Māori Operated SMEs Ahead on Earnings

Press Release – MYOB

Mori-operated small businesses have outperformed the SME average over the last year, although operators are less confident of growth in 2015 according to a nationwide survey. Read more »

Survey Confirms Dunedin a Great Place to Live

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin residents overwhelmingly consider their city to be a great place to live, according to the latest Quality of Life Survey. Some 86% of Dunedin residents agreed with that statement, well up on 82% in 2012 and above the 78% across six other New … Read more »

Population in Auckland and Canterbury regions grows fastest

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Of New Zealand’s 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury’s population growth rate was above the national average, Statistics New Zealand said today. In the June 2014 year, Auckland’s population grew by 34,000 (2.3 percent), while Canterbury’s grew … Read more »

International visitor arrivals top 2.8 million visitors

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is welcoming a 4.9 per cent increase in international visitor arrivals for the year ending September 2014, pushing total annual arrivals to more than 2.8 million for the first time ever. Read more »

Small increase in visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of visitor arrivals to New Zealand in September 2014 (193,300) increased 1 percent compared with September 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was the second-highest total for a September month, after September 2011 (219,900), which … Read more »

Labour costs rise 1.8 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Labour costs rose 1.8 percent in the year to the June 2014 quarter, with the non-wage component rising 2.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase in the non-wage component reflected higher costs for annual leave and statutory holidays, … Read more »

NZ net migration rises to annual record in September

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ net migration rises to annual record in September on increased numbers from India, Australia Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on weak inflation

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar may decline this week on the expectation weak inflation data will prompt a pull back in forecasts for future interest rate hikes, reducing demand for the local currency. Read more »

NZ dollar rises against yen as global sentiment improves

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained against the Japanese yen as improved US economic data bolstered sentiment on global growth, prompting investors to reduce holdings of safe haven currencies such as the yen. Read more »

Newmarket Ramps Up

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

Feedback from a new survey conducted by the Newmarket Business Association paints a positive outlook for the business precinct. The survey, which captured responses from retailers, hospitality outlets, as well as general business, is part of a new … Read more »

Large services sector, modest energy users

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The total energy use of the services sector accounts for less than 20 percent of the total business use, Statistics New Zealand said today. The services sector contributes 44 percent of New Zealand’s GDP and covers 55 percent of people employed. Read more »

Social Media Key to New Growth for NZ Exporters

Press Release – DHL

Social Media Key to New Growth for NZ Exporters 43% of NZ exporters surveyed have generated orders through social Media Online orders a crucial channel – DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship Read more »

ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Press Release – ASB Bank

As we predicted in last months Farmshed, the beef boom has hit new heights and beef prices are currently 5% higher than the previous peak seen way back in September 2008, says ASB Rural Economist Nathan Penny. The US appetite for beef shows … Read more »

Are Car Dealers Present In Search – SEO Industry Report

Press Release – FIRST digital

FIRST has just released a new industry report showing how present New Zealands car dealers are within organic search. Moreover, FIRST has carried out a consumer survey discovering that car auctions are definitely not the first place Kiwis are … Read more »

Annual Results: Annual Review and Annual Report

Press Release – Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) has today released its Annual Review and Report for the year to June 2014. Read them here. Read more »

Blue versus red cod – more than twice the price

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Blue cod costs on average $21 more a kilo than red cod, but is edged out by snapper as the most expensive commonly available fresh fish, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

National must end ideological opposition to raising income

Press Release – Green Party

If John Key is serious about tackling child poverty he must approach it with an open mind, and overcome his ideological block to raising incomes as a solution, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Agriculture, forestry workers at highest risk of injury

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Rural SMEs say growth has peaked – survey

Press Release – MYOB

Tightening conditions on global commodity markets have not come out of the blue for New Zealands SME agribusiness sector, as the majority believe growth has peaked, according to a survey of business owners and managers throughout the country. Read more »

New Zealanders underestimate investment risk

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

Research conducted for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) shows Kiwis are switched-on about straightforward, low-risk investment options. But when responding to questions about investments with more risk, people are far less confident. Read more »

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