ASB Bank says Kiwi investor confidence dips

Supplied Content Auckland, August 20, 2018 Investor confidence has dipped from nett +21% to +16%, the lowest since the third quarter of 2016. The decline affected every region except Canterbury, where confidence was steady at +19%. Low interest rates explain the fall in confidence in the returns from term deposits Confidence in the return on investment from property remains strong…

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Human Rights Report raises serious issues on elderly care

Supplied Content Wellington, August 20, 2018 A new Report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. The publication, ‘This Is Not My Home,’ considers the legal and ethical issues around residential care for older people when the care…

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Banks evince interest on Kiwibuild homes

Thomas Coughlan Wellington, August 19, 2018 Pre-qualification for KiwiBuild homes opened on Monday, August 13, 2018, with Kiwibank swiftly announcing a new home loan catering to prospective buyers. The pre-qualification process means people hoping to buy a KiwiBuild home can see if they qualify ahead of entering the ballot. Buyers must meet certain requirements, including being a first-home buyer or…

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