Business Finance scheme applications open

Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the... Read More

Major magazine publisher Bauer Media closing down

The publisher of some of the country's best known magazines has folded. Bauer Media, which has The Listener, Woman's Day, New Zealand Woman's... Read More

Growers stay positive in COVID-19 pandemic

  The kiwifruit industry is short 1300 workers who can’t enter New Zealand under COVID-19 border restrictions, but growers are focussing... Read More

COVID-19 visitor leads to Te Puia closure

Te Puia | New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute has today advised its team, contractors and trade customers that it will be closing for an unknown... Read More

Countdown changes store hours to help slow demand

In light of the unprecedented and continued level of demand being seen in stores, Countdown has today placed a temporary limit on all products, excluding... Read More

Coronavirus wrap: What happened on March 19

With the closure of international borders, New Zealanders are being told to prepare but not to panic, after confirmation of eight new cases of the Covid-19... Read More

Zespri’s first shipment sets sail for Japan

The first of a planned 47 charter vessels carrying new season Zespri Kiwifruit to offshore consumers has left Tauranga Harbour bound for Japan. The... Read More

Union seeks a voice as Air NZ prepares to axe jobs

The E tū union has started meeting with members as it tries to influence Air New Zealand and save as many jobs as possible at the troubled national... Read More

Surge in sex toy sales because of COVID-19

  A New Zealand online sex toy retailer is reporting a surge in lubricant, vibrators and batteries in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.   The... Read More

Emergency official cash rate cut announced

The Reserve Bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by three quarters of a percentage point, to support the economy against the impact of the Covid-19... Read More

Petrol drives up household transport spending

While Kiwis may love their road trip and getting out in the weekend, that may change after information released by Statistics New Zealand this week. An... Read More

$14m funding for Village roundabout redesign

  A decision to allocate $14million to ease congestion at the Ngongotaha roundabout has drawn relief from Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick.   Regional... Read More

Taupo welcomes $5.80m fund

  A $5.87m of government funding for the re-development of the Taupō Airport has been welcomed by Taupo District mayor David Trewavas.   The... Read More

New $10 million concrete plant in Mount Maunganui

Fletcher Building’s Firth Industries has opened a brand new Certified ready-mix concrete manufacturing plant in Mount Maunganui. The plant can... Read More

Mitigating the economic impact after eruption

Mitigating the ongoing economic impact for retailers and supporting Whakatāne’s local tourism sector is at the forefront of Whakatāne District... Read More