Air NZ announces mandatory vaccination for more than 50 per cent of staff video

About half of the 7840 full-time staff at Air NZ will be required to be vaccinated under new company policy.

Four thousand of the 7840 full-time staff at Air NZ will be required to be vaccinated under new company policy.

10 actions to deal with supermarket 'dishonesty' - Consumer NZ video

Jon Duffy says shoppers don’t notice individual price increases until their bill is higher at the till, because they ...

The consumer watchdog wants a supermarket commissioner appointed and greater transparency of supermarket pricing.

Bikes, boats and barbecues: What Aucklanders are buying in level 3

Ruby Topzand says Aucklanders are clearing out their books and buying bikes and boats as the city moves out of lockdown ...

Aucklanders are clearing out books and art and searching for bikes and boats as the city moves out of lockdown into spring.

Snapper catch rules loosened after more than 15 years video

Snapper allowances on the North Island’s west coast have increased after recovering well from limitations imposed in 2005.

A Government review had led to revised catch limits on a number of species.

Consumer: Shoppers paying $10m in buy-now-pay-later late fees

Buy-now-pay-later can be expensive if you miss a payment.

Services are free - but only if you don't miss a payment.

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Bikes, boats and barbecues: What Aucklanders are buying in level 3

Ruby Topzand says Aucklanders are clearing out their books and buying bikes and boats as the city moves out of lockdown ...

Aucklanders are clearing out books and art and searching for bikes and boats as the city moves out of lockdown into spring.

Public interest journalism $18m spend to fund about 110 new roles over two years video

Stuff reporter Matthew Littlewood (right) working on a transport story in Timaru. With him are Environment Canterbury ...

Some of the funding is for a new scheme to fill gaps in court reporting, and the local democracy scheme is being expanded.

Large wide-body jets could land at proposed Central Otago airport, report finds video

Wide-body aircraft such as Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 should be able to land at the proposed Central Otago airport.

Christchurch Airport says the assessment is encouraging and predicts the proposed airport could be completed by 2029.

10 actions to deal with supermarket 'dishonesty' - Consumer NZ video

Jon Duffy says shoppers don’t notice individual price increases until their bill is higher at the till, because they ...

The consumer watchdog wants a supermarket commissioner appointed and greater transparency of supermarket pricing.

Coastal community 'sad and burdened' by Barrytown mine plan

Barrytown on the West Coast between Greymouth and Punakaiki.

A West Coast man has spoken of the sadness and sense of gloom that has descended on his quiet community since a mining company has sought to move in.

Westpac names Kiwi as new boss video

Catherine McGrath, Westpac's new chief executive.

Catherine McGrath appointed as chief executive of Westpac's New Zealand business.

Public service requires 'a thick skin' video

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said the survey results were similar to those recorded by neighbouring councils.

Public perception of Waipā District Council takes a dive but elected members say they won't shy away from controversial issues.

Cardboard cathedral is allowed to stay after rush to secure consent video

An Easter service at the Anglican Transitional Cathedral.

With the innovative building's temporary consent about to expire, it faced possible removal.

The beguiling promise of decentralised finance

Bitcoin, the first big blockchain, was created in 2009 (file photo).

And its many perils.

Meals on future international Air NZ flights may look different

Air New Zealand switches out single-use plastic in new trial

The national carrier has been trialling a new more sustainable eco-serviceware, switching out the single-use plastic usually part of the meal packaging.

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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

Why do startups do so well in a global crisis?

The global financial crisis helped create NZ’s first startup unicorns, including Rocket Lab.

OPINION: Here are three reasons why there is no better breeding ground for startups than a global crisis such as Covid-19.

Trans-Tasman three-a-side judging

A joint appeal sitting followed a joint sitting of the High Court of New Zealand and the Australian Federal Court.

Halifax funds cases that raise the same issues on both sides of the Tasman have a joint online hearing.

How to manage employees who work remotely

While some may return to the office full-time, others will no doubt pursue a middle ground between remote work and ...

OPINION: As employees increasingly demand flexibility, employers need to think about what they can do to make this happen while still getting the results they want.

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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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Cardboard cathedral is allowed to stay after rush to secure consent video

An Easter service at the Anglican Transitional Cathedral.

With the innovative building's temporary consent about to expire, it faced possible removal.

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Development Projects Limited has over 400 developers on its database, along with a network of builders, planners, ...

