Covid-19 pandemic sees American air travel sinks to lowest levels in 60 years

Fewer Americans are getting on planes for fear of catching or spreading Covid-19.


Trump sees 'big, not small bounce' on horizon for US economy

The government announced 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week.


Air New Zealand job cuts rushed, poorly planned - union

The national carrier plans to lay off 1460 cabin crew staff as it burns through $14 million a month in crew salaries with almost no revenue.

IMF head expects worst economic downturn since Great Depression

Emerging markets and low-income nations across Africa, Latin America and much of Asia are at high risk.

New cookbook eases lockdown food cravings while helping keep Wellington eateries afloat

The collaborative cookbook features 41 recipes from 16 Wellington businesses, with proceeds going towards their ongoing overheads.

Covid-19: Call for in-home health workers to get supermarket priority

Countdown and Foodstuffs say they only gave priority to medical professionals, DHB and emergency services personnel with ID.

Small businesses on Auckland's normally vibrant Dominion Rd struggling under lockdown

One of Auckland's famous shopping strips is showing the signs of stress with sale and for lease signs filling many shop windows.

Coronavirus pandemic: Tech companies reliant on travel face harsh reality

Companies dependent on the movement of people, like Uber, Airbnb and Lyft are feeling the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.


Long queues as Good Friday shutdown prompts another rush on supermarkets

"It's the heaviest we've seen since the lockdown," a Countdown officials said.


Government dodges massive payout over 2010 kiwifruit disease outbreak

The Court of Appeal has ruled the Government is not liable for any losses related to the imported pollen.


Seven air traffic control towers around NZ due to close

Commercial pilots are fearful New Zealand's air safety will be reduced to the standard of a developing country following the tower closures.

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction in US

Just weeks ago, cities were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags. Not anymore.


Jacinda Ardern encourages businesses to prepare for 'new normal' outside of Level 4

The Prime Minister said businesses need to think whether they are prepared for contact tracing and social distancing needs.


Big Kiwi businesses facing closure during coronavirus lockdown call on Government to help

An Auckland chamber of commerce survey has already signalled nearly a third of businesses wouldn't survive.

Business leader calls for clarity over 'confusing' essential service rules

Phil O’Reilly said Government needs to "urgently" look into schemes to tackle cash flow issues.


Some kiwifruit-growing businesses report huge uptake in Kiwis joining workforce during lockdown

Some companies have reported that 90 per cent of their workforce is Kiwis.


Confusion over what's essential as french pastries and sex toys among items being delivered to Kiwis

The Government is apologising over any confusion created by lockdown-related rules.

Unite Union accuses SkyCity of breaching law after 200 workers sacked without consultation

Unite Union national secretary Gerard Hehir said the company did not apply for the wage subsidy scheme.

Wage subsidy scheme pay out jumps up to $6.6 billion

The pay out represents 41 per cent of the New Zealand workforce.

Air New Zealand appoints new Chief People Officer as airline eyes major job cuts

Joe McCollum will take over the role from Jodie King next Tuesday.

Global shares rebound on signs of progress in battling coronavirus

Reports have shown the number of people dying appears to be slowing in New York City, Spain and Italy.

Butchers, bakers can operate online, Jacinda Ardern says

However, MBIE say "no decisions have been made" on the issue.


New Zealand's goods trade holding up amid Covid-19 pandemic

"The hit to New Zealand is much more through the export of services," economist Rodney Jones said.

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