The country's merchandise exports advanced 2 percent to $49.34 billion in the 12 months ended June 30.
UPDATED: Last to the party was Kiwibank which will not accept applications that are not compliant with the proposed new speed limits". With special feature audio.
UPDATED: ASB said existing approvals and pre-approvals above the new 60 percent loan to value ratio would be honoured until their documented expiry date. With special feature audio.
David Hisco writes that "having been in banking since 1980 I have seen this movie before. The ending is pretty much the same - sometimes a little plot twist, but usually messy".
Government data today showed the consumers price index rose 0.4 percent in the June quarter from a year earlier. With special feature audio.