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Broccoli and lettuce prices jump in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Broccoli prices more than doubled in January 2019, while lettuce prices rose almost 80 percent, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Wellington rents $45 more per week than Auckland

Press Release – Trademe

Wellington citys rental prices continued their incredible growth in January with the average rent hitting an all-time high of $595 per week, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

Moving to Hawkes Bay for life, not just for Christmas

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland house values have fallen slightly over the summer, but prices are going gangbusters in some North Island provincial centres, particularly in Hawkes Bay. Read more »

Hawkes Bay region stands out from the rest

Press Release – QV Valuations

The Hawkes Bay region is seeing some of the strongest value growth in New Zealand, while many regions experience a slowdown in the rate of growth. Read more »

Home affordability worse, but not in most expensive regions

Press Release – Massey University

Massey Universitys latest Home Affordability Report shows a quarterly decline of 2.2 per cent in national affordability, driven by increases in median house prices. Read more »

Retail card spending recovers

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail card spending recovered in January 2019 following a drop in December 2018, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

BitPrime Cryptocurrency Price Update

Press Release – BitPrime

Cryptocurrency Market Market capitalisation yesterday: NZD$179,244,218,880 Market capitalisation today: NZD$180,109,980,829 Change: 0.48% Read more »

Ready-mixed concrete production levels off

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Ready-mixed concrete production was 4.1 million cubic metres in 2018, flattening out after six calendar years of growth, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Overseas home buyers’ share relatively unchanged in December

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

n the December 2018 quarter, 2.3 percent of home transfers were to people who didnt hold NZ citizenship or a resident visa, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Kiwis getting ‘wheelie’ behind scooters, reveal PriceSpy

Press Release – PriceSpy

According to new data insights from PriceSpy , the fully impartial price and product comparison site, demand for scooters in New Zealand is currently skyrocketing, as Kiwis young and old seek out alternative transport methods. Read more »

4.5% increase in million-dollar-plus properties sold in 2018

Press Release – REINZ

The number of properties sold around the country for a million dollars or more during 2018 increased by 4.5% when compared to 2017 (10,615 up from 10,163). However, this figure is down significantly on 2016, when 11,648 million-dollar plus properties … Read more »

Weaker than expected jobs in December raises rate cut odds

Article – BusinessDesk

Weaker than expected jobs data in December raises rate cut prospects Read more »

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