Discounted tax for your first year in business

If you’re new to business, you may be eligible for a discount for paying your income tax early. This applies to sole traders, contractors...

New tools popular with Kiwi businesses

In the midst of the coping with all things COVID-19 last year, you may have missed some of the new and updated tools we...

New General Manager for the Food and Fibre CoVE

The Food and Fibre CoVE Board has appointed Paul Hollings as its inaugural General Manager. Paul has a 20-year-long experience in the education and training...

New homes consented reach record numbers in North Island

The annual number of new homes consented in the North Island was 29,310 in November 2020, the highest number since the regional series began...

2020: The Year of Small Business

As small businesses faced up the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the country rallied around. Government offered subsidies, loans and support lines. Communities,...

Level 2 water restrictions introduced

Level 2 water restrictions introduced  Level 2 water use restrictions have been introduced in Hastings to help conserve water for the summer months ahead.   At Level 2,...

How mushroom kits have bloomed into an award-winning business

Less than 18 months after GoodVibesFungi launched, the grow-your-own mushroom business has gone from an unknown startup to an award-winning company. Co-founders Zane Oosthuizen and Kimi...

Government Announces Visa Changes for Temporary Workers in New Zealand

The Government has announced visa changes to allow temporary migrant workers in New Zealand to continue to fill labour shortages. Employers are still expected...

Quarterly GDP bounces back, but COVID still a drag on annual growth

Gross domestic product (GDP) rebounded 14.0 percent in the September 2020 quarter, following a revised 11.0 percent fall in the previous quarter where COVID-19...