Rural regions lead economic recovery, Westpac says video

Regions with a rural backbone continue to be the strongest performing, Westpac says.

13 min ago  Regions with a large rural backbone should continue to lead the economic recovery as commodity prices remain high, Westpac says.

Industries count cost of losing America's Cup event video

Fans soaked up Emirates Team New Zealand's triumph at the 36th America's Cup in Auckland in March.

13 min ago  Boat builders and hospitality workers are not keen to lose the Cup's economic boon.

Inland Revenue defends its call centre staff

Inland Revenue is defending its call centre staff against claims that they were providing the wrong advice.

13 min ago  About 1000 people may have paid incorrect tax because of their pension, department says.

Here's why a lift in GDP might mean higher interest rates video

We’ve shown we’re pretty good at spending money.

13 min ago  ANALYSIS: The rate of economic growth surprised everyone. Here's why that might matter for borrowers.

Retirement village operator offers care in your own home

Arvida Group chief executive Bill McDonald says the company sees big potential in providing home services to the 85 per ...

13 min ago  A big retirement village operator, Arvida Group, is starting to provide care services for people at home, so they do not need to buy into a village.

more top stories

I should be a fan of Auckland's proposed cycle and pedestrian bridge

An artist's impression of the NZTA's proposed Auckland Harbour Bridge shared cycleway and walkway.

OPINION: But I'm not — here's why I don't think it's the best thing for the city.

Covid changed the way Kiwis shop

Elisha Watson says Kiwis are richer for having local businesses.

Elisha Watson says the change was noticeable - and she hopes it lasts.

'I’m from the Govt and I’m here to help' are generally words to fear

Kevin Armstrong

OPINION: Government actions on investment markets throughout history have failed, so why should KiwiSaver regulations be any different?

Boom or bust for carless shopping centres?

An artist's impression of Midland Park as part of the golden mile transformation plans.

Wellington's retailers are disappointed by the plans to transform the city's 'golden mile' but experience shows pedestrianisation can work.

How agility in contracts can help innovation video

The common project-based contracts in use in New Zealand don't allow for flexibility and innovation – and that's a problem.

OPINION: The style of contracts lawyers are using to manage groundbreaking projects don't allow for the uncertainties these ventures present.

Skincare to protect oceans

Glen Stephens created the startup Sol+Sea skincare, winners of a $10,000 boost. Pictured with Venture Taranaki Chief ...

A Taranaki entrepreneur who grew up in the Pacific Islands has seen the damage done to coral reefs – and his new skincare range for the ourdoorsy aims to prevent more.

Eagle Brewing rebrands after ex-owner's offensive Facebook post

Eagle Brewing has rebranded to Five Peaks after its founder’s racist rant on social media. (File photo)

The North Canterbury brewery and pub has been rebranded as Five Peaks Brew Co, hoping it will give the beleaguered business a fresh start.

NZX 50 slips as investors eye higher interest rates

The prospect of higher interest rates weighed on the sharemarket.

The sharemarket weakened on the prospect of higher interest rates.

Private investigator used to spy on man mowing lawns

Green Acres hired a private investigator to spy on a former franchisee. (File pic)

Green Acres was granted a High Court injunction after showing a former franchisee had set up as a competitor.

Internet issue hits banks in NZ and Australia

Some bank websites were offline on Thursday afternoon.

ASB says services back up and running soon after 5pm, NZX also back online.

money

Insurance lessons from viral crash video video

Moments before collision between an overtaking car, and a milk tanker turning right. Screen grab taken from a video ...

EXPLAINER: Insurers won't pay, if they decide policyholders have been reckless.

'Don't be duped,' drivers warned on scam video

Email urges people to urgently renew their licence plate number.

ASB overcharged home loan break fees video

Millennials miss out in KiwiSaver panic switch

prosper

How agility in contracts can help innovation video

The common project-based contracts in use in New Zealand don't allow for flexibility and innovation – and that's a problem.

OPINION: The style of contracts lawyers are using to manage groundbreaking projects don't allow for the uncertainties these ventures present.

'Uber for home services' start-up has big plans

Entrepreneur Sakshin Niranjan has partnered with digital expert Rod Snodgrass to develop NexDo which they have dubbed ...

A start-up linking services provided in homes like cleaning and lawn moving with customers aspires to be as big as Trade Me

Five steps SMEs can take to lead on digital transformation

You might not have the resources to h ire a full IT team.

OPINION: Don't rush it, and be strategic about how you make change.

Mum inspires new sweet treat business venture

Katie Portmann, owner of the Cookie Dough Collective, says its raw cookie dough can be eaten straight from the tub like ...

Mum's cookie recipe has been turned into a thriving new business selling unbaked edible cookie dough by one small business owner

better business

How agility in contracts can help innovation video

The common project-based contracts in use in New Zealand don't allow for flexibility and innovation – and that's a problem.

OPINION: The style of contracts lawyers are using to manage groundbreaking projects don't allow for the uncertainties these ventures present.

Eagle Brewing rebrands after ex-owner's offensive Facebook post

Eagle Brewing has rebranded to Five Peaks after its founder’s racist rant on social media. (File photo)

The North Canterbury brewery and pub has been rebranded as Five Peaks Brew Co, hoping it will give the beleaguered business a fresh start.

