Business Scoop

Kiwibank reduces one-year fixed-term home-loan rate

Press Release – Kiwibank

Despite no change to the official cash rate this week Kiwibank is reducing its one-year fixed-term home-loan interest rate from 3.55% to 3.39%, a new record low. The New Zealand owned bank has good news for savers too, increasing its one-year term-deposit … Read more »

More Work Needed to Reduce Harmful Drinking

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) says the majority of New Zealanders drink responsibly and generally Kiwis and young people are drinking less, but there is more work to be done to reduce harmful drinking, in response to the recent results of the National … Read more »

Rocket Lab CEO lacks gratitude toward taxpayers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Rocket Lab CEO Peter Becks appearance on Morning Report today, New Zealand Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: Read more »

Paul Sills Announced as Finalist in NZ Law Awards

Press Release – NZ Law Awards

Paul Sills, Barrister & Mediator , has been named a finalist as Resolution Institute Mediator of the Year in The New Zealand Law Awards 2019 which celebrates industry excellence by honoring the best-in-class law firms, in-house counsel and dealmakers … Read more »

SkyCity union members striking this weekend

Press Release – Unite Union

SEA-Unite SkyCity workers are expected to strike this weekend after 50 called in sick with symptoms linked to smoke inhalation from the convention centre fire. Read more »

2019 Humankind Workplace Employee Experience Awards Winners

Press Release – Humankind

Winners of the 2019 Humankind Employee Experience (EX) Workplace and Inspiration Awards were announced and celebrated in Wellington tonight, with top honours being taken out by Xero, Overland Footwear, land surveying firm Lysaght Consulting, specialised … Read more »

Monetary Policy: A Compass Point in Uncertain Times

Speech – Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank of New Zealands Governor Adrian Orr is delivering a speech entitled Monetary Policy: A Compass Point in Uncertain Times today at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Read more »

Supermarket workers on path to living wage

Press Release – FIRST Union

FIRST Union members at Countdown have ratified a new agreement that will set their supermarket team on a path towards a living wage, and significantly raise the pay of 15,000 workers across the country. Read more »

Fraud Awareness Week urging Kiwis to Stop and Think

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

As part of this years annual Fraud Awareness Week campaign 17-23 November, Consumer Protection is encouraging New Zealanders to take a moment and stop and think is this for real? when theyre contacted unexpectedly and being asked for personal … Read more »

Double awards celebrations for tourism leaders Go Orange

Press Release – Go Orange

Queenstown and Fiordland tourism operator Go Orange Go Orange is celebrating not once, but twice, after winning two national awards in the space of 24 hours. Read more »

Early Christmas Present Likely for First Home Buyers

Press Release – Tall Poppy Real Estate

Wellington, 15 November 2019 – First home buyers could be in for a Christmas surprise, following no change in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by the Reserve Bank and a 13.1% decrease in homes on the market, as reported by the Real Estate Institute (REINZ) … Read more »

X-Frame for waste free buildings gets commercial boost

Press Release – KiwiNet

WELLINGTON, NZ 15 November 2019 Victoria University of Wellington PhD candidate Ged Finch is fast tracking the commercialisation of his X-Frame structural frame solution for waste free buildings with support from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator … Read more »