NZX50 ends the week flat

Investors remain uncertain about the impact of the new coronavirus variant, which is spreading around the world.

Investors remain uncertain about the impact of the new coronavirus variant, which is spreading around the world.

Former Westpac CEO named KiwiRail chairman

Former Westpac New Zealand managing director David McLean has been appointed chairman of KiwiRail.

New KiwiRail chairman David McLean is looking forward to joining KiwiRail and is “ready for the challenges that lie ahead".

Landmark PwC Tower reigns supreme at the Property Industry Awards

The 97,500-sqm PwC Tower in Auckland’s Commercial Bay development has beaten 108 other contenders to win the Supreme ...

Commercial Bay development praised for innovative design and benefits to city and community

'Cow census' shows farmers getting more milk from fewer cows

The annual “cow census” shows the number of milking cows dipped slightly in the 2020-21 season.

Milk production hit a new high last season, despite the national herd continuing to shrink.

Auckland retail 'bustling' video

Foot traffic in central Auckland was already up 20 per cent on last Friday, Heart of the City chief executive Viv Beck said.

Foot traffic in Auckland's city centre is up 20 per cent on last Friday, following the move to the traffic light system.

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Covid-19: D-Day for those without vaccine passes video

New Zealand changed its rules for managing Covid-19 on December 3, switching to a so-called 'traffic lights' system.

While Friday marked a day of freedom for many, it also signalled the end of employment and business trading for others.

Former Credit Union director takes legal case after being shunned from ballot

A man disgruntled over being left off the ballot for a director’s position has unsuccessfully tried to have the courts ...

He was left off a ballot paper over concerns he wasn't a "fit and proper person" to be a director - even though he already had been one - so he went to court.

Traffic wardens: There's more than one way to check a vaccine pass video

Vaccine passes are being checked twice at Vamp, says salon manager Annie Regan.

In Blenheim, the traffic light system seems to be working, regardless of how you work it.

Injured dentist opens milk bar in Ohai

Matt and Tonii Wright, formerly of Rotorua, opened the Ohai Oasis milk bar in the western Southland town on Friday. It ...

Vertebra and spine injuries changed Matt Wright’s plans from becoming a dentist in western Southland to a milk bar owner.

A Big Mac, a mask and a vaccine pass on the side video

With vaccine certificates coming into force today, Stuff went and bought a fast food staple - the Big Mac - to test it ...

OPINION: Wearing orange high-vis like a patty-flipping tradie, a Maccas staffer turned those without passes away.

Family Court will hear case of farm owners in three-way relationship video

The man and two women lived together at the property in Kumeū, Auckland, for 15 years.

The $2m property was purchased in the name of one member of the trio. But after a 15-year relationship, the other woman says she should get a share.

Independent radio station asks listeners to become sponsors video

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Auckland station Base FM turns to its listeners for help after lockdown debts pile up, and a slow recovery predicted even under traffic light system.

Former Westpac CEO named KiwiRail chairman

Former Westpac New Zealand managing director David McLean has been appointed chairman of KiwiRail.

New KiwiRail chairman David McLean is looking forward to joining KiwiRail and is “ready for the challenges that lie ahead".

Luxon: Why is Auckland in red? video

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Leader of the Opposition, Christopher Luxon, was joined by other National ...

National leader Christopher Luxon says Auckland’s hospitality sector was ready for the green traffic light, after 107 days of lockdown.

Landmark PwC Tower reigns supreme at the Property Industry Awards

The 97,500-sqm PwC Tower in Auckland’s Commercial Bay development has beaten 108 other contenders to win the Supreme ...

Commercial Bay development praised for innovative design and benefits to city and community

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How NFTs are changing the New Zealand art world video

Auckland-based artist Gerry Parke started dabbling in the world of NFTs as a result of lockdown.

Unique digital collectibles are changing the way artists work, but there is still debate about how and when the technology will alter the art market.

Save hundreds on insurance by shopping around, Consumer NZ says video

Wellingtonians and Cantabrians have been hit the hardest with rising home and content insurance premiums, Consumer NZ says.

Omicron highlights Reserve Bank’s perilous path video

Get ready for extra scrutiny with a mortgage video

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How to cope with a client who keeps asking for more out-of-scope work

A vaguely worded contract without an itemised breakout and defined scope of services means your client can shoehorn in a ...

OPINION: Saying “no” to an important client is tricky, but taking on work free of charge is bad business and may be undercutting other contractors.

What I've Learned: It's all about the people

Rose Hope, the owner of Crushes on Karangahape Road, Auckland says the biggest lesson she has learned in her time in ...

Crushes' owners faced a choice - close the doors or go hard. They went for the latter.

The 'great resignation' creates fertile ground for flexible working

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: The great industrialists understood the relationship between economic stimulus, productivity and time away from work – it's time we did too.

Wellbeing support for business leaders struggling under Covid video

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Pic:Lawrence ...

OPINION: Auckland business owners have suffered some pretty big hits from the lockdown, but a new support service is there to help.

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What I've Learned: It's all about the people

Rose Hope, the owner of Crushes on Karangahape Road, Auckland says the biggest lesson she has learned in her time in ...

Crushes' owners faced a choice - close the doors or go hard. They went for the latter.

Interest rate hikes: Is your portfolio really conservative?

