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Auckland to host tourism extravaganza in 2017

TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, will return to Auckland in 2017, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) announced today.

E tá¿¡ says Herald top pay survey reveals scale of wage gap

The union E tá¿¡ says today’s NZ Herald survey of top pay reveals the scale of the country’s wage gap and strengthens the case for a Living Wage.

LGNZ welcomes Tourism Infrastructure boost for the regions

LGNZ President, Lawrence Yule, today welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Fund. The announcement of $12 million over four years funding line will assist local authorities facing infrastructure stress from the current tourism boom.

Electrical and electronics power up retail sales

Retail spending has continued to rise in the first quarter of 2016, led by electrical and electronic goods sales, Statistics New Zealand said today.

New CEO to lead social housing handover

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust - the new organisation proposed to take over Christchurch City Council's social housing service later this year - has appointed Cate Kearney as its chief executive.

Z 'completely committed to Fly Buys'

Z Chief Executive Mike Bennetts today said Z was completely committed to the future of Fly Buys. Z is a 25 per cent shareholder in Loyalty New Zealand which offers Fly Buys.

Privacy Commissioner finds inadequacies in credit reporting industry

The Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has found inadequacies in the way the three major credit reporting agencies - Veda, Centrix and Dun and Bradstreet - respond to requests for personal information from individuals.

Auckland's booming visitor economy continue to shine

Tourism continues to be a star performer for Auckland’s economy with record numbers of visitors flocking to the region and bringing with them a wave of benefits for the city.

Zeroing in on energy efficient buildings

A Victoria University of Wellington study shows that retrofitting New Zealand’s commercial buildings to use less fossil fuel-generated energy could save enough energy to power many homes in the South Island.

Demand for rural wireless broadband 'growing month on month'

Vodafone welcomes the latest rural broadband figures released by MBIE this morning. Consumer Director Matt Williams said, "We know that wireless connectivity plays a huge role in enabling regional communities to advance in business, education and quality of life.

Cheque complaints on rise, says Banking Ombudsman

A sharp decline in the use of cheques has not reduced the number of cheque-related complaints, says Banking Ombudsman Nicola Sladden.

Journalists Union fears proposed merger will cost jobs and stifle debate

The journalists union, E tū says it has grave concerns about the proposed merger of the New Zealand assets of NZME and Fairfax Media.

Dairy cattle number falls for first time since 2005

The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand fell to 6.5 million in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the first decline after nine years of consecutive increases.

Early Easter boosts guest nights

National guest nights for March 2016 were 12.3 percent higher than in March 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Businesses support TPPA and more FTAs - survey

Boost for free trade supporters on eve of legislative debate with SMEs also favouring more trade agreements

Public Trust announces delay to IT system

Public Trust has decided to temporarily delay the implementation of its new IT system until it is confident that its quality standards can be met.

GST law for online services passed

The Taxation Bill imposing GST on digital products and other remote services sold online by offshore sellers to New Zealand consumers has passed its final reading in Parliament today.

1.2 million can now connect under UFB and RBI

Under the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) rollouts, more than 1.2 million New Zealanders can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

Learning about money starts at home - NZFFBS

Talking with your family about money matters is essential to children understanding how money works, according to the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services (NZFFBS).

Ruth Richardson retires from Jade Software board

The Hon. Ruth Richardson, today announced her retirement from the Board and Chairmanship of Jade Software. The announcement ends a 20 year association with one of New Zealand’s early technology pioneers.

Briscoe Group reports sales growth

The directors of Briscoe Group Limited announce that unaudited sales for the first trading quarter ended 1 May 2016 were $133.0 million, being 11.02% higher than the $119.8 million reported for the same quarter of last year.

GIA partnership welcomes agreement for fruit flies

Steps to reduce the potentially devastating impact of a fruit fly incursion have been taken in Wellington today by Government and a number of horticulture industry groups.

Pipfruit New Zealand protecting NZ biosecurity

New Zealand’s $700 million pipfruit industry says it will have greater confidence in the country’s biosecurity system now that it will play an influencing role in helping to manage and govern biosecurity and risk.

What impact do milk solids payouts have on the economy?

Milk solids payouts have been in the news a lot of late with a rollercoaster ride of pricing that has shaken the farming sector’s confidence. But what impact do these fluctuating prices have on the broader economy?

EQC streamlines approach to over cap claims with insurer support

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is introducing a faster handover process for the remaining dwelling claims that are likely to be over cap, with the support of two major insurers.

Insurers settled 83,000 Canterbury properties, including 20,000 over cap

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have settled 20,000 Canterbury earthquake over cap residential property claims in its latest release of quarterly progress data.

Time for Government to act - NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during April 2016, shows total sales in March 2016 increased 1.28% (year on year export sales increased by 5.31% with domestic sales decreasing by 5.03%) on March 2015.

EQC running 'Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget' campaign in Mitre 10 stores

Watch out for EQC’s "Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget." messages in Mitre 10 stores in the coming weeks. EQC has joined forces with the New Zealand-owned retail chain to promote our preparedness message throughout the country.

MIA welcomes electric vehicle initiatives

The Minister announced today a range of measures to incentivise the uptake of plugin vehicles.

Fonterra's market-linked organic milk price 'reflects growing demand'

Following Fonterra’s recent announcement that it plans to introduce a market-linked organic milk price for its organic milk farmers, the Co-operative has forecast an opening market-linked organic milk price of $9.20 per kg milk solids for the 2016/17 season.

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