Pest control business fined $250k after workers exposed to methyl bromide

WorkSafe began an investigation after workers at Fick Anticimex Ltd suffered acute methyl bromide poisoning. (File photo)

4:41 PM  WorkSafe found workers suffered acute methyl bromide poisoning as a result of ongoing exposure to the toxic gas.

Taxpayers should pay for any national fuel reserve once refinery shuts, Z argues video

re-fueling tanker at Christchurch airport, 5.20pm Tuesday night, story on $6 extra charge Qantas charging customers ...

3:16 PM  Worst case scenario for Government may be bill for hundreds of millions to ensure NZ does not run of fuel in import emergency.

NZ milk 'most valuable in the world' video

New Zealand’s grass-fed farming model makes the country’s milk the most valuable in the world, Fonterra says.

New Zealand milk is the most valuable milk in the world due to our grass-fed farming model, Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell tells farmers.

Vodafone to turn off its TV service to 100,000 homes video

Vodafone marketed VodafoneTV as the “future of entertainment”, but its time will soon be up.

Customers who bought VodafoneTV boxes costing $179 may get refunds, depending on when they started using the service.

Smokefree plan will destroy dairies, owners' group says

Sunny Kaushal says the Government’s Smokefree 2025 plan will destroy dairies.

3:58 PM  Dairy owners say the Government won't wipe out smoking but will wipe out their livelihoods through its Smokefree 2025 plan.

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Another fine for notorious landlord video

Nelson property manager Annabel Black met the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment over 24 breaches of the ...

A puzzle was used to cover a broken window in a property managed by Annabel Black, who owes thousands of dollars for breaches.

Fonterra farmers support capital structure changes video

Fonterra farmers have supported a proposal to change the co-operative’s capital structure.

Fonterra chairman Peter McBride says the co-operative received a strong mandate for change from its farmers.

'Pay what you feel' joint opening in CBD

Jamie Allen and the Taranaki Retreat team are opening Te Huinga/The Gathering this week, and looking forward to offering ...

Coffee, crêpes and a pair of listening ears are on offering at New Plymouth's new charity chill out space.

'Pharma bro' firm reaches $58m settlement in price-gouging case

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli was for a time known as ‘the world’s most hated man’.

Martin Shkreli's former company agrees to pay out over hiking the price of a life-saving medication by around 4000 per cent.

Regional council moves away from grazing for good in major Kāpiti Coast park video

Cows have been trampling through the original peatland for years, local resident Wayne Mitchell says. (File photo)

A stock grazing licence for Queen Elizabeth Park will not be renewed after it was decided environmental concerns outweighed the risk of fire.

Ebos spends $1.3b on medical business

Ebos is growing its medical equipment business through acquisitions.

Ebos says the acquisition of LifeHealthcare will help it expand into South East Asia.

Eco-friendly timber walls could replace steel or concrete, research finds video

PhD student Ben Moerman shows off the cross-laminated timber that has been successfully tested on quakes.

The research could have far-reaching implications for New Zealand's quest to become carbon-neutral, as well as reducing earthquake risks.

FMA takes Kiwibank to court video

Kiwibank has apologised to customers and is paying compensation to them.

Financial Markets Authority alleges misleading behaviour and overcharging by bank.

Getting a home loan has become a 'nightmare' video

Have new lending laws designed to protect vulnerable borrowers made it harder for people to buy homes? Mortgage brokers ...

Why has it suddenly become so much harder to get a mortgage?

Fourth sugar recall prompts investigation

An investigation has been launched after a fourth recall of sugar from Countdown supermarkets. (File photo)

Authorities have concerns about how the recall of products possibly contaminated with lead has unfolded.

money

Getting a home loan has become a 'nightmare' video

Have new lending laws designed to protect vulnerable borrowers made it harder for people to buy homes? Mortgage brokers ...

Why has it suddenly become so much harder to get a mortgage?

$20k refund for 'junk insurance' funeral cover

Woman complained when she realised she had paid more in premiums for her husband's funeral cover than she could expect to be paid.

ASB cuts two-year home loan rate video

Two Kiwi amateur investors have the number one business podcast in the US video

prosper

High school project bubbles into full-time business video

Tanya Haseltine started Petite Cha in 2019, and it's gone from a high school project to a fully operational business.

An idea that blossomed out of homesickness in a boarding school dorm, is now a full-time business for a high school graduate.

Tik Tok makes Avalanche bubble tea a sell-out

Avalanche bubble tea kits have taken off in Australia.

Avalanche Coffee's DIY bubble tea kits have taken over an Australian supermarket, and it's all thanks to a viral Tik Tok video.

Kiwi disability group wins $5000

Elevate Christian Disability Trust provides safe spaces and activities for physically and mentally disabled Kiwis and ...

Xero has rewarded Elevate Christian Disability Trust for 30 years of work empowering New Zealanders with disabilities.

Do we need greater employee protections for women experiencing menopause?

What laws exist already to protect women in employment who are affected by menopause?

OPINION: Should there be greater legal protections for women experiencing menopause? What laws exist already to protect women in employment who are affected?

better business

Lotto winners go from jackpot to nothing after their building firm collapses video

Cam Romeril of Dunedin

A couple won big in Lotto but lost almost $1 million in a collapsed Dunedin building firm. Now they face having to sell their own home.

KiwiRail strike averted as settlement reached

The strike would the first full national stoppage of the rail system since 1994.

