Wai-Research launched

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira has launched its own research unit 18 years after the idea was first floated. Read more »

North American, Asian visitors drive surge in tourist spend

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Increasing numbers of visitors from North America and Asia contributed to a $1.1 billion increase in tourist spending in the past year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Life and death in New Zealand

Press Release – University of Auckland

Non-Mori New Zealanders held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for that long. Read more »

“China Ready” seminars back by popular demand

Press Release – Christchurch Airport

Increasing numbers of Chinese visitors arriving into Christchurch Airport has seen southern tourism and business operators sign up for seminars which help them roll out the welcome mat. Read more »

NZ trade deficit widens in Sept amid lower log, dairy prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s monthly trade deficit widened more than expected in September as falling prices for logs and dairy products weighed on exports while imports were boosted by an incoming aircraft. Read more »

NZ dollar drops to week-low as lower inflation seen weighing

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar declined to a week-low after data yesterday showed inflation accelerated at a slower than expected pace in the third quarter, suggesting interest rates may stay at current levels for longer. Read more »

RESEND: NZ dollar falls as benign inflation weighs on kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after figures showed inflation in the third quarter was slower than the Reserve Bank had forecast, giving it less reason to resume raising interest rates after pausing its tightening cycle in July. Read more »

NZ dollar falls as benign inflation data weighs on kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after figures showed inflation in the third quarter was slower than the Reserve Bank had forecast, giving it less reason to resume raising interest rates after pausing its tightening cycle in July. Read more »

$8 Billion Tech Industry Shows Record Growth

Press Release – Technology Investment Network

New Zealand s Tech Export Sectors revenue has increased by 62% over the last decade to a record $8.3Billion, says the Technology Investment Network in its tenth annual TIN100 Report released today. The report measures the performance of the New … Read more »

NZ dollar drops after tepid inflation opens path lower

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell about half a US cent after tepid local inflation pushed out the likely timeline for future interest rate hikes and cleared the way for a lower currency. Read more »

Power price rises more than double the inflation rate

Press Release – Green Party

Power prices have risen at more than double the inflation rate since National took office, showing Nationals hands-off approach to the electricity market is a failure, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Students over-estimate fertility

Press Release – University of Auckland

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study. Read more »

CPI rises 0.3 percent in September quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the third consecutive quarterly rise of 0.3 percent. Read more »

NZ dollar falls ahead of inflation on prospect of low rates

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar weakens ahead of 3Q inflation on speculation interest rates to stay on hold Read more »

Māori Operated SMEs Ahead on Earnings

Press Release – MYOB

Mori-operated small businesses have outperformed the SME average over the last year, although operators are less confident of growth in 2015 according to a nationwide survey. Read more »

Survey Confirms Dunedin a Great Place to Live

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin residents overwhelmingly consider their city to be a great place to live, according to the latest Quality of Life Survey. Some 86% of Dunedin residents agreed with that statement, well up on 82% in 2012 and above the 78% across six other New … Read more »

Population in Auckland and Canterbury regions grows fastest

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Of New Zealand’s 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury’s population growth rate was above the national average, Statistics New Zealand said today. In the June 2014 year, Auckland’s population grew by 34,000 (2.3 percent), while Canterbury’s grew … Read more »

International visitor arrivals top 2.8 million visitors

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is welcoming a 4.9 per cent increase in international visitor arrivals for the year ending September 2014, pushing total annual arrivals to more than 2.8 million for the first time ever. Read more »

Small increase in visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of visitor arrivals to New Zealand in September 2014 (193,300) increased 1 percent compared with September 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was the second-highest total for a September month, after September 2011 (219,900), which … Read more »

Labour costs rise 1.8 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Labour costs rose 1.8 percent in the year to the June 2014 quarter, with the non-wage component rising 2.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase in the non-wage component reflected higher costs for annual leave and statutory holidays, … Read more »

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