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Entrust dividend for Auckland households plunges 25% after Vector payout tax change

Entrust's annual dividend has tumbled to $280 for 340,500 Auckland households after they got $375 last year.The community trust is the majority owner of electricity and gas lines company Vector, and will pay out the dividend from... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Vector

Affordable spa booms in retail crisis

One massage business is growing as demand for the healing touch soars in stressful times. But uncertainty lies ahead for an industry reliant on close contact. Storefronts are shuttering around the country but Auckland's Bamboo... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland

Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins to face off in first TV debate of New Zealand election

Prime minister says her attention is focused on running the country, but her challenger says she is looking forward to the showJacinda Ardern and Judith Collins are preparing for the first TV debate of the New Zealand election, amid a campaign dominated by coronavirus.The pair will face off in a debate in Auckland held on the same day that Covid-19 restrictions eased in most parts of the country, but not the nation’s largest city, which has been battling an outbreak. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Auckland, Judith Collins, Jacinda Ardern, COVID, New Zealand election 2020

Masala case: Jailed Auckland restaurant boss loses sentence appeal over tax evasion and money laundering

An Auckland restaurant boss has failed to covert his prison sentence to home detention for a sophisticated money laundering and tax evasion scheme.The Court of Appeal has also said it is unlikely the precise loss will ever be known... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Court of appeal, Auckland

Europe adopts tougher COVID restrictions as infections surge

By DANICA KIRKA and SYLVIE CORBET | Associated Press LONDON — As the US closed in on 200,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, the crisis deteriorated across Europe, with Britain working to draw up new restrictions, Spain clamping down again in Madrid and the Czech Republic replacing its health minister with an epidemiologist because of a surge of infections. The growing push to reimpose tough measures in Europe to beat back a scourge that was seemingly brought under control in the spring contributed t...
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Elliot Stables tenants' impasse with landlord over Covid rent

An Auckland restaurant owner says Covid has pushed his business to the brink and he cannot afford to pay rent arrears demanded by his landlord.A group of eateries at Elliot Stables in central Auckland are in a dispute with landlord... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, COVID, Elliot Stables

Relief as much of New Zealand eases out of coronavirus restrictions

Covid measures to be removed everywhere except Auckland, which will have its measures eased tooCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMany New Zealanders will on Monday night taste freedom from all Covid-19 restrictions for a second time during the pandemic, after Jacinda Ardernremoved all domestic rules for much of the country.Some restrictions will remain on the largest city, Auckland, for a further two weeks, although the rules will be eased somewhat as health officials s...
Tags: Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Auckland, Coronavirus outbreak, Jacinda Ardernremoved

New Zealand ends all pandemic restrictions outside main city of Auckland

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday lifted all coronavirus restrictions across the country, except in second-wave hotspot Auckland, as the number of new infections slowed to a trickle. "Our actions collectively have managed to get the virus under control," she told reporters in Auckland. New Zealand, a nation of five million, appeared to have halted community transmission of COVID-19 earlier this year, but a fresh outbreak in Auckland in August prompted the government to place ...
Tags: News, New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern

'Heartbreaking': Another blow for small Auckland CBD businesses as bridge repairs see many work from home

Struggling businesses in Auckland's quiet city centre have been dealt another blow as urgent repairs on the harbour bridge see many workers skip their commute.Commuters have been warned of lengthy delays this morning as urgent repairs... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Auckland CBD

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. The nation of 5 million re-imposed some restrictions last month after an Auckland outbreak which now appears to be under control. SEOUL, South Korea —- South Korea’s daily virus tally has stayed below 100 for a second consecutive day, maintaining a slowin...
Tags: South Korea, News, New Zealand, Auckland, Seoul South Korea, Wellington New Zealand

Dunedin pizza joint bombarded with 'fake reviews' after Auckland couple turned away

A Dunedin pizza restaurant is being bombarded with "fake reviews" and negative comments after turning away an Auckland couple over Covid fears.A couple on a South Island road trip say they weren't allowed inside Biggie's Pizza for... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Biggie, South Island, Dunedin

Covid 19 coronavirus: Coco's Cantina owner wants limit on number of Auckland restaurants

Fewer restaurants should be allowed to operate in Auckland in a bid to reduce competition and help keep struggling eateries afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.That's the view of Renee Coulter, owner of popular K Road restaurant... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Cantina, Renee Coulter

Microsoft gets OIO approval for $100 million+ data centre in Auckland

Microsoft has gained Overseas Investment Office approval to build a giant cloud computing data centre in Auckland.The applicant was Microsoft NZ - 100 per cent owned by a Bermuda entity but ultimately controlled by Microsoft Corporation... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Microsoft, Auckland, Bermuda, Overseas Investment Office, Microsoft Corporation

Proposed Sleepyhead Estate may have new neighbours at Ohinewai

A hearing for Sleepyhead's $1 billion mixed development at Ohinewai has revealed Australasia's leading bedding maker isn't the only one wanting to build housing there as Auckland creeps south.On hearing day three of the Sleepyhead... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Australasia, Ohinewai

Tauranga to Te Kaha via the Pacific Coast Highway

There was a report on the radio last night that the local iwi at Te Kaha were thinking of closing Highway 35 if the PM moved the country to Level 3 or heaven forbid Level 4had the COVID19 cases that were emerging in Auckland increased dramatically. T
Tags: Travel, Pacific Coast Highway, Auckland, Tauranga, Te Kaha

