New Zealand food prices rose in June, led by higher costs for takeover foods and restaurant meals following an increase in the minimum wage.
New Zealand guest nights rose in May to a reach a record level for the month, driven by higher local stays across the country and more international tourists in the South Island.
New Zealand food prices slipped in May as record high prices for avocados and increased meat prices were offset by weaker prices for mandarins, kiwifruit and tomatoes.
New Zealand manufacturing sales volumes were boosted by transport equipment and machinery manufacturing in the first quarter.
New Zealand's annual net migration continued to slow in April as more non-New Zealanders left the country, though the number of immigrants rose.
New Zealand food prices edged up in April as the cost of takeaway food and tomatoes rose, while chicken prices fell to near a four year low.
New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards was lower than expected in April as consumers spent less on groceries, liquor and fuel in what Statistics New Zealand described as "unusual" figures.
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