Value increases likely to slow in 2014
Value increases likely to slow in
Nationwide residential property values
increased further in December according to the latest
monthly property value index. Values are up 3.0% over the
past three months, 10.0% up over the past year, and 12.5%
above the previous market peak of late 2007.
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Gordon Campbell: On Last Night’s Debate, And The Collins Accusation
Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ.
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