Business & Markets

Rotorua flight changes welcomed

Air New Zealand flight scheduling between Rotorua and Wellington is changing next month to enable business travellers a full day’s work in the capital. The changes are also expected to strengthen Rotorua efforts to attract more domestic visitors...... Read More

Tourism BOP seeks funding increase

  Tourism Bay of Plenty is seeking an increase in funding of $621,000 in order to manage the region’s exponential tourism growth, so that it doesn’t impact negatively on the environment and local communities. The funding is being sought...... Read More

Reducing the ratepayer’s burden

Tauranga City Council is proposing a restructuring for how it collects the rates, so the impact of the big increases planned over the next three years don’t all land on the lower end residential ratepayer as they do now. The rates increases for...... Read More

Kāpiti council takes action on airport service

Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Wayne Maxwell says the Council is solutions focussed and taking action, following last week’s announcement by Air New Zealand to suspend flights between the Kāpiti Coast and Auckland. “We...... Read More

Māori Trust develops retail heart in Rotorua

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta congratulates Pukeroa-Oruawhata Group in Rotorua for the opening of Kmart on their property today. “Today marks a major milestone in the third stage of the Trade Central development in the heart of the...... Read More

Hard work by industry keeps bee colony losses low

Bee colony losses in New Zealand continue to be significantly lower than many other countries, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) third annual survey on bee colony losses. Annual hive losses were reported at 9.84% overall....... Read More

Restaurant chain owner fined over $40,000

An Indian restaurant chain has been fined more than $40,000 in penalties after several breaches to employment law, despite having paid more than $24,000 to staff in arrears previously. Shamiana Limited and Shamiana Enterprises Limited, with Satish...... Read More

Workers arm crushed by tortilla oven

The tortilla oven that crushed and burned a worker’s hand and arm in November 2016 had multiple sources of risk. Miller Foods Limited, trading as Remarkable Tortillas, was sentenced in the Queenstown District Court today following an incident...... Read More

Edgecumbe floods almost all mopped up

  Nearly all insurance claims that resulted from the Edgecumbe floods in in 2017 have been partially or fully settled, says the Insurance Council.  The banks of the Rangatāiki River burst through a flood bank at Easter in 2017, causing massive...... Read More

House prices rise across New Zealand

House prices and sales have risen in most parts of the country. The Real Estate Institute said the house price index rose 1.4 percent in February, over January, with the annual rate up 3.9 percent All but two of the 16 regions experienced increases,...... Read More