Seasonal Climate Summary: Spring 2017

Press Release – NIWA

Equal second-warmest spring on record for New Zealand Temperature Spring temperatures were well above average (> +1.20C) in Central Otago, the Southern Lakes and Fiordland, and above average (+0.51C to +1.20C) for most remaining areas of the country. … Read more »

Mothly Climate Summary: November 2017

Press Release – NIWA

Hot in the south and dry countrywide to end spring Read more »

Two-way trade with APEC exceeds $100 billion

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands two-way trade with APEC reached $102 billion for the year ended September 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Terms of trade reach new record

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s terms of trade rose 0.7 percent in the September 2017 quarter to reach an all-time high, Stats NZ said today. The latest increase was due to import prices falling more than export prices. Read more »

Released back series for CPI and FPI now available

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

We will be rebasing the CPI and FPI to June 2017=1000 for the December 2017 quarter release (to be published on 25 January 2018 ). See CSV files for Infoshare subjects for the rebased back series. Read more »

New regional retail sales data now available

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Stats NZ is now publishing retail sales data for each of New Zealands 16 regions. Read more »

Lower house prices see Central Auckland ‘affordable’

Press Release –

Lower house prices see Central Auckland join Papakura and Franklin as the only parts of greater Auckland where housing is considered affordable for first home buyers ————- PLEASE NOTE: The new covering a) First home … Read more »

Vehicle safety linked to some road deaths

Press Release – Motor Trade Association

MTA urges the Government to look at vehicle safety as it tries to combat the growing road toll. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence dips in November

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in November as households grew less optimistic about the economy’s fortunes. Read more »

NZ house sale slump eases in October, drop in turnover slows

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s housing market perked up last month as sales volumes fell at a slower pace, having slumped in the lead-up to the September general election. Read more »

Kaikoura recovery by the numbers

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

On 14 November 2016 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake caused major damage to Kaikura. Roads and rail were closed, so tourists were evacuated by boat and air leaving Kaikuras tourism and hospitality industry cut off from its flow of travellers … Read more »

NZ guest nights rise in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand national guest nights rose in September as increased demand in the South Island was driven by greater numbers of domestic visitors and hotel stays. Read more »

Electronic card spending up 0.3% in October on hospitality

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose in October, boosted by the hospitality industry as people spent more eating out. Read more »

Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements presents the improvements we will make to New Zealand’s national accounts. It provides information and analysis to help technical users of national accounts and gross domestic product (GDP) data anticipate … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall in October on weaker dairy prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell in October as dairy prices eased although they fared better in New Zealand dollar terms after the kiwi fell to its lowest level in more than a year on a trade-weighted index basis. Read more »

Pokie spend up over the last 12 months

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Gaming machine proceeds (GMP) for the 12 months ended 30 September 2017 rose $29.2 million or 3.4 per cent from $849 million to $878.2 million, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

Study reveals extent of cancer cases in hospital ICUs

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

A landmark review of more than 1.6 million admissions to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units will enable hospitals and healthcare authorities to better target management of particular cancers. Read more »

Chinese tourists spending less on shopping, more on culture

Press Release – CBRE

Luxury shopping and package holidays are proving less popular with the Chinese tourist market compared to authentic food and entertainment experiences, according to new research by international real estate agency CBRE. Read more »

More New Zealand businesses go corporate

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A growing proportion of businesses are limited-liability companies and fewer are sole proprietors, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Record apartment supply eases the pressure

Press Release – Colliers International

A record number of apartments are due to be completed in Auckland over the coming three years, Colliers Internationals half-yearly Auckland Residential Development Report shows. Read more »

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