NZ economy grows 1% in 3Q on milk and mining production

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a good start to the dairy season and increased oil and gas activity stoked activity. Read more »

Whanganui October Guest Night Increase Over National Average

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

October 2014 commercial accommodation statistics were released last week with percentage increases higher than the national average. This follows Whanganuis strong trend to date leading in to summer. Read more »

43% of Marketing Professionals Seeking New Roles in 2015

Press Release – font

NEW ZEALAND, 17 December 2014 Almost half of New Zealand marketing professionals will be looking for other job opportunities in the New Year. Read more »

Kiwis dream of digital mining, snowmen & smartphones

Press Release – Trademe

Christmas 2014 will see Kiwis sharing pictures and stories about their presents online using their new phones and tablets, before heading outside in their Frozen costumes for a BBQ and a bounce on the new trampoline, according to Trade Mes annual list … Read more »

Meat workers need Jobs that Count

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is supporting todays Meat Workers Union campaign to combat insecure work in a core New Zealand export industry. “Last year the CTU published a report on insecure work shows that at least 30% of New Zealands workers over 635,000 people including … Read more »

Current account deficit widens

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $2.5 billion in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is $490 million larger than the June 2014 quarter deficit. Read more »

NZ Sept quarter current account deficit near six-year high

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The impact of falling dairy export receipts was a primary contributor to the balance of payments deficit on current account pushing out to $2.5 billion in the three months to Sept. 30, the highest since the December 2008 … Read more »

7.3% increase in passenger traffic in October 2014

Press Release – ACI Asia Pacific

In October 2014, passenger traffic reported by Asia-Pacific airports maintained a moderate growth rate of +7.3% year-on-year while airports in the Middle East reported +7.6% in the same period. Read more »

Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) 2014 provides the Treasury’s latest economic forecasts and the forecast financial statements of the Government, including the implications of Government financial decisions. Read more »

Selective Activity in November Rural Property Market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 40 fewer farm sales (-9.7%) for the three months ended November 2014 than for the three months ended November 2013. Overall, there were 374 farm sales in the three … Read more »

NZ dairy herd rises to record 6.7M as sheep flock falls

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dairy herd rises to record 6.7M as sheep flock falls to 29.6M Read more »

National MarketWatch Analysis December 2014

Press Release – Harcourts

There is a sense of urgency in the residential property market with written sales up markedly from this time last year in all regions except Christchurch. Buyers recognise that now is the best time to buy. Read more »

Dairy cattle total rises to 6.7 million

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand continued to rise, to reach 6.7 million at the end of June, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Property rents plateau in November

Press Release – Trade Me Property

The median national rent was unchanged at $400 per week in November, but is up more than 5 per cent since November 2013, according to the Trade Me Property Rental Index out today. Read more »

National lead down after Little takes Labour leadership

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

Todays New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows National 46% (down 3.5% in a month). Support for Keys Coalition partners is higher with the Maori Party 2% (up 1%), Act NZ 1.5% (up 1%) although United Future is 0% (unchanged). Read more »

State Services Commission Staff Highest Paid in Govt Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The average salary for staff at the State Services Commission is higher than at any other government department, according to figures released by the Taxpayers Union. This mornings Dominion Post reported the Commission staff earn an average of more … Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 12/12/14

Press Release – NIWA

For the North Island, soils continue to be much drier than normal (refer to figure below) for this time of year along eastern portions of the island. In particular, soil moistures in Whangarei, Kaipara, eastern Waikato, the Bay of Plenty as well … Read more »

Finance Minister needs to get his own house in order

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Finance Minister Bill English needs to get his own house in order rather than using misleading figures boast about supposed wage increases for all New Zealanders. This follows Mr Englishs comments in Parliament … Read more »

NZ local authorities post biggest quarterly deficit in Sept

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s local authorities posted their biggest quarterly deficit as record spending and falling income pushed councils deeper into the red. Read more »

75 million on board with public transport

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Total annual patronage has reached 75 million for the first time, a rise of 8% compared to the 12 months to November 2013. There has been an increase of 5.7 million passengers trips since December 2013, an extra 15,620 trips each day on average. Read more »

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