NZ companies trialing hemp meat substitute

Three New Zealand companies have teamed up to commercialise a new hemp meat substitute and hemp snack products. Greenfern Industries, Sustainable Foods,... Read More

Comvita shifts propolis production to North Island

Its Nelson plant is no more, but honey producer Comvita says it’s committed to continuing its propolis production in the North Island. Comvita... Read More

Free programme to help Rotorua businesses

  Rotorua businesses and non-profits are invited to apply for a free business training programme to help overcome the impacts of COVID-19.   Programme... Read More

Plans to close Tiwai Point smelter announced

Rio Tinto has just announced that it will wind down New Zealand Aluminium Smelters, best known as Tiwai Point smelter. In a statement to the Australian... Read More

BOP tech company launches online signature book

Social isolation during COVID-19 didn’t stop a Rotorua tech company from connecting thousands of graduating students worldwide. In June, they... Read More

Tonnes of kiwifruit donated to local communities

  One hundred tonnes of locally-grown kiwifruit is being distributed by the industry to food rescue organisations around the country this season.   Zespri... Read More

Air NZ agree to put temporary hold on new bookings

Bookings for seats on Air New Zealand flights into New Zealand will be managed in the short term to ensure the Government is able to safely place New... Read More

Local tourism‘s post-covid plans

Rotorua tourism operators will speak about how they plan to rebuild their industry post-Covid-19 at an event hosted by Evolve Rotorua tomorrow evening. Evolve... Read More

Loan scheme extended for a second time

The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme is being extended for a second time. The scheme has already been extended once, to July 24, but Revenue and... Read More

Top hotdog in the NZ Vegan Sausage Awards

Howler Hotdogs has taken out the top hotdog award in the New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards. The New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards honour the best in Kiwi... Read More

Rocket Lab confirms loss of rocket this morning

New Zealand-founded company Rocket Lab has lost a rocket during its latest launch off the Mahia Peninsula on the East Coast this morning. Seven satellites... Read More

$570m pledged for Waikato Expressway extension

      National has pledged to build a $570 million extension to the Waikato Expressway if they form the next government.   Opposition... Read More

Kiwis welcome in the UK

Travellers from about 60 countries, including New Zealand, will be able to enter the United Kingdom without having to self-quarantine for 14 days from... Read More

Consumer confidence bounces after lockdown lifted

Consumer confidence bounced in June, according to the latest ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index rose eight points to 104.5. The only area... Read More

Countdown calls it what it is. Period.

      Countdown is now calling products like pads, tampons and menstrual cups exactly what they are across its online shopping platform,... Read More