Economy

News and analysis of what's making the NZ economy tick
Building apprentice Miro Mitchell at work on a new house in Omanu. Photo / NZME..

Housing consents bounce back

New Zealand house building consents rose at their fastest monthly pace in more than two years in October, after three months…

Dairy prices have nearly halved since the start of the year. Photo / NZME.

Dairy exports to China fall

New Zealand's posted its largest monthly trade deficit for October in six years, led by a fall in dairy exports to China

 

Upgrade, but no Nonu for China

The appearance of All Black Ma'a Nonu at Premier House yesterday to give President Xi Jinping of China a No 8 All Black…

Kiwis head home

It could be the end of a dream for many as migration figures show that more New Zealanders are not only staying put but…

Is it better across the Ditch?

For a long time the Lucky Country drew Kiwis to its shores, but as its economy changes we look at some of the risks of relocating…

Westland cuts payout forecast

Hokitika-based Westland Milk, New Zealand's second biggest dairy cooperative after Fonterra, said it would cut its…