The latest survey has found economic activity has contracted for the second successive quarter.
The National Bank regional trends survey says activity declined 0.5% in the three months to June.
Auckland and Otago contracted 1.2%. Bay of Plenty was down by 1.7%; Southland was down 1.1%; and Waikato shrank 2.1%.
That offset expansion in Taranaki (2.4%), Wellington (0.7%) and Canterbury (0.6%). Gisborne grew by 1.4%, West Coast by 1.2% and Northland by 1.1%.
On a yearly basis, average economic growth eased to 0.8%, the lowest level in nine years.