Weekly Digest – 26 April 2023

Weekly Digest – 26 April 2023

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward.

New Zealand’s Bed Bath & Beyond suffers from US chain’s demise

A New Zealand-based company, Bed Bath & Beyond, changed its name from Linen for Less to leverage the profile of the US homeware giant. However, with the US company’s recent decline, the New Zealand business is now facing negative consequences from being associated with its namesake’s demise.

Is Air NZ’s Koru Club worth it?

Stuff crunched the numbers to find out if investing in Air NZ’s $694 annual VIP pass to the Koru Programme, formerly known as the Koru Club, is worth it – the answer might surprise you.

One woman’s mission to increase generational financial literacy

Angela Meyer is Mercer New Zealand’s gender equity consultant and is leading a series of free workshops across the country for women. The Table’s campaign is titled Getting Financially Lit: What Your Grandma Wishes She Knew.

Lots of choice available for job hunters, but not if you’re looking for higher pay

The Seek NZ employment report indicates that job ads have increased by 1% month-on-month in March and are 19% higher than in February 2019. Recruiters warn that while it may be a good year to find a new job, job seekers may not be able to negotiate higher pay.

American Airlines to launch daily seasonal service between Auckland and Los Angeles

American Airlines, a founding member of Oneworld, will start a daily seasonal service between Auckland and Los Angeles from December 21 to March 3. This new route will complement American’s current daily flights between Auckland and its Dallas Fort Worth hub.

Kiwis most trusted brands revealed

Whittaker’s, Hato Hone St John, and Mitre 10 are among the most trusted brands in New Zealand, according to a recent survey by Reader’s Digest. This is the 24th year that the survey has been conducted.

Judge astonished by actions of man in tax evasion case

Stephen George Gibson Clark, a businessman from Bay of Plenty, has been sentenced to four-and-a-half months of home detention and ordered to pay $30,000 in reparations after claiming that his company was not subject to New Zealand law.

Debate sparked as interest in hosting Commonwealth Games grows amid cost of living challenges

Given the current economic pressure and cost of living crisis, New Zealand’s interest in hosting the Commonwealth Games has sparked debate about whether it is the right move for the country.

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