MANUFACTURING activity bounced back in August with the
strongest level of activity since March, according to the
BNZ-BusinessNZ performance in manufacturing index.
Thousands of potential voters in Dunedin are missing and
registrar of electors Dee Vickers is concerned they will not
have their chance to vote next Saturday if they do not enrol
The political candidates in Dunedin South could finally
breathe a sigh of relief last night as the last candidates'
evening in the electorate ground to a close.
Official interest rates are likely to stay as they are for
nine months to a year, with a chance the Reserve Bank may
eventually choose not to lift its official cash rate from the
current rate of 3.5%.
Poverty and inequality are two different issues for New
Zealanders but during the election campaign, the issues have
been blurred. Political editor Dene Mackenzie reports on how
political parties are addressing the issues.
wind was cold, the street was near empty but there was no
dampening the spirits of Labour MP Grant Robertson as he
campaigned in Dunedin South late yesterday afternoon.
Plenty of Apple users and media were left swooning yesterday
after company chief executive Tim Cook unveiled a watch, two
larger iPhones and a mobile payment service.
Zealand First leader Winston Peters continues to rule out
anointing parties he is prepared to go with in any
post-election deals but he has not stopped laying out some
Public option for KiwiSaver to reduce fees would not save
KiwiSavers tens of thousands of dollars as claimed by the
Green Party, Dunedin-based financial consultant Peter Smith
Labour wants to crack down on predatory loan sharks and would
use the Reserve Bank to set the maximum annual interest rate
to be charged under a consumer credit contract.
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