Has COVID-19 Changed Our Shopping Habits Forever?

Grocery shopping trends over the past few years have focused on the latest ‘superfood’ or diet and lifestyle craze, but this year research... Read More

GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8 per cent in the June 2021 quarter, following a 1.4 per cent increase in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ... Read More

Snapshot of sentiment during lockdown

New Zealand businesses are stressed and anxious about lockdowns, low earnings, and uncertainty. They are generally supportive of NZ’s Covid policies... Read More

Meat pushes food prices to fifth consecutive rise

Food prices rose 0.3 per cent in August 2021 compared with July 2021, mainly influenced by higher prices for meat, poultry, and fish, and restaurant... Read More

Whole Kids Smoothie Drops milk nationwide recall

Nourish Foods (NZ) Pty Ltd is recalling Whole Kids brand Smoothie Drops Berry, Banana and Coconut Milk with a 'Best Before' date of 12 August... Read More

Calls for Govt to change rules around funerals

The Funeral Directors Association this morning announced that it has called on the Government for a further change of heart for funerals and tangihanga... Read More

IRD providing COVID support for businesses

Inland Revenue is seeing increased demand for Resurgence Support Payments and other assistance schemes that it administers, but is processing applications... Read More

Construction job numbers on the rise

There has been an increase in filled jobs during the last quarter in the construction industry as well as related industries like architectural... Read More

Jobs for everybody – Otakiri Springs CE

Otakiri Springs chief executive Jim Robertson says he has no regrets about his decision to sell his water bottling plant to Creswell NZ, despite the... Read More

Quarantine-free travel for RSE workers in October

The first stage of one-way quarantine-free travel with Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will start in October for recognised seasonal... Read More

Auckland flood victims have accommodation support

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Temporary Accommodation Service has been activated following recent flooding in the West and... Read More

Building activity rises again in June quarter

The volume of building activity in New Zealand rose 2.0 per cent in the June 21 quarter, compared with the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ says this... Read More

Tech allows Fathers’ Day café treats in lockdown

Technology is enabling people to treat their dads to café fare this Fathers’ Day despite Covid-19 Alert Level 3 restrictions, as local hospitality... Read More

Judges say ‘yes’ to no alcohol wines

As New Zealanders reach for non-alcoholic wines now more than ever before, the 2021 New World Wine Awards judging panel has put them to the taste test... Read More

Brightest minds shine in Kudos Science Awards

The originality and diversity of Waikato and Bay of Plenty’s brightest minds is evident in the finalists selected for the 2021 Kudos Science Excellence... Read More