Top bosses' pay 'in another universe' compared to the workers video

Chief executive pay has been accelerating at a faster pace than worker pay.

There seems to be a growing acceptance of the huge inequity between people struggling on the minimum wage and “bizarre salaries” at the top, says the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner.

Should you have a whānau trust? video

Leeana Hamiora-Reweti and her brother Tamihana Hamiora-Reweti are setting up a whānau trust to help secure the future ...

Rotorua siblings believe many Māori families could benefit from setting one up.

Experts offer their top money advice

Are interest rate tools still working?

We asked a range of experts what one thing you should do to get on track in 2022.

Why the Reserve Bank isn't spineless and birdbrained

New Zealand had a stronger domestic economy than most and needed to started tightening, says Cameron Bagrie.

OPINION: The signals are saying get interest rates up, quickly. If only it was that easy.

NZ made, low sugar, low calorie RTD market booming video

Nick Marshall, Mat Croad, Anna Reeve, and Jay Reeve put their heads together during the “better for you” movement, and ...

While the new drinks are almost sugar-free, they are hiding behind the “health halo” of still being an alcoholic beverage, an expert says.

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Biden's praise for GM overlooks Tesla's actual EV leadership

A Tesla Inc. Model 3 electric automobile stands charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Breukelen, Netherlands. MUST ...

OPINION: U.S President Joe Biden's praise for General Motors electrification efforts overlooks Tesla's actual leadership in the EV market.

Power to X the future of renewable energy

Venture Taranaki chief executive Justine Gilliland spoke on Power to X at the Offshore Future Energy Forum in New Plymouth.

Venture Taranaki launched a future-focused concept paper, Power to X, on Thursday.

How to save money this summer

New Zealand is full of free, natural attractions and stunning beaches, like Whangamata, are just the beginning.

Whether you're trying to seriously rein in your spending after the festive season or just save a few dollars in 2022, here are some tips to help.

Christmas keeps getting more expensive video

Gifts are expected to be the biggest expense this Christmas, according to a Finder New Zealand survey.

The cost of Christmas is continuing to rise in New Zealand, as Kiwis continue to fork out more each silly season. But will supply chain issues affect shoppers this year?

Science of Christmas presents video

Who doesn’t love the idea of a Christmas tree under which there is a stack of presents? Actually, a lot of people. If ...

OPINION: How the receiver experiences your presents.

Why some homeowners choose to rent video

A “rentvestor” might live in Auckland, but own a house in a more affordably priced city like Christchurch.

Some people own a property, but rent the home they actually live in and there are many reasons why.

$36,000 New Year's resolution victory video

The human tendency towards optimism leads some to make many New Year’s resolutions. Science tells us it is better to ...

What we can learn from woman who paid off her debts in just 12 months.

Are you on track for retirement? video

Money is a means to an end. Wealth is less about dollars and cents, and about a bigger question, with an answer that is ...

OPINION: Unfortunately, there's no one-size-fits-all answer to that question.

Five things to know if you want to buy a house next year video

Do a budget so you can show a lender where your money is going.

Here are the steps you can take that brokers say will improve your chances of success.

How to survive the festive season in good financial shape

Even the most dedicated Christmas planner is likely to feel pressure during the festive season, but it is possible to ...

And get back on track if it all goes wrong.

money

$36,000 New Year's resolution victory video

The human tendency towards optimism leads some to make many New Year’s resolutions. Science tells us it is better to ...

What we can learn from woman who paid off her debts in just 12 months.

Are you on track for retirement? video

OPINION: Unfortunately, there's no one-size-fits-all answer to that question.

Five things to know if you want to buy a house next year video

How to make 2022 a better year financially

prosper

How to pay off credit card debts video

Many of us want to bury our heads in the sand and ignore where money goes, but I am sure such behaviour correlates ...

OPINION: Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis carry consumer debt that seems impossible to repay. Here's what you need to do to get debt free (on an average salary).

What I've Learned: Know who plays in your space

Bailey Meredith (left) and Anna Fahey say that as long-time friends, it is easier to have those tough conversations that ...

Best friends and business partners Anna Fahey and Bailey Meredith have had their towels stocked in stores across the world.

Nike boss admitted he was jailed for killing a boy

Nike boss Larry Miller served a jail sentence for the murder of a teenager in 1965. He says he did not lie about it, but ...

OPINION: US Nike executive Larry Miller revealed he killed teen when he was 16. If the company was based here, could it have dismissed him for keeping his past secret?

The 40-hour work week is extinct, and the dinosaurs are about to be wiped out

If you’re still following the archaic recruitment model – where your HR manager posts a job advertisement for a ...

OPINION: The “Great Resignation” is the slowly approaching meteor, and employers are going to have to move fast if they want to avoid it.

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LVR restrictions turning more buyers to non-bank lenders

Squirrel chief executive John Bolton said in the last few weeks, more prospective home loan buyers had been denied by ...

John Bolton, managing director of peer-to-peer mortgage broker Squirrel, says conservative behaviour from banks is driving more prospective home buyers to non-bank lenders.

New meals on wheels service hopes to reach elderly whānau video

Kōhatu Kwik Kai team members Sophie Gardiner, left, Josh Joseph and Bex Gardiner are gearing up to launch the meals on ...

The business hopes to make Māori kai more accessible, particulary to kaumātua who may have become more disconnected from their iwi.

