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2018 a record year for spending on groceries and booze already

12 Apr 2018 (Thu) - 12 May 2018 (Sat) - 12 April 2018

Shops had to shut for much of Easter weekend but the long weekend may have boosted spending on food and alcohol this year.

Hotels, restaurant and food delivery services prosper following destructive storm

12 Apr 2018 (Thu) - 12 May 2018 (Sat)

New Zealand Herald - 12 April 2018

Auckland storm refugees looking for a hotel room tonight could be out of luck. Several hotels who spoke with the Herald said they were already at capacity this week, even before the storm struck.

Employment law battle reaches Parliament

11 Apr 2018 (Wed) - 11 May 2018 (Fri)

Newsroom Pro - 11 April 2018

The battle over employment law changes has made its way to Parliament, with two opposing sides telling politicians they will either be a boon or a bust for the country. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

City councillors do U-turn, decide against new Christchurch alcohol policy for now

5 Apr 2018 (Thu) - 5 May 2018 (Sat) - 5 April 2018

City councillors have U-turned on creating a Christchurch alcohol policy by deciding not to pursue a new version of the controversial plan for the time being.

Legal costs scuttle Far North booze battle

5 Apr 2018 (Thu) - 5 May 2018 (Sat)

Northland Age - 5 April 2018

An attempt to curb liquor sale hours, and reduce the harm caused by alcohol in the Far North, has been abandoned due to fears that lawyers' bills of more than $180,000 so far will keep climbing.

Reduced sports at Golden Oldies means smaller payout for Christchurch

3 Apr 2018 (Tue) - 3 May 2018 (Thu)

Dominion Post - 3 April 2018

The Golden Oldies sports festival under way in Christchurch will bring an estimated $15 million to the city and region, less than half of what was first expected.

Tourism growing in Manawatu-Whanganui region

2 Apr 2018 (Mon) - 2 May 2018 (Wed)

Manawatu Standard - 2 April 2018

Palmerston North and the Manawatu-Whanganui region may not be what people think of for a glamorous getaway, but visitors are increasingly flocking to the region for more practical reasons.

Struggling Christchurch businesses fear a quiet Easter as visitors go elsewhere

28 Mar 2018 (Wed) - 28 Apr 2018 (Sat) - 28 March 2018

Cash-strapped central Christchurch businesses fear the city is being left behind as major events and out-of-town visitors go elsewhere for yet another holiday weekend.

Kaikohe pensioner loses bid to cut liquor sale hours

28 Mar 2018 (Wed) - 28 Apr 2018 (Sat)

New Zealand Herald - 28 March 2018

A Kaikohe man has lost his bid to reduce alcohol sales hours in the Far North. Late last year retired farmer Shaun Reilly, 83, took on the combined might of the alcohol industry and the Far North District Council.

Ed Sheeran concert influx - Dunedin's new gold rush

27 Mar 2018 (Tue) - 27 Apr 2018 (Fri) - 27 March 2018

The 19th century Otago gold rush once made Dunedin New Zealand's largest city and now it's preparing for another boom.

Thousands of Auckland homeowners face big rate hikes for renting out their homes on sites like Airbnb and Bookabatch

27 Mar 2018 (Tue) - 27 Apr 2018 (Fri)

TVNZ - 27 March 2018

Auckland Council says many short-term rental providers are operating as businesses and ought to be paying commercial rates.

Retracing the region where craft brewing hopped up and ran with it

26 Mar 2018 (Mon) - 26 Apr 2018 (Thu)

New Zealand Herald - 26 March 2018

Once upon a time, a few decades back, there was a brewery in Hawke's Bay.A brewery ��� just the one ��� and it was called Leopard and sat on the edge of central Hastings.

Tourism industry concerned as visitor charge looms

Rotorua Daily Post - 27 November 2017

A proposed charge on international visitors to New Zealand is unnecessary and possibly unworkable, a tourism industry group says.Labour campaigned on charging international visitors a $25 per trip levy, with 60 per cent of funds

Record 38,000 people coming to Stadium for Peru playoff tomorrow

ScoopNZ - 9 November 2017

News from WREDA The All Whites FIFA World Cup playoff against Peru on Saturday is expected to pump $8 million into the local economy. Close to 38,000 people will pack into Westpac Stadium for the match. More than 40 per cent of the tickets were sold to people outside the Wellington region. Kick off time...
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