Business & Markets

Petrol pushes annual inflation to 1.9 per cent

The consumers price index increased 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 year, driven by higher petrol prices, Stats NZ says. This follows a 1.5 per cent annual inflation rate for the June 2018 year. For the September 2018 quarter, the inflation rate...... Read More

’Thank you cleaner’, says NZ companies

A clean, tidy and hygienic workplace is something most of us take for granted but behind the scenes is a group of hard-working and unsung heroes - cleaners. This Wednesday, 17 October, it’s Thank Your Cleaner Day. Making the invisible visible,...... Read More

Export revenue is forecast to reach $43.8 billion

New Zealand’s primary industry export revenue is forecast to reach $43.8 billion for the year to June 2019, an increase of 2.5 percent from 2018. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today released its Situation and Outlook report for September...... Read More

Low-income earners in Whangārei struggle with petrol prices

The cost of petrol is forcing a number of rural beneficiaries in Northland to move into town. Community workers in Whangārei say it has become too expensive for low-income people to drive in from the country for supplies and appointments. But because...... Read More

New plan to address teacher shortage

The Coalition Government is ramping up efforts to attract over 850 additional teachers to meet an expected shortfall next year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. New analysis by the Ministry of Education shows that 650 extra primary...... Read More

Whakatāne Hospital top choice for new doctors

Whakatāne Hospital has been rated New Zealand’s most preferred hospital for first year doctors. Each year the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association ranks the nation’s hospitals in order of where final year medical students would...... Read More

RainbowYOUTH reaches target with help from HELL

RainbowYOUTH’s joint initiative with HELL Pizza, which saw 3,000 t-shirts up for sale in support of LGBTQIA+ rights in Aotearoa, has raised a ‘game-changing’ $75,000 and increased awareness of the issues facing one of the country’s...... Read More

Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

Megan Woods has underlined just how indefensible the decision to axe oil and gas exploration is by failing to provide any evidence to back up her claim it will reduce carbon emissions, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young...... Read More

Teaching considered for official skill shortage list

The government is considering fast-tracking work visas for foreign teachers by recognising teaching as an official skill shortage area. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment said preliminary reports showed "moderate evidence"...... Read More