Spat hatchery planned for Eastern Bay of Plenty

Te Whanau-a-Apanui and Aotearoa Mussel Limited have joined forces to build a land-based mussel spat hatchery in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, to enhance... Read More

What‘s on - career expo, sport, markets and music

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Morena koutou katoa. Kia pai te ra ki nga hoa me nga whanau. There is a chance of a morning shower, but then... Read More

An eye on the island

  More than 170ha of Matakana Island will be returned to iwi if public submissions rule in favour.   If successful, the eastern end of Matakana... Read More

New fund to support housing and construction

The government is establishing a $350 million fund to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19. “The... Read More

Are supermarkets offering discounts too often?

Consumer NZ’s latest supermarket survey found products can be on “special” so often shoppers risk being misled about the savings they’re... Read More

Essential industry full of career options

Join the essential workers and enjoy not only diverse and rewarding career opportunities, but also job stability – that’s the message to... Read More

“Landmark” vaping bill passes final reading

  A bill to regulate vaping passed in parliament is being touted as “landmark legislation”. Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa... Read More

Fuel Industry Bill passes in parliament

A more competitive fuel market is expected to benefit motorists following the passing of the Fuel Industry Bill. The bill was one of a number passed... Read More

NZ joins plan to boost women’s role in world trade

New Zealand has joined Canada and Chile in a new trade initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in global trade. Trade and Export... Read More

Unemployment falls to 4%, underemployment up

The unemployment rate has improved in the three months to June, falling to 4 per cent from 4.2 last quarter, but that does not mean the labour market... Read More

Proposed closure of Tauranga fish plant

New Zealand seafood company Sanford Limited has announced it is proposing to close its Tauranga fish processing plant, which could result in 65 job losses.... Read More

Car sales up for first time since COVID lockdown

Car sales are up on last year for the first time since the country went into lockdown. New vehicle registrations in July were up by 3.1 per cent on... Read More

Tourism operators say COVID-19 like long tangi

“It’s been like a really long tangi.” That’s how Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours co-owner Nadine ToeToe describes life since... Read More

Couple start social enterprise for pets post COVID

  When COVID-19 struck, couple Steve and Lisa Glassey’s businesses were heavily impacted.   Rather than waiting for things to get... Read More

Seeking out sauerkraut makers

  Jim Pringle’s fermented foods business was born out of a desire to improve the health of New Zealanders.   It's not often a... Read More