COVID-19 measures knock retail spending

Spending on eating out and accommodation plunged more than $300 million or almost one-third in March in the wake of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19,... Read More

Kiwis busy online house hunting during lockdown

Owner of Century 21 New Zealand Derryn Mayne says serious buyers continue to house hunt online amid lockdown. “Despite a nationwide property... Read More

Tauranga Farmers development halted for lockdown

Construction has ceased on the Farmers Tauranga Development during the COVID-19 lockdown, prior to this construction has been on schedule. “The... Read More

BOP businesses band together during lockdown

Bay of Plenty businesses are getting behind a social initiative to support each other during the COVID-19 lockdown. The non-profit initiative has been... Read More

Business Finance scheme applications open

Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the... Read More

Major magazine publisher Bauer Media closing down

The publisher of some of the country's best known magazines has folded. Bauer Media, which has The Listener, Woman's Day, New Zealand Woman's... Read More

Tauranga plumbers pay it forward

Some Bay of Plenty businesses are struggling to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 lockdown period. And Mount Maunganui business owner Paul Knight knows... Read More

Govt aims to keep transport construction afloat

Advance payments will be made to transport construction industry contractors to retain the workforce during the COVID-19 lockdown. The payments from... Read More

Berry grower to pay $76K for labour law breaches

Olde Berry Farm Limited and its director have been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay $76,532 for employment law breaches uncovered... Read More

Govt. provides clarity for wage subsidy scheme

The government has clarified changes to the wage subsidy scheme announced yesterday. Minister of Finance Grant Robertson says employers should be passing... Read More

Further steps to protect New Zealanders’ jobs

The Government has made modifications to the wage subsidy scheme to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown. These changes... Read More

Growers stay positive in COVID-19 pandemic

  The kiwifruit industry is short 1300 workers who can’t enter New Zealand under COVID-19 border restrictions, but growers are focussing... Read More

Govt offers support for mortgagees and businesses

The Government, retail banks and the Reserve Bank are announcing a major financial support package for home owners and businesses affected by the economic... Read More

COVID-19 announcement overloads phone services

Spark is encouraging people to use internet based calling options to help reduce the load on voice calling services. Following the Prime Minister’s... Read More

Increased funding support for BOP businesses

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is expanding its resources, effective immediately, to help businesses affected by COVID-19.   An additional $4m... Read More