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1300 apply to be Uber drivers

Uber has had an enthusiastic response to job advertisements in Christchurch but is yet to set a go date for the Garden City.

6:44 AM  More than 1300 have applied to be Uber rideshare drivers in Christchurch.

Craig Norgate dies

The ex-chief executive of Fonterra, Craig Norgate, has died in the UK at the age of 50.

Silicon Valley CEO's NZ love affair

Big chill good and bad


Plan for financially capable Kiwis

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell's national plan aims to make us all better money managers.

A national strategy has been devised to build more financially capable Kiwis.

Jewellery victims underpaid

Warring valuers are at odds over how to value lost antique jewellery.

Inland Revenue has spent $41,000 on a series of tax refund videos based on 1980s aerobics.

Cheesy ad boosts tax refunds video

A cheesy aerobics video ad campaign has led to Inland Revenue handing out an extra $50 million in tax refunds.

small business

NZ craft brewers go global

Yeastie Boys creative director Stu McKinlay has moved to Britain to oversee the company's brewing operation there.

Craft brewers producing overseas to reduce costs, improve quality.

High-flyer's tips for startups

Kiwi Victoria Ransom, who sold her business to Google, has some advice for Kiwi business owners.

Lucky Taco owners Sarah and Otis Frizzell are looking to raise $100,000 to get their products into supermarkets.

Crowdfunding key for tacos

Sarah and Otis Frizzell made a bold move to launch their range of taco kits and Mexican pickles.


Greece's last chance as cash runs out

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (left), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (second left), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (second right) and French President Francois Hollande (right) meet prior to a euro zone leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium.

Greek PM launches desperate bid to win fresh aid before his country's banks run out of money.

Bank staff sacked for mock beheading

Six British bank staff sacked after staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out.

A protester raises his fist during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in front of the Japanese parliament, last year.

Is a deal near in TPP talks?

Top officials from 12 Pacific nations negotiating a free-trade pact may be nearing a deal.

better business

How FOMO marketing works

New Zealand's Marmite shortage sparked a national crisis.

Marketers are seizing on our "fear of missing out" to sell products.

Govt 'complacent' on economy

Opposition parties are accusing the Prime Minister of complacency over the state of the economy, after John Key said there was no need to hit the panic button.

Victoria's Secret supermodels Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton, Adrian Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Chanel Iman pose during the "Incredible by Victoria's Secret" bra launch in New York

Reality sells lingerie

Victoria’s Secret is in danger of losing its customer base while Aerie soars after eschewing retouching.

opinion & analysis

Marketing basics for IT firms

Was the US$130,000 Tonga's Government spent on an advertorial in a magazine produced by US publisher Forbes marketing brilliance or a waste of money?

What marketing capability does your firm need?

Prioritise to push ahead

One of my favourite funny pictures of all time is of three Lego characters.

A referendum campaign poster that reads 'Yes (Nai)' is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads 'No (Oxi)' on it in Athens, Greece.

Greek dramas – lessons for New Zealand

OPINION: Our markets are at the mercy of global sentiment.


Gay marriage hasn't hurt NZ trade

Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce believes gay marriage could affect his country's trade with Asia.

New Zealand's trade with Asia has increased since same-sex marriage was legalised, rubbishing Aussie minister's claim.

Woman killed in farm accident

A 32-year-old woman has died after an incident on a Southland farm.

PGG Wrightson chief executive Mark Dewdney addressing the company's annual meeting in 2013.

Livestock division investigated

PGG Wrightson has been investigated by the Commerce Commission for breach of the Commerce Act.

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