Dwelling consents up in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of new dwellings consented was 3.6 percent higher in January 2015, compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Excluding apartments, this number was 6.8 percent lower. Read more »

Agricultural Production Statistics supplementary tables

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The statistics in this release supplement those in Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2014 (provisional). The additional statistics include: the area of wine grapes grown; the harvested area of peas and potatoes; and the tonnage and area harvested … Read more »

MPs’ pay rises should be indexed to median income

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling for cross-party support to agree on a system of indexing MPs salary movements to median income, following the announcement of a significant pay rise for MPs, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Australia drives record visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand were up 3 percent in January 2015 (302,400), compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ trade balance unexpectedly turns to surplus in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s trade balance unexpectedly turned to a surplus in January as the impact of weaker crude oil prices on imports outpaced a decline in exports led by dairy products. Read more »

NZ annual net migration rises to new record

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to another record in January as fewer locals departed for Australia, while Indian student numbers continued to bolster the influx of new arrivals. Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update for January 2015

Press Release – BNZ

Please find attached BNZ and Marketviews latest monthly report on New Zealands Online Retail Sales. Read more »

Export values fall despite higher meat and dairy quantities

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Total goods exports were down $371 million (9.1 percent) to $3.7 billion in January 2015 compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

A step into the future for prices

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says the use of tablet computers is making data collection faster and more efficient. This month, Statistics NZ began using iPad Minis to collect fruit and vegetable prices from shops in 12 regions around New Zealand. The data … Read more »

A stronger Banking Sector fuels economic growth

Press Release – KPMG

2014 was characterised by positive economic growth underpinned by the need to have a strong and robust banking sector providing the funds to fuel that growth. Growth momentum continued in the Banking Sector with 2014 profits reaching an all-time record … Read more »

AMP360 Home Loan Affordability report

Press Release – Interest.co.nz

A fall in prices and interest rates saw housing affordability improve an overall 4% in January Read more »

Less beer available despite growth for craft beer

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The total volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption in New Zealand fell 9.4 million litres (2.0 percent) to 457 million litres in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows an 8.9 million litre rise in 2013. Read more »

Strong Growth Continues in 1st Half for Bunnings

Press Release – Bunnings Warehouse

Bunnings, New Zealands leading home improvement and outdoor living products business today announced its sales results for the half-year ended 31 December 2014. Read more »

New Year kicks off with big jump in rents

Press Release – Trade Me Property

Weekly rents leapt 9 per cent in January compared to a year ago and the national median rent rose to $420 per week, according to the Trade Me Property Rental Price Index out today. Read more »

Ports of Auckland half-year results

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Net profit after tax (unaudited): $28.9m compared to $26.4m for the same period last year Read more »

NZ consumer confidence dips in February, remains elevated

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence dipped in February, while remaining elevated in the face of low interest rates and cheaper fuel. Read more »

ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard March 2014 Q

Press Release – ASB Bank

Canterbury holds off Auckland again to take out the top spot in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard. Read more »

NZ producer prices fall in 4Q on dairy products, crude oil

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producer prices fell in the fourth quarter, reflecting the decline in prices of dairy products and crude oil, while livestock and meat prices rose. Read more »

Kiwis prioritise Family over Physical, Financial wellbeing

Press Release – CIGNA

Cigna Life Insurance NZ announced today the New Zealand results of a major new survey monitoring and tracking motivations, perceptions and attitudes towards overall wellbeing amongst the public in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. Read more »

Capital goods prices up 1.0 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the December 2014 quarter, the price of purchasing new capital items rose 1.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Five of six asset groups measured by the capital goods price index (CGPI) rose, and one remained unchanged. Read more »

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