Business & Markets

Minimum wage to increase next year

New Zealand workers on the minimum wage are set for a significant pay rise, as the Coalition Government signals how it will move toward its goal of a $20 p/h minimum wage by 2021. Minimum wage will increase to $17.70 an hour on 1 April 2019 –...... Read More

Christmas shopping - last minute or military precision?

With one week to go, New Zealanders are flocking to the shops to buy the last - or in some cases all - of the gifts on their list. It's been an exceptionally hectic time for those in retail according to Taylor Coleman from the Surf Shop North Beach...... Read More

Silberhorn appeal dismissed

The case of celebrity-endorsed deer velvet can finally head to court for sentencing. Silberhorn Limited and Ian Carline admitted charges relating to diluting deer velvet with carob in the product Sir Bob Charles Sportsvel between 2011 and 2015. The...... Read More

No holiday break for employment standards

Employment Services is reminding businesses over the holiday season to maintain a focus keeping employment standards up to scratch and to be mindful of their supply chains to avoid the risk of a bad business reputation. “It’s the time of...... Read More

Wine exporter convicted over false applications

The Ministry for Primary Industries has prosecuted an Auckland wine exporter for deliberately procuring deceptive and false wine export documentation related to wine destined for Ireland. Joyce Austin, the sole director of a wine exporting company,...... Read More

Green light for Waihi mining project

Further mine development in Waihi has been given the green light following the Project Martha hearings. OceanaGold (NZ) lodged resource consent applications in June with the Hauraki District and Waikato Regional Councils for its proposed Project Martha....... Read More

More Kiwis see community benefits of tourism

Around 95 per cent of New Zealanders agree international tourism is good for New Zealand, according to the latest Mood of the Nation research released today – up three points on last year’s results. The Mood of the Nation research is undertaken...... Read More

Auckland stadium backers try to win hearts with Xmas theme

The backers of downtown Auckland stadium are continuing to try to win the hearts and minds of Aucklanders, releasing a picture of the proposed venue decked out in Christmas decorations. The Auckland Waterfront Consortium, a group of businesses, wants...... Read More

$10m boost for museum rebuild

A commitment of $10 million towards the rebuild of the Rotorua Museum has been approved by the local Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The building has been closed since November, 2016, when it was ruled an earthquake risk. As the museum/Bath House...... Read More

Transport Ministry fraudster to be deported to UK

Transport Ministry fraudster Joanne Harrison, who was sentenced to prison in February last year for defrauding more than $700,000, is set to be deported to the UK. Harrison, 52, was sentenced to three years and seven months in prison for defrauding...... Read More