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New Zealand is becoming an increasingly desirable place to holiday. At its current pace, the tourism industry looks like it will shatter its 2025 target of being a $41b industry (as targeted by Tourism Industry Aotearoa). A key component of this target is the spending that visitors do while holidaying, particularly international visitors. For the […]

2018 has seen the price New Zealanders pay for fuel at the pump increase 35cpl, a jump of 17% in less than a year. Although fuel prices have already been widely discussed in the media, we wanted to unpack why we have experienced such an extreme rise in prices, and how it is impacting Kiwis […]

This month we continue our look at the differences in spending between regions in the North Island. On 1 July Aucklanders started paying an extra 11.5 cents per litre for fuel, following the introduction of a new tax designed to boost funds for regional transport projects. This is on top of already above average fuel […]

News on the state of the New Zealand economy came out this month with the first quarter GDP statistics released. GDP for the quarter ending 31 March 2018 was announced at $270b, 0.5% above the last quarter, a solid but unspectacular level of growth. Meanwhile, annual growth for March 2018 was 2.7%, slower than the […]

As online shopping’s popularity continues to grow, the concept of a shopping mall seems to contradict everything consumers seek from online – limited hours, small range of shops, and difficult access through usually limited parking. However a number of shopping malls around the country see potential in the mall format, and are expanding their offering […]