Over 60,000 wage subsidy applications yet to be processed

The majority of the businesses have been waiting for over a month.

Auckland CBD firms lost $110m in spending during Level 4: business association

Heart of The City said each customer-facing business had lost about $85,000.


Taranaki woman turning Kiwis' clutter into pocket money

From old tools and cutlery to a drill press, Dianne Dobson sorts it all - even the online listings.

Air NZ wants to vaccinate more workers than Govt requires

CEO Greg Foran said "proceeding with broadening the vaccine mandate is the right thing to do".

'Customers are losing it' — Stress for Auckland eateries in Level 3

Unite Union says some are mistreating staff and are acting irrationally "like they're almost addicted".

Amazon to spend $7.5 billion on Auckland cloud data centres

The company claims its Auckland centres will create 1000 new jobs.

Bank profits fall from record highs but performance remains strong

This is on the back of higher costs and a dip in income from non-lending sources.


Struggling South Island businesses want clarity about future Covid restrictions

Canterbury Chamber of Commerce’s Leann Watson wants more certainty from the Government.

Petrol prices not up due to Covid-19, expert says

With the cost at the pump increasing, MTA CEO Craig Pomare says it comes down to "two big components".

Kiwis spending more as lockdown restrictions ease

Data analysed by Infometrics shows card spending is up 10 per cent on pre-pandemic levels.

Asian shares decline as China worries darken sentiment

It's feared the damage from a property bust in China could ripple worldwide.

Whangārei egg producer accused of animal cruelty after hens 'left to rot'

The former Northern Eggs employee say it's "not uncommon" to see birds with infections and broken wings.

Foodstuffs admits it needs to do more to convince shoppers it's not ripping them off

Foodstuffs has responded to the Commerce Commission’s report into competition in the duopoly.

Neighbours complain about smells wafting from Picton toastie cafe

Toastie Picton is sorting a new extraction fan, with its toasties proving more popular than expected.

House prices across NZ rise by 25.5%

The latest Covid-19 lockdown has done little to slow the property market according to REINZ data.

South Auckland businesses will struggle with extended lockdown – advocate

Another week with doors closed will be a tough blow for businesses, already hit hard by Covid-19.

Auckland removals company offers customer cash to remove bad online review

The problem of dodgy online reviews is becoming more serious.


'I’m going to spit on you' - Retail workers being abused over masks

One Countdown manager says staff had faced verbal threats and aggression from some customers.

Hard-hit businesses call for Resurgence Support Payment to be made weekly

The payment is being branded "a drop in the ocean" and a "token gesture" which doesn't go far enough.

ANZ Bank website offline again after being hit by cyberattack

It was among several organisations hit by a cyberattack yesterday.


Flower growers lobby for change as product heads to compost heap

Business isn't blooming for growers south of Auckland under Alert Level 2, either.

Building supplies manufacturing allowed to restart in Auckland

The Government will allow the manufacture of some products under Level 4 to support construction.

Flower farmers forced to bin harvest due to restrictions

Months of work and beautiful flowers are going straight into the bin as flower growers can't sell their harvest in Alert Level 4.

South Auckland takeaway owner surviving lockdown with Instagram and positivity

Times are tough for those in hospitality, but Bun Leng is doing his best to spread good vibes.

Ōtāhuhu Food Festival postponed until November due to lockdown

More than 120 food stalls and thousands of people were expected to attend.

Government looks to invest in trailblazing Kiwi company

Geo40 scientists have developed a world-leading technique for recovering one of the world's most valuable elements.

Auckland attack: Countdown temporarily removes knives and scissors from shelves

Staff shared a socially distanced cup of tea as Countdown stores opened late today.

Kmart vows to improve safety ratings after toy ruled noncompliant

A toy fire truck was assessed as suitable for kids aged three and under, but the Commerce Commission said it could be a choking hazard.

Eight businesses flagged for alleged wage subsidy fraud, MBIE says

It comes only two weeks into a nationwide lockdown.

Kiwis advised to stock up due to supply shortages

University of Auckland professor David Robb says shortages are expected to continue into Christmas.

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