Infometrics in the news

2018 growth in Jobseekers beneficiaries slower in Rotorua than nationally – New Zealand Herald

Asking prices leap for Wellington houses – Stuff.co.nz

Auckland’s population compared with the rest of NZ in stunning new map – Newshub

Big surplus makes argument against tax cuts harder to swallow – Stuff.co.nz

Biz Byte – OCR expected to hit all time low – RNZ

Bosses Plunge to Boost Young Lives – Scoop.co.nz

Brad Olsen of Infometrics says it’s increasingly difficult to make heads or tails of Statistics NZ’s new migration numbers, and even harder to trust them – Interest.co.nz

Capital gains tax could mean higher rents, lower house prices – Stuff.co.nz

Caribou versus resources and recreation threatens iconic Canadian species – CTV News

Caribou, wolves and the battle tearing apart northeastern B.C. – Maclean’s

Consumer confidence could catch business chill – Infometrics – New Zealand Herald

Data shows Dunedin economy pumping – Otago Daily Times

Data shows there are 185000 New Zealanders who’ve hit international ‘millionaire’ status – Stuff.co.nz

Duncan Garner: Auckland is a world-class disaster, an ad-hoc planning mess – Newshub

Dunedin construction outlook ‘healthy’ – Otago Daily Times

Dunedin Infometrics report points to healthy tourism growth – Scoop.co.nz

Dunedin open home crowd numbers ‘crazy’ – Otago Daily Times

Dunedin quarterly economic figures underscore confidence – Scoop.co.nz

Dunedin’s job growth strategy close to target – Otago Daily Times

Economic snapshot: Hawke’s Bay growth continues – Scoop.co.nz

Economy ‘anything but hunky-dory’, Simon Bridges says amid predictions of further economic slowdown – TVNZ

February a lean month for real estate agents, new data shows – Stuff.co.nz

Gareth Kiernan says a strong services sector in Auckland helps the region grab the top growth spot. South Canterbury’s Waimate suddenly jumps into contention too with a dairy boost – Interest.co.nz

Gareth Kiernan says the housing market failure has caused a large undersupply in some regions, especially Auckland, but a surplus in others, especially Christchurch, and the surplus regions are vulnerable to a sharp price correction – Interest.co.nz

Gisborne leads national house price growth as Auckland turnover falls – Stuff.co.nz

Govt data indicates renters should be feeling richer – Stuff.co.nz

Growing economy makes Timaru ‘one to watch’ – Stuff.co.nz

Gull chops petrol by 21c for 21st birthday – Stuff.co.nz

Hamilton’s economic confidence, growth outpaces nation – Stuff.co.nz

Hawke’s Bay economic growth showing no signs of slowing down – New Zealand Herald

Hawke’s Bay poised to drive national growth, shows Infometrics report – New Zealand Herald

Head scratching as Marlborough places dead last in economic report – Stuff.co.nz

Here’s how to make $1.5 million in less than a year from the property market – Stuff.co.nz

Home ownership at lowest level in 70 years, economist says Baby Boomers to blame – Stuff.co.nz

House prices could fall 11 per cent by late 2019, as building catches up: Infometrics – Stuff.co.nz

House prices could head back up despite economic slowdown, says Infometrics – Stuff.co.nz

Households on $100000-plus increasingly feel they have ‘only just enough’ money – Stuff.co.nz

Houses beside the sea still more expensive, even with climate change worries – Stuff.co.nz

How big? New map reveals true size of Auckland – Otago Daily Times

Infometrics’ Brad Olsen on all signs pointing down for the OCR, why cuts won’t stimulate the economy enough, boosting the housing market, a below zero OCR may be closer than we think and why fiscal policy needs to take the driver’s seat – fast – Interest.co.nz

Infometrics’ Brad Olsen on the Govt and data protection, Stats NZ’s new branch, the local elections, whether the end really is in sight for the US-China trade war and meeting global meat demand – Interest.co.nz

Infometrics’ Brad Olsen with the top 10 things to know about the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax – Interest.co.nz

Infometrics makes the map that shows how the rest of the nation’s urban areas compare with Auckland, where one in three New Zealanders live – Interest.co.nz

Infometrics’ Mieke Welvaert tackles the claim NZ’s heading for a house price crash. She explains why she sees a small dip in some places before an upward trend resumes – Interest.co.nz

Infometrics’ Nick Brunsdon points out that the secret to building more houses seems to be building them smaller. A compositional shift is behind the reversal of the trend – Interest.co.nz

