Taxes do not determine appetite for property

Dinesh Naik In a surprise move before Finance Minister Bill English presented his Budget 2015 to Parliament on May 21, the government announced that it will tax residential property investment that is sold within two years if the following conditions are met: The property is not family home, inherited property or property transferred in a relationship settlement. Investment properties and…

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Insurance giant gets new boss

Wayne Besant is departing his role as Chief Executive of life insurer AIA New Zealand to lead AIA Vietnam, commencing June 2015. In the same month, AIA New Zealand will welcome Natalie Cameron as new Chief Executive. Both appointments remain subject to regulatory approval. Ms Cameron joins the business after 10 years with AIA Australia, where her leadership, commercial and operational…

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Colliers collects eight honours at Property Awards

Staff Reporter Colliers International came out in flying colours winning eight awards given by the industry for achieving excellence in a number of areas. The Company received the distinction at the Annual Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) New Zealand Commercial Property Awards held on May 18, 2015. Colliers won the ‘Overall Award for Most Sales Transactions over $5 million’…

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Volunteer expo opens job doors

Trish Fleetwood Volunteering is now seen by many employers as an essential component of an employee’s CV, and Massey University students got an opportunity recently to see how they can make a difference at the annual Volunteer Expo. The Volunteer Expo was held on the Massey University campuses in Auckland and Manawatū on May 13, offering the chance for students…

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