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EITE business committed to low-emissions economy - BusinessNZ

A new report shows firms with high energy use working responsibly towards climate goals.

Entry to Hospitality NZ's Awards for Excellence 2019 is now open

Entry can be made via our dedicated Awards website (awards.hospitality.org.nz) and will remain open until 28 June 2019. The Awards for Excellence 2019 will take place in Hawke’s Bay on 17 October 2019, during Hospitality New Zealand’s annual conference (October 15-17).

NZ's first sheep shearing collective in decades has just been signed

The shearing shed: an iconic Kiwi job if there ever was one. Problem is, a lack of upskilling through training and low wool prices over the last couple of decades mean it’s lost its appeal for many. But industry leaders have come together to make it a viable option once again.

The regulatory role of ethical labelling

A Victoria University of Wellington study has found ethical certification has become a ‘tick in the box’ exercise in some industries, and fails to address underlying sustainability and equality injustices.

Official Cash Rate reduced to 1.5 percent - RBNZ

The Monetary Policy Committee decided a lower OCR is necessary to support the outlook for employment and inflation consistent with its policy remit.

Rabobank Wine Quarterly Q2 2019 - Climate change takes centre stage

The wine industry is clearly ahead of the curve in terms of seeking solutions to climate change, but presentations at the recent Climate Change Leadership summit in Portugal make it clear that further innovation by actors all along the wine industry value chain will be required to address the pro

Research exposes wildly different retirement projections in KiwiSaver

Simplicity today released a research paper showing up to a $1m difference in projections of KiwiSaver members future wealth, using the same assumptions.

Small business 'needs to be ready for legislative changes'

We’re set for a number of legislative changes over the coming months that will affect businesses across New Zealand. It is imperative businesses are aware of these impending changes, and plan accordingly to ensure they are compliant when they come into action.

New Co-operative Chair

Richard Young was announced as Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited’s incoming Chair at Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited’s Annual Meeting in Dunedin today.

Anders Skoe appointed Trade Me CEO

Anders Skoe has been appointed as the new CEO of Trade Me Group Limited. He is currently the CEO of Finn.no and executive vice-president of Nordic Marketplaces at Schibsted in Norway.

Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive youth advocate appointments approved

The New Zealand Law Society’s Board has approved the Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki/Ministry for Children (or his/her appropriately authorised delegate/nominee) as an approved "body, officer, or person" for direct instruction of barristers for the purposes of rules 14.5.1(h) and 14.6 of the

Big Ben workers striking for their fair share of the pie - FIRST Union

The workers who make New Zealand’s iconic Big Ben pies are striking tonight and tomorrow to send a message to their employer that their pay offer is not good enough.

Encouraging trend for business confidence

Confidence is still struggling within the business community, but in contrast to recent survey trends, an Auckland Business Chamber survey has shown a 4% lift in business confidence for the first quarter of the year.

Two new funds for Summer KiwiSaver scheme

KiwiSaver provider, Summer has launched two new funds to complement its successful Summer Investment Selection and My Plan offers.

'Gull Effect' to launch in the South Island

Gull, New Zealand’s leading innovative energy retailer, today announced it is aiming for a July launch of its first South Island site in Maheno on State Highway 1 South of Oamaru.

Maketu Volunteer Coastguard saw Western Bay of Plenty District well-represented

Maketu Volunteer Coastguard have reaped the benefits of a weekend spent amongst likeminded volunteers from around New Zealand at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

MBIE releases report into future of food and farming

MBIE has released a report by Sapere Research Group identifying global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand's science and innovation system. The report identified three international mega trends:

Broadband pricing controversy shows compromise needed - InternetNZ

InternetNZ is calling on Internet Service Providers and Chorus to reach an agreement on reasonable pricing for fibre unbundling - and quickly.

'Vodafone NZ inspires domestic violence policy in 25 countries'

Vodafone Group announced it will be implementing a new programme for victims of domestic violence and abuse in 25 countries, based on a policy developed by Vodafone New Zealand in 2017.

Retail workers' myth busting: Retail is a career

Official figures from Statistics New Zealand show there are a whopping 17,900 people working in retail on the minimum wage (according to the latest figures available for the June 2018 quarter). Out of all industries, 71,500 people were paid the minimum wage of $16.50 for that same quarter.

Bus drivers' strike in Dunedin over 'pathetic pay offer'

Bus strikes continue in the transport sector, this time it’s Dunedin drivers who’ve had enough.

Ultra-fast broadband uptake hits 50% mark

About half of New Zealand homes and businesses have connected to faster, more reliable broadband across the 121 centres where ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is available, says Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi.

ANZ Consumer Confidence: Sweet as

Consumer confidence was pretty steady in February. The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index fell 1 point to 121, around its historical average. The Current Conditions Index lifted 2 points to 126, while the Future Conditions Index eased 3 points to 117.

Kiwi households 'pay more than $100m too much for inferior broadband'

New research released today by Broadband Compare shows that New Zealanders could save between $145 and $471 per year by changing to an Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) plan when it becomes available in their area.

Federated Farmers and Gallagher forge new business relationship

Long-standing contributor to New Zealand agriculture Gallagher Ltd and Federated Farmers are joining forces to form a new business partnership.

Trade reports see risk rise roll on - CMC Market

Unofficial reports that the US Treasury secretary is considering dropping tariffs on China imports spurred further gains for risk assets in overnight trading. Share investors were the main beneficiaries, although copper, iron ore and steel all lifted on the news.

Is comparison shopping the saviour of the New Year's Resolution?

As 2018 starts to wind down and we start to countdown the days to New Year, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.

Auckland wine exporter convicted over false wine export applications

The Ministry for Primary Industries has prosecuted an Auckland wine exporter for deliberately procuring deceptive and false wine export documentation related to wine destined for Ireland.

Navigating Regulation Advice Summit 2019 launched

The Financial Services Council, the Financial Markets Authority and MBIE today launched the 2019 Navigating Regulation Advice Summits which will be held across New Zealand in March.

Counties Power invests into ECL Group

Counties Power, the Pukekohe-based electricity distribution company serving the fast-growing areas of Southern Auckland and Northern Waikato, has bought a majority shareholding in two of the six companies owned by Christchurch-based ECL Group.

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