NZ research shows link between gambling and family violence

Press Release – Problem Gambling Foundation

Recent New Zealand research shows that family violence and abuse is common in people seeking help for their own or for someone elses gambling. Read more »

Card spending dips in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards dipped in the May 2017 month, Stats NZ said today. This followed a rise in spending in April. Read more »

April Easter boosts guest nights

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Easter boosted guest nights in April 2017, up 6.9 percent on the quiet April 2016 when the Easter holiday fell in March, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Performance released for electricity lines companies

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published one-page summaries of key performance measures for each of New Zealands 29 electricity lines companies. Read more »

New Zealand commercial property returns

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

New Zealands commercial property sector continues its run as a strong performer globally, but it is experiencing a stabilisation in line with global trends according to the latest IPD results from MSCI. Read more »

Meat and dairy driving total manufacturing down

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing fell in the March 2017 quarter, although sales values rose due to higher prices, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators for May 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Monthly Economic Indicators for May 2017 are now available on the Treasury website: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/economy/mei/may17 . Read more »

Wholesale trade continues to rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Wholesale trade sales rose for the fourth consecutive quarter in March 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Clearance rates remain low at weekly wool auctions

Article – BusinessDesk

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s wool market remained weak at the latest South Island auction as tepid off-shore interest and the stronger New Zealand dollar weighed on clearance. Read more »

Smartphone Shipments, Samsung Returns to Number One.

Press Release – IDC New Zealand Ltd

AUCKLAND, 2nd June 2017 : According to IDCs recently published first quarter smartphone shipment results, tracked from January to March 2017, Samsung has returned to the number one position in the New Zealand smartphone market. Samsung reclaimed … Read more »

Trans-Tasman travel keeps trade with Australia flying high

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Australia remained New Zealands top trading partner in the year ended March 2017, Stats NZ said today. Trans-Tasman travel was worth more than $2 billion each way, which means the trade ties with Australia were worth more than those with China. Read more »

Int’l business events deliver $311m to NZ economy

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand has attracted business events that will deliver $311 million to the New Zealand economy. Read more »

Asian Investment in NZ: the facts behind the figures

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

Research commissioned by the Asia New Zealand Foundation has found that investment from Asia accounts for a relatively small share of all foreign investment in New Zealand. It also found Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States are New … Read more »

LINZ releases latest property data

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealands latest property data report shows consistent levels of property transfers involving overseas tax residents, as well as new data on the citizenship and residency status of buyers and sellers. Read more »

Tommy’s says Wellington has immunity to a housing crash

Press Release – Tommy’s

Tommys Real Estate, Wellingtons leading real estate agency, says there is little chance of a substantial fall in house prices in the Capital. Not only is the Wellington housing market less volatile than the Auckland market but that the key … Read more »

Terms of trade highest since 1973

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The merchandise terms of trade rose 5.1 percent in the March 2017 quarter, reaching its highest level since June 1973, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

New HIV diagnoses continue to rise in New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

Latest figures released by the University of Otagos AIDS Epidemiology Group show that rates of new HIV transmission continue to rise with 2016 seeing the highest number of diagnoses ever recorded in New Zealand. Numbers have been steadily rising … Read more »

Home consents fall in April driven by Easter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Building consents for new homes fell in April, partly due to the timing of Easter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Mental health centre of govt’s social investment package

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – The government has put mental health at the centre of its $321 million social investment programme, which it touts as spending large up front to reduce the long-term costs of problems ailing society. Read more »

$4.5m to explore census transformation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

$4.5 million of new operating funding over the next three years will allow Stats NZ to explore new ways of obtaining and providing census information without the expense and inconvenience to New Zealanders of a full five-year census, Statistics … Read more »

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