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Tower welcomes EQC action

Press Release – Tower Insurance

Tower welcomes todays announcement by Minister Megan Woods that the government intends to provide extra assistance to speed up EQC claims. Read more »

Chair of Earthquake Commission has resigned

Press Release – Sir Maarten Wevers

The Chair of the Earthquake Commission, Sir Maarten Wevers, has resigned. He advised the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Dr Megan Woods by telephone last evening, 22 February, following receipt of a letter from her expressing her … Read more »

Independent advisor to speed up EQC claims

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Independent advisor to speed up EQC claims An independent Ministerial advisor will be sent in to EQC to help speed up the remaining Canterbury earthquake claims, Minister Megan Woods has announced. Ive made it clear I am not satisfied with where … Read more »

Home Loan Affordability report – interest.co.nz

Press Release – Interest.co.nz

interest.co.nz Home Loan Affordability report Owning a home is now more within reach for first home buyers in Auckland as prices tumble and interest rates remain low Read more »

Financial results of Kiwi Group Holdings 6 mths to 31 Dec 18

Press Release – Kiwibank

Financial results of Kiwi Group Holdings (including Kiwibank) for the six months ending 31 December 2017 Read more »

Property market cools in the heat of summer

Press Release – Trademe

After a hot few months, the New Zealand property market cooled in January with the national average asking price falling 1.7 per cent on December to $629,800, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries … Read more »

Kaikōura SH1 – timeline for repairs from Ex-Cyclone Gita

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says that State Highway 1 both north and south of Kaikura is unlikely to reopen to traffic until at least mid-next week, a week after Cyclone Gita. The likely reopening date for one lane of traffic will be reviewed on Monday, … Read more »

Post-earthquake landscape still shaky, seven years on

Press Release – Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Post-earthquake landscape still shaky, seven years on While the original Navigation support was in response to the earthquake, the men developed a strong and enduring relationship which has resulted in improved quality of life and a sense of purpose. … Read more »

Porirua City looking out for its children

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Porirua City looking out for its children and young people Porirua Citys Status Report on children and young people is being used to help the Council better understand the needs of our tamariki and rangatahi, says Mayor Mike Tana. This is the Councils … Read more »

Scoop Coverage: Cyclone Gita Hits the Pacific And NZ

Article – Scoop Full Coverage

Press releases and news updates on February 2018’s cyclone Gita Read more »

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