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International visitors help fill hotels and motels

International guest nights in April were up 13.4 percent compared with the same month last year, more than offsetting a drop in domestic guest nights that was due to the timing of Easter.

Record sales of blueberries reported

Huge demand for New Zealand blueberries is being welcomed by local growers who have exported a record 1.37 million kilograms of fruit this season.

Rural Broadband Initiative completed

Chorus has today announced the company has completed its work under the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), bringing better broadband to hundreds of thousands of people all over New Zealand.

Call for Vodafone/Sky to commit to network neutrality

InternetNZ has called on Vodafone and Sky to commit to 'network neutrality' with their proposed merger plans.

Further views invited on competition law

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith calls for further submissions on the misuse of market power as part of the government’s targeted review of competition law.

SPANQ launches Kickstarter campaign

SPANQ, the Suburban Pursuit and Navigation Quest game, has been in real-world testing for the past few months and is now on Kickstarter looking for funding to take the game to the next level.

Arrest of Serious Fraud Office suspect on return to New Zealand

Simon Lawrence Wood Turnbull (43) appeared at the Auckland District Court today having been arrested at Auckland International Airport on 38 Crimes Act charges.

NZI announces new Head of Rural Insurance

NZI is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Watson as NZI’s Head of Rural Insurance.

Positive outlook for NZ manufacturers - survey

New Zealand’s manufacturing and wholesale SMEs are optimistic for the year ahead, and remain positive that rising consumer confidence will translate into strong sales, according to the latest MYOB Business Monitor survey.

Chair of MinterEllisonRuddWatts named as an officer of the NZ Order of Merit

Our congratulations to Cathy Quinn, Chair of MinterEllisonRuddWatts, who has been named as an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Minor changes to financial markets regime

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the approval of a number of changes to the financial markets conduct regime following industry feedback.

Z wins 'best employer' title

Z Energy has been announced as a 2016 Aon Hewitt ‘Best Employer’ for the second year running. The annual award recognises the best employers across New Zealand and Australia through examining employee engagement scores and people practices.

BCITO welcomes new Chief Executive

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is delighted to welcome Warwick Quinn as its new Chief Executive starting this week.

$3.6m to help NZ firms succeed internationally

An extra $3.6 million over four years has been allocated in Budget 2016 for the New Zealand Story - the initiative that builds New Zealand’s profile internationally to benefit our exporters.

The payroll secret that is costing workers $500 a year

Fresh analysis of documents released this week show that MBIE pushed to keep secret the significant underpayment of up to a third of New Zealand workers under the Holidays Act, costing affected workers up to $500 a year while the issue remained unresolved.

'Huge potential' for award winning Agtech innovation

An Agtech breeding innovation that could result in a major boost to New Zealand’s GDP has gained a global award for University of Auckland photonics expert, Associate Professor Cather Simpson.

Crowne Plaza Auckland wins at NZ Hotel Industry Awards

One of Crowne Plaza Auckland’s senior members of staff has won a prestigious award at the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards.

Restaurant Brands' first quarter sales up 8.5% following acquisition

Restaurant Brands' total sales during the first quarter of the financial year (12 weeks ended 23 May 2016) were $96.6 million, an increase of 8.5% or $7.6 million on the equivalent period last year.

Sliding oil import prices, export prices steady

Prices for goods imports fell 4.3 percent in the March 2016 quarter, mainly influenced by oil products, which fell 24 percent. Import prices excluding oil products fell 1.4 percent.

Kiwifruit Claim applauds MPI for foot and mouth success

The Kiwifruit Claim has congratulated the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for intercepting yak meat carried by a passenger arriving from Mongolia which could have caused untold damage to the New Zealand economy.

Government improves domain name security

Recent changes to how the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) manages government website domain names will increase online security and result in greater public trust in government websites.

Symantec announces encryption everywhere

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the global leader in cybersecurity, today announced the availability of Encryption Everywhere, a website security package available through web hosting providers.

What employability skills do rangatahi need to succeed?

Māori businesses are giving rangatahi (youth) an inside look at what skills they will need to be part of New Zealand’s booming $40 billion Māori economy.

NZME launch new Nelson radio station Mix104

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) announced today a new radio station Mix104 is coming to Nelson on Tuesday 7 June.

Agreement 'will build a stronger future for the golden breed'

Two organisations committed to the Jersey breed are joining forces and expertise to breed even better dairy cows into the future.

Employers encouraged to open their minds for NZers with disabilities

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s Hidden Talent Tour to encourage employers to take on more New Zealanders with disabilities.

Air New Zealand decision to exit Whanganui 'disappointing'

Mayor Annette Main says the Whanganui District Council put forward a strong argument against today’s announcement by Air New Zealand that they will withdraw services from Whanganui Airport.

Victory for Wellington Airport caterers - union

A roaring chorus of "Yes!" erupted from the Delaware North kitchen at Wellington Airport this afternoon after US-owned Delaware North abandoned its bid for youth rates.

SMRANZ concerned at Tasman District Council proposal

The Scrap Metal Recycling Association of NZ is concerned that proposals such as the one being considered in the Tasman District send the wrong message to communities about metals recycling.

Consumer NZ warns of scam targeting tradies and their clients

An elaborate scam is catching out people expecting an invoice from their builder.

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