Higher fuel prices push up producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher fuel prices contributed to the rise in producer output and input prices in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

ASB Housing Confidence Survey

Press Release – ASB

Fewer people think now is a bad time to buy a house. South Island house price expectations more optimistic than in the North Island. Most people expect interest rates to rise over the next year. Read more »

The state of our homes

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Hundreds of homes will soon be assessed as part of a nation-wide survey on housing quality. The survey will help provide a better understanding of the condition of New Zealand housing and pilot new approaches in data collection, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Birth rate down to record low

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands total fertility rate in 2017 was down to 1.81 births per woman, its lowest recorded level, Stats NZ said today. This means that based on birth rates in 2017, New Zealand women would average 1.81 births over their lifetime. Read more »

Taxpayers Being Fleeced Of $3 Billion

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Yesterdays release of the latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey review shows New Zealand taxpayers are being fleeced of more than $3 billion dollars annually. Read more »

Bouquet still popular choice for Romantics

Press Release – Paymark

The traditional frenzy amongst florists on Valentines Day was evident this year. Payments accepted yesterday by florists through the Paymark network were over fivefold higher than the previous Wednesday (up 429% or $1.1 million), bringing the daily … Read more »

NZ house sales rise in January for first time in seven mths

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – The number of property sales across New Zealand rose in January for the first time in seven months but people are taking more time to purchase, according to the Real Estate Institute. Read more »

Suncorp New Zealand reports strong half year result

Press Release – Suncorp

Suncorp Group Limited (Suncorp) today announced net profit after tax of A$452 million for the six months to 31 December 2017. Read more »

South Island international guest nights take the lead in Dec

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Guest nights continued to increase in December 2017, up 4 percent from December 2016, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Low-spending households continue to face highest inflation

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Low-spending households faced the highest inflation for the year (up 2.4 percent), and high-spending households the lowest (up 1.3 percent), Stats NZ said today. Read more »

New Zealanders know how to close a deal

Press Release – Tug Agency

Global data from cloud-based sales software, Pipedrive, reveals that when it comes to converting leads into sales, New Zealanders are amongst the best. Read more »

NZ food prices rise at 0.8% annual rate in January

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ food prices rise at 0.8% annual rate in January, slowest gain in nine months Read more »

January 2018 National Market Watch

Press Release – Harcourts

The latest national residential property figures from Harcourts NZ show the busy finish to 2017 has continued into January. Read more »

Lowest annual increase in food prices since April 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices increased 0.8 percent in the year to January 2018, Stats NZ said today. This was the smallest annual increase in food prices since April 2017. Read more »

No return to form for Equity Capital Markets this year

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

More vibrant equity capital markets may be on the horizon for New Zealand but not this year, Chapman Tripp says. Read more »

Eating out and students returning to school boost spending

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more on eating out and on hardware, furniture, and appliances in January 2018, Stats NZ said today. This contributed to a 1.4 percent rise in total retail card spending in the month, when adjusted for seasonal effects. Read more »

Minister of Statistics – Gender questions a priority

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Stats Minister makes clear his priority to have better data on gender identity and sexual orientation Read more »

Data reveals Booking.com as top hotel booking site in 2017

Press Release – STAAH

STAAH data reveals Booking.com as top site for hotel bookings in New Zealand in 2017 Read more »

Countdown to census begins

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The 2018 Census is fast approaching, with letters due to start arriving at every household in New Zealand from 23 February. Read more »

NZ’s tight labour market “about skills, not capacity”

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s high underemployment rate indicates spare capacity in the labour market, and complaints by firms struggling to find labour are largely due to the mix of skills rather than sheer numbers, economists say. Read more »

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