Business & Markets

Pay equity working group reconvened

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, are reconvening the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles as the next step in pay equity for New Zealand women. The original Joint Working...... Read More

Guilty pleas in fraud case

Guilty pleas in relation to public health care provider and charitable trust fraud The second and final defendant in a Serious Fraud Office case has pleaded guilty to fraud in the Auckland High Court today. Saul Roberts and Atish Narayan were charged...... Read More

Company liquidation sheds doubt on Taupō yoga festival

The New Zealand and Australia arm of the international yoga festival Wanderlust has gone into liquidation owing an estimated $1.6 million. The annual festival attracts thousands of yogis and is due to go ahead in Taupō in March. In the liquidators...... Read More

Rocket Lab to attempt lift-off again today

Rocket Lab will try again today to use its 17-metre Electron booster to launch three mini-satellites into a low Earth orbit. Including today, Rocket Lab has eight more days in its current test window to get the satellites into orbit for their San Francisco-based...... Read More

Major upgrade to New Zealand forecasts is improving their forecasts even further by migrating to the new IBM super computer for the majority of their forecasts - with updates every 15 minutes to more than 2000 forecasts locations in New Zealand. provides...... Read More

Confidence in Bay of Plenty economy falling

Economic confidence in the Bay of Plenty has fallen through the floor, according the Westpac Regional Economic Confidence survey results released today. The survey conducted in December last year, shows only 13 per cent of Bay of Plenty households...... Read More

E-cigarettes now available in leading supermarkets

Some major supermarkets across Aotearoa are now selling e-cigarettes. Meanwhile excise tax on tobacco products have increased by a further 10 percent this month. Progressive Enterprises, which own Countdown, FreshChoice and Supervalue supermarkets,...... Read More

An urge for government to stand strong

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand has announced their support that Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to enabling transparency and trust in the fisheries management system. WWF says it is vital to protect public...... Read More

Bulldog ban: No more brachycephalic breeds on TradeMe

Trade Me is banning the sale of pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs because of the breathing problems suffered by the breeds. The online auction site confirmed today that it was banning the sale of the three brachycephalic dog breeds from 1...... Read More

Logging company ordered to pay sacked worker $12k

A logging worker unfairly sacked just months after going off the benefit has been awarded more than $12,000 by the Employment Relations Authority. Nigel Brown started working for Te Kohu Logging in Hamilton in February last year after relocating from...... Read More