Dane Ambler

Journalist

Location icon New Zealand

New Zealand-based business journalist

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Construction companies avoid training apprentices

Carpentry apprentices are struggling to find employers prepared to give them a job despite huge demand for workers, industry experts say. The number of carpentry apprentices increased by 1007 to 8360 in the year to June, but the number of employers training apprentices was up only 421 to 4394, figures released by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation show.

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Auckland tops income table as households earn more

New Zealand households now earn more than 40 per cent more than they were 10 years ago, Stats NZ says. It has released new data that shows the average household income is now $98,621, up almost $30,000 compared to 2007. Over the same period, average annual housing costs increased from $10,658 to $16,057.

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Property app Gavl to live-stream New Zealand auctions around the world

The stop-start nature of over-the-phone house auctions may be a thing of the past if an app that live-streams auctions in real-time to potential buyers across the globe gets off the ground. Australian start-up Gavl is behind the technology, which will allow buyers to browse listings, shortlist properties and watch auctions on their smartphones.

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Life through lenses

Life Through Lenses is a collection of photographs from my time spent in South East Asia. This collection tells the stories of breathtaking places and beautiful people.