Education buildings top of the class

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The value of building consents for education buildings increased strongly in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

QLDC Media Advisory – Transport Summary Released

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Reducing congestion in downtown Queenstown and leading a necessary shift away from reliance on private cars are cornerstones of QLDCs town centre transport strategy, adopted last year. Mayor Vanessa van Uden said that high traffic volumes … Read more »

Weekly Overview February 4 2016

Press Release – BNZ

Two weeks ago I listed reasons why despite the dairying downturn growth in the NZ economy would remain good especially compared with other countries and this would limit scope for lower interest rates, support jobs growth, and keep the NZD from … Read more »

Auckland house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland residential property sales volumes jumped to an eight-year high for the month of January, according to the city’s largest realtor. Read more »

Auckland Property Choice In January Lowest In 20 Years

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Auckland residential property sales in January were solid, with no clear direction emerging as to market trends for the remainder of the summer months. Read more »

Economists question sharp drop in NZ unemployment rate

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Economists are taking the sharp drop in New Zealand’s unemployment rate with a grain of salt, even while saying employment data overall highlights a robust labour market where record inbound migration is helping curb wage inflation. Read more »

4th Quarter Sales to 31 January 2016

Press Release – Briscoe Group

Fourth Quarter: 26 October 2015 31 January 2016: The directors of Briscoe Group announce unaudited sales for the 14 weeks ended 31 January 2016 of $193.1 million, being 15.31% above the $167.4 million reported for the 13 weeks ended 25 January … Read more »

Unemployment figure lowest in seven years

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows unemployment has fallen to 5.3 per cent, the lowest since March 2009. Read more »

Record High Average Asking Prices in Many Regions

Press Release –

Record High Average Asking Prices in Many Regions, Though New Listings Fall And Inventory Hits Record Low Read more »

Unemployment drops sharply to 5.3%, near six-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand unemployment unexpectedly fell to near a six-year low in the final three months of 2015 as people left a labour market flooded by strong migration and as employers took on more workers. The kiwi dollar initially jumped … Read more »

Record Setting January For New Vehicle Registrations

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says Businesses and consumers continued to buy up large in January 2016, with 11,893 new vehicle registrations resulting in the strongest month of January on record. January 2016 … Read more »

Unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in the December 2015 quarter (from 6.0 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009. There were 16,000 fewer people unemployed than in the September … Read more »

NZ new car sales hit record in January on commercial demand

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand new vehicle sales rose to a record in January, as demand for commercial models offset a decline in passenger registrations. Read more »

OIO releases Motukawaiti (Step) Island findings

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

OIO releases Motukawaiti (Step) Island findings The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) today announced that it is not able to take action over the purchase of Motukawaiti Island also known as Step Island by New Zealand company St Morris NZ Limited. Read more »

Good Progress – But More Work to Do to Make Forestry Safe

Press Release – Forest Industry Safety Council

A reduction in deaths and serious injuries in forestry since 2013 is encouraging but there is more work to be done yet, the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) says. Read more »

NZ honey exports soar 41% in 2015 to new record

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand honey exports soared 41 percent to a new record last year as the country benefited from demand for high-value manuka honey. Read more »

NZ migration at record high in 2015 as fewer depart for Aust

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ migration at record high in 2015 as fewer depart for Australia, foreign students flood in Read more »

Bulletin looks at divergence in house prices

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article, New Zealand house prices: a historical perspective that provides historical context to the current divergence between house price inflation in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand. Read more »

NZ residential building consents rise 2.3% in December

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ residential building consents rise 2.3% in December, driven by Auckland and neighbouring regions Read more »

Huge Increase in Children’s Book Loans by Ruapehu Libraries

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

The huge success of the childrens summer reading programme along with other activities has seen Ruapehu libraries have an extremely busy summer holiday period. Read more »

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