Sheep number lowest since 1943

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand had 29.8 million sheep at 30 June 2014, Statistics NZ said today. Read more »

RBNZ imposes new lending restrictions on Auckland property

Article – BusinessDesk

May 13 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank will target Auckland property investors with new lending restrictions as it looks to take the heat out of the property market in the countrys biggest city, which it sees as a key risk to the nations financial … Read more »

No change in median Auckland house price in April: REINZ

Article – BusinessDesk

May 12 (BusinessDesk) – The median price of an Auckland house didn’t change between March and April, at $720,000, according to the latest figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, although there has been a $108,500, or 17.7 percent … Read more »

Finances making you stressed? Join the crew

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Auckland, 12 May 2015 A recent survey by consumer research company Canstar Blue has drawn back the curtains on how Kiwis are really feeling about the state of their finances. Read more »

Guest nights rise in March

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for March 2015 were 7.5 percent higher than in March 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the 12th consecutive month of rises. Read more »

More New Zealanders with qualifications

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Nearly four in five New Zealanders have formal qualifications, according to new 2013 Census analysis released today by Statistics New Zealand. Read more »

NZ spending on credit, debit cards slips in April

Article – BusinessDesk

May 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders spent less on their electronic cards in April, snapping nine consecutive monthly gains, as a drop off in spending on durables weighed on an otherwise flat month. Read more »

Mixed results for retail card spending in April

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards was $4.5 billion in April 2015, up $167 million (3.9 percent) from April 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Nine Months Ended 31 March 2015 Read more »

A return to growth in March – 8 May

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during April 2015, shows total sales in March 2015 increased 22.38% (year on year export sales increased by 26.63% with domestic sales … Read more »

New Zealand life expectancy increasing

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Life expectancy at birth has increased 1.0 years for females and 1.5 years for males since 200507, Statistics New Zealand said today. Life expectancy at birth was 83.2 years for females and 79.5 years for males, based on death rates in 201214. … Read more »

John Key to Quit Before Next Election – iPredict

Press Release – iPredict

New Zealand will have a female National Party prime minister before the next general election, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. John Key is expected to quit as the partys … Read more »

Unemployment rate unchanged

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The unemployment rate remained at 5.8 percent in the March 2015 quarter (from a revised 5.8 percent in the December 2014 quarter), while the labour force participation rate reached an all-time high of 69.6 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ wage inflation slows, adding to case for rate cut

Article – BusinessDesk

May 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands wage inflation slowed in the first three months of the year as an expanding labour market soaked up growing capacity, helping lift participation to a new record. Read more »

NZ new commercial vehicle sales hit a record for April

Article – BusinessDesk

May 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand sales of new commercial vehicles hit a record for April amid strong demand from tradespeople and farmers. Read more »

Did you leave the lights on again?

Press Release – Canstar

Auckland, 03 May 2015 A new survey by consumer research company Canstar Blue shines a light on Kiwis electricity habits discovering that 15% of those in shared living situations have fought about excessive energy use, closely followed by raised … Read more »

NZ property values rise at faster pace in April, QV says

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ property values surge at fastest pace in at least 10 months in April: QV Read more »

Government Finance Statistics

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the year ended June 2014: Central government net operating balance increased to a $0.1 billion surplus. Read more »

Air New Zealand tops reputation index

Press Release – Colmar Brunton

Air New Zealand has soared to the top of the first annual Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index, published this morning in the National Business Review. The airline beat fuel retailer Z Energy for the honour, while Fisher & Paykel Appliances, … Read more »

Census submissions go online

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new online discussion forum is a great way for New Zealanders to help shape the 2018 census. Read more »

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