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Statistics New Zealand

NZ population growing fastest since 2003

Annual Population change 1994-2014 (Source: NZ Stats)

New Zealand's population is growing at its fastest rate for over a decade, according to new estimates released by Statistics New Zealand today

Monthly net migration at four-year high as Australian dream fades

More Kiwis stay at home amid the dwindling attraction of a slowing economy across the Tasman.

Building consents rise 1.3% on Auckland, Canterbury construction

The two regions accounted for about 57% of the national total, with 1122 new permits issued in May.

Food prices rise 0.3% in May, but just down for the year

On rise for a second month, led by more expensive fruit and vegetables.

Guest nights fall 10% in April - early Easter main culprit

Stays in holiday parks in April tumble 30% after surging 23% in March to a five-year high.

Retail credit, debit cards spend rises 0.5% in May

Total spending of $5.8 billion was led by fuel, food and liquor, and hospitality.