Points of interest

Second Kiwi engineer reaches for stars

A second Kiwi engineer is working on the world’s tallest new tower and the first kilometre-high building. Hamilton-born Damien Fletcher is working with Greg Sang, the Aucklander who last month said he had moved from a key role on the world’s current tallest building, Dubai’s Burj »

More details on the coming capital gains tax on property

A couple of weeks ago, tax officials released an issues paper following up on the “bright-line” test that was announced in the Government Budget in May.  The paper provides greater detail about how the new rules are intended to work.  They will apply to property acquired and sold from 1 »

New Plymouth house prices rise $35,000 in a month

House prices in New Plymouth have risen almost $35,000 in only a month. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) puts the increase down to a nationwide housing shortage, which they describe as a “chronic lack of supply”. Taranaki’s median house price of $342,500 sits only »

New Residential Mortgage Lending (LVR)

Link to NZ Reserve Bank LVR month by month stats. http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/tables/c30/   »

Residential Lending Stats

Each fortnight the Reserve Bank publish data on the number and value of lending approved across New Zealand. The link below takes you there. http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/tables/c16/   »

Is that a TV in your pocket…?

As seen in the Sunday Star..Times* Stuck at a Wedding when the cricket is reaching its climax? Want to see the All Blacks but nowhere near a TV? Sky reckon they’ve got the answer with Today’s launch of SkyGo, which will live-stream 10 sky channels on your smart phone or tablet. Free for »

Property Auctions

If you like buying at auction or just going along to see what’s happening check out the details are on our Auction Map »

Census Reports Taranaki with the Largest Income Growth

Taranaki had some of the largest income growth since 2006, with the median income of people aged 15 and over increasing 25.4 per cent to $29,100, some $600 higher than the national median. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11166093 »

Sole Traders can have a holiday

One of the issues a sole trader faces is taking holidays. If this is you have a read of this story out of Sydney. http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/finance/how-to-take-a-holiday-as-a-sole-trader-20131004-2uydu.html »