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Fit for purpose buildings for rural firemen

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:39:27 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Rural fire volunteers could be housed in a fit-for-purpose building on Hastings Fire Station land in Maraekakaho Rd if investigations prove it feasible. More >>

Harcourts responds to serious side of Twitter banter

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:53:00 +1200 | Harcourts

Harcourts responds to serious side of Twitter banter Recent light-hearted social media humour poking fun at real estate agents underscores a more serious problem Harcourts is determined to address, says the company’s CEO Hayden Duncan. Following ...More >>

Apple Fields' directors fined $30,000 over filing omissions

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:07:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - Justin Prain and Mark Schroeder, directors of the formerly NZX-listed Apple Fields, have been fined $30,000 each for failing to file financial statements for three years.More >>

Defective Cladding Class Action Litigation Funding Confirmed

Mon, 25 May 2015 12:59:49 +1200 | Adina Thorn

Adina Thorn of Adina Thorn Lawyers today announced that the dedicated investment funds advised by Harbour Litigation Funding Limited (“Harbour”) has agreed in principle to provide funding to progress the claim against various manufacturers ...More >>

Positive Earnings Growth as Methven invests for the future

Mon, 25 May 2015 11:36:34 +1200 | Methven

New Zealand’s leading shower and tapware designer Methven Ltd (MVN) today reported a 20.9% increase in net profit after tax (NPAT) over the previous year and on a like-for-like currency basis, up 22.6%. Methven Chairman Phil Lough commented that “the result ...More >>

Christchurch Meeting on Insurance Cash Settlements

Mon, 25 May 2015 10:40:01 +1200 | Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd

The transitional Cathedral will once again be the place for people with questions about earthquake insurance claims. More >>

AMP360 First Home Buyer Affordability Report

Mon, 25 May 2015 09:56:53 +1200 | AMP360

Housing has only become unaffordable for first home buyer households in Auckland in the last 21 months - AMP360 First Home Buyer Affordability Report More >>

Social Housing Reform Bill passed into law

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:50:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Law changes to help grow an innovative social housing sector and house more vulnerable New Zealanders passed into law today. More >>

Social Housing Bill Passes Under Urgency

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:02:52 +1200 | ParliamentToday.co.nz

A bill making changes to provision of social housing has passed through all stages under Urgency. More >>

Andrew Little Post-Budget Address

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:44:29 +1200 | Francis Cook

Andrew Little said today the Budget was not earth-shattering, but he made concessions regarding the government’s new policies on working for families and children in poverty.More >>

Ryman posts 24% profit gain on revaluations and sales rise

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:02:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) - Ryman Healthcare, New Zealand's largest listed retirement village builder and operator, posted a 24 percent gain in annual profit as the value of its properties increased and revenue rose.More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team

CLICK TO JUMP TO SCOOP BUDGET COMMENTARY AND REPORTS CLICK TO JUMP TO THE BUDGET PRESS RELEASES CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET REACTION CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET PREVIEWS More >>

Annah Stretton: Crisis vs Change

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:12:12 +1200 | PANIC

Annah Stretton, RAW Charity founder and Director, discusses child poverty and how the budget needs to address the issue through mothers More >>

Budget a disappointment for Auckland transport

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:09:59 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is disappointed to find that the government has refused to allocate money for urgent public transport improvements in today's Budget. More >>

Budget 2015: Where's the broader long term plan?

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:07:15 +1200 | Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Budget 2015: A much needed focus on vulnerable families but where’s the broader long term plan? More >>

Budget delivers on housing, but not earthquake strengthening

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:48:32 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council is pleased with the Government’s budget announcement which has unveiled 420 hectares of land and a $52 million pledge to work with private developers in Auckland.More >>

$35.3m invested to improve Māori housing

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:36:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 provides operating funding of $35.3 million over the next four years to improve housing outcomes for whānau Māori, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.More >>

Budget 2015: Four hundred and thirty hectares? How about 27m

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:46:13 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“After all the fuss over property speculation and land banking, it turns out the biggest land banker is the government,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Budget 2015: Tax burden continues to rise

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:31:03 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“The Government missed a golden opportunity to end stealth tax increases by indexing tax brackets,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National’s Housing Sideshow

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:40:59 +1200 | Affordable Auckland

National’s Housing Sideshow “It’s sad that the National Government has taken the bait offered by its opponents and allowed itself to be distracted by sideshows over the issue of housing affordability,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate ...More >>

 

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