NZ producer prices fall in third quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producer input prices fell in the third quarter as lower farmgate milk prices reduced input costs for dairy manufacturers, adding more evidence that inflation in the local economy is subdued. Read more »

Purchase price of new capital rises 0.5 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the September 2014 quarter, the price of purchasing new capital items rose 0.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Four of six asset groups measured by the capital goods price index (CGPI) rose. Read more »

Lower milk prices push down producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices fell in the September 2014 quarter, due to decreases in dairy prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. Prices received (as measured by the output producers price index (PPI)) and paid (as measured by the input PPI) both fell in the September … Read more »

Retail trading figures show consistent sales for Hastings

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

The latest Retail Trade statistics have been released for New Zealand showing that the Hastings District has consistently upheld retail sales throughout each quarter since October 2013. The figures indicate healthy sales throughout the year. More … Read more »

Directors optimistic about economy, but face growth barriers

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

Directors are very optimistic about economic performance in the next 12 months, but believe that reducing the amount of red tape and building staff capability will further improve performance. Read more »

New Zealand Small Business Continues to Falter

Press Release – CPA Australia

A new survey from CPA Australia has found that New Zealands small business sector continues to falter. Chief executive Alex Malley says the sixth annual Asia Pacific Small Business Survey shows that over the last year New Zealand small businesses … Read more »

Nearly 80% of NZ adults will have a smartphone within a year

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

Around 79% of all adults in New Zealand will have a smartphone by September next year. A Horizon Research survey finds 69% of people aged 18+ now have smartphones. Another 10.4% say they intend to get one by next September, leaving just 20.6% of … Read more »

NZ retail sales rise 1.5% in 3rd qtr, led by supermarkets

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail sales rose faster than expected in the third quarter, led by supermarkets and grocery stores, suggesting consumers haven’t been deterred by rising borrowing costs. The kiwi dollar rose after the figures were … Read more »

NZ services remain in expansion in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s services sector expansion slowed in October from a month earlier, as economic growth moderated from a rapid to a more sustainable pace. Read more »

Food industries lift retail spending

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending increased in the September 2014 quarter, led by rises in the food-related industries, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Healthy snacks prevail, but only just

Press Release – Nielsen Global Survey

While the perennial debate continues about the health benefits of snacking, eating between meals is almost universally widespread with 97% of New Zealanders saying they regularly consume snack foods. In the last year, New Zealanders spent $900 million … Read more »

Queenstown experiences record guest nights for winter 2014

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Statistics New Zealands Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) figures released yesterday show Queenstown has recorded its highest ever guest nights for the winter ski season. For the July September period total Queenstown guest nights were … Read more »

Mums working full-time less stressed than part-timers

Press Release – KiwiOz Nannies

According to research conducted by nanny recruitment agency, KiwiOz Childcare, part-time working keeps you sane and stimulated but also adds more stress to your life. Read more »

NZ house sales decline for 12th month in October, REINZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house sales declined for a 12th month in October, one year on from the introduction of Reserve Bank high-debt mortgage lending restrictions. Read more »

Spring refreshes October real estate market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

6,608 dwellings sold in October 2014, up 11.8% on September and down 2.4% on October 2013 National median price of $430,000, up $10,000 on September and $10,000 below the record median set in March 2014 Auckland median price reached a new record … Read more »

Māori Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 – tables

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Mori Population Estimates provide estimates of the Mori population of New Zealand at a given date. See Mori Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 on our website. Read more »

Food prices flat in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Food prices flat in October as rising meat and milk prices offset decline in veggies Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity rises to 15-month high in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity accelerated for a fifth month to a 15-month high in October as a strong domestic economy supports local activity. Read more »

Food prices unchanged in October

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In October 2014, food prices were unchanged overall from the previous month, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.8 percent fall in September and a 0.3 percent rise in August. Read more »

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in international traveller numbers following a decline the previous month. Read more »

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