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Christchurch spending continues to grow

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:06 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Christchurch's growth in retail and hospitality spending continues to outpace that at the national level, Statistics New Zealand said today. For Christchurch city, after seasonal fluctuations are removed, retail and hospitality sales increased 1.2 ... More >>

Disabled people keen to work

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

Almost two-thirds of disabled adults aged under 65 are employed, and most of the remainder would like to have jobs, according to a new report released by Statistics New Zealand. More >>

Holidaymakers from China push up visitor arrivals

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand were up 8 percent in November 2014 (270,400), compared with November 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. The biggest increase was from China, up almost 50 percent from 2013. More >>

GDP up 1.0 percent

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 10:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product (GDP) was up 1.0 percent in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The growth was driven by primary industries, which increased 5.8 percent More >>

Auckland housing now very different from the rest of NZ

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 1:46 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Auckland’s housing has changed markedly over the past two decades as the city reacts to its growing population, with more multi-storey homes, greater density, and fewer unoccupied homes all making it very different to the rest of the country, according ... More >>

Current account deficit widens

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:22 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $2.5 billion in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is $490 million larger than the June 2014 quarter deficit. More >>

Dairy cattle total rises to 6.7 million

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:07 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand continued to rise, to reach 6.7 million at the end of June, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Call of the marae still strong

Monday, 15 December 2014, 12:49 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Nearly 400,000 Māori know which of the country’s 800-plus marae is theirs, and most would like to visit more often, according to the first report of its kind from Statistics New Zealand. More >>

Local authorities' operating deficit increases

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Local authorities’ operating deficit increased in the September 2014 quarter compared with the previous quarter, as expenditure continued to exceed income, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Spring brings lower vegetable prices

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:34 pm | Statistics New Zealand

In November 2014, food prices fell 0.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows no change overall in October and a 0.8 percent fall in September. More >>

Guest nights rise in October

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 12:29 pm | Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for October 2014 were 7.3 percent higher than in October 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the seventh consecutive month of rises. More >>

Retail card spending falls slightly in November

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:02 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This slight fall followed a 1.0 percent increase in October 2014. More >>

Metals lead manufacturing sales rise

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

Metal product manufacturing led the rise in total manufacturing sales volume for the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Wholesale sales up but show mixed results

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

Seasonally adjusted total sales rose 0.7 percent, after a 1.8 percent rise in the June 2014 quarter. More >>

Wholesale sales up but show mixed results

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:48 am | Statistics New Zealand

Wholesale trade sales rose in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Seasonally adjusted total sales rose 0.7 percent, after a 1.8 percent rise in the June 2014 quarter. More >>

Building activity reaches $4 billion

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

In current prices, the unadjusted value of all building activity in the September 2014 quarter reached $4 billion for the first time, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Lower dairy prices lead terms of trade fall

Monday, 1 December 2014, 11:21 am | Statistics New Zealand

The merchandise (goods) terms of trade fell 4.4 percent in the September 2014 quarter, due to export prices falling more than import prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Dwelling consents trend decreasing

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:27 am | Statistics New Zealand

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is decreasing, Statistics New Zealand said today. “The trend for new dwellings was recently at its highest level in seven years. While it’s now decreasing, the trend is still 6 percent higher ... More >>

Slower population growth in the long term

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's population will likely grow by 1.4–1.8 percent a year during 2014–16, but growth will be lower in the long term, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Increase in housing costs outpaces household income

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

Spending on housing is growing at a faster rate than incomes, Statistics New Zealand said today. And people are spending more of their money paying off their mortgage principal, rather than just interest. More >>

 

 

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