Record drop in unemployment to 4% video

Unemployment has fallen again.

10:48 AM  ANZ and BNZ forecast official cash rate will rise to 1% by end of the year.

Air NZ forecasts bigger loss of up to $530m video

The suspension of the trans-Tasman bubble has hurt Air New Zealand’s business.

10:21 AM  The suspension of the trans-Tasman bubble has hurt the airline's business.

Chorus subcontractors culled as UFB connection work dries up

UFB connection numbers were well below forecast in June, a Ventia statement reveals.

Linesmen given less than one month's notice by Ventia their services are no longer required, according to email.

ComCom worried telcos using copper confusion as marketing tactic

Watchdog is worried consumers are being pressured to move off copper services even in areas where that is not necessary ...

Gradual withdrawal of copper phone services is a once-in-a-generation marketing opportunity for telcos, but watchdog calls for more honesty.

Longer waits for vet services as shortage bites video

Pet owners will have to wait longer and pay more to access routine veterinarian care, as labour shortages bit, experts ...

Increased pet ownership and a severe shortage of vets are causing longer wait times and higher prices.

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Sheep savaged in dog attack caught on camera video

Several sheep were killed by a border collie in an attack in Dunedin. (File photo)

A mystery border collie killed three sheep and severely injured two others on a Dunedin lifestyle block, before being led away by its owner.

Dairy prices fall at auction video

Dairy prices have fallen for eight auctions in a row.

Whole milk powder prices fell even though Fonterra reduced the volume on offer.

Reining in the risk-free property market

Danu Abeysuriya, CTO and founder of Rush Digital, says he probably should have become a property mogul.

OPINION: 'I should have just become a property mogul,' Danu Abeysuriya says.

Seven steps and great storytelling can make your marketing message

Marketing strategist Rachel Klaver.

OPINION: Learning from blockbusters and thinking of customers rather than yourself can make a big difference.

Be careful when working with those closest to you

Employment lawyer Peter Cullen: “Whether the dismissal is fair and reasonable really does depend on the exact circumstances.”

OPINION: Recent legal case shows how nasty things can get when romance and work intermingle.

More bad news for term deposit holders

Inflation is coming to eat your savings.

Rising interest rates should be cause for celebration for savers - but there is a warning.

Northland holds breath ahead of Marsden Point vote

The oil refinery, based at Marsden Point, has been refining oil since 1964, but that could stop with this proposal. ...

A crucial shareholder vote could see New Zealand's only oil refinery become a fuel import terminal, putting 300 jobs at risk.

Covid had minor effect on power company

Throughout the year, Electricity Invercargill Ltd total capital investment was $4.3 million and a further $1.6 million ...

Electricity Invercargill Limited has posted an $8.55 million surplus for the financial year, marginally below the 2020 result and 2021 target.

Application for Waikaia gold mine lodged

Waikaia Commercial Hotel owner Wendy-Jane Williamson said the opening of a new mine would be positive news for the township.

A resource consent has been lodged by Broomore Gold Limited to mine for alluvial gold in Winding Creek valley, approximately two kilometres east of Waikaia township.

Roadworks hammer shops and force florist to open pop-up to stay afloat video

Council signs alert motorists the shops are still trading.

Florist Sue Abbott had just taken on a new staff member when roadworks started on her street. Months later, she has had to open a pop-up shop to keep trading.

money

ANZ, Milford among top performing KiwiSaver funds

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Overall KiwiSaver assets are worth $82.8 billion, up from $76.3b at the end of last year.

The consumer laws Gen Zs don't know about video

Because of the gaps in their knowledge, almost half of all young people are likely to leave a consumer rights issue unresolved.

1980s investors have a warning for those in the sharemarket in 2021

What's the price of cheese overseas?

prosper

Seven steps and great storytelling can make your marketing message

Marketing strategist Rachel Klaver.

OPINION: Learning from blockbusters and thinking of customers rather than yourself can make a big difference.

How to promote a business: From smiley face balloons to number plates

The Party People's Drummoyne, Sydney, Megastore grand opening in 2012.

OPINION: Even during Australia's lockdown, businesses can find interesting ways to get the word out.

Meet the Auckland family who have spent three generations on the ice video

The Blong family have loved running and owning a business that involves all generations. (L-R) Rosie Armstrong, Nell ...

Ross Blong traded a dairy farm for an ice skating rink in 1974, Paradice Ice Skating now have seven rinks across the country.

We need border rethink to fix skills chasm video

EMA chief executive Brett O'Riley says the skills shortage is now across multiple sectors, constraining growth across ...

OPINION: Without concerted intervention the already severe skills shortage will only deepen, says EMA chief executive Brett O'Riley.

better business

Roadworks hammer shops and force florist to open pop-up to stay afloat video

Council signs alert motorists the shops are still trading.

Florist Sue Abbott had just taken on a new staff member when roadworks started on her street. Months later, she has had to open a pop-up shop to keep trading.

Woman who sought damages from quake advocate and lawyer must pay them $225,000 video

Bryan Staples at his former “earthquake hub" on the Ferry Rd and Fitzgerald Ave corner in Christchurch.

