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Provincial NZ dominates economic growth prospects

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 8:14 pm | Infometrics

New Zealand’s provincial economies are poised to drive growth in the economy, building on the recovery in dairy prices during 2016, according to Infometrics latest economic forecasts. Spending activity in the regions is comfortably outpacing activity in ... More >>

Changing workplaces require innovative approach to education

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:31 pm | Infometrics

New Zealand needs a national skills strategy and greater collaboration across the tertiary education sector, according to a report released today by Infometrics. From education to the economy: Megatrends affecting NZ’s working environment examines ... More >>

85,000 new jobs for Auckland by 2021

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 1:39 pm | Infometrics

Auckland is New Zealand’s engine and is expected to outperform the national economy over the next four years, according to Infometrics Regional Perspectives report released today. More >>

Looming economic risks for NZ?

Friday, 3 February 2017, 1:38 pm | Infometrics

The New Zealand economy has entered 2017 in good spirits. Infometrics’ latest forecast, released today, predicts GDP growth over the three years to June 2019 will average more than 3.0%pa. However, Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan believes the ... More >>

Auckland headlines Infometrics' Regional Hotspots report

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 10:22 am | Infometrics

With its population forecast to increase by 254% within the next decade, Hobsonville is the fastest-growing area in Infometrics’ Regional Hotspots report released today More >>

Nelson-Tasman economic growth soars above national average

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:17 pm | Infometrics

Nelson-Tasman’s economy grew quickly over the first half of 2016, with Infometrics’ provisional estimate of GDP showing growth in Nelson-Tasman of 4.4% over the June year, compared with estimated growth of 2.7% nationally. More >>

Homebuilding to reach an all-time record by 2018

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:39 am | Infometrics

New analysis by economic consultants Infometrics shows the supply response to the housing crisis is on its way, with homebuilding consents forecast to hit record levels by 2018. More >>

Nelson is the fifth fastest growing regional economy

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 9:45 am | Infometrics

Economic activity in Nelson is growing at a healthy clip according to Infometrics’ June 2015 quarterly economic monitor and, with improving returns in the broader region’s primary sector and increasing air connections set to stimulate business and visitor ... More >>

Joseph Parker worth $3,550 per second to Invercargill

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:52 am | Infometrics

Joseph Parker’s 63 second demolition of Australian Bowie Tupou a couple of weeks ago provided a significant boost to the Invercargill City economy according to estimates generated using Infometrics event impact calculator. The heavyweight boxing bout, ... More >>

Aucklanders need to be more comfortable with renting

Monday, 13 July 2015, 12:14 pm | Infometrics

New research by Infometrics shows that the affordability problems in Auckland’s housing market are not solely being caused by cyclical factors such as strong migration inflows and a lack of new house building over recent years. The median house price ... More >>

Attracting Jetstar to your city

Monday, 22 June 2015, 4:50 pm | Infometrics

As you are undoubtedly aware, Jetstar announced last week that it’s turning up the heat on competition in the domestic air travel market. From December, the Australian airline will compete head-to-head with Air New Zealand on regional routes from four ... More >>

Overhauling the economic growth menu

Friday, 19 June 2015, 10:44 am | Infometrics

The New Zealand economy has drawn praise from connoisseurs around the world over the past year, with a perfect balance of ingredients pushing GDP growth above 3%pa. Migrants have come from far and wide to sample our fare, while bubbles have continued ... More >>

Surging economic growth in Tauranga looks set to continue

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:49 am | Infometrics

Economic activity in Tauranga City is soaring according to Infometrics’ March 2015 quarterly economic monitor and, with increasing numbers of Aucklanders seeking affordable housing options and a retiring cohort of baby boomers looking to live it up, this ... More >>

Infometrics launch web-based community demographic profiles

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:40 pm | Infometrics

Infometrics launches web-based community demographic profiles Infometrics are pleased to announce the launching of complimentary web-based Community Profiles for every territorial authority and region of New Zealand. The Community Profiles are a tool ... More >>

Falling house prices good news for Reserve Bank

Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 11:46 am | Infometrics

The boom in house prices of the last five years is all but over, according to Gareth Kiernan, senior economist at Infometrics. Mr Kiernan pointed to Quotable Value’s house price indices for the June quarter as evidence that the market has cooled significantly. ... More >>

What recession?

Friday, 23 June 2006, 3:00 pm | Infometrics

Today’s GDP data for the March quarter confirms that speculation six months ago that New Zealand was heading for a recession was overblown, says Infometrics senior economist Gareth Kiernan. The 1.4% growth in consumer spending over the last six months shows ... More >>

Housing affordability has been worse

Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 12:36 am | Infometrics

In terms of servicing a mortgage, first-time home buyers are less stretched now than they were in the mid-1980s, according to Infometrics economist Gareth Kiernan. More >>

Make student fees tax-deductable

Monday, 15 August 2005, 11:51 am | Infometrics

“The unseemly scramble by National and Labour to outbid one another to secure the votes of indebted students is pork-barrel politics at its worst,” according to Andrew Gawith of Infometrics, a private sector economics firm. More >>

Task Force Targets Confidence Tricksters

Thursday, 7 July 2005, 5:15 pm | Infometrics

Leading economist Dr Gareth Morgan has applauded the Task Force on Financial Intermediaries on its proposal to restrict those who can call themselves a “financial adviser”. More >>

NZ economy shows stamina

Thursday, 7 July 2005, 10:15 am | Infometrics

Economic growth may be cooling after a strong performance in 2004, but it’s not all doom and gloom, according to Infometrics Managing Director Andrew Gawith. Infometrics’ latest forecasts predict the economy will expand by more than 3%pa over the next ... More >>





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