Westpac Economists present post-election scenarios

Dominic Stephens and Michael Gordon Wellington, September 23, 2017 Stand First: This bulletin previews New Zealand’s General Election, scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017. It is likely to be of most interest to overseas financial market participants, who may have less familiarity with the New Zealand electoral system. The bulletin is the opinion of the Westpac Economics Team and does…

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Certainty must accompany trust in politicians

Kieran Madden Auckland, September 18, 2017 “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, Sir?” This, apparently, was economist John Maynard Keynes retort to an official who grilled him for being inconsistent on economic matters. In a bid to stem political hemorrhaging, Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern has changed her mind too, reversing her ‘Captain’s call’ to…

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Insurer launches new health cover range

Rob Hennin Supplied Content Auckland, September 18, 2017 New Zealand’s second largest health and medical insurance provider, nib, has become the first health insurer to embrace the changing demographics of an increasingly diverse New Zealand, transforming its business and health insurance product range to cater for all Kiwis. The transformation was driven by our desire to cater to the healthcare…

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NZQA cancels registration of Christchurch College

Supplied Content Wellington, September 18, 2017 The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has cancelled the registration of Oasis International Education Limited, trading as Retail Business and Management College (RBMC). This cancellation is a result of RBMC’s educational performance and non-compliance with NZQA rules. RBMC is a Christchurch based private training establishment (PTE) offering education and training in Levels 5 and…

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Applications for international students funding opens

$750,000 for current year for GOs and NGOs Wellington, September 18, 2017 Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced allocation of $750,000 for the government’s ‘International Students Wellbeing Strategy’ for 2017-2018 fiscal year. The money would be taken from the Export Education Levy and follow a collaborative cross-agency funding model to encourage cooperation between agencies and communities, a ministry communique…

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