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The economy.
39% (86 votes)
Affordable housing.
27% (58 votes)
Sales of NZ land to foreigners.
22% (47 votes)
Education & health.
9% (20 votes)
3% (7 votes)
Total voters: 218

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NZ TWI hits all time high

NZD hits 3-year high against USD and 14-month high against EUR; Global equity markets mixed

Fitch has warnings for NZ

Fitch upward revision of outlook for NZ pushes Kiwi dollar higher; warns about external debt, commodity dependence and exposure to China and Australia

Volatility back to 2007 levels

Markets at risk of being complacent around future risks; China optimistic 7% growth achievable

NZD moves higher on USD weakness

Unexpecedly poor German factory data raises chance ECB will loosen monetary policy; equities lower

NZD in tightened ranges

Asian central banks banks big EU bond buyers; BofE on track to raise rates; gold and oil fall

US employment data above expections

US Non-Farm Payrolls come in 88,000 above top end expectations; US unemployment drops to 6.1%, its lowest level since September 2008

GBPUSD hit a 6-year high as UK data continues to impress

All eyes on US NFPs tonight, euro weakens ahead of ECB review, gold up, oil lower

AUD jumps to 7½ month high

RBA made no new attempts to talk down AUD but did reiterate it is high by historic standards

USD remains under intense pressure

Yield chasing investors supporting NZD; USD vulnerable to any negative news

USD weakens

NZD ascent stalls as confidence falls, terms of trade past their peak, focus moves to offshore inflences