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  • Trains Update

    Huntly and Tūākau are being eyed as stops for the start-up Hamilton to Auckland commuter train. Those station locations are preferred by Waikato District councillors, and they expect to discuss Te Kauwhata and Pokeno in future. The council set aside $250,000 for two start-up stations and that would swell … Read more

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  • 13 September Weekly Economic Update

    Little New We’ve learnt nothing truly new about the state of the NZ economy this week or where we are headed. A few indicators emerged putting the lie to depressed sentiment about the business environment revealed in sentiment surveys (retail spending, manufacturing, bill payments). Monthly real estate … Read more

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  • Waikato District Council Public Transport Plan

    One of the biggest issues facing our community is currently in discussion in council and there are plans being tabled for the future of public transport for the region. Please pop over to the council website and perhaps consider making your own views known in order to assist council going … Read more

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  • August 2018 Market Update from Real Estate Co NZ

    11 regions hit record high asking prices, while 9 regions hit record low total stock numbers. Signs of an early spring market for Auckland and Canterbury. August 2018 has been a month of record highs and record lows since realestate.co.nz started … Read more

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  • Daffodill Day in Tuakau Village..

    Today the local Lions of NZ, the local Tuakau Youth Group and the ANZ bank all turned out on the main street today to raise funds for the Cancer Society on Daffodill Day. The community spirit is always in your face here in the centre of the Waikato’s Golden Triangle..big … Read more

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  • 31 August Economic Update ~ Tony Alexander

    Another Advisory Panel The Prime Minister this week handed the business sector a stick with which to beat the government heading into the next election – monthly confidence poll results. Up until now the government has dismissed the high pessimism as simply business sour grapes and “junk”. Now the government … Read more

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  • 23 August 2018 Economic Update – Tony Alexander

    Nothing Startling I usually only write material in the Weekly Overview these days if I feel I can offer a different perspective on something going on or some new food for thought regarding developments in the economic sphere. This week no inspirational juices were flowing at all I’m sorry to … Read more

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  • 16th August Economic Update – Tony Alexander

    Migration Tomorrow I will deliver a presentation at an immigration conference in Auckland where I am expected to discuss the economic contribution of immigrants. They’ll probably want some presentation notes. This is them. Attendees will expect me to talk about things like infrastructure and housing impacts, benefit use, employment, … Read more

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  • 12 July 2018 Economic Update – Tony Alexander

    Main Risks Offshore Its school holidays time so this week’s Overview is just a quick snapshot of some of what is going on out there in the economic sphere. Internationally things continue to edge back from a strong growth outlook. In the UK a change in Prime … Read more

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