Govt to provide SMEs with interest free loans

    The government will now be providing 12-month interest free loans to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Small Business Cashflow... Read More

Rotorua publican speaks out about lockdown worries

Rotorua publican Reg Hennessy has appeared before the Epidemic Response Committee and didn't hold back telling them what he thought about the Covid-19... Read More

Steel and Tube to make up to 200 staff redundant

Building products company Steel & Tube is making as many as 200 of its staff redundant. It says the weaker economic outlook because of COVID-19 has... Read More

Calls for people to support local restaurants

The Restaurant Association of New Zealand is calling on Kiwis to support the local hospitality industry during the COVID-19 outbreak. “Our industry... Read More

Seven “shovel ready” projects up for funding

Rotorua's council has put forward seven "shovel ready" projects for consideration by the Crown to help stimulate the district's post-Covid-19... Read More

Airport essential for Covid recovery

Rotorua’s mayor is seeking Government support to prevent the loss of air traffic control services from the district’s airport, saying it... Read More

Wage subsidy audits to protect business integrity

The Government is protecting the integrity of New Zealand businesses correctly accessing the wage subsidy by prioritising the audit process for businesses... Read More

Fast food outlets get ready for flood of customers

The race for fast food and delivery chains to get ready in time for Tuesday's rush is on - each store putting the work in to get their fridges fully... Read More

Craft beer brewers relying on online sales

Local craft beer brewers have been hit hard by the Covid crisis - their only lifeline being online sales and delivery. Rotorua's Croucher Brewing... Read More

COVID-19 bringing mixed bag for courier companies

The country's largest courier company expects revenues to be down 30 per cent when New Zealand moves into lockdown level 3 next week. That's... Read More

Surge for businesses when restrictions ease

New research shows what New Zealanders say they will do when released from alert level 4 lockdown. A statement issued by Horizon Research says in the... Read More

New chairman for Rotorua Economic Development

Former Rotorua Chamber of Commerce president John McRae has taken up a new role with the Rotorua Lakes Council's Economic Development organisation. John... Read More

$3 billion tax break to help small businesses

Small businesses in New Zealand will get a $3 billion boost through tax breaks to help them ride out the worst of the impending economic crisis. The... Read More

Burger King goes into receivership

The owners of the Burger King franchise in New Zealand have been placed in receivership. Receivers, KordaMentha, say the fast food chain, which has... Read More

Tutors collaborate on inclusive employment website

A Bay of Plenty tertiary institution is helping with employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the by building a website. Toi Ohomai... Read More