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Retailers
March a good a month for New Zealand retailers
Retail spending using electronic cards saw increased growth of $167 million to $4.7 billion, up 3.7%.
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Statistics NZ
Technology and broadband vital for Kiwi businesses
Of businesses using the internet, just under one-quarter used a fibre-optic connection for ultra-fast broadband in 2014.
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ICT
How the ICT sector is changing
The New Zealand ICT sector has experienced a moderate rise in sales and a significant change in service offerings, says Statistics New Zealand.
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CFO
NZ posts smaller-than-expected trade surplus in February, annual deficit at 5-year high
New Zealand recorded a smaller-than-expected trade surplus in February, led by declining dairy exports, while the annual deficit widened to the larges
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CFO
NZ migration hits new record in February year
New Zealand's migration hit a new record in the year through February, driven by more arrivals and fewer departures.
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Ministry of Education
Teachers urged to turn students into ‘data detectives’
More than 1600 teachers from over 800 schools are taking part in CensusAtSchool March 16-May 29. The data will then be released for classroom analysis
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CFO
NZ food prices decline in February, led by lower fruit, vegetable, meat prices
New Zealand food prices fell in February, led by seasonal declines in fruit and vegetables and lower meat prices.
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CFO
NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr, driven by Canterbury
New Zealand residential building activity rose for the first time in three quarters in the final three months of 2014, led by earthquake-related rebui
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Apple
Statistics NZ using iPad Minis for data collection
The use of tablet computers is making data collection faster and more efficient.
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CFO
CORRECT: NZ employment data supports picture of strong economy with little inflation
New Zealand employment data showed a record number of people entered the workforce in the fourth quarter and the participation rate reached an all-
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Internet
End of the landline as more Kiwis head online?
Three out of four households in New Zealand have internet access, while households with access to a landline telephone has dropped to 86%.
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Statistics NZ
NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travellers
International guests nights rebounded 2.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 1.145 million in September.
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Careers
Say it in English!
Awards given for NZ businesses and government departments with the clearest communication.
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Small Business / SMB
Fewer kiwi firms for second year in a row
Number of businesses in New Zealand falls again - what it means for SMBs.
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Cloud
Renaissance appoints new Apple GM
Guy McKee has been named to head up Renaissance's Apple products division.
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Statistics NZ
Statistics NZ launches Business Toolbox
A free online toolset has been released under the government’s improved services to business initiative, which promises to give easier access to business information.