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Spending Christmas Abroad?

December 19, 2014 |

With just a few weeks to go until Christmas, preparations are well underway. Finishing off the Christmas shopping (or if you’re me, only just thinking about starting), putting up the tree, watching mindless but oh-so-satisfying films on the TV, getting … Read More

Food Industries Lift Retail Spending

December 3, 2014 |

Retail spending increased in the September 2014 quarter, led by rises in the food-related industries, Statistics New Zealand said last month.

After adjusting for seasonal effects, the volume of total retail trade sales rose 1.5 percent in the September 2014 … Read More

Employment Outpaces Strongest Population Growth

November 13, 2014 |

Rising employment is more than keeping up with our growing population, while unemployment has fallen to 5.4 percent, Statistics New Zealand said this month.

“Due to strong migration, we have had the largest annual rise in the population in 10 … Read More

Population in Auckland and Canterbury regions grows fastest

November 5, 2014 |

Of New Zealand’s 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury’s population growth rate was above the national average, Statistics New Zealand said last month. In the June 2014 year, Auckland’s population grew by 34,000 (2.3 percent), while Canterbury’s grew by 11,400 … Read More

Record Net Inflow of Migrants Continues

October 29, 2014 |

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 4,700 migrants in September 2014. This equals the highest-ever net gains recorded in August 2014 and February 2003.

The increase in monthly net gains over the last … Read More

Faster, stronger, higher – New Zealand’s Internet trends

October 23, 2014 |

In 2014, New Zealanders used 53 percent more Internet data than they did last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. At a massive 53,000 terabytes, our data use is soaring to new heights.

“The amount of data used was equivalent … Read More

Highest-Ever Annual Net Inflow of Migrants

September 20, 2014 |

“New Zealand had its highest-ever net gain of 43,500 migrants in the August 2014 year,” population statistics project manager Susan Hollows said. “The previous high of 42,500 migrants was in the May 2003 year.”

The new net migration record was … Read More

Two Countries, One Visa for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

September 10, 2014 |

People visiting Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup will only need to apply for one visa under a new Trans–Tasman visa arrangement, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said last … Read More

More Arrivals Drive Net Gain of Migrants

August 31, 2014 |

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 4,500 migrants in July 2014. This is the highest net gain since the record of 4,700 migrants in February 2003.

Net migration has increased in most months … Read More

Highest Population Growth Since 2003

August 20, 2014 |

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

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June … Read More