Coromandel Tour

27 July Covid19 and the slump in the tourist industry meant cheap deals on campervans so Lyn and I booked one through Maui campervans. Picked it up in Auckland on July 27 and set off for the Coromandel Peninsula which neither of us were familiar with. We
Tags: Travel, Auckland, Maui, Coromandel Peninsula, Lyn

Photos: Inside Sehion Tours chartered Singapore Airlines flight from Kochi, India to Auckland

More privately organised repatriation flights are planned from southern India to Auckland.A private charter flight organised by Sehion Tours and Travels arrived at the weekend from Kochi with 203 passengers on board.Among the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, India, Auckland, Singapore Airlines, Kochi, Kochi India

Covid 19 coronavirus: Inside Sehion Tours chartered Singapore Airlines flight from Kochi, India to Auckland

More privately organised repatriation flights are planned from southern India to Auckland.A private charter flight organised by Sehion Tours and Travels arrived at the weekend from Kochi with 203 passengers on board.Among the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, India, Auckland, Singapore Airlines, Kochi, Kochi India

Thiel met with 'racist fringe' figure as he campaigned for Trump: report

New Zealand citizen and Facebook board member Peter Thiel dined with a member of the "white nationalist racist fringe" in 2016, Buzzfeed says. Read More Peter Thiel, others invest $4m in Auckland wedding photographer's big idea... [Author: [email protected]]
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Covid 19 coronavirus: Travellers out of pocket after Airbnb refuses full refund

By RNZ Travellers have been left out of pocket by Airbnb's response to the latest Covid-19 lockdown.Those who booked travel while New Zealand was in level 1, only to find they could not travel out of or into Auckland as a result... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Airbnb, Auckland, RNZ Travellers

Caught up in the Caymans: Diocesan School for Girls' $1m at risk

An exclusive Auckland private school has more than $1 million tied up with a failed Cayman Islands fund manager now under Serious Fraud Office investigation. Diocesan School for Girls, the country's wealthiest private girls' school,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Serious Fraud Office, Auckland, Cayman Islands

Why NZ, Auckland prices hit record high: Real Estate Institute data out from August

National and Auckland house prices are at an all-time record due partly to the pandemic as sales rally post-lockdowns and people upgrade their homes where they're spending more time.Last month's new national record median of $675,000... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Real Estate Institute, NZ Auckland

Covid 19 coronavirus: Latest India-Auckland repatriation charter flight ready for take-off

The operator of a private charter flight due to leave India for Auckland asks all passengers to produce negative Covid-19 tests before being boarding.Auckland travel firm Sehion Tours is chartering a Singapore Airlines A350-900... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, India, Auckland, Singapore Airlines, India Auckland, Sehion Tours

Spending in August dives - signalling trend for rest of the year

Retail spending on electronic cards fell by 7.9 per cent in August, in line with economist forecasts, following Auckland's move back into alert level 3.The sharp drop in spending in the month was centred around a pull back in spending... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland

Spending in August down 8% - weak economic outlook forecast ahead of Christmas

Retail spending on electronic cards fell by 7.9 per cent in August, in line with economist forecasts, following Auckland's move back into alert level 3.The sharp drop in spending in the month was centred around a pull back in spending... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland

Hamilton real estate agencies fined $4m for price fixing by High Court

Two Hamilton real estate agencies have been fined $4 million for price fixing.The High Court at Auckland ordered Lodge Real Estate Limited (Lodge) to pay $2.1m and Monarch Real Estate Ltd (Monarch) to pay $1.9m for breaching the... [Author: [email protected]]
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New Zealand mental health crisis as Covid stretches a struggling system

Health workers and older people among those bearing brunt of added pressure brought by coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealanders are experiencing more depression and anxiety since the coronavirus lockdown, doctors say, despite the country leading the world in its battle against the pandemic.New Zealand has been lauded for its effective management of the virus, with most Kiwis returning to their normal routines following a strict seven-week lockdown in ...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Auckland, Coronavirus outbreak

ThoughtRiver nabs $10M to speed up deal-making with AI contract review

ThoughtRiver, a London-based legaltech startup that’s applying AI to speed up contract pre-screening, has announced a $10 million Series A round of funding led by Octopus Ventures. Existing seed investors Crane, Local Globe, Entrée Capital, Syndicate Room, and angel investor Duncan Painter also participated in the round. The UK startup is one of a number applying AI to automate work that would otherwise be done by legal professions with the aim of boosting operational efficiency. Other startups ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Auckland, Octopus Ventures, Natural Language Processing, Singtel, Duncan, NLP, Legaltech

Photos from 10 countries around the world show why most Americans say they are 'embarrassed' by the US coronavirus response

Infection rates in China and New Zealand are so low that people can get cheek-to-cheek without risking much. The same can't be said in the US. Getty Images Countries like China and New Zealand have learned how to dance effectively with the coronavirus, minimizing and controlling their outbreaks. But the US has not, and still carries the unenviable distinction of tallying the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country, and the most deaths.  Here's a glimpse into 9 other countries a...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Cdc, France, China, India, New York City, Africa, US, America, Trends, Senegal

New Zealand election campaign starts, Ardern seeks mandate

In August, Ardern delayed the poll by a month as Auckland, with nearly a third of New Zealand's 5 million people, was in lockdown due to a coronavirus resurgence. Ardern, who became the world's youngest female leader in 2017, holds huge appeal after her decisive response to the pandemic and handling of last year's shooting by a white supremacist at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand's worst mass murder. New Zealand has fared much better than most countries during the pandemic, but the Au...
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