Hobsonville housing development gets the nod

Supplied Content –  The Avanda Group has announced that it will develop more than 500 new homes in the Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point. Panuku Development Auckland confirmed the Avanda Group as the housing developer for Stage Two of the Airfields Precinct, which is a 20-hectare Council-owned site, formerly a part of the Hobsonville Air Force Base. Panuku Development Auckland…

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Fierce competition brings increasing accolades

Global Finance ticks 11 Awards in 2016 Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz In a crowded market of financial advisors, brokers and agents, staying ahead is a challenge, often daunting or intimidating but those who have the grit, team spirit and the ability to meet individual needs have indelibly itched their names on the registers of prime providers and rating agencies. More…

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Rent or buy, houses haunt Aucklanders

Priyanca Radhakrishnan – Aucklanders continue to experience soaring house prices, increasing rents and home ownership has fallen to its lowest level in 65 years. We are fourth in the world relative to income and second relative to rents. An OECD 2015 Report said that first homebuyers and lower income groups are the most affected by our rampant property market. However,…

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World’s longest flight creates new trade route

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The world’s longest flight not only connects Doha and Auckland setting a historic record but also has the potential to enhance New Zealand’s trade with one of the richest countries with a large appetite for trade. That record was set by Qatar Airways, when its inaugural service landed at Auckland International Airport at 715 am on…

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Serious challenges confront commercial banks

Sam Shuttleworth –  ‘The Future of Banking through a Kiwi Lens’ (A PricewaterhouseCoopers Strategy and Future of Banking in Australia) looks at the performance of Australia’s big banks and raises questions about the six trends that are forcing them to consider how they operate today, in preparation for tomorrow. Almost all New Zealand’s banks are Australian-owned and therefore face the…

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Do not let your opinion LAPse

Auckland Council Press Release –  Progress on the Provisional Auckland Council Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) continues this month with dates now set for formal appeal hearings. The Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) will hold public hearings at the Auckland District Court over three weeks, commencing on Monday, February 13. Auckland Council welcomes this announcement as once in force, the…

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