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Nelson City Council leads call for Alcohol Licencing relief for hospitality providers

Nelson City Council is calling for the Ministry of Justice to enable the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) and councils to waive alcohol licensing fees in light of the COVID-19 shutdown.

'Kiwi smart app Tuipoint offers life raft for essential businesses'

Kiwi smart app, Tuipoint offers a life raft for essential businesses adapting to increased social restrictions with their virtual queue system

'Congrats to new High Court Chief Judge, Justice Susan Thomas'

MinterEllisonRuddWatts congratulates Justice Susan Thomas, who has been named the new High Court Chief Justice.

Justice Thomas succeeds Justice Geoffrey Venning, who will step down from the role on 31 May 2020.

More businesses must be able to operate safely - McClay

The Government must be more agile when it comes to allowing businesses to keep operating during the lockdown if they can prove they can do so safely, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

A sad end for Virgin NZ - E tu union

E tū members are hugely disappointed that Virgin Australia has decided to shut up shop in New Zealand quickly, bringing a tight knit workforce to an abrupt end.

Suggestion that operators benefiting from current crisis - Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association is dumbfounded by the suggestion of one union organisation that bus companies would be ‘double dipping’ on the COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme.

Welcome liability relief for directors as liquidations loom - Institute of Directors

Government’s move to provide support and temporary relief for directors’ potential liabilities related to insolvent trading is welcome, the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) chief executive Kirsten Patterson said today.

First Air NZ repatriation flight takes off for Frankfurt

The first of several flights Air New Zealand is operating for the German Government to repatriate stranded German nationals has departed Auckland International Airport.

More Asia-Pacific States urgently need to support their airline industry - IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging Asia-Pacific states to take urgent action to provide financial support to their airline industry impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

NZ's apple and pear harvest continues under strict rules

Like many other horticulture sectors, the 2020 harvest of New Zealand’s apple, pear and nashi crop is well underway, with more than 14,000 workers harvesting around 600,000 tonnes of fruit destined for domestic and global consumers, and for processing.