Business & Markets

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

Keep fatigue out of the workplace - WorkSafe

It’s a shock to the system going back to work after the holidays, particularly after a couple of weeks off over Christmas. It’s a good time to remember to look after yourself and keep getting enough sleep as the likelihood of a work-related...... Read More

Queenstown skydive company reopens after accident

The Queenstown based company at the centre of a tandem skydive which went wrong on Lake Wakatipu, killing a tourist, has resumed operations today. Tyler Nii, 27, from California, has not been seen since Wednesday and is presumed dead following the...... Read More

Unfairly sacked worker awarded $17k

The former owners of a Bay of Plenty grocery store have been order to pay $17,000 dollars to a worker who was unfairly sacked. In a ruling, the Employment Relations Authority said Stacey Sisson's bosses at the Nosh store in Mount Maunganui failed...... Read More

Kiwi workers call out Fijian government

More than 50 people have shown their support for Fijian workers at a protest outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington this afternoon. The protest is in support of the international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport...... Read More