Pulling out all the stops to get a new supermarket player into the market video

Supermarket aisle standard

OPINION: Problems with higher grocery prices come down to where you decide to put supermarkets.

Consumers widely expect prices to rise video

Retailers may find it easier to raise prices because inflation is expected, the survey showed.

Consumers think now's a good time to buy a big ticket item as inflation looms.

'Now is a good time to ask for a pay rise'

Construction pays well, which helps it attract workers.

Here's where the best-paying jobs are right now.

RNZ and privacy commissioner face off over ethical tangle video

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RNZ news head considered privacy and risk report would play into hands of ransomware attackers but made decision 'on balance'.

The problem of the housing haves and the housing have-nots video

House prices were running at more than 10.5 times disposable incomes in June, ANZ economists say.

There is a growing divide in the property market that, without a drop in house prices, will take decades to fix, experts say.

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1980s investors have a warning for those in the sharemarket in 2021

Nothing says work Christmas party like a loosened tie and a scarf made of tinsel.

OPINION: If you invested in 1989, you wouldn't have got your money back until 1997. And even that was shortlived.

NZ has a precious opportunity with neutral news media

The proposed new entity would potentially see RNZ put into a new entity with TVNZ to ensure we have a future-fit public ...

OPINION: As news media trust erodes with political input overseas, the move for a combined public media entity here can't be taken lightly.

Move over Wellywood, it's time for ... Christywood? video

Liu Yifei as Mulan in the major Disney production that was filmed in the South Island, but not based in Christchurch.

Christchurch is primed to become a production base for major blockbusters shot in New Zealand. It just requires one large and risky investment.

Drawing veil on bridal designs as Covid wrecks business video

Bride to be Nicole Oswell said she always wanted one of Lainee Hermsen’s dresses, and the closure was a “real loss to ...

Lainee Hermsen thought she could hold on, but has finally been forced to shut up shop after Covid wiped out 75 per cent of her business within weeks.

Experts predict big methane cuts on the horizon

Overseas, 3-NOP was shown to cut methane burps by 30 per cent. But will it give the same effect on cows eating grass?

Leading agricultural sciences told the Climate Change Commission not to forget a food additive that can cut methane by 30 per cent.

Grocery money saving tips from savvy shoppers stuff nation

Some shoppers are using savvy strategies to cut the cost of their groceries.

OPINION: Groceries are expensive, but advice on how to save money on them is free. Here's how Stuff's switched-on readers do it.

What's the price of cheese overseas?

New Zealanders are paying too much for groceries, the competition watchdog says.

In a Stuff comparison of food prices, NZ has the cheapest butter and instant coffee, and the most expensive eggs.

Woman who sought damages from quake advocate and lawyer must pay them $225,000 video

Bryan Staples at his former “earthquake hub" on the Ferry Rd and Fitzgerald Ave corner in Christchurch.

Losing litigation can be costly as a former Christchurch homeowner has found.

Record consents show change in housing video

The residential building industry is booming with consents for new homes at record levels.

Housing intensification in Auckland is driving the record-breaking number of new home consents being issued, new figures reveal.

Operators vow to fight Milford flight plans video

Milford Opportunities governance group chairman Dr Keith Turner said the plan received positive feedback when it was ...

Southern aviation operators have vowed to fight a proposal to ban fixed-wing aircraft from Milford Sound.

money

Tech giants reveal enormous quarterly profits

In all, Apple made US$21.7 billion profit between April and June – a rise of 93 per cent year on year.

After so many years at the top, Apple, Google and Microsoft show no signs of slowing down, benefitting from both lockdowns and countries slipping out of them.

Student loses $70K of borrowed money in overseas scam video

Sally Lin was "psychologically controlled" by scammers who convinced her she had committed a crime. Desperate to clear her name, she sent them money.

Man locked out of investment trading platform after losing $17,000 of borrowed money

Mid-winter spike in rents as supply gets short in some regions video

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To grow a business, you need to follow up your plan with action

Good internal communication is key. Set up regular team meetings and get people talking and sharing.

OPINION: Annual planning sessions can be packed with enthusiasm and bright ideas — but it's what happens after that really counts.

June strongest month for small businesses in a year

Bear & Moo owner Hannah Porter sales of cloth nappies and baby products picked up in June.

Small businesses in retail, manufacturing and construction had the biggest sales increases in June compared with a year ago.

Cyberattacks on the rise: How to protect your business

Cyberattacks on small businesses are increasing, but there are basic but effective steps to protect our businesses ...

OPINION: Small businesses were once ignored by hackers, as they were too small and too anonymous to be worthwhile targets, but that has changed says Damian Funnell.

There are limits to 'whistle blower' protections

Susan Hornsby-Geluk: “Whistle blower protections are not a blanket licence to do and say anything to anyone.”

OPINION: Sometimes ordinary people doing ordinary jobs may find themselves having to blow the whistle on something going on at work, says Susan Hornsby-Geluk.

better business

Woman who sought damages from quake advocate and lawyer must pay them $225,000 video

Bryan Staples at his former “earthquake hub" on the Ferry Rd and Fitzgerald Ave corner in Christchurch.

Losing litigation can be costly as a former Christchurch homeowner has found.

Ryman shareholders grill board at annual meeting video

Outgoing Ryman group chief executive Gordon MacLeod says the company has more than enough working capital to meet its ...

Shareholders of the biggest retirement village business are worried about the fall in its share price and its high debt.

