Statistics New Zealand released it GDP data on Thursday. New Zealand's GDP rose 0.8% in the fourth quarter, in line with expectations, after a 0.9% gain in the third quarter. The third's quarter figure was revised down from a 1.0% rise.
On a yearly basis, New Zealand's GDP climbed by 3.5% in the fourth quarter, after a 3.2% rise in the third quarter.
In 2014 as a whole, New Zealand's economy climbed by 3.3%, the fastest pace since 2007.
Retail trade and accommodation rose 2.3% due to higher tourist spending, while New Zealand's household spending climbed 0.6%.
Rental, hiring, and real estate services added 1.2 percent in Q4.
Real estate services were up more than 20 due to higher house sales.
Banking activity rose due to a 1.1% increase in financial services, while housing investment climbed 5.2%.
Manufacturing activity surged 1.0%. Food, beverage, and tobacco manufacturing increased 1.5%.