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More visitors from Australia in July – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International visitor arrivals to New Zealand: July 2018

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Australia, Economic Statistics, Economics, Holiday Makers, Holidays, Hotels, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Overseas Trips, Pacific,, Statistics, Tourism, Tourism Statistics, Travel, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on More visitors from Australia in July – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International visitor arrivals to New Zealand: July 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions More visitors from Australia in July – 23 August 2018 More visitors arrived from Australia in July compared with the same month in 2017, Stats NZ said today. The increase in visitors from Australia in July coincided with the ski season in New Zealand. It also brought the total number of visitors to […]

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Retail spending hums along in June – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Retail trade survey: June 2018 quarter

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Business, Business price indexes, Consumer Goods Statistics, Consumer News, Economic Statistics, Economics, Food Price Index, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Retail Card Spending, Retail Spending, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Retail spending hums along in June – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Retail trade survey: June 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Retail spending hums along in June – 22 August 2018 Strengthened spending in most retail industries lifted total sales for the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. After adjusting for seasonal effects the total retail sales volume rose 1.1 percent, after a modest 0.3 percent rise in the March 2018 quarter. “This […]

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Annual net migration eases but rate still high – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: July 2018

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Travel, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Annual net migration eases but rate still high – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: International travel and migration: July 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Annual net migration eases but rate still high – 21 August 2018 Annual net migration decreased by 8,600 for the July 2018 year, down from the record high of 72,400 a year ago, Stats NZ said today. “Even though annual net migration is lower than a year ago, it is still high by […]

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Disabled people three times less likely to be in work – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics (disability): June 2018 quarter

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Employment Statistics, Fulltime Work, Health, Household Labour Force Survey, jobs, Labour Force, Labour Market Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Part-Time Work, Statistics, Under-Employment, Unemployment, Women Employment Statistics, Working Age Population  /  Comments Off on Disabled people three times less likely to be in work – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics (disability): June 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Disabled people three times less likely to be in work – 20 August 2018 In the June 2018 quarter, 22.3 percent of disabled people were working, Stats NZ said today. This compares with 70.0 percent of non-disabled people. Text alternative for labour market summary by disability status: June 2018 quarter “The difference between […]

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Crude oil pumps up fuel prices – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Business price indexes: June 2018 quarter

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture, Agriculture Exports, Agriculture Statistics, Asia Pacific, Crude Oil Statistics, Dairy Sector, Economic Statistics, Economics, Export Statistics, Import Statistics, Imports of Capital Goods, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Oil Prices, Produce Statistics, Producer Output Prices, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Crude oil pumps up fuel prices – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Business price indexes: June 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Crude oil pumps up fuel prices – 17 August 2018 Higher fuel prices contributed to rises in producer output prices (up 0.9 percent) and input prices (up 1.0 percent) in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Higher prices received for whole milk powder also contributed to the increase in overall output […]

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Buoyant cruise season boosts spending – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Cruise ship traveller and expenditure statistics: Year ended June 2018

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accommodation, Annual Net Migration, Asia Pacific, Business, Business Confidence, Cruise Ship Visits, Cruise Ships, Data Analysis, Economic Statistics, Economics, Holidays, Hospitality Sector, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Overseas Trips, Pacific,, Retail Spending, Statistics, Tourism, Tourism Statistics, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Buoyant cruise season boosts spending – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Cruise ship traveller and expenditure statistics: Year ended June 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Buoyant cruise season boosts spending – 16 August 2018 An increase in the number of cruise voyages and passengers boosted cruise ship expenditure to $434.0 million in the year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. Total cruise expenditure was up 18.3 percent ($67.1 million) following a 9.9 percent increase in the June […]

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Gender pay gap is second-smallest – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics (income): June 2018 quarter

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Demographics, Economic Statistics, Economics, Employment Statistics, Fulltime Work, jobs, Labour Force, Labour Market Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Part-Time Work, Statistics, Women Employment Statistics  /  Comments Off on Gender pay gap is second-smallest – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics (income): June 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Gender pay gap is second-smallest – 15 August 2018 The gender pay gap was 9.2 percent in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the second-smallest gap since the series began 20 years ago. In comparison, the gender pay gap was 9.1 percent in 2012 (the lowest on record) and […]

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More women are over 30, and more men are under 30 – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Annual Net Migration, Asia Pacific, Census, Cultural Changes, Demographics, Economic Statistics, Economics, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on More women are over 30, and more men are under 30 – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions More women are over 30, and more men are under 30 – 14 August 2018 New Zealand’s population is growing in most age groups, with the latest estimates showing more women than men are aged over 30, Stats NZ said today. In contrast, men outnumber women at all ages under 30 years. The […]