SPONSORED: An experienced team of sales, marketing and development specialists who transform projects from concept to reality is now available.

Homeowners face insurance loss in 30 years video

Ex-cyclone Fehi hits the suburb of Glenduan, north of Nelson, in 2018. A rock revetment has since been built which the ...

Nelson homes and properties, including a proposed riverside library, face loss of insurance within 30 years, a climate economist says.

Big capital gains during pandemic for industrial landlord

The Savill Link industrial estate at Otahuhu, Auckland, is owned by Goodman Property Trust.

Goodman Property Trust's portfolio of industrial estates soars 30 per cent in value in 18 months.

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Wage subsidy saved 175,000 Kiwi jobs

James Graham: “It’s hard enough that young employees have often carried the ‘essential worker’ burden in this pandemic. ...

OPINION: While every firm wants to keep hard-working employees on the payroll, it’s simply not possible when the cashflow dries up.

Don't worry, an economic renaissance is likely just around the corner

Happy, hopeful, optimistic, smiling, generic

OPINION: Many of us are feeling despondent, but the next few decades could be one of the best times to have ever lived in New Zealand. Here's why.

Buying a first home about to go from hard to near-impossible video

The loan-to-value restrictions will disproportionately impact first-home buyers.

OPINION: The Reserve Bank tightening loan-to-value ratio restrictions will be the final nail in the coffin for the first-home dreams of many Kiwis.

Ethical investing: What is engagement and how does it work?

It is imperative that the Government does not meddle with the freedoms of New Zealanders and finds solutions to ...

OPINION: Ethical investing has moved from being fringe a decade ago to mainstream today. But some people are still a little confused how it works.

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Vineyard frost fans sound like 'fleet of Iroquois helicopters' video

Dual blade frost fans similar to the ones used at Matahiwi Estate. (File photo)

Angry neighbours say their homes are vibrating in the early hours of the morning, and the fans are noisier than when the winery used actual helicopters.

Snapper catch rules loosened after more than 15 years video

Snapper allowances on the North Island’s west coast have increased after recovering well from limitations imposed in 2005.

A Government review had led to revised catch limits on a number of species.

Dairy farming and sustainability

The Torrens family: back row left to right: Kate, Stella, Sam, Ross, Nick. Front row: Enzo, Cora, Jenni, Harriet.

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Fonterra posts $599m annual profit video

Fonterra intends to return about $1 billion to shareholders by 2024 by selling assets and improving earnings.

Fonterra reported a 9 per cent fall in annual profit to $599m as the previous year’s earnings were inflated by one-off asset sales, however an improvement in its underlying performance saw it reduce debt and hike dividend payments.

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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.

Doing the sums on solar panels video

The rate at which solar panels is going up has hit an all-time high as Covid-hit households ponder ways to improve their ...

Solar price falls have boosted uptake, but a dream of 500,000 'solarized' homes remains distant.

What went wrong with our hydro lakes this year?

In the first six months of the year, hydro generation (including here, at Tekapo) provided 50 per cent of the country’s ...

Lakes feeding big hydro power stations never filled, so the country had to burn record amounts of coal. Why?

Investors, the decade of change starts now video

Last week Air New Zealand announced plans that should see electric and green hydrogen planes in our skies by 2030. (File ...

OPINION: Investors should prepare for the transition to a lower carbon world or risk being left with obsolete industrial plants, out-dated technology or products no one wants.

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Worsening chip woes to cost automakers almost $300 billion

The hit carmakers are taking from the ongoing semiconductor shortage keeps getting worse.

The cost of the ongoing semiconductor shortage has ballooned by more than 90 per cent, pushing the total hit to 2021 revenue for the world's automakers to almost $300 billion.

Fears of global shock waves from China Evergrande debt easing

Police and security guards outside the headquarters for Evergrande in Shenzhen in southern China.

While banks and other creditors will lose money if Evergrande defaults on its $438bn debt, it will not hurt markets in China or abroad, economists say.

Ford invests in electric vehicle battery recycling company

A Ford logo is seen on signage at Country Ford in Graham, N.C., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Ford Motor Co. is investing $50 ...

Ford is investing in an upstart electric vehicle battery recycling company started by a former Tesla executive.

Airbnb is game to share safety information with rivals

Airbnb is already liaising with other platforms about party house listing.

CEO Brian Chesky says he is "absolutely" willing to share information on dangerous listings with rival short-term rental providers.

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