Capital goods prices up 0.7 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the June 2014 quarter, the price of purchasing new capital items rose 0.7 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Four of six asset groups measured by the capital goods price index (CGPI) rose. Read more »

Producer prices fall in June 2014 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices fell in the June 2014 quarter, due to decreases in dairy prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. Prices received by New Zealand producers, as measured by the output producers price index (PPI), fell 0.5 percent in the June 2014 quarter. Read more »

Talent pipeline is the key to correcting gender balance

Press Release – Equal Employment Opportunities Trust

Building a talent pipeline that fosters talented young women from early on in their careers is the key to gender balance at the most senior levels, according to EEO Trust Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie. Read more »

926 same sex marriages since law change

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Nine hundred and twenty six same sex couples were married in New Zealand in the year since the successful implementation of changes to the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act. Read more »

Current Market Reflects Traditional Winter Slowdown

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 74 more farm sales (+16.9%) for the three months ended July 2014 than for the three months ended July 2013. Overall, there were 512 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand

Press Release – University of Auckland

Death from cancer more likely in New Zealand Media Release University of Auckland 15 August 2014 Read more »

NZ dollar gains as local economy seen outperforming

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar popped above 85 US cents as better than expected data contrasted with weaker economic reports in the US and Europe, enhancing the lure of local assets. Read more »

Blind Eye to Crime Puts Young Peope at Risk

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

National is ignoring serious crime in New Zealand and putting young people at risk, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Growing evidence damns Brown’s arguments for trains

Press Release – Dick Quax

Auckland travel patterns challenge the need to fund Mayor Len Browns election promises, according to an Auckland councillor. Dick Quax said research commissioned by the Ministry of Transport demonstrated what Aucklanders have known all along. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ retail sales rise 1.2% in second quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: NZ retail sales rise 1.2% in second quarter, led by demand for vehicles Read more »

Māori men at 70% increased risk of dying of prostate cancer

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

Graeme Woodside, Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand says, New Zealand has significant disparities in survival for Mori men living with prostate cancer. As a community, it is absolutely critical we support … Read more »

Motor-vehicle industry drives retail spending rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending has continued to rise in the June 2014 quarter, led by an increase in the motor-vehicle and parts retailing industry, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Lower enrolment levels: practical impact of dirty politics?

Press Release – Public Good

A healthy democracy should be about more than the government being able to enrol voters effectively and run the mechanics of an election. With the historically low levels of voter enrolment this year, including a 5% fall in 18-25 year-olds signing … Read more »

International visitor spend up for June 2014 year

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Total visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, to $7.1 billion, up by 11 per cent for the year ending June 2014, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity ebbs in July

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity fell in July while remaining in expansion for the 22nd straight month as an increase in new orders made up for a dip in production and employment. Read more »

NZ retail sales rise 1.2% in second quarter, led by vehicles

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail sales rose more than expected in the second quarter, as vehicle sales increased at the fastest pace in two years. Read more »

Highest population growth since 2003

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s population is growing at its fastest rate for over a decade, according to new estimates released by Statistics New Zealand today. Read more »

Queenstown hits record annual guest nights

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Statistics New Zealands Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) figures released yesterday showed that Queenstown has recorded its highest ever guest nights for a 12 month period. For the year end June 2014 total Queenstown guest nights were up … Read more »

NZ house sales fall in July, led by cheaper properties

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000 or below likely reflected the Reserve Banks moves to cool the market. Read more »

July real estate market in winter mode

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

5,893 dwellings sold in July 2014, up 2.3% on June but down 13.0% on July 2013 National median price of $416,000, down $11,250 (-2.6%) on June and up $31,00 (+8.1%) on July 2013 Days to sell improved by two days to 37 days compared to … Read more »

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