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

‘We’ve got everybody – everybody at Weta Digital and Lightstorm – working from home to the extent that that is possible,’ he said. ‘There’s a very good chance that our shoot might be delayed a couple of months, but we can still do it. So that’s good news.’

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

Janiewski says books written by New Zealanders but published overseas are also heading for the slush pile, as are the back stories of New Zealand’s vast immigrant and diaspora population. Herself a migrant, Janiewski describes the country as a nation of immigrants: “We have never lived in isolation.”

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

Security Top exploits used by ransomware gangs are VPN bugs, but RDP still reigns supreme Free photos, graphics site Freepik discloses data breach impacting 8.3m users Best security keys in 2020: Hardware-based two-factor authentication for online protection Best password managers for business in 2020: 1Password, Keeper, LastPass, and more Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy […]

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?

“From the get-go, our mission has been to protect jobs, and to do this we needed to be creative, brave and try things that no government has ever done before… I want to thank everyone, from restaurant owners to waiters, chefs and diners, for embracing it and helping drive our economic recovery.”

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.