Business Scoop


Big City Economic Development Campaign Launched At Business Breakfast

Press Release – Hastings District Council

About 230 people attended the inaugural Focus on Business held at Functions on Hastings at the end of last month, the first of a quarterly series aimed at supporting local businesses to network and succeed. The guest speaker was Kraft Heinz Company-Australia … Read more »

Government Backs Air New Zealand As Trans-Tasman Bubble Opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to support Air New Zealand while aviation markets stabilise and the world moves towards more normal border operations. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Applauds Drawn Member’s Bill To End Bracket Creep

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Government must support Simon Bridgess private members bill to end bracket creep drawn from the ballot today , says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, From a taxpayer perspective, this is one of the … Read more »

Government’s Housing Tax Policy A Lose/Lose

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The consequences of the interest deductibility tax announced as part of the Governments housing policies are already being felt by landlords and renters alike, Nationals Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. Often changes to taxes can be perceived to … Read more »

Have Your Say On The Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill

Press Release – The Education and Workforce Committee

The Chairperson of the Education and Workforce Select Committee is calling for submissions on the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill. This bill would extend the repeal date of the Government’s temporary powers relating to visas in response to … Read more »

Greatest Risks To Businesses In 2021

Article – Industrial Safety News

Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Non-occupational disease has found its way to the top of the list of business … Read more »

Supporting Local Tourism Helps Neighbourhoods Thrive

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Championing small tourism businesses is a great way to support regions and local communities, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. With 9 April marking the inaugural Small Business Day, TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says Friday is the perfect opportunity … Read more »

Hostage To Fortune: Why Westpac Could Struggle To Find The Right Buyer For Its NZ Subsidiary

Article – The Conversation

David Tripe , Massey University and Martien Lubberink , Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington The recent announcement that Westpac is reviewing ownership of its New Zealand business caused some speculation the decision might … Read more »

Government Mustn’t Let Rotten Apple Pile Get Higher

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

It was heart-breaking to watch a media conference of Hawke’s Bay orchardists today revealing, as one put it anxiety and desperation beyond belief, at the situation the Government left them all in this season by refusing to let more Pacific … Read more »

Yes Finance Welcomes New Regulations To Protect Kiwis From Unaffordable Loans.

Press Release – Yes Finance

The New Zealand Governments move to ensure that anyone who wants to borrow money is guaranteed consistent protection is endorsed by finance company Yes Finance. Our goal is to ensure that your loan works for you and its reducing your debt, … Read more »

Tomorrow: World Health Day To Help Health, Poverty And Insecurity

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Otautahi – Tomorrow is world health day which is more significant for New Zealanders than ever before as the global covid pandemic pushed more people into poverty, food insecurity and amplified social and health inequities. This World Health Day should … Read more »

Exhibition Industry Begs For Fairness

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

If the petition I received on the steps of Parliament this morning from Darryl Clarke seeking to have exhibitions separated from mass gathering rules is acted on by this Government it will probably come too late for many in this important sector, … Read more »

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