Business & Markets

Eat it all for Earth Day

Putting its rubbish where your mouth is, NZ burger chain Better Burger is challenging its customers to take a stand this Earth Day (Sunday April 22) and eat everything on their plate, including the packaging! The New Zealand owned and operated company...... Read More

Global engine issue affects Air NZ

Air New Zealand has now completed the engine checks required this week as part of a global inspection of some Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. European aviation regulator EASA issued a directive requiring operators of a type of Trent 1000 engine known...... Read More

Voting on Maori Wards opens

Western Bay electors will have their say on whether or not the District Council should establish Maori wards, when voting opens next week.  Western Bay of Plenty District Council is holding a binding poll to see whether Maori wards should be introduced...... Read More

Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening...... Read More

Pacific partnership for Oceania exhibition

New Zealand and Pacific Island countries will partner with the Royal Academy of Arts on the Oceania exhibition in London. Oceania will mark 250 years since the start of Captain Cook’s first voyage to the South Pacific, and runs from September...... Read More

PGF processes to be strengthened

The Provincial Development Unit has announced the Provincial Growth Fund is strengthening its systems and processes for assessing and approving requests for funding following an internal review. Provincial Development Unit head Nigel Bickle made...... Read More

Employment breaches cost restaurants $70k

A Christchurch company operating two Japanese restaurants has been penalised $70,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after the Labour Inspectorate found them ignoring employment law. The director of Japan Power, which trades as Samurai...... Read More

New Bill to extend gift card expiry dates

Extending the expiry dates on gift cards to three years is the aim of a new Member’s Bill lodged by Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean. “My Fair Trading (Gift Card Expiry) Amendment Bill would see the minimum expiry date of gifts cards extended to...... Read More

Petrol prices up, but mixed moves in regions

Petrol prices increased 5.0 percent in the year ended March 2018, Stats NZ said today. In the March 2018 quarter prices rose 2.7 percent. Rising crude oil prices, and a falling exchange rate, contributed to pushing petrol prices up in the second half...... Read More