100 per cent vax rate among top business leaders

Dan Huggins, chief executive of BNZ, gets his second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

Every chief executive and board chair of NZ's leading 27 businesses has been vaccinated.

Businesses caught out as NZ Post limits parcel collection in Auckland

With pressure on its network not letting up, NZ Post is limiting the number and size of parcels it picks up in Auckland ...

Retailers are asking for patience from customers while they try to make other arrangements.

Landlord refuses tenants who are not white Kiwis video

An Auckland landlord allows only European tenants in her properties.

An Auckland woman is horrified her landlord told her the only reason she was allowed to rent a home in Remuera was because she initially thought she was European.

'Yeah, I resign': Worker wins employment dispute, paid $8k over Facebook comment

Authority member Claire English said a Facebook post was not sufficient evidence of a resignation. (FIle photo)

Ice cream store worker's grizzle on social media did not count as a resignation, and her dismissal was unfair, disputes tribunal rules.

What my rent decrease says about the housing market video

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Oscar Sims lives in the Metropolis apartment building in Auckland’s city centre.

OPINION: Nothing could prepare me for the most unexpected event of the decade - a rent decrease in Auckland.

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Fishing tycoon who wanted best for Whanganui

Pam Williams was hugely influential in the fishing industry.

Pam Williams was a formidable businesswoman both at home and overseas.

Medicinal herb study underway

Herb enthusiast Shonagh Hopkirk, Lepperton, is leading a project to investigate commercial medicinal herb production in ...

Herb growers and gardeners around Taranaki are taking part in a project that could spawn a new industry.

Three apps that can help ask, 'Are you OK today?'

Mike O’Donnell has found three local technology firms who offer truly useful services to help give this much needed push.

OPINION: I’ve found three local technology firms who offer truly useful services to help give this much needed push.

Foodstuffs cuts 'out of kilter' with support local

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North Island supermarket product cuts are hurting Nelson suppliers at a time when the country is being encouraged to support Kiwi businesses.

$5 Kmart dog toy 'nearly killed' Ellie the bulldog cross video

Ellie needed surgery to remove a lodged piece of dog toy.

A cheap plastic toy got lodged in Ellie's bowel. It cost her owner $1900 to save her life.

Netflix’s Squid Game is the best argument against Net Neutrality yet

The success of Netflix’s Korean-based hit show, Squid Game, led to South Korean Internet service provider SK Broadband ...

OPINION: Is it reasonable to ask Netflix and YouTube to pay for the bandwidth they so obviously dominate? Cold maths suggests they should.

More employers plan to ban non-vaccinated staff video

The Otiria Rugby Club in Moerewa, which has been turned into a vaccination centre.

Chief executives are joining the movement to ban non-vaccinated workers. More would join with confirmed government support, a survey shows.

Actor and winemaker Sam Neill selling his Gibbston vineyard video

Renowned Kiwi actor Sam Neill is selling his Gibbston vineyard.

Neighbours of the sought-after Queenstown site include Sir John Key and cricketer Brendan McCullum.

Air New Zealand adds quarantine-free flights to Sydney

Air New Zealand has bought eight new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and has the option to increase the order to 20.

From November 5 the airline will start with two flights per week, but they will only be quarantine-free one way.

Smelter site contamination results 'might cause concern for people' video

A Detailed Site Investigation preliminary report has been released into contamination of the Tiwai Point aluminium ...

Rio Tinto says some of its Tiwai Point site contamination results, as part of its closure preliminary study, might cause concern to people.

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Kiwis want choice with KiwiSaver video

Henry Ford famously said of his Model T that "any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as ...

OPINION: Over the last financial year, KiwiSaver fired on all cylinders but focusing just on fees could limit its future performance potential.

Air NZ receives additional $170 million in subsidies

The Government has pledged a further five months and up to $170 million in subsidies to support Air NZ to continue to transport air freight during Covid-19.

Uncertain timing of Govt's reopening plans leaves stock market's patience waning video

Abusive debt collection detailed in report video

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What I've Learned: Managing 40% year-on-year growth

Damon Kelly, founder of Enlighten Designs, says a vision for the future can help a business get through tough times when ...

A surprise roof leak taught the value of having a plan.

What is a brand philosophy and how do you express it?

Andrea Stevens is the director of the copywriting studio Folio. (File photo)

OPINION: Like brand purpose, brand philosophy adds a values-based dimension to your brand story – something personal and human that creates a richer connection.

Fancy a salad from a vending machine? video

Freshness is essential for food going into the Nature’s Fridge vending machines. The model requires that all food ...

Nature's Fridge is a small business hoping to change the face of vending machine meals.

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No 'tragedy' behind for lease signs

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Blenheim CBD on Easter Sunday. empty streets - Easter trading - Stat holidays.

It's not dying, but most agree Blenheims CBD "needs an infusion of new ideas" to bring it back to life.

Peter Beck backs car parts software

Levi Fawcett, co-founder and chief executive of Partly, says the company is focused on finding engineers.

A Christchurch based software company offering an easy system for people to buy and sell car parts has achieved the largest capital raise for a start-up in New Zealand history.

