Air New Zealand taps into government loan

Navigation for News Categories Air New Zealand has drawn about $110 million from the government’s standby loan aimed at helping the carrier through the pandemic. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon The government gave the airline a $900m standby loan in March when Covid-19 hit, closing borders and ending virtually all international air travel. The airline’s…Continue Reading

Seafood company branches out into beauty industry

Navigation for News Categories The seafood company Sanford has taken a small step into the beauty products market. Photo: Supplied / Sanford It has taken a 50 percent stake in the health and beauty company, Two Islands, for an undisclosed sum. The companies said the partnership would have mutual benefits, with Sanford producing marine collagen…Continue Reading

Business NZ urges border exemptions for investors

Navigation for News Categories More than a billion dollars of potential economic investment is on hold because border restrictions stop foreign investors coming to New Zealand. A deserted baggage claim area at Auckland Airport’s international terminal in May 2020. Photo: Brett Phibbs / PhibbsVisuals Immigration NZ has about 270 applications for investor category one and…Continue Reading

Business confidence at 19-year low

Business confidence is at its lowest on record according to the Mood of the Boardroom survey, which goes back 19 years. Labour finance spokesperson Grant Robertson and his National counterpart Paul Goldsmith. Photo: RNZ It also found National’s tax policy has much more support than Labour’s, but Labour’s Grant Robertson won a much higher rating…Continue Reading

A Seasonal Schedule for Home Maintenance

Just like your car, your home needs a regular tune-up to keep it running at its best. Use this checklist to organize your chores so you can minimize stress and enjoy each season. Spring As the winter weather fades away, spring is the perfect time to tackle outdoor maintenance. -Check outdoor vents for debris, and…Continue Reading