NZX slips 0.5 per cent, stays off Wall Street's roller coaster ride

The NZ sharemarket ended down 0.5 per cent but still outperformed many other world markets.

The NZ sharemarket lost 0.5 per cent but outperformed many other world markets, including a heavily sold-off Australia.

'We need more truck drivers'

Nick Leggett says the trucking industry will need more drivers to keep supply chains open if Omicron spreads wider in ...

Nick Leggett, chief executive of the union says the trucking industry will need more drivers to keep supply chains open if Omicron spreads wider in the community.

A2 Milk shares jump 6.6%

Some investors were willing to take a punt on a potential takeover of a2 Milk, pushing the company’s shares up.

Some investors took a punt on takeover rumours, pushing a2 Milk's shares higher.

MPI investigating pigs' transport conditions

Deno Stock’s video shows dozens of pigs apparently suffering from heat stress on arrival at a Whanganui abattoir.

Video shows animals lying panting on the floor of a truck as they arrive for slaughter at the height of summer.

Where are New Zealand's most financially healthy people?

The Banking Ombudsman says people should be wary of scammers over summer.

ASB research shows which parts of the country have best bank balances.

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Campaign to bring seasonal workers to Nelson

Laetitia Lasagni of Mapua picking royal gala apples at the Wai-West Horticulture Ashfield Orchard block.

A campaign to attract seasonal workers to the Nelson region for the upcoming harvest has begun.

Some motels fully booked, some face cancellations as red light flicks on video

Uncertainty remains over the willingness of businesses to let staff travel for work as omicron looms.

One motelier warns they need to be more adaptable flexible in the current climate, and data shows people are booking breaks later.

Marlborough wine growers on tenterhooks as red light rules put harvest at risk

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Pinot harvest at the family owned Ata Rangi vineyard, Martinborough. Pinot ...

Industry leaders say Wednesday's announcement on close-contact and self-isolation rules could make or break this year's vintage.

Fonterra raises milk price forecast video

Fonterra expects to pay its farmer suppliers a record price for their milk this season, providing a boost to the economy ...

Fonterra raised its forecast for milk payments to farmers to a new record, which would provide a boost to the economy of $13.8 billion.

Facebook parent creates powerful AI supercomputer

Facebook employees take a photo with the company's new name and logo outside its headquarters in California. Meta said ...

Meta says it has created what it believes is among the fastest artificial intelligence supercomputers running today.

Freeview satellite customers face another 10 years of standard-definition

Freeview says the move to HD would be a matter for broadcasters.

Satellite transmission deal for free-to-air TV re-inked, but without hoped-for move to HD.

Air NZ preparing for 'bumpy few weeks' as it braces for Omicron wave video

Air New Zealand says it has plenty of narrow body jet resources that can fly domestically given the limited Tasman ...

As of Tuesday morning there had been no further positive cases at Air New Zealand.

Airline sparks anger over pre-flight weight checks on cabin crew

Air India is currently undergoing a multi-billion dollar sale to Indian multinational conglomerate Tata (file photo).

Union officials have hit out at Air India's BMI checks being carried out by “grooming associates” and not medical professionals.

Hospitality industry shake-up in Southland

Hospitality New Zealand Southland branch president Graham Hawkes at home enjoying his retirement. He sold his business, ...

The Southland hospitality industry is undergoing a shake-up with about 20 businesses up for sale.

Property asking prices increase by a record 25 per cent in one year video

December marked the third month in a row where we saw property prices increase by more than 20 per cent year-on-year, ...

Sellers are asking for more than ever, Trade Me says.

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Property asking prices increase by a record 25 per cent in one year video

December marked the third month in a row where we saw property prices increase by more than 20 per cent year-on-year, ...

Sellers are asking for more than ever, Trade Me says.

BNZ finds 12,000 abusive online banking transactions over six months

Bank says it's finding a concerning number of instances of economic abuse, including people being saddled with someone else's debt, or having no control over their finances.

Property manager breached restraint of trade clause video

Here's what will cost more in 2022 video

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How to turn customers into super fans

Learn to make your own super fans.

OPINION: If you want to get easy repeat and referral sales try these simple ways to be nice and treat others well.

Save cash with cold showers and swapping avocados for gruel video

“Cutting out just one café coffee a day could save you $1250 dollars a year. By my calculations, that will give you ...

OPINION: Get a balaclava to save on heating bills, too. It'll double its use when you realise you also need to rob a bank for a house deposit.

A second career in arts and antiques

When Suzanne Keppel fell in love with art and objects, it was the beginning of a whole new chapter in her life.

A woman with an eye for antiques is showing it's never too late to find a new passion or career.

Don’t underestimate the marketing power of Pinterest

Because Pinterest is a search engine, getting the set-up right can make the difference between your content being viewed ...

OPINION: People get frustrated when using Pinterest for business because they don’t understand what it’s best used for. But it does pay to find out.

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Consumer goods could be in short supply in an Omicron outbreak

Supermarkets in New Plymouth are already feeling the effects of Omicron fears, as toilet paper runs low at some stores.

Groceries, complex electronics, and furniture could be hard to find if an Omicron outbreak puts pressure on domestic supply chains.

Winners and losers in KiwiSaver 2021

As of June 2021, over 3.1 million New Zealanders have invested in KiwiSaver, totalling over 81 billion dollars.

Last year some KiwiSaver funds had stellar returns, and others fell well short of the mark, find out who.

Kiwi sauce business began with ‘a bucket and jug’

Skipper’s Choice sauces and dressings is a family business started by Ted Jones and his late wife June, and now run by ...

A Nelson family business that started with humble beginnings now sends sauces and dressings around New Zealand.

A new breed of Friday drinks

AF Drinks is not just a product, but a world where it’s ok to make your own decisions and to do that with confidence

SPONSORED: Craving a break from the booze, but don’t feel able to say no?

property

Young couple lose first home after developer increases price by $150k video

Fraser Galbraith and Marina Person lost their first home after the developer cancelled the contract via a sunset clause.

Fraser Galbraith and Marina Person are the latest buyers to lose their home after developers cited a sunset clause, and MBIE are now investigating.

Runaway NZ housing market not unique video

Sydney house prices rose by 25.3 per cent to a median of A$1,098,412 last year.

New Zealand has experienced an unprecedented housing market boom over the last two years, but most countries have similar issues.

ANZ picks 7 per cent house price fall video

House prices are past their peak and likely to fall by 7 per cent this year, ANZ says.

House prices will fall more than expected this year, but affordability issues will not ease any time soon, ANZ economists say.

Using technology to create healthy homes video

One of Tether’s sensors which monitor temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels.

New technology using the Internet of Things is now key to one community housing provider's quest to provide healthier homes to its tenants.

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How to turn customers into super fans

Learn to make your own super fans.

OPINION: If you want to get easy repeat and referral sales try these simple ways to be nice and treat others well.

Covid policy critics need to look up what ‘socialist’ means

Stuff columnist Ben Kepes says people need to consider what the words they're using really mean.

OPINION: Those who are resolutely anti-socialism confuse it with communism, and have no idea what either actually is.

Sharemarkets continue on a rocky start to the year

Higher priced technology stocks continue to bear the brunt of the sell-off, with riskier assets generally out of favour, ...

OPINION: Higher priced technology stocks continue to bear the brunt of the sell-off, with riskier assets generally out of favour, as bitcoin drops 10 per cent in 24 hours.

Omicron outbreak will lead to a shambles video

Eric Crampton, head of research at The New Zealand Initiative is concerned over New Zealand’s lack of preparedness for ...

OPINION: The country’s Covid testing system is likely to fall apart, quickly, when case numbers rise.

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‘I wanted to slow traffic’: Sunflower field subdues motorists

Abbe Hoare has grown a big sunflower field on her farm. It is about half a hectare, or 47,000 seeds.

A field blooming with 47,000 sunflowers, intended to subdue speeding motorists, appears to be having the desired effect.

Alliance offers wagyu premium

Red wagyu’s fat is described as more like olive oil, while black wagyu’s fat has a buttery nature.

Alliance will pay farmers a premium for cattle with wagyu genetics as it looks to get more value from its meat products.

Technologies in agriculture make the difference to lives, not organics

The development of technologies in agriculture, which includes chemicals for improved feeding of plants and animals, as ...

OPINION: Organic production appeal to the imagination, aligning with a simpler time when life was more enjoyable. Except, of course, for the reality.

Obituary: Errol Douglas 'Doug' Baldwin, 1938-2022

Doug Baldwin was a Fieldays stalwart - a man who hardly missed a meeting in 43 years as a board member.

Escorting Princess Anne around Fieldays, farming, building the family house and racing around the rally track - Doug Baldwin did it all.

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NZ’s green power revolution

Green hydrogen is a clean fuel that is set to play a pivotal role in decarbonising parts of the NZ economy.

SPONSORED: Ballance Agri-Nutrients has teamed up with Hiringa Energy on a groundbreaking green power project in Taranaki.

Why seaweed could be the hot new trend for a green home

University of Canterbury design student Andy Park’s plasterboard prototypes have a hint of the seaweed’s original colour.

A student's idea to use seaweed in building materials could one day help our houses become carbon-neutral.

Using technology to create healthy homes video

One of Tether’s sensors which monitor temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels.

New technology using the Internet of Things is now key to one community housing provider's quest to provide healthier homes to its tenants.

What is ExxonMobil’s new climate strategy worth?

ExxonMobil has historically been less enthusiastic than rivals about taking climate change seriously. In a U-turn the ...

Going green-ish. Big oil’s most reluctant decarboniser lays out its climate plan.

world

Airline sparks anger over pre-flight weight checks on cabin crew

Air India is currently undergoing a multi-billion dollar sale to Indian multinational conglomerate Tata (file photo).

Union officials have hit out at Air India's BMI checks being carried out by “grooming associates” and not medical professionals.

Jack Dorsey's Bitcoin bet turns sour

Cryptocurrencies are the new frontier for Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.

The founder of Twitter quit to spend more time on a greater priority: his digital payments company - and in particular, Bitcoin.

No quick fix for global inflation

In sub-Saharan Africa, rising fuel costs meant more expensive fertilizer, which translated into higher food prices.

World leaders see no quick fix for the current bout of inflation. It marks the end of era as countries grapple with uneven recoveries.

Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc on Brazil's 'New Egypt'

Gilson Silva do Carmo, an alleged victim of the G.A.S Consulting & Technology, a cryptocurrency investment firm, walks ...

With so many alleged pyramid schemes, Cabo Frio came to be known as the “New Egypt.” The resort town even had it's own "Bitcoin Pharaoh".

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