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31 May 16, 4:22pm
Labour and Green parties sign first ever Memorandum of Understanding to work together to change Government
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31 May 16, 4:00pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; SBS trims TD rates, mortgage debt growth raises red flag, dwelling consents slow in Auckland, online shopping booms, swaps and NZD in light trade
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31 May 16, 3:53pm
An update on what's been going down in the insurance industry this week: Tower shareholders appear jittery; Suncorp launches Tinder-like app; Partners Life gets $200m boost; Delta extends level of cyber security cover available in NZ
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31 May 16, 2:37pm
Justice Minister confirms Govt accelerating 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering rules to include real estate agents, solicitors and lawyers by mid 2017; move follows Panama Papers publicity
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31 May 16, 1:54pm
Keith Woodford looks at Fonterra's latest payment forecast, separating what is 'hope' from what is 'prediction', and showing how it affects farm gate cash flows
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31 May 16, 1:44pm
Orchestrated and aligned message from the Fed; NZ dollar trading with soft undertone against the AUD & GBP; Brexit polling may increase the vulnerability of support and resistance levels; USD volatility expected to remain high in near term
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31 May 16, 12:25pm
Budget 2016 - Health
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31 May 16, 12:05pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Schedules move higher again as early NI scan results worry vets after eczema outbreak
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31 May 16, 11:49am
Smith says National Policy Statement on urban land development set for release on Thursday; Could be operative by October; Smith defends developer contributions and dismisses proposal for targeted rates to service infrastructure bonds
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31 May 16, 11:21am
New dwelling consents issued in Auckland take a dive ramping up pressure on the region's over-stretched housing market
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31 May 16, 10:29am
Benje Patterson wants regional policy makers to use much more than a GDP metric to inform the progress of their regions in improving 'well-being'
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31 May 16, 8:31am
Retirement Commissioner red flags lack of financial products aimed at helping retirees convert savings into income
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31 May 16, 8:02am
Swap yields drive higher but 2-10 curve still near bottom of expected range; one further rate cut in NZ a fair representation of current risks
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31 May 16, 7:51am
JPY down 5.6% as USD strengthens; NZD & AUD weighed down by Yellen's speech
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31 May 16, 7:43am
Housing boom passes in Aus; Luxury home listings soar; Fed president talks up rate hike; PBoC red flags P2P; Greece in trouble again; UST 10yr yield 1.85%; oil up, gold down; NZ$1 = 67.0 US¢, TWI-5 = 71.2
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30 May 16, 4:40pm
ANZ economists say the deflationary impacts of lower dairy prices and the broad-based weakness in global commodity prices have shown up in a large drop in the cost of farm inputs
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30 May 16, 4:16pm
Budget 2016 - Education
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30 May 16, 4:01pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; Partners Life investment, dairy restructuring, Turners beats forecast, Moody's on commodities, swap rates up strongly on Yellen comments
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30 May 16, 2:44pm
Data Insight sets up online property information and valuation reporting tool to compete with QV.co.nz
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30 May 16, 2:25pm
Allan Barber looks at the past, present and future of the meat industry
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Statistics NZ publish a monthly series of building consents issued by every New Zealand local authority. The data includes categories for residential dwellings, from which this chart is derived. Note that this chart tracks the number of consents for new dwellings, and does not cover consents only for alterations or improvements to an existing residence. Regional data is also charted here.

There are separate series for the value of consents issued.

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