‘Not fit for purpose’: how govt plans to fix aged care
Policy

‘Not fit for purpose’: how govt plans to fix aged care

As the sector sinks, seniors minister Costello wants to ensure commercial viability.  

Which NZX firms lost or gained NZ Super Fund investment
Markets

Which NZX firms lost or gained NZ Super Fund investment

The fund is an active investor in NZ. Here are the firms it likes, and those it dumped.

NZ not first in line for Aukus, US says Japan the priority
Politics

NZ not first in line for Aukus, US says Japan the priority

The US has laid out a case for the additional benefits Five Eyes members get from Aukus.

Policy Business of Government

Assaulting the evidence, adieu Kevin Jenkins and more ...

Our weekly round-up of public sector news and analysis.

Assaulting the evidence, adieu Kevin Jenkins and more ...
Economy

Jobs growth still strong for small NZ businesses

Xero says jobs rose 7% year-on-year in the March quarter.

Jobs growth still strong for small NZ businesses
Bloomberg

Ray Dalio’s famous trade is sputtering and investors are bailing

Investors, including public pensions, have yanked out cash.

Ray Dalio’s famous trade is sputtering and investors are bailing
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Opinion

Fletcher steels its nerves

Paul McBeth: Fletcher steels its nerves

The building giant’s steel restructuring shouldn’t have surprised anyone.

Paul McBeth 23 Apr 2024
The industrial policy debate never seems to go away
Economy

Dileepa Fonseka: The industrial policy debate never seems to go away

Industrial policy is getting a second hearing around the world, including in NZ.

Dileepa Fonseka 22 Apr 2024
How to discourage wealth
Economy

Simon Robertson: How to discourage wealth

Let NZers invest $1 offshore without making the starting point 95c every year.

Simon Robertson 20 Apr 2024

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Business Advice

Fail File: Emmet Hobbs, chairman of Hirepool
Fail File

Fail File: Emmet Hobbs, chairman of Hirepool

Emmet Hobbs is the chairman of Hirepool.

Victoria Carter 20 Apr 2024
Progress takes more than Groundhog Day rhetoric
Primary Sector

Julia Jones: Progress takes more than Groundhog Day rhetoric

There seems to be a noticeable lack of innovation in NZ's red meat export industry.

Julia Jones 19 Apr 2024


Investigations

A billion for buses: where MOE money goes
Transport

A billion for buses: where MOE money goes

Student transport is one of the Ministry of Education's biggest external costs.

Murray Jones 17 Apr 2024
'Valley of death': Connecting uni research with the private sector
Services

'Valley of death': Connecting uni research with the private sector

Commercialisation of schemes losing battle for resources to other university functions.

Andrea Malcolm 10 Apr 2024
CEO pay continues to grow, but at a slower pace

CEO pay continues to grow, but at a slower pace

New Zealand's pay disparity is less extreme than the UK and US.

Murray Jones 04 Apr 2024

Business Productivity

Boosting rural growth with innovation
Sponsored

Boosting rural growth with innovation

Productivity and sustainability go hand in hand for the rural sector

ASB Scam Update
Building confidence and capability is the key to boosting productivity
Sponsored

Building confidence and capability is the key to boosting productivity

In the pack houses of Hawke’s Bay apple growers, smart cameras scan the apples looking for blemishes and grading the fruit to ensure only the best is selected for domestic and international markets.

ASB
Working smarter, working together, working for Aotearoa
Sponsored

Working smarter, working together, working for Aotearoa

After a few challenging years, during which many New Zealand businesses have effectively been in survival mode, it's time to pursue productive growth, says ASB.

ASB

Top Gainers


Just Life Group $0.240 9.09%
EROAD $0.890 4.71%
PaySauce $0.250 4.17%
INF ETF Units $2.555 3.36%
Michael Hill International $0.720 2.86%

Top Decliners


Vulcan Steel $7.940 -5.48%
The Warehouse Group $1.360 -4.90%
ikeGPS Group $0.430 -4.44%
2 Cheap Cars Group Ltd $0.790 -3.66%
Ryman Healthcare $4.230 -3.42%

Top Gainers


NZME $0.820 5.10%
AFT Pharmaceuticals $2.850 3.64%
STRAKER TRANSLATIONS LIMITED $0.495 2.11%
Vulcan Steel $3.030 2.03%
Genesis $2.180 1.40%

Top Decliners


Serko $3.090 -3.77%
Auckland International Airport $7.150 -2.26%
Air New Zealand $0.515 -1.90%
Vista Group International $1.750 -1.44%
ikeGPS Group $0.390 -1.28%

Technology


Investments

The tricks to living a good life for less
Podcasts Free Cooking the Books

The tricks to living a good life for less

How to be boujee on a budget.

Frances Cook 22 Apr 2024

How to find a good financial adviser

The vibe is just as important as skills and experience. 

Frances Cook 20 Apr 2024
How to find a good financial adviser
Podcasts Free

Cooking the Books podcast: What’s the cost of sustainable investing?

Some of the 'naughty' stocks are making a comeback. 

Frances Cook 15 Apr 2024
Cooking the Books podcast: What’s the cost of sustainable investing?
Policy

How ‘shareholder value’ became a Wall Street mantra

Michael Jensen inspired the transformation of capitalism. Was he a hero or a villain?

Bloomberg 13 Apr 2024
How ‘shareholder value’ became a Wall Street mantra
Opinion Free

Frances Cook: Money Answers: How do I prepare for job loss?

Our investments editor outlines ideas to keep the financial stress to a minimum.

Frances Cook 13 Apr 2024
Money Answers: How do I prepare for job loss?

The Life

2024's vintage 'truly outstanding' – wine producer Indevin
Wine

2024's vintage 'truly outstanding' – wine producer Indevin

Winemaker enthusiasm for 2024 grape harvest reaches new heights despite early bad weather.

Bob Campbell MW 21 Apr 2024
Kazaguruma: Wellington’s upmarket, authentic Japanese
Good Food Restaurant review

Kazaguruma: Wellington’s upmarket, authentic Japanese

The fare – three set menus or à la carte – offers a memorable dining experience.

Gregor Thompson 21 Apr 2024
Maserati reveals all-electric GranCabrio Folgore convertible
Cars

Maserati reveals all-electric GranCabrio Folgore convertible

The new model can go from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.

Jet Sanchez 21 Apr 2024
My Net Worth: Rob Vickery, founder of Hillfarrance Ventures
My Net Worth

My Net Worth: Rob Vickery, founder of Hillfarrance Ventures

Big jump in graduation rate of at-risk US kids counts among his proudest achievements.

Ben Moore 21 Apr 2024

Media

Sky extends BBC content deal
Markets

Sky extends BBC content deal

The extension will see premium British dramas appear on Sky’s channels.

Daniel Dunkley 23 Apr 2024