As of 1 April 2016, the minimum wage for adult workers will increase from $14.75 to $15.25 per hour. This 50 cent increase is expected to directly benefit approximately 152,700 workers and will increase wages throughout New Zealand’s economy by $75 million per year.

The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will also increase from $11.80 to $12.20 per hour.

View the Beehive press release.