Porirua Business Positive About Wellington Region Economy

Press Release – Porirua Chamber of Commerce

Business confidence in the Wellington region’s economy is positive, according to the Porirua Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey. Read more »

Economic impact of New Zealand’s universities

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

New research confirms the major contribution New Zealands eight universities make to the nations economy, through productivity gains from research, innovation and teaching as well as through international education. Read more »

Foundation research for economic development

Press Release – The Central Economic Development Agency

The newly established Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is undertaking a foundation research project to inform strategy and ensure future activities are targeted. Read more »

NZ moves up Global Competitiveness Index

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand has been ranked 13th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2016/17 up three places since 2015/16 and up ten places since 2012/13. Read more »

New Zealand 13th most competitive nation

Press Release – Business New Zealand

New Zealand is the 13th most competitive country in the world, according to the 2016 Global Competitiveness Index. Read more »

Hamilton a better proposition

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamiltons strong economy and geographic location make it a great choice for Auckland businesses looking to relocate. Read more »

Local company brings Night Market back better than ever!

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

Harcourts Hawkes Bay has jumped on board to support the Hastings City Night Market in a multi-year naming rights sponsorship agreement. Read more »

Consensus on need for bigger environmental regime overhaul

Article – BusinessDesk

A new coalition of environmental, business and infrastructure lobby groups has added new weight to a growing consensus that the 25 year-old Resource Management Act is failing both to allow sufficient development and to protect the environment. Read more »

Spring is in the air

Press Release – BusinessNZ

There is a distinct spring in the step of the New Zealand economy, with nearly all indicators pointing to continued expansion, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast. Read more »

Balance of Payments: Year ended 31 March 2016

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

At 31 March 2016: Of New Zealands $227.4 billion total investment abroad, 62.9 percent was in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Of the $386.4 billion foreign investment in New Zealand, 58.3 percent was from Australia, … Read more »

Survey: Buying in the Housing Boom

Press Release – Nielsen NZ

Half a million New Zealanders plan to buy or sell a property in the next 12 months Buyers expect to pay an average of $524,671 for a property Trade Me Property has highest overall brand rating in the market Read more »

New equity crowdfunding platform supports Kiwi start ups

Press Release – AngelEquity

A new online equity crowdfunding platform offers wholesale investors the opportunity to invest in Kiwi start ups alongside seasoned angel investors. Read more »

Supermarkets & Government to Blame for Milk Prices

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says it is wrong for people to blame dairy farmers for the price of milk in supermarkets when it is the supermarket chains and the government who are milking the profits. Read more »

National not facing up to export challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The latest export data from Statistics New Zealand paints a picture of an economy which is not paying its way in the world, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Sustainability a matter of “survival”

Press Release – University of Auckland

A high profile business leader has warned that New Zealand must catch up with the movement towards sustainable, conscious capitalism to survive in a disrupted world. Read more »

European milk output falls, Fonterra says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) – European farmers scaled back their milk production in June, the first time they’ve done so since March 2015, Fonterra Cooperative Group says. Read more »

Dawn of a New Era

Press Release – India Trade Alliance

The first NZ India Business Women Conclave concluded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India Trade Alliance and FICCI FLO and an understanding to build on the business networks formed during the historic and first ever NZ India … Read more »

NZ monthly trade deficit widest in 2 years

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s trade deficit widened to the biggest monthly gap since September 2014 as dairy and meat exports slumped in August. Read more »

Exports fall 8.7 percent as milk powder hits seven-year low

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Milk powder exports fell in August 2016 to the lowest level since August 2009, contributing to a large 8.7 percent fall in the monthly value of exports when compared with August 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Christmas is Coming – Three Months to Go

Press Release – Retail NZ

Today marks three months until Christmas Eve, and Retail NZ says that shoppers can expect to start seeing Christmas decorations about in malls over the next few weeks. During October, we will see Christmas decorations starting to appear in malls, … Read more »

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