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ANZ’s latest job advertisements survey rose a seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent in March, after a 1.2 percent rise the month before.

Advertisements on the internet climbed 2.8 percent, while newspaper ads rose 4.4 percent.

ANZ senior economist Sharon Zollner said there were differences between the north and the south.

“Job ads in the Auckland region continue to trend up strongly, Wellington job ads are holding their own and Canterbury’s job ads continue to trend down,” she said.

In the regions, Hawke’s Bay continues to be the pick of the bunch, rising 10 percent on a year ago.

Labour’s whole election policy is centered around running a better economy and addressing the out of control unemployment rate.

El Nino doesn’t seem to have hurt as much as we expected, and the milk prices haven’t dampened the rest of the economy one bit.

Apart from the fact Labour are led by a leader who continues to prove the Teflon John meme, it’s going to take quite a sudden and nasty downturn for Labour to get anywhere near the treasury benches.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.