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Kiwi duo set to transform contactless payments

Shane Marsh and James McEniery are two kiwis who, due to Covid-19 returned home to New Zealand from Singapore. The pair have just launched a digital wallet which they believe will enable individuals and businesses alike to make contactless payments. Their app called “Dosh,” a colloquialism for money, instant payments to businesses for goods and […]

Hospitality New Zealand Welcomes Visa Extensions For Onshore Migrants

Hospitality New Zealand welcomes the Government’s move to extend Working Holiday and SSE work visas by six months to allow onshore migrants to help fill labour shortages over summer. “This is great news for the hospitality sector with the start of the high season just two months away,” says Chief Executive Julie White. “This is […]

COVID-19: Business travel across Alert Level Boundaries

Movement between Alert Level Boundaries is restricted. There are Police check points to stop unnecessary travel. New Zealanders should continue to ensure their movement over the boundaries is for essential purposes only. An Alert Level Boundary separates areas of New Zealand that are at different Alert Levels. Workers will need to show proof that they […]

COVID-19: Face coverings at Alert Levels 2, 3 and 4

At Alert Levels 2, 3 and 4, most workers who interact with the public must wear a face covering. This includes workers who: Are delivering goods or food to homes, but only while they are out of the vehicle. Serve customers at a cafe, restaurant, bar, or any other businesses or service that serves food […]

Flexible working conditions key for NZ tech firms to keep staff

Flexible working conditions are being seen as an important tool to prevent New Zealand tech companies from losing staff to big overseas firms. Christchurch-based Jade Software, which is looking for 25 New Zealand based staff, said it had recently lost people to Australia. With the company now in growth mode in what is a tight […]

Olam confirms plans for commissioning of NZ dairy plant in South Waikato

Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), has confirmed it will establish a new dairy plant in Tokorua. The plant will employ between 50 and 60 staff and become part of a global network that spans 20 major milk consumption markets, including South-East Asia, China, the Middle East, and Africa. South Waikato District Council welcomed the announcement. Mayor […]

Calls for Govt to offer additional financial, mental health support to businesses

Small businesses say they are at breaking point and are pleading with the government to give them additional support. Business New Zealand and the National Party want the government to urgently set up a fund targeted at small business owners and their employees to access mental health support. Meanwhile, Hospitality New Zealand wants the wage […]

Third round of Wage Subsidy Scheme to open for applications

Today’s decision to keep Auckland in a higher COVID Alert Level triggers a third round of the Wage Subsidy Scheme which will open for applications at 9 am this Friday. “The revenue test period for this payment will be the 14th to the 27th of September. A reminder that this is available for those in […]

Mental health, finances weigh on business owners – survey

According to a new survey, the latest lockdown is having a disproportionately higher impact on the mental health of business owners than non-business owners. Perceptive’s latest Covid-19 Tracker Survey has revealed 33 per cent of business owners and key decision makers reported concerns around mental health compared with 17 per cent among the general population. […]

NZ is introducing mandatory Covid19 record keeping.

From 11.59pm on Tuesday September 7, every person in Aotearoa New Zealand over the age of 12 will be required to keep a record of their whereabouts, either by scanning QR codes or signing paper registers Mandatory record-keeping is part of an effort to strengthen contact tracing, in response to low numbers of people who […]