Nick Smith must reassure worried first home buyers that any Housing NZ houses sold under his First Home policy will be tested for P contamination after revelations that three out of seven properties sold in Wanganui tested positive for methamphetamine, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Tw
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.
CANSTAR releases annual home loan star ratings report today, assessing 95 home loans from 10 lenders.
Canterbury labour demand is growing at a greater rate than the national average while labour supply is limited, according to the Canterbury Job-Matching Report for the December 2013 quarter released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
An omnibus tax bill introduced today by Revenue Minister Todd McClay proposes changes to bring greater clarity to the tax rules and make them easier for businesses and other taxpayers to understand and comply with.
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.
Kiwibank has switched its headline home loan rate from two years to one year. The one-year rate has been dropped from 5.25% p.a. to 4.89% p.a. The two-year rate has been changed back from the special promotion rate of 4.99% p.a. to 5.25% p.a.
The receivers of Southern Cross Forest Products (SCFP) announced today a restructuring of the South Island businesses.