Business & Markets

MSD staff used false names, fearing attacks

Ministry of Social Development staff have used false names on legal documents because they say they fear attacks by volatile clients. The staff were on the ministry's Benefit Review Committee, which hears complaints from beneficiaries. The Social...... Read More

Transporting fuel by sea and land

The New Zealand Defence Force will help transport fuel around the country by sea and road to help ease a jet fuel shortage triggered by a damaged oil pipeline in Auckland last week. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, says the...... Read More

Fuel tanker fleet to hit road for Auckland

Up to 20 tankers will hit the road today to transport as much jet fuel to Auckland Airport as possible, as airlines say they are confident the worst of the disruption is over. Today marks a week since the main pipeline that feeds the city ruptured,...... Read More

Labour cracks down on loan sharks

Labour plans to protect low income people from hungry loan sharks says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson Michael Wood. “People on low incomes must be protected from these unscrupulous operators who are preying on our most vulnerable,"...... Read More

Fears reputation tarnished by fuel crisis

New Zealand's international reputation has been damaged by a jet fuel shortage and much of the disruption could have been avoided, the Auckland Chamber of Commerce says. A rupture in a pipeline that supplies Auckland Airport has caused major...... Read More

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

A joint industry-government group has been convened to oversee the full re-instalment of jet fuel supplies into Auckland Airport. “The Group is coordinating the responses to the supply issues arising from the Marsden Point fuel pipeline outage,"...... Read More

Delays continue due to fuel supply issue

Air New Zealand is continuing to experience disruption to its services following the temporary shut-down of Refining New Zealand’s pipeline to Auckland. The airline cancelled four trans-Tasman and 26 domestic flights between Sunday and Wednesday....... Read More

The search is on: Where is the $30m winning ticket

It’s the $30 million question everyone in Taupo is asking: Where is Saturday’s winning Powerball ticket? New Zealand’s third largest Powerball prize was won in Taupo over the weekend, with the $30 million winning ticket purchased...... Read More

Tanker to help shift fuel after pipe ruptures

A naval tanker will help shift diesel from Marsden Point to other parts of the country after the only jet fuel supply pipeline to Auckland Airport was shut down, disrupting thousands of passengers. The pipeline was closed over the weekend after a leak...... Read More

Four Auckland petrol stations run out of 95 octane

Four Z Energy petrol stations in Auckland are without 95 octane amid what media are dubbing the 'Auckland Fuel Crisis'. A pipeline that supplies fuel to Auckland Airport was closed over the weekend after a leak was discovered on Thursday. Z’s...... Read More