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.

Effective tax rates in NZ, Aus and the UK

How do New Zealand's income tax rates stack up against those of countries our young emmigrees flock to? Here's a comparison of headline income tax rates in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Lower Income tax rates in 2010 Budget

The 2010 Budget has delivered substantial income tax rate cuts across the board, including a drop in the top tax rate to 33%. Changes come into effect as of 1 October 2010.

1.1% drop in unemployment - are salaries set to improve?

Despite statistics showing that wage growth has stalled, a surprise drop in the unemployment rate gives fuel to suggest that jobs and salaries may be on the way up.

Average wages in 2010 are going nowhere

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand this week show that average hourly earnings over the last few months have remained stubornly statice.

Expect a lower salary payment in April

The Government's ACC levy increases are set to kick in for workers and employers from 1 April 2010. The last couple of years have seen relatively big increases in ACC premiums.

Minimum wage to increase $0.25c

After much speculation and debate the Government has announced a small increase in the minimum wage, to come into effect as of 1 April 2010.

A Tax System for New Zealand's Future - TWG Report - Jan 2010

A summary of the Tax Working Group's (TWG) NZ tax reform recommendations, from the point of view of a New Zealand wage and salary earners

ACC levies to increase in April 2010

ACC levies will increase next year in order to compensate for a 57% increase in ACC claims over the last four years

Raising NZ Incomes - 2025 Taskforce, First Report

In order to catch the essence of the 2025 Taskforce recommendations from the point of view of a NZ salary or wage earner we've included a selective summary of the key points here.

Calculate your tax and kiwisaver payments

Eyeing up a new job and want to know how much cash you'll be left with after paying taxes? Just enter your gross annual salary into the box and click Calculate - then we'll present you with an overview of your tax and net salary.

Hays 2009 Salary Survey

The Hays 2009 Salary Survey shows some big changes in sentiment amongst employers, with 2009 salary increases tipped to be mute.

Employment drops but wages up

Statistics New Zealand's Quarterly Employment Survey shows a clear drop in employment over the past year, but so far wages are continuing to increase.

Average Earnings from wages and salaries 2003-2008

Based on information from Statistics New Zealand, the growth in average earnings from wages and salaries in the period 2003 to 2008 was higher than during the 5 year period to 2006.

New tax rates as of 1 April 2009

Changes to personal tax rates and income thresholds are coming into effect as of the tax year beginning 1 April 2009.

New tax rates as of 1 October 2008

A new set of personal tax rates are to be introduced as of 1 October 2008, along with increases in the tax bands from April 2010 and April 2011.

2008 Hays Salary Survey

Hays have released their 2008 Salary Survey for New Zealand and Australia, with salaries continuing to show strong growth in general.

Tax Rates on New Zealand salaries

Base tax rates on income for New Zealand residents is currently as follows...

Average Earnings from wages and salaries 2001-2006
Statistics New Zealand report that Average Earnings from wages and salaries in New Zealand were as follows.