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Housing slightly more affordable

Housing slightly more affordable
Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - Housing affordability improved slightly in the latest quarter due to a small rise in earnings and small fall in interest rates, a regular Massey University report shows.

Consequences of guarantee and SCF collapse debated

Consequences of guarantee and SCF collapse debated
Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - The focus turned today to who will buy the assets of South Canterbury Finance and the unintended consequences of the Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme.

Govt concentrates science spend in three areas

Govt concentrates science spend in three areas
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - The Government says the bulk of its this year's main science funding round -- about $48 million a year -- is going into high-tech manufacturing, freshwater research, and boosting export earnings from primary production.

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Concerns about what might come out of the Government's Welfare Working Group (WWG) have sparked a drive from a group of welfare organisations and academics so that those affected will get to have a say.

NZ needs international and local students, minister says

NZ needs international and local students, minister says
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Blaming domestic enrolment restrictions at universities on international student numbers is "lazy logic", Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

Govt criticised for wanting more international students

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Government has been criticised for wanting to boost international student numbers at the same time as three the country's universities limit enrolments for domestic students.

Journalism students awarded for Masterton health risk scoop

Wellington, May 23 NZPA - A group of Massey University journalism students who spent three months investigating a potential health risk from contamination at a former Masterton gasworks have won a new journalism award for their work.

NZ banks now in gun over penalty fees

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - A lawsuit that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars is now targeting New Zealand banks over expensive penalty fees, following similar multibillion action across the Tasman.

Fixed-rate dip expected to be temporary

Fixed-rate dip expected to be temporary
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - A dip in fixed-term mortgage rates is only expected to be temporary, despite being seen as an indication of increasing confidence in the stability of banks in this country.

Muddy Waters

Wellington, March 18 NZPA - An annual snapshot report released today on the Clean Streams Accord between Fonterra farmers, councils and the Government showed that during the 2008-09 dairy season, non-compliance with regional council rules rose by 25 percent, from 12 percent to 15 percent of farm

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