Firms told 'do the right thing' and pay staff correctly during lockdown video

During the previous three-day level 3 lockdown in February, optometry retailer OPSM only paid staff 25 per cent of their ...

3 min ago  Calls for employers to pay staff in lockdown, after retailers H&M and OPSM failed to pay staff full wages during previous lockdown.

NZ's economy is a housing market with bits tacked on

The housing market is the master of New Zealand’s economy, not the servant, says Bernard Hickey.

OPINION: Grant Robertson ordered the Reserve Bank to care about first home buyers, showing just how impotent the Government has made itself.

ASB increases interest rate

ASB is increasing term deposit rates.

Bank bucks trend of falling rates to increase term deposit offer.

Dairy business gets loan discount if hits environmental targets video

Southern Pastures executive chairman Prem Maan says farming in New Zealand should be driven by the ambition to become ...

A deal between a dairy investor and BNZ is the first farming loan tied to environmental targets.

LVR rules reinstated, scepticism it will cool housing market

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9:22 AM  The Reserve Bank's restrictions on home loans kick in from today, but those in the industry don't believe it will do much to cool the market.

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DB replacing 'off' batch of Tui after complaints

Customers complained of a sulphur-like smell and taste to some Tui beer.

Customers reported a sulphur-like smell and taste, but the brewing company says the beer is safe to drink.

Game on, again: GameStop surges and no one truly knows why

When GameStop’s chief financial officer agreed to leave the company this week, speculation rose that the departure was ...

After weeks of going dormant, shares of GameStop have suddently shot up again, leaving Wall Street puzzled.

Fonterra to pay more for sustainable milk video

Farm Source group director Richard Allen says more customers want to know how Fonterra's milk is produced.

Dairy farmers could get 10 cents more over the farm gate milk price for meeting environmental and animal welfare standards.

Nearly 80 per cent of landlords own just one property video

Most residential landlords are small-time operators with just one or two rental properties.

They’re visible, active, often controversial participants in the current housing market - but it’s incorrect to think that most investors own multiple rental properties.

Mr Potato Head goes gender neutral

Hasbro Inc is dropping “mister” from the Mr Potato Head brand to make the popular toy line gender neutral and appeal to ...

Woke makeover for classic toy as companies rush to appeal to changing consumer preferences.

Qantas posts $1.16b half-year loss due to pandemic

Qantas dived to a NZ$1.16b loss in the six months to December 31 after Covid-19 forced it to ground most of its fleet.

Australian airline plans to resume international flights at the end of October after vaccine rollout, but travel to NZ could start in July.

Worst year of weather, ever video

Hailstones from the Motueka hailstorm on Boxing Day.

Insurers faced a record $248 million of weather-related claims in 2020.

Taco Bell rollout gathers speed video

Restaurant Brands plans to roll out another 10 Taco Bells across New Zealand and Australia in the next year.

Fastfood company serves up bigger profit during a disrupted year.

Don't let FOMO lead you to lose it all

GameStop’s share price has swung wildly.

OPINION: Here's why following the investment strategies you hear about online isn't always a good idea.

Tax obligations for businesses claiming Covid-19 support

Almost 760,000 businesses and sole traders have claimed wage subsidies or claimed under the leave support scheme, and ...

ANALYSIS: Resurgence support payment is the latest in a range of subsidies offered by the Government, but how will these play out come tax time?

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Metal payment cards launched video

New Zealand's first metal payment card- the American Express Platinum card.

American Express Platinum cards are now real metal, but the annual fee is $1250.

Uninsured driver's $40,600 debt after crash video

Decade-long debt for uninsured driver who totalled expensive car, AA Insurance says.

The new world of investing: Air Jordans, Banksys and cat gifs

'Use at your own risk': Consumer NZ warns about Feverup.com no-refund policy

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Five ways for SMEs to better manage finances in a post-Covid world

Kunal Sawhney is founder & CEO at Kalkine.

OPINION: Covid-19 has taught us all some hard lessons. It's imperative we learn them so we can survive the next crisis.

PM's plea to businesses: check your staff are following the Covid-19 rules video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued a plea to businesses to do their bit to stamp out Covid-19 on the first day of ...

After revelations that multiple people who have Covid-19 went to work while infectious, Jacinda Ardern asks employers to ensure their staff are complying with restrictions.

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Get support, but be careful who you listen to.

OPINION: Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur, but not many make it, so here's some of the best advice to get going.

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Lockdown hurts retailers

Auckland’s Queen St was virtually empty during February's short lockdown.

The three day halt to non-essential trading was costly for core retailers.

Kiwibank branch closures on the cards video

Kiwibank lent more money to home buyers and businesses as the pandemic recovery went on.

Kiwibank expects to decide by the end of March on whether seven branches will stay or close.

Inner city office owner triples profit

Precinct Properties chief executive Scott Pritchard says its office buildings are 98 per cent leased with on floor ...

Precinct Properties says bulk of tenants are back in their offices despite more flexible working policies.

