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UK's largest residential property investor headlines conference

"As long as you do it right, there is no safer business than property investment," said Kevin Green during his presentations at this weekend’s Annual Conference of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

KiwiSaver & Saving
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Concern increased retirement contributions could result in backdoor education cuts

Concern increased retirement contributions could result in backdoor education cuts

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 Loans
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NZ home loan affordability improves in August

Home loan affordability improved in August for the third consecutive month as lower interest rates and reduced mortgage payments more than offset a slight rise in house prices.

Employment
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NZ research supports global shift in workforce

Research undertaken on behalf of WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds supports the global trend of more people working multiple jobs and adjusting to this ‘insecurity.’

"We’ve been watching this trend with interest and wanted to know more," says Cilla Hegarty, CEO WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds.

Tax
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NZ's tax system 'second most competitive in the world'

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.

Prices & Spending
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Discretionary spending increases

Discretionary spending increases

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.

Investing
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Antarctica comes to Auckland Museum this August

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.

Business
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JUCY to launch in the UK

A New Zealand vehicle rental company will launch a multi-million dollar expansion into the UK market to capitalise on potential British accommodation shortages during the 2015 international rugby tournaments.

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