Visitors from China top 300,000

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 2.96 million in the April 2015 year, which is the highest-ever annual total, Statistics New Zealand said today. This total was 7 percent higher than the April 2014 year. Read more »

Ethnic populations projected to grow

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

An increasing proportion of New Zealanders will identify with Mori, Asian, and Pacific ethnicities according to new ethnic population projections released by Statistics New Zealand. Read more »

Leadership key to reversing poor performance

Press Release – NZCID

Local governments representative body LGNZ should be commended for taking proactive steps to lift the performance of the sector, following the release of concerning national survey results which rated councils just 3 out of 10 for overall performance, … Read more »

New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Press Release – iPredict

The Official Cash Rate will be cut on 11 June and again by 10 December , according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. Despite this, annual inflation is not expected to reach 2% until … Read more »

NZ export log prices hit 3-year low; may start picking up

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices hit 3-year low; may start picking up as demand improves Read more »

Lower fuel costs drive down NZ producer input, output prices

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Producer input and output prices fell in the first quarter, mainly reflecting lower fuel costs and weakness in prices of meat and dairy products. Read more »

Lower fuel prices push down producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices fell in the March 2015 quarter, due to lower fuel prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. Prices received (as measured by the output producers price index (PPI)) and paid (as measured by the input PPI) both fell in the March 2015 … Read more »

New Zealand abridged period life table: 2012–14 (final)

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Abridged period life tables for the total New Zealand male and female populations provide an indication of the trends in life expectancy between the construction of complete period life tables. See New Zealand abridged period life table: 201214 … Read more »

Māori Population Estimates

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Mori Population Estimates provide estimates of the Mori population of New Zealand at a given date. See Mori Population Estimates: Mean year ended 31 December 2014 on our website or download the attached Excel table for the latest statistics. Read more »

Andrew Little’s Pre-Budget Speech

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Only on rare occasions does a single budget have a profound effect on the economy, and on peoples lives. Read more »

Big March quarter for retailers

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

March was a boom quarter for retailers, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ retail sales rise a record 2.7% in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ retail sales rise a record 2.7% in first quarter as back-to-school drives electronic goods Read more »

NZ dollar advances as disappointing US retail sales sap USD

Article – BusinessDesk

May 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar advanced after weaker-than-expected US retail sales data stoked speculation the Federal Reserve will delay hiking interest rates. Read more »

NZ food prices fall in April, on cheaper groceries, fruit

Article – BusinessDesk

May 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell to a four-month low in April after discounting in supermarkets and cheaper fruit and vegetables. Read more »

Food prices fall 0.3 percent in April

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In April 2015, food prices fell 0.3 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.1 percent rise in March and a 0.7 percent fall in February. Read more »

Sheep number lowest since 1943

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand had 29.8 million sheep at 30 June 2014, Statistics NZ said today. Read more »

RBNZ imposes new lending restrictions on Auckland property

Article – BusinessDesk

May 13 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank will target Auckland property investors with new lending restrictions as it looks to take the heat out of the property market in the countrys biggest city, which it sees as a key risk to the nations financial … Read more »

No change in median Auckland house price in April: REINZ

Article – BusinessDesk

May 12 (BusinessDesk) – The median price of an Auckland house didn’t change between March and April, at $720,000, according to the latest figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, although there has been a $108,500, or 17.7 percent … Read more »

Finances making you stressed? Join the crew

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Auckland, 12 May 2015 A recent survey by consumer research company Canstar Blue has drawn back the curtains on how Kiwis are really feeling about the state of their finances. Read more »

Guest nights rise in March

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for March 2015 were 7.5 percent higher than in March 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the 12th consecutive month of rises. Read more »

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