New Zealand’s national carrier, which employs 12,500 people, said the announced number of layoffs was a “conservative” assumption, and that it could rise if the domestic lockdown and border restrictions were extended. File photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Air New Zealand said on Tuesday nearly a third of its employees, about 3,500 people, will be laid off in the coming months, as it grapples with sever(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf took up his role as Central Bank governor full time on September 1st. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was briefed by his officials to warn the new governor of the Central Bank to keep a close eye on costs, according(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, the incoming governor of the Central Bank, whose term as New Zealand treasury secretary ended in controversy. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has received a confidential review into the incoming governor of the Central Bank from the New Zealand governmen(...)

New Zealand’s treasury chief Gabriel Makhlouf:  he is due to become the Irish Central Bank’s new governor

The result of an inquiry into charges that incoming Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf misled the New Zealand government is expected la(...)

The New Zealand finance minister, Grant Robertson, expressed disappointment with treasury, but stopped short of calling for a resignation. Photograph: Mark Coote/ Bloomberg

Incoming Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf explained the way confidential details of the New Zealand government’s upcoming budget were taken from(...)

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden gestures to relatives of victims of the mosque attacks during the national remembrance service, at Hagley Park in Christchurch, last week. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

In the wake of the shock felt by millions after 50 innocent worshippers were gunned down in New Zealand on March 15, the name that is on everyone’s li(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  greets supporters during an AK Party  local election campaign rally in Izmir. Photograph: Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP/Getty Images

The New Zealand government has criticised Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after he repeatedly showed video footage of the Christchurch mosqu(...)

A report by the Economist in 2017 found New Zealand had the most unaffordable house prices in the world. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

The New Zealand government has banned the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers, saying New Zealanders were sick of being “tenants in our own land”(...)

Isa Nacewa (pictured) and Jamison Gibson-Park are to return to Ireland having been denied entry into South Africa due to visa regulations. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In an embarrassing scenario for Leinster and the newly expanded Guinness Pro 14, Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park have been denied entry to South Af(...)

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, in parliament on Monday, when he disclosed he may be a citizen of New Zealand. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/ EPA

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, may be ineligible to sit in the country’s parliament after it emerged he is a New Zealand citizen. (...)

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