New Zealand economy - updates

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New Zealand takes biggest economic hit in 29 years

Jun 18, 2020 - 8:50 PM

New Zealand's gross domestic product shrinks 1.6% in the 1st quarter of 2020, the biggest fall since early 1991

BACK IN BUSINESS. A bartender works at the bar on the first day of reopening after establishments were shut for two months due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wellington, New Zealand, on May 21, 2020. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

New Zealand boosts budget spending amid virus downturn

May 14, 2020 - 9:40 PM

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund is the centerpiece of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's annual budget

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern briefs the media about the coronavirus at the Parliament House in Wellington on April 27, 2020. Photo by Mark Mitchell/AFP

New Zealand unveils huge stimulus package to ease pandemic shock

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The government says its NZ$12.1-billion stimulus package is the largest peacetime spending spree in modern New Zealand history

RECESSION WARNING. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. File photo by David Lintott/AFP

New Zealand slashes rates as prime minister warns of recession

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:05 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the economic impact of the coronavirus on the country 'could be greater than the global financial crisis'

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. File photo by David Lintott / AFP)

Middle Earth mania for Hobbit debut

Nov 28, 2012 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Huge crowds swarmed central Wellington for the world premiere of Peter Jackson s The Hobbit an event that sparked Middle Earth mania and brought a touch of Hollywood to New Zealand

JOIN BILBO BAGGINS' ADVENTURE with real-life 'The Hobbit' treasure. Image from the movie's Facebook page