Archive for the 'Business' Category

Finance Now Focuses On Staff Welfare

Press Release – Finance Now

Finance Now is focused on supporting public health measures, supporting its staff, and continuing to operate its Auckland-based operations remotely in accordance with its business continuity plan. Read more »

Ryman Healthcare Continues To Expand Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Press Release – Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare is continuing to expand to meet demand despite the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in Victoria and New Zealand. Read more »

Kiwis Growing Taste For Takeaways And Eating Out

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders are spending relatively more on takeaways and restaurant meals, and less on fruit and vegetables than three years ago, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Trust Tairāwhiti Appoints Two New Directors To The Eastland Group Board

Press Release – Eastland Group

Eastland Group, the Gisborne-based infrastructure, logistics and energy company, has two new directors. Shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti has appointed Candace Kinser and Jim Quinn to the Eastland Group board. They join chair Matanuku Mahuika and directors John Rae, Jon Nichols and Wendie Harvey. Long-serving director Tony Gray retired by rotation. Read more »

NZ Lockdown – What Employers Need To Know

Press Release – Employsure

Business owners in Auckland should prepare for the worst but plan for the best, following the first recorded cases of COVID-19 community transmission in more than 100 days, according to Employsure, New Zealand’s largest workplace relations advisor. Read more »

2degrees Response To Covid Alert Level Changes

Press Release – 2Degrees

2degrees has outlined its approach to customer care in response to the change in Covid-19 alert level changes.

The national operator confirmed its local call centre team members were back working from home, around New Zealand, ready to help customers. Read more »

Auckland BNZ Branches Operating Under Alert Level 3

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

With Auckland now in COVID-19 Alert Level 3, the following BNZ branches will be open 10am to 2pm Thursday 13 and Friday 14 August:

  • Ponsonby
  • Albany
  • Botany
  • New Lynn
  • Manukau
  • Newmarket
  • Link Drive
  • Pukekohe

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OPEN LETTER: Horticulture | Recognise Independent Fruit & Vegetable Retailers As Essential Services

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

12 August 2020

Dear Prime Minister

We are writing to you on behalf of the New Zealand horticulture industry to collectively address our growers’ concerns that independent fruit and vegetable retailers are not classified as essential services under Covid-19 Alert Level 3 and 4. Read more »

Return To Alert Level 3 A Devastating Blow For The Hospitality Industry

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

Last night’s Government announcement that Auckland will return to Level 3 restrictions (and the rest of the nation to Level 2) due to confirmed cases of community transmission in South Auckland, is another hit for the already struggling hospitality industry and if the lockdown is extended, will likely mark the end for some operators says, Hospitality New Zealand. Read more »

Lanaco Founder Advises On Mask Wear And Care And Says Not All Masks Are Made The Same

Press Release – Lanaco

In response to Government Covid-19 announcement last night and following its launch at Parliament last week, NZ mask filter manufacturer Lanaco’s CEO Nick Davenport is available to demonstrate and discuss mask availability, wear and care.Lanaco supplies filters to more than 30 mask producers in New Zealand. Read more »

Covid Level Moves Create Supply Chain Issues

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

As Auckland heads into a new Level 3 in response to community transfer of Covid-19, a lot of questions remain unanswered for the business community, Read more »

KiwiRail Continues To Provide Essential Services

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail has moved quickly to respond to the return to a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, and Level 2 in the rest of New Zealand, making a number of changes to continue delivering essential services for New Zealand. Read more »

Air New Zealand Outlines What To Expect While Travelling During Changed Alert Levels

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has outlined the changes customers can expect to see while travelling during changed alert levels.

The announcement follows the Prime Minister’s announcement last night that the Auckland Region will enter COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from 12.00pm today, for a period of at least three days, while the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. Read more »

Research Shows Young Working Kiwis Bearing The Brunt Of COVID

Press Release – Stand Up

Stand Up, the youth network of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, has today released initial findings of their inaugural Young Worker Confidence Survey to mark International Youth Day, 2020 – which coincides with a nationwide return to alert level 2, and alert level 3 for Auckland. Read more »

‘Government Needs To Release Details About How Community Transmission Happened’

Press Release – Waikato Chamber of Commerce

Frustration, anger and confusion appear to be the initial reaction from businesses in the Waikato after the announcement yesterday of new community transmission in Auckland, says Waikato Chamber of Commerce executive director Don Good. Read more »

Air New Zealand Update On Changes To Alert Levels

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has been reviewing its services following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night that the Auckland Region will enter COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from 12.00pm Wednesday August 12, for a period of at least three days, while the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. Read more »

Air Chathams Defiant To Ensure Kapiti Airport Remains Open

Press Release – Air Chathams

Air Chathams rejects claims by Kapiti Coast Airport that passenger numbers are falling and says safety claims are misleading and an attempt to discourage use. Read more »

Return To Level 3 Lockdown Bad News For Retailers – But No Need To Panic Buy

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says the return of COVID-19 is bad news for a struggling sector, but is urging customers not to panic buy. Read more »

BNZ Branch Opening Hours 12 – 14 August

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

11 August

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening about changes to the COVID-19 Alert Level, BNZ is advising of the following changes to branches and BNZ Partners Centres. Read more »

Five-Point Action Plan To Survive COVID-19 Storm

Press Release – Kalkine

Summary

  • The nation’s job market seems to be on track to defeat the pandemic, widening the professional skill set is crucial.
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