12:16 PM.Job advertisements have edged higher as solid economic activity underpins a stronger labour market. The ANZ bank's job ads index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2% last month, after a 1.7& rise in April.
12:18 PM.A study by Motu Economic Consulting for the Treasury has questioned the claims that easier hire and fire laws would boost employment -- with employers more likely to hire staff. But Rod Drury of Xero… Read moreAudio
12:20 PM.The manufacturing sector is picking up, with production rising to strong levels. The BNZ-Business New Zealand Performance of Manufacturing Index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 points to 57.1 in May… Read moreAudio