Business & Markets

Waitomo fires up petrol price competition in BOP

Building on its national expansion plans, Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has today opened its first fuel stop in Rotorua. Conveniently located on Marguerita Street, in Fenton Park, the fuel stop will offer retail and commercial customers...... Read More

$11m boost for low emission transport

Low emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today. “Today I’m announcing the largest round of new funding from the Government’s Low Emission...... Read More

New retail store the size of three rugby fields

A new $60m retail store with a floor space larger than three rugby fields is set to open in Auckland. Nido, a furniture, furnishing, homeware and lifestyle store will employ more than 200 staff and carry more than 10,000 product lines. The store will...... Read More

Miners discover gold, but few celebrating

A small company wanting to extract gold from a mine on conservation land fears for the future of the industry in the face of red tape, local hostility and official indifference. New Talisman Gold Mines has spent $1.8 million over 18 months to get the...... Read More

Eden Park offered sweetener by downtown stadium group

Developers of a proposed $1.7 billion waterfront stadium may have the answer to the sticky wicket facing Auckland ratepayers. The Indian national team are the superstars of the cricketing world, but none of their five one-day internationals will be...... Read More

NZ company gets licensed for high THC cannabis

An East Coast cannabis company has been given the go ahead to grow strains of the plant with high levels of cannabinoids. Hikurangi Cannabis was one of the first in the country to get a license for medicinal cannabis cultivation last year. Now, its...... Read More

Lower Hutt building consents at record high

Lower Hutt is bracing for a building boom, after building consents and applications for new buildings reached an all-time high last year. Hutt City Council issued more than 1500 consents last year - 18 percent more than 2017 - and received 529 resource...... Read More

Govt’s Small Business Council missing in action

Small business owners are still waiting for the Government’s Small Business Council to do something for a sector struggling with rising costs and prescriptive labour law changes, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “It...... Read More