Business & Markets

Kiwifruit Industry’s big push for seasonal labour

In an attempt to combat the forecast labour shortage for the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry in 2019, a campaign is being launched for pickers and packers. In 2018, the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry experienced a severe labour shortage at harvest...... Read More

Horse coach manufacturer fined

A manufacturer of horse coaches has been prosecuted for undertaking electrical work that he was not licenced to carry out, with the help of his cousin. Andrew Wright, Director and joint Shareholder of Classic Horse Coaches Limited, has been prosecuted...... Read More

Progress for women in the public service

The Public Service Workforce Data 2018 report released today shows improvements for women in the public service, says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter. The annual report by the State Services Commission shows the 2018 public service gender pay...... Read More

Air New Zealand engineers’ strike called off

Air New Zealand and the unions representing the company's engineers have reached an agreement, lifting the strike notice that threatened to disrupt travel for 120,000 customers in the lead up to Christmas. Engineers and logistics workers threatened...... Read More

Air NZ engineers vote to strike for three days next week

Engineers working for Air New Zealand have voted to strike for three days next week over ongoing pay and working conditions disputes. The union representing engineering and logistics workers, E tū, says while it remains in mediation with the company,...... Read More

Hospitality spending rises as petrol prices drop

Drivers spent less on fuel in November as pump prices eased off record highs, Stats NZ says today. The biggest monthly drop in fuel spending in a decade coincided with people spending more at department stores, bars, cafés, and restaurants. This...... Read More

Gondola proposed as a traffic solution for Queenstown

Queenstown locals are being pitched an unconventional solution to their traffic nightmares. It's a 10km-long gondola to the Remarkables ski field which will pick up and drop off commuters along the way. Residents at a packed community meeting...... Read More

Farmers to get greater milk price certainty

Fonterra has today announced that it will introduce a new financial tool to help farmers gain more certainty of what they will be paid for their milk for the season. The new Fixed Milk Price can help them with budgeting, planning, and managing on-farm...... Read More

Tauranga Crossing dining precinct fully leased

The new two-level dining precinct at what will be Tauranga’s largest shopping centre has been fully leased almost half a year before its completion.  Eighteen new eateries and restaurants will open when the second stage of Tauranga Crossing...... Read More