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Rural

'National-led Government wins mandate for RMA reforms'

Fed Farmers claims a key message in National's win is that voters "have again rejected Water Taxes and a Capital Gains Tax"; want RMA reforms "for NZ to become a primary superpower"

National wins 2014 Election

Updated
National wins third term with existing support partners; Labour-Green lose 3 seats; Conservative and Internet Mana fail to get in; Cunliffe vows to stay on; See tweets of the night

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; mortgage rate cut, improved affordability, immigration record, consumer confidence up, swap rates rise

MIE meat industry plan out soon

Allan Barber describes where MIE are at trying to improve 'a bad system', but suspects what we have is 'the best there is'. Your view?

What Winston or Colin might demand

Final poll of polls show National may need support of Winston Peters or Colin Craig to secure third term; Foreign ownership register and RMA reforms up for grabs

90 seconds at 9 am: Waiting for Scotland

US households wealthier; US jobless claims in big drop; Irish economy grows fast; ECB plans falls flat; UST 10yr 2.63%; NZ$1 = US$0.814, TWI = 78.4

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; best growth since 2007, US Fed impacts NZ, low crude, high petrol, swap rates zoom higher

Polls show National likely to win

National in poll position to win with support of either Winston Peters or Colin Craig; Final leaders debate inconclusive; Craig's PR person quits and calls him 'manipulative'

90 seconds at 9 am: US QE nears end

Fed stays the course with unchanged signals; papers show US rates may rise 1% next year; focus shifts to UK and Scottish vote; UST 10yr 2.57%; NZ$1 = US$0.816, TWI = 78.3

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; dairy payout in focus, BOP deficit improves, farm sales weak, swap rates fall

These charts report the growth in credit used by the rural sector in New Zealand. The data is provided by the RBNZ about one month after the end of each period.