Hastings retail economy hits $60m

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Retail growth in Hastings continues to outstrip the national rate, up more than eight per cent in the three months ended June 2016. Read more »

New Zealand payment times remain low

Press Release – Dun and Bradstreet

New Zealand invoice payment times have maintained their record-low momentum, averaging approximately 35 days for the last four quarters, despite increasing slightly over the second quarter of 2016. According to Dun & Bradstreets Trade Payments … Read more »

Pokie takings increase

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Proceeds from pub and club gaming machines in the second quarter of this year were $9.1 million or 4.4 per cent more than for the same period last year, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending at 30 June 2016 was $216.1 … Read more »

Holiday arrivals rise 15,300 from June 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals numbered 196,200 in June 2016, setting a new June record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 11 percent from June 2015, due mainly to a 21 percent increase in holiday arrivals. Read more »

New home deposit rules could turn off 22% of investors

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

The Reserve Banks move to increase the deposit needed for investors to buy a home above 30% will have a significant impact on the market. Read more »

Changing driving habits and saving lives

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Getting people into the habit of buckling up and putting their mobile phone away is the focus of a police operation aimed at preventing further serious injuries and deaths on our roads. Read more »

NZD falls as weak inflation data adds to case for rate cut

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar falls as weak inflation data adds to case for rate cut in August Read more »

Lifestyle Market Continues Delivering Record Prices

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 401 more lifestyle property sales (+19%) for the three months ended June 2016 than for the three months ended June 2015. Read more »

Early Winter Sees Rural Prices Ease

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were seven fewer farm sales (-1.5%) for the three months ended June 2016 than for the three months ended June 2015. Overall, there were 472 farm sales in the three … Read more »

CPI up on higher petrol and construction prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent in the June 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.2 percent rise in the March 2016 quarter. Read more »

New Zealand log export volumes and prices increase

Press Release – Wood Resources International

New Zealand log export volumes and prices have increased in 2016 because of higher shipments to India and South Korea, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Read more »

Northland Immunisation Rate Poor

Press Release – Northland DHB

Deciding not to immunise your baby is a choice that affects not only your child, but also their grandparents, their future children and the whole community. Read more »

Raw Frontline Police Data Shows Crime on the Increase

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Raw data from frontline police operations shows without doubt that the number of offences committed has increased under the National government, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Cheddar cheese prices at eight-year low

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices decreased 0.5 percent in the year to June 2016, influenced by lower grocery food prices (down 2.3 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. Compared with June 2015, cheese prices were down 9.5 percent, fresh milk was down 3.9 percent, … Read more »

Fewer New Zealanders in motels and hotels in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

For May 2016 compared with May last year, domestic guest nights were down 6.4 percent, with motels and hotels accounting for most of the fall. In contrast, international guest nights were up 9.7 percent, with gains for stays at both hotels and motels. … Read more »

NZ guest nights fell in May

Article – BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights fell in May, snapping 25 consecutive months of rises, as fewer domestic guest nights offset a gain in international stays. Read more »

Card spending up across all industries in June

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending rose 1.2 percent in June 2016 compared with May 2016, when adjusted for seasonal effects, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.3 percent fall in May. Read more »

Latest tourism spend data for Northland released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism spend for Northland is estimated to be $932 million for the year to May 2016, up 6 per cent compared with the year … Read more »

Keeping up with customers, not competitors

Press Release – Accenture

Keeping up with customers, not competitors, is becoming greatest challenge to brands, Accenture Interactive study finds Read more »

Dwelling and Household Estimates: June 2016 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 »

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