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PM Says Some Conservation Areas Tagged Possible For Mining

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - The Government is looking at removing protection for some areas of conservation land so they can be mined, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Key Again Takes Issue With Bollard's Comments

Key Again Takes Issue With Bollard's Comments
Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he isn't going to "write New Zealand off" just because Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard says the Government's goal of closing the wage gap with Australia is unrealistic.

Kiwibank Cuts Variable Mortgage Rate

Kiwibank Cuts Variable Mortgage Rate
Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - State-owned Kiwibank is cutting its variable mortgage rate by 14 basis points to 5.65 percent and hiking its 18 month fixed rate by 10 basis points to 6.49 percent.

Bollard Views Are Fatalistic, Says Key

Bollard Views Are Fatalistic, Says Key
Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard's opinion that New Zealand cannot catch up with Australia is negative and wrong.

NZ Dollar Mixed As Australian Dollar Gyrates

NZ Dollar Mixed As Australian Dollar Gyrates
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar ended its domestic session recovered from a dip to near US70c and dealers said risk aversion continues to be the dominant sentiment in the market at the moment.

NZ Dollar Has Bumpy Ride On European Roads

NZ Dollar Has Bumpy Ride On European Roads
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar traded in a bumpy US1 cent range overnight as Europe captured market attention.

Frugality Urged As Council Rates Leap Ahead Of Inflation

Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - With local authority rates rising last year at three times the rate of inflation, a business-oriented lobby group says ratepayers expect more frugality from councils this year.

NZ Dollar Mixed In Reaction To Rate Decisions And Rhetoric

NZ Dollar Mixed In Reaction To Rate Decisions And Rhetoric
Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar had a mixed session today and ended up reacting more to US President Barack Obama's state of the union address than to the latest Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) decision on interest rates.

Debate Over Timing Of Next Rate Rise

Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - Bank economists are divided on when the Reserve Bank will next hike the official cash rate (OCR), and by how much, after Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard kept the rate at 2.5 percent today.

OCR Unchanged, Bollard Sticks To Script

OCR Unchanged, Bollard Sticks To Script
Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard, as widely predicted, has left the official cash rate (OCR) at 2.5 percent today.

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