Kiwi stonemasons who worked in Aus urged to seek compo video

Former stonemason Nicholas Boreham with 5-week-old son Jaxon and fiancee Brittney Marshall. He is still coming to terms ...

A Lower Hutt man who got lung disease working engineered stone in Aus says affected Kiwis may be eligible for big compo payments.

The property flaws that could cost a sale video

First impressions of properties count so tidying up the frontage makes a difference.

Homeowners keen to sell need to know there are certain property flaws which, if overlooked, could put the kibosh on a sale.

130 jobs cut at Christchurch jet engine centre due to Covid-19 downturn video

Turnaround times at the Christchurch Engine Centre have suffered due to factors relating to Covid-19. (File photo)

The centre's boss says the engines it overhauls will help lead a recovery in aviation.

Gin boom goes big on NZ-made tipples video

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FOR SST. Hospitality. Gin. Bars. Gin Gin co-owner Luke Dawkins says they stock about 120 ...

Gin imports topped $25m last year, but Kiwi gin distillers are winning many converts among local drinkers.

Population Policy debate comes into focus video

People gathered at Aotea Square in Auckland for a candlelit vigil to protest the treatment of migrant workers.

One slide in Massey University Professor Paul Spoonley’s presentation to the Institute of Directors two weeks ago seemed to provoke the most audible gasp.

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Mike Pero designed his home on Microsoft Word video

Mike Pero at home in Christchurch with his dogs Lulu, left, Lottie, and Stella.

The host of The Apprentice Aotearoa loves his suburban oasis in Christchurch.

The illegals: How lockdown revived the role of a 'Tongan Robin Hood' video

Tongan Robin Hood, Kennedy Maeakafa Fakana’ana’a-ki-Fualu, organises deliveries of groceries to Tongan overstayer families.

Every Friday, he delivers food parcels to 2500 overstayers who survive in a shadow world.

SME needs for budget 2021

Stephen Buckley, commercial CEO of Burger Burger says they minimised expenditure in any way possible during Covid-19.

SPONSORED: Continuing Covid-relief and environment big 2021 Budget concerns for NZ small biz

The leaks, the asbestos, the court action video

David Musgrave and around 1000 other homeowners are suing James Hardie at the Auckland High Court for $220m. It's one of ...

The troubled story of James Hardie, which is being sued by owners of leaky homes.

The Fair Pay working group will undo Jim Bolger's enduring legacy

Jim Bolger is willing to lend his name and reputation to unwinding his one enduring legacy: the Employment Contracts Act ...

OPINION: After helping push this country into a new era of prosperity, the remnants of former prime minister Jim Bolger's legacy may be coming to an end.

Rocket Lab's satellite launch from Māhia Peninsula fails

The anomaly came after 17 successful orbital launches for Electron, Rocket Lab said in a statement (file photo).

The problem occurred during ignition of the Electron rocket’s second stage, the company said in a statement.

Beer industry responds to brewer's racist online rant video

David Gaughan, owner of Eagle Brewing and Port and Eagle Brewpub, pictured here in 2018.

A brewing industry leader who worked with the man at the centre of a racist storm says he's not surprised by the online rant, but is pleased by the industry response.

Dairy prices likely to remain strong, BNZ says video

Dairy prices are likely to remain high, boding well for farmers and the economy.

BNZ has raised its expectation for Fonterra’s forecast milk price for next season to $7.80 per kgMS. That would make it the highest ever opening forecast for a new dairy season.

Time stands still in Kihikihi

Gower told the council the clock ‘hardly filled you with inspiration’.

Councillor instructed by his community to get the town clock ticking over again.

Quick Charge 15/05: this week in EV news video

Hyundai Ioniq 5

A cheeky local appearance from the Ioniq 5, an EV that can tow, the Fuso eCanter hits local roads and... a wooden EV?

money

What KiwiSaver shake-up means for you video

The scheme would promote public confidence in banks, the Government believes, but no noticeable lack of confidence has ...

EXPLAINER: Fees, fossil fuels, weapons and local managers. The KiwiSaver default review has it all.

Big KiwiSaver providers biggest losers in overhaul video

ANZ, AMP, ASB lose 'default' status. 381,000 savers to be switched to new funds.

Here's how New Zealand's income tax take compares to other countries video

Tesla scraps vehicle purchases using Bitcoin

prosper

SMEs weary of Covid battle

Steve Wilkinson, managing director of The Alternative Board North Canterbury, says the Alternative Board's Pulse Check ...

Small business energy and motivation is falling as the Covid-19 disruption takes it toll.

New economic research shows wellbeing is worth small business investment

Marco Muñiz: We are what we are because of our whole staff.

New Zealand small businesses get up to $12 return for every $1 they invest in wellbeing programmes, research claims.

Got work/want work: Employers meet jobseekers at Marlborough Hiring Day

Having just worked a harvest in Marlborough, 18-year-old Zoe Kilgour is searching for her next job in the region.

Armed with a blue folder filled with copies of her CV, 18-year-old Zoe Kilgour was one of the first through the doors.

Why the social enterprise/for-impact business space is rapidly evolving

Shay Lawrence: As you address inefficiencies your costs decrease, you’re more open to innovation and the exposure to ...

OPINION: As you address inefficiencies your costs decrease, you’re more open to innovation and the exposure to environmental risk reduces.

better business

Kiwi company amending product after being accused of religious appropriation video

Shakti Mats has agreed to remove Hindu symbols from its products after complaints it was disrespectful.

A Christchurch acupuncture mat company has agreed to stop using Hindu symbols on its products after being accused of being disrespectful to the religion.

Business growth hub targets South Island

Eamon King, customer growth partner for The Icehouse in the South Island, says the Canterbury economy is vibrant.

