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Proud to Contribute ‘Lion’s Share’ of Economic Activity

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:32:30 +1300 | Carnival New Zealand

Cruise industry leader Carnival New Zealand today welcomed new figures highlighting a record cruise contribution to the national economy with forecasts for even further growth.More >>

NZ business confidence falls to 2-year low

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:44:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence declined for a seventh month in September, to the lowest level in more than two years, as election uncertainty added to concerns about slowing economic growth, according to ANZ Bank's latest Business ...More >>

Pacific Islands Facing ‘Existential Threats’

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:44:25 +1300 | UN News

Joe Natuman, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak More >>

Certified Builders welcomes continued growth in new building

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:18:12 +1300 | Certified Builders Association

Certified Builders welcomes Statistics New Zealand’s release of new building consent numbers as positive for the building industry and the economy, but says the shortage of skilled trades people continues to be an issue in some areas.More >>

Firms stick to steady as she goes on jobs front, survey says

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:24:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Nearly two-thirds of employers intend keeping headcount steady this quarter, according to the latest Hudson quarterly report on employment trends.More >>

Maori values make the difference for business futures

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:42:51 +1300 | Federation Of Maori Authorities

The Federation of Maori Authorities Annual National Conference has highlighted connection and collaboration as critical factors for Maori business success moving forward. The three day conference, held in Whanganui, included a number of presentations which ...More >>

Growth Study to Identify Constraints to Economic Potential

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:05:21 +1300 | Ruapehu District Council

Independent consultants the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) are about to start an evaluation of the constraints that are limiting Ruapehu’s economic potential. More >>

NZ dollar seen little changed in 4th quarter, survey says

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:33:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is likely to be little changed from its current level by the end of this year, providing little respite for the nation's 1,600 avocado growers who are heading into their peak export season from September ...More >>

NZ dollar declines on upbeat US growth, RBNZ FX stats loom

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:40:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh one-year low as the greenback advanced after a report showed US economic growth accelerated at the fastest rate since late 2011, amid speculation the Reserve Bank may have intervened ...More >>

Businesses more confident as Cantometer hits new high

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:41:28 +1200 | ASB Bank

The ASB Cantometer rose to fresh high of 1.9 in September. • Businesses demonstrating confidence in major construction projects. • Tourism recovery slow but steady. More >>

NZ dollar slumps to year low after Wheeler jawbones kiwi

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:54:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar slumps to year low after RBNZ's Wheeler jawboned it below 80 US cts More >>

NZ dollar drops after Wheeler says level unjustified

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:48:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar tumbled more than half a US cent after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler invoked two of the conditions for the bank to intervene in currency markets, saying its strength was "unjustified ...More >>

Good management keeps banks strong

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:36:26 +1200 | NZ Bankers' Association

Banks are managing their businesses well and that helps support New Zealand’s economic growth said the New Zealand Bankers’ Association in response to KPMG’s Financial Institutions Performance Survey for the quarter to June 2014.More >>

Local board projects deferred to limit rates rises

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:25:09 +1200 | Auckland Council

Local board capital expenditure projects totalling $30 million for the year 2014-2015 have been deferred by the council’s Finance and Performance Committee. More >>

Calling for a Freeze on Foreigners Buying Land

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:30:28 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

As yet another farm is sold to a foreigner, it is time for Prime Minister John Key to freeze foreign purchases and fully investigate the impact of land sales, says New Zealand First.More >>

Ballance calls for Ward B director nominations

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:58:36 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is calling for director nominations for its Ward B, following the resignation of Mr Dean Nikora as a director of the company. Mr Nikora is taking up an overseas appointment as Group Director Food Safety Advisory for AsureQuality.More >>

Why is ANZ Attempting to Casualise its Workforce

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:51:13 +1200 | First Union

As banks celebrate their windfalls today, workers at ANZ are considering going on strike to protect job security at New Zealand’s most profitable bank. More >>

Multiple new sites opening for housing development

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:44:52 +1200 | Bayleys

The stream of residential development opportunities becoming available on Auckland’s urban fringes is about to become a torrent – with four new substantial subdivision sites being placed on the market for sale simultaneously.More >>

AMP appoints new Financial Controller

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:31:20 +1200 | AMP

Leading life insurer and retirement savings provider, AMP has today announced the appointment of Nikki Fowler as its new Financial Controller. Nikki’s role is effective immediately and is based in the Auckland office, whereby she is responsible for overseeing ...More >>

Report: positive economic outlook for eastern Bay of Plenty

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:51:59 +1200 | TOI EDA

A recently released report from Toi EDA indicates a positive outlook in the economic environment facing the eastern Bay in the longer term with a return to positive economic growth in the next few years. More >>


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