EXCLUSIVE: Pack your bags! Scott Morrison wants travel bubbles established with New Zealand, Japan and Pacific islands BEFORE Christmas – and lockdown-loving premiers are the only obstacle

‘We are seeing many, many jobs being lost across the country and they will continue to be lost in our travel and tourism sector and many lives disrupted, especially in cross-border communities if we don’t get a common approach.’

New Zealand’s ruling party plans higher tax for top earners if re-elected

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Jacinda Ardern’s ruling Labour Party said it would raise taxes for top income earners if it is returned to power in the polls next month, as the government looks to pay off debt accumulated due to its COVID-19 pandemic response.

New Zealand’s ruling party plans higher tax for top income earners

WELLINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Jacinda Ardern’s ruling Labour Party plans a new higher tax rate of 39% for people earning over NZ$180,000 ($118,908) and promised no further tax hikes next term if it is re-elected in the Oct. 17 poll, the party said on Wednesday.

‘We couldn’t be more excited to be headed back’: Avatar set to reopen production in New Zealand after shutdown due to coronavirus

‘Our #Avatar sets are ready – and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week,’ he wrote on the social media site. ‘Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and the Picador jetboat (top) – can’t wait to share more.’

‘I literally weep’: anguish as New Zealand’s National Library culls 600,000 books

“I am appalled by what seems to be a very narrow definition of New Zealand and what makes up our history and stories,” she says. “In some regards books are now being seen as out of date, old-fashioned and not useful any more. But paper lasts, if it is taken care of, for a long […]

France, Japan, New Zealand warn of sudden spike in Emotet attacks

In the recent campaigns that targeted France, Japan, and New Zealand, Emotet appears to have used Windows Word documents (.doc) and password-protected ZIP archive files as the malicious email attachments, attacks that have been seen targeting companies in other countries as well.

One in 14 employees report high risk of losing jobs in New Zealand

At a national level this represented 185,000 workers. A further 18 percent, or 468,000, felt there was a medium chance, while 4 percent, or 105,000, stated they did not know what their job security was going to be over the following year, it said.

How Taika Waititi is keeping his kids entertained in managed isolation in New Zealand

While Waititi has not revealed what he is doing back in the country, his former wife, producer Chelsea Winstanley, said in a recent interview with Ensemble she had already returned to New Zealand to make a documentary and the girls would join her “when their dad’s work on Thor: Love and Thunder in Australia gets […]

Why isn’t New Zealand among the countries offering serious travel incentives?

Subsidising Kiwis’ domestic travel could be an option, particularly while our borders remain closed to the international visitors many tourism businesses relied on. If the Government foots part of the bill for our breaks, we are more likely to go away, stay away longer and spend more at local businesses in the process. We take […]

FOREX-Dollar steadies after U.S. jobs report, focus shifts to ECB meeting

The U.S. Labour Department report on Friday showed that U.S. employment growth slowed and permanent job losses increased as government funding started running out, raising doubts on the sustainability of the economy’s recovery. Still, the jobless rate fell to 8.4% from 10.2% in July.