Benje Patterson

Articles by Benje Patterson

7 Jul 17, 10:02am
Benje Patterson examines the personal finance ramifications of tying up money in housing
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9 Dec 16, 10:02am
Benje Patterson gets up close and personal with the regional population diaspora
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26 Oct 16, 5:24pm
As the ripple effect pushes out from Auckland for residential property, Benje Patterson looks at the implications for commercial property
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15 Jul 16, 10:02am
Benje Patterson plunges into the world of local politics: Taxing Auckland's vacant houses, bringing kiwi birds back to Wellington, the allure of small towns, more satire needed, but careful on that, Dilbert & more
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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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3 May 16, 10:00am
Benje Patterson says the pressure is on to accommodate the surge in tourism and unoccupied private holiday homes could become the basis of a quick but crucial expansion of capacity
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15 Apr 16, 10:02am
Benje Patterson on the Top 10 reasons why we shouldn't hate on freedom campers
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29 Mar 16, 10:14am
Benje Patterson says the regions are in great shape, despite dairy, with resilience built on wide diversification, flexibility & housing affordability
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29 Sep 15, 12:21pm
Benje Patterson singles out six regions thriving despite (or because of) the dairy downturn. Meat, horticulture, seafood and tourism -based industries are helping drive confidence and investment
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14 Aug 15, 10:02am
Benje Patterson on 10 reasons why you shouldn’t get your knickers in a twist over the sour outlook for the dairy sector
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28 Jul 15, 11:10am
Benje Patterson says the stars seem aligned for strong growth in international education’s contribution to export earnings over coming years
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3 Jun 15, 11:03am
Bay of Plenty city attracting population in broad-based economic expansion based on strong jobs growth and affordable housing
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16 May 15, 6:04am
Benje Patterson wonders why requiring banks to hold more capital for property investor lending isn't a policy action that is being used
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17 Apr 15, 10:51am
Benje Patterson on digital hitchhiking, dismantling Wellington's runway extension, Hobbit costumes, potty training for tourists, the daylight robbery of roaming, Dilbert & more
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14 Apr 15, 1:46pm
Benje Patterson says the good times have returned for regional tourism and the outlook is bright
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17 Dec 14, 9:54am
Benje Patterson's open letter to Bill English calls for tightening student loan repayment criteria to minimise the costs of 'parasitic behaviour'
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9 Sep 14, 12:20pm
Benje Patterson wants to see the evidence of regional airfare price gouging - especially as Jetstar can't foot it with Air New Zealand in these markets
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1 Jul 14, 11:11am
Let structural change in the provinces play out says Benje Patterson. This is the best way for the whole country to build flexible competitiveness he says
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22 Apr 14, 10:40am
Do Easter commercial restrictions still make sense? Benje Patterson reviews the pros and cons today as opposed to when the law was originally set up
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13 Mar 14, 9:20am
Benje Patterson explores Jetstar's New Zealand strategies and recent performance, and the impact it has had on Air NZ and regional access
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