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Book review: Reimagining Journalism in NZ

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:23:14 +1200 | Jan Rivers

Book review: Don’t dream it’s over: reimagining journalism in a Aotearoa New Zealand. Edited by Emma Johnson, Giovanni Tiso, Sarah Illingworth and Barnaby Bennett. Freerange Press - 365 pageMore >>

$100k to boost Havelock North’s economic recovery

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:22:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The government is committing $100,000 to help Havelock North Village get back on its feet following the gastroenteritis outbreak, Small Business Minister Craig Foss says.More >>

Nelson-Tasman economic growth soars above national average

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:17:18 +1200 | Infometrics

Nelson-Tasman’s economy grew quickly over the first half of 2016, with Infometrics’ provisional estimate of GDP showing growth in Nelson-Tasman of 4.4% over the June year, compared with estimated growth of 2.7% nationally.More >>

Bad Decision Economically for Northland

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:34:36 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Northland economy will suffer if the decision goes through to stop the use of powerboats on Lake Waikere, one of the Kai Iwi lakes, says Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

NZ dollar gains as Fonterra hikes forecast farmgate payout

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:23:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after Fonterra Cooperative Group hiked its forecast payout to farmers for the current season as recent dairy auctions delivered bigger-than-expected price increases. More >>

Business confidence defies usual winter blues

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:59:42 +1200 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Chamber’s August Business Confidence Survey has confirmed that the availability, or rather lack of availability, of people with the right skills and the right talent is affecting our ability to make the most of good economic times.More >>

ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:13:58 +1200 | ASB Bank

The Bay of Plenty’s winning streak continues as it keeps a firm grip on its spot as New Zealand’s top-performing region for the fifth straight quarter in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard.More >>

Fonterra Increases Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2016/17

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:43:05 +1200 | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS. More >>

Last Days to Contribute to NZ Open Government Action Plan

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:35:59 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

New Zealand’s ‘Open Government Partnership’ Action Plan is open for consultation until the end of day on this Friday 26 August. If you care about transparency, accountability participation and better use of technology in the way our government is run then ...More >>

Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:16:13 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Workplace Relations Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Just 8 per cent of work visas for skills shortages Just 16,000 – or 8 per cent – of the 209,000 work visas issued last year were for ...More >>

Shameless land-banking ads show need for crackdown

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:38:31 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Shameless land-banking ads show need for crackdown The fact that more than 300 sections are shamelessly being advertised on Trade Me as land-banking opportunities during a housing crisis ...More >>

Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:17:59 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis impact on banks The National Government’s failure to address the housing crisis is leading to dire warnings ...More >>

Overvalued Exchange Rate Matters

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:36:41 +1200 | Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The New Zealand dollar remains overvalued and has risen close to the TWI 15 month high experienced last month, following comments from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand yesterday lowering expectations of significant OCR cuts. The effect of our high and ...More >>

MYOB appoints new NZ Head of SME Business

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:37:45 +1200 | MYOB

Cloud accounting software provider MYOB has appointed Ingrid Cronin-Knight to lead up its fast-growing New Zealand SME division. More >>

Drop in beef and lamb exports to top markets

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:47:55 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Beef and lamb exports to key markets fell in July, slicing into overall meat exports, Statistics NZ said today. In the month of July 2016, total exports were $4.0 billion and total imports were $4.4 billion.More >>

Shame on Westpac - Waikanae Protest

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:26:21 +1200 | Cr K Gurunathan

I will be outside the Westpac branch in Waikanae with my placard to protest the closing More >>

Labour calls for monetary policy to expand goals

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:33:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand should be allowed to target goals other than price stability, says the Labour Party finance spokesman, Grant Robertson.More >>

Wheeler Waves the White Flag

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:30:40 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Graeme Wheeler has waved the white flag over interest rates, housing and the high Kiwi dollar, says New Zealand First. “The Reserve Bank has announced that they’re just a spectator when they ought to be a player,” ...More >>

Government needs to show leadership on monetary policy

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:28:35 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank’s struggles to meet its inflation target, the rising exchange rate and the continued housing crisis shows current monetary policy needs to be reviewed - with amendments to the policy targets agreement a bare minimum, says Labour’s ...More >>

Kiwi Property to raise up to $125M in bond offer

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:38:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Kiwi Property to raise up to $125M in bond offer, ANZ NZ eyes local debt market More >>


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