Body massages and Uber are in, DVDs are out, says Stats NZ

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 11 Jan 2018

By Rebecca Howard Jan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Statistics New Zealand has rejigged the consumers price index basket in its latest three-year review, adding body massages, Airbnb and Uber and removing DVD and Blu-Ray players. "People are spending more online to rent a taxi, or a house for a night, and less on in-car satellite navigation and DVDs," Stats NZ said. The basket is a reflection of New Zealand society and how it has changed over time, said prices senior manager Jason Attewell. Stats NZ has added 15 new items and removed 23.   "Mor...

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