Space transportation, charity pantry the top two at business awards

Stefan Powell, co-founder and chief technical officer at Dawn Aerospace, left, and James Powell, co-founder and general ...

Dawn Aerospace and Foodbank Canterbury won the two supreme accolades at the Westpac Champion Business Awards.

Westland's economy has biggest drop in the country while Buller booms post-flood video

Franz Josef Glacier. Ngi Tahu Tourism. The Helicopter Line. Franz Josef Glacier Guides will operations in time for the ...

Two districts on the West Coast tell vastly different stories of the post-Covid economy.

property

Why some homeowners choose to rent video

A “rentvestor” might live in Auckland, but own a house in a more affordably priced city like Christchurch.

Some people own a property, but rent the home they actually live in and there are many reasons why.

Couple sell home, instantly priced out of moving up Auckland ladder video

Couple Kristy and Samuel Eva with their eight-month-old daughter Sophia Eva at their home in Ranui, Auckland.

With 38 per cent of Auckland properties now owned by investors, the Eva family are avoiding homes they might look at - but they still can't find one.

The 22,100 homes owned by mega landlords with over 20 properties each video

Stuff has sent photographers around the country to profile mega landlord’s portfolios

New data shows the number of homes owned by mega landlords continue to grow, while first home buyers continue to get shut out of the market.

Advisor who saw start of subprime crisis talks risks to house market video

Dunedin mortgage advisor Liam Thomas says he cannot see a 2008-style housing crash in New Zealand.

The risk of a similar crisis to 2008 is unlikely in NZ, Liam Thomas says, but brain drain could present a risk.

opinion & analysis

How to make 2022 a better year financially

What should you do to do better financially in 2022?

OPINION: A wealth mindset, where you invest today for a better tomorrow, is key for ongoing financial success.

Why single customer view makes life easier for customers and employees alike

Mike O'Donnell.

OPINION: A single customer view has become the objective of most companies providing multiple services to one customer.

Time to re-name 'special' home loans video

‘Special’ home loan rates are mis-named. There’s nothing special about them.

OPINION: Calling standard home loans 'special' is an abuse of the English language.

How to pay off credit card debts video

Many of us want to bury our heads in the sand and ignore where money goes, but I am sure such behaviour correlates ...

OPINION: Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis carry consumer debt that seems impossible to repay. Here's what you need to do to get debt free (on an average salary).

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'Like a mob of cattle': Residents take up arms as rampant rabbits ruin land video

A wild rabbit helps itself to kale in the vege garden.

Rabbits are destroying vineyards and running rife through Central Otago. Landowners are so frustrated they are taking up arms - literally.

Fish & Game fears council 'turned a blind eye' to worrying levels on protected river video

The Rakaia River at sundown (file photo).

A leaked report has found a power company and an irrigator breached the Rakaia River's protection order - and ECan was not watching closely enough to act.

Sealord considers mandatory vaccinations video

Sealord chief executive Doug Paulin says he is mindful that Covid-19 vaccinations are an emotive topic as he consults ...

Chief executive Doug Paulin says the proposal would impact about 800 of its 1200 New Zealand staff.

Councillor won't stand again if schedule not sorted

Southland District Councillor Karyn Owen says she won't stand for a second term if a timetable issue isn’t tweaked.

A Southland District Councillor says she will not go for a second term if a “small but very important” timetable issue isn’t tweaked, which she says is hindering diversity at the council table.

green business

Half a tonne of leftover Halloween lollies redistributed video

Lollies, cookies and chocolate - and lots of plastic pumpkins – were donated by The Warehouse. Pictured is Anna ...

Halloween candy that didn't sell in Waikato Warehouse stores was saved from landfill by a food rescue service.

With time running out on climate change, investors force companies to act

Activist investors can create change where they want to, says Kōura Wealth founder Rupert Carlyon.

Shareholders are using their clout to get action on climate change, but there are fears NZ’s small, intertwined markets are holding back investor activism here.

How the climate change megatrend will influence investments

Climate activists hold up banners during a protest organized by the Cop26 Coalition in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. ...

OPINION: Pressure is on all countries to “pull their weight” in reducing carbon emmissions – creating both opportunities and risks for investors.

Startup enlists insect army to tackle food waste

(L-R) Alex Arnold, co-founder and CTO of Bardee, co-founder and chief executive Phoebe Gardner and Blackbird Ventures ...

An Aussie start up hopes to harness the power of insects to transform the world’s food waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser and pet products.

world

Erdogan’s zany monetary experiment is impoverishing Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) speaks with villagers in Antalya, Turkey.

The Turkish president is at war with the markets.

Egg McMuffin: A triumph of innovation that could never be created today

Glorious innovation: The Egg McMuffin.

ANALYSIS: Herb Peterson lured famously stubborn McDonald's chairman Ray Kroc to his kitchen to sample one. He devoured two of them on the spot.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson praises Peppa Pig in business speech

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “I’ve never been anything other than business’s No 1 fan.”

Johnson promised to champion a green industrial revolution for Britain – and hailed preschool favourite Peppa Pig as an inspiring model for the UK economy.

China is unlikely to reopen its borders in 2022

Statues along a street are seen with masks placed on them as a WHO mission team visits Wuhan in central China's Hubei ...

In the last large country with a zero-Covid policy, a single case can still lead to city-wide testing and lockdown.

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