Losing litigation can be costly as a former Christchurch homeowner has found.

Ryman shareholders grill board at annual meeting video

Outgoing Ryman group chief executive Gordon MacLeod says the company has more than enough working capital to meet its ...

Shareholders of the biggest retirement village business are worried about the fall in its share price and its high debt.

Worker ended up in coma after company 'took shortcuts' in manufacturing process

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56 Wickham St, Bromley  Christchurch, Fire and Emergency staff or Work Safe staff are ...

A company was under pressure to meet supply demands when it tried to make the active ingredient in the pesticide 1080 and a worker ended up in an induced coma.

property

Reining in the risk-free property market

Danu Abeysuriya, CTO and founder of Rush Digital, says he probably should have become a property mogul.

OPINION: 'I should have just become a property mogul,' Danu Abeysuriya says.

James Hardie leaky building lawsuit ends without compensation for home owners video

The James Hardies leaky homes class action was taking place at the High Court in Auckland.

Settlement sees no compensation for disappointed owners of leaky homes.

Lending change will slow 'big beast' property market video

Dunedin house prices grew by 4.5 per cent over the quarter, taking its average price to $664,560.

The Reserve Bank’s plan to introduce tighter lending restrictions should reduce the ongoing momentum of the housing market, CoreLogic says.

Up to 90 new homes likely for former hotel site video

The land on Papanui Rd and Onslow St in Merivale has been sold for housing development.

Despite consent for a hotel, a large block will be developed with apartments or townhouses.

opinion & analysis

Seven steps and great storytelling can make your marketing message

Marketing strategist Rachel Klaver.

OPINION: Learning from blockbusters and thinking of customers rather than yourself can make a big difference.

Government should grant New Zealand's migrants residency

Oliver Hartwich of The New Zealand Initiative.

OPINION: Government should apologise to thousands of migrants and their families for distress caused during the border closure.

What Square's purchase of Afterpay means for the future of credit and payments

For Afterpay, the deal makes perfect sense.

OPINION: The deal says a lot more about how we'll pay in the future than it does about Afterpay’s past success.

We need border rethink to fix skills chasm video

EMA chief executive Brett O'Riley says the skills shortage is now across multiple sectors, constraining growth across ...

OPINION: Without concerted intervention the already severe skills shortage will only deepen, says EMA chief executive Brett O'Riley.

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Shearing company in liquidation owes $553k

A Southland shearing and firewood services company is in liquidation.

Southland company X Factor Shearing has been put into liquidation owing $553,654 to unsecured creditors.

Pandemic takes a toll on slink skin industry

A newborn lamb and its mother have been moved inside in preparation for another wintery blast in Southland.

Most farmers will have to dispose of their own dead stock this year as the slink skin industry suffers through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Relief from growers at news RSE workers can soon skip MIQ video

Seasonal workers like Sam Eliapo, pictured, will now be able to travel to New Zealand from Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu ...

New Zealanders 'will continue to be the priority for employment'.

Water saving grass could help farmers through dry summers video

Vishna Weerarathne, a PhD student at Massey University, has identified ‘elite’ grass plants that can use water more ...

A Massey University researcher has identified rye grass plants that use water more efficiently.

green business

Japanese partner for port's hydrogen plan video

Auckland Transport's trial hydrogen bus gases up at Ports of Auckland's hydrogen refuelling station.

Hydrogen gathers more momentum, as Ports of Auckland joins forces with an overseas investor

Green hydrogen explained video

In 2022, Hiringa Energy wants to open four hydrogen refuelling stations across the country to fuel long-distance trucks.

Hydrogen is already fuelling trucks, buses and industrial processes. Is it a viable alternative to fossil fuels?

Dairy companies, volunteers dig deep to restore waterways, habitats video

Raniera Gillett and Marjo Ermens helping to plant some of the 3000 native trees around bat hill at Buxton Farm.

Shovel-ready volunteers dig in for riparian planting projects to help restore biodiversity on a dairy farm and a bat colony.

Greening up money flows is the aim of the Centre for Sustainable Finance

The ambition is to accelerate change and ensure the country keeps up with its obligations, says Bridget Coates.

Hoping to change the financial system, the Sustainable Finance Forum has launched an organisation to help bring to life its ambitious long-term plan.

world

Qantas to stand down 2500 employees due to Covid-19 outbreaks

Qantas says no job losses are expected.

Qantas and Jetstar employees will be stood down for an estimated two months in response to Australia's coronavirus lockdown.

Ferrari posts steady profit before outsider CEO takes helm

Ferrari has maintained a stable profit, but is lagging behind its rivals in terms of electrification.

Ferrari's profits are up, but it is lagging behind in electrification as a new CEO is set to take over.

How to promote a business: From smiley face balloons to number plates

The Party People's Drummoyne, Sydney, Megastore grand opening in 2012.

OPINION: Even during Australia's lockdown, businesses can find interesting ways to get the word out.

Facebook's questionable Ray-Ban smart glasses collaboration

Facebook is collaborating on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

OPINION: Facebook’s next hardware release feel a little bit tragic, even before I’ve set eyes on it.

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