Infometrics says commercial property investments in Dunedin are looking attractive – Interest.co.nz

Infometrics shows that council debt levels have been rising over the last decade and are scheduled to rise further in the next decade as revenues are insufficient for replacement projects, let alone growth projects – Interest.co.nz

It’s getting harder to be poor, and easier to be rich – Stuff.co.nz

Jobless numbers remain high in Dunedin – Otago Daily Times

Jobless rate falls 0.6% to 6% – Otago Daily Times

Jump in jobs recorded in Timaru District over past year – Timaru Herald

KiwiBuild reset proves Government still doesn’t get it – Stuff.co.nz

Landlords in prime position as demand heats up for rental properties – Stuff.co.nz

Low economic growth on the horizon – Infometrics – Newshub

Marlborough’s economic growth continues – Scoop.co.nz

Mental health: New Zealand’s self harm hospitalisations rising – Newshub

Mieke Welvaert of Infometrics has a Christmas shopping guide for electric vehicles, and some eating tips – Interest.co.nz

Minimum wage to rise to $17.70 – what will it mean for you? – Stuff.co.nz

More choosing to move to Dunedin – New Zealand Herald

New Auckland map shows off region’s comparable size to 12 largest regions – Stuff.co.nz

New data: Commercial builds soar as house builds drop in Tauranga – New Zealand Herald

New Zealand’s credit outlook lifted to ‘positive’ by Standard & Poor’s – Newshub

No money for flagship housing policy KiwiBuild in the Budget – Newstalk ZB

Northland’s dramatic population growth disputed – Stuff.co.nz

OCR cut to 1%: Is recession around the corner? – Stuff.co.nz

OCR Preview: caution expected from the Reserve Bank – MortgageRates.co.nz

OCR Preview: economists predict no change – goodreturns.co.nz

OCR reaction: economists surprised but expect 2020 cut – goodreturns.co.nz

Only 2.3 per cent of working population in Timaru District unemployed – Stuff.co.nz

Outlook murky for interest rates as biggest bank slashes predictions – Stuff.co.nz

Owning a New Zealand house can make you one of the world’s wealthiest – Stuff.co.nz

Planning needed to train workers – Otago Daily Times

Policies ‘hard-code’ differences between Baby Boomers and younger generations, researcher says – Stuff.co.nz

Population growing, building hits new highs, economy solid – Scoop.co.nz

Positives seen in economic report – Otago Daily Times

Power politics of aluminium smelting – Otago Daily Times

Property portfolio propels Sir Robert Jones to billionaire status – Stuff.co.nz

Provincial Growth Fund no panacea to rural-urban divide: Infometrics – New Zealand Herald

Provincial NZ dominates economic growth prospects – Newsroom

Questions are being raised about how big our housing shortage really is following the Census 2018 release – Stuff.co.nz

Rapid house price growth creates a lot more Kiwi millionaires – TVNZ

RBNZ’s interest rate decision a line call as analysts narrowly pick OCR cut – Newsroom

Regional report shows Taranaki economy in good health – Taranaki Daily News

Revealed: New Zealand regions with the best economic growth – Newshub

Rotorua’s growth continues, Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor shows – New Zealand Herald

Rotorua’s wellbeing ranks poorly in Infometrics report, good education not transferring to opportunities – New Zealand Herald

Rural contracting experiencing huge growth – report – New Zealand Herald

‘Solid’ Taranaki economy not immune to predicted national downturn – Stuff.co.nz

Taranaki rural sector adds to higher than average national dog ownership – Taranaki Daily News

Tauranga’s wellbeing hindered by housing, but at least there are jobs – New Zealand Herald

Television channel three ‘a good business’ struggling in a skewed market, says MediaWorks boss – Stuff.co.nz

The Block NZ: Maybe they shouldn’t have gone to auction? – Stuff.co.nz

The Detail: Construction tour – Stuff.co.nz

Trump’s trade war: ‘Not a lot we can do’, economist says – Newshub

Victim of its own success: Timaru on a recruitment drive, amid 10-year low in unemployment – TVNZ

Wairarapa on an economic roll – Wairarapa Times Age

Wellington crowned New Zealand’s most creative place for third straight year – Australasian Leisure Management

Wellington Report 2019: Public service knocked off its perch in the capital – Stuff.co.nz

What economists think we will look like in 2040 – Stuff.co.nz