Worker ended up in coma after company 'took shortcuts' in manufacturing process

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A company was under pressure to meet supply demands when it tried to make the active ingredient in the pesticide 1080 and a worker ended up in an induced coma.

Starting a 'girls' club' for women-led startups

Marian Johnson, chief executive of the Ministry of Awesome, says the way to bolster the number of high-growth startups ...

Women are trailing in the formation of high-growth businesses that have potential to shake up competitors.

property

Record consents show change in housing video

The residential building industry is booming with consents for new homes at record levels.

Housing intensification in Auckland is driving the record-breaking number of new home consents being issued, new figures reveal.

Builders at a 'stalemate' waiting on council

Building has ground to a halt in Stratford after the district council implemented geotechnical assessment guidelines. ...

Builders in a Taranaki district are waiting with tools down as their council seeks advice on guidelines that could cost customers thousands of dollars.

Historic Ohakune post office repackaged as ‘ultra-premium’ apartments

Ohakune’s historic former post office building at 23 Clyde St has been transformed into a luxury lodge with three ...

High-end mountain lodge in former Ohakune post office building

Rent affordability declining nationwide video

The West Coast was the only region to show a slight improvement in affordability.

Rental affordability is declining around the country, with even the more affordable regions becoming less affordable, new research shows.

opinion & analysis

To grow a business, you need to follow up your plan with action

Good internal communication is key. Set up regular team meetings and get people talking and sharing.

OPINION: Annual planning sessions can be packed with enthusiasm and bright ideas — but it's what happens after that really counts.

Supermarket prices: Politicians have dropped the ball video

The Commerce Commission said a lack of competition was hurting customers.

OPINION: Only a guaranteed increase in competition will fix the grocery duopoly problem. Step forward, big government.

Time to hit the brakes on aggressive marketing driving ute sales? video

The Ford Ranger rules supreme in new vehicle sales in New Zealand.

OPINION: Forget tearing up the mountain. It's trips to the supermarket where we drive the dominant vehicles that encourage us to "explore your inner beast".

Cyberattacks on the rise: How to protect your business

Cyberattacks on small businesses are increasing, but there are basic but effective steps to protect our businesses ...

OPINION: Small businesses were once ignored by hackers, as they were too small and too anonymous to be worthwhile targets, but that has changed says Damian Funnell.

nz farmer

Taranaki pioneer of pine Roger Lange remembered

Roger Newton Lange farmed in the tough but beautiful area around Urenui

He was something of a pioneer when it came to mechanising Taranaki farming – occasionally building and refining the machinery himself.

Dairy companies, volunteers dig deep to restore waterways, habitats video

Raniera Gillett and Marjo Ermens helping to plant some of the 3000 native trees around bat hill at Buxton Farm.

Shovel-ready volunteers dig in for riparian planting projects to help restore biodiversity on a dairy farm and a bat colony.

Environment Southland pass 20 per cent rates rise

All but two Environment Southland councillors voted to raise rates by 20 per cent at a meeting on Friday.

Environment Southland has passed a 20 per cent rates increase, but not without accusations of grandstanding being made around the council chamber.

Why the 'ute tax' could be bad news for dogs video

Kea Kids News reporter Eden Oshri, 11, asks the question: What happens if farm dogs can’t ride in the back of utes?

Farm kids say dogs love riding in the back of utes, and without them they won't be driven out on the farm.

green business

Dairy companies, volunteers dig deep to restore waterways, habitats video

Raniera Gillett and Marjo Ermens helping to plant some of the 3000 native trees around bat hill at Buxton Farm.

Shovel-ready volunteers dig in for riparian planting projects to help restore biodiversity on a dairy farm and a bat colony.

Greening up money flows is the aim of the Centre for Sustainable Finance

The ambition is to accelerate change and ensure the country keeps up with its obligations, says Bridget Coates.

Hoping to change the financial system, the Sustainable Finance Forum has launched an organisation to help bring to life its ambitious long-term plan.

Windy cows to be weeded out in climate quest video

New Zealand passed “peak cow” a few years ago and in 2019 had about 6.3 million dairy cattle.

Farmers are hoping new research to cut burps will allow them to keep their cows and meet their climate targets.

Exporter ANZCO foods begins shift away from coal-fired boilers video

ANZCO Foods is firing up retired electrical boilers at its Ashburton site to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

One of New Zealand’s largest exporters retired its electric boilers, but has now reinstated them as it works to reduce its fossil fuel consumption.

world

Semiconductor shortage hammering automakers, costing billions

Global demand for computer chips continue to outstrip supply.

Semiconductor shortage hammering automakers, costing billions in lost production and sales

Sponsors praise Simone Biles after Olympics withdrawal

Simone Biles is among a number of athletes opening up more about mental health.

Simone Biles’ sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding her decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition.

Ship that blocked Suez Canal reaches Rotterdam, begins unloading cargo

The Ever Given became known worldwide earlier this year when it blocked the Suez Canal.

The Ever Given has finally eased into the Amazonehaven container terminal in the Netherlands to unload cargo, months later than originally planned.

Ford overcomes computer chip shortage, posts surprise profit

Sky-high sales prices for its pickup trucks and SUVs helped Ford turn a surprise second-quarter profit despite a global ...

Sky-high sales prices for its pickup trucks and SUVs helped Ford turn a surprise second-quarter profit despite a global shortage of computer chips that cut factory output in half.

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