Poll July 14-27: Nat 46% Lab 30% Gr 12% NZ1 5%

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

National (46%) lead over Labour/ Greens (42%) cut significantly as Key rules out deal with Conservative Party but says National would consider a deal with NZ First (5%) Read more »

High house build rate welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The 23,370 new houses consented in the last year is a further sign the Government’s housing reforms are working, Housing Minister Dr Smith said today in welcoming the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ building consents on the rise

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building consents increased at the fastest pace in three months in June, rising a seasonally adjusted 3.5 percent, led by a surge in Canterbury. Read more »

Road use surge reflects economic recovery

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says increases in vehicle travel and vehicle registrations reflect New Zealands economic recovery and growing population. Total travel [measured in kilometres travelled] was flat between 2005 and 2012, but growth returned … Read more »

Construction activity again pushes Cantometer to fresh high

Press Release – ASB Bank

Non-residential building consents continue to improve while dwelling consent issuance could be starting to plateau. Read more »

Dwelling consents trend rising

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is at its highest level since August 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Labour Force Survey Estimated Working-age Population

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

These tables provide the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market … Read more »

Stand-downs, suspensions & exclusions at 14-year low

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Student stand-downs, suspensions and exclusions have reached 14-year lows, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Ms Parata says Ministry of Education figures from 2000-2013 show a peak in the mid-2000s, but these numbers have dropped significantly. Read more »

More New Zealanders using statistics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Nicky Wagner says the latest Use and Trust in Official Statistics Survey shows an increasing number of New Zealanders are taking part in surveys and accessing government statistics online. Participating and sharing information … Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales 27/7/14

Press Release – BNZ

Total online spending in June 2014 was up 5% on June last year. Spending at domestic online sites is up by 2% on the online spending in June last year. Excluding the daily sales sector, domestic online sales are up 6% on June last year. Read more »

Soaring rail use in Auckland shows need for rail link now

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party today welcomes Auckland Transport figures showing rail patronage has soared by 23 percent in June from June 2013, demonstrating both the value of electrification and the need to immediately get cracking building the Auckland City … Read more »

NZ Consumer Sentiment Stable; Australia Lowest on Record

Press Release – Nielsen NZ

AUCKLAND: 25 July 2014 New Zealand consumer confidence decreased one index point to 99 in Q2 2014, six points higher than the same time period a year ago (Q2 2013) according to consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider … Read more »

Asian markets driving growth for NZ food & beverage exports

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Consumer demand in East and South East Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification, a new Government report shows. Read more »

Strong gains in student achievement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, … Read more »

Exports fall in June quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted value of goods exported fell 7.4 percent to $12.4 billion in the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.9 percent increase in the March 2014 quarter, and large increases for the September 2013 and … Read more »

NZ dollar little changed as investors await Reserve Bank

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is little changed as investors are reluctant to take positions ahead of the Reserve Bank’s decision on interest rates this morning. Read more »

Vacation nation: where Kiwis like to holiday

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

Whether youre an adrenalin junkie or beach bunny, nature enthusiast or amateur vulcanologist, New Zealand has a holiday destination to suit which could explain why 62% of Kiwis aged 14+ took at least one domestic holiday in the year to April … Read more »

Insights into Kiwis’ gym behaviours

Press Release – Canstar

Auckland, 23 July 2014 – A new survey by Canstar Blue has shown that nearly ninety per cent of Kiwi gym-goers engage in regular exercise as part of their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. IVA is a monthly report produced by Statistics NZ and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand. Read more »

Local authorities’ spending on core services declines

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the year to June 2013, local authorities spending on core services (operating expenditure) declined from $8.5 billion to $8.3 billion, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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