Avocados from Oaonui anyone?

Taranaki's potential as an avocado growing region is the topic of a seminar next month.

A tiny coastal Taranaki community known for dairy farms and a natural gas production station could soon become known for its avocados.

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LVR rules reinstated, skepticism it will cool housing market video

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The Reserve Bank's restrictions on home loans kick in from today, but those in the industry don't believe it will do much to cool the market.

Welcome to the new Vulgarians

‘’Real estate has become the new problem gambling,’’ says Jane Bowron.

OPINION: It’s the quick and the dead out there when it comes to property buying - and oh, by the way, what did you pay for yours?

Christchurch developers sell out of inner city homes video

These million-dollar homes will be completed in the east frame later this year, and most are now sold.

Central Christchurch is short of new builds, despite vacant land and a push for more residents.

NZ's economy is a housing market with bits tacked on

The housing market is the master of New Zealand’s economy, not the servant, says Bernard Hickey.

OPINION: Grant Robertson ordered the Reserve Bank to care about first home buyers, showing just how impotent the Government has made itself.

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Here's why I can't get excited about 12 families getting homes video

In the month of January alone 4957 houses changed hands for almost 20 per cent more than the year before.

OPINION: First-home buyers need decisive action, not a hand up to a lucky few.

New Zealand's stocks rose internationally during Covid

Rebecca Smith, director of the New Zealand Story Group.

OPINION: Our latest leap in soft power is just the latest accolade helping New Zealand now be recognised as one of the most globally trusted country brands.

Reserve Bank tasked with an impossible riddle

Many homes could house more than one family, but housing, and ageing policies are not as friendly as they could be to ...

OPINION: Governor Adrian Orr is in a bind – higher interest rates will make housing more affordable, but we sustain employment by keeping rates low.

How it started, how it's going video

Waikato University economics and public policy Professor Les Oxley

When Covid hit, the economic scenarios were gloomy. So what happened?

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No, your steak and chops aren't carbon-neutral, says govt

Last year, the meat industry claimed it was ‘close to being carbon neutral’ after it funded a study from AUT researchers.

New government report challenges an industry study concluding our beef and lamb farms are nearly carbon-neutral.

One option left for wastewater plant

Fonterra’s preferred location for a new wastewater plant is next to its Hautapu factory in the Waikato.

Fonterra narrows its options to build a $60m wastewater treatment plant in the Waikato.

'Stormy Fruit' a silver lining from hailstorm video

Golden Bay Fruit launched its new “Stormy Fruit” brand at the end of February, made up of fruit affected by the Boxing ...

Healthy apples slightly damaged in the Boxing Day hailstorm will be exported overseas under a line called 'Stormy Fruit', a brand showing “imperfect" fruit can still be high-quality.

Farmer's $200,000 lesson from Hawke's Bay drought

Last summer’s drought was among the worst to hit the Hawke’s Bay region in recent history. (File photo)

Donated feed was "a lifesaver" for Bruce Goldstone last summer. Now he's ready to repay the favour.

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Sun helps power Hamilton factory

The Laminex NZ factory in Pukete, Hamilton, was kitted out with a solar energy system in 2020.

Solar power system generating electricity and savings in first three months of operation.

What is the cheapest way to cut carbon?

In his new book, ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster’, Bill Gates suggests using a “green premium”, or the gap between the ...

Bill Gates is the latest to grapple with a thorny question.

Climate change action plan released

Climate Minister James Shaw attended the launch of the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum last year, with the group due to ...

Pioneering group releases list of measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and prepare for the effects of climate change in the top of the South Island.

Thriving Auckland start-up relocated to Blenheim for a 'slower pace of life'

AWWA co-founder Kylie Matthews made the decision to move to Blenheim five years ago.

The women behind period proof underwear AWWA have sold over 100,000 in the country and around the globe in two years, saving hundreds of millions of single use items from landfill.

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The new world of investing: Air Jordans, Banksys and cat gifs

The Nyan cat gif of a cartoon cat with a pop tart body flying through space leaving a rainbow behind, sold for 300 ...

Forget stamps, coins, and antiques, a new cohort of collectors is more interested in the buzz of owning a slice of popular culture.

Suzuki's 91-year-old 'driving force' to ease back video

Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki speaks during an online press conference during which he announced his retirement.

Suzuki's 91-year-old chairman is retiring and has appointed his 61-year-old son as his successor.

Hyundai's $1.2 billion recall shows EV glory is no one-way road video

A Hyundai Kona electric SUV shown in 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by SeongJoon Cho

Hyundai's $900 million recall shows EV glory is no one-way road

From $100,000 to $1b in three years: The investor sitting on an Afterpay windfall

The deal to buy out investors in its US subsidiary will be highly accretive for Afterpay says its chief executive, ...

Starry-eyed Afterpay investors might not know that the buy now, pay later behemoth’s $40 billion market valuation is based on a business it doesn’t entirely own.

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