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Setting Free The News - The Story Of Scoop #1 | 500 Words

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:34:33 +1300 | Scoop Operation Chrysalis

What precisely are Scoop's owners and founders trying to pass on to the community in "Operation Chrysalis"? Why? What is Scoop all about? Why does it's continued contribution to media in NZ matter?More >>

Rice exports surged in 2014 setting a new record – FAO

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:30:09 +1300 | FAO

Bangkok, 18 December 2014 – Bumper crops and a surge in demand for rice, particularly in the Far East, have resulted in 2014 recording the highest rice export figures ever, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.More >>

Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:16:06 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. More >>

November arrivals continue a year of stellar growth

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:46 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

International visitor arrivals continue to grow, continuing a 15 month trend, with total arrivals up 5.1 per cent to more than 2.8 million visitors for the year ending November 2014.More >>

New reports show value of growing Māori agribusiness

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:34:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has released two reports today showing good progress in developing the potential of Māori agribusiness. “These reports confirm the importance of partnering with Iwi, Māori asset owners, local communities and ...More >>

Christchurch spending continues to grow

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:06:37 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Christchurch's growth in retail and hospitality spending continues to outpace that at the national level, Statistics New Zealand said today. For Christchurch city, after seasonal fluctuations are removed, retail and hospitality sales increased 1.2 ...More >>

PNG’s ‘paradox of plenty’ outlined in UN report

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:28:59 +1300 | Massey University

Transferring massive mining industry profits into improving the health, education and wellbeing of a struggling population is a key challenge for Papua New Guinea, says the author of a new UN report.More >>

Growing visitor numbers spur the sale of alpine luxury lodge

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:20:05 +1300 | Bayleys

The forecast growth in international tourism numbers through Canterbury and the recovery of region’s corporate sector are credited as being the key drivers for channeling guests to a high-end alpine lodge which has been placed on the market for sale.More >>

LGNZ welcomes increased local roads funding

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:33:17 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS 2015) released today, providing $38.7 billion in funding for local roads.More >>

Govt spend on transport out of step with reality

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:20:39 +1300 | Green Party

The National Government is planning to allocate ever increasing amounts of taxpayer funding to build expensive new motorways despite record numbers of New Zealanders flocking to buses and trains, said the Green Party.More >>

NZ dollar dips as GDP growth revised down, Fed eyes rates

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:12:19 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dipped after the country's pace of economic growth was revised down, though continued to beat expectations, and as the Federal Reserve gets closer to making a call on whether to hike interest rates.More >>

Govt confirms $38.7 billion investment in land transport

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:23:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today confirmed the Government will invest $38.7 billion in New Zealand’s land transport system over the next ten years, with regional networks, public transport, cycleways and road maintenance to benefit.More >>

Economy grows solidly in September year

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:46:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says.More >>

GDP up 1.0 percent

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:56:08 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product (GDP) was up 1.0 percent in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The growth was driven by primary industries, which increased 5.8 percentMore >>

NZ economy grows 1% in 3Q on milk and mining production

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:52:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a good start to the dairy season and increased oil and gas activity stoked activity.More >>

Public Submissions - Budget Policy Statement 2015

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:20:27 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions have been called on the Budget Policy Statement 2015. The closing date for submissions is Monday, 2 February 2015. The Budget Policy Statement 2015 sets out the overarching policy goals that will guide the Government's Budget decisions ...More >>

Auckland housing now very different from the rest of NZ

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:46:23 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Auckland’s housing has changed markedly over the past two decades as the city reacts to its growing population, with more multi-storey homes, greater density, and fewer unoccupied homes all making it very different to the rest of the country, according ...More >>

We Need to Use Our Black Economic Power

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:09:29 +1300 | Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

How can a group have over 3 million people with college degrees be so under-developed economically? How can a people have over 10,000 elected officials have so little economic power? Why do African Americans only spend 3% of their income with each ...More >>

Unique forestry course takes root

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:03:42 +1300 | Lincoln University

A unique new Lincoln University forestry course will be delivering cutting-edge training in a Northland school next year. Subject to funding, LincolnFirst Telford, a division of Lincoln University, will run the inaugural course at Kaikohe’s Northland College ...More >>

China Inside Out: Five macro themes for 2015

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:02:11 +1300 | HSBC Bank

Both economic activity and inflation data have been weaker than we anticipated in recent months, suggesting rising disinflationary pressures. We lower our GDP growth forecast to 7.3% for 2015 (from 7.7%) and to 7.4% for 2016 (from 7.6%).More >>


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