New Zealand Consumers are Over the Hype of Wearables

Press Release – IDC New Zealand Ltd

AUCKLAND, 29 SEPTEMBER 2016: IDC’s recently published New Zealand Device Landscape study, was based on data contained in IDC’s 2016 ConsumerScape 360 survey, which included 1,502 New Zealand respondents. Despite smart watches and fitness wearables … Read more »

Property dominates New Zealand debt

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Real estate loans accounted for 87 percent of total individual debt held by New Zealanders in the year ended June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

English: Social Investment Analytics Layer launch

Speech – New Zealand Government

Im pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. Read more »

Balance of Payments: Year ended 31 March 2016

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

At 31 March 2016: Of New Zealands $227.4 billion total investment abroad, 62.9 percent was in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Of the $386.4 billion foreign investment in New Zealand, 58.3 percent was from Australia, … Read more »

Survey: Buying in the Housing Boom

Press Release – Nielsen NZ

Half a million New Zealanders plan to buy or sell a property in the next 12 months Buyers expect to pay an average of $524,671 for a property Trade Me Property has highest overall brand rating in the market Read more »

Steady heart beat as Aucklanders vote

Press Release – Auckland Council

Electors from across the region can see how the vote tally is rising north, south, west, east and central – to swell the show your love campaign hearts on digital bill boards. Read more »

Australian expert to say Warminger trades didn’t breach law

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) – An Australian expert in market manipulation will give evidence that none of the trades identified by the Financial Markets Authority in its case against Milford Asset Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger created a false … Read more »

Exports fall 8.7 percent as milk powder hits seven-year low

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Milk powder exports fell in August 2016 to the lowest level since August 2009, contributing to a large 8.7 percent fall in the monthly value of exports when compared with August 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Christchurch continuing to bounce back

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says the latest spending figures from Statistics New Zealand are further proof of the citys ongoing recovery success. Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. Read more »

August 2016 Monthly traffic update

Press Release – Auckland International Airport

Issued: 22 September 2016 aucklandairport.co.nz August 2016 Monthly traffic update 9.3% International passengers (excluding transit passengers) increased by 9.3% to 710,416 in August 2016, compared with August 2015. Passenger growth was achieved … Read more »

Most Waikato people rate life positively: survey

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

The vast majority of people living in the Waikato region rate their overall quality of life positively, according to the results of a new survey incorporating Waikato statistics for the first time. Read more »

Visitor arrivals increase in August

Press Release – New Zealand Government

For the year ending August 2016 visitor arrivals hit a record 3.36 million, up 11 percent from the August 2015 year. The increase was mainly driven by increases in visitor arrivals from China and Australia. Read more »

NZ annual net migration rises in August

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s net migration rose in the year through August, returning to the record set in the June year on immigrants from Australia, the UK and China. Read more »

Job ads grew in August – MBIE Jobs Online Report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The number of online job advertisements grew by 1.4 per cent in August 2016 and by 14.8 per cent over the year to August, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. Read more »

Kiwis fly on record 2.5 million annual overseas trips

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand residents took a record 2.51 million overseas trips in the August 2016 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was up 6 percent, or 144,300 more trips than in the August 2015 year. Read more »

Improved dairy sector expectations, farmer confidence surges

Press Release – Rabobank

Farmers expectations for their own business performance also improved, driven by sizeable improvement in expectations among dairy farmers Read more »

Auckland rents rise just $1 in the last year

Press Release – Trademe

Aucklands two-speed property market continued in August. While the average asking price of property for sale in the city has jumped $88,000 in the last year, median weekly rents are up just $1 in the same period according to the latest Trade Me Property … Read more »

NZ export log prices edge up from eight-month low in Sept

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices edged up from an eight-month low in September as demand, shipping rates and the currency remained relatively stable. Read more »

Voting-age women outnumber men

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Voting-age women in New Zealand outnumbered men by about 137,000 at the 2013 Census, and women are more likely to vote, Statistics NZ said today. Read more »

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