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NZ ranked 1st for ease of doing business

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:47:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has been ranked the top country in the world for doing business in the World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business Report - up one place from last year and up from third in 2014.More >>

Māori tech and investment US programme underway

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:41:31 +1300 | Minister for Maori Development

Māori technology companies and iwi investors will visit San Francisco, Chicago and New York next week to advance Māori in the technology sector. More >>

Superfund: We Want to Invest in Affordable Housing

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:50:25 +1300 | TVNZ

New Zealand Superfund: We Want to Invest in Affordable Housing The New Zealand Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr says the Fund is keen to be an active investor in New Zealand infrastructure, including providing capital to help build affordable ...More >>

The Nation: Diane Maxwell and Paul Goldsmith

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:14:12 +1300 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Diane Maxwell and Paul Goldsmith Youtube clips from the show are available here. Headlines: The Retirement Commissioner says the superannuation age needs to rise from 65 to 67. Diane Maxwell says the country can’t ...More >>

Plan shows $100 billion infrastructure projects

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:28:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade.More >>

Language Champions Igniting the Māori Economy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:48:29 +1300 | KIWA Digital

Māori Language champions are not only making a difference for te Reo Māori, but also helping ignite the Māori economy, says Steven Renata, CEO of Māori owned technology company Kiwa Digital. More >>

Annual Report Shows Raised Ambitions in 2015/16

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:21:02 +1300 | The Treasury

The Treasury has published its Annual Report for 2015/16 today. Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf praised the contribution that staff and high expectations have made to a successful year.More >>

Pokie takings continue to rise

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:15:15 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Spending on pub and club pokies has risen again despite a continuing decline in the number of gaming machines, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. More >>

2016 annual meeting’s Chair and Chief Executive addresses

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:16:52 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Shareholders, it is my pleasure to again present the Chair’s report at this annual meeting. More >>

Northland’s newest business and event hub first of its kind

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:29:21 +1300 | Northland Inc

Northland Inc, Northland’s Regional Development Agency, wants to prioritise innovation and entrepreneurship in Northland with the opening of The Orchard Business and Event Hub. More >>

Bill Ferris: Innovation for future prosperity

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:01:26 +1300 | Innovation and Science Australia

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, has called for a greater focus on the role of innovation in driving future economic growth and prosperity in a speech delivered today at the NZVCA 2016 Private Equity and Venture Capital ...More >>

TIN 100 contribute $9.4b to NZ economy

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:19:43 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s leading 200 hi-tech companies have reached combined annual revenues of $9.4 billion – up 12 per cent in just one year, according to the annual Technology Investment Network’s TIN 100 report released today.More >>

Job advertisements grew in September

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:26:57 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 0.5 per cent in September 2016 and by 12.5 per cent over the year to September, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report.More >>

CoreLogic Location Intelligence set to roll out

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:51:57 +1300 | CoreLogic NZ Ltd

CoreLogic NZ Ltd is delighted to have recently received accreditation to the New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund (Partnerships Fund) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). More >>

NZ needs economy built on more than just speculation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:13:22 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The ballooning and unsustainable value of the country’s housing stock points to everything that is wrong with National’s economic management and the desperate need to invest in productivity and innovation, says Labour’s finance spokesperson ...More >>

Economic rock star is back but caution required

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:37:56 +1300 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s economic rock star – strong gross domestic product - is back but caution required, a leading Kiwi economist says. More >>

Betrayal Of Provincial NZ Continues

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:37:47 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Billion dollar profits are still not enough for money mad ANZ Bank which has put the boot into Hokitika by shutting down its branch office in the town, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

NZ dollar gains after stronger-than-expected inflation data

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:33:16 +1300 | BusinessDesk

The local currency rose to 71.85 US cents as at 5pm in Wellington from 71 cents late yesterday. The trade-weighted index rose to 77.10 from 76.44. More >>

Inflation piles pressure on National and Reserve Bank

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:01:47 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

While many households will welcome the low inflation figures announced today, they highlight serious questions for both the National government and the Reserve Bank, Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson said.More >>

NZ inflation slows to 0.2% pace in third quarter

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:14:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand inflation slowed in the third quarter as a drop in transport-related prices such as vehicle relicensing fees offset higher vegetable and housing-related prices.More >>


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