Bay of Plenty knocks Auckland from top spot on ASB regional economic scoreboard

Fiona Rotherham
Tue, 24 Nov 2015

By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - A strong housing market and jobs growth has seen the Bay of Plenty knock Auckland from the top spot as New Zealand’s best-performing region, in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard. The Bay of Plenty had moved from second place in the previous quarter and ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley said the region was benefiting from house sales, house prices, and construction all being star performers over the third quarter of 2015. ‘We’re hearing stories about happy, cashed-up Auckl...

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