, 42 Alfred St, Blenheim More >>

New Zealand Set to Sail into a Busy Cruise Season

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:16:19 +1200 | MG Media

New Zealand ports will welcome a flotilla of cruise ships over the coming months, with more than 560 ship visits scheduled around the nation, according to the peak cruise industry body.More >>

HSBC Global Research Commodity prices snapshot

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:52:01 +1200 | HSBC Bank

Global commodity prices fell in August, with declines across a broad range of commodity types. Our indicator suggests the IMF commodity price index is likely to have fallen by -4.0% in August, to be -4.2% lower than a year earlier. For the second month in ...More >>

Commitment to lifting wages good for New Zealand

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:29:33 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has applauded the Green Party workers’ policy announced today. More >>

igot launches 1st bitcoin exchange platform in UAE

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:10:20 +1200 | Ideas Suite

New Zealand digital currency platform launches first real-time bitcoin exchange in the UAE New Zealand’s fastest-growing digital currency platform, , has launched the first bitcoin exchange online platform in the United Arab Emirates, ...More >>

Rent affordability threatened

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:38:53 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated. It isn't surprising that two of these areas are Auckland and Canterbury. The third region is the traditionally ...More >>

Rural and urban sectors engaged in rivers process

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:03:17 +1200 | Healthy Rivers - Plan for Change

Sheep and beef farmers and Hamilton city’s water and wastewater treatment plants have both been involved recently with the Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai process aimed at protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers.More >>

New high for the Cantometer

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:35:11 +1200 | ASB Bank

Media release ASB Cantometer Index New high for the Cantometer on the back of solid employment demand More >>

Poverty is falling and income inequality is not rising

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:37:57 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“A Roy Morgan poll shows that the issue people are most concerned about is income inequality. This just goes to show how the persistent repetition of a lie bewilders the public. Income inequality is not in fact rising. And the child poverty rate has ...More >>

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update and Quarterly Report

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:28:44 +1200 | BNZ

New Zealand’s total online retail spending in July was up 7% on July last year. • Purchases from overseas sites were up 11% on July last year. • Online purchases from domestic merchants were up 5% on July last year. • The online sales split ...More >>

Monthly Economic Indicators August 2014

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:10:29 +1200 | New Zealand Treasury

The August Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. More >>

Foreign Asset Sales: Are they worth it?

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:26:28 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

With the pending election, the current sale of Lochinver Station before the OIO, and the wider debate around foreign investment in land assets (both rural and residential), the issue of direct foreign investment in land has jumped to the top of the queue ...More >>

NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high in 2nd quarter

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:20:09 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high as cheaper imports offset falling exports More >>

Export volumes fall, while import volumes rise

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:58:06 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

In the June 2014 quarter, seasonally adjusted export volumes fell 5.3 percent, while import volumes rose 3.6 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Innovation the linchpin to drive SME sales growth

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:34:45 +1200 | Bibby Financial Services

Sydney, Australia, 1 September 2014: Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly investing in innovation in a bid to improve productivity in a low growth environment.More >>

EBT Or Savings: NZ Business

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:48:05 +1200 | Canstar

Each year CANSTAR researches both the deposit and credit card products available for New Zealand businesses and rates those products from one to five stars in accordance with the value that the product represents for business owners. The good news is ...More >>

"Robin Hood tax and other clever ways to help our kids"

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:55:18 +1200 | Closing The Gap

It’s time to talk about tax. Not just income tax but other kinds of tax too. More >>

NZ business confidence declines for 6th consecutive month

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:45 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms' confidence declined for the sixth successive month in August, as the country's economic growth comes off the boil amid declining terms of trade, a strong currency and rising interest rates, according to ANZ Bank's ...More >>

Supporting New Zealand Savings a No Brainer

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:39:15 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader New Zealand Association of Credit Unions Political Panel Thursday 28 August, 5.30pm Waitemata Ballroom, Langham Hotel, 83 Symonds StMore >>


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