Police: Injury or death likely amid cable thefts

Police in the Bay of Plenty are warning that an injury or death is inevitable amid a surge in copper cable thefts in the Te Puke area.  In a post... Read More

Record number of new homes consented

A record 4490 new homes were consented in August 2021, says Stats NZ this week. The previous record was 4310 new homes consented in June 2021. “August... Read More

Potential phase out of kiwifruit spray ingredient

Public consultation is now open on an application to reassess the use of hydrogen cyanamide, an active ingredient in sprays commonly used by kiwifruit... Read More

Five-day NZ Post delays in and out of Auckland

NZ Post is suspending pick-ups of Auckland freight this weekend, and asks customers to be patient as it deals with a “staggering” number... Read More

Has COVID-19 Changed Our Shopping Habits Forever?

Grocery shopping trends over the past few years have focused on the latest ‘superfood’ or diet and lifestyle craze, but this year research... Read More

GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8 per cent in the June 2021 quarter, following a 1.4 per cent increase in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ... Read More

Snapshot of sentiment during lockdown

New Zealand businesses are stressed and anxious about lockdowns, low earnings, and uncertainty. They are generally supportive of NZ’s Covid policies... Read More

Meat pushes food prices to fifth consecutive rise

Food prices rose 0.3 per cent in August 2021 compared with July 2021, mainly influenced by higher prices for meat, poultry, and fish, and restaurant... Read More

Whole Kids Smoothie Drops milk nationwide recall

Nourish Foods (NZ) Pty Ltd is recalling Whole Kids brand Smoothie Drops Berry, Banana and Coconut Milk with a 'Best Before' date of 12 August... Read More

Calls for Govt to change rules around funerals

The Funeral Directors Association this morning announced that it has called on the Government for a further change of heart for funerals and tangihanga... Read More

IRD providing COVID support for businesses

Inland Revenue is seeing increased demand for Resurgence Support Payments and other assistance schemes that it administers, but is processing applications... Read More

Construction job numbers on the rise

There has been an increase in filled jobs during the last quarter in the construction industry as well as related industries like architectural... Read More

Jobs for everybody – Otakiri Springs CE

Otakiri Springs chief executive Jim Robertson says he has no regrets about his decision to sell his water bottling plant to Creswell NZ, despite the... Read More

Quarantine-free travel for RSE workers in October

The first stage of one-way quarantine-free travel with Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will start in October for recognised seasonal... Read More

Auckland flood victims have accommodation support

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Temporary Accommodation Service has been activated following recent flooding in the West and... Read More