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Revolutionising the NZ music industry

Jam Space founders Noel Mohandoss and Matt Insul started the online platform after feeling frustrated about how tedious ...

It started with three musicians fed up with the status quo.

Food for thought

Auckland chef Michael Van de Elzen

The Good Food Boost competition begins this week, looking for sustainable businesses.

Women's career realities

The Women's Career Realities and Aspirations survey showed more than 40 per cent of women felt they were behind schedule ...

Nearly half of women in management feel their career is lagging male colleagues' because of family demands.

Pop-ups key for retailers

Best Ugly national operations manager Jeremy Coombes says using pop-up opportunities helps build rapport with new customers.

More than 1000 people visited ANZ's market day, where 21 businesses popped up for three hours to sell goods.

Sephora NZ problems continue

The French company started delivering to New Zealand after Singapore-based beauty site Luxola's New Zealand arm became ...

The global beauty brand remains tight-lipped about delays in orders as more disappointed customers come forward.

Coke targets foodies

A Coke with that chicken tortilla soup? Coca-Cola targets 'foodies' as more people move away from fizzy.

As tastes change Coca-Cola is trying to flog more of its fizzy using a tricky marketing move.

Pop-up shop on a huge scale video

Lower Hutt New World is going to re-open as a pop-shop in a large marquee.

Supermarket closed by Queensgate quake risk is reformed as a massive 'pop up' shop.

'Starboy' faces bankruptcy

Party pill entrepreneur Matt Bowden could be made bankrupt.

Matt Bowden - a star player in New Zealand's legal high industry - could be made bankrupt.

More Kaikoura business support

Whale Watch Kaikoura general manager Kauahi Ngapora says the extended business support package will help pay his staff ...

Subsidies for quake-stricken Kaikoura business will now carry on until mid-March.

Die, mall, die

Last minute Christmas shopping at Westfield St Lukes shopping mall.

Customers are seriously falling out of love with the mall - is there any way to lure them back?

Guilty verdicts in corruption case

The alleged offending took place between 2006 and 2013 relating to roading project consultation contracts Projenz ...

Ex-Auckland council employee and roading contractor found guilty of corruption worth more than $1m.

Two iwi top financial table

Ngati Whatua Orakei chief executive Rangimarie Hunia, appointed in July this year.

Ngai Tahu has nearly tripled its assets to $1.5b in 10 years, making it one of the most financially successful iwi.

Swim coach's business sinks

Jane Hughes is closing Wakatipu Swim School after 22 years of teaching kids to swim in Queenstown.

She was consulted in the design of the Queenstown pool. But the council shut her out, killing off her swim school.

NZ ponzi scheme? $9m found

Paul Clifford Hibbs, pictured in 2011, is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.

Millions still missing after Kiwis invest big in company with ponzi scheme hallmarks, liquidators say.

Fairfax confirms bid

Fairfax Media is currently in the process of trying to merge with NZME.

An offer between $100m and $120m reportedly being made for Fairfax Media.

Shanton in receivership

Last year administrators closed 17 out of 37 Shanton stores. There are now just 13.

The Kiwi fashion label started more than 37 years ago but has been in trouble in recent years as it struggled to survive in the competitive apparel sector.

NZ's most remote businesses

The petrol station in Awakino entranced us with its remote location: turns out it's not alone.

They sit on the edge of NZ civilisation. Who works here, and why do they do it?

Demand for more data

The Pokemon Go craze has meant people want to be constantly connected to the virtual world.

As consumption of media increases, people are in need of more data.

Media merger under scrutiny video

Generic Fairfax/NZMR merger pic

Commerce Commission worries about editorial independence under future ownership.

China needs 100,000 pilots

Pilots could be tempted to China as lucrative offers are made to foreign pilots to keep up with recruitment demands.

Pilots in huge demand for next two decades as air travel expands in China.

No 'VSkyV' conference

The Commerce Commission has signalled concerns with Vodafone NZ's proposed merger with Sky TV.

Competition watchdog set to go straight to ruling on Sky-Vodafone merger, says spokesman.

Gault buys into Cocavo

Simon Gault says he loves the delicate flavour of Cocavo oil.

The company makes a product blended out of avocado and coconut oil.

Chinese marketers after pine oil

Two of Wilding & Co's partners, Michael Sly (left) and Mathurin Molgat, at the company's test still in Queenstown.

Three Queenstown pine oil entrepreneurs will host a 60-strong delegation of Chinese marketing experts later this week.

Business tech trends to watch

Virtual reality is expected to develop more into consumer applications and not just be thought of as a gaming tool.

Businesses can expect the likes of the internet of things and data analytics to keep developing in the new year.

Paper giants paint stark picture

Commerce Commission commissioners prepare to open Fairfax NZME merger talks.

Fairfax and NZME say regional paper circulation declining at rapid rates in NZ.

Foreign ownership in, NZ money out

JBWere says the ability for large KiwiSaver funds to buy the volumes they require in our market has natural limits.

Large KiwiSaver funds have "natural limits" in local markets.

Potential job losses at mill

The Kinleith Mill in Tokoroa is owned by Oji Fibre Solutions, a Japanese company who purchased the mill from Carter Holt ...

Up to 180 maintenance staff could lose their jobs at a South Waikato mill next year.

Free in-flight wine drying up?

A passenger is served a meal in Singapore Airlines' next generation business class cabin.

Asian airline that spoil passengers with free alcohol may have to kick the habit.

English urges 'human capital' focus

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English spoke at the Government Economics Network annual conference at Te Papa Museum on Tuesday.

Deputy Prime Minister says New Zealand's productivity continues to lag and urges investment in education.

Origin sells out of NZ

The spin-off company will hold a 50 per cent stake in the Kupe gas project

New company to list in Australia next year.

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