Markets around the world have seen record
highs, large falls, and steep recoveries over the past 18 months. But depending
on your choice of investment fund, you may have experienced a roller-coaster of
returns, or a sedate paddle-boat ride. It all depends on the ‘risk’ of the fund
We’re lucky to have our customer Onuku Māori Lands speaking in our Fieldays tent this year, to share their incredible story of how they’re leading the way in the sector, building a strong profitable agribusiness and protecting their land for future generations.
Fieldays is back again and with so many changes on the horizon for farmers, our Associate Director of Natural Capital Agribusiness, Dana Muir shares her perspective on the future of agribusiness in New Zealand.
The twelve-month period up until 31 March 2019 was an interesting time for investment markets. Overall it was a strong period, but there was a general increase in ups and downs – also known as market volatility, particularly in comparison to the year before. Here’s a look back at the year and what we could expect in the year ahead.
Margaret Bei, Commercial Senior Associate at BNZ, joined the Business Banking Graduate programme in 2017. Margaret shares her advice below to students who are in their last year of study, and unsure on what their next step will be.
How New Zealand employers run their payroll is about to change in a big
way. From 1 April 2019, businesses will be required to submit employee
information to Inland Revenue on payday, rather than on the 20th of
each month as they’ve previously been doing. This change is part of a bigger
play by IRD, which is designed to make it easier for New Zealanders to stay on
top of their tax obligations.
Many KiwiSaver investors may have seen their balances take a dip recently on the back of some sharp ups and downs (with more downs than ups) across global markets. But really, this type of market movement is what we expect to see. KiwiSaver is a long-term savings option which means weathering difficult periods is part of the design rather than a flaw. What’s important is for members to keep their goals and objectives in mind and to choose an appropriate fund to suit. Continue reading…
The debate around Mycoplasma Bovis currently focusses on the efficacy of the eradication programme and whether the costs of the program will outweigh the benefits. Not long ago the dialogue was about the emotional stress of farmers watching their whole herds being slaughtered, some with generations of genetic improvement invested in them. Continue reading…