Electronic card spending rose a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent in the core retail industries in December 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was the third consecutive monthly increase.
Sevens Wellington general manager Marty Donoghue confirmed today the Fiji sevens team will remain a key feature of the February 7-8 tournament at Westpac Stadium.
Early January is a time of great promise and excitement for many business operators as they picture what could be a year of big achievements. Astute operators harness this momentum to define and refine their New Year’s resolutions and business goals.
As the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Nelson man Leo Lipp-Neighbours approaches Police are continuing to investigate information being received from the public.
By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ
Fonterra Brands NZ is today conducting a voluntary recall of 300ml and 500ml bottles of Anchor and Pams fresh cream with a best before date of 21 January 2014, distributed in the North Island from Northland to Turangi, including Gisborne.
For the fourth year running, New Zealanders are being challenged to give up alcohol for the month of February to raise money and support young people and their families with alcohol and other drug problems.
Officers working on the Whetu Hansen homicide inquiry are eager to locate Mr Hansen's dog Henry who is believed to have been with him at the time of his disappearance.
Two of Christchurch's popular outdoor swimming pools, located at Jellie Park and Halswell, have had their summer opening dates pushed back.
Researchers from Massey University (New Zealand) and the University of Southampton (United Kingdom) have undertaken the first systematic large-scale evaluation of the public reaction to climate engineering. The work is published in Nature Climate Change this week (January 12, 2014).
Two young road cycling standouts get their chance back on the track after being included in the BikeNZ team to contest next week’s final UCI World Cup in Mexico.
The Internet domain name expansion is now in progress and web users internationally are about to witness the release of hundreds of new domain name extensions (gTLDs), such as .BIKE, .ESTATE and .CAMERA and many others.
Veteran champion shearer David Fagan showed he was again prepared to go more than the extra mile in a day-long journey which reaped two more victories at the weekend.
New Zealand travellers can now fly all the way by A380 from Auckland direct to Switzerland with the addition of Zurich to Emirates’ A380 network.
By Philip Duncan, WeatherWatch
From Auckland to Dunedin to Southland people are writing in to WeatherWatch.co.nz asking "What has happened to summer" following two fairly average to below average weeks of weather.
Rugby league supporters and fans will get the chance to welcome all 16 NRL club teams to Auckland for the first time on Valentine’s Day (14 February) at Aotea Square, Auckland.
Your favourite lake may look picturesque, calm and inviting but beware what lurks beneath - aliens are on the attack.
Aquatic plants in lakes are a natural and important part of lake communities and provide many benefits to fish, wildlife, water quality and people.
By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ
The writing is on the wall and it’s splashed there in big, orange lettering.
Wynyard Group (NZX:WYN), a leading provider of critical threat assessment and advanced crime analytics software, announced today it has delivered on its 2013 revenue target. Wynyard Group completed an initial public offering (IPO) and floated on the New Zealand Stock Exchange on 19 July 2013.
Thousands of Aucklander’s are missing out on lower electricity bills due to locking themselves into long term, fixed price contracts.
Mercury's three year fixed contract, offered in 2010, imposed about a 9 per cent price increase on the standard Mercury rate.