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Net migration provisionally at 56,100

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Migrant arrivals were provisionally estimated at 152,200 ( 1,400) and migrant departures at 96,100 ( 1,200) in the 12 months ended March 2019, Stats NZ said today. This resulted in a provisional estimate of annual net migration of 56,100 … Read more »

Pre-drinking not just for the young

Press Release – University of Queensland

Instead of slowing down, New Zealanders appear to increase their pre-drinking after the age of 30, a University of Queensland study has found. Read more »

Rental price indexes: April 2019

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In April 2019 compared with March 2019: The index for the stock measure of rental property prices rose 0.3 percent. The index for the flow measure of rental property prices rose 0.1 percent. Read more »

Egg prices crack $4.43 a dozen

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The price of eggs reached a record high of $4.43 a dozen in April 2019, after rising for the past nine months, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Easter holiday sales bounce

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

People spent more on groceries, eating out, and taking holidays away from home this April, after Easter and the school holidays coincided, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Public concern over climate change hits new high

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

The number of New Zealanders who think climate change is an urgent issue facing the country has reached its highest level in 13 years of poll tracking. Read more »

Dairy product prices post 11th straight gain; powder slips

Article – BusinessDesk

May 8 (BusinessDesk) – Dairy product prices inched higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the eleventh straight time, even as whole milk powder posted a third consecutive decline. Read more »

Canterbury lamb gives way to dairy

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Canterbury has seen a 42 percent increase in livestock per hectare in the past 15 years, though Waikato and Taranaki are the most intensively farmed regions, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Asthma rivals malaria’s death toll

Press Release – University of Auckland

Malaria is recognised as a killer particularly in low-income countries, but less known is that worldwide asthma has a similar death rate and affects nearly one of every 20 people. Read more »

Research exposes wildly different kiwisaver projections

Press Release – Simplicity

Simplicity today released a research paper showing up to a $1m difference in projections of KiwiSaver members future wealth, using the same assumptions. Read more »

ADVI releases NZ driverless vehicle survey results

Press Release – Australia and NZ Driverless Vehicle Initiative

New Zealanders would happily catch a driverless ride home after a big night out but are slightly more tight-fisted than their Australian counterparts when it comes to how much they would spend on buying their own. The latest survey commissioned … Read more »

Marriage and divorce continue downward trend

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The marriage rate for New Zealand residents in 2018 was the lowest since the peak in 1971, continuing a long downward trend, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

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