The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update reveals positive signs for New Zealand's economy, avoiding a recession despite global challenges and the recent North Island weather events.
In a devastating workplace accident, 19-year-old Matthew Nevill suffered the partial amputation of three fingers while attempting to repair a conveyor belt chain during his summer job at Clyde Orchards in February 2021.
Individuals holding a Special Ukraine Visa in New Zealand have the opportunity to pursue a residency pathway, provided that the principal applicant was granted the visa and arrived in New Zealand before March 15, 2024.
Disabled individuals face significant challenges in gaining employment, and recent data from Stats NZ reveals a widening income gap. In 2021, the income gap was $144 per week less in median wage or salary. Now, the gap has increased to $225 per week.
The Government has lifted all remaining COVID-19 public health requirements, as of 12:01 am on Tuesday, 15th August. Recent data shows a consistent downward trend in COVID-19 case rates, wastewater levels, and hospitalisations since June.
Leisheng (Leonard) Cheng, owner of Great Taste restaurant in Dunedin, has been fined $11,900 after being sentenced in the Dunedin District Court on August 7, 2023.
The Government is working alongside business to deliver on its commitment to address modern slavery by introducing new legislation that mandates transparency.
Household living costs surged by 7.2 percent in the 12 months leading to June 2023, following a 7.7 percent increase in the 12 months to March 2023.
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a new criminal offense targeting ramraid offending, with a maximum 10-year sentence. This move aims to combat the considerable harm caused by ram raids and address the cycle of reoffending among a small group of young offenders.
Pierre van Heerden has been appointed as New Zealand's first Grocery Commissioner, aiming to enhance competition in the supermarket sector. With over 25 years of experience and a background in advocating for consumer value and transparency, his 5 year term will focus on leveling the playing field
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with the European Union opens up a market previously obstructed by tariffs on products exported from New Zealand.
The Government is forming a national destination management team with $5 million from the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy.