Government Finance Statistics Year ended June 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Government Finance Statistics (Central Government): Year ended June 2015 Statistics NZ Information Release Read more »

Kiwis Choose Blankets over Heating Bills

Press Release – Canstar

Auckland, 29 April 2016 New Zealanders would rather battle the cold with a blanket or add extra clothing layers than increase their heating bill according to the results of the latest Canstar Blue survey. Read more »

Road toll and overseas driver reports released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Craig Foss Associate Minister of Transport 29 April 2016 Road toll and overseas driver reports released Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today released the final road toll for 2015 and the Overseas Drivers in Crashes report for 2000-2015. … Read more »


Press Release – Mike Pero

The Reserve Bank has this morning kept the OCR at its current rate of 2.25 per cent which has come as no surprise to real estate agency CEO Mike Pero. Read more »

Food retailers need to consider school students

Press Release – University of Auckland

Food retailers near schools may need to consider ways to reduce childrens exposure to unhealthy foods before and after school. Thats the conclusion from the first nationwide spatial analysis of retail food environments around schools in New Zealand. Read more »

Biggest trade deficit for 7 years a warning for Govt

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 27 April 2016 Biggest trade deficit for 7 years a warning for Govt The biggest trade deficit for seven years shows the Government cant be so complacent about the economy … Read more »

IMF to review financial system oversight, securities law

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – The International Monetary Fund will look at the Reserve Bank’s oversight of the insurance and banking sectors, and review the overhaul of New Zealand’s securities law to see how the country stacks up against global norms. Read more »

Household Labour Force Estimated Working-age Population

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

This table provides the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market … Read more »

Largest annual goods trade deficit in seven years

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The annual trade balance for March 2016 was a deficit of $3.8 billion, the largest annual trade deficit since April 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Finalists in Export Awards

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

An outstanding cross-section of New Zealand companies have made it through as finalists in the 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for Auckland and Waikato. 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 »

Out-of-Work Young Kiwis on the Rise

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First disputes the governments claims that unemployment is down when the number of young unemployed has risen. Read more »

Big jump in benefit numbers in Christchurch as rebuild slows

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Christchurch rebuild seems to be stalling with a 20% increase in people on the jobseeker benefit since March last year, says Labours Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. Read more »

Social Development stats don’t add up

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Todays figures released by the Ministry of Social Development show that despite a drop in the number of beneficiaries, fewer people are going into paid employment or study, says Labours Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. Read more »

Early Easter helps break international travel records

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals numbered 344,400 in March 2016, with an earlier Easter break helping to produce a new March record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 52,600 (18 percent) from March 2015, with holidaymakers driving the increase. Read more »

English: Speech to the Third Data Hui

Speech – New Zealand Government

Can I acknowledge Dame Diane Robertson, chair of the Data Futures Partnership, John Whitehead, from the Partnership Government Statistician Liz MacPherson, Brendan Boyle, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Social Development who we just heard from, and … Read more »

CPI up as cigarette price rise counters cheaper petrol

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.2 percent in the March 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a fall of 0.5 percent in the December 2015 quarter. Read more »

Public servants love jobs – staff survey will reveal more

Press Release – Public Service Association

The public service is a great place to work, but thats because its employees love helping their communities and making a difference, the PSA says. Read more »

New figures on growing inequality among children

Press Release – UNICEF

A UNICEF report released today presents new evidence on how inequality is affecting children in high income countries. Innocenti’s Report Card 13, Fairness for Children: A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries, ranks 41 EU and … Read more »

Growing inequality for Kiwi kids

Press Release – Green Party

A new report shows the Government has failed to improve New Zealands shocking rate of inequality in the seven years its been in power and when it comes to education it has made the outcomes for poorer kids worse, the Green Party says. Read more »

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