Kiwi business Parkable signs deal with Meta video

Kiwi business Parkable will be helping more than 60,000 Meta employees across the globe solve parking woes.

The business initiative announced during Jacinda Ardern's US trade tour is set to address the social media giant's "real world" problem of car parking for 60,000 employees.

Why investors are increasingly worried about recession in US

At the market’s close on May 27th, the s&p 500 index of leading American shares had broken a seven-week losing streak ...

And why the speed of the market correction offers a crumb of comfort?

Why you're seeing a lot more prices on house listings video

Auctions made up just 14.8% of all sales nationwide in April, according to the Real Estate Institute.

Auctions have fallen out of favour as the housing market cools, and that has led to a resurgence in adverts including prices, agents say.

Five incredible properties that cost less than a house in Auckland

This one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s popular West Village is on the market for $1.1 million.

Priced out of the market for an uninsulated weatherboard home in our biggest city? Maybe it's time you considered a castle or private island.

How the Budget could affect your budget video

Budgets are a great planning tool that allow us to understand the state of our financial position.

OPINION: Budgets are a great planning tool that allow us to understand the state of our financial position - can Budget 2022 help us manage ours a little bit better?

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Scientists stunned as ‘vast’ lost cities emerge from the Amazon undergrowth

The urban centre of Cotoca. Researchers found several of these on forested mounds in the Bolivian Amazon Basin.

New technology allows researchers to 'digitally deforest' the centuries-old settlements, revealing roads, pyramids and even fish farms.

Generation Y-ine: Research makes Irene Tozzi tick

Irene Tozzi’s love of travel, languages and wine has seen her visit and work in many wine regions throughout the world ...

“BRI is a really good fit for me; it’s a perfect bridge between the commercial and the academic world," said Irene Tozzi.

Building sites burgaled for Gib video

The Gib shortage had become so desperate, people were now stealing the material from building sites.

A spate of burglaries at building sites is targeting Gib as builders struggle amid the shortage.

The shopping mall that wants to be your landlord video

Clive Mackenzie said rents would be set at market rate with a “small premium”. (Artist’s impression)

For better or worse, large corporate landlord-run housing blocks are coming, and it's going to change how Kiwis rent.

Seafood sector calls for more detail on cameras on boats scheme

Nelson trawlers tied up at the Fishermans Wharf in Vickerman St.

Commercial inshore fishers need more clarity about the government's on-board camera sceme, including how much it will cost them, the sector says.

Why Think Big still matters today video

The closure of the Marsden Point refinery in March raised concerns about New Zealand’s vulnerability to overseas oil shocks.

War, soaring fuel prices, inflation ... we've been through it all before. But did the solutions just make things worse?

How the Budget could affect your budget video

Budgets are a great planning tool that allow us to understand the state of our financial position.

OPINION: Budgets are a great planning tool that allow us to understand the state of our financial position - can Budget 2022 help us manage ours a little bit better?

Hazeldean Business Park on the market

The Hazeldean Business Park for sale in Lincoln Road, Addington, covers 1.6 hectares of land and features six buildings ...

Hazeldean Business Park was developed by Calder Stewart Industries.

In the midst of market volatility, are women more likely to weather the storm?

Despite the stereotype that women are conservative when it comes to investing and are uninterested in the share market, ...

OPINION: That old adage about women being emotional creatures? Turns out men are the ones more likely to panic during a market dip and sell their shares.

Aucklanders 'not getting straight answers' on airport expansion plans video

The North Shore Aero Club airfield is used for a flight school and the odd charter flight.

Chief executive says his club has no plans to acquire neighbours' properties, but "didn't know" why it made an application to expand.

money

How the Budget could affect your budget video

Budgets are a great planning tool that allow us to understand the state of our financial position.

OPINION: Budgets are a great planning tool that allow us to understand the state of our financial position - can Budget 2022 help us manage ours a little bit better?

In the midst of market volatility, are women more likely to weather the storm?

OPINION: That old adage about women being emotional creatures? Turns out men are the ones more likely to panic during a market dip and sell their shares.

Your money questions answered: Where do I get my free money? video

KiwiSaver left untouched by people turning 65, ANZ says video

prosper

Stabicraft expands as demand exceeds supply

Stabicraft chief executive David Glenn, left, and Stabicraft southern dealer principal Hayden Sayer at the new premises ...

Increased demand has prompted Stabicraft to expand into Invercargill’s inner city, freeing up space to ramp up its manufacturing.

Inventor teacher battling his own students video

270222 News Photo. SIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF Michael Parker started surfing in his early 50s, but found it really tough, so ...

Michael Parker has created an electric surfboard. His students have made a digital plant monitor. They're competing to take their business ideas to the next level.

Interest blooming in teenager's plant monitoring device

PowerUp Kickstart finalists Jayden Clark, 17, and Ashkan Azarkish ,16, have been flooded with questions about their ...

It’s a plant monitoring product still in beta testing but already the two teenage entrepreneurs behind it are being overwhelmed with enquiries.

What established businesses can learn about turning ideas into money

Innovation (broadly, ‘creating value from new ideas’) is a pivotal driver of growth, especially in the tech sector.

OPINION: Established businesses have major advantages over start-ups - chances are you’re already a domain expert, knows your market space, and have customers.

better business

Roading contractors ordered to pay $1.6m after death of young cyclist video

Dawson had cycled more than 8000 kilometres around the United States alone.

Charges have been dropped against two big contractors over unsafe roadworks where a young cyclist was killed in Christchurch.

The best ways to confront your boss before it's too late

Here are some of the best ways to confront your boss before it's too late.

