One NZ to lay off unspecified number of staff early next year video

One NZ chief executive, Jason Paris, says the telco is “in good shape” despite planning to lay off some staff early next ...

5:01 PM  Chief executive Jason Paris says the telco is "in good shape" but needs to position itself for the future.

How to have a cheap summer holiday video

How can you have a cheap summer holiday?

Last summer, the cost of living was ramping up, now it’s well and truly biting. So how can you still enjoy your summer?

Ask Susan: Are other people's first-home withdrawals shortchanging me? video

Susan Edmunds is Stuff’s Money Editor.

I have come to the conclusion that maintaining hardship and first-home withdrawal clauses affects other KiwiSavers negatively in achieving their retirement savings goals. Am I right?

Here's what the government plans for NZ's housing supply video

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Housing market. Generic houses in Wellington

The coalition has outlined big changes ahead to the policies that could drive the supply of housing. But what does that mean to the average Kiwi?

Leaked document shows RNZ planning 'new digital experience' video

A leaked document shows Radio New Zealand is planning a “new digital experience” aimed at a younger audience. (File photo)

The broadcaster previously said it would not plough funds from a $26 million boost in public money into areas where media was already strong.

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Taranaki hospitality businesses not feeling so festive

Ron Trigg of Mike's Bistro Brewery in New Plymouth said things were tough in hospitality in the lead up to Christmas.

While the bells may be ringing out for Christmas day, the tills of New Plymouth’s hospitality businesses are not.

Retirement villages straddle line between care and services video

It’s not just the residents who have a financial interest in villages.

OPINION: Our current system is a consumer-shambles as two regimes often overlap.

'Roof shout' hosted for $250m skyscraper in Auckland CBD

Developer Ninety-Four Feet hosted a capping ceremony for the soon to be completed Indigo hotel and "sky residences" at ...

The building will feature a hotel and 30 luxury apartments that will have access to a concierge and valet service.

Buzz, but without alcohol this summer video

Kelly Blomfield decorates an alcohol-free ‘classic margarita’ drink at her bar Altered in Invercargill.

If you want to go booze-free this summer, the options are limitless, says an alcohol-free bar owner.

Summit to look at ways to 'rejuvenate' Nelson's CBD video

A summit will be held in March to discuss ideas to rejuvenate Nelson’s CBD.

There are a lot of ideas about revitalising the CBD - a summit held by the city council next March will look to crystallise those.

Green light for next stage of Theatre Royal upgrade?

A computer sketch from March 21, 2023, of how Timaru's Theatre Royal and Heritage Hub development Stafford St frontage ...

The latest cost estimates and drawings appear to have been given the green light – but it seems there are new concerns about the cost of the project.

Give parents $73 a week for kids until they are five: Unicef video

More should be done to maintain the progress on child poverty, Unicef says.

Put kids ahead of tax cuts, organisation says.

$40k paid in interest, for $44k drop in house value video

Wellington prices have been some of the hardest hit.

Numbers show how hard it is for people who bought at the peak of the market to even tread water.

Port Marlborough's 'fixed-price' deal as KiwiRail looks for extra iReX funding

Chief executive Rhys Welbourn, looking out over Picton harbour, says Port Marlborough is always looking to “deliver ...

Picton port boss doesn’t expect KiwiRail to come to him for more money as iReX "funding shortfall" identified.

Travel agent loses bid to overturn unjustified dismissal ruling video

Cruise-focussed travel agent Helloworld argued it should not have had to compensate two employees made redundant during ...

The Employment Court found Helloworld's consultation on a Covid-19 restructure was unfair and rushed and some dismissals were 'predetermined'.


Everything you need to know about what's planned for renters video

Changes are coming for tenants and investors.

A new government means changes ahead for tenants and landlords. Here's what you need to know about how that'll alter the rental market.

Here are the food products that have dropped in price video

Some good news for anyone stocking up on Christmas groceries – some things you’ll put in your trolley are cheaper now than they were a year ago.

What is working retail at Christmas like – and what does it pay? video

Reserve Bank talks tough: When will relief come for home loan borrowers? video


Businesses struggle with aftermath of Covid support video

Earthwoven uses a laboratory in Auckland.

Thousands have defaulted on loan that was intended to help through pandemic, but fell due just as inflation soared.

Why you should perfect the art of the follow-up

Sales meetings aren’t where most decisions are made, marketing strategist Rachel Klaver says.

OPINION: It doesn't matter how good your marketing is or how much advertising you're doing if you can't close a sale.

How embracing the vlog could boost your business

.Vlogs are the go-to format for influencers and influencer-style business owners, but anyone can use them. (File photo)

OPINION: Think video blogging is just for influencers? Think again.

Astin Parore, 20, with six-figure art business: 'Don't underestimate young people'

Astin Parore and mother Sally Ridge

Started during the first Covid lockdown, he has now brought on his mum Sally Ridge as creative director to help find more artists.

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Medical Assurance Society to pay $2.1 million penalty for misleading customers video

The Financial Markets Authority said more than 16,000 customers were overcharged or underpaid due to 'fundamental flaws' ...

The Financial Markets Authority said more than 16,000 customers were overcharged or underpaid due to 'fundamental flaws' in business systems.

NZ’s sustainability heroes

Pathfinder Asset Management, winner of the Supreme Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand award

The 2023 Sustainable Business Awards showcase NZ’s top sustainability achievements.

New company offers unlimited leave and sick leave video

Liam O'Neill of Hobbylords.

Liam O'Neill loves games, and also loves to see his employees happy. That is why they are offering unlimited leave and sick leave.

