Tourism wants GST share

International tourists pumped $14.5b into the economy in the year to March.

The Government has collected $2.8b in GST from visitors and the tourism industry wants a share of the money.

Tourism spend hits $34b

Tourism now generates 5.6 per cent of GDP.

Nearly eight per cent of Kiwi work force now directly employed in tourism as visitor spending hits new high.

Xero boss supporting founders

Xero chief executive Rod Drury will be hosting the FounderCon NZ conference in Wellington in November.

Business founders are putting their heads together to create a forum.

Omakau named NZ's top country pub

Omakau owners Stacey Stevenson and Michael Thomas, pictured in front, with regulars, from left, Richard White, and Tony ...

Central Otago has New Zealand's best country pub - an establishment that delivers food to sick clients, leftovers to bachelors and drives 600km to get patrons home.

Wedding venue gets local push

Wedding celebrant Val McSkimming, photographer Peter Andrews, florist Lynda Galt, Jan Rutherford of the Ancient Briton ...

Business people from florists to tavern owners collaborate to promote Maniototo as a wedding destination.

New Wanaka lodge opposed

View of Lake Wanaka with Ruby Island.

Lodge for sports clinics, executive and artistic retreats and weddings is a great idea in the wrong location, opposer says.

South Port appoints new director

Claire Kearney

South Port's new director says the company has the opportunity to support regional growth.

The last Christmas

Christmas Magic owner Shona Tippett is closing her much-loved Christmas Store after 18 years.

This Christmas will be the last one for all-year round Christmas shop, Christmas Magic.

'Sad day' for Pumpkin Patch

A lack of capital was putting the company at risk, according to a notice on the NZX.

The NZ children's clothing company has too much debt and is struggling to stay afloat.

Former AB's Kiwigarden

Kiwigarden strawberry yoghurt drops, a snack aimed for children, was a finalist in the NZ Food awards.

A former All Black captain and his wife building freeze dried snack business.

Invercargill 'needs a heart'

Zookeepers Cafe owner Paul Clark says the cafe has been on Tay St for 24 years and would benefit from the opening of the ...

Invercargill CBD rejuvenation - "We just need to get on with it".

Healthy snack box delivery

Good Grazing snack boxes includes a variety of snacks such as triple nut banana bars, protein balls, kalamata olive ...

Most of us have experienced the 3pm slump, where we reach for the chocolate to stave off hunger, only to regret it later.

Job for 'non-whingers' inundated video

Duane Trafford has been inundated with CVs after posting an ad offering a 'bloody job'.

It's a hard road finding the perfect employee, but an Otago man may have cracked it.

Gym members demand refunds

Configure Express in Papakura closed in August but members are still waiting on refunds.

Members of a women's gym in Auckland say they are still waiting for refunds, more than two months after it closed.

South Port reports from AGM

South Port New Zealand Ltd achieved a record profit, volume and dividend for the 2016 financial year.

South Port New Zealand has responded well to growth, its chairman says. 

Older directors have to step down

Blue Sky Meats chairman Graham Cooney has stepped down, along with two other directors.

An age-clause has forced three directors to withdraw from the board table of of a Southland-based meat processing company.

Votes to halt Shelly Bay sale

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

The future of Wellington's Shelly Bay is uncertain after opponents challenged its sale.

Whingers need not apply

Duane Trafford is after pest control staff, but no whingers need apply.

You'll get wet and cold, and there's no cell coverage, but it's a "bloody job" and the boss is "not your mother".

Consultation on retail card payments begins

Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith has released an issues paper on retail payment systems for ...

The Government is calling for public input into its investigation credit card charges.

Southland economy looking upwards

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler was in Invercargill on Wednesday to talk with business leaders about Southland ...

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says retail sales growth in Southland is better than the rest of New Zealand.

Chef crisis to worsen in Queenstown

The experience of going out and eating a good meal is in jeopardy with visa restrictions making it tough for smaller ...

Who's going cook Kiwis a feed if we don't have overseas workers? asks the hospitality industry.

110 jobs at risk

Silver Fern Farms CEO Dean Hamilton.

Workers in Wairoa and Southland will be affected if Silver Fern Farms closes two meat processing sites.

55 sections sold in 3 hours

First-time home buyers Thomas Potmeer and Brittany Dumbar say they would have left Queenstown if they couldn't find ...

Queenstown couple living in a 30sq m room will finally have their own house after joining buyers at a large development.

Mitre 10's 'bye bye' to Fly Buys

Mitre 10 will withdraw from Fly Buys early next month in favour of an exclusive partnership with Air New Zealand Airpoints.

Mitre 10 joins retailers axing Fly Buys rewards in favour of Air New Zealand Airpoints.

Navigating the property market

Jess and Isaac Thurlow  with their house in Invercargill.

When Jess and Isaac Thurlow bought their first home together, many of their friends were enjoying their OEs.

Ngai Tahu Tourism riding high gallery video

Dart Stables owners Jenny and Peter Davies (R) are handing the reins to Ngāi Tahu Tourism chief executive Quinton Hall (L).

Ngai Tahu Tourism will add spectacular horse treks to its growing number of Queenstown visitor experiences.

Supermarket obesity pledge

New Zealand has the third worst childhood obesity rate in the OECD.

Major retailers sign up to extend official health rating system, as part of drive to cut childhood obesity.

Adventurer sets new business course

Wanaka adventurer Bob McLachlan, second from right, with Franck Bocamy, of Wanaka, Kate Baxter of Queenstown, and Cat ...

Property maintenance man sells his lawn mowers to work as an adventure planner and outdoors guide.

Leaky building action go-ahead

Tracey Cridge and Mark Unwin outside their leaky Wellington home, which they believe is due to the use of HardieTex.

Leaky building owners get High Court permission to proceed with a class action against James Hardie.

Farmers' market season again

Cromwell Farmers' Market vendor Graeme Budge from Wild Thyme Gourmet.

Warmer weather has heralded the return of Central Otago's popular farmers' markets.

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