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Carbon road map must consider economic, social impacts - Feds

Posted on 20/07/2018
Feds supports moves to significantly reduce emissions but says this should not be at the expense of New Zealanders’ economic and social wellbeing.

RMA compliance guidelines concern Federated Farmers

Posted on 18/07/2018
Federated Farmers is concerned new best practice RMA guidelines for councils miss opportunities for fairer outcomes.

Wool Summit leads to greater direction

Posted on 17/07/2018
Great hopes for wool industry after Wool Summit promotes creation of new coordinating group.

Federated Farmers wishes all power to Productivity Commission inquiry

Posted on 16/07/2018
The independent and thorough scrutiny the Productivity Commission should bring to bear on local government costs and funding could be the circuit-breaker ratepayers are looking for, Feds says.

Opinion

Reserve Bank cautious on dairy industry recovery
By Nick Clark

The financial system is still sound but housing, dairy, and bank funding costs remain key risks, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest six-monthly Financial Stability Report. Read more

Economic Week - July 20

Posted on 20/07/2018
Inflation edged up by 0.4% in the June quarter, mainly due to a 0.9% increase for housing and household utilities. Compared to June 2017, the annual rate of inflation increased to 1.5%.

Summit puts wool action high on the agenda

Posted on 18/07/2018
Meat & Wool Chair Miles Anderson is confident the Wool Summit in Wellington this week won't just turn out to be another talkfest producing little action.

Speeches

Economic Week - Tax Working Group announced

Posted on 24/11/2017
Sir Michael Cullen is to head the government's tax working group - and a capital gains tax is on the table