Research reveals BOP business concerns

  New research shows that employment, specifically retaining and recruiting skilled staff, is the number-one concern of business owners in the... Read More

New hospitality worker support service launches

  The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has launched a new worker support service named Tautoko Hāpai Ō.   The new service will ensure... Read More

Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

Project to probe large-scale spirulina production

Spirulina farming could form the backbone of a new primary industries sector worth more than $100 million a year – on the back of a significant... Read More

Air NZ give away 20,000 Airpoints Dollars

Santa Claus has been visiting the 14th Ave Dairy in Tauranga with Air New Zealand to sprinkle some magic after a tough year. Air New Zealand is giving... Read More

Longstanding newspaper names to go?

Some of the country’s historic newspaper names could vanish in a new three-year strategy unveiled by media company NZME. NZME owns the New Zealand... Read More

Prime Minister to attend APEC Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attend the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and associated events virtually today and tomorrow. “In... Read More

Govt plans market study into fair grocery prices

The Government has today launched a market study to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair price for groceries. “Supermarkets are an integral... Read More

Kiwis urged to support local strawberry growers

Strawberry growers say Kiwi consumers will “hit the jackpot” this month and are hoping they’ll snap up the huge volume of top-quality... Read More

Businesses encouraged to trade smart online

Shoring up ecommerce website security can help businesses and their customers avoid a cyber nightmare before Christmas says the national Computer Emergency... Read More

Zespri weighs up partnership with Chinese growers

  Zespri is considering co-operation with Chinese kiwifruit growers who are illegally growing New Zealand's gold G3 kiwifruit.   Since... Read More

More pay equity measures come into force

Employees in female-dominated occupations now have a clearer pathway to pay equity, with changes to New Zealand’s Equal Pay Act coming into force... Read More

Ministry investigates frozen fries dumping claim

A dispute over the humble potato has reached boiling point over claims European frozen fries are being dumped in New Zealand. Potatoes New Zealand... Read More

Ngati Awa to oppose petrol station in High Court

Four months after it battled two resource consents in the Rotorua High Court, Ngati Awa is returning to oppose plans for a petrol station on the outskirts... Read More

Unemployment rate hits 5.3 per cent – Stats NZ

  The unemployment rate in New Zealand has hit 5.3 per cent.   Stats NZ says in the September 2020 quarter, the seasonally adjusted number... Read More