The Government says it will extend the wage subsidy scheme after announcing the continuation of current Covid-19 lockdown settings for at least another 12 days.
Port Otago says the New Zealand Customs Service is now managing border control and the likelihood of foreign ship workers being allowed on to shore is extremely low.
Dunedin's "chronic" housing shortage means that as of yesterday there was only 248 properties for sale and about 200 real estate agents.
Hotels throughout New Zealand are fielding thousands of domestic cancellations as a result of new Covid-19 restrictions.
Air New Zealand is putting a further hold on bookings to Australia after the government there extended its cap on international arrivals.
Accommodation providers in the South have been hit with waves of cancellations, losing thousands of dollars in bookings within moments of Covid-19 restrictions being reimposed.
A Riversdale-based agricultural contracting business fears injuries and even fatalities could occur, in the worst case scenario, if it is unable to secure experienced staff for the summer harvest season.
Countdown has temporarily changed its opening hours nationwide and introduced limits on products that are in high demand.
Supermarkets in the South have started getting busier following the return to Alert Level 2 at noon today although shoppers do not appear to be "mass panic buying".
Smiths City says it is happy with the information it has been given by Meridian Mall managers around the earthquake safety of the building where it will soon be based.
Helping Wanaka tourist operators restructure, refocus for a domestic market and survive until borders reopen will be "my whole intention", the new Lake Wanaka Tourism acting general manager says.
Fletcher Building will make a $196 million loss due to the effect the pandemic has taken on the business, a reversal of fortunes after last year's $164m profit.
New Zealand's largest electricity generator says it still expected the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter in Southland to close down in 2021, but confirmed a fresh offer to delay remains on the table.
Smiths City is moving into the third-floor of Dunedin's Meridian mall taking the place of Kmart, which this evening announced it has failed to find a new site in the city.
New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown appears to have driven a rise in reckless financial behaviour from young adults.
The impact of Covid-19 on the property market may not be as dramatic as previously thought because of returning New Zealanders who are keen to buy.