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Homegrown and imported 'roll your owns' now part of NZ's growing tobacco black market

An independent report from KPMG in the United Kingdom has found New Zealand’s illicit loose leaf tobacco market grew to more than 185,800kg in 2021, of which 13,500kg was grown illegally on New Zealand soil. 9.6% of smokers reported purchasing illicit tobacco in the last 12 months.

Flight Centre Travel Group named winner of Plug and Play Corporate innovation Award

For the second time in four years, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has won Plug and Play’s Corporate Innovation Award which was presented at the recent global platform’s June Summit held in Silicon Valley.

NZ's tyre recycling scheme preparing for 2023 start - Tyrewise

New Zealand’s first nationwide regulated product stewardship scheme for recycling used tyres is expected to start operating in 2023.

First school in New Zealand connected to Hyperfibre

Network for Learning (N4L) has partnered with Spark and Chorus, to upgrade the first of a selected group of schools and kura with very high network usage to Hyperfibre - doubling their connection speed to 2Gbps, the fastest internet connection currently available for schools in Aotearoa.

Seventy-nine percent average increase in proposed pay equity settlement

Kaiārahi i te reo employed in Aotearoa schools and kura have been offered a life-changing pay equity settlement, that goes a way to acknowledge the mana that kaiārahi bring to te reo rangatira and our education system.

Still time for fleet operators and suppliers to enter the Australasian Fleet Champions Awards

Organisations with staff who drive on work purposes and suppliers of products and services to fleets are being reminded there is still time to enter this year’s Australasian Fleet Champions Awards.

Biosecurity has taken the overall top spot in NZ

It will surprise nobody that for the 12th year in a row, world-class biosecurity has taken the overall #1 spot in the annual KPMG agribusiness industry leader’s priority survey, BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says.

NZ cheesemakers urge NZ govt not to give away cheese names in EU negotiations

As the EU-New Zealand FTA advances New Zealand cheesemakers are urging both Governments to recognise and celebrate the shared cheesemaking heritage that exists between European countries and New Zealand.

First Light Capital sale - Colliers International

The substantial premises containing one of New Zealand’s largest pie manufacturers is the latest real estate asset to be added to a fast-growing property fund specifically set up to purchase low-risk commercial real estate assets.

Kōparepare donating 100% of proceeds from wine sales

In 2020, a campaign to donate 100% of Kōparepare wine sales to marine conservation causes was so successful that a repeat of the campaign is planned for June 20-26, 2022.