Aliens sightings in Fiordland - Hollywood blockbuster set to be filmed here?
Source: stuff.co.nz Hollywood heavyweight Michael Fassbender could be heading to Southland as rumours swirl the latest film in the Alien franchise is set to start shooting there. At this year's Golden Globes, director Ridley Scott said he'd been choppering across the lower half of New Zealand in the lead-up to filming the blockbuster Alien: Covenant. The film, starring Fassbender, is the sequel to Scott's sci-fi hit Prometheus, Alien: Covenant and it takes place in the...
Sun 21st Feb 2016Full post
Rate cut expectations
Source: nzherald.co.nz ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says population growth in New Zealand accounts for much of our current economic growth (such as it is) - which is perhaps why the government is not keen to cut migrant numbers and take the pressure off the demand for housing. Around 5000 people settle in New Zealand every month, with many spending money on housing, furnishings, clothes and cars. Tourism is masking the downturn in dairy income. But it is the push for economic growth...
Wed 17th Feb 2016Full post
Property prices in New Zealand outside of Auckland reach new record
Source: Propertywire.com Property prices and sales in New Zealand increased in December with median home values, excluding Auckland, reaching a new record. Sales were up 3.5% year on year but fell 9.1% compared with November, according to the latest index from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. The median prices of a home nationwide increased by 1.2% month on month and 3.3% year on year to $465,000, a rise of $15,000. Excluding Auckland the rise was 8%, taking the median to...
Tue 26th Jan 2016Full post