New figures on growing inequality among children

Press Release – UNICEF

A UNICEF report released today presents new evidence on how inequality is affecting children in high income countries. Innocenti’s Report Card 13, Fairness for Children: A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries, ranks 41 EU and … Read more »

Growing inequality for Kiwi kids

Press Release – Green Party

A new report shows the Government has failed to improve New Zealands shocking rate of inequality in the seven years its been in power and when it comes to education it has made the outcomes for poorer kids worse, the Green Party says. Read more »

Snapshot of our internet usage – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Online privacy concerns and inequality in internet access are highlighted in the latest New Zealand data from the World Internet Project. Read more »

Maori are least likely to get professional post-natal suppor

Press Release – Whakawhetu National SIDS Prevention for Maori

Maori are less likely to receive the post-natal support they are entitled to than other groups of New Zealanders, a seminar at Parliament hosted by Green MP Marama Davidson will be told today. Read more »

NZD gains as housing, food price data hints at inflation

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose, extending its gains to a two-week high, after property sales and food price data underpinned the potential for stronger economic growth and inflation that would make further interest rate cuts by the Reserve … Read more »

NZ food prices rise 0.5% in March, driven by cauliflowers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices rose in March, led by vegetables such as cauliflowers and lettuce, while lamb led a decline in prices of meat, poultry and fish. Read more »

Screen industry makes $3.2 billion despite Wellington decline

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Screen industry makes $3.2 billion, despite decline in Wellington film production revenue Media release Read more »

Cauliflower prices at record high

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices rose 0.5 percent in March 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was influenced by rises across a range of vegetables, including record high prices for cauliflower. After adjusting for seasonal effects, food prices rose 0.8 percent. Read more »

House price records smashed across New Zealand

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Record median house prices are being seen across multiple regions of New Zealand as the Auckland market shows its strength and pushes the Halo Effect of rising median prices across the country, according to the latest figures released today by REINZ, … Read more »

Overstayer numbers drop to new low

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing the number of overstayers in New Zealand is the lowest this century. Read more »

Leap year and warm weather boost guest nights

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for February 2016 were 7.0 percent higher than in February 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. This February, the extra day for the leap year and warm weather contributed to the rise. Read more »

Angel funds invest over $60m in 2015

Press Release – NZ Venture Investment Fund

Angel networks and funds invested a record $61.2 million into 94 young New Zealand companies in 2015 a 9 percent increase on the previous record set in 2014, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund investment director Chris Twiss said today. Read more »

Retail card spending rises in March

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards was $5.0 billion in March 2016, up $287 million (6.2 percent) from March 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Spending shifts to resorts in March

Press Release – Paymark

Paymark figures show the seasonally adjusted value of underlying transactions through their network increased 1.3% in the March quarter and by 0.3% in the month of March. Read more »

280,000 New Zealanders waiting for surgery, wait times up

Press Release – Health Funds Association of NZ

Independent research shows the number of New Zealanders waiting for elective surgery remains at 2013 levels, despite increases to both public and private health funding. Read more »

Air New Zealand tops reputation index

Press Release – Colmar Brunton

Air New Zealand has maintained its position as New Zealands most reputable company in the annual Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index, published this morning in the National Business Review. Read more »

Young people identify best things about living in the Hutt

Press Release – Regional Public Health – Wellington

Hutt Valley young people identify the three best things about living in the Hutt Valley Read more »

Dwelling and Household Estimates: March 2016 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling and Household Estimates provide estimates of all private dwellings in New Zealand at a given date, and estimates of all households usually living in New Zealand at a given date. Read more »

Home values continue to rise in many parts of New Zealand

Press Release – QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for March have increased 11.4% over the past year. Values rose slightly by 0.2% over the past three months and are now 35% above the previous market peak of … Read more »

Almost half of New Zealand firms are innovating

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

More firms are creating better goods and services through greater spending on research and development in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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