Simplicity blasts Fletcher Building for lack of Gib

Property developer Simplicity Living says it has cancelled all its orders for Fletcher Building Gib board and is instead directly importing plasterboard because it is cheaper, and faster.

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Will Kiwibank be sold off?

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Why don’t we get longer fixed-rate mortgages?

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Why are floating mortgage rates so expensive?


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KiwiSaver money should be invested in providing rental housing

To fix a problem, you first need to understand it.
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5 lessons investors can learn from Tesla, Meridian and Covid-19

The meteoric rise in the share price of Meridian and Tesla in 2020, and the...
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