Three tremor-hit Heritage buildings get government funding

Jacinda Ardern Wellington, January 17, 2018 A 150-year-old pub is among three heritage buildings to receive funding to help with earthquake strengthening. Hurunui Hotel The Hurunui Hotel, a Category One historic place, was built in 1868. Constructed from two layers of local hand-hewn limestone blocks packed with a mixture of tussock, clay and lime, it has been awarded $132,503 in…

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Debt Collection Group to refund $1.4 million for wrong interest

Supplied Content Commerce Commission January 17, 2018 Debt collection group Receivables Management has agreed to credit more than $1.4 million to about 1700 customers who were wrongly charged interest, costs and fees on loans after their goods had been repossessed and sold. This follows a Commerce Commission investigation into whether the group breached the Fair-Trading Act by incorrectly claiming it…

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Property Conference to discuss today, tomorrow and after

Wide-ranging topics evince global interest Supplied Content University of Auckland, January 16, 2018 How property-owners decision-making influenced the Christchurch rebuild, challenges to commercial landlords posed by the rising co-working culture, and a new approach to managing Mori land are among the topics being covered at a major property research conference in Auckland. The University of Auckland Business Schools Department of…

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Two surveys portray opposite picture of the economy

Employment prospects rise, business confidence gloomy Radio New Zealand Auckland, January 16, 2018 Workers’ optimism about their job prospects is at the highest level since the Global Financial Crisis, but businesses are gloomier about the economic outlook, according to two new surveys. Optimism and Pessimism The Westpac-McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index edged higher in the December quarter to 113.9, up…

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Two surveys portray opposite picture of the economy

Employment prospects rise, business confidence gloomy Radio New Zealand Auckland, January 16, 2018 Workers’ optimism about their job prospects is at the highest level since the Global Financial Crisis, but businesses are gloomier about the economic outlook, according to two new surveys. Optimism and Pessimism The Westpac-McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index edged higher in the December quarter to 113.9, up…

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