Local market suspended in flat

Press Release – CMC Markets

Mixed leads overnight set the tone for Thursday trading. Investors were still pondering inflation numbers and what it means for the timing of a future rate cut. High yielding stocks were under scrutiny and were subjected to downward pressure. The big banks … Read more »

Surveillance: 75% want to know what Government is doing

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

New Zealanders overwhelmingly want the companies providing them with technical services to protect their personal information from interception by governments. Read more »

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and fewer locals left for Australia. Read more »

Cricket and holiday periods boost visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 291,800 in March 2015, a record high for a March month, Statistics New Zealand said today. The latest figure was 15 percent higher than in March 2014, and 8 percent higher than in March 2013. Read more »

Surge in interest about using KiwiSaver to buy first home

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Surge in interest about using KiwiSaver to buy first home ANZ is reporting a surge in the number of customers wanting to use KiwiSaver to help buy their first home following the April 1 introduction of new regulations for KiwiSaver first home withdrawals. … Read more »

Rent rises steaming ahead of inflation

Press Release – Trade Me Property

Rents across New Zealand continue to steam ahead of inflation with the median asking rent in March 2015 up 7.7 per cent compared with March 2014. By comparison, inflation across the wider economy is at a 16-year low and up just 0.1 per cent year-on-year. Read more »

South Island companies experience a challenging 12 months

Press Release – Deloitte

South Island listed companies experience a challenging twelve months After record gains in recent years the Deloitte South Island Index achieves modest 0.8% growth for year to 31 March 2015 South Island listed companies have collectively experienced … Read more »

Fancy date night or pizza on the couch?

Press Release – Dinniss

More than a quarter of Kiwis would rather order pizza than go out for dinner Read more »

Second consecutive quarterly fall for CPI

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.3 percent in the March 2015 quarter, following a 0.2 percent fall in the December 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The last time the CPI showed two consecutive quarterly falls was in the December … Read more »

iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Press Release – iPredict

TV3s Campbell Live appears doomed, with a 77% probability it will be cancelled before 1 January 2016 , according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. John Keys position as … Read more »

Liam Butler interviews Tim Bently

Press Release – ElderNet

To what extent are NZ organisations prepared to positively and productively engage in an aging workforce? Read more »

Most in advanced age rely on pension

Press Release – University of Auckland

Most in advanced age rely on pension Media Release – University of Auckland – 15 April 2015 Read more »

Quarterly benefit figures lowest since 2009

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the latest benefit figures show a further year-on-year decline as the New Zealand economy improves and welfare reforms continue to support families. Read more »

Correction – Statistics NZ Media Release

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

We have removed incorrect prices for nectarines initially included in the detailed, downloadable Excel table published on our website this morning. Read more »

Export Statistics for the First Half of the 2014-15 Season

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand compiles lamb, mutton and beef export statistics for the country. The following is a summary of the first six months of the 2014-15 meat export season (1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015). Read more »

Govt blind to soaring public transport use in Auckland

Press Release – Green Party

The Government should take note of huge increases in Aucklands public transport patronage figures released today by Auckland Transport and bring forward funding for the City Rail Link, the Green Party said. Read more »

NZ food prices rise at fastest annual pace since 2011

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ food prices rise at fastest annual pace since 2011, led by fruit, veggie prices Read more »

Food prices rise 0.1 percent in March

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In March 2015, food prices rose 0.1 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.7 percent fall in February and a 1.3 percent rise in January. Read more »

Auckland Steams to New Records Across the Board

Press Release – Trademe

March was all about Auckland with the citys asking prices for residential property setting records across the board, according to Trade Me Propertys analysis of new listings in the past three months. Read more »

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn’t meeting demand, putting pressure on the market. Read more »

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