Business & Markets

$1bn Hamilton city ’gateway’ planned

A $1 billion residential, tourism and recreational development is being proposed just north of Hamilton. Te Awa Lakes development is situated on an old quarry that is bordered by the Waikato River and the new Waikato Expressway. Perry Group, which owns...... Read More

Auckland café to pay over $30,000

The Page Corner Café that operated in Kingsland, Auckland, must pay $30,405 after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered a series of breaches of two migrant workers’ basic employment rights. The Employment Relations Authority (ERA)...... Read More

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

The government and industry continue to work to maintain the fuel supply into Auckland, with offers of support from New Zealand Defence Force having been accepted by industry, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. “The HMNZS Endeavour...... Read More

Church funds spent at casino

An employee of the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church has had name suppression lifted and has been sentenced in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution. Elizabeth Papu, 52, faced two charges of ‘theft by person in special relationship’...... Read More

MSD staff used false names, fearing attacks

Ministry of Social Development staff have used false names on legal documents because they say they fear attacks by volatile clients. The staff were on the ministry's Benefit Review Committee, which hears complaints from beneficiaries. The Social...... Read More

Transporting fuel by sea and land

The New Zealand Defence Force will help transport fuel around the country by sea and road to help ease a jet fuel shortage triggered by a damaged oil pipeline in Auckland last week. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, says the...... Read More

Fuel tanker fleet to hit road for Auckland

Up to 20 tankers will hit the road today to transport as much jet fuel to Auckland Airport as possible, as airlines say they are confident the worst of the disruption is over. Today marks a week since the main pipeline that feeds the city ruptured,...... Read More

Labour cracks down on loan sharks

Labour plans to protect low income people from hungry loan sharks says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson Michael Wood. “People on low incomes must be protected from these unscrupulous operators who are preying on our most vulnerable,"...... Read More

Fears reputation tarnished by fuel crisis

New Zealand's international reputation has been damaged by a jet fuel shortage and much of the disruption could have been avoided, the Auckland Chamber of Commerce says. A rupture in a pipeline that supplies Auckland Airport has caused major...... Read More

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

A joint industry-government group has been convened to oversee the full re-instalment of jet fuel supplies into Auckland Airport. “The Group is coordinating the responses to the supply issues arising from the Marsden Point fuel pipeline outage,"...... Read More