The strike would the first full national stoppage of the rail system since 1994, but was avoided due to a settlement being reached.

The Chocolate Station, where the similar worlds of chocolate and wine combine

07122021 News Photo : Scott Hammond/ Stuff
“The Chocolate Station”, home to one of New Zealand’s most ...

Wine buffs long had lingo like “single estate” and “terroir” to themselves. Not any more.

Cryptocurrency exchanges 'high risk' for money laundering video

James Greig, director of supervision at the FMA said high levels of anonymity and global reach were reasons the ...

The FMA says high levels of anonymity and global reach are reasons the cryptocurrency sector has been highlighted as high risk.

property

Three public housing projects confirmed

Kāinga Ora state housing under construction in Raleigh St in Palmerston North in February will be ready to occupy by ...

Kāinga Ora will build 120 homes in Palmerston North, with land purchased for more.

The changing politics of housing video

Housing affordability in New Zealand has become worse in recent years, thanks to a major shortage of houses.

OPINION: Jealously guarding capital gains used to be a vote-winner. But will it work when growing numbers don't own houses?

Prices rise fast at top end of housing market video

Quarterly value increases were strongest in Christchurch, where they were up 12.7 per cent to an average of $762,949

One part of the country now has average values more than 36 per cent higher than this time last year.

Push for 6000 homes in Rotorua on track despite ‘headwinds’

Rotorua is in a “housing crisis” but the market is starting to respond, Rotorua Lakes Council district development ...

The city starts from "position of crisis", but there has been a sharp increase in consents since the first national lockdown in 2020.

opinion & analysis

Your KiwiSaver, your values

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

OPINION: Investor expectations have changed over recent years and every KiwiSaver provider must now take values into account with their investment decisions, says John Berry.

Are we prepared for the US-China tech decoupling?

Technology supply-chain issues are at the sharp edge of current geopolitical tensions between the United States and ...

OPINION: Technology supply-chain issues are at the sharp edge of current geopolitical tensions between the US and China, and we are not immune to the practical implications.

Stronger guidance needed for businesses amid My Vaccine Pass confusion

How was your first weekend using the My Vaccine Pass as part of the traffic light system? If your experience was ...

OPINION: It seems many businesses are adapting their scanning policies on the fly, with many unclear on what is expected of them.

Do we need greater employee protections for women experiencing menopause?

What laws exist already to protect women in employment who are affected by menopause?

OPINION: Should there be greater legal protections for women experiencing menopause? What laws exist already to protect women in employment who are affected?

nz farmer

National leader Christopher Luxon visits schools as party attempts to woo back voters video

New National Party leader Christopher Luxon visits his old high school, Christchurch Boys’ where he rolled out some ...

Students of the new leader's old school clambered to meet the man the party hopes will change its fortune.

'Load up' on breeding ewes in Southland

The Federated Farmers Southland meat and wool chairman is concerned about staff, shipping and Covid-19 constraints ...

Southland is bucking national trends as the number of breeding ewes has increased by 65,000, or 2.6 per cent.

Regional council moves away from grazing for good in major Kāpiti Coast park video

Cows have been trampling through the original peatland for years, local resident Wayne Mitchell says. (File photo)

A stock grazing licence for Queen Elizabeth Park will not be renewed after it was decided environmental concerns outweighed the risk of fire.

Women wanted in meat industry

Woman in the butchery

With a shortage of people working in meat works and butcheries and fewer women than men in the sector the drive is on to attract women into the profession.

green business

Why Apple will now let you fix your iPhone

Apple is finally going to let consumers repair their own devices.

Apple's U-turn on repairs signals wider pressure on Silicon Valley to cut down on e-waste.

Eco-friendly timber walls could replace steel or concrete, research finds video

PhD student Ben Moerman shows off the cross-laminated timber that has been successfully tested on quakes.

The research could have far-reaching implications for New Zealand's quest to become carbon-neutral, as well as reducing earthquake risks.

Project Onslow is the key to unlocking our renewable future

Lake Onslow in central Otago.

OPINION: It’s no use Kiwis buying electric cars if they are fuelled by coal. To go carbon-neutral, we need to have 100 per cent renewable power.

Biker turns passion into business by creating tracks for trampers and mountain bikers video

Coultas at work with Graded Earth.

As youngsters, Milty Coultas and his friends couldn’t get into the city to shred the mountain bike tracks, so they built their own. Now Coultas is building tracks for a living.

world

'Pharma bro' firm reaches $58m settlement in price-gouging case

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli was for a time known as ‘the world’s most hated man’.

Martin Shkreli's former company agrees to pay out over hiking the price of a life-saving medication by around 4000 per cent.

China clean car sales spike as consumers embrace electric

Sales of EVs and plug-in hybrids in China jumped 18 per cent last month, surging year-on-year even as general car sales ...

Sales of EVs and plug-in hybrids in China jumped 18 per cent last month, surging year-on-year even as general car sales softened.

Intel jumps on plans to take its Mobileye car business public

Mobileye has tested its technology in robo-taxi fleets in Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai and Detroit.

Intel is planning to list shares of its Mobileye self-driving car business by the middle of next year, allowing the chipmaker capitalise on its investment in a burgeoning industry.

Stellantis wants to outfit cars with AI to drive up revenue

Stellantis has announced a strategy to embed AI-enabled software in 34 million vehicles across its 14 brands.

Stellantis has announced a strategy to embed AI-enabled software in 34 million vehicles across its 14 brands.

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