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21% (39 votes)
About the same.
20% (37 votes)
Much better off.
20% (36 votes)
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16% (30 votes)
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Property

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Construction industry revenue rockets

Sales revenue for the construction industry grew at nearly six times the rate of all other sectors in the 2013 financial year

Raising the stakes by lowering the rate

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Dwelling consents hit six year high

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Two tier Wellington office market

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