Annual Results: Annual Review and Annual Report

Press Release – Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) has today released its Annual Review and Report for the year to June 2014. Read them here. Read more »

Blue versus red cod – more than twice the price

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Blue cod costs on average $21 more a kilo than red cod, but is edged out by snapper as the most expensive commonly available fresh fish, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

National must end ideological opposition to raising income

Press Release – Green Party

If John Key is serious about tackling child poverty he must approach it with an open mind, and overcome his ideological block to raising incomes as a solution, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Agriculture, forestry workers at highest risk of injury

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Rural SMEs say growth has peaked – survey

Press Release – MYOB

Tightening conditions on global commodity markets have not come out of the blue for New Zealands SME agribusiness sector, as the majority believe growth has peaked, according to a survey of business owners and managers throughout the country. Read more »

New Zealanders underestimate investment risk

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

Research conducted for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) shows Kiwis are switched-on about straightforward, low-risk investment options. But when responding to questions about investments with more risk, people are far less confident. Read more »

REINZ Residential Market Reports for September

Press Release – REINZ

- 5,911 dwellings sold in September 2014, up 7.8% on August and down 12.0% on September 2013 – National median price of $420,000, the same as August and up $20,000 (+5.0%) on September 2013 – Days to sell improved by three days to 35 days compared to August, … Read more »

NZ food prices fall in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell in September, as cheaper cheese and seasonal fruit and vegetables offset rising meat prices. Read more »

Food prices fall 0.8 percent in September

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices fell 0.8 percent in September 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This fall follows a 0.3 percent rise in August and a 0.7 percent fall in July. Read more »

Angels flying high on software

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Angel investment is continuing at very robust levels with investment activity in the 12 months to 30 June 2014 at a record high, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund chief executive Franceska Banga said today. Read more »

Government has abandoned at-risk youth

Press Release – Salvation Army

Latest education and training figures suggest the Government cut education programmes for at-risk youth even as youth unemployment increased. Read more »

Guest nights show mixed picture

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Although the trend for national guest nights continued to rise in August, below the national level the picture was mixed, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ guest nights flat in August as foreign stays taper off

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights were largely flat in August from a month earlier as a gain from domestic travellers was offset by a drop in foreign stays. Read more »

New Report Shows Corporate Welfare Costing

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union has launched new a report, Monopoly Money, which examines the cost and case for New Zealands extensive corporate welfare programmes. The report follows recent comments by TradeMe founder Sam Morgan , who questioned the … Read more »

Auckland and Northland property market analysis

Press Release – Harcourts

In September written sales were up 3.2% on the same time last year, had jumped by 22% on Augusts figures and were at their highest level since March, showing the winter lull is now well and truly over. Read more »

NZ spending on credit, debit cards falls in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders decreased spending on their credit and debit cards in September, as a drop in consumable and apparel spending offset gains in hospitality and durables. Read more »

Retail card spending has mixed results in September

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in September 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Confident in the capital– ANZ Business Micro Scope

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Wellington is the capital of confidence for small firms, holding on to record business optimism as other parts of New Zealand come off recent highs. Read more »

Research Effectiveness Awards 2014 Winners

Press Release – Research Association

Celebrating research effectiveness, the research industry came out en masse for its 2014 Awards with a glamorous evening at The Hilton on Friday. Keeping things adventurous, and Research Association members on-task, with his humorous MC style was comedian … Read more »

More wage and salary earners boosts income

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

More people receiving income from wages and salaries pushed up individuals income, Statistics New Zealand said today. Fifty percent of people received more than $600 in the June 2014 quarter, which was $25 higher than in the June 2013 quarter and … Read more »

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