Labour’s mantra of misery continues as they talk down the New Zealand economy.
Meanwhile it looks like the crisis in the provinces, that they talk about, has come right, at least in the Hawkes Bay.
Job listings in Hastings are up nearly 25 per cent, with growth in agriculture and transport leading the way.
The Trade Me Jobs employment survey for April to June shows the whole country enjoyed high job growth, encouraging people to stay here rather than pack up for Australia.
Listings in Hastings jumped 24 per cent to 458 compared with the same period last year, while Napier flatlined at 398.
Jobs in transport and agriculture were the fastest growing sectors in Hastings, while Napier experienced a drop in hospitality and retail, offset by growth in transport and office work, the report showed.
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule said it was possible the spike in jobs listings in Hastings could be attributed to a strong rural sector.¬† Read more »