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The Kiwi airline with big electric dreams video

Sounds Air aims to be the first regional operator in the world to fly fully electric aircraft.

Sounds Air aims to be the first regional operator in the world to fly fully electric aircraft.

Sneaky, shady, shifty - supermarkets are under scrutiny video

Supermarket inquiry might see rise in cost of fruit and vegetables, Horticulture NZ warns

The Commerce Commission is carrying out an inquiry into prices and a lack of competition in New Zealand's supermarkets.

Wineries thinking outside the box have bumper export year

Middle-Earth Wines wine in a can is a favourite with US importers as its easier to recycle than glass.

Creative wineries have had an "outstanding" year despite a global pandemic.

NZ's welcomed a lot of nice people, few trailblazers through immigration: NZIER

RSE workers from Samoa: Jason Papali'i, left, Simanualii Ieremia, Leo Pene, Isumu Enele and Junior Tasala, at Cederman ...

Despite its best efforts to become the next Silicon Valley, NZ has brought in very few top-tier skilled migrants and entrepreneurs.

New Zealand's cleaners, in their own words video

Tongan-born Mele Peaua has been a cleaner since 1987.

Mele Peaua started work as a cleaner the day she arrived in New Zealand aged 17. Her work is part of a new anthology launching at Parliament.

Virgin Australia cancellations create MIQ headache for NZ man in Australia video

Bankrupt airline Virgin Australia was bought by United States investment firm Bain Capital in June.

Virgin Australia hasn't flown across the Tasman since March, yet it continues to sell, and cancel, trans-Tasman fares.

Visas for seasonal workers, a welcome leg up for Marlborough

Horticultural and wines sectors have a huge reliance on Recognised Seasonal Employer workers in Marlborough.

Allowing 2000 workers to enter the country to plug labour shortages in the horticultural and wine sectors is good news for Marlborough.

Why can't we get things to New Zealand?

Shipping channels continue to face a range of challenge getting products into New Zealand.

Retail experts have warned that there could be a shortage of supply this holiday season but what is causing it?

Job offers pour in for Covid returnee who struggled to find work video

Christchurch woman Sandra Smith has been looking for a job in the aged and disabled care sector for three months.

Sandra Smith says her faith in New Zealanders has been restored after an outpouring of support to help her secure a job in a field she's passionate about.

Christchurch school's redevelopment delayed after construction firm went bust video

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Opawa School. Ford Road, Opawa, Christchurch. Full Primary School (Year 1-8).

Corbel Construction was part way through Opawa School's post-quake refurbishment when it went into liquidation, owing more than $5m.

NZ posts 'mammoth' annual trade surplus, biggest since the 1990s

New Zealand sent more of its key products overseas during the year.

NZ benefits to the tune of $2.2 billion as it exports more for the October year, and Covid-19 restrictions on travel cut the country’s imports.

Want to be a barista? Competition's fierce as Kiwis jump at the job

If you’re looking for a job as a barista, join the queue.

If you’re looking for work as a barista, join the queue – it’s the job with the biggest jump in applicants since the coronavirus level 4 lockdown, according to Seek.

Ryman Healthcare called on to repay $14.2m wage subsidy video

Most people entering retirement villages are over 75 years old.

Ryman Healthcare has been heavily criticised for paying $44m in dividends to shareholders and taking a big wage subsidy.

Job hunter feels like she doesn't belong in NZ after repeated job rejections

Christchurch woman Sandra Smith has applied for 20 jobs in the aged and disabled care sector in the past three months ...

Sandra Smith has applied for about 20 jobs in the aged care and disability sector without success.

Covid-19: NZ ranked the best place to be as coronavirus stalks the globe

New Zealand is ranked ahead of more advanced economies as the best place to be while Covid-19 batters the globe.

Kiwis are basically living “in a world without Covid” because the Government took swift action early on and the economy has avoided a pummelling, Bloomberg says.

Air NZ CEO shares his thoughts on Covid-19 vaccine processes for air travel video

Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran told Iata he is optimistic about aviation’s long-term future.

Air NZ boss Greg Foran says flexibility will be necessary around Covid-19 vaccine protocols.

'Your website is a train wreck': Customers tell Kmart ahead of Black Friday

Kmart’s Black Friday promotion has been meet with social media criticism.

Shoppers say items are constantly out of stock and they end up with refunds instead — but Kmart says it is working hard to improve.

The 630 jobs employers cannot find New Zealanders to fill

Essential skills visas have been granted for both barista and cafe worker jobs because employers were able to ...

Despite a record increase in unemployment, employers cannot find New Zealanders to perform everyday jobs.

Prices rising as freight crunch worsens video

Containers being loaded on rail wagons at Ports of Auckland

Mitre 10 has told trade customers that its supply chain is being tested across a range of categories.

Booming property market helping retirement village video

Arvida chief executive Bill McDonald says a rising residential property market in lifting the values of Arvida’s ...

Covid brings extra costs for retirement village operator Arvida but its property values are rising

Rocket Lab recovers Electron booster intact, next recovery mission early 2021

Rocket Lab's Return to Sender Electron rocket lifts off at Māhia on Friday.

Rocket Lab’s Return to Sender mission on Friday went “spectacularly well”, but it will be some time before helicopters are used for recovery.

Will hotel reputations be trashed by their Covid-19 association?

Auckland hotel M Social, one of the 32 Covid-19 managed isolation hotels for arrivals into the country.

Serving as a quarantine hotel may help it in the short run, but there's also a risk to the brand long-term, says a crisis management expert.

Giesen buy Riverlands winery

Giesen Wine recently introduced a zero alcohol sauvignon blanc to its range.

Family wine brand takes on new facility.

Bucking the trend: NZ's growing SaaS sector thriving during Covid-19 era video

Some in our tech community are reporting that the kind of growth and demand that would usually take place over a ...

OPINION: Some in our tech community say the kind of growth and demand that would usually take place over a three-year period has occurred over just seven months this year.

Oil tanker guides warn of action

Northport and Marsden Point oil refinery are both served by the North Tugz workers.

Essential workers say their contract is unfair.

Rent relief costs big mall owner $20m

Kiwi Property has spent $20m supporting its shopping centre tenants with rent reduction and deferrals because of their ...

Kiwi Property has supported its tenants with rent reductions and abatement after lockdowns.

Subbies behind Nido building voice safety concerns video

Subcontrators have raised concerns about the Nido store being inadequately finished off.

Out-of-pocket contractors speak out about superstore.

Industrial property stands up to Covid

Goodman Property Trust has bought more property to increase the size of its industrial estate, Savill Link at Otahuhu in ...

Online shopping and ecommerce is driving the development of warehouses and storage.

The Kiwi airline that says Covid has made it a better business video

Fly My Sky flies to Great Barrier Island from Auckland Airport and North Shore Airport.

Fly My Sky operates scheduled flights to Great Barrier Island from Auckland Airport and North Shore Airport.

Black Friday: Prepare to queue, retailer says

Black Friday has grown in importance for retailers over the last five years. 2020 could be even bigger, says Briscoe ...

Retailers hoping Kiwi shoppers spend up large after a difficult and uncertain year.

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