Category Archives: NZ Business

John – the real issue here is results, not dance partners

John Hart has written a series of tweets about why a Blue Green coalition wold not work. It's going to be a long two weeks on Twitter if we don't put this National-Green fantasy government idea to bed. So a short thread… … Continue reading

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Could Auckland attract or retain the next Amazon?

I had idly thought that Amazon’s RFP for  a second headquarters  location could be answered by Auckland. Sadly, albeit unsurprisingly, the request is for a North American location. Perhaps we should still try –  after all the size of the prize … Continue reading

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Stop complaining about rates in Auckland

The Taxpayers Union is a lobby group who, seemingly, would like to get rid of all tax. Insider Dave Farrar covered their latest attack on tax, which is on rates in Auckland. It’s ridiculous. We actually have a great deal here and … Continue reading

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Punakaiki Fund 2017 Annual Report

We released the Punakaiki Fund 2017 Annual Report last week. The assets have grown from $1.5 million in April 2014 to $28.4 million at the end of March 2017, with the iNAV/Share rising from $10 to $20.10 in the same period. … Continue reading

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NZ Household income – addressing the gaps

This chart from the Household Incomes Report is worth deeper inspection. Each row adds up to 100%, so, for example, 12% of people 0-17 are in the top quintile (top 20%) of households by income.   I want to call … Continue reading

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NZ is a great place to live

New Zealand is proving to be a popular place to live, as witnessed by the increase in net arrivals. More people are arriving and fewer people are leaving. We have our issues, but it’s nice to reflect now and then … Continue reading

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Punakaiki Fund Exceeds Expectations from 2015 Crowdfunding Offer and makes Three New Investments.

A press release from Punakaiki Fund. Punakaiki Fund Limited is raising capital through a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Investors may apply at Punakaikifund.co.nz/InvestNow or via Snowball Effect. PRESS RELEASE 19 December 2016 Punakaiki Fund Exceeds Expectations from 2015 Crowdfunding Offer and makes Three New Investments. … Continue reading

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