July What's On Training & Development Guide


The What's On Training & Development Guide is sent out monthly and contains the following month's regional offerings for training, workshops and events, there is something in there for everyone!  Organisations who want to list their training on the guide just need to contact us, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 06 350 1830

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Economic Update - June 2014

Here is the latest monthly economic update, with comments on the latest Paymark retail trade spending data for May and housing affordability as at March 2013. 

Key trends were:


There was strong growth in domestic electronic card spending through the Paymark network in the Manawatu region in May

  • Domestic card retail spending in the Manawatu region increased by 7.6% in May (compared with May 2013) while overall domestic card spending in New Zealand also increased by 7.6%,

  • Domestic card retail spending in Palmerston North increased by 8.8% in May (compared with May 2013) and by 1.2% in Manawatu District,



    The late finish to the school holidays in 2013 may be a factor in the weak increase in spending in Manawatu District this year. 



    Housing affordability estimates suggest the average house in Palmerston North cost 5.7 times the average wage in the City in March 2013 compared with 8.1% for New Zealand.


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    May Newsletter

    Vision Manawatu May Newsletter

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