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  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is putting children first
  • Drug Free Sport New Zealand board appointments
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  • Ban 'felon' Chelsea Manning from New Zealand, urge opposition MPs

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  • New Zealand dollar gains after GDP beats expectations
  • New Zealand GDP to bounce back in Q2 but outlook weighed by ...
  • New Zealand's GDP rises one percent in June quarter
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    Investment

  • Whanganui business leaders get insights into Government's ...
  • Rotorua set for $55m redevelopment boost
  • Keith Woodford explains why lack of retained earnings combined ...
  • Bay of Plenty Rugby Union's investment into retaining local talent ...
  • Supporting start-up businesses
  • SmartGrowth leaders respond to highway campaigners
  • Chairman Michael Cullen says the Tax Working Group will be as ...
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    Demographics

  • CTU blasts campaign by 'vested interests', as NZ economic growth ...
  • Paul Glass: Why business confidence has fallen
  • Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New ...
  • SmartGrowth leaders respond to highway campaigners
  • China demand for New Zealand sheepmeat booming
  • Economy performance a 'cracker'
  • Tax Working Group considers 'vacant land' and 'empty home' taxes ...
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    Export/Import

  • NZ wine exports up for the 23rd year running
  • Business leaders urged to have their say on the UK's future trade ...
  • Wine exports grow by more than $700m in less than a decade
  • Ag's five best export markets get hungrier for lion's share
  • Sheep sector proves its resilience
  • Growing exports of New Zealand Redwood for US market
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    Public Spending

  • Tax relief of more than $1 billion a year for building owners possible
  • After years of neglect, public servants want to see real tax reform, not ...
  • Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue
  • Although intertwined with the issue of capital gains, finding a fairer ...
  • The truth about New Zealand rugby's financial problems
  • Austerity - a cautionary tale
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    Public Debt

  • Winston Peters to Pacific nations: 'Face your debts'
  • Mark Lister: The ugly truth about our household debt
  • If you think New Zealand's households are much more vulnerable ...
  • Simon Bridges against compensation for tenants proven to have ...
  • World's debt burden higher than 2008; concerns mount
  • Billions borrowed for new state homes against Treasury advice
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2017-05-15NZServices NZ PSI APR59.0 59.4
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    2017-05-15NZRetail Sales QoQ Q10.6% 0.0081
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    2017-05-12NZBusiness NZ PMI APR56.857.8 56.340
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    2017-05-11NZInterest Rate Decision 0.01751.75% 0.01750
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  • MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares jump as RBNZ signals low rates
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    2017-05-11NZFood Inflation YoY APR0.0021.3% 0.013501
    2017-05-03NZEmployment Change QoQ Q10.0120.8% 0.01100
    2017-05-03NZParticipation Rate Q10.70670.5% 0.70700
    2017-05-03NZLabour Costs Index YoY Q10.0151.6% 0.01700
    2017-05-03NZLabour Costs Index QoQ Q10.0040.4% 0.00400