National income shows strong growth in 2014

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the March 2014 year, New Zealand earned $14.4 billion more as a country than in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. National disposable income was up 8.2 percent to $189.2 billion, in current prices, in the March 2014 year. Read more »

Visitor expenditure from China almost $1 billion

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, with spend from China now at a record $979 million, up 33 per cent from September last year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of … Read more »

New Zealand ranked 22nd in ease of paying tax

Press Release – PwC

New Zealand is rated 22nd out of 189 economies in its ease of paying taxes, according to Paying Taxes 2015, now in its ninth edition. The unique study by PwC and the World Bank Group is the only piece of research which measures the ease of paying taxes … Read more »

51 Kiwi companies make the Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500

Press Release – Deloitte

Fifty-one New Zealand technology companies have been included in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific index, tying the record for Kiwi companies achieved in 2009 and outpacing last years 40 companies. Twelve are ranked in the top 100. Read more »

NZ producer prices fall in third quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producer input prices fell in the third quarter as lower farmgate milk prices reduced input costs for dairy manufacturers, adding more evidence that inflation in the local economy is subdued. Read more »

Purchase price of new capital rises 0.5 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the September 2014 quarter, the price of purchasing new capital items rose 0.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Four of six asset groups measured by the capital goods price index (CGPI) rose. Read more »

Lower milk prices push down producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices fell in the September 2014 quarter, due to decreases in dairy prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. Prices received (as measured by the output producers price index (PPI)) and paid (as measured by the input PPI) both fell in the September … Read more »

Retail trading figures show consistent sales for Hastings

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

The latest Retail Trade statistics have been released for New Zealand showing that the Hastings District has consistently upheld retail sales throughout each quarter since October 2013. The figures indicate healthy sales throughout the year. More … Read more »

Directors optimistic about economy, but face growth barriers

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

Directors are very optimistic about economic performance in the next 12 months, but believe that reducing the amount of red tape and building staff capability will further improve performance. Read more »

New Zealand Small Business Continues to Falter

Press Release – CPA Australia

A new survey from CPA Australia has found that New Zealands small business sector continues to falter. Chief executive Alex Malley says the sixth annual Asia Pacific Small Business Survey shows that over the last year New Zealand small businesses … Read more »

Nearly 80% of NZ adults will have a smartphone within a year

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

Around 79% of all adults in New Zealand will have a smartphone by September next year. A Horizon Research survey finds 69% of people aged 18+ now have smartphones. Another 10.4% say they intend to get one by next September, leaving just 20.6% of … Read more »

NZ retail sales rise 1.5% in 3rd qtr, led by supermarkets

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail sales rose faster than expected in the third quarter, led by supermarkets and grocery stores, suggesting consumers haven’t been deterred by rising borrowing costs. The kiwi dollar rose after the figures were … Read more »

NZ services remain in expansion in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s services sector expansion slowed in October from a month earlier, as economic growth moderated from a rapid to a more sustainable pace. Read more »

Food industries lift retail spending

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending increased in the September 2014 quarter, led by rises in the food-related industries, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Healthy snacks prevail, but only just

Press Release – Nielsen Global Survey

While the perennial debate continues about the health benefits of snacking, eating between meals is almost universally widespread with 97% of New Zealanders saying they regularly consume snack foods. In the last year, New Zealanders spent $900 million … Read more »

Queenstown experiences record guest nights for winter 2014

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Statistics New Zealands Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) figures released yesterday show Queenstown has recorded its highest ever guest nights for the winter ski season. For the July September period total Queenstown guest nights were … Read more »

Mums working full-time less stressed than part-timers

Press Release – KiwiOz Nannies

According to research conducted by nanny recruitment agency, KiwiOz Childcare, part-time working keeps you sane and stimulated but also adds more stress to your life. Read more »

NZ house sales decline for 12th month in October, REINZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house sales declined for a 12th month in October, one year on from the introduction of Reserve Bank high-debt mortgage lending restrictions. Read more »

Spring refreshes October real estate market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

6,608 dwellings sold in October 2014, up 11.8% on September and down 2.4% on October 2013 National median price of $430,000, up $10,000 on September and $10,000 below the record median set in March 2014 Auckland median price reached a new record … Read more »

Māori Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 – tables

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Mori Population Estimates provide estimates of the Mori population of New Zealand at a given date. See Mori Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 on our website. Read more »

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