Govt mulls easing restrictions in level 2 alert regime

Gavin Evans
Wed, 20 May 2020

Gavin Evans
Wed, 20 May 2020
Options to ease restrictions on social gathering will be considered by the government on Monday as it looks for ways to get the economy moving. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the covid-19 alert system was flexible and the government will look to use different levers when it had confidence it could do so without risking the escalation in case numbers that some other countries have seen as they have lifted restrictions. Increasing the size of permitted gatherings – now limited to 10 people – over time was one option, as was reducing the...
Regulator sues ANZ over credit card insurance
Dan Brunskill | Fri, 05 Jun 2020

The Financial Markets Authority has filed High Court proceedings against ANZ Bank New Zealand, alleging it charged some customers for credit card repayment insurance policies that offered those custom...

MARKET OPEN: Profit taking may be the flavour of the day, US jobs data in focus
Rebecca Howard | Fri, 05 Jun 2020

Weaker offshore markets may spill over into New Zealand as investors look to lock in profits after several positive days. Wall Street is set to end its four-day rally ahead of the May non-farm payr...

Loss expected from NZ Steel on covid shutdown
Gavin Evans | Fri, 05 Jun 2020

BlueScope Steel’s New Zealand business could post its first half-yearly loss in four years on the back of the country’s strict covid-19 shutdown, Jarden analysts say. The New Zealand Steel and Paci...

Go local: Kiwi firms need your business to survive

Now, more than ever, Kiwis must support local businesses so they can keep Kiwis employed.

Telcos in lockdown, and beyond

Geoff Thorn, CEO, NZ Telecommunications Forum says modern connectivity was a major benefit during lockdown, so it’s important to ensure long term sustainability of the networks