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Archive for March, 2020

Understanding The Evidence Behind Quarantine – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

New Zealand, alongside the rest of the world, is having to make unprecedented policy decisions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s the evidence behind it? Read more »

Real Estate Industry Witnesses’ Impressive Compassion

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

“It’s incredibly impressive how Kiwis are dealing with the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and uncertainty, with the real estate industry witnessing first-hand some great examples of people stepping up,” says Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

Delay Ring-fencing And Save Lives

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

The Government’s Covid-19 relief package includes increasing the threshold from $500 to $5,000 which will determine which assets can be written off as expenses for the 2020/21 tax year. Read more »

COVID-19 – Where Does The Housing Market Go From Here?

Press Release – Quotable Value New Zealand

The latest QV House Price Index data for March provides us with a view of the housing market as New Zealand headed into lockdown on 25th March. But what it doesn’t tell us is what happens beyond the proverbial brick wall that the Covid-19 lockdown has created. Read more »

More Lakes District Hospital Staff To Be Tested For COVID-19

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Thirty-eight more staff at Lakes District Hospital are being tested for COVID-19, following a second nurse testing positive for the disease. Read more »

Kiwibank Branches Open For Urgent Needs Only During Lockdown

Press Release – Kiwibank

 

Kiwibank is encouraging customers to continue using online and phone banking services during lockdown, but from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 April) is opening some of its branches on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm to provide urgent services only. Read more »

BNZ Opens 48 Branches On Thursday

Press Release – BNZ

Online and contact-centre geared-up to help customers

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is open for business with online banking, digital tools, all smart ATMs, contact centres and 48 of its branches open this Thursday. Read more »

Major Implications For Retail Sector

Press Release – Paymark

Spending through Paymark dropped a huge 72% below year-ago levels on Thursday 26 March, not surprisingly, being the first day of the Level 4 restrictions. Retail spending then remained down by similar levels for rest of the week ending Sunday. Read more »

QLDC Announces Temporary Public Toilet Closures

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Due to the community lockdown in place during the COVID-19 outbreak and corresponding national state of emergency, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has temporarily closed a variety of facilities in the district. This includes closing a number of public toilets. Read more »

QLDC Releases Survey To Understand Demand On Services By Holiday Home Owners

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is asking holiday home owners spending lock down in the district to share information on how many people are staying at their property. Read more »

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