Overseas visitors vote with their wallets

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New tourism figures out today show overseas visitors are voting with their wallets and endorsing New Zealands reputation as a world-class destination, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Cut down on red meat, buy an EV and reduce your emissions

Press Release – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New research has identified where households can make a real difference to their greenhouse gas emissions and cutting down on red meat and purchasing an electric vehicle are top of the list. Read more »

October 2015 Monthly traffic update

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Issued : 25 November 2015 aucklandairport.co.nz October 2015 Monthly traffic update 7.6% Auckland Airports international passengers (excluding transit passengers) were up 7.6% in October 2015 compared with October 2014. Growth was achieved across … Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand October 2015

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. Read more »

Paul Henry Hits Highest Rating for the Year to Date

Press Release – Mediaworks

Paul Henry hit its highest rating for the year to date on Friday 23 November with a 2.4 rating in 25-54. Ratings have been consistently building for Paul Henry throughout the year. Read more »

Record high migration stokes 41-year high population growth

Article – Businesswire

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. Read more »

Final stages of Rugby World Cup draw Kiwis to the UK

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand residents took 217,000 overseas trips in October 2015, up 5 percent from October 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Most of the increase was to the United Kingdom (UK). Read more »

NZ lamb wool rises to record high heading into new season

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ lamb wool rises to record high heading into new season amid strong Chinese demand Read more »

NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high on China pickup

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high on pick up in Chinese demand Read more »

Household spending continues to outpace income

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Household income was $134.4 billion (up 0.8 percent), while household spending was $135.3 billion (up 3.3 percent) in the March 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

National Accounts (Industry Benchmarks)

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National Accounts (Industry Benchmarks) provide comprehensive industry data on production, investment, and capital stock. It provides benchmarks for the level of economic activity, which update and maintain the quality of some of our core macro-economic statistics. … Read more »

Borrowers Choose Long Term Pain over Short Term Gain

Press Release – Credit Union Auckland

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015 NZCU Auckland today released the findings from a survey conducted amongst its customers regarding their borrowing habits and to what degree they understand the long term impact of those decisions. Read more »

NZ sheep, beef farmers reap higher output prices in Sept 1/4

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand sheep and beef farmers received higher prices for their products in the September quarter, outpacing the rise in the prices they paid in the period, according to the latest producers price index. Read more »

Indian student explotation poses risk to NZ’s reputation

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Immigration officials are warning New Zealand’s reputation as a destination for international students is at risk because of widespread evidence that Indian students are taking on debts for study here that lead to their exploitation … Read more »

NZ inflation expectations drift further below 2% mid-point

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Longer term inflation expectations weakened marginally in the latest Reserve Bank of New Zealand survey of expectations, with annual consumers price inflation expected to be 1.85 percent in two years’ time, compared with an … Read more »

Retail And Hospitality Sector Continues Growth Surge

Press Release – MYOB

The retail and hospitality industry is continuing to exceed national SME growth, with almost 40 per cent of SME business operators in the sector reporting a revenue increase in the past 12 months, and nearly as many expecting more growth in the year … Read more »

Māori Population Estimates: At 30 June 2015 – tables

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Mori Population Estimates provide estimates of the Mori population of New Zealand at a given date. Read more »

Motor-vehicle industry revs up retail sales

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail sales growth in the September 2015 quarter was led by large gains in the motor-vehicle industry, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ services sector activity comes off its highs in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, expanded at a slower rate in October as it came off its highest level in almost eight years. Read more »

NZ dollar hits month-low vs. Aussie after upbeat jobs data

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar touched a month low against the Australian dollar after upbeat employment data across the Tasman pushed out expectations for an interest rate cut in Australia. Read more »

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