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Latest Publications

Recovery surges ahead - Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, April 2014 - media release
08 April 2014
2013 Western market visitor growth : What explains the increase in advanced-economy visitors?
28 March 2014

A report to Tourism New Zealand.

International arrivals to New Zealand in 2013 grew at the fastest pace in a decade. Visitor arrivals were up 6.1% boosted by a rebound across several advanced economies and good performance by emerging markets like China. Our analysis shows that New Zealand specific factors played a large role in the recovery in visitor numbers across most markets.

Water management in New Zealand : A road map for understanding water value - NZIER Public Discussion Paper 2014/01
17 March 2014

A lack of understanding about the value communities place on water is hampering decision-making, according to a new report from NZIER. The NZIER report - Water Management in New Zealand: A road map for understanding water – says solutions to contentious water issues will also require flexibility in how water is allocated, along with a better understanding of the value that people place on using water for economic, environmental and social purposes.