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Construction costs, rents, and rates rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The cost of running a household rose over the year to September 2018, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Petrol pushes annual inflation to 1.9 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) increased 1.9 percent in the September 2018 year, driven by higher petrol prices, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

NZ service sector activity lifts in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Activity in New Zealand’s services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, increased slightly in September but remains below its long-term average. Read more »

Survey says: Kiwis would rather insure property than selves

Press Release – Trademe

Kiwis are more focused on insuring their car, home and contents than themselves, and are no more insured than they were four years ago, according to a recent Trade Me survey which found half of Kiwis dont have life insurance cover. Read more »

Independent reviewers of 2018 Census appointed

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A comprehensive independent Review of the 2018 Census will be carried out by leading New Zealand management consultant Murray Jack and Canadian census expert, Connie Graziadei, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Lettuce shows largest price fall in four years

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Lettuce prices fell 45 percent in September 2018, to an average of $1.81 a head, Stats NZ said today. They were down 30 percent for the year. Read more »

The Crown held to account over Māori Health

Press Release – Wai 1315 claimants

The Wai Wai 1315 claimants representing Mori intend to hold the Crown to account over Mori health at Trangawaewae Marae before the Waitangi Tribunal starting 15 October. Read more »

Big quarterly lift in retail card spending – Stats NZ

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Quarterly retail card spending in the September 2018 quarter rose at its fastest pace in seven and a half years, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Hotels, motels, and holiday parks more popular than ever

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

People spent a record number of nights at hotels, motels, and holiday parks in the August 2018 year, but nights spent at backpackers fell, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

New Zealand internet is going unlimited

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Broadband connections with unlimited data caps made up over 70 percent of all broadband connections in New Zealand in 2018, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Fibre optic connections increase 54 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Nearly 600,000 homes and businesses have high-speed fibre-optic internet connections, a 54 percent increase from 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

HiFX Morning Update

Press Release – HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6442 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZD along with global equities slid lower on Friday as investors continued to chase yield. Yield on the benchmark US ten-year note closed higher for the third consecutive session rising by 2.8 basis … Read more »

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