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Trend of rising rents continues

Just released April rental statistics show that New Zealand rental prices have continued to grow over the past year.

$1.6 billion racing industry significant to New Zealand economy

New Zealand’s racing industry was responsible for generating more than $1.6 billion in value-added contribution to the New Zealand economy in the 2016/17 season, according to a Size and Scope report released by IER earlier this year.

Delivering sustainable development goals discussion convened

Unilever NZ has provided a New Zealand update on its global and local progress on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), hosting more than 90 leaders across business, NGO, academic and government organisations to discuss the importance of businesses leading for trust in achieving the United

Kiwi innovation on show at Special Olympics event in Orlando

Inflatable bocce courts developed in New Zealand were centre stage at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Disney World, Orlando, on the weekend as part of the Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games.

Century 21 quarterly winners announced

Century 21 New Zealand has announced its real estate stars for the first quarter of 2018.

Electronics spending up, clothing falls in March quarter

Consumers spent more on electronics and appliances, but less on clothing and footwear in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

Visitor arrivals cool off in April

Visitor arrivals fell 28,000 to 283,900 in April 2018, compared with the same month last year, Stats NZ said today.

Numbers fell for the majority of countries except China, with the most significant changes to:

Australia (down 20,800 to 109,800)

More migrants heading back overseas

Annual net migration is down 4,800 from a high point a year ago, largely because more non-New Zealand citizens are leaving the country, Stats NZ said today.

New board appointment for Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand has announced the appointment of Darin Cusack to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Mr Cusack replaces long standing Airways board director Terry Murdoch, who has stepped down after eight years.

Remote cafe and post service business up for sale

One of New Zealand’s most remote cafés - which also doubles up as the town’s part-time grocery store and postal service - has been placed on the market for sale.

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