Does NZ need three new convention centres worth $1.4b? video

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is due to open for business in late October.

New Zealand will go from having no purpose-built convention facilities, to three landmark assets by the end of 2024.

Some of NZ's most exclusive employers claimed Covid-19 wage subsidy

Former US president Barack Obama played golf at Tara Iti in 2018.

"Bit of a surprise" that some of New Zealand’s most exclusive golf clubs got wage subsidy, says researcher.

Call to rethink and reset land tax regime video

The Government’s new tax policies mean the tax rules around rental properties will be very complex.

Rules around the ring-fencing of losses on rental properties should be repealed when new tax policies come into effect, a tax expert says.

Making retail a career: The best can earn $100,000 video

Pak ‘n Save retail apprentice Rebecca Vivian has her sights set on becoming a store manager.

After having a baby seven months ago, Rebecca Vivian is back to work at Kapiti Pak ‘n Save and has grabbed the offer of a retail apprenticeship with both hands as a way to get ahead.

Choosing Australia over NZ as Covid hit

Shane Jolly and his family had the luxury Langham hotel all to themselves during lockdown.

New Zealand has become a sought-after bolthole for people seeking refuge from the pandemic, but for some people their first instinct was to leave rather than stay.

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Which regions dump the most rubbish? video

Kate Valley file pic, reloading to newslink.

We set out to find out which districts produced the most waste. Turns out it’s not an easy question to answer.

Is it time to dump the dumps? video

New Zealand’s landfills belch out methane and are full of resources that could be reused. (File photo)

For decades we've been ramming our rubbish into holes in the ground - so what are the alternatives?

The properties that made the biggest capital gains this year video

Two of the Auckland properties sold for the biggest gains this year are in Palm Beach on Waiheke Island.

Owners of one property made more than $3 million in seven years.

NZ's tiny towns with amazing treats video

Smoking Barrel, Motueka. Tiny town foods. FFX-travel

From eclairs to paua pies — and even a town that runs on gin — here are some of the best things to eat in New Zealand's tiny towns.

Is there really a housing supply shortage? video

There has been an increase in the percentage of housing stock which are rental properties.

Housing supply has kept pace with population growth, but there is less property available for owner-occupiers to buy, one property analyst says.

'About time': Whangārei supports Kāinga ora high-rise apartments

Kāinga Ora's proposal involves buying this Vinery Lane car park from Whangārei District Council and developing it into ...

Residents support the state housing agency building high-rise apartments in Whangārei CBD, amid a housing affordability crisis.

Chief Ombudsman probes seafarers' MIQ concerns video

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has received complaints from seafarers that they are getting stranded overseas.

Chief Ombudsman has launched multiple investigations into MIQ, including "customer service" issues and complaints from seafarers that they are stranded overseas.

Autistic girl denied visa to stay in NZ – but parents can video

Graziela and Flavio Galvao, pictured with daughter Micaela, face an uncertain future in New Zealand as the 10-year-old ...

Immigration NZ's decision not to grant daughter a visa is "unfair" and "absurd", father says.

Couple in 70s caught in council 'saga'

John Dennistoun-Wood, and his wife Marie, have been living in a caravan while waiting for their house to be relocated ...

A couple in their 70s who have called a caravan home for the last six months may have more winter nights to endure after becoming caught up in a battle between builders and a Taranaki council.

Waiheke rental listings fall as Airbnb adds to shortage video

Waiheke resident and chef Danny Chang says a lack of rentals is leaving many locals in the lurch.

One property manager says a house that received three applications two years ago is now receiving 30-40 as renters scrabble for a place to live.

money

1980s investors have a warning for those in the sharemarket in 2021

Nothing says work Christmas party like a loosened tie and a scarf made of tinsel.

OPINION: If you invested in 1989, you wouldn't have got your money back until 1997. And even that was shortlived.

What's the price of cheese overseas?

In a Stuff comparison of food prices, NZ has the cheapest butter and instant coffee, and the most expensive eggs.

Tech giants reveal enormous quarterly profits

Student loses $70K of borrowed money in overseas scam video

prosper

To grow a business, you need to follow up your plan with action

Good internal communication is key. Set up regular team meetings and get people talking and sharing.

OPINION: Annual planning sessions can be packed with enthusiasm and bright ideas — but it's what happens after that really counts.

June strongest month for small businesses in a year

Bear & Moo owner Hannah Porter sales of cloth nappies and baby products picked up in June.

Small businesses in retail, manufacturing and construction had the biggest sales increases in June compared with a year ago.

Cyberattacks on the rise: How to protect your business

Cyberattacks on small businesses are increasing, but there are basic but effective steps to protect our businesses ...

OPINION: Small businesses were once ignored by hackers, as they were too small and too anonymous to be worthwhile targets, but that has changed says Damian Funnell.

There are limits to 'whistle blower' protections

Susan Hornsby-Geluk: “Whistle blower protections are not a blanket licence to do and say anything to anyone.”

OPINION: Sometimes ordinary people doing ordinary jobs may find themselves having to blow the whistle on something going on at work, says Susan Hornsby-Geluk.

better business

Woman who sought damages from quake advocate and lawyer must pay them $225,000 video

Bryan Staples at his former “earthquake hub" on the Ferry Rd and Fitzgerald Ave corner in Christchurch.

Losing litigation can be costly as a former Christchurch homeowner has found.

Ryman shareholders grill board at annual meeting video

Outgoing Ryman group chief executive Gordon MacLeod says the company has more than enough working capital to meet its ...

Shareholders of the biggest retirement village business are worried about the fall in its share price and its high debt.

