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RBNZ announces two senior management appointments

The Reserve Bank has appointed Klarissa Plimmer as Chief Information Officer and Patrick Hoerler as Head of Risk Assessment and Assurance.

Record month for card spending

Retail spending using electronic cards reached the highest-ever monthly figure in December 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Alcohol advertising study ignores reality - Spirits New Zealand

A just released study on alcohol advertising at sporting occasions has ignored what is really happening to drinking in New Zealand.

Record year for Toyota in 2016

Toyota sold more vehicles in 2016 than ever before in its 50 year history in New Zealand.

In a second consecutive record year for the motor industry, 26,753 Toyotas were sold by Toyota New Zealand’s 68 dealers nationwide.

North and South Island wool auctions receive varied support

New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the wool auctions in the North and South Islands this week produced considerable price variations for comparative types with the North Island levels well below the South’s.

Otago tourist spending continues to grow - Waitaki MP

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says as tourists continue to flood into the Central Otago and Wanaka areas this summer, the on-going growth in visitor spending in Otago will be giving local tourist operators renewed confidence.

EQC land assessments underway

The Earthquake Commission’s assessments of claims for customers whose properties suffered land damage in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake are underway.

ANZ NZ Commodity Price Index December 2016: Comeback kid

The ANZ Commodity Price Index rose 0.7% m/m in December, largely due to the continuing comeback story of dairy prices over the second half of 2016. The December rise in the index was the eighth in a row, driving it 19% higher over the course of 2016.

ASX: No Trumps

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets)

NZ joins world agreement to control marine pests

New Zealand has taken its fight against marine pests up a step, formally joining an international agreement on the management of ships’ ballast water.

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