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Employer Bulletin | 11 March

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New Zealanders have shifted their household spending patterns as living costs rise, according to Stats NZ. Between June 2019 and 2023, spending increased notably on food, housing, health, transport, miscellaneous goods and services, and other expenses, reflecting 82.2 percent of total household expenditure in 2023. Furthermore, households spent less on communication and recreation. Please see the article for the data released by Stats NZ. 

In today’s Bulletin

  • Auckland Regional Fuel Tax abolished
  • Tourism sector showing signs of recovery
  • WTO e-commerce win benefits Kiwi Exporters
  • Minister to attend Global Fraud Summit
  • Petroleum exploration permit grant welcomed
  • Shift in spending patterns as expenditure increases
  • Travel exports gain narrows services deficit
  • Five Employment Relations Authority cases and four Bills open for submission.

If you have any questions, about this case or other employment relation matters, call the Advice Line team on 0800 800 362.

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