Most older New Zealanders have good support

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says he is pleased by a new report which shows most elderly people enjoy good relationships with friends and family and have someone to give them emotional support. Read more »

Visitor arrivals increase driven by holidaymakers

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Holidaymakers contributed to a 7 percent increase in visitor arrivals to New Zealand in August 2015, when compared with August 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals numbered 202,900 in August 2015 and 3.02 million in the August 2015 … Read more »

NZ consumer confidence falls to three-year low in 3rd qtr

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence fell to a three-year low in the third quarter as a deteriorating outlook for the economy weighed on household sentiment. Read more »

Wellington business confidence dips but activity steady

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Business confidence in the Wellington region’s economy has dipped over the past three months although activity remains steady, according to the latest Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 1% weekly gain on milk prices, Fed

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 1% weekly gain as dairy prices rise, Fed keeps rates on hold Read more »

Economic growth boosted by services and primary industries

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Growth in services and primary industries supported a 0.4 percent increase in GDP in the June 2015 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ economy grows less-than-expected 0.4% in 2nd-qtr

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ economy grows less-than-expected 0.4% in 2nd-qtr as agriculture, mining rebound; dollar drops Read more »

40% of Kiwis claim that spiders are the scariest of bugs

Press Release – Canstar

Auckland, 17 September 2015- The latest consumer satisfaction survey by Canstar Blue, looking at Kiwis insect spray habits has revealed that 37% of Kiwis are not afraid of any creepy-crawlies, but for those that are frightened, spiders instil … Read more »

NZ turns to current account deficit in second quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ turns to current account deficit in second quarter, annual gap at 3.5% of GDP after revisions Read more »

Bill Stops Automatic Eligibility to NZ Super

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

With New Zealands population ageing as revealed in recent population statistics, its time to review residence eligibility to NZ Super without altering age eligibility and universality, and without means testing, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Solid End To Winter In Rural Market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Summary Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 20 fewer farm sales (-4.9%) for the three months ended August 2015 than for the three months ended August 2014. Overall, there were 387 farm sales in the … Read more »

Local Authority Statistics: June 2015 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

This release provides the latest data on the performance of core non-trading activities of local authorities. See Local Authority Statistics: June 2015 quarter tables on our website. From this release onwards, we will only publish tables for these … Read more »

Data good for students, economy

Press Release – Business New Zealand

Tertiary education institutions will soon be required to publish data on whether their graduates got jobs and how much they are earning, broken down by specific qualifications. Read more »

NZ service sector activity rises to 13-month high in August

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Activity in New Zealand’s services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, expanded in August, after two months of little movement, rising to the highest level in 13 months. Read more »

Q2 GDP bounceback forecast, but underlying growth weak

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy probably bounced back in the second quarter, after one-off factors dented growth in the first three months of 2015, but the recovery masks weaker underlying growth, reflecting the impact of low dairy prices, … Read more »

NZ dollar little changed in week of Fed decision, GDP

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar was little changed from the New York close on Friday ahead of local data that may show the economy accelerated in the second quarter and before a key meeting of the US Federal Reserve that has an … Read more »

Auckland Council staff salary statistics

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has compiled and released the latest Auckland Council staff numbers and costs ahead of councillors signing off the 2014/15 Annual Report next week. Read more »

Food prices up 0.4 percent in year to August

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the year to August 2015, food prices increased 0.4 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows an increase of 1.2 percent in the year to July. Read more »

Updated Northern Region Market Watch September 2015

Press Release – Harcourts

Final residential data for the Northern Region in August, from Harcourts, New Zealands largest real estate group, shows average sale prices continuing to rise, up 25% on the same period in 2014, to $817,580. Read more »

Auckland median house price up 21% in August year: REINZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The number of home sales fell 4.4 percent in August from July, while soaring on an annual basis, as the national median price steadied on a monthly reading, according to the latest figures from the Real Estate Institute … Read more »

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