21 Aug 2013

Economic activity up in 11 regions

7:14 am on 21 August 2013

Eleven of the 14 regions experienced a quarterly rise in economic activity in the three months to June.

ANZ's latest regional trends report shows nationwide economic activity rose 1.2 percent in the June quarter.

Business and consumer confidence improved across most regions.

On a year-on-year basis, Canterbury dominates the growth in the regions, while Auckland and Waikato jointly recorded the next fastest growing rate.