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HiFX Weekly FX Technical Report

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:43:20 +1300 | HiFX

NZD/USD Last Price: 0.6789 Daily: /NZD prices continue to retrace prior/extended losses Weekly: Mkt attempting to bottom out either side of 0.6500 Support 1: 0.6595/05 Support2: 0.6500/10 Resistance1: 0.6850/60 Resistance2: 0.6925/35More >>

Population growth estimates reinforce Rotorua direction

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:10:18 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Confirmed population growth estimates for Rotorua reinforce the need for future-focussed projects and planning to cater for ongoing change, Mayor Steve Chadwick says. More >>

$48 million Provincial Growth Fund announcements welcomed

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:24:44 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones’ announcements today of over $48 million from government’s Provincial Growth Fund towards a Regional Freight Hub in Palmerston North, improved ...More >>

KiwiRail committed to inland freight hub

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:36:59 +1300 | KiwiRail

The Government's $40m investment in a new freight hub near Palmerston North will ready the Manawatu-Whanganui region for the coming freight growth, KiwiRail's Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle says.More >>

PGF investment in Manawatū-Whanganui

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:17:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has today announced a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) package for Manawatū-Whanganui of about $48 million. More >>

PGF investment in Advanced Aviation Hub in Whanganui

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:09:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A $400,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will be used to fund the first stage of an Advanced Aviation Hub at Whanganui Airport, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.More >>

PGF investing to expand National Driver Training Centre

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:06:43 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A $2.8 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will help establish a national commercial driver programme near Palmerston North, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today.More >>

PGF investment to fast track regional freight hub

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:04:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A $40 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will enable KiwiRail to build a new regional freight hub near Palmerston North, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today.More >>

PGF to improve regional digital connectivity

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:01:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $40 million to improve digital connectivity in the regions, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi has announced today.More >>

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:02:32 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated ...More >>

Spring sprouts into action says REINZ

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:47:09 +1300 | REINZ

Spring sprouts into action with highest number of sales in 5 months, says REINZ The number of residential properties sold across New Zealand increased by 15.5% year-on-year – the highest number of sales in 5 months according to the latest data from the ...More >>

New Chief Executive named for regional development agency

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:31:35 +1300 | Venture Taranaki

The Board of Venture Taranaki has appointed Justine Gilliland to become the new Chief Executive of the regional development agency. More >>

Wairarapa economic strategy benefits whole region

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:35:55 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Today’s release of the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy should be a turning point in the fortunes of Wairarapa, which has all the ingredients for strong growth and future economic success says Greater Wellington Regional Councillor and Wellington ...More >>

PGF support for new marine travel lift

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:15:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has today announced Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) support for a new 560-tonne travel lift for Oceania Marine Group. More >>

EECA seeks feedback on 2019/20 energy levies

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:18:07 +1300 | EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is seeking feedback on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2019/20 year. More >>

NZ agricultural sector urged to diversify export markets

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:56:52 +1300 | Rabobank

The US-China trade conflict is developing into a ‘cold’ war for global economic supremacy and could result in New Zealand being forced to pick a side between the two global superpowers, according to Rabobank’s Head of Financial Markets research ...More >>

Financial stability – risky, safe or just right?

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:57:41 +1300 | Reserve Bank

The challenge with financial stability is how to maintain a strong, resilient and efficient financial system in the face of changing and emerging risks said Deputy Governor and Head of Financial Stability Geoff Bascand in Sydney today.More >>

Community input key to New Zealand Pacific Economy report

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:51:25 +1300 | The Treasury

A new Treasury report on the contribution of Pacific peoples to the New Zealand economy shows the good work emerging from the Treasury’s consultation with Pacific communities, says Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf.More >>

BNZ’s history making mortgage rate delivers confidence

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:47:45 +1300 | Bank of New Zealand

Bank of New Zealand is offering customers a two-year home loan rate not seen in at least a quarter of a century. More >>

Price expectations faltering

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:48:24 +1300 | ASB Bank

House price expectations slid lower in the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey, with a net 26% of respondents expecting house prices to increase – which is the lowest level since January. This trend was reflected across all broad regions and ...More >>


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