NZ economy grows less than expected in fourth quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter as unfavourable weather weighed on agricultural output, offsetting strong services activity. The kiwi fell a quarter US cent. Read more »

Latest economic figures show commentary out of step

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures out today showed economic anxiety from some business leaders is a political response, rather than one grounded in evidence. Read more »

GDP figures show Government must nurture growth

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to be careful with its economic policy settings as Stats NZ figures show growth slowed slightly at the end of last year, National Party Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

GDP rises on strength in services

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The economy, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), grew 0.6 percent in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Growth was driven by increases in the service industries but was tempered by falls in the primary sector. Read more »

New Zealand’s Savings Health Check

Press Release – Milford Asset Management

Research just released by Milford Asset Management adds up to a sharp reality check for those New Zealanders looking to enjoy a retirement income better than the No Frills lifestyle they could afford living solely on National Super. Read more »

Seven tips to bag yourself the best travel insurance

Press Release – Canstar

Chances are that when it comes to personal insurance such as car, home or contents, youve shopped around to make sure youre getting the best price and the best policy for you. But when we travel, insurance is often the last thing we think about, … Read more »

Meat and poultry lead 0.5 percent monthly fall

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Lower meat and poultry prices led the 0.5 percent fall in February 2018 food prices, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Record guest nights in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Guest nights spent in short-term accommodation reached record levels in January, Stats NZ said today. Guest nights rose to 4.97 million, 1.4 percent higher than in January 2017. Read more »

Total card spending flat

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Total card spending across all industries was relatively flat (up 0.1 percent) in February 2018, when adjusted for seasonal effects, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Ipsos study finds global misperceptions of equality

Press Release – Ipsos

International Women’s Day: Ipsos study finds global misperceptions of equality and the need to Press for Progress Read more »

Petroleum and coal boost manufacturing

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher sales volumes for petroleum and coal product manufacturing helped boost manufacturing in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Census online total nears 3 million

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Almost 3 million people have taken part in the census so far, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

How can NZ agritech feed the world even more?

Press Release – NZTech

How New Zealand can meet the challenge of feeding some of the predicted global population of 10 billion by 2050, will be a major focus at a Techweek event in Tauranga in May. World-leading meat, dairy and horticultural industries have established New Zealands … Read more »

NZ wholesale trade value rises for 7th quarter in December

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ wholesale trade value rises for 7th quarter in December with gains across all industries Read more »

Non-residential building volume picks up

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The volume of activity for hospitals, storage, factories, and other non-residential building rose 4.1 percent in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Wholesale trade up across all industries

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

All wholesale trade industries recorded higher sales in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

2.98 million fill in census online so far

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

At midnight on census day 6 March, 2.98 million people had taken part in the census online. Read more »

Update: new data available on Auckland Index

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Updated data on Aucklands economy is now available on the Auckland Index, an interactive, online data tool launched in October 2017 by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Read more »

Bus company refuses to carry human rights charity’s posters

Press Release – Humanist Society

Bus company refuses to carry human rights charitys poster campaign because it mentions religion Read more »

Southern Cross Travel Insurance reveals most expensive claim

Press Release – Southern Cross

Kiwi travellers dont need to be heading on an intrepid journey to land themselves in a foreign hospital with a massive bill it could happen from something as simple as falling down stairs. Read more »

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