Law change ahead for commercial leases video

Rents are a burden for many businesses operating under Covid-19 restrictions.

Justice minister says law change would require landlords and tenants to agree on "fair" rent during Covid-19 restrictions.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare weighs on NZX50

The New Zealand sharemarket lost a little more ground on Tuesday.

The NZ market faced a few headwinds with Australian stocks down more than 1 per cent, and declines on Wall Street overnight.

8000 more on the Jobseeker benefit since lockdown began video

The latest lockdown has prompted a jump in the number of people on Jobseeker support.

But those who remain in work are earning more, new figures show.

Tax change expected to cost property investors $1b over four years video

Housing construction costs are on the rise.

Interest deductibility rules will take effect from Friday, with transferrable, 20-year exemption for 'new builds'.

Borrower gets $6500 refund for unaffordable car loan video

The woman had to borrow from family and friends.

Mother-of-three had to borrow from friends and family to feed her kids.

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Tourism business offers free school holiday entry to vaccinated visitors video

Highlands chief executive Josie Spillane has offered free entry for vaccinated people as a means to support the national ...

Highlands Motorsport Park is giving free entry to Covid-19 vaccinated people during the school holidays, but is surprised some people have criticised the offer.

Law change ahead for commercial leases video

Rents are a burden for many businesses operating under Covid-19 restrictions.

Justice Minister Kris Faafoi says the law change would require landlords and tenants to agree on a "fair" amount of rent during Covid-19 restrictions. If unable to agree, they would be required to go to arbitration.

No supermarket on the horizon for central Christchurch site

This site on the corner of Manchester St and Salisbury St is owned by Foodstuffs, but don’t expect to see a supermarket ...

Foodstuffs says it won't be building a supermarket on an empty piece of land in central Christchurch until the council completes a road upgrade, but that could take years.

The secret behind company culture in a Covid-19, and work from home climate

Company culture helps to execute strategy. (File photo)

OPINION: How do you improve company culture in a hybrid model when it is traditionally done in a physical space?

Kiwibank app, online banking out of action again

Kiwibank’s problems have entered a third week.

Bank has been battling 'intermittent issues' for weeks.

Time to open the borders for vaccinated travellers

Jacinda Ardern is forgetting some New Zealanders who aren’t included in the team of five million.

OPINION: There’s no social distancing in the MIQ virtual lobby.

New director and permanent chair join Christchurch stadium board video

Barry Bragg is the new permanent chairman of the company overseeing the construction of Christchurch’s new stadium.

Ngāi Tahu Farming chairman Barry Bragg will be the company's new permanent chairman and businessman Gill Cox has joined the board too.

Tax change expected to cost property investors $1b over four years video

Housing construction costs are on the rise.

Interest deductibility rules will take effect from Friday, with transferrable, 20-year exemption for 'new builds'.

EV maker backed by Leonardo DiCaprio valued at US$20 billion in SPAC deal video

The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV – the Polestar 1 was a PHEV.

Electric vehicle maker Polestar has agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check company at a roughly US$20 billion.

Railway station eyed as space for Menzies Building tenants

Gaire Thompson has bought the former Invercargill Railway Station building on Leven St in Invercargill.

Gaire Thompson has sold the Menzies Building in Invercargill, but at the same time has bought the former Invercargill Railway Station building just metres away.

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Making it rain: How to hire a rainmaker for your business

Sometimes your business needs some flow.

OPINION: A rainmaker is someone who can bring in a great deal of business or revenue for their company.

How locked borders led to the birth of a business

For Charlotte Greer, lockdown was the perfect opportunity to start a business.

OPINION: When lockdown thwarted her plans for an OE, Charlotte Greer launched a company instead.

Southland businesses support Fiordland

The first session of the Fiordland Business Support Summit was held at The Fat Duck in Te Anau on Sunday afternoon where ...

What started as a Southland business asking how it could help, has grown into a five-day, 18-session summit to support Fiordland businesses.

Saving the planet from plastic with eco cleaning products video

Ellie Brade and Mark Sorenson, co-founders of Cleanery products and The Sustainable Care Company, want to save the ...

Cleanery is taking on the giants of the cleaning products world with the support of a chocolate milk advertising guru

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Businessman's new company registered day after liquidation to be scrutinised

Rocky Luthra in 2010 when he was running a contracting business in Blenheim.

Rajesh Luthra had plans when his company failed. The next day, he registered a new one.

Roading engineer used false invoicing scheme to scam council of $178,000

The Hurunui District Council offices are based in Amberley, North Canterbury.

A roading engineer who says he was upset by “racist remarks” has admitted his role in a scheme that siphoned $178,365 from a council's coffers.

Saving the planet from plastic with eco cleaning products video

Ellie Brade and Mark Sorenson, co-founders of Cleanery products and The Sustainable Care Company, want to save the ...

Cleanery is taking on the giants of the cleaning products world with the support of a chocolate milk advertising guru

'This bloody almighty bang': power surge rips through Otago town.

