Business & Markets

Death of Jamal Khashoggi – Winston Peters

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister Trade and Export Growth David Parker say the New Zealand government continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. The death of...... Read More

Kilbirnie community calls for liquor ban to be extended

Residents and businesses in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie want the City Council to extend a liquor ban into their area. Many Kilbirnie residents say when the liquor ban was extended in 2010 to include nearby Newtown, it simply drove the problem...... Read More

Govt needs to consider laws that ’cool down rent prices’

An Auckland advocacy group wants the government to change housing laws as growing numbers seek hardship assistance from Work and Income. During the three months to September 2018, more than $100 million was granted to almost 350,000 people. Much of...... Read More

More diesel found in Christchurch suburb

More diesel has been discovered in the Christchurch suburb of Addington. In July, the city council revealed a damaged fuel line at its Horncastle Arena may have been leaking for years. Residual diesel from the damaged line has also been found in a...... Read More

Electricity hikes loom as Aurora addresses fixes

Historical under-investment in Aurora Energy's lines network is set to hit consumers in the pocket from 2021. The Dunedin City Council-owned electrical lines company revealed its 10-year plan to spend about $750 million to provide a safe and reliable...... Read More

MSD reviews how it investigates benefit fraud

The Ministry of Social Development is reviewing how it investigates the most serious allegations of benefit fraud. The Privacy Commissioner and beneficiary advocates have raised concerns about the way investigators gather information, saying some of...... Read More

Consortium reveals plans for Eden Park replacement

Plans for a 50,000-seat waterfront stadium in downtown Auckland that would replace Eden Park have been revealed. A group of Auckland businesses have formed the Waterfront Consortium to try to get the stadium built as the heart of a new residential...... Read More

Benefit figures the same as it was a year ago

Latest benefit figures show the percentage of the working-age population receiving a main benefit remains the same as it was a year ago, says Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni. “The total proportion of people on a main benefit has remained...... Read More

POT sees strong cargo growth in first quarter

Port of Tauranga is reporting its first quarter trade volumes grew 8.3 per cent on the same period last year. From 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, the Port handled more than 6.6 million tonnes of cargo. The increase was driven by log exports, which...... Read More