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Govt fails Southern Cross Forest workers

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:26:01 +1200 | Green Party

The Government’s failure to deal with problems in the wood processing industry has resulted in more needless job losses, Green Party forestry spokesperson Steffan Browning said today.More >>

Save Our Sawmills And Jobs by Setting Log Price

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:00:14 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The blame for the closure of yet another timber mill can be laid squarely at the feet of the National Government and its refusal to intervene in the New Zealand log market, says New Zealand First.More >>

Forfeiting Israel’s Reason To Exist

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:49:37 +1200 | Alon Ben-Meir

It is a given that every Jew in and outside Israel wants to see Israel as a vibrant country: an economic powerhouse with a thriving democracy, self-confident and secure, capable of defending itself and deterring any enemy far and near from challenging ...More >>

What really happened in Ukraine

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:15:51 +1200 | Charles Drace

I went to Ukraine for dental treatment last year and saved enough on the treatment to pay for several weeks visiting both Western Ukraine and the Russian speaking part. I made friends with people from both parts, or should I say, both 'sides' as Ukraine ...More >>

Retail/Hospitality Setting Pace In 2014

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:08 +1200 | MYOB

Retail and hospitality businesses expecting higher revenue in 2014 Wages growth likely in sector More >>

Brownlee takes hard-hitting rebuild report on the chin

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:42:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and serious weaknesses in the way major projects are being procured and managed.More >>

iPredict Ltd 2014 Election Update #15

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:25:06 +1200 | iPredict

iPredict’s 7000 registered traders continue to believe Winston Peters’ NZ First party will hold the balance of power after the election and allow National to govern. There has been a small gain to Act and the Conservatives over the last week and a ...More >>

Wheeler hikes OCR to 3% on inflationary pressures, eyes kiwi

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:15:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler lifted the official cash rate for the second time in as many months, saying non-tradable inflationary pressures were "becoming apparent" in an economy that’s picking up pace ...More >>

NZ dollar climbs to 2-week high vs. A$ on Aust CPI

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:36:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar climbs to 2-week high vs. A$ as Australian inflation misses forecast, RBNZ looms More >>

Board appointed to steer Economic Development Strategy

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:30 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

A board largely made up of local business leaders has been appointed to help steer Horowhenua's Economic Development Strategy. More >>

Tourism boom lifts hotel market

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:06:53 +1200 | Colliers International

An emerging tourism boom is helping the New Zealand hotel sector recover from five years of modest growth, with a resurgence of demand stimulating increases in occupancy and room rates. More >>

Another interest rate hike will punish mortgage holders

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:25:52 +1200 | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei says another interest rate hike on Thursday will cost home owners an extra $25 a month on a $250,000 mortgage, on top of the $25 dollars a month from the previous rates rise, and she urged the Reserve Bank to hold off ...More >>

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:32:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia More >>

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest market

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:21:41 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth largest visitor market. Total arrivals from Germany were up 14.5 per cent for the year to 74,224 – the highest ever recorded ...More >>

Kerry at Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:41:32 +1200 | US State Department

Remarks from U.S Secretary of State John Kerry at the launch of the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:41:26 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in YemenMore >>

Rain sparks recovery but things remain fragile

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:57:39 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Recent rain in Waikato and South Auckland has set farmers on the road to recovery from the drought but the situation remains fragile for some, a meeting today of farming leaders and central and local Government officials has heard.More >>

Home loan affordability worsens by most in 12 years

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:06:45 +1200 | Roost Home Loan Affordability Report

Home loan affordability worsens by most in 12 years as interest rates and house prices rise More >>

Encouraging Economic Leadership

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:02:17 +1200 | National News Releases

Op-Ed from William E. Spriggs More >>

NZ dollar falls on growing confidence in US recovery

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:20:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar falls after positive US data boosts confidence about revival in world’s largest economy More >>

 

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