The Icehouse opens an office in Christchurch to offer development programmes to established businesses.

Greater diversity in advisers drawing more women into investing video

Nicola Kane of video business Moving Memories has changed from the most conservative KiwiSaver default fund after ...

Nicola Kane chose another woman to help her figure out what to do with her KiwiSaver, a trend that's helping women become more engaged with investing.

The Kiwi disruptor that’s fuelling Kiwis

The team at Waitomo.

SPONSORED: Waitomo Group remains as committed as ever to its 'Kiwis fueling Kiwis' stance, keeping prices way down.

property

Tenant booted from rental after inviting friends over to steal mail video

The tenant had been living at an apartment block on Flower St in Auckland’s Eden Terrace.

At least one person has moved out of an apartment block because of a tenant's abusive and intimidating behaviour, tribunal says.

Housing market needs brakes applied, rent control could be way to go

House prices are still skyrocketing across New Zealand.

OPINION: I read a long, technically correct argument against rent control. It was one of those Jesus, Mary, Joseph & the wee donkey moments.

How multi-million dollar mansions find a buyer video

Wall says he’s built their business on telling people what their homes will truly sell for.

Only a handful of properties ever sell for above $20m in New Zealand. Here's how that happens.

Century-old two-storey villa going for free video

Nick Miller recently sold his Lower Hutt property to a developer and is giving his two-storey villa away for free to ...

While it’s not quite a case of seller’s remorse, Nick Miller is trying to save his old family home from demolition.

opinion & analysis

The Fair Pay working group will undo Jim Bolger's enduring legacy

Jim Bolger is willing to lend his name and reputation to unwinding his one enduring legacy: the Employment Contracts Act ...

OPINION: After helping push this country into a new era of prosperity, the remnants of former prime minister Jim Bolger's legacy may be coming to an end.

How diversity could fill NZ's need for tech experts

Mike O’Donnell: “At a time when many businesses are crying out for skilled tech staff, large tracts of the labour pool ...

OPINION: At a time when businesses are crying out for skilled IT staff, large tracts of the labour pool are not being used.

AI is the future: Tackling climate change, smarter homes within reach

Albert Bifet and Jannat Maqbool of Waikato University’s Te Ipu o te Mahara AI Institute.

OPINION: The University of Waikato has an AI System referred to as the Ferrari of computing.

We need to stop and think about the relationship we have with our data

It’s Privacy Week: Our annual reminder to stop and think about the relationships we have with our data.

OPINION: Privacy rights should be fundamental. They should apply equally, not just to those who can afford an iPhone.

nz farmer

Christopher Vila moves from farm assistant to dairy industry's top title

Waikato farmer Christopher Vila won the Dairy Manager of the Year title at this year's New Zealand Dairy Awards.

He started his career as a vet in the Philippines but his decade of work in New Zealand has earned him high praise in the 2021 awards.

Former Southlander is Rural Women NZ's new ceo

Former Southlander Gabrielle O'Brien is Rural Women New Zealand’s new chief executive.

Rural Women New Zealand's new ceo says the organisation still has concerns about lack of care for expectant mothers in rural NZ.

Dairy prices likely to remain strong, BNZ says video

Dairy prices are likely to remain high, boding well for farmers and the economy.

BNZ has raised its expectation for Fonterra’s forecast milk price for next season to $7.80 per kgMS. That would make it the highest ever opening forecast for a new dairy season.

Rural contractors 'gutted' by lack of skilled workers allowed into New Zealand video

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Dean Chamberlain says it will put immense pressure on operators now that only 25% of the skilled ...

Dean Chamberlain lost work and his top man last season because the stress of trying to fill the gap left by seasonal agricultural machinery operators left him high and dry.

green business

$3b for textile recycling facilities should be funded by public private partnership

Usedfully creative director Bernadette Casey is calling on the Government to tackle textile waste as a way to reduce ...

Waste minimisation group Usedfully is calling on the Government to do more to reduce NZ's textile waste problem.

A look inside the Karāpiro Power Station video

The plant’s three generators and at the end, near the ceiling, one of the two cranes which will be used to remove the ...

Built in the 1940s, the technology inside the hydroelectric power station is getting a well-earnt upgrade by owners Mercury Energy.

Healthier food for a good life video

Pouarua Farms chief executive Jenna Smith and one of the board directors, John McEnteer.

Pouarua Farms milk 4600 cows but in the future dairy might not be at the top of the food chain as blueberries and manuka honey are added to its diversification plan.

Boss appointed for Makarewa oat milk plant

Justin Riley, originally from Invercargill, has been appointed as chief executive of NZ Functional Foods, the company in ...

Former Southlander Justin Riley has been appointed chief executive of an industry-leading endeavour to build an oat milk factory near Invercargill.

world

Disney gearing up for post-pandemic cinema and theme park renaissance

A family takes a photo in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 30, 2021.  ...

Covid-19 hit the entertainment conglomerate hard — but with restrictions starting to ease in the US, Disney's future is looking a whole lot brighter.

US cannabis users splurge on bongs worth over a grand as stigma fades

Glass bongs and marijuana pipes are displayed for sale inside the High End at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, California.

Merch meant to be proudly displayed and double as decoration and art, rather than paraphernalia that's stashed away when company arrives.

Joe Biden on the attack after hackers cut off petrol supply

US President Joe Biden addresses the Colonial Pipeline hack, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

A cyberattack shut down Colonial Pipeline, a major US petroleum supply source, for days - and set off panic buying.

Unexpectedly rapid US economy recovery leaves business shortstocked

US Labour Department reports that the price consumers pay for their purchases of everything from food and clothes to new ...

Nintendo complains of a shortage of microchips. Prices of lumber and chicken breasts are soaring. Roller skates and hot tub are in short supply.

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