NZ dollar slips before US CPI as OCR review looms

Article – BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell before the release of US consumer prices for June, amid speculation inflation in the world’s biggest economy may have accelerated enough to bring forward the timing of interest rate hikes. Read more »

June 2014 Monthly traffic update

Press Release – Auckland International Airport

3.7% International passenger volumes (excluding transit passengers) were 3.7% higher in June 2014 than the previous year. Passenger growth was achieved across all route regions. Asia was the strongest performer (+5.1%) on the back of strong passenger … Read more »

Strong migration data likely to seal OCR increase Thursday

Press Release – CMC Markets

The Kiwi continues to consolidate around 0.8700 in the lead up to Thursdays Reserve Bank OCR review. While last weeks Q2 CPI number printed just below market expectation, it was largely in line with the Reserve Banks June projections at +0.3% for the … Read more »

A talk on wealth, a rant on inequality, & NZ’s latest stats

Press Release – Max Rashbrooke

I’m giving a talk in Wellington tomorrow night on wealth in New Zealand: how much of it there is, how it’s distributed, and why we should be talking more about it. It’s at 5.30 at Connolly Hall in Thorndon, and organised by the Fabians . All welcome. Read more »

A solid year of international arrivals for New Zealand

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Arrivals to the year-end June have shown stellar performance from key international visitor markets says Tourism New Zealand – with total annual arrival growth of 5.7 per cent equating to 150,000 extra visitors. Read more »

Prices, Sales Volume Continue To Rise in June Rural Market

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 70 more farm sales (+14.8%) for the three months ended June 2014 than for the three months ended June 2013. Overall, there were 544 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Rural Broadband Users: Are they missing out?

Press Release – TrueNet

TrueNet measures broadband in both urban and rural locations. Standard (Full Speed) Rural ADSL speed performance has declined in the last 2.5 years while at the same time Urban ADSL performance has increased markedly. Read more »

NZ annual migration at decade high as arrivals pass 100,000

Article – BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s annual migration extended its decade highs in June, as a record number of arrivals pushed the net inflow above the 2014 peak estimated by the Treasury and the Reserve Bank. Read more »

Record June for visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 162,100 in June 2014, surpassing the previous June high of 159,500 in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Kiwi Businesses Failing to Address Complaints – Study

Press Release – Impact PR

Kiwis are unhappy with the way New Zealand businesses treat them, prefer to complain on Facebook and want something free in response to their complaint according to new research. Read more »

ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence July

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

ANZ-Roy Morgan NZ Consumer Confidence has lifted strongly since National won a second term in office at the 2011 NZ Election. Consumer Confidence in December 2011, immediately after the election, was 108.4. Read more »

Welfare numbers lowest since 2008

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has today released latest benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the June quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results. Read more »

New system leading to more timely information

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Statis-tics 17 July 2014 Media Statement New system leading to more timely information Read more »

New Zealand Meat Exports October 2013 to June 2014

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) compiles lamb, mutton and beef export statistics for the country. The following is a summary of the combined export statistics for the first nine months of the 2013-14 meat export season (1 October 2013 to 30 June … Read more »

Free winter flu vaccine programme extended

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has announced that the seasonal influenza immunisation programme will be extended to the end of August. Read more »

A century of prices measured by Statistics NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Nicky Wagner today acknowledged a century of measuring prices by Statistics New Zealand. The Consumers Price Index (CPI) has measured the rate of price change of goods and services purchased by individuals and families since … Read more »

100 years measuring the prices of tapioca, tripe, and TVs

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Prices have risen in New Zealand by 7,500 percent, but its taken a century to do it. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ inflation steady at 0.3% in 2Q; kiwi falls

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: NZ inflation steady at 0.3% in 2Q; kiwi falls as rate hikes questioned Read more »

Counting the contribution of the not-for-profit sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew and Statistics Minister Nicky Wagner are welcoming Statistics New Zealands decision to update its official measure of the not-for-profit sector. Read more »

Families under more pressure as power, food prices rise

Press Release – Green Party

Families under more pressure as power, food prices rise Higher power prices, housing costs and food prices are behind todays inflation rise, putting already stressed families under renewed pressure, the Green Party said today Families are facing … Read more »

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