Wilson Parking takes coronavirus wage subsidy

Wilson Parking says the Covid lockdown halved its parking revenue in April.

Wilson Parking says it felt the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with its parking revenue falling more than 50 per cent in April.

Auckland tenants take on their landlord over 'excessive' pooling water

An Auckland landlord whose property had “excessive” water pooling must reimburse his tenants.

Water got up to 15 centimetres deep in the basement when it rained, but the landlord said it drained when the rain stopped.

Australian giant Kogan.com buys Mighty Ape for $127 million

Mighty Ape has more than 690,000 unique customers a year.

11 min ago  Mighty Ape's founders spent decades building up the business, and will reap most of a $127 million reward after the owners of Dick Smith bought the online retailer.

MPI under fire over job ad for live export manager

Toni deRooy leads a chant at a protest against live exports in Timaru. (File photo)

Despite a possible ban on live cattle exports, the Ministry for Primary Industries says the team is going through "a period of growth".

NZ a haven for drug trials video

The clinical trial industry is receiving an influx of interest from US and European biotech and medical companies.

A lack of Covid-19 restrictions is one of several reasons why clinical trials are coming here.

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Aspirational goal but nothing concrete: Business reaction to climate emergency video

The declaration of a climate change emergency sends a strong message but doesn’t add to the work already being done by ...

The Government’s declaration of a climate change emergency sends a strong message but doesn’t add to the work already being done by industries, says a business lobby group.

Putting some numbers around construction's needs video

There has been huge uptake in apprentices since the Government gave the sector a boost.

Booming apprenticeships and projects prompt a revamp on forecasts.

What's the problem with housing, anyway?

We’re not building enough of the right kind of houses, Shamubeel Eaqub says.

ANALYSIS: Here's what's going on - and causing concern - in the property market.

Complaints about real estate agents at all-time low video

There has been a decline in complaints against real estate agents.

Complaints against real estate agents fell to a 10 year low this year, yet more consumers experienced problems during their transactions.

How to make extra money online

According to Trade Me, the average Kiwi has about $1500 worth of unwanted items around the house.

Need a cash injection? A cyber side hustle could be the answer.

Adventures activities reviewed post-eruption video

White Island Tours customers on Whaakari White Island in February 2019. An eruption on December 9 that year resulted in ...

Risky activities involving natural hazards are under review following the Whakaari White Island disaster.

Limiting NZ's Covid-year GDP drop to 3% 'phenomenal', says ASB video

ASB is pencilling in the next change in the OCR to be an increase, in 2023.

Bank reaffirms view there's no need for further cut to OCR, but Westpac disagrees.

Covid-19: Avoid the 'invisible burnout' that can occur working from home

Video conferences have become common as more people work from home.

OPINION: Regular, preferably in-person, meetings and discussions are the best way of ensuring people feel valued.

Geneva Finance surprised by demand for cars video

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Demand for cars was higher than expected this year while the number of loans in arrears unexpectedly remained at normal levels, Geneva Finance says.

Te Papa investigates if it has paid staff correctly in Holidays Act review

Te Papa is investigating its compliance with the Holidays Act.

Te Papa is investigating its compliance with the Holidays Act, with the pay of all 608 staff potentially affected.

money

The Government is $5b better off than expected video

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PM Jacinda Ardern holds a Post Cabinet press conference with Deputy PM Grant ...

The New Zealand economy continues to defy gravity thanks to swift Covid-19 recovery.

Commerce Commission warns BNZ video

Bank 'likely' breached responsible lending and disclosure laws.

'Employees will feel this': New top tax rate expected to have flow-on effect

Why now is the perfect time to reset your debt video

prosper

Immigration process is a nightmare with 4 out of 10 decisions containing mistakes video

Ankur Sabharwal is the owner of immigration advisory Visa Matters.

OPINION: Immigration NZ stopped inviting skilled migrants to apply for residence, blaming ‘Covid-19.’ It was a cover excuse for poor processes and a massive backlog.

Prosper Live Q&A: Christmas retail tips video

Marsello Content Marketing Manager, Sophie Macdonald.

We’re in the rush of the festive shopping season. If you’re a retailer, what should you be doing now to get a long term boost from the Christmas rush to power your business into the new year.

Bad writing: The expensive disease with a simple cure

A recent survey placed the cost of bad writing in the US at US$400 billion a year.

OPINION: How creating reader-friendly content can help save your business money.

New Zealand exporters cannot ignore the digital side of their business any longer video

Peter Chrisp, Chief Executive, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

OPINION: Too many treat it as entirely separate to their business strategy rather than an integral part that will enable the business to deliver on its plans.

better business

Bad writing: The expensive disease with a simple cure

A recent survey placed the cost of bad writing in the US at US$400 billion a year.

OPINION: How creating reader-friendly content can help save your business money.

New World data transformation

Chris Quin says Foodstuffs North Island’s customer-driven transformation is about leveraging rich data and insights to ...

SPONSORED: Data drives shift towards superior shopping experience for New World customers

Countdown's new buildings going green

The new Countdown supermarket in Richmond, Nelson, is being designed and built to achieve a 4 Green Star rating, the ...

What is a green-star-rated supermarket? Countdown is building the first in New Zealand.