Pay-it-forward software startup raises $1.3 million

Rohan McCloskey and Aidan Lett founded GoGenerosity as a way to simplify and enhance the everyday donations of Kiwi ...

A Tauranga-based software company allows people to donate to charity and help a business at the same time.

NZ Post puts the call out for extra workers for Christmas rush

NZ Post expected to deliver over 2.4 million parcels per week, over the Christmas period but will need more workers to cope.

But some current workers are concerned that bringing in a large number of new recruits risks ringing Covid-19 into the workplace.

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Actor and winemaker Sam Neill selling his Gibbston vineyard video

Renowned Kiwi actor Sam Neill is selling his Gibbston vineyard.

Neighbours of the sought-after Queenstown site include Sir John Key and cricketer Brendan McCullum.

Hello 2072...Time capsule included in major development

Invercargill Central Limited project director Geoff Cotton with the time capsule cylinder which will be built in the ...

A time capsule will be built into Invercargill's muilti-million city block development with a plaque to provide instructions for it to be opened in 2072; 50 years after the development is opened in 2022.

High-rise for Hamilton East

An artist's impression of the One Cook Street development in Hamilton East.

The eight-storey complex will give tenants an uninterrupted view of the Waikato River.

The $3.8 billion property opportunity in New Zealand

Among the companies taking advantage of the strong investor interest in commercial properties to sell and lease back ...

‘Perfect storm’ as companies look to leverage growth by releasing capital tied up in real estate

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Netflix’s Squid Game is the best argument against Net Neutrality yet

The success of Netflix’s Korean-based hit show, Squid Game, led to South Korean Internet service provider SK Broadband ...

OPINION: Is it reasonable to ask Netflix and YouTube to pay for the bandwidth they so obviously dominate? Cold maths suggests they should.

Half a million people have no savings video

Covid has enriched some households, and made life harder for others, but it’s also shown us how much more a household ...

OPINION: Consumer NZ research reveals 500,000 without meaningful savings.

Vaccinating our people is vaccinating our businesses too video

Getting to a 90 per cent or higher vaccination rate in Canterbury would not only protect communities but would be “a ...

OPINION: I urge all businesses to consider how they can use their resources, trust and incentives to help get staff and their families vaccinated.

What is a brand philosophy and how do you express it?

Andrea Stevens is the director of the copywriting studio Folio. (File photo)

OPINION: Like brand purpose, brand philosophy adds a values-based dimension to your brand story – something personal and human that creates a richer connection.

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Things I've learned from moving to a lifestyle block video

Nikki Baigent’s son sells eggs to the local neighbours on their Northland lifestyle block.

Three lifestylers, old and new, explain what it's really like to make the shift to a country life.

New technology will change the way farming is managed in the future

The Halter smart collar automates cow movement and saves time on a farm.

A Kiwi brought you the electric fence, what future local technology leaps will change the way farming is managed?

Sister-run business aims to show people a more sustainable way to eat meat

For the Macdonald sisters, the wild hills of their childhood provided the perfect launching pad for their business, ...

For the Macdonald sisters, the wild hills of their childhood provided the perfect launching pad for their business, Middlehurst Delivered.

Should you buy bare land or an established lifestyle property?

It can be hard to find bare land.

OPINION: When deciding whether to create your perfect lifestyle block from scratch or by taking on an existing property, be honest about your desires and resources.

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Company that could revolutionise carbon capture gets $1m funding

Dr Allan Scott of the University of Canterbury and Aspiring Materials has co-developed a method to capture carbon ...

The entire planet's carbon emissions for 2021 could be captured using a common mineral, including a deposit at Nelson.

Fuel efficiency of NZ imported cars jumps 15 per cent video

The Tesla Model 3 was among the ‘top three’ sellers in September.

September imports are "proof" the feebate scheme is working, Transport Minister Michael Wood says.

How any business can, and needs to be, purpose-led

Columnist Shay Lawrence runs a business called CaliWoods, selling eco-friendly products.

OPINION: Many businesses have jumped on the green bandwagon, but real change won't happen until the "good stuff" has equal footing with profit.

Even small businesses win by counting their carbon

Customers are keen for eco-friendly certification – even when shopping at small businesses, says Josephine Rudkin-Binks.

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Netflix boss stands by Dave Chappelle in face of staff walkout

National Black Justice Coalition Urge Netflix to Remove Dave Chappelle's 'The Closer' Special

Despite a planned staff walkout, Co-CEO doubled down on his defence of Chappelle's special, which has been widely criticised as being transphobic.

'Oh wow': Shatner enjoys zero gravity during space trip

'Oh wow': William Shatner looks at his fellow passengers in amazement as he floats inside the capsule.

The actor, who has become the oldest person to ever travel to space, was moved to tears by his trip: "I hope I never recover from this."

You've decided to quit Facebook — here's how to migrate your online life elsewhere

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (File photo)

Every time there's a Facebook scandal, you may have thought about quitting the social network. But you run into the same problem every time: where exactly should you go?

Brexit brawl: EU and UK head into their next standoff

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up gesture after signing the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement ...

The European Union has offered concessions to improve trade in Northern Ireland. The UK wants more.

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