As a period of record low interest rates draws to a close, bond investors may be in for more short term pain said Hamesh ...

OPINION: As a period of record low interest rates draws to a close, bond investors may be in for more short-term pain.

The tools for wāhine in tech

It’s time to build a foundation for the future of wāhine success in our tech sector.

SPONSORED: It’s time to build a foundation for the future of wāhine success in our tech sector.

Rotorua Airport flies in aviation veteran for top job

It’s not the first time aviation and tourism veteran Nicole Brewer has been in charge of Rotorua Airport.

She'll start in 2022, and it's not the first time the aviation and tourism veteran has held the Rotorua role.

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Landmark PwC Tower reigns supreme at the Property Industry Awards

The 97,500-sqm PwC Tower in Auckland’s Commercial Bay development has beaten 108 other contenders to win the Supreme ...

Commercial Bay development praised for innovative design and benefits to city and community

Mega landlords could grow as mum and dad investors sell up video

Auckland has one of the highest portions of its housing stock owned by investors, with only 59 per cent owner-occupied.

There may be a new breed of mega landlord on the horizon, with one economist warning banks may start buying directly rather than offering mortgages.

Derelict seaside homes finally demolished after 10 years video

Six new homes will soon be built on the site of two derelict homes on New Brighton’s Marine Parade.

Neighbours have long complained about the two houses, which were covered in graffiti, filled with dead animals and used for drug dealing.

Bipartisan housing deal: 'Townhouse bill' restrictions set to be weakened video

Williams Corporation townhouses - Jadewynn Drive

Councils will not get back control, but it is expected concessions will be made at the upcoming select committee after criticism of the policy's reach.

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Project Onslow is the key to unlocking our renewable future

Lake Onslow in central Otago.

OPINION: It’s no use Kiwis buying electric cars if they are fuelled by coal. To go carbon-neutral, we need to have 100 per cent renewable power.

Businesses will need to think carefully about pitfalls policing vaccine passes video

Some people still waiting for assistance for getting their My Vaccine Pass will be given a temporary exemption.

OPINION: Vaccine pass rules strike right balance, but firms will need to show customers where they stand.

How to manage the 'great resignation'

Employers should systematically gauge the retention risk their business faces. Working out what has driven people to ...

High staff turnover is here to stay. Retention strategies require a rethink.

We need to take a sensitive and nuanced approach to vaccination video

Employment lawyer Susan Hornsby-Geluk.

OPINION: For staff whose roles have nothing to do with public safety, it's unlikely the sharing of anti-vax views would breach their employment obligations.

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'Cow census' shows farmers getting more milk from fewer cows

The annual “cow census” shows the number of milking cows dipped slightly in the 2020-21 season.

Milk production hit a new high last season, despite the national herd continuing to shrink.

Winton Friesans poised to be largest online herd sale

A Winton herd could become the largest single livestock sale sold online in New Zealand as Covid-19 increases awareness ...

A Southland Friesian herd could become the largest single livestock offering sold online in New Zealand, as Covid-19 increases interest in online livestock sales.

Former livestock agent sentenced for defrauding company of over $1.3m

John Williams leaves the Dunedin High Court.

John Francis Williams presented himself as the vendor of animals he didn’t own, sold stock which did not exist, and created a fictitious entity.

Fonterra hikes milk price to record level video

Fonterra expects to pay its farmer suppliers a record price for their milk this season, providing a boost to the economy ...

Fonterra has lifted its milk payment to farmers for this season to the highest level since it was founded 20 years ago, which it expects will contribute more than $13.2 billion to the economy.

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Project Onslow is the key to unlocking our renewable future

Lake Onslow in central Otago.

OPINION: It’s no use Kiwis buying electric cars if they are fuelled by coal. To go carbon-neutral, we need to have 100 per cent renewable power.

Biker turns passion into business by creating tracks for trampers and mountain bikers video

Coultas at work with Graded Earth.

As youngsters, Milty Coultas and his friends couldn’t get into the city to shred the mountain bike tracks, so they built their own. Now Coultas is building tracks for a living.

$100m 'world-leading' solar plant will be 50 times bigger than any in New Zealand video

A computerised impression of the solar plant to be built on land at Christchurch Airport.

A new energy park will generate enough electricity for 30,000 homes, and power clean fuel production, data centres, and vertical farming.

One of the country's oldest pear trees now bearing fruit of a different kind video

Kaumātua Tame Pokaia next to the pear tree planted by missionary Benjamin Ashwell about 170 years ago.

It was planted 170 years ago to help feed people but now it's being used to feed the minds of Kiwis who want to know more about their history.

world

What the Omicron variant means for the world economy

The threat of a wave of illness spreading from one country to the next is once again hanging over the world economy ...

Look to China for the likeliest source of a growth slowdown.

Toyota gets ready to sell only zero-emission cars in Europe video

Toyota first full EV, the bZ4X SUV will launch early next year.

Toyota has surprised the world by announcing that it will only sell zero-emission vehicles in Europe by 2035.

A poor country's $8.6b bet on a Chinese-built railway

Laos, a nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a US$5.9 billion Chinese-built ...

Laos is opening the railway that links China's own poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt.

China clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

China's aviation regulator has cleared the Boeing 737 Max to return to flying with technical upgrades.

China is the last major market where the Boeing 737 Max was awaiting approval.

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