Numerous appliances at more than 20 properties were destroyed in the electrical surge. (File photo)

The surge blew plugs from sockets and destroyed TVs, fridges and microwaves. It left residents of Millers Flat with plenty of unanswered questions.

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Railway station eyed as space for Menzies Building tenants

Gaire Thompson has bought the former Invercargill Railway Station building on Leven St in Invercargill.

Gaire Thompson has sold the Menzies Building in Invercargill, but at the same time has bought the former Invercargill Railway Station building just metres away.

Call for estate agents to stop providing inspector recommendations video

Pre-purchase property inspections are often relied upon to find any defect with a house.

Bruce Symon helped develop govt guidelines for pre-purchase inspections, but they remain voluntary, and he says unaccredited inspectors are rife.

The most-viewed property listings in NZ's most popular suburbs video

If you looked at the last place and thought, no, my mansion needs to be bigger than that. Well, here you go.

Own one of two sprawling Christchurch mansions, for the price of an Auckland villa.

Homeowners cash in: Some suburbs' median prices jump $500k video

Herne Bay remains the country’s most expensive suburb, with a median value of $3.25 million.

Prices in five suburbs increased by more than 40 per cent in the year to August, Corelogic says.

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Time will tell if global markets keep calm in the face of Evergrande, US debt

Evergrande remains under close watch with nearly US$50 million (NZ$71 million) in interest payments due this week.

OPINION: The NZX50 made a slight gain last week, as did many major global indices, but there are a couple of potentially big catalysts lying in wait.

Evergrande unlikely to cause the next Global Financial Crisis

Residents wear a mask while walking through the Evergrande City.

OPINION: Swap Evergrande for Lehman Brothers and we have what at first glance looks like a similar situation to the 2008 financial crash.

Aukus will change our relationship with Australia — that much is certain

US President Joe Biden meets with Australian PM Scott Morrison on September 21. Australia’s decision to build ...

OPINION: While we cautiously navigate the growing tensions between China and America, our closest ally has thrown all its chips in with the US.

How high does the carbon price have to reach before it changes behaviour?

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth.

OPINION: Fuel is considered to be just another living expense. We expect price to go up and complain when it does, but we go on filling up the car without thinking about it.

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Zespri's exports to China continue as normal after Covid-19 found on kiwifruit

Zespri says the positive test result has come late in the kiwifruit season and will not affect exports to China. (File photo)

The kiwifruit marketer says further testing has failed to find the virus on its fruit.

Synlait to sell reusable stainless milk bottles

Synlait plans to launch the stainless steel reusable milk bottles from next month.

The company plans to start selling the reusable milk bottles through New World stores in the South Island from October 4.

Seasonal workers from some Pacific Islands can skip MIQ next week video

Vaccinated seasonal workers from some Pacific Islands can travel to New Zealand without going through managed isolation ...

Workers must have at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine before arriving in New Zealand and complete a five-day isolation period.

Controversial farm sales to forestry an 'emotional decision' for farmers video

Federated Farmers Wairarapa president William Beetham says farmers agonise over whether to sell to forestry and ...

Sheep and beef farmers face competing considerations when selling their land to forestry, and the decision is often an agonising one.

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Banking on nature to fight climate change video

At 6.4 million hectares, the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled ...

Faced with the emergency of global warming, investors want to greatly expand the volume of carbon credits for sale.

Contaminated - bowling clubs grapple with toxic legacy and red tape

Kihikihi Bowling Club president Dave Barnett has been wrestling with his local council to get the club’s redevelopment ...

Decades of dousing bowling greens with chemicals to eradicate pests and create the perfect green has left at least one club paying the price.

How high does the carbon price have to reach before it changes behaviour?

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth.

OPINION: Fuel is considered to be just another living expense. We expect price to go up and complain when it does, but we go on filling up the car without thinking about it.

McDonald's to slash the plastic in Happy Meal toys by 2025

McDonald’s says it is working with toy companies to develop new ideas, such as three-dimensional cardboard characters.

McDonald’s makes a global pledge to cut fossil fuel-based plastic in the toys in Happy Meals, which were first introduced in 1979.

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EV maker backed by Leonardo DiCaprio valued at US$20 billion in SPAC deal video

The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV – the Polestar 1 was a PHEV.

Electric vehicle maker Polestar has agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check company at a roughly US$20 billion.

UK scrambles for truck drivers amid petrol supply woes

An instructor directs a learner truck driver at the National Driving Centre in Croydon, south London, Wednesday, Sept. ...

British energy firms are rationing supplies of gas - the latest in a string of shortages that have seen McDonald’s take milkshakes off the menu and KFC run short of chicken.

Microsoft's six big announcements

The Surface Pro 8.

With the Windows 11 release date just around the corner, Microsoft announced a new touchscreen-based lineup, designed with the new system in mind.

Evergrande unlikely to cause the next Global Financial Crisis

Residents wear a mask while walking through the Evergrande City.

OPINION: Swap Evergrande for Lehman Brothers and we have what at first glance looks like a similar situation to the 2008 financial crash.

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