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ELDERLY POPULATION EXPANDING:  But many don’t have health insurance

Budget 2016: Where is long-term healthcare funding?

Fri 13 May

New Zealand already spends a bigger chunk of its tax revenue on healthcare than any OECD country – about $15 billion annually.

Booming services sector signals further economic growth

Fri 13 May

The changing focus of New Zealand’s economy toward services and away from goods exports is well-positioned to gather pace, experts say. 

NZIER senior economist Christina Leung

Wages growth remains low as unemployment creeps up

Wed 4 May

Although strong migration is creating increased demand, it’s also increasing the supply of workers, an economist says. With special feature audio.

Tourism Industry Association chief executive Chris Roberts

Accommodation supply strong enough to support tourist influx – for now

Tue 12 Apr

Figures released today reveal national guest nights for February were up 7% on last year.

Economy coming off highs but unlikely to fall too far

Fri 8 Apr

Further indicators of a slowing economy emerged this week.
 

NZIER senior economist Christina Leung

Businesses turn pessimistic in March quarter as margin squeeze bites

Tue 5 Apr 1

The survey follows ANZ Bank New Zealand's business confidence survey last week showing just 3% of firms were optimistic about the economy.

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