Migration reaches another record high

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration in the June 2017 year reached a new record high of 72,300, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were a record 131,400 and migrant departures were 59,100. Read more »

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life and feel connected to family and Aotearoa Media release Read more »

Not earning or learning – understanding Otago youth in need

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the 2015 calendar year, 87,650 New Zealanders aged 1524 years spent more time not in employment, education, or training (NEET) than they did in either education or employment, according to research conducted jointly between Stats NZ, Methodist … Read more »

NZ inflation missing in action in second quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer prices were unchanged in the second quarter as weaker fuel prices offset rises in household basics like rent, food and electricity. Read more »

Household Essential Costs Up, Petrol & Holiday Prices Down

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

18 July 2017 – The consumers price index (CPI) was flat overall in the June 2017 quarter (0.0 percent inflation), down 0.1 percent after seasonal adjustment, Stats NZ said today. The annual inflation rate was 1.7 percent, down from 2.2 percent in … Read more »

House prices up 5.8% in June, led by growth outside Auckland

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s median house price rose an annual 5.8 percent in June with strong growth outside of Auckland, according to theReal Estate Institute. Read more »

Avocado prices near record levels and kumara hits new high

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices rose 0.2 percent in June 2017, Stats NZ said today. The rise was led by higher prices for avocados and soft drinks. The average price for a 200g avocado was $4.52 in June 2017, compared with $3.38 in May 2017. Read more »

Using data to get the best for premature babies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Bringing together data from across government, a study looking into the lives of premature babies will help front-line doctors and parents make better informed choices about the care of their children, Statistics Minister Scott Simpson says. Read more »

Dwelling and Household Estimates: June 2017 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling and Household Estimates provide estimates of all private dwellings in New Zealand at a given date, and estimates of all households usually living in New Zealand at a given date. Read more »

Home construction – testing what we know

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Ninety-seven percent of new dwelling consents lead to a completed home, experimental figures released by Stats NZ today show. Read more »

June climate summary – Record-dry June for parts of North

Press Release – NIWA

Rainfall was well below normal ( Temperature June temperatures were near average for most of the country (-0.50C to +0.50C). Pockets of above average temperatures (0.51C to 1.20C) occurred in the Bay of Plenty, West Coast, and inland Otago. … Read more »

Assessing the health needs of whānau in West Auckland

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

A report on the health needs of West Auckland has revealed Whnau Centre delivers services to a young, high needs population who are frequent users of hospital emergency departments and mental health services. Read more »

House consents at 13-year record in May

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Local councils across New Zealand approved 7 percent more residential building consents in May, with house consents at a 13-year high as the trend for new dwellings continues to increase. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Durable goods disappoint

Article – BusinessDesk

Wall Street was mixed, while US Treasuries rose amid concern the pace of economic growth might ease. Read more »

Petroleum and vehicles lift May 2017 imports

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Imports of petroleum products and motor vehicles pushed total imports to $4.8 billion in May 2017, Stats NZ said today. Monthly imports were $635 million (15 percent) higher than for May 2016. Read more »

NZ Health Research Strategy to help ‘change the face of heal

Press Release – Auckland District Health Board

Auckland DHB welcomes the inaugural New Zealand Health Research Strategy, which sets a vision of creating a world-leading health research and innovation system by 2027. Read more »

Supporting world class health research in NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith today launched New Zealands first Health Research Strategy which aims to increase the excellence and impact of government investment in health research. Investment … Read more »

Record new arrivals as net migration tops 72,000

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration reached 72,000 in the May 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals numbered 130,400 and migrant departures numbered 58,400 in the year ended May 2017. Read more »

Transpower supports next generation of Women in Tech

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower has put its support behind ShadowTech Day 2017, providing workplace mentors to female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Read more »

Online job ads continue growing strongly

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says the latest Jobs Online report shows strong growth in online job advertisements at 11.8 per cent in the year to May 2017. Read more »

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