Connecting with tomorrow’s workforce

With 30 years of experience, seven physical venues across the country, and thousands of attendees, the NZ Careers Expo ...

SPONSORED: With businesses across Aotearoa contemplating a tight labour market, many are looking ahead for ways to future-proof their business.


$40k paid in interest, for $44k drop in house value video

Wellington prices have been some of the hardest hit.

Numbers show how hard it is for people who bought at the peak of the market to even tread water.

Property developer and pianist Kevin Carlin dies video

Kevin Carlin was the founder and builder of Queenstown's Carlin Boutique Hotel and intended it to be “beyond five star”.

He fled an abusive family as a teenager, became a private chef to the stars and then sold portable kitchens to the United States Army before moving to Queenstown.

Clubs of Marlborough offers whittled down to 'last two' video

The Clubs of Marlborough went on the market “as is where is” in October. The tender process closed on November 15.

The liquidator of the Clubs of Marlborough is “very close” to selecting his preferred buyer.

How the Government was held to ransom for a $37.8m bailout video

Documents show that developers The Neighbourhood Ormiston told KO they were on the brink of receivership.

Kāinga Ora paid up against Treasury advice, for fear of "reputational damages" the debacle could cause the KiwiBuild programme.

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Why you should perfect the art of the follow-up

Sales meetings aren’t where most decisions are made, marketing strategist Rachel Klaver says.

OPINION: It doesn't matter how good your marketing is or how much advertising you're doing if you can't close a sale.

Sluggish Black Friday continues retail's struggles video

Shoppers in Albany on Black Friday.

OPINION: It's becoming clear that people are now buying less than they were in 2022 as prices continue to rise.

Top 10 songs that tell the story of 2023 in music

Lorde performs at Neudorf Winery in Upper Moutere as part of her Solar Power tour.

OPINION: I don’t know about you, but I found 2023 even harder than last year.

What my marathon effort can teach you about personal finance video

Hannah McQueen took part in the New York marathon.

OPINION: I realised I wasn’t going to hit my target using a DIY approach so I either needed to do something about it or withdraw.

nz farmer

Do your research before planting a 24m tree in your garden video

When the cone dries, the seeds can be shaken out. The edible kernel is encased in a hard shell and has to be cracked ...

The pine nut seedling looked lonely and pathetic sitting on the $5 bargain - but there was a very good reason why it was there.

Shearing world record holder poised for shot at another in Te Anau

Centre, Sacha Bond (Ngāi Tūhoe) will attempt to break the 9-hour Solo Strong Wool Lambs Shearing world record this ...

Piopio's Sacha Bond is already a world record holder, but later this month she will seek another in the brutal world of endurance shearing.

Vessel seized after deception by fisherman video

Nelson District Courthouse. Generic/ file / high court/ youth court/

Judge tells fisherman his story didn't make sense and "smells like fish that has been left in a hold for a couple of weeks".

Meatworks defends environmental responsibility

A 2019 view of the Alliance Group’s Smithfield meatworks, which is bordered by Te Ahi Tarakihi Creek in the foreground, ...

The company which operates a meatworks on the edge of a coastal marine area maintains it takes responsibility towards looking after the environment "extremely seriously".

green business

A plane fuelled by fat and sugar has crossed the Atlantic Ocean video

Virgin Atlantic said the test flight Tuesday (local time) from London to New York was powered only by sustainable ...

The Virgin Atlantic flight used only sustainable aviation fuel in a flight from London to New York.

Iconic brands fail Auckland Zoo app test for sustainable palm oil video

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Major food brands that contain orangutan-unfriendly palm oil.

Auckland Zoo's new shopping app gives some iconic Kiwi brands the thumbs down. But companies say it's being too harsh.

Fonterra pledges to make milk production 30% greener by 2030 video

Stock Photo - Splash of milk from the glass on a blue background Image ID : 9074243 background, blue, closeup, crown, ...

New Zealand's biggest emitter wants farmers to use less fertiliser, plant trees and introduce new tech. But there’s no commitment to reward those that do, yet.

Milk sheds are quietly leaking a greenhouse gas you probably haven’t heard of video

After raw milk is collected, it is often chilled by planet-heating gases that can leak from older machines.

Many farms' most powerful greenhouse gas comes from a milk-chilling machine, not a cow. But new cost-saving tech could fix that.


Pressure mounts on Government to help families of NZ citizens escape Gaza conflict

Pressure is on the Government to change its position on helping families of New Zealand citizens in Gaza. Chris Luxon, ...

New Zealand stepped up during the Kabul evacuation and in the Ukraine war, so why not now, asks the Opposition, and thousands of people in a petition.

NZ family plead for government help getting relatives out of Gaza warzone

Six year old Samia (left) is now trapped in Gaza without medication, and little food and water, while her family flee to ...

Her family includes a six-month-old and three other children under 8. Fearing for their lives, Alya Hammad wants to know why the government won't help get them out.

Elon Musk tells boycotting advertisers to 'go f... yourself'

(File photo) Elon Musk, who owns Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX, speaks at the Vivatech fair, June 16, 2023, in Paris.

In a profanity-laced outburst, Elon Musk has slammed advertisers that have left X, warning they will kill the social media platform.

What happened at OpenAI? The Sam Altman saga, explained

Sam Altman was ousted from ChatGPT-maker OpenAI, the company he co-founded and then brought back in.

Over the course of a dramatic five days for the booming artificial intelligence industry, the prominent AI leader Sam Altman was ousted from ChatGPT-maker OpenAI.

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