Nearly a third of people who quit their last job did so because of bad management. But before you hand in your CV, try some of these tactics instead.

Couple whose quake repairs were botched won't get interest on damages video

Retired plumber Alan Sleight and retired nurse Joan Sleight, photographed in November 2020.

The retirees were finally awarded money for their bungled quake repairs following a drawn-out court process. Their insurer will not have to pay interest on the damages.

The 'ghost' builder: Tradie buys then flies, suppliers say video

John Adair refused to comment on allegations he doesn’t pay his bills.

Like the invisible man, builder John Adair knows how to go to ground when there's an invoice to be paid.

property

Why you're seeing a lot more prices on house listings video

Auctions made up just 14.8% of all sales nationwide in April, according to the Real Estate Institute.

Auctions have fallen out of favour as the housing market cools, and that has led to a resurgence in adverts including prices, agents say.

Over 1 in 10 properties for sale listed by unlicensed salespeople video

Trade Me says Propertyprice.co.nz is in breach of its terms and conditions.

Buying through a non-REA licensed salesperson could lead to poor advice, struggles to get finance, and loss of deposits, a law firm director says.

Five incredible properties that cost less than a house in Auckland

This one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s popular West Village is on the market for $1.1 million.

Priced out of the market for an uninsulated weatherboard home in our biggest city? Maybe it's time you considered a castle or private island.

Homeowner demands change after uninhabitable house falls between cracks video

Looking over the fence of Louise Reddiford’s Wellington home, where she can no longer live after a landslide took out ...

Louise Reddiford had to abandon her home when a neighbour's slip took out her wastewater pipe. Now hopes for repair may be going down the drain.

opinion & analysis

Why it's time to review the Retirement Villages Act

Mike O'Donnell says a review of retirement villages’ legislative framework found system issues around the time it took ...

OPINION: A review of retirement villages’ legislative framework found retirement village residents have much less consumer protection that other tenants

What exporters want from Jacinda Ardern’s White House talks video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in the US promoting New Zealand and trade.

OPINION: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to visit the White House in Washington DC to meet with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Here's why this is important for New Zealand exporters.

Health warning on student loans video

We need to treat student debt with more care.

OPINION: Mounting overdue student debt shows big risk for borrowers.

Leaning out? Why women are saying ‘No’ to hustle culture

Rather than “leaning in”, perhaps more of us can “lean out”, at least sometimes.

OPINION: Does anyone else feel like they should be doing more – hustling, if you like – to get ahead in the workplace?

nz farmer

Legal action warning over dam overruns video

The Waimea dam, photographed on March 8, is under construction in the Lee Valley, about 36km southeast of Nelson.

Any targeted rate on irrigators for Waimea dam cost overruns would lead Waimea Irrigators Ltd "to seek legal redress".

The worst performer on the sharemarket (and why) video

New Zealand King Salmon's Ruakaka farm in the Queen Charlotte Sound. (File photo)

The salmon farmer produces a premium product and has great potential, but it’s in a really tough spot at the moment.

Title win comes with the use of new vehicle

Nathan Stratford checks out the new Hyundai Santa Fe that he will use, free-of-charge, for 12 months, as part of his ...

Top Southland shearer Nathan Stratford is adamant gym training has made him more competitive.

Fonterra announces record opening milk price video

Fonterra expects continued strong demand for dairy products and constrained supply to underpin prices next season.

Chief executive Miles Hurrell says the long-term outlook for dairy remains positive.

green business

Steel and coal still intertwined, but carbon offsets tackle emissions in NZ

It’s not possible yet to make steel at scale without coal, so in the meantime the NZ industry will create ‘zero carbon’ ...

It's not possible yet to make steel at scale without coal, so in the meantime a NZ programme creates ‘zero carbon’ steel through offsetting.

$8m investment may get Stewart Island off diesel power video

Victoria University of Wellington postdoctoral research fellow Dr Soheil Mohseni [second from right] has modelled a ...

An $8 million capital expenditure can get Stewart Island off diesel power, a postdoctoral researchers says.

Business group wants urgent action on Government's $2.9b climate plan

A group representing some of NZ’s biggest businesses welcomes the $2.9 billion Emissions Reduction Plan, but wants a ...

Business and Government must work together at 'unprecedented scale and pace' to deliver on the Emissions Reduction Plan, says Z Energy CEO.

The public wants urgent climate action – until bike lanes pop up

Central and local government hold the power to build safe, attractive cycling and walking paths, boosting low-carbon trips.

Four out of five of us say we're willing to change to protect the planet. But ask about congestion charges, and that support flips.

world

So far, 40 countries have backed New Zealand's bid for a white wine emoji

Stuff designers have imagined what a new white wine emoji could look like.

Every second of every day, 78 glasses of New Zealand wine are poured in the world? Well, that explains it.

Ukraine war brings an unusual moral edge to the World Economic Forum

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy displayed on a screen as he addresses the audience from Kyiv on a screen during ...

ANALYSIS: For Davos regulars, more accustomed to talking about global interconnectedness than geopolitical ruptures, it’s a strange new world.

ExxonMobil loses bid to nix climate change lawsuit

The lawsuit filed in 2019 alleges Exxon launched an effort, “reminiscent of the tobacco industry’s long denial campaign ...

A US Supreme Court rejected a bid to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses ExxonMobil of misleading the public about the role its fossil fuels play in causing climate change.

A look at some of the deadliest US school shootings

Law enforcement personnel walk outside Uvalde High School after shooting was reported earlier in the day at Robb ...

There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks in US schools and colleges over the years, the most recent two were both in Texas.

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