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Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the closure of the Puna Fund

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the closure of the Puna Fund. The fund was established following the first nationwide lockdown in March 2020 in recognition that for many whānau in a crisis, navigating complex systems to access support was challenging.

Businesses stressed and anxious: snapshot of sentiment during lockdown - BusinessNZ

New Zealand businesses are stressed and anxious about lockdowns, low earnings, and uncertainty. They are generally supportive of NZ’s Covid policies but want to see more movement on vaccinations, testing and tracing, and want more targeted government support.

First-home values shrug off winter chill, rising fastest in 5 years - QV

It’s been another winter of discontent for first-home buyers with entry-level house prices rising at their fastest rate in five years.

Cryptocurrency 'heading towards a greener future'

The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future.

Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually be a force for environmental good.

Alert level changes will do little to ease pain - Hospitality New Zealand

Today’s changes to alert levels will do little to ease the pain being suffered by hospitality businesses, says Hospitality New Zealand.

"It’s the same story. Day by day it’s getting tougher for businesses to retain staff and keep the lights on," says Chief Executive Julie White.

Rātā Foundation’s investment portfolio 'shows best ever return in FY 2021'

Some of the strongest global market returns in history led to a record gross return of 17.7% or $98 million for Rātā Foundation’s investment portfolio in the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

Auckland needs a flexible 3 - Auckland Business Chamber

It will be a long and hard road back to economic health but at last thousands of Auckland businesses locked down can reopen and reduce the burden and stress of trying to retain jobs, pay staff and bills and look after the wellbeing of family - and the community, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO

MTA calls for Auckland to shift to Level 3

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) today called for Auckland to move safely to Level 3 as soon as possible. While MTA recognises and supports the ambition for New Zealand to battle the threat from Covid-19, the cost to business is raising worrying mental and financial health concerns.

Muka Tangata Workforce Development Council chief executive appointed

Muka Tangata Workforce Development Council today announced the appointment of Jeremy Baker as Chief Executive.

Auckland commercial property market remains strong - Colliers

The latest Covid-19 restrictions have posed many challenges, but Colliers believes the commercial and industrial property market remains very strong as it approaches the final quarter of the year.