Government Statement on Financial Capability announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced a Government Statement on Building Financial Capability in New Zealand, which supports New Zealanders getting ahead financially. Read more »

More birds in Kiwi gardens

Press Release – Landcare Research

The number of birds in garden across the country is up this winter, according to preliminary results from the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey. Read more »

New Zealand Climate Summary: June 2015

Press Release – NIWA

Rainfall Rainfall was above normal (120-149%) or well above normal (> 149%) for much of the Manawatu-Whanganui, Taranaki, Westland, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland regions. Rainfall was well below normal ( Temperature … Read more »

Growth Forecast Report To 2017: Radiant Insights

Press Release – Radiant Insights

New Zealand Household Care Packaging Market Size, Share, Trends And Growth Forecast Report To 2017: Radiant Insights Read more »

“Auckland effect” leading to rises in Tauranga, Hamilton

Press Release – QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for June have increased 9.3% over the past year and 3.6% over the past three months. This means they are now 25.6% above the previous market peak of late 2007. … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for third month to 3-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a third consecutive month in June to a three-year low, on weakness in aluminium, dairy, and meat. Read more »

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in more than a year

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in more than a year in June on Auckland demand Read more »

NZ building consents static in May

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building consents were virtually static in May as dwindling demand in Auckland offset increased construction intentions in other parts of the country. Read more »

Labour productivity increases 1.4 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Labour productivity increased 1.4 percent in the year ended March 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

90% of Kiwi employers set consolidate or increase headcount

Press Release – Robert Walters

Nine in ten employers in New Zealand say they expect to consolidate or increase staffing levels up to the end of 2015, according to a survey of over 200 hiring managers by specialist professional recruiter, Robert Walters. Read more »

NZ employment confidence dwindles in 2Q as wage outlook dims

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders grew more downcast about the state of the labour market in the second quarter, with a softer outlook for wage growth weighing on confidence. Read more »

NZ annual trade deficit unexpectedly shrinks in May

Article – BusinessDesk

June 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands annual trade deficit unexpectedly shrank in May as exports rose more than forecast and imports lagged predictions. Read more »

ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence – Late Tackle

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

Consumers are less upbeat about the economy over the year ahead. They are not downbeat, simply more cautious. Read more »

Poll 21/6/15: Nat 49.5% Lab 26% Grn 13% NZ1 6.5%

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

During June support for National was down 4.5% to 49.5% after the 2015 NZ Budget. However, despite the fall the National-led Government has a large lead over a potential Labour/Greens alliance with their support at 39% (up 3%), according to the latest … Read more »

Dairy challenges take NZ rural confidence to near-decade low

Press Release – Rabobank

New Zealand farmer confidence has fallen to its lowest levels in nearly a decade, as dairy farmers across the country struggle with the challenges arising from the slump in global markets, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has … Read more »

Information key to measuring well-being of disabled Māori

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A new report from Statistics New Zealand shows the importance of collecting good information about the one in four Mori who are disabled. Read more »

Coleman: Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Speech – New Zealand Government

23 June 2015 Speech notes Speech to the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee, Te Papa, Wellington Read more »

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury’s upside scenario Read more »

Christchurch retail sales continue to rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail and hospitality sales in Christchurch city continue to rise, Statistics New Zealand said today. Sales for the March 2015 quarter were $1.9 billion, a 5.4 percent increase compared with the same quarter in 2014. This compares with an increase of … Read more »

China drives growth in visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 176,700 in May 2015, up 10 percent on May 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was driven by more visitors from China. Read more »

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