Restaurant owner banned and fined after badly treating and underpaying staff video

The Employment Court has banned and fined Amar Deep Singh, pictured second from right (wearing waistcoat) with staff in ...

Staff at the popular Indian eateries worked long hours — many unpaid — and were kept out of sight. Then some began recording evidence.

Cafe offers free menstrual products after customer's period accident video

The couple were inspired to offer the products after a customer left in a hurry after having their period on a seat.

ADJØ cafe in Dunedin is now offering free tampons and pads to anyone who needs them.

property

Here's where house prices have lifted 50 per cent video

07022018 Feature Photo: JASON DORDAY/STUFF Elite Street series. Marine Parade in Herne Bay

A growth rate of over 50 per cent in median values in one small town highlights how rampant house price growth has been nationwide over the last year.

The people setting up Fieldays

Silver Fern Marquees directors Scott Taylor and Phil Muir outside the Isuzu site the company set up at Fieldays.

We're a sneeze away from the next alert level but plenty of businesses are taking the chance to market their products at Fieldays.

Builder's early morning Fieldays dash to nail best bargains video

Builder Steve Nielsen left home from the Hauraki Plains at 5am to be among the first through the gates at Fieldays.

Among the first to walk through the gates was Steve Nielsen, who had both his wallet and an open shopping list at the ready.

"Morally wrong" tax rules should go, investor forum told video

Brook van Velden, Tony Alexander, Nikki Connors, Nicola Willis, Melanie Rouse and Nick Goodall at the Propellor Property ...

Property investors gathered for a forum in Auckland expressed displeasure with the new rules.

opinion & analysis

Five steps SMEs can take to lead on digital transformation

You might not have the resources to h ire a full IT team.

OPINION: Don't rush it, and be strategic about how you make change.

Why you need to have a closer look at your health insurance

Reviewing health insurance is often about taking stock and thinking what happens if I stop taking it and how would I feel?

OPINION: We know New Zealand has an under-insurance issue, especially when it comes to health insurance.

We need to keep the focus on KiwiSaver fees

When setting up your KiwiSaver or switching provider, it can be easy to overlook the impact of fees on your pension pot.

OPINION: When setting up your KiwiSaver or switching provider, it can be easy to overlook the impact of fees on your pension pot.

Brexit faces problems at the Northern Irish border

Britain and the EU both have something to gain from playing tough over trade deals. Sadly, Northern Ireland may be the ...

ANALYSIS: Britain and EU both have something to gain from playing tough over trade deals. Sadly, Northern Ireland may be the fall guy.

nz farmer

Sustainable chem-free farming

there are endless considerations when developing solutions for the farming sector.

SPONSORED: Ballance Agri-Nutrients announces the launch of a five-year programme that aims to boost sustainability and growth in the agri-sector.

The only way is up for wool, says economist video

ANZ agricultural economist Susan Kilsby says wool growers' fortunes are beginning to look up as businesses find novel ...

OPINION: Wool isn't going anywhere despite a rocky road in the last few years.

Townie on track to become first woman to win iconic farming contest video

Woods comes from an urban background but might be about to make history if she’s named Young Farmer of the Year.

City-dweller Roshean Woods is aiming to break a 53-year-old glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to win the Young Farmer of the Year competition.

In charge of Fieldays' volunteer army

It’s Steve Chappell’s first time working on staff at Fieldays. He’s in charge of the 200-voluteer team.

Early morning starts and shift work, from parking to events, that's the life of a volunteer at Fieldays.

green business

Builder's early morning Fieldays dash to nail best bargains video

Builder Steve Nielsen left home from the Hauraki Plains at 5am to be among the first through the gates at Fieldays.

Among the first to walk through the gates was Steve Nielsen, who had both his wallet and an open shopping list at the ready.

The dark side of not being green video

Pathfinder Asset Management chief executive John Berry says sticking with the status quo will come at a high cost.

OPINION: Trying to stick to the status quo comes with significant risks for businesses.

Timber millers say log exports are killing them video

New Zealand is the world’s biggest log exporter, providing 20 per cent of the global market.

Forestry's reliance on exports, and one market in particular, is worrying the local timber market.

New Yarrow Stadium surface a mix of grass and fibre

The new playing surface of Yarrow Stadium will be a mix of natural grass and artificial fibre designed to last more than ...

The surface is used on 80 per cent of English premier football grounds, and the main rugby test venues in New Zealand.

world

UK-Aussie trade deal seen as a good sign

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, greets Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison at 10 Downing Street. The ...

Australia gets sweet deal with Britain - can we expect the same?

US companies are using AI to screen jobseekers, but does it work?

Dana Anthony recently had two job applications rejected after AI interviews, but she doesn’t know why.

A day after her interview for a role at Target, Dana Anthony got an email saying she didn't make the cut — she was rejected by a computer programme.

Brexit faces problems at the Northern Irish border

Britain and the EU both have something to gain from playing tough over trade deals. Sadly, Northern Ireland may be the ...

ANALYSIS: Britain and EU both have something to gain from playing tough over trade deals. Sadly, Northern Ireland may be the fall guy.

US lawmakers' massive swipe at big tech may be felt globally

Silicon valley CEOs: Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook, Google's Sundar Pichai and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

ANALYSIS: Five antitrust laws aim to aggressively rein in the market power of “big tech” companies and change the way they do business.

Advertisement
special offers