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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'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety
By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.
The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>
Forestry Safety Report Released: