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Business confidence plummets in NZIER’s QSBO

The latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) is being issued in extraordinary times. The result captures responses received up to 20 March 2020 - just prior to the announcement by the Government of the Alert Level 4 lockdown across the country.

'Future of NZ events industry in question with $100m COVID-related losses already sustained'

Event organisers, suppliers, venues and artists in New Zealand are among those in a fight for survival with the global coronavirus pandemic causing a 100 per cent loss in activities and revenue, even before the country’s alert level 4 lockdown came into effect.

Online EFTPOS delivers real contactless payment method - Paymark

As many retailers look for new ways to reassure customers who are still able to shop in-store, contactless payments are being touted as one solution. By reducing the number of people handling EFTPOS terminals the hope is we can reduce the spread of the virus any further.

'Migrant's with a critical purpose now eligible for a NZ visa'

On Wednesday 1 April Immigration New Zealand announced new criteria to allow migrants to apply for a visa to enter New Zealand. Leading immigration lawyer Aaron Martin explains the ramifications for potential applicants and their families.

First Working for Families payments for the new tax year - IRD

Today Inland Revenue’s Working for Families customers receive their first payment for the new tax year and for some the amount they get may be different.

SkyCity dismisses hundreds of workers as of today - Unite Union

SkyCity has broken the law by sacking hundreds of workers as of today with no consultation or discussion. Salaried managers at SkyCity were told on Friday that their jobs would finish today.

A survival 'bolt hole' - Bayleys

Located safely at the bottom of the globe between Antarctica and Australia is the jewel of the pacific. Fewer than 5 million English-speaking ‘Kiwis’ inhabit a natural wonderland.

Flight data shows full impact of Covid-19 on New Zealand air travel

Two weeks of flight count data released by Airways New Zealand shows the full impact Covid-19 is having on air travel in New Zealand.

Good news for lone workers - Direct Safety

Kiwi company offers free mobile app and live Call Centre to monitor safety of essential workers during lockdown

2020 Southern Architecture Awards - shortlist announced

Twenty-six projects have been shortlisted in the 2020 Southern Architecture Awards.