Business & Markets

Christchurch Airport hotel caught up in Fletcher delays

Fletcher Building is involved in another delayed multimillion-dollar project, this time involving a new hotel at Christchurch Airport. The country's biggest construction company hit troubled financial waters last year after falling behind schedule...... Read More

More than 4000 IRD, MBIE public servants to strike

More than 4000 public servants have voted to go on strike next month. Union members at Inland Revenue (IRD) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) voted "overwhelmingly" to take industrial action, the Public Service...... Read More

Stadium boss ’shattered’ by ice hockey cancellation

Thousands of fans left Wellington's Westpac Stadium yesterday angry and disappointed following the cancellation of an international ice hockey exhibition match between the US and Canada. The match was scheduled for Saturday but had to be postponed...... Read More

One in five part-timers are underemployed

In 2017, one in five (20.6 percent) part-time workers wanted and were available to work more hours, Stats NZ said today. Underemployed people are those who work part time (fewer than 30 hours a week), but want and are available to increase their hours. There...... Read More

Kiwifruit industry paints positive picture

  “A great host and a great boss,” reads the hand-written note of gratitude from Vlad – a Ukrainian on a New Zealand kiwifruit picking experience. “You created an awesome place for people to work and live together. Thanks...... Read More

Stadium, roads and water to improve for Canterbury

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the decision by the Christchurch City Council to prioritise key work in the final LTP agreed to today says CEO Leeann Watson. "We welcome the decisions to accelerate the Stadium project,...... Read More

177 tonnes of plastic no longer imported to NZ

More than 177 tonnes of virgin plastic will no longer be imported into New Zealand each year, with Countdown moving dozens of its bakery and delicatessen items to locally sourced recycled PET (rPET) packaging. Flight Plastics Ltd, which is New Zealand...... Read More

Fonterra denies food safety issue for Chinese partner

Dairy giant Fonterra insists a new controversy involving partner company Beingmate is not an issue of food safety. The problem stemmed from a mismatch between the labelling and the content of a container of infant formula manufactured by the Chinese...... Read More

NZ marks milestone with EU trade negotiations

New Zealand and the European Union have formally launched negotiations for a trade agreement. The EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said today was an important milestone in EU-New Zealand relations. She said the negotiations...... Read More

Creating more tourist opportunities

More of rural Southland is being shown off to tourists, thanks to the establishment of a new booking and information centre in Kingston. The booking and information centre has been set up by Laura Douglas, owner of Real Country, a business that takes...... Read More