Evaporative coolers push moisture into the air and are designed for deserts, not a damp climate where they could worsen mould, Consumer NZ says.
More doubt builds that further interest rate cuts are coming as inflation tops all major forecasts.
False claims backed up by forged documents, but department accessed the originals.
Despite a 30 per cent drop in revenue during the first lockdown, business has since recovered for the soft drink company.
The good news adds more than $1 billion to the company’s sharemarket value, but CEO warns NZ the risk from the pandemic is higher than ever.
A second major bank has lowered its one-year mortgage rate to a 2.29 per cent ‘special’, for people with at least 20% equity.
Fitness instructor James McMahon is one of a growing number of Southlanders working from home since lockdown.
People wanting a specific builder or refurbishment to their home are being told they may have to wait one to two years due to a lack of skilled tradespeople.
Retail stocks gained following a slew of profit upgrades across New Zealand and Australia. “The retail environment is surprisingly strong,” said Brad Gordon, an investment adviser at Hobson Wealth Partners.
Air New Zealand topped the list in a year when it was caught off guard by Covid-19.
More women are starting small businesses after wave of coronavirus-related redundancies, according to Chooice NZ founder Sarah Colcord.
Gaming is set to be New Zealand's next billion-dollar industry, and Covid-19 is emerging as a serious player in that goal.
Vodafone NZ boss Jason Paris points to his Invercargill childhood when reflecting on what has shaped him; both as a father and a business leader.
At gun shops across the United States, 2020 was a year of wild spikes in sales, especially to new customers anxious about the pandemic and a summer of protests.
Conventional wisdom has it that New Zealand property values double every 10 years and new data from Realestate.co.nz reveals it’s a reality for much of the country.
Retirement village operator bounces back from from difficult Covid loss.
Study reveals prices paid for New Zealanders' personal data on the dark web.
Anshul Gupta is so excited about his first open home this weekend, he's hired a red carpet.
OPINION: Covid disruptions last year unfurled a slew of opportunities for SMEs to become future-ready and set the stage for a digital revolution.
OPINION: Entering a new year can be a time of considerable reflection for many of us.
OPINION: Time is one of our most precious commodities, and, failing to manage your time effectively means reaching goals too slowly or perhaps not reaching them at all.
Fines and negative publicity over underpaying his staff and poor record keeping are behind the sale of half of Harjit Singh’s former booze empire.
The house on a former factory site had holes, mould and a rotting window frame. But the landlord mooted bumping up the rent.
OPINION: New year means different things to different people, but renewal is at heart for all cultures.
An Auckland suburb has banded together to help a cafe owner who was robbed thrice in one night.
Sales of lifestyle blocks in the last three months of 2020 were well up on a year ago as Kiwis sought a bit of post-lockdown space.
Property values in Queenstown were rattled by the Covid storm but new analysis by CoreLogic reveals those lockdown losses have now been recouped.
Resource consents for new buildings and subdivisions were down in the New Plymouth district, but up regionally in 2020 from previous years.
The bar once famous for its raucous crowds and lax rules, has become an unsightly ghost, left to decay for over a decade.
OPINION: Economically New Zealand has done better than anyone could have hoped for – materially better than the most fear-filled expectations to this point.
OPINION: In a rising market, many developments can look as safe as houses — literally. But when they go bad, it’s horrible.
OPINION: Deceptive behaviour breaching obligations of fidelity and good faith is likely to end in tears, whether it is committed in Washington or Wellington.
OPINION: Media and politicians should stop confusing the two.
In the first prosecution related to rodeo, Derek Robinson has been convicted after using an electric prodder on two distressed steer.
The Government hasn't committed to any specific support for Tasman growers affected by the Boxing Day hail storm but it is considering requests, says MP Damien O'Connor.
Dairy auction prices jumped overnight posting an overall lift of 4.8 per cent.
There will be a total of 13 flights from the Pacific Islands bringing 2000 much needed horticultural workers to the country over the coming weeks.
Needles, dog poo and dirty nappies appearing on the sorting belt of the Waipā recycling centre.
Electricity is an efficient and cheap replacement for natural gas. It's time to electrify every new home and building, some experts think.
Where mussel farmers saw rubbish, a free-range egg producer saw food for his flock. At the same time, he's making chicken feed of his carbon emissions.
Marion Wood and Jim Kebbell say their MNZMs recognise the importance of organic farming in New Zealand.
Now, former US President Donald Trump returns to a business remade in the image of the country he led: Beleaguered, indebted and toxically politicised.
In court filings, Amazon said the suspension was a “last resort” to block Parler from harbouring violent plans to disrupt the presidential transition.
Former US President Donald Trump's empire has been hit hard by coronavirus closures, with revenue from his Washington and Las Vegas hotels down by more than half.
The bump for stocks between US Election Day and Joe Biden's inauguration is bigger than Donald Trump's bump before he became US president.