More than 6300 overseas workers added to NZ health workforce


Ōtautahi - New Zealand’s health system now has thousands more health workers thanks to new visa pathways put in place. A year on since the borders reopened more than 6300 overseas health workers have joined our health workforce through the Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme and the green list straight to

El Niño develops in tropical Pacific, resulting in hotter weather

el nino

Geneva - El Niño conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific for the first time in seven years, setting the stage for a likely surge in global temperatures and disruptive weather and climate patterns. The latest update from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) predicts a 90 percent probability of the El

New Zealand to phase out coal boilers by 2037

coal boilers

Ōtautahi - New Zealand is to phase out all coal boilers by 2037. Most western European countries are phasing out fossil fuel burning coal boilers much earlier. The news from government says the new law will reduce Aotearoa’s emissions by about the same amount as 100,000 cars would produce in a

Budget buys can beat premium brands


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Consumer NZ’s expert testers have found that top priced products don’t always perform the best. As the cost-of-living crisis rolls on, the consumer watchdog has provided insights into three reasonably priced products that gave expensive versions a run for their money. A $69 microwave from Kmart rated higher than

NZ’s 2022 income increased by $89.9 billion to $847.3 billion

NZ's income

Ōtepoti -New Zealand’s total income in 2022 increased by $89.9 billion up 11.9 percent to $847.3 billion, according to Stats NZ’s latest annual enterprise survey. Total expenditure increased by $80.2 million, or 12.2 percent, to $735 billion. The annual is New Zealand’s most comprehensive source of financial statistics covering around 500,000 businesses.

Kaiser Brew Garden wins top NZ hospitality award


Tāmaki Makaurau - Kaiser Brew Garden of Christchurch has won the Supreme Award at the 2023 Hospitality Awards for Excellence. The awards were announced at a black-tie dinner event at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland tonight – the final night of the two-day Hospitality New Zealand Conference.  The awards celebrate the success,

Preventing whale entanglement


Ōtautahi - The Department of Conservation is asking people to do their bit to prevent humpback whales becoming entangled in fishing gear as they migrate north along the New Zealand coastline. DoC’s marine technical adviser Mike Ogle says humpbacks are most likely to become entangled when migrating during winter to warmer