Worker ended up in coma after company 'took shortcuts' in manufacturing process

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56 Wickham St, Bromley  Christchurch, Fire and Emergency staff or Work Safe staff are ...

A company was under pressure to meet supply demands when it tried to make the active ingredient in the pesticide 1080 and a worker ended up in an induced coma.

Starting a 'girls' club' for women-led startups

Marian Johnson, chief executive of the Ministry of Awesome, says the way to bolster the number of high-growth startups ...

Women are trailing in the formation of high-growth businesses that have potential to shake up competitors.

property

Is there really a housing supply shortage? video

There has been an increase in the percentage of housing stock which are rental properties.

Housing supply has kept pace with population growth, but there is less property available for owner-occupiers to buy, one property analyst says.

'About time': Whangārei supports Kāinga ora high-rise apartments

Kāinga Ora's proposal involves buying this Vinery Lane car park from Whangārei District Council and developing it into ...

Residents support the state housing agency building high-rise apartments in Whangārei CBD, amid a housing affordability crisis.

Couple in 70s caught in council 'saga'

John Dennistoun-Wood, and his wife Marie, have been living in a caravan while waiting for their house to be relocated ...

A couple in their 70s who have called a caravan home for the last six months may have more winter nights to endure after becoming caught up in a battle between builders and a Taranaki council.

Waiheke rental listings fall as Airbnb adds to shortage video

Waiheke resident and chef Danny Chang says a lack of rentals is leaving many locals in the lurch.

One property manager says a house that received three applications two years ago is now receiving 30-40 as renters scrabble for a place to live.

opinion & analysis

NZ has a precious opportunity with neutral news media

The proposed new entity would potentially see RNZ put into a new entity with TVNZ to ensure we have a future-fit public ...

OPINION: As news media trust erodes with political input overseas, the move for a combined public media entity here can't be taken lightly.

To grow a business, you need to follow up your plan with action

Good internal communication is key. Set up regular team meetings and get people talking and sharing.

OPINION: Annual planning sessions can be packed with enthusiasm and bright ideas — but it's what happens after that really counts.

Supermarket prices: Politicians have dropped the ball video

The Commerce Commission said a lack of competition was hurting customers.

OPINION: Only a guaranteed increase in competition will fix the grocery duopoly problem. Step forward, big government.

Time to hit the brakes on aggressive marketing driving ute sales? video

The Ford Ranger rules supreme in new vehicle sales in New Zealand.

OPINION: Forget tearing up the mountain. It's trips to the supermarket where we drive the dominant vehicles that encourage us to "explore your inner beast".

nz farmer

Drowning in effluent - how a tired farmer was nearly a dead farmer

Contract milker Owen Gullery with his son Ryan.

Farming danger has reached a five year high and one man's near miss, trapped in a sinking tractor, reveals one of the main causes.

Pour-On delivers low-cost herd health

Mark has worked to keep stress on the 220 head herd low.

SPONSORED: A low-cost solution to protect herd health.

Taranaki pioneer of pine Roger Lange remembered

Roger Newton Lange farmed in the tough but beautiful area around Urenui

He was something of a pioneer when it came to mechanising Taranaki farming – occasionally building and refining the machinery himself.

Dairy companies, volunteers dig deep to restore waterways, habitats video

Raniera Gillett and Marjo Ermens helping to plant some of the 3000 native trees around bat hill at Buxton Farm.

Shovel-ready volunteers dig in for riparian planting projects to help restore biodiversity on a dairy farm and a bat colony.

green business

Dairy companies, volunteers dig deep to restore waterways, habitats video

Raniera Gillett and Marjo Ermens helping to plant some of the 3000 native trees around bat hill at Buxton Farm.

Shovel-ready volunteers dig in for riparian planting projects to help restore biodiversity on a dairy farm and a bat colony.

Greening up money flows is the aim of the Centre for Sustainable Finance

The ambition is to accelerate change and ensure the country keeps up with its obligations, says Bridget Coates.

Hoping to change the financial system, the Sustainable Finance Forum has launched an organisation to help bring to life its ambitious long-term plan.

Windy cows to be weeded out in climate quest video

New Zealand passed “peak cow” a few years ago and in 2019 had about 6.3 million dairy cattle.

Farmers are hoping new research to cut burps will allow them to keep their cows and meet their climate targets.

Exporter ANZCO foods begins shift away from coal-fired boilers video

ANZCO Foods is firing up retired electrical boilers at its Ashburton site to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

One of New Zealand’s largest exporters retired its electric boilers, but has now reinstated them as it works to reduce its fossil fuel consumption.

world

Semiconductor shortage hammering automakers, costing billions

Global demand for computer chips continue to outstrip supply.

Semiconductor shortage hammering automakers, costing billions in lost production and sales

Sponsors praise Simone Biles after Olympics withdrawal

Simone Biles is among a number of athletes opening up more about mental health.

Simone Biles’ sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding her decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition.

Ship that blocked Suez Canal reaches Rotterdam, begins unloading cargo

The Ever Given became known worldwide earlier this year when it blocked the Suez Canal.

The Ever Given has finally eased into the Amazonehaven container terminal in the Netherlands to unload cargo, months later than originally planned.

Ford overcomes computer chip shortage, posts surprise profit

Sky-high sales prices for its pickup trucks and SUVs helped Ford turn a surprise second-quarter profit despite a global ...

Sky-high sales prices for its pickup trucks and SUVs helped Ford turn a surprise second-quarter profit despite a global shortage of computer chips that cut factory output in half.

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