A stronger labour market is being given credit for an improvement in the Government's financial statements for the 11 months ended May.
Parts of the South Island are still showing good retail spending growth, although Canterbury is showing signs of weakness, Paymark figures released this week show.
Dunedin City has the highest broadband speed in the country thanks to winning the gigatown competition.
The Government cannot catch a break with its KiwiBuild programme, first being accused of relabelling homes built when National was in government and now getting negative feedback from its new plans.
The woes of New Zealand businesses are likely to be on display again this morning when the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research releases its Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion.
Simon Draper was a leading figure in New Zealand’s successful bid for a seat on the UN Security Council. Now, as the executive director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, he is pushing for NZ to be more active in Asia.
New Zealand’s first green bond, issued by the Auckland Council, started trading on the NZX debt market this week. The bond has been created to fund projects marked for environmental or climate benefits.
Multinational companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google have been put on notice - they will need to pay tax on the income they generate in New Zealand.
Employer representative groups were starting to look desperate and divided as the Government continued with its reform of labour law, Council of Trade Unions president Richard Wagstaff says.
The ANZ June Business Outlook continued to provide bad news for the Government as headline business confidence and firms' views of their own activity fell.
Employers in the building and construction industry will find it easier to employ workers overseas, although they still may have to wait six months or more before government plans are in place.
The Mad Butcher franchise is back in family hands after Veritas agreed to the sale to Michael Morton and Julie Leitch, the daughter of the original Mad Butcher Sir Peter Leitch.
Regional economic confidence in Otago edged higher in the three months ended June 26.
Sharebrokers are warning investors are in for a rough few days, or weeks, as United States President Donald Trump continues his trade wars bluster.
The ANZ business confidence index and the Reserve Bank's official cash rate announcement will dominate local economic news this week.
Nearly every day, the New Zealand sharemarket is said to have reached an all-time high and, almost uniformly, the market is described as being overvalued. Hamilton Hindon Greene broker James Smalley is calling it ‘‘fake news’’.
The sugary beverage tax in Australia is off the table for now, but it is still a risk for Coca-Cola Amatil, Morningstar analyst Adam Fleck says.
The Reserve Bank is expected this week to repeat its main message of the official cash rate remaining on hold for a long time.
Climate Change Minister James Shaw will be in Dunedin tomorrow to speak at the Zero Carbon Bill public meeting as part of a nationwide series of consultation meetings.
New Zealand's economic growth figures continued to hover around their average in the three months to March.