Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

Kiwis take to technology to beat the Christmas rush

Press Release – Colmar Brunton

With the Christmas shopping rush in its final week, new research confirms that Kiwis are increasingly more reliant on technology to shop and are even becoming less resistant to the idea of contactless payment using a mobile phone. Read more »

November arrivals continue a year of stellar growth

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

International visitor arrivals continue to grow, continuing a 15 month trend, with total arrivals up 5.1 per cent to more than 2.8 million visitors for the year ending November 2014. Read more »

Christchurch spending continues to grow

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Christchurch’s growth in retail and hospitality spending continues to outpace that at the national level, Statistics New Zealand said today. For Christchurch city, after seasonal fluctuations are removed, retail and hospitality sales increased 1.2 … Read more »

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s annual migration rose to a record for the fourth consecutive month in November, led by fewer kiwis crossing the Tasman, more returning from Australia, and a sharply rising number of student arrivals from India. Read more »

Disabled people keen to work

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Almost two-thirds of disabled adults aged under 65 are employed, and most of the remainder would like to have jobs, according to a new report released by Statistics New Zealand. Read more »

Holidaymakers from China push up visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand were up 8 percent in November 2014 (270,400), compared with November 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. The biggest increase was from China, up almost 50 percent from 2013. Read more »

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. A University of Auckland study, just published in the New Zealand Medical Journal compares the survival of cancer patients diagnosed between 2006 and … Read more »

NZ dollar dips as GDP growth revised down, Fed eyes rates

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dipped after the country’s pace of economic growth was revised down, though continued to beat expectations, and as the Federal Reserve gets closer to making a call on whether to hike interest rates. Read more »

Economy grows solidly in September year

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that the Governments economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

GDP up 1.0 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product (GDP) was up 1.0 percent in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The growth was driven by primary industries, which increased 5.8 percent Read more »

NZ economy grows 1% in 3Q on milk and mining production

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a good start to the dairy season and increased oil and gas activity stoked activity. Read more »

Whanganui October Guest Night Increase Over National Average

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

October 2014 commercial accommodation statistics were released last week with percentage increases higher than the national average. This follows Whanganuis strong trend to date leading in to summer. Read more »

43% of Marketing Professionals Seeking New Roles in 2015

Press Release – font

NEW ZEALAND, 17 December 2014 Almost half of New Zealand marketing professionals will be looking for other job opportunities in the New Year. Read more »

Kiwis dream of digital mining, snowmen & smartphones

Press Release – Trademe

Christmas 2014 will see Kiwis sharing pictures and stories about their presents online using their new phones and tablets, before heading outside in their Frozen costumes for a BBQ and a bounce on the new trampoline, according to Trade Mes annual list … Read more »

Meat workers need Jobs that Count

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is supporting todays Meat Workers Union campaign to combat insecure work in a core New Zealand export industry. “Last year the CTU published a report on insecure work shows that at least 30% of New Zealands workers over 635,000 people including … Read more »

Current account deficit widens

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $2.5 billion in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is $490 million larger than the June 2014 quarter deficit. Read more »

NZ Sept quarter current account deficit near six-year high

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The impact of falling dairy export receipts was a primary contributor to the balance of payments deficit on current account pushing out to $2.5 billion in the three months to Sept. 30, the highest since the December 2008 … Read more »

7.3% increase in passenger traffic in October 2014

Press Release – ACI Asia Pacific

In October 2014, passenger traffic reported by Asia-Pacific airports maintained a moderate growth rate of +7.3% year-on-year while airports in the Middle East reported +7.6% in the same period. Read more »

Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) 2014 provides the Treasury’s latest economic forecasts and the forecast financial statements of the Government, including the implications of Government financial decisions. Read more »

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