ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard March 2014 Q

Press Release – ASB Bank

Canterbury holds off Auckland again to take out the top spot in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard. Read more »

NZ producer prices fall in 4Q on dairy products, crude oil

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producer prices fell in the fourth quarter, reflecting the decline in prices of dairy products and crude oil, while livestock and meat prices rose. Read more »

Kiwis prioritise Family over Physical, Financial wellbeing

Press Release – CIGNA

Cigna Life Insurance NZ announced today the New Zealand results of a major new survey monitoring and tracking motivations, perceptions and attitudes towards overall wellbeing amongst the public in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. Read more »

Capital goods prices up 1.0 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the December 2014 quarter, the price of purchasing new capital items rose 1.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Five of six asset groups measured by the capital goods price index (CGPI) rose, and one remained unchanged. Read more »

Population growth in all regions, at least in the short term

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

All 16 regional council areas are projected to increase in population between now and 2028, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Dairy prices push down producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices fell in the December 2014 quarter, due to lower 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 December 2014 … Read more »

Pokie expenditure up in last quarter of 2014

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

More money was spent on pub and club pokies in the last three months of 2014 compared with the previous quarter ended September 2014, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

Northland region has New Zealand’s highest birth rate

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Regional birth rates for 2013 show that Northland had the highest rate in the country, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

New Zealand at a glance

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands population is younger and growing faster than those of the biggest visitors to our shores, according to Statistics New Zealands latest yearly review of the country. Read more »

House price expectations continue to soar

Press Release – ASB Bank

House price expectations have lifted further, with a net 59% of respondents expecting house prices to increase over the year ahead. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 16/2/15

Press Release – NIWA

For the North Island, soil moisture levels remain much drier than normal for this time of year for most of the island. Areas of severely to extremely drier than normal soil moisture persist in the Waikato, southern Taranaki, Wellington, Wairarapa, Hawkes … Read more »

NZ services sector activity rises to six-month high in Jan

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s services sector activity rose to a six-month high in January as record inward migration boosted demand for housing, increasing the need for property-related services. Read more »

NZ retail sales rise 1.7% in 4Q, beating estimates

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ retail sales rise 1.7% in fourth quarter, beating estimates, on autos, food, drinks Read more »

2015 begins with subdued selling price expectations

Press Release – Trade Me Property

Property sellers were cautious about their selling price expectations according to Trade Me Propertys analysis of new listings in the three months ended January 2015. Asking prices slipped by 1.1 per cent between December and January, following … Read more »

NZ dollar little changed ahead of retail sales data

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is little changed from last week as traders await retail sales data amid expectations of quiet trading with US markets on holiday for President’s Day. Read more »

National MarketWatch Analysis February 2015

Press Release – Harcourts

The latest residential housing figures from New Zealands largest real estate group, Harcourts shows that inventory is down in all regions except Christchurch, where property-on-hand was up a massive 25% compared to last year. Sales activity … Read more »

NZ food prices rise 1.3% in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices rose in January, as a smaller, later apple crop drove prices for the fruit to the highest in 16 years, while kiwifruit, strawberries, tomatoes and lettuces all rose. Read more »

Food prices rise 1.3 percent in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In January 2015, food prices rose 1.3 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.3 percent rise in December and a 0.5 percent fall in November. Read more »

Specialists And Others Deserve Credit for Patient Survey

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Senior doctors, other health professionals and support staff working in New Zealands public hospitals deserve credit for the high levels of satisfaction being recorded by hospital patients, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of … Read more »

Happy Holiday Season for Wellington Tourism Industry

Press Release – Positively Wellington Tourism

Strong growth in visitor numbers across the Nov-Jan holiday period has meant a merry Christmas and a happy New Year for Wellington businesses. Read more »

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