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Migration drives high population growth – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Annual Net Migration, Asia Pacific, Census, Cultural Changes, Economic Statistics, Economics, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Migration drives high population growth – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Migration drives high population growth – 14 August 2018 The estimated resident population of New Zealand reached 4,885,300 at 30 June 2018, Stats NZ said today. New Zealand’s population change is a result of natural increase (births minus deaths) and net migration (international migrant arrivals minus departures). “Net migration has been the […]

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Vegetable prices shoot up in July – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Food price index: July 2018

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture, Agriculture Statistics, Asia Pacific, Consumer Goods Statistics, Consumer News, Consumer Price Index, Economic Statistics, Economics, farming, Food Price Index, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Produce Statistics, Regional Economics, Retail Spending, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Vegetable prices shoot up in July – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Food price index: July 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Vegetable prices shoot up in July – 13 August 2018 Higher prices for vegetables led food price inflation of 0.7 percent in July 2018, Stats NZ said today. Vegetable prices rose 9.2 percent in the month, with higher prices for fresh lettuce (up 77 percent), tomatoes (up 30 percent), and broccoli (up 24 […]

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International guest nights fall from Lions tour high – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Accommodation survey: June 2018

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Accommodation, Asia Pacific, Economic Statistics, Economics, Holidays, Hospitality Sector, Hotel Occupancy, Hotels, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Overseas Trips, Pacific,, Statistics, Tourism, Tourism Statistics  /  Comments Off on International guest nights fall from Lions tour high – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Accommodation survey: June 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions International guest nights fall from Lions tour high – 10 August 2018 International guest nights fell 8.2 percent in June 2018 compared with June 2017, when the Lions rugby tour boosted guest nights, Stats NZ said today. Falling international guest nights caused a 1.8 percent decrease in total guest nights spent in short-term […]

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Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, China, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific journalism, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace Ark, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Business, Cryptocurrencies, Development, Digital commerce, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Torokina  /  Comments Off on Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

Cryptocurrencies are a controversial phenomenon that have risen from a technical experiment, with zero monetary value, to an industry with a combined market capitalisation of US$225 billion – after shedding more than $30 billion this week. Their future is uncertain, with analysts ranging from enthusiasts to sceptics, but James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism profiles […]

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New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Blogging, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, Internet, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Online media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Social Media  /  Comments Off on ‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

Many Samoans are angry over a threat by the prime minister earlier this year to ban the social media platform Facebook amid growing pressure by politicians and officials across the Pacific against “fundamental freedoms”. Mike Mohr reports for Asia Pacific Journalism in the second of a two-part series on online media. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Papua New Guinea threatened to temporarily ban Facebook earlier this year. With the APEC conference looming in November, the question remains whether this was an attack on freedom of speech. Jessica Marshall of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports in a two-part series on the Pacific internet. In March, it was revealed that the data analytics firm Cambridge […]

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Employment highest ever for women – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics: June 2018 quarter

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Business, Economic Statistics, Economics, Employment Statistics, Fulltime Work, jobs, Labour Force, Labour Market Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Part-Time Work, Statistics, Under-Employment, Underutilisation, Underutilization, Unemployment, Women Employment Statistics  /  Comments Off on Employment highest ever for women – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics: June 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Employment highest ever for women – 1 August 2018 The seasonally adjusted employment rate for women rose to 62.8 percent in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This follows an employment rate of 62.6 percent last quarter. “The overall employment rate has remained unchanged at 67.7 percent for three consecutive quarters,” […]

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Slight rise in unemployment and underutilisation rates – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics: June 2018 quarter

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Economic Statistics, Economics, Employment Statistics, Fulltime Work, Household Sector, Household Spending, Housing Sector, Labour Force, Labour Market Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Statistics, Underutilisation, Underutilization, Unemployment  /  Comments Off on Slight rise in unemployment and underutilisation rates – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Labour market statistics: June 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Slight rise in unemployment and underutilisation rates – 1 August 2018 The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in the June 2018 quarter, up from 4.4 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. “The slight rise in the unemployment rate follows five consecutive falls, from 5.3 percent in the December 2016 […]

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Changes recommended for International Visitor Survey – Stats NZ Media Release

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Economic Statistics, Economics, Holidays, Hospitality Sector, Hotel Occupancy, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Overseas Trips, Pacific,, Statistics, Tourism, Tourism Statistics, Travel, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Changes recommended for International Visitor Survey – Stats NZ Media Release

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Changes recommended for International Visitor Survey – 31 July 2018 The International Visitor Survey (IVS) is generally fit for purpose, but some key areas need attention, according to an independent review by Stats NZ. “The extensive review showed the survey works but it should be improved. It needs a tune-up, not a complete […]

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