Migration hits another record high in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s annual net gain of migrants hit another record high in October, rising to 70,300, surpassing the previous peak of 70,000 set in September, Statistics NZ says. Read more »

Record annual net gain of 70,300 migrants

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands unadjusted annual net gain (more arrivals than departures) of migrants was a record 70,300 in the October 2016 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This surpasses the previous annual record of 70,000 in the September 2016 year. Read more »

Statistics House investigation Terms of Reference

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the Terms of Reference for its investigation into Wellingtons Statistics House. MBIEs investigation will look at the performance and design of the building, which was … Read more »

NZ export log prices rise, domestic market strong

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices rose for a third straight month in November, aided by low shipping rates and demand from China, the country’s largest export market. Read more »

Statistics NZ is resuming data releases from today

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZs website has been partially restored, following the 7.8 earthquake on 14 November 2016. Read more »

Car sales drive retail spending – Retail Trade Survey

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Car sales accelerated and pushed up the volume of total retail trade sales in the September 2016 quarter, Statistics NZ said today. Rising volumes for both motor vehicles and fuel accounted for almost three-quarters of the September quarter’s total increase. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence rises to 19-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence rose to its highest level in 19 months in November as rising employment, low inflation and a recovery in the dairy sector point to robust economic growth. Read more »

NZ public loses faith in the fisheries management

Press Release – LegaSea

Far from having a world leading fisheries management system, nearly 70% of those surveyed in a new nationwide study believe an independent inquiry into the Quota Management System (QMS) is warranted. Only 5% felt it was not. Read more »

Total New Zealand Radio New Zealand Audience Measurement

Press Release – GfK

Auckland, November 17, 2016 Results of the Total New Zealand 2016 Radio New Zealand Measurement Survey 2 conducted by GfK were released today at 1pm. Read more »

Our kids rate globally as physically active

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealand kids rate as the second most physically active kids in the world, according to the latest global physical activity report released today. Read more »

REINZ Rural and Lifestyle

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 52 more lifestyle property sales (+2.5%) for the three months ended October 2016 than for the three months ended October 2015. Overall, there were 2,175 lifestyle … Read more »

Stats NZ data delays highlights reliance on Wgtn office

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Statistics New Zealand’s decision to review the schedule of data releases after this week’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake left its Wellington headquarters unusable for up to a year has highlighted the agency’s reliance on the head office. Read more »

Auckland more productive than other urban centres in NZ

Press Release – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New Zealand ranks low compared to other developed countries when it comes to productivity. The most recent research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looks at whether New Zealand firms in large cities are more productive than those in smaller … Read more »

Auckland leads price rises as volumes continue to fall

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Despite a nationwide drop in sales volumes, Auckland is one of four regions to hit record high median sale prices in October, while the national median price eased by $5,000 to $510,000, according to the latest figures released today by REINZ, source … Read more »

Latest rural suicide rates

Press Release – Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

Suicide rates are higher in rural areas compared to urban areas, according to 2013 suicide data released by the Ministry of Health (MOH). Read more »

Tomato and lettuce prices down almost 30 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Salads are cheaper as warmer weather arrives, with tomato and lettuce prices both down 29 percent in October, Statistics NZ said today. Seasonally lower fruit and vegetable prices saw overall food prices fall 0.8 percent in the month. Adjusting … Read more »

Hospitality hot again in October

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Shoppers continued to spend more in restaurants, takeaway shops, and on accommodation in October, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Superannuitants experience highest inflation

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Superannuitants experienced the highest inflation over the past eight years or so, Statistics NZ said today. Their overall costs increased 19 percent when looking at their typical spending patterns. This was more than double the rate of inflation … Read more »

Those with lowest living standards face highest price rises

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The new information on prices facing different types of households released by Statistics New Zealand today means we should be even more concerned about inequalities and poverty in New Zealand, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. Read more »

Corrected consumers price index for the September quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZ has today corrected its consumers price index (CPI) figures for the September 2016 quarter, first published on 18 October 2016. Read more »

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