Impact of Development Contributions on House Prices

Impact of Development Contributions on House Prices

Auckland, March 12, 2020 A key but often underestimated consideration for developers is the cost and impact of Development Contributions (DCs). These costs are confirmed by the City Council after lodgement of Resource Consent; however, getting a good idea of the likely cost of Development Contributions prior to lodgement of resource consent is vital to assessing the profitability of your…

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YEP, training our youth is an economic imperative

YEP, training our youth is an economic imperative

Auckland, March 13, 2020 An Auckland based organisation is advocating training young people as an economic imperative with a major role for businesses. Youth Employability Programme (YEP) helps 14-24 year-olds to gain the insight, confidence and skills to get work, keep work and create careers.  An initiative of COMET Auckland- Te Hononga Akoranga, YEP is supported by Employers and Manufacturers…

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Money transfer company fined $2.55 million for money laundering

Money transfer company fined $2.55 million for money laundering

Supplied content Jiaxin Finance Limited, assisted by its owner Qiang Fu and his mother Fuqin Che, have been convicted of offences under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act. Between April 2015 and May 2016, Jiaxin Finance and its brokers were responsible for remitting over $53 million into New Zealand for an international customer.   The charges Jiaxin…

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WHO’s exclusion policy isolates 23 million Taiwanese

WHO’s exclusion policy isolates 23 million Taiwanese

Liu Yeong-Jainn In November 2002, the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), originating in Southern China, recorded 8098 cases and claimed 774 lives worldwide, including 73 deaths in Taiwan, the third highest toll next to mainland China and Hong Kong. Major omission When SARS broke out, due to international politics involving China, Taiwan was deprived of direct access to first-hand…

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