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Why Are Commentators Having An On/Off Affair With Real Estate?

Why Are Commentators Having An On/Off Affair With Real Estate?

Just what is going on in the real estate market?  Is the recession over or not? One minute the reports come out that there is a surge in house sales, prices are increasing, houses are selling much faster, then the amber light starts flashing on the message board;

Kiwirail Postpones Repairs To Stratford-Okahukura Railway Line

Kiwirail Postpones Repairs To Stratford-Okahukura Railway Line

KiwiRail will move Taranaki rail freight through Marton and the North Island Main Trunk Line until it determines what to do about track damage to the alternative Stratford-Okahukura Line (SOL), Chief Executive Jim Quinn confirmed today.

Ban Commissioned Advisers - Fast Track Kiwisaver Regulation

Ban Commissioned Advisers - Fast Track Kiwisaver Regulation

Consumer New Zealand's recent analysis of financial advisors is further evidence that commissioned salespeople must be prevented from providing financial advice, according to investment manager and commentator Dr Gareth Morgan.

With Three Industry Firsts, New Digi Core Module Speeds Development Of Low Power Wireless Multimedia Devices

MINNETONKA, Minn., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --

-Digi launches first wireless enabled core module based on Freescale's new i.MX51 processor, first with 802.11 a/b/g/n and first to support Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 R3-

Cryovac Workers Beat Wage Freeze Decree

Cryovac Workers Beat Wage Freeze Decree

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union members at Cryovac Sealed Air in Porirua have beaten a company-imposed wage freeze, winning a 2% pay rise as a result of industrial action.

6.5% Unemployment Rate Still Relatively Low Internationally

6.5% Unemployment Rate Still Relatively Low Internationally

The 6.5% unemployment rate announced by Statistics New Zealand today is a concern, but it needs to be kept perspective. In many cases it's much worse overseas," says Cameron Brewer, chief executive of the Newmarket Business Association.

New World Timaru Needs 75 More Staff

New World Timaru Needs 75 More Staff

New World Timaru needs 75 extra staff for its new supermarket, which will open in early December.

The new, multi-million dollar supermarket, will be three times the size of the existing building at 3500 sq. m. and will need double the present staff numbers.

Tech Firms Poised To 'Go Global' At W2W Showcase During Global Entrepreneurship Week

Tech Firms Poised To 'Go Global' At W2W Showcase During Global Entrepreneurship Week

Wellington's leading ICT network, Unlimited Potential (UP), has leapt at the chance to organise an event during this year's Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16-22).

Higher Oil Prices And A Lower Dollar Force Pump Prices Up

After a 14 cent reduction in retail petrol prices during September, prices rose on three occasions during October, in part due to rising commodity prices and a fall in the exchange rate.

Solid Energy Mines Fall Silent As 1000 Workers Strike

Solid Energy Mines Fall Silent As 1000 Workers Strike

Workers at Solid Energy's Spring Creek mine have joined workers at the SOE's other three big mines in strike action and picketing today, bringing the total number of workers locked out or on strike to nearly one thousand, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.