Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand that show strong annual growth in the number of building consents.
The education sector union NZEI TE Riu Roa is calling on the government to come clean about how increased employer contributions to Kiwisaver and other retirement schemes will be funded for the education sector.
Home loan affordability was flat across most of New Zealand in September after the national median house price and interest rates were unchanged.
"The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions," said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.
Findings that New Zealand’s tax system is the second most competitive of all 34 OECD countries reflect changes that should be promoted more internationally, says Greg Thompson, Partner and National Director, Tax at Grant Thornton New Zealand.
Figures released today by Paymark, which processes around 75% of all electronic transactions in New Zealand, show that Kiwis spent a total of just over $4.6 billion in December via Paymark's network, pushing the annual growth rate up slightly to 3.4 per cent.
Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton to relive a time of extraordinary polar exploration in a new exhibition based around the work of New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher.
The Australian Federal Court today delivered its decision in relation to the long running airfreight case brought by the ACCC in 2010, alleging agreements with airline competitors in Hong Kong and Singapore between 2000 and 2006.