Handed on a gold platter, the economy suffers ineptitude

Amy Adams This Week, Finance Minister Grant Robertson will deliver his first Budget and the country’s books are looking healthy. Mr Robertson inherited from National a growing economy and Government books in surplus, so there should be plenty of cash for this Government. In addition, Mr Robertson is increasing debt by $10 billion, getting increased revenue from the growing economy,…

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Migrant population boosts labour supply in New Zealand

Supplied & Sourced Content An article published in the Reserve Bank Bulletin (April 16, 2018) compares labour supply developments across the OECD and examines how New Zealand is placed. Indian Newslink attributes the following to Jamie Culling and Former Reserve Bank Economist Hayden Skilling, who have written the article. Labour is the largest input to the productive capacity of the…

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Ring Fencing Rental Loss can be propitious to many

Saurav Wadhwa The Auckland residential market has been a hot topic for several years. It has been going in only one direction: Upwards. The Government has been trying to make changes in tax policies since 2010. Firstly, it abolished the ‘Loss Attributing Qualifying Company’ (LAQC) status and depreciation on building, and then introduced the Bright Line Test. Bright Line Test has…

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Visiting Minister outlines India’s massive development plans

Venkat Raman A visiting Indian Minister spoke about the achievements of the Indian government led by Narendra Modi and the exciting developments underway in strengthening the country’s infrastructure and other projects. At a private lunch hosted by former Member of Parliament and Founder-Member of New Zealand India Trade Alliance (NZITA) Mahesh Bindra at Indian Accent Restaurant in Mt Wellington yesterday…

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Shrinking revenues force Stuff to go tabloid

Tim Murphy On April 27, 2018, newspaper readers around the country received the last full-size editions of their daily newspapers. This is the latest change in an industry struggling to keep the printing presses rolling. Six newspapers get ‘shorter’ Stop the Press. And the Dominion Post, Waikato Times and six other daily newspapers owned by Stuff NZ Ltd, the former Fairfax proprietor of half…

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Researcher says cyberbullies do not spare even nurses

Dr Natalia D’Souza As nurses rally for better pay and working conditions around the country, new research by a Massey University PhD graduate highlights the growing problem of cyberbullying in the sector. Dr Natalia D’Souza, who received her doctoral degree last week, wrote her thesis on workplace cyberbullying and found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but…

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