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Kiwis Growing Taste for Takeaways and Eating Out

New Zealanders are spending relatively more on takeaways and restaurant meals, and less on fruit and vegetables than three years ago, Stats NZ said...

Air New Zealand update on changes to Alert Levels

From 12.00pm today, Air New Zealand’s Auckland lounges and valet parking will close. For the duration of the change in alert levels, Air New Zealand...

Income Support Options

The Income Relief Payment (IRP), was established to support those who have lost their job from 1 March 2020 to 30 October 2020 because...

Cash and Other Support: COVID-19 Summary for Small Businesses

Got staff?  Wage subsidy applications close 1 September 2020 at 11.59 pm. Find out more Low-interest loans from the government Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme   What it is: Low-interest one-off...

Employers can now apply for the Apprenticeship Boost

The Apprenticeship Boost application system is now live and will run for 20 months. Under this scheme, an employer of an apprentice in their first...

Rural Advisory Group Broadens Drought Relief Fund Criteria

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group has broadened the eligibility criteria of the regional drought relief fund to support more farmers. Lochie MacGillivray, co-chair of...

Government Announces Allocation of Three Waters Funds for Councils

The Government has today set out the regional allocations of the $761 million Three Waters stimulus and reform funding for councils announced by Prime...

Conditional land deal for Foodeast signed

A site for the region’s Food Innovation Hub, newly named Foodeast, has been confirmed. A conditional sale and purchase agreement for land at the...

New Fees for Entry Requests, Offshore Temporary Visa Applications Suspended

New Fees From 10 August, INZ will introduce fees for other entry requests: $380 for employers or other organisations seeking entry for “other critical workers”; and $45...