House price expectations highest since survey began in 1996

Press Release – ASB Bank

House price expectations hit a new record, with a net 65% of respondents expecting house prices to increase. More people expect interest rate declines over the next year. First signs that new rules for property investors are impacting price … Read more »

NZ home building consents fall 4.1% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents fell 4.1 percent in June as construction intentions in Canterbury tapered off, with the region’s housing rebuild nearing a plateau. Read more »

Over 12,000 new homes consented in first half of 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

More homes were consented in the first six months of 2015 than a year previously, Statistics New Zealand said today. Between January and June 2015, 12,057 new dwellings, worth almost $4 billion, were consented. Read more »

1 in 3 Victims of Family Violence Are Male

Press Release – Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that research in association with the Department of Internal Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Association of New Zealand and the Canterbury Mens Centre has found that 38% of recent victims of family violence in the Canterbury region … Read more »

Exports to China rise for first month since August 2014

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Goods exports to China rose $20 million from June 2014 to reach $699 million in June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. The rise was over a range of commodities including logs, meat, and fruit. Read more »

NZ posts first trade deficit for June in six years

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand posted its first trade deficit for a June month in six years as imports rose more than expected. Read more »

More visitors from China, Australia, and the US

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 177,000 in June 2015, up 9 percent on June 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. In the June 2015 year, visitor arrivals totalled 2.99 million, up 7 percent from the previous year. Read more »

The Why Behind The Online Buy

Press Release – Nielsen Online

Close to 2 million New Zealanders are shopping online The primary drivers of e-commerce are comprised of 40% convenience, 40% price and 20% range New retail habits see consumers web-rooming AUCKLAND, 21 JULY 2015 Latest research … Read more »

Farmers get online survey option

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Farmers get online survey option Farmers are for the first time this month completing their annual Agricultural Production Survey online. Every year Statistics New Zealand surveys about 30,000 farmers about their land, livestock and crops, and farming practices. … Read more »

Gender identity standard world-first in New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Gender diverse will join male and female categories in a new gender-identity classification released today by Statistics New Zealand. This new classification records the identity of all people, including those who see themselves as different … Read more »

NZ consumer prices rise 0.4% in 1Q

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ consumer prices rise 0.4% in 1Q as weak kiwi, rising oil boosts petrol costs Read more »

CPI up 0.4 percent on higher petrol prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent in the June 2015 quarter, following falls of 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent in the March 2015 and December 2014 quarters, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as US retail sales unexpectedly decline

Article – BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained as an unexpected decline in US retail sales raised speculation an increase in US interest rates may start later than previously thought, weighing on the greenback. Read more »

New Zealand is facing Migration Surge in 2015

Press Release – Business Immigration NZ Ltd Article

As of June 22, 2015, the annual net migration of the year has reached 58,000, says Statistics New Zealand (SNZ). According to the data, most of them travelled here for study reasons. Read more »

Northern Region Market Watch July 2015

Press Release – Harcourts

Residential data from New Zealands largest real estate group Harcourts for the month of June shows the strong demand experienced over the past two months is continuing. At 646 written sales for June were up 36.1% on the same period in 2014. The figure … Read more »

Auckland house prices up a record 26% in June year: REINZ

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house sales and median prices rose in June, with Auckland’s median house price rising a record 26 percent to $755,000 over the past year, amid signs that supply shortages and surging prices in the country’s largest … Read more »

NZ food prices fall in June on cheaper vegetables

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell in June, for a third monthly decline, with newly introduced seasonal adjustments showing cheaper vegetables helped drag down the index. Read more »

Food prices down 0.1 percent in year to June

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the year to June 2015, food prices decreased 0.1 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This drop follows eight consecutive food price increases since the year to October 2014. Read more »

Overseas visitors push guest nights up in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for May 2015 were 5.5 percent higher than in May 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ retail spending on credit,debit cards stalls in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand spending on electronic cards stalled in June as declines in apparel and durables outweighed increases in consumables and hospitality. Read more »

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