#Metoo advocate backs new app for reporting discrimination in the workplace video

Former lawyer Olivia Wensley says she's horrified by how much discrimination there is in New Zealand.

A former lawyer and outspoken sexual misconduct victim believes a newly-launched anonymous reporting tool will help combat “widespread” discrimination in New Zealand.

property

Auckland tenants take on their landlord over 'excessive' pooling water

An Auckland landlord whose property had “excessive” water pooling must reimburse his tenants.

Water got up to 15 centimetres deep in the basement when it rained, but the landlord said it drained when the rain stopped.

City's swing south all go

A couple study a large map of Peacocke at Tuesday's open day organised by the Hamilton City Council.

It's been decades in the making and now work to transform Hamilton's Peacocke area into a showpiece neighbourhood is gaining pace.

No parking requirements for new developments from January

Councillor Tim Skinner said the new policy would lead to more private parking on public roadside parks.

New builds in Nelson will soon have no minimum parking requirements, as the council voted to implement Government policy sooner rather than later.

Tavern owner targets opening after 'bureaucratic battle'

Co-owner Dan Clark outside the Takitimu Tavern in Wairio which he has renovated and plans to reopen.

Dan Clark is hopeful the doors to the new Takitimu Tavern can be opened next Friday after what he says has been a frustrating “bureaucratic battle”.

opinion & analysis

What can exporters do if China dishes out a lesson to NZ? video

Strong forecast economic growth means China will be a bigger market for someone next year.

ANALYSIS: If China finds reason to punish New Zealand exporters for government policy, exporters will have three rational responses.

Covid-19: Avoid the 'invisible burnout' that can occur working from home

Video conferences have become common as more people work from home.

OPINION: Regular, preferably in-person, meetings and discussions are the best way of ensuring people feel valued.

Winners and losers: Will big firms benefit from the Covid-19 crunch?

Some firms might be in the money if they play it smart during the pandemic.

ANALYSIS: As promising startups become crushed closedowns, it is often the incumbents that have the resources to wait it out.

Start of December marks important privacy deadline

Businesses and their staff need to become very aware how sensitive personal information needs to be treated.

OPINION: The amount of damage that can be caused by one undisciplined moment is very significant.

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Farmers launch petition against freshwater rules video

Bryce McKenzie of Pomahaka, left, and Laurie Paterson of Waikaka, formed Groundswell NZ to protest against the ...

People across the country should sign a petition that calls for freshwater rules to be written, a group of farmers say.

Kiwis aren't lazy, just a bit picky over fruit-picking jobs video

Fruit growers warn their products will rot on the vines unless they can get staff to pick them.

OPINION: Fruit-picking vacancies and unemployment stats have nothing to do with each other.

No charges for farmer whose cow caused crash

Gore man David Harrington was driving to work in Invercargill when his car collided with a cow, leaving him with major ...

A Southland family has no ill feelings towards a farmer whose cow escaped through a fence and got on to a state highway causing a serious crash.

Dairy auction prices jump 4.3 per cent

Westpac senior agri-economist Nathan Penny says dairy prices are "getting back to normal”

Dairy price lifts indicate the recovery in global demand is on increasingly solid ground, says economist.

green business

Snugger Government buildings could move the whole office market

From January, Government agencies must meet minimum energy efficiency standards when constructing or renting a building.

But one green building expert wants to know what happened to Labour's plan to tackle building materials, too.

Why the work electric car sits unloved

When a workplace introduces an electric car to the fleet, it can sit unused. Yet one trip can be enough to ease range ...

Staff will often pick the petrol car they know over an electric vehicle. Here's how to ease their anxiety.

Aspirational goal but nothing concrete: Business reaction to climate emergency video

The declaration of a climate change emergency sends a strong message but doesn’t add to the work already being done by ...

The Government’s declaration of a climate change emergency sends a strong message but doesn’t add to the work already being done by industries, says a business lobby group.

Climate emergency declaration must financially support, incentivise Kiwi business video

Ecostore has set up refill stations at 60 locations for laundry liquids and other cleaners, so customers can reuse their ...

OPINION: For the climate emergency declaration to be meaningful, the government must demonstrate that sustainable business has economic benefits to companies, the economy, and our world.

world

'Will not be bullied': People around world urged to buy Aussie wine in stand against China

New Zealand Member of Parliament for Manurewa Louisa Wall also appears in the IPAC video, saying “after a hard day’s ...

NZ politician among more than 200 MPs from 19 countries telling their citizens to drink Aussie wine in December in a solidarity campaign that vows "Australia is not alone".

Expo 2020: Over-budget NZ pavilion 'key part of reconnection with world'

Despite being almost finished, New Zealand’s offering may not look like anything more than a giant chest freezer for now.

New Zealand’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will cost $8 million more than originally planned, after the event was postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In dark day for UK retailing, 242-year-old Debenhams to shut

A woman wearing a face mask walks past the Debenhams flagship department store on Oxford Street, during England's second ...

The future of around 25,000 retailing jobs in Britain hangs in the balance after the failure of two long-established companies laid bare the fragility of much of the sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

Winners and losers: Will big firms benefit from the Covid-19 crunch?

Some firms might be in the money if they play it smart during the pandemic.

ANALYSIS: As promising startups become crushed closedowns, it is often the incumbents that have the resources to wait it out.

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