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Top Ten Predictions 2016

Press Release – Colliers International In our 2016 predictions for New Zealands property market we discuss views on market demand, politics, planning, emerging investor groups, how the office, retail and industrial sectors will fair and our opinions on the ever popular residential, hotel …Top Ten Predictions 2016 In our 2016 predictions for New Zealand’s property market we discuss views on market demand, politics, planning, emerging investor groups, how the office, retail and industrial sectors will fair and our opinions on the ever popular residential, hotel and agribusiness and rural sectors. 1. Investment demand increases Post-GFC global economic and financial management by Reserve Bank governors has driven down cash and bond yields, propelling property to the forefront of decision making for ‘yield hungry’ investors. The low inflation, low interest rate environment with buoyant business activity has produced a ‘snowball effect’ on value growth that has picked up speed and will not slow down in 2016. Comment by Gareth Fraser, Director, Investment Sales: Demand for commercial investments and add-value opportunities continues to accelerate across Auckland. We are seeing unprecedented yields being achieved for investment grade properties in the commercial, industrial and retail sectors. Our auction clearance rate at 73% is at its highest level ever. Commercial investors continue to compete for properties and chase yield. This trend will only continue for 2016 given historically low interest rates. 2. Politics and planning...

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Speech to Horticulture New Zealand annual conference

Speech – New Zealand Government Today I want to talk to you about my priorities for the primary sector, of which horticulture is a major part. In particular I want to talk about the two goals that the Ministry for Primary Industries has to grow and protect New Zealands economy.Nathan Guy Minister of Primary Industries 30 July, 2013 Speech to Horticulture New Zealand annual conference Today I want to talk to you about my priorities for the primary sector, of which horticulture is a major part. In particular I want to talk about the two goals that the Ministry for Primary Industries has – to grow and protect New Zealand’s economy. As you all know, the primary sector is the powerhouse of our economy. It is worth around $30 billion a year to the New Zealand economy and makes up around 72 per cent of our exports. Your industry is a major part of this equation, with New Zealand’s horticultural exports earned $3.6 billion in the year ended 31 March 2013. The total value of horticultural products produced is around $6.6 billion. Our New Zealand’s largest export destination by region for horticultural products is Asia, which takes around a third of our exports. Outlined in the Horticulture Growth Strategy is your plan to double the industry’s value by 2020. I congratulate you on that ambitious goal. It fits in...

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