Vehicle safety linked to some road deaths

Press Release – Motor Trade Association

MTA urges the Government to look at vehicle safety as it tries to combat the growing road toll. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence dips in November

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in November as households grew less optimistic about the economy’s fortunes. Read more »

NZ house sale slump eases in October, drop in turnover slows

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s housing market perked up last month as sales volumes fell at a slower pace, having slumped in the lead-up to the September general election. Read more »

Kaikoura recovery by the numbers

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

On 14 November 2016 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake caused major damage to Kaikura. Roads and rail were closed, so tourists were evacuated by boat and air leaving Kaikuras tourism and hospitality industry cut off from its flow of travellers … Read more »

NZ guest nights rise in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand national guest nights rose in September as increased demand in the South Island was driven by greater numbers of domestic visitors and hotel stays. Read more »

Electronic card spending up 0.3% in October on hospitality

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose in October, boosted by the hospitality industry as people spent more eating out. Read more »

Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements presents the improvements we will make to New Zealand’s national accounts. It provides information and analysis to help technical users of national accounts and gross domestic product (GDP) data anticipate … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall in October on weaker dairy prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell in October as dairy prices eased although they fared better in New Zealand dollar terms after the kiwi fell to its lowest level in more than a year on a trade-weighted index basis. Read more »

Pokie spend up over the last 12 months

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Gaming machine proceeds (GMP) for the 12 months ended 30 September 2017 rose $29.2 million or 3.4 per cent from $849 million to $878.2 million, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

Study reveals extent of cancer cases in hospital ICUs

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

A landmark review of more than 1.6 million admissions to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units will enable hospitals and healthcare authorities to better target management of particular cancers. Read more »

Chinese tourists spending less on shopping, more on culture

Press Release – CBRE

Luxury shopping and package holidays are proving less popular with the Chinese tourist market compared to authentic food and entertainment experiences, according to new research by international real estate agency CBRE. Read more »

More New Zealand businesses go corporate

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A growing proportion of businesses are limited-liability companies and fewer are sole proprietors, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Record apartment supply eases the pressure

Press Release – Colliers International

A record number of apartments are due to be completed in Auckland over the coming three years, Colliers Internationals half-yearly Auckland Residential Development Report shows. Read more »

Annual net migration down to 71,000

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration was 71,000 in the September 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were 131,600 and migrant departures were 60,600. Read more »

Work-Related Serious Non-Fatal Injury Rate Below Target

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Provisional 2016 data showed the rate of work-related serious non-fatal injuries fell to 14.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), Stats NZ said today. This was below the governments 2020 target (14.5 injuries per 100,000 FTEs). Read more »

Living in New Zealand even now more expensive

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

— The release of the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) by Statistics New Zealand shows that incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living. “Prices are rising faster than wages, and some of the biggest price rises are basic necessities for … Read more »

Manufacturing industry using the most energy

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The manufacturing industry was the largest user of total energy in the year ended March 2017, Stats NZ said today. This industry accounted for 49 percent of total energy use, compared with 62 percent in 2012. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence dips in October, but ‘no fear’

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand consumer confidence dropped in October from a three-year high although it remains at its third highest level for that period. Read more »

Dairy drives NZ food prices higher as butter hits record

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices rose in September as dairy products continued to increase with butter prices hitting another record high. Read more »

North Island accommodation quieter in August

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

This August, a fall in domestic guest nights in the North Island caused a relatively flat month for New Zealand accommodation, Stats NZ said today. National guest nights for the month were 0.3 percent lower than August 2016. Read more »

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