NZ economy expands less than expected in fourth quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands economy expanded less than expected in the fourth quarter, weighed by weaker activity in the primary sector. The kiwi dollar fell Read more »

Collaborative research barking up the right tree

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the release of new research on canine nutrition which is set to boost New Zealands premium petfood exporters. Read more »

Economic growth eases in December quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.4 percent in the December 2016 quarter, following an increase of 0.8 percent (revised) in the September 2016 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Construction and services drive growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The construction and services industries drove New Zealands economic growth in the December quarter as some other sectors eased back, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Time to change GDP as a measure of progress

Press Release – Green Party

Todays disappointing GDP numbers fail to capture whats really going on in the New Zealand economy and with our day-to-day lives, the Green Party said today. Gross domestic product (GDP) statistics released today by Statistics New Zealand show that … Read more »

Halving of economic growth a worry

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals failure to manage the economy for the long run has been exposed by the latest GDP figures which show the rate of growth halving in one quarter, says Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson Read more »

Government has room for ‘pre-election sweetener’ in health

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s better-than-expected books give it scope for a “pre-election sweetener” to boost spending on healthcare, a sector seen as ripe for rapid jobs growth over the next four years, says economic consultancy Infometrics. Read more »

Auckland seen as backbone for labour market growth

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland is expected to deliver the biggest number of new jobs over the next four years as the country’s biggest city continues to generate above-average economic growth, says economic consultancy Infometrics. Read more »

NZ current account deficit narrows

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands current account deficit narrowed in the fourth quarter, partly bolstered by a larger services balance surplus as tourism continues to boom. Read more »

85,000 new jobs for Auckland by 2021

Press Release – Infometrics

Auckland is New Zealands engine and is expected to outperform the national economy over the next four years, according to Infometrics Regional Perspectives report released today. Read more »

NZ Current Account Balance Release

Press Release – HiFX

The NZ Current Account Balance for Q4 2016 has just been released. Read more »

Eastern Bay plan supports a bright future

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Eastern Bay will face plenty of opportunities and challenges in the next 30-50 years, with changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment happening thick and fast. Its important to act now … Read more »

Rising housing costs swallow pay increases

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rising housing costs are swallowing up the small pay increases some families are getting, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. Read more »

Visitor Trends Work for Whanganui

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

Results for December 2016 show visitor arrivals increasing by almost 13,000 people compared to last year. Occupancy rates are up as is the length of stay. January 2017 shows growth of 12% for visitor spend in the district over the last 12 months and … Read more »

Growing challenges ahead for NZ’s not-for-profit sector

Press Release – JBWere

Growing challenges and emerging opportunities ahead for NZ’s not-for-profit sector, says JBWere’s New Zealand Cause Report Read more »

TVNZ 1 Q+A: Andrew Little and Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – TVNZ

Abortion law does need to be reviewed and upgraded Labour leader Andrew Little Andrew Little was responding to comments made earlier on Q+A by Prime Minister Bill English. He is a social conservative. Hes deeply conservative on an issue like … Read more »

Cloth capped unionist missed finance class

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Andrew Littles muddled response regarding contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund shows how much is at stake this election. Read more »

TVNZ 1 Q+A: Prime Minister Bill English

Press Release – TVNZ

I wouldnt support changing abortion law Prime Minister Bill English The Abortion Supervisory Committee has recommended updating our abortion laws but Prime Minis t er Bill English told Corin Dann hes not in favour of the move. Thats right, … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little Headlines: Andrew Little says hes not planning any tax changes for this election year. He says We are not planning on any tax changes for the 2017 election. We will finely calibrate what … Read more »

NZ economy probably grew 0.75% in 4th quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

March 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands economy likely continued to expand in the fourth quarter of 2016, bolstered by the ongoing surge in migration but weaker output in the primary and manufacturing sectors is tipped to weigh on growth. Read more »

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