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The best in the Bay

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Lisa Arnold, an orchard operations assistant at Bostock NZ has emerged victorious against seven other entrants to be named Hawkes Bays Young Fruit Grower of 2018. Read more »

Tourism Operators Support Timber Trail As Next Great Walk

Press Release – Timber Trail Lodge

Tourism operators who have benefited from development of the Timber Trail in Pureora Forest Park are keen to see it chosen as one of New Zealands new Great Walks currently being considered by the Department of Conservation (DOC). Read more »

Airbag recall – first NZ numbers show good progress

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Airbag recall first NZ numbers show good progress being made Work by car manufacturers and NZTA has now provided accurate information on the number of New Zealand vehicles at-risk from the faulty Takata airbags, highlighting the importance of the compulsory … Read more »

Labour gives with one hand and takes with the other

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Over 1.7 million families will be worse off because of Labours changes to Nationals Families Package, which comes into force tomorrow, National Party Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

The Nation: Juliet Gerrard – PM’s new Chief Science Advisor

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Juliet Gerrard, the Prime Minister’s new Chief Science Advisor Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Kris Faafoi

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: The Consumer Affairs Minister is circling loan sharks and predatory lenders with potentially tighter regulations to stop vulnerable people falling into debt traps. The Governments currently asking for submissions on how to improve the … Read more »

The Nation: Lloyd Burr interviews Nigel Farage

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Europe correspondent Lloyd Burr interviews Nigel Farage Nigel Farage’s list of credits is long – right-winger, Brexit-backer, Trump supporter, broadcaster. One thing he is not is a fence-sitter. Mr Farage says the UK stabbed … Read more »

Tourism businesses support a border tax – with conditions

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A majority of tourism businesses are prepared to support a new border tax on international visitors, as long as it is spent where there is the greatest need, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

New Pharmacy workers division at FIRST Union

Press Release – First Union

FIRST Union is opening a Pharmacy Division within union membership in response to a higher volume of requests from both Pharmacists and shop Sales Assistants at pharmacies across New Zealand. Read more »

Alcohol interlocks mandatory for repeat drink-drivers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Alcohol interlocks mandatory for serious and repeat drink-drivers Alcohol interlock sentences will be mandatory for serious and repeat drink-driving offenders from tomorrow, says Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter. An alcohol interlock is a … Read more »

Highest building consent levels in 44 years

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The first five months of 2018 have seen the highest number of building consents issued for new homes since 1974, according to new statistics , Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Tax changes to include automatic refunds from IRD

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – The government is proposing changes to tax law including automatic tax refunds, new KiwiSaver contribution rates and allowing over 65-year-olds to join KiwiSaver, along with slashing the contributions holiday that KiwiSaver members … Read more »

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