Salaries

Employees to save 17% on ACC levies from 1 April 2014

Earners' levy rates are dropping to $1.45 per $100 of liable earnings from 1 April 2014. The Earners' levy income cap is also being adjusted.

How to get a pay rise - a few simple steps

In order to ensure success it's important to do some research and to prepare your case for a pay rise in advance. Read this guide to improve your chances of getting a well-earned pay rise.

Minimum wage rises to $13.50/hour on 1 April 2012

New Zealand's minimum wage increases 3.85% to $13.50 per hour from the 1st of April 2012. That's an extra $17.93 per week cash-in-hand for someone working a standard 40 hour week.

ACC earners' levy reduces to 1.7% on 1 April 2012

NZ Salary and wage earners will receive more net pay from the 1st of April as the ACC earners' levy drops to 1.70% from 2.04%.

Tax changes set to hit KiwiSaver on 1 April 2012

Removal of the employer superannuation contribution tax (ESCT) exemption on 1 April 2012 will mean less cash in your KiwiSaver account.

Average earnings increase more than 2% over the year to December 2011

NZ Average weekly earnings increase 2.6% year on year in December 2011, with private sector earnings growing faster than public sector earnings.

Salaries nudge up just 1.3% over the year to September 2010

Average earnings continue to increase slowly after stalling earlier in the year.

Salaries edge up in June - back to September 2009 levels

Statistics New Zealand have released figures showing that average earnings have crawled higher over the last three months.