Patients pleased with levels of care

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A three year $900,000 study into prostate cancer care shows most men and their families are pleased with the care they received. Read more »

Family violence remains a significant problem

Press Release – University of Auckland

Family violence is still a significant problem in New Zealand, according to the latest data summaries released by the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse. The third annual data updates were released today. (8 July 2014) Amongst other data, the summaries … Read more »

New Zealanders Shopping Online ‘Anytime, Anyplace’

Press Release – Nielsen Online Retail Report

New Zealanders shopping online anytime, anyplace on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, increased significantly last year. Nielsen, the leading provider of information and insights has found that 41 percent of smartphone owners … Read more »

Property values rising in Auckland, mixed nationwide

Press Release – Quotable Value New Zealand

The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for June have increased 8.0% over the past year, and 2.1% over the past three months. This means they are now 15.0% above the previous market peak of … Read more »

NZ property values heat up in 2Q on Auckland, Christchurch

Article – BusinessDesk

July 7 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand property values grew at a faster pace in the June quarter as the countrys two biggest cities continued to underpin the market. Read more »

Kiwi job market shows growth from Northland to Southland

Press Release – Trademe

All regions across the country recorded growth in the number of jobs advertised on Trade Me Jobs according to an analysis of listings onsite in the April-June quarter. Read more »

Record Number of Resource Consents Received

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin City Council received a record number of resource consent applications during June, with 174 received over the month. Read more »

Students want voting to be easier

Press Release – Massey University

More young non-voters would be motivated to participate in Septembers general election by online voting than a one-off $50 payment, according to the results of a student survey conducted by Massey University. Read more »

First home buyers facing price, repayment headwind

Press Release – Canstar

Getting a foot on the home ownership ladder can be challenging particularly in the face of interest rate increases and speed limits on high loan-to-value ratio ( LVR ) mortgage lending. CANSTAR has analysed the increase in average home loan … Read more »

More success for thousands of children

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says thousands more young people are on the road to success as a result of continued improvements in NCEA achievement and early childhood education participation. Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales: Rural v Urban Spending

Press Release – BNZ

In addition to the latest figures, the feature analysis this month takes a look at trends in online retail spending by Rural and Urban New Zealanders. Read more »

NZ Cruise Passengers Surge 23 Per Cent to New High

Press Release – Cruise Lines International Association

New Zealand cruise passenger numbers soared to an all-time high of 59,316 in 2013 helping the nation track one of the largest growth rates for cruisers worldwide. Read more »

Auckland house sales fall in June, listings dry up: Barfoot

Article – BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland house sales fell in June, with listings at a five-month low, as the property market enters the traditionally slower winter period, according to realtor Barfoot & Thompson. Read more »

June Climate Summary – Warmest June On Record

Press Release – NIWA

An exceptionally warm start to winter Dozens of climate stations placed in the top four for warmest June ever recorded Nationwide average temperature in June 2014 was 10.3C surpassing the previous record for warmest June in 2003. There … Read more »

NZ dollar slips vs. Aussie after RBA seen softening language

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar slipped against its Australian counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia didn’t complain about the elevated level of the Aussie yesterday as much as expected, encouraging traders to push it higher. Read more »

Temp work undermines jobs and decent wages

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Hays report out today showing 64 per cent of employers use temporary or contract staff and 18 per cent intend to increase their use in the coming year is bad news for secure and decent work in New Zealand, says Labours Associate Labour spokesperson … Read more »

Price Trumps Convenience in Service Station Stakes

Press Release – Canstar Blue

On the same day as a three cents per lire increase in petrol excise tax hits motorists, a survey by Canstar Blue reveals that 60% of people believe that the rising cost of fuel is impacting on their quality of life. Read more »

2013/2014 avoidable, residential fire death numbers down

Press Release – New Zealand Fire Service

Any death in a house fire is of grave concern and in most cases they are avoidable. The New Zealand Fire Service says over the past year, 10 people have lost their lives in a fire in their home. Read more »

Monthly Economics Indicators June 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The June Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more »

NZ building consents fall in May as apartment numbers sink

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) The number of dwelling consents issued in New Zealand fell in May as apartment numbers tumbled, offsetting a rise in housing consents. Read more »

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