Christmas period boosts domestic card spending

Spending on groceries, furniture, and electronics boosted December 2020 sales compared with December 2019, but accommodation and fuel spending was low,... Read More

Zespri prepares for trial with Chinese kiwifruit

Zespri is preparing for trial partnerships with unauthorised kiwifruit growers in China in the lead up to the Chinese growing season in October. Subject... Read More

Air New Zealand: “a year not so much in the air”

  While it was a year not so much in the air, there were no days in 2020 without an Air New Zealand flight taking to the skies.   Air NZ... Read More

Puataunofo programme to celebrate 15th year

  A WorkSafe programme designed for Pacific workers and rooted in Pacific culture will celebrate its fifteenth year in 2021.   The Puataunofo... Read More

Changing dining habits at restaurants

The eating out habits of Kiwis during the global pandemic have been studied in a recent survey by the Restaurant Association.   The 2020 research... Read More

Nineteen waterways projects create local jobs

  A package of 19 projects will help clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs, Environment Minister David Parker announced today.   The... Read More

Trade Me’s top 10 auctions of 2020

From a negative test commemorated in a bag of air, to a rock found on a lockdown stroll, and even lunch with Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Trade Me’s top... Read More

BOP tourism company to focus on domestic market

For Bay of Plenty tourist attraction Te Puia, the need to keep innovating in 2021 has never been more important. In 2020, international tourism was... Read More

AED machines save four lives in Countdown stores

Countdown provided Automated External Defibrillators provided to Countdown stores throughout the country are proving to be life savers. Last December,... Read More

Will there be anything to buy on Boxing Day?

With stock levels dwindling and some “Boxing Day” sales launching on Christmas Eve, the pickings could be slim come December 26. In an email... Read More

Envy apples on track to be billion-dollar brand

T&G Global’s premium Envy apple brand has had a record season, selling its entire New Zealand crop well before the end of the year, as it moves... Read More

$58,000 in fines for BOP farm effluent discharges

A farm manager’s and farm owner’s failures to properly manage dairy effluent discharges at a Bay of Plenty farm have led to prosecution and... Read More

Enjoy some eco-tourism fun this Christmas

  If ever there was a year to buy an ‘experience’ rather than simply more ‘things’ for your loved ones at Christmas, then... Read More

Minimum wage to increase to $20 on April 1

Minimum wage will rise to $20 an hour on April 1, 2021. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says as New Zealand looks to recover and... Read More

Record-breaking Christmas for NZ Post

New Zealand Post workers are in the thick of a record-breaking Christmas amid a nationwide online shopping frenzy.  With couriers delivering two... Read More