2018 Census will deliver reliable data for New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders can be confident the 2018 Census will produce accurate and high-quality data which can be relied on by communities and decision-makers, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Seeing the big picture on travel

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders will be able to easily create simple graphs showing international travel trends, with the launch of a new online tool for tourism and migration figures, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Takeaway prices on the rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher prices for takeaway foods and restaurant meals pushed the food price index up 0.2 percent in the year to June 2018, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Serious questions after census shambles

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Stats NZs admission that over 400,000 New Zealanders were not counted in this years census raises serious questions for the Government to answer, Nationals spokesperson for State Services Nick Smith says. Read more »

Guest nights up 1.6 percent in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Over 2.5 million nights were spent in commercial accommodation in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. This number is up 1.6 percent from May 2017. Read more »

Update on release of 2018 Census data

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Stats NZ has revised the date for first release of census information from October 2018 to March 2019. Read more »

Card spending up across the board in the June month

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more across all industries in June, from food and drink to petrol, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Dwelling and household estimates: June 2018 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 »

Shrinking profitability in business surveys sounds warning

Article – BusinessDesk

July 4 (BusinessDesk) – Storm clouds may be gathering for the upcoming corporate earnings season as business confidence hits a seven-year low and almost a third of companies said profits shrank in the June quarter. Read more »

Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Women continue to feature in negative labour market indicators according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission. Read more »

Highest building consent levels in 44 years

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The first five months of 2018 have seen the highest number of building consents issued for new homes since 1974, according to new statistics , Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Agriculture sector salary increases

Press Release – Federated Farmers

After little movement in wages in recent years, people working in primary industries have made gains in what they earn according to the latest Federated Farmers Rabobank Remuneration Survey. Read more »

Rising property prices boost household assets

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Rising property prices from 2013 to 2016 boosted the New Zealand household sectors assets by $184 billion, Stats NZ said today. The sectors net worth reached $1,312 billion in March 2016. Read more »

Lamb exports set new record

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The value of lamb exports hit a new record of $369 million in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. Higher prices and more quantities of lamb exported boosted this months level. The previous high for lamb exports was $340 million in February 2009. Read more »

More evidence New Zealand is falling behind

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Latest GDP figures show New Zealands GDP per person growth rate has fallen behind Australia for the first time in six years, Nationals Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Young people choose to earn, not learn

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

People in their early twenties are more likely to be earning and less likely to be learning, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

One in five part-timers are underemployed

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In 2017, one in five (20.6 percent) part-time workers wanted and were available to work more hours, Stats NZ said today. Underemployed people are those who work part time (fewer than 30 hours a week), but want and are available to increase their hours. Read more »

It’s all about keeping it simple

Press Release – Kiwibank

Its all about keeping it simple The RBNZ is set to deliver another simple and consistent message at Thursdays OCR Review. That is, until inflation is well on its way to the 2% target midpoint the OCR is going nowhere. US President Trump … Read more »

Visitors from India up for May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

There were 9,100 visitors from India in the month of May 2018, up 2,100 from the same month last year, Stats NZ said today. India was the fourth-largest source of visitors to New Zealand for the month, behind Australia, China, and the United States. Read more »

Two migrant arrivals for every departure

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration in the May 2018 year was 66,200, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were 130,200 and migrant departures were 64,000. Read more »

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