Mental health centre of govt’s social investment package

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – The government has put mental health at the centre of its $321 million social investment programme, which it touts as spending large up front to reduce the long-term costs of problems ailing society. Read more »

$4.5m to explore census transformation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

$4.5 million of new operating funding over the next three years will allow Stats NZ to explore new ways of obtaining and providing census information without the expense and inconvenience to New Zealanders of a full five-year census, Statistics … Read more »

Higher dairy, wood, and wine exports lift trade surplus

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

More dairy, wood, and wine exports in April 2017 led to a goods trade surplus of $578 million, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Stats NZ website. Read more »

Net migration figures measure up well

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration figures based on arrival and departure cards lined up well with what migrants actually did, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Annual migration and tourism at record highs

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the April 2017 year, 71,900 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left, Stats NZ said today. The April 2017 annual net migration remained at the same level as in March 2017. Migrant arrivals numbered 129,800 in the April 2017 year, a new annual … Read more »

Ethnic diversity projected to rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands population is projected to increase by about 1 million in the next 20 years, with all major ethnic groups growing, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Speech: Props, Promises, Propaganda And Phoney Politics

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Your national president Tom OConnor has said all 65,000 Grey Power members across New Zealand are preparing for political war over NZ Super. You are concerned, and rightly so, by Nationals intention to raise the age of entitlement to 67. Read more »

Teen birth rate halves since 2008

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The teen birth rate has dropped each year since 2008, Stats NZ said today. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 1519 years half the 2008 rate of 33. Read more »

New Zealand Abridged Period Life Table: 2014–16

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: 201416 … Read more »

The value of forecasting in an uncertain world

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Forecasting is a valuable part of the monetary policy process, helping the Bank plan for the future, communicate its current understanding and intentions, and react to unexpected events, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Economics Dr John … Read more »

Car sales stay in top gear

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Car sales surged in the first quarter of 2017, driving an increase in total retail trade sales, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Cheaper party foods but healthy food prices rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The cost of grocery foods fell in April, partly countered by higher prices for vegetables, Stats NZ said today. Overall, food prices fell 0.8 percent in April 2017. Read more »

New Housing Affordability Measure released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments (MBIE) new Housing Affordability Measure will allow the market to be monitored at a more detailed level, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Response to Guyon Espiner after RNZ Morning Report interview

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

You stated that based on statistics from Statistics NZ between 1979 and 2016 there was an average of about 27,000 Kiwis a year departing to Australia and that it had dropped away to 20,000 departures. Read more »

Dairy herd up in North Island but down in South Island

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

After a decrease in 2015, the dairy cattle number increased 2 percent in 2016 to reach 6.6 million, Stats NZ said today. However, this was not back to the 2014 level (6.7 million). Read more »

Grocery and liquor retailing lift card spending in April

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards was $5 billion in April 2017, up $218 million (4.5 percent) from April 2016, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Guest nights fall in March as Easter moves

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Guest nights in March 2017 dropped 3.1 percent compared with March 2016, as Easter moved from March last year to April this year, Stats NZ said today. The Easter effect was most noticeable in domestic guest nights, which decreased 5.6 percent compared … Read more »

Social investment approach to mental health

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning, its great to be here on a beautiful Wellington morning. Id like to acknowledge Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Id like to also thank the HQSC for hosting us all today. Read more »

Cost of Living increases hits those with least the hardest

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Beneficiaries, superannuitants and people on the lowest incomes continue to bear the brunt of higher inflation, according to the latest data from Statistics NZ, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

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