Proportion of home owners less than 70 years ago

Christchurch - The proportion of people living in their own home is lower now than almost 70 years ago, a new report says. Home ownership is becoming much less common for younger people, the Stats NZ report shows. The2018 census data shows homeownership peaked in the 1990s at 74 percent and by 2018

Steady exercising does count, ExerciseNZ says

Christchurch - Every Kiwi adult should throw out the idea that if they are not throwing themselves into a sweat-drenching workout for more than an hour it doesn’t count, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. New Zealanders must get more physically active. He says an obesity epidemic is gripping the country which

Game developers’ growth just part of rampant Kiwi tech sector

Auckland - New Zealand game developers’ $323.9 million earnings in the last financial year is a perfect example of just what is happening across the rampant tech sector, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. It is fantastic to see the continued growth of New Zealand’s interactive media and game developers, making

Kiwis: spending, spending…selling!

Christchurch - Shoppers spent more on long-lasting goods such as cell phones and laptops in November than last year, but almost a third more Kiwis sold their houses last month compared with 2019. Total retail card spending rose 1.4 percent in November 2020, up $85 million, compared with November 2019. Some sectors, like

Some of NZ’s rarest old cars go under the hammer

Auckland – One of the biggest ever auctions of New Zealand’s coolest old cars goes under the hammer in Auckland on Sunday. Webb’s auction house is putting up 83 lots which are expecting to fetch more than $3.5 million which could be a New Zealand record for the Auckland auctioneers. Among the

First exercise day of 2021 just weeks away

Christchurch - The first days of 2021 are just weeks away, raising the spectre of the annual tradition of resolutions, such as getting fitter. Healthier behaviours are valued more since covid arrived so 2021 promises to be a more active year for Kiwis, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. A recent American survey

NZ border exemptions needed for skilled tech people

Auckland - A review of New Zealand’s immigration settings is imperative, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. There is a major covid bottleneck within Immigration NZ and he wants an immediate border exemption for key tech people, he says. “We have asked cabinet ministers to urgently consider allowing more rapid entry of

Vaccines for the UK; NZ summer holiday safety…

Christchurch - The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use; but it will be some time before New Zealanders get their shots. The vaccine is up to 95 percent effective and the  UK is due to get 40 million doses.