19 Nov 2020

Regional economies showing signs of bouncing back

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 19 November 2020

New Zealand's regional economies have bounced back from Covid-19 better than expected Figures to September produced by Infometrics show an economic activity bounce in regions such as Tasman and Northland, which were both up at least three percent on the same quarter last year.

However, metro areas continued to struggle, along with regions which are heavily reliant on international tourism.

Infometrics economist Gareth Kiernan speaks to Susie Ferguson.