NZ and China upgrade free trade agreement

The New Zealand and Chinese governments have signed an upgrade to the free trade agreement between the two countries. Trade and Export Growth Minister... Read More

Pic’s aims to create full kiwi made peanut butter

Pic’s Peanut Butter founder is hoping to produce a 100 per cent New Zealand made-product if a trial in Northland proves successful. “It... Read More

Zespri‘s China project slapped down

Zespri's bid to buy counterfeit Chinese golden kiwifruit and stem illegal growing in the country has been slapped down by the Government-appointed... Read More

Cyber attack on net safety firm prompts warning

An international internet safety company says it's been attacked, potentially putting New Zealand customers at risk. SonicWall is an American-based... Read More

Sweet ride for community patrollers

  A new fit-for-purpose community patrol car with all the bells and whistles has been coasting through the alleys and roads around Tauranga South... Read More

Study examines keys to success for contact tracing

Research examining the effectiveness of contact tracing systems in the hospitality sector has identified factors that influence buy-in from the public.... Read More

Domestic tourism spend not filling $6b hole

The tourism industry is struggling to fill a $6 billion hole left by international tourists who are unable to visit New Zealand during the summer months. Tourism... Read More

Christmas period boosts domestic card spending

Spending on groceries, furniture, and electronics boosted December 2020 sales compared with December 2019, but accommodation and fuel spending was low,... Read More

Kiwifruit company helps staff gain full licence

Being able to drive safely on New Zealand roads is a crucial employment skill, so Bay of Plenty post-harvest operator, Trevelyan’s, is helping... Read More

It‘s a slippery slope to the top for native fish

New Zealand’s native fish are doing their best to climb up ramps in a NIWA laboratory so scientists can learn how to better help them navigate our... Read More

Anything but ordinary

  A creative art venue opens in Tauranga next month with the space available to artists and creatives who can offer “anything but ordinary.”... Read More

A new way forward for Tauranga businesses

  Two Tauranga businesses are ensuring the future of their industries by investing in their young employees.   At Edge Retaining and Landscaping... Read More

Coromandel animal park embraces busy season

Ronnie and Stephen James are no strangers to hard work. The couple run Whiti Farm, an animal park in Kaimarama, 10 minutes from the Whitianga Township. “We’ve... Read More

Air New Zealand: “a year not so much in the air”

  While it was a year not so much in the air, there were no days in 2020 without an Air New Zealand flight taking to the skies.   Air NZ... Read More

Surge in job ads as employment sector rallies

  Job listings were almost back at their pre-COVID levels by the end of last year, Seek NZ says.   The employment marketplace's website... Read More