Opinion and Analysis

Investing trust in company shares

Tougher regulation has been designed to clamp down on excessive risk.

OPINION: Are shares evil? My friend thinks so.

Demanding more from government

Rod Oram says President Trump and his economic and trade advisers are living in a fantasy world.

OPINION: IMF member countries made decisions that will profoundly shape our world.

$53m on Dubai expo well spent

Mike O'Donnell - New Zealand really punches above its weight in the UAE.

OPINION: The price tag for being at Dubai's World Expo is a no brainer, Mike O'Donnell writes.

How to be financially free

Don't spend lots of money on your wine collection.

OPINION: People who set themselves up for a great retirement tend to have these things in common.

Check you're protected

Tim Fairbrother's nine fundamental steps to achieve financial health.

Do you have a solid financial plan in place to create, protect and grow your wealth?

Ask Kevin: We're selling, what now?

Kevin Lampen-Smith says it's important that vendors know what they are doing when they sign up a real estate agent.

What do we need to know about working with a real estate agent?

Economy needs immigration

Wellington Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Milford.

OPINION: Being able to hire someone with the necessary skills is essential for business.

Knowing when to fold 'em

Pattrick Smellie says efforts to make transmission pricing fairer are a failed experiment.

OPINION: An embarassing blunder leaves Electricity Authority in a difficult spot.

Now or never for rental quality

Rental homes are twice as likely to have poorly-maintained features than owner-occupied buildings, according to a survey.

The market is hot, the incentives are there. If the standard of rental properties doesn't improve now, it never will.

Sleeping (around) on the job

Susan Hornsby-Geluk: Fox must also shoulder some blame for O'Reilly's behaviour.

What we can learn from the sacking of a Fox News host for sexual harrassment.

Workforce ageism is thriving

It's time to lay bare that dirty, big and open secret that ageism doesn't just exist.

OPINION: At 62, it appears that I am on the workforce scrap heap.

Immigration suppressing pay rates

Telani Esene, left, Kristine Bartlett and Eneata Apineru celebrate their historic pay equity.

OPINION: New Zealand's immigration settings are keeping Kiwis out of jobs, suppressing pay rates and impacting house prices.

Buying into a memory

Sue Allen - nostalgia and premium prices seem to go together.

OPINION: What do Kate Moss, Nokia phones and LadyBird books have in common? Time and again, nostalgia sells.

Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

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Phil Cantwell comes from a sheep and beef farming background but made ...

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Viva la CBD

Justin Kean ..

City lover Justin Kean explains why city centres will always have their place.

Cash is king of the investment realm

Cash comes into its own when investment conditions deteriorate.

OPINION: in a market downturn, cash is king. But it's not so regal in good investment times,

Lessons in selling from the Amazon model

Amazon has proved to be a global success with its quick and convenient e-commerce model.

OPINION: What does Amazon's arrival in Australia mean for key bricks and mortar retail categories in NZ?

Inflation's threat to mortgages

Higher tax on cigarettes and alcohol have helped drive up the cost of living.

OPINION: The economy is moving back to some semblance of normality and so should interest rates.

Making a pact with nature

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OPINION: Let's remake our relationship with nature.

Grabbing the reins of disruption

Beetles and Kombis were so successful, they were in production for decades, teaching us a thing or two about disruption.

OPINION: Kombi was a disruptor, and new currency system Blockchain could be the same.

To the workplace sleazes video

The US Fox News channel dropped its top anchor Bill O'Reilly following a review of sexual harassment claims against him.

OPINION: "Some people are leg men, some are breast men," said an old boss of mine. Then it got creepier.

Ticket resellers under spotlight

One fan was upset at being charged ten times the original price for Adele tickets.

OPINION: Consumer NZ is joining an international investigation into websites that cash in on fans' disappointment.

Separating? Don't do this

Liz Koh says it's inevitable that your lifestyle will have to change if you split from your partner.

OPINION: Splitting up is never easy, here's how you can avoid making it any harder.

The trouble with 'swimmable'

Beef cattle roam along a Bay of Plenty river bed.

OPINION: A new report rams home the complexity of cleaning up our dirty rivers, says Pattrick Smellie.

Getting more from tech

Kirk Hope is the chief executive of BusinessNZ.

Opinion: New Zealand's tech sector is diversifying, but we need to get more of it.

Time to throw Wicked on the barbie?

Some Wicked Campers vans sport drug messages but others are said to be indecent, sexist or degrading to women.

OPINION: Wicked Campers is making a mockery of attempts to curb the use of offensive slogans on its vans.

The minefield of microchipping

Fancy one of these in your hand, instead of a swipe card?

OPINION: A Swedish company has started implanting workers, but convenience also brings concerns.

One good step, hundreds to go

Lower Hutt aged care worker Kristine Bartlett was the face of a campaign for equal pay.

OPINION: Better pay for aged-care workers is a win but what about all the other female-dominated professions still paid a pittance?

Equal pay settlement could lead the way

John Ryall says the Government stepped up to the plate to negotiate a settlement with sector unions because it was the ...

OPINION: Perhaps it is time to look at a fairer way to set wages in New Zealand.

How marketers took Easter

Cas Carter hardly recognises modern Easter for anything other than a marketing paradise.

OPINION: Hardware stores and garden centres have become 'essential services' during the Easter break.

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