A complete plants package - without a hefty price tag Landscaping supplies can cost you an arm, and a leg as well as your patience. Adding up the price of plants, the time deciding which plants are right for the environment, not to mention the to-ing and fro-ing, loading and off-loading â€“ well, it can leave more than your budget broken. So, we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered thereâ€™s something like flat pack furniture, but for the outdoors. In short, itâ€™s a complete (and affordable) plants package that provides you with what you need to create an entire garden, including plants, shrubbery, flowers and trees. 20-06-2019 more >>
Healthy Homes standards signed off The final healthy homes standards were announced on 13 May and are now available on theÂ New Zealand Legislation website. The standards set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties and will be law from 1 July 2019. 13-05-2019 more >>
OCR reduced to 1.5% The Monetary Policy Committee decided a lower OCR is necessary to support the outlook for employment and inflation consistent with its policy remit. 08-05-2019 more >>
OCR remains at 1.75% The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent. Given the weaker global economic outlook and reduced momentum in domestic spending, the more likely direction of our next OCR move is down. 27-03-2019 more >>
Housing costs rise more than household income The average annual household income has risen 41 percent since 2008, up more than twice the rate of inflation, Stats NZ said today.
Over the same period, average annual housing costs increased 43 percent. 30-10-2018 more >>