Consumer confidence bounces after lockdown lifted

Consumer confidence bounced in June, according to the latest ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index rose eight points to 104.5. The only area... Read More

Countdown calls it what it is. Period.

      Countdown is now calling products like pads, tampons and menstrual cups exactly what they are across its online shopping platform,... Read More

BOP tourism industry to hit the ground running

Tourism Bay of Plenty is reaping the rewards of five years of detailed planning and public consultation, which resulted in the official launch of its... Read More

Govt tweaks border rules for ship crews

Crew on international cargo and fishing vessels are being added to the list of people who must spend 14 days in quarantine if they wish to take any... Read More

Air NZ adds extra capacity for school holidays

  Air New Zealand’s 787-9 Dreamliner will take to the skies over New Zealand during the school holidays.   The airline is adding more... Read More

Rotorua fine dining‘s post-lockdown niche

A Rotorua 5-star luxury lodge is opening up its dining room offering a new a la carte menu as it looks to reinvent itself post-Covid-19. Peppers on... Read More

Wedding show returns to Rotorua

Wedding bells will ring for Rotorua in August with the return of wedding expo Hitched. The largest show of its kind in the Bay of Plenty, Hitched was... Read More

Mixed bag for hospitality industry at level 1

Level 1 saw the hospitality industry return to unrestricted trading. A new survey conducted by the Restaurant Association shows revenues are variable... Read More

Waimangu reinvents itself for domestic market

One of Rotorua's top tourist attractions is opening up after lockdown and is offering major discounts to visitors as they look to reinvent themselves... Read More

Fewer listings but house prices push higher in May

The muted recovery in home sales in May reflected a shortage of new listings, which served to impact sales volumes but elevated prices, the latest Real... Read More

MARKET: Eyes on rising COVID cases in key markets

The market may get a lift after Wall Street ended the week on a positive note but new cases of COVID-19 in China as well as rising cases in key US states... Read More

New Zealand dollar drops

The New Zealand dollar dropped below 65 US cents after pessimistic economic outlooks from the US Federal Reserve and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and... Read More

Google NZ books more business locally

Google New Zealand recognised more business locally in 2019, reflecting the global crackdown on the tax affairs of multinational software firms, but... Read More

Zespri upbeat about 2021 as profit climbs 12%

Zespri Group is upbeat about the current financial year despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, having reported a 12 per cent increase... Read More

NZ shares fall as strong kiwi weighs on exporters

New Zealand shares fell as a strong kiwi dollar weighed on export heavyweights Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and A2 Milk, pushing the market lower... Read More