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Funding for Hastings Inner City Street Development

Hastings’ Eastside Eat Street project has received a funding boost that will further enhance one of the city’s favourite outdoor dining areas. The first stage...

Apprenticeship Support Programme

The Government’s Apprenticeship Support Programme was announced yesterday. This programme will fund four initiatives to help employers to retain and bring on new apprentices. ...

Global Share Market drop knocks New Zealand’s International Net Worth

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account deficit narrowed $372 million to $1.6 billion in the March 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The smaller deficit...

COVID-19: Wage Subsidy Extension Eligibility Tool

Wage Subsidy Extension Eligibility Tool Government announced a wage subsidy extension, which follows the initial wage subsidy scheme that was open from 17 March to...

Card Spending Partially Rebounds from April’s Record Low

Retail card spending bounced back by $2.3 billion in May from extremely low levels in April as businesses re-opened after the COVID-19 level 4...

Fewer People to Face End of Year Tax Bills

The Government is moving to ease financial stress for around 149,000 taxpayers by changing the rules around write-offs for tax debt. “Fewer people will have...

Hawke’s Bay Drought Relief Fund now Open for Applications

The Hawke’s Bay’s drought relief fund, which was set up by local government leaders to help farmers through one of the region’s worst droughts...

Guidance for Commercial Leases and Mortgages During COVID-19

Many commercial lease arrangements in New Zealand will have been affected by the response to COVID-19. Tenants may be unable to pay their rent...

Government Extends Support for Small Business

Govt extends support schemes for businesses Extra 40,000 businesses to be eligible for wage subsidy extension Small business cashflow support application period extended The Government...