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Auckland Airport welcomes increased flights on Bangkok to Auckland route

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Thai Airways that it will increase flights on its Bangkok to Auckland service.

Talley's skipjack tuna gets tick of sustainability

New Zealand¹s main skipjack tuna purse seine fishery has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed.

NZ Post appears to have set up fastpost to fail - Postal Workers Union

By putting up the price of fastpost last month without any apparent commitment to correct its service failures, NZ Post effectively set up fastpost for failure.

Truck shop sentenced for 'incomprehensible' contracts

Auckland truck shop Zee Shop Limited (Zee Shop) has been fined $108,000 for providing contracts which included "incomprehensible" clauses.

Chamber supports call for firm hand over Queensland protectionism

Wellington Chamber of Commerce supports the call from ExportNZ for Trade Minister Todd McClay to take a firm hand over a Queensland state trade decision, when he meets the Australian Federal Trade Minister in Canberra today.

Arable industry survey indicates better days ahead

The arable industry is optimistic and looking forward after a wet harvest and a period of market uncertainty.

IANZ plays crucial role in the kiwi economy - NZIER

An independent investigation by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has clearly demonstrated the crucial role accreditation plays in supporting the New Zealand economy.

Orion Health signs contract in Victoria, Australia

Auckland, New Zealand- Orion Health, has signed a five-year contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Victoria, Australia, to deploy the company’s flagship interoperability solution, Rhapsody Integration Engine, across the DHHS and 15 public health agencies.

Kiwifruit Claim urges caution over mud import

Kiwifruit Claim chairman, John Cameron said today that it’s just not worth the risk to any of our primary industries for MPI to approve an import of $95,000 of mud from South Korea, which may-be contaminated with Foot and Mouth disease, for the Rotorua Mud Festival.

Mastercard and PayPal expand partnership in Asia Pacific

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced an extension of their partnership into Asia Pacific to enhance the consumer experience and make Mastercard a clear payment option within PayPal.

TIA urges communities to apply for tourism funding

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is encouraging councils and community organisations to apply for new Government funding to help them maximise the benefits of tourism for their communities.

TUANZ supports a review of the mobile telecommunications market

TUANZ welcomes the recent letter sent from the Minister for Communications to the Telecommunications Commissioner in which he expresses his interest in the Commission undertaking a review of the mobile telecommunications market.

Zespri opens new pan-American office in California

It was an all-New Zealand affair in Orange County, California today as Zespri officially opened its regional office to manage growing sales across Northern, Central and Southern America.

Regulatory approval clears way for Solid Energy liquidation

Solid Energy is pleased that BT Mining Limited has received approval from the Overseas Investment Office for the purchase of the Stockton export coal operation and the two Waikato mines, Rotowaro and Maramarua, and looks forward to settling the transaction at the end of August.

Pragmatic response to employers call for temporary work visas

The setting of more realistic bands for temporary work visas is a pragmatic response for employers struggling to find staff.

New quick guide: Children's accounts

The Banking Ombudsman Scheme has a new quick guide on children’s bank accounts. It covers setting up accounts, who owns the money and what happens if things go wrong.

IR staff helping shape new department

Inland Revenue staff throughout New Zealand were told today how their submissions on proposals to re-shape the department have influenced the final outcome.

Temporary roles tipped to grow -automation and AI contribute to this trend

Over one-fifth (21%) of New Zealand’s employers say they now employ temporary or contract staff on a regular ongoing basis, with another 46% employing them for special projects or workloads.

Eastland Group announces record return to Eastland Community Trust

Eastland Group announces $14.8 million profit for 2017. Eastland Group is the business behind the businesses that are driving the economic growth of the region.

Power outages having an impact on some Chorus services

Chorus’ copper and fibre networks are largely operating as usual in most parts of New Zealand, however power outages are having an impact on some services.

95bFM and youth media company VICE to produce daily news column

Iconic New Zealand broadcaster 95bFM and youth media company VICE today announce a new content partnership that sees the two companies bring a daily news column to the country.

Consumer confidence: Striding along

"Consumer sentiment still had a spring in its step in July", said ANZ Chief Economist Cameron Bagrie. The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index eased from 127.8 to 125.4; that’s still the second highest result in the past five months.

Monthly Inflation Gauge: Mis-match

Prices in the Gauge lifted 0.1% m/m in June. The gauge lifted 0.5% quarter on quarter. The annual movement fell from 2.3% y/y to 2.1% y/y.

What challenges do EVs pose for electricity infrastructure?

How the growing number of electric vehicles will affect New Zealand’s electricity infrastructure is an issue Drive Electric has been investigating.

Six decades of style: iconic Fiat 500 turns 60

The legendary and iconic Fiat 500 - the world’s original city car - celebrates its 60th birthday this month.

Vector to return $13.9m to consumers under settlement with ComCom

Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.

Vodafone named one of top global employers for LGBT staff

Vodafone has this week been named as one of the top employers worldwide for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff.

MBIE launches online housing market dashboard

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the Urban Development Capacity Dashboard - a one-stop, open-source tool of housing market indicators such as prices and rents, the number building consents granted relative to the growth in population; and the recently released Ho

CoreLogic introduces Cordell Sum Sure

At a time when digital innovation and a focus on customer experience is permeating all aspects of our lives, building insurance has been somewhat left behind.

FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc welcomed

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome Minister McClay’s announcement that New Zealand will start free trade agreement negotiations with members of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc, including Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

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