01:51
Research has been carried out by tourism agencies into why people don’t want to work in the industry.

Tourism industry moves to attract more young workers to stave off threat to NZ's biggest earner

Research found young people perceived tourism as "low-wage" and a subject for "drop outs".

Phasing out single-use plastic bags a factor in Q1 food sales drop, Woolworths says

The Australian company's net profit still rose by 12.5 per cent.

02:36
New Zealand’s troubled construction industry has been offered a helping hand by the Government as leaders paint grim picture.

Dark cloud hanging over construction industry - not enough skilled workers

Some said the construction industry was too stretched to perform well.

01:48
Official ticketing companies in New Zealand moving to step up pressure on Viagogo

Event companies meet after legal action against ticket reseller Viagogo announced

The companies - including Ticketmaster, Eventfinda, and iTicket, are looking for ways to minimise the damage done by scalper havens like Viagogo.

Emma Shi likes to take her own container to the supermarket to do her bit in helping the environment.

Most read: Countdown's 'bring your own' container ban stuns enviro-friendly customers

Supermarket is afraid people will get sick not cleaning their own containers.

03:05
Consumer New Zealand's Sue Chetwin speaks about controversial ticket resale site Viagogo.

Commerce Commission suing ticket re-seller Viagogo for alleged breaches of Fair Trading Act

Viagogo is a platform where tickets for events can be sold to other people - with the company taking a cut.

Miles Hurrell of Fonterra

Fonterra names Miles Hurrell as its interim chief executive

Mr Hurrell is the current CEO of Farm Source, which works directly with dairy farm owners.

Homes in New Zealand.

Another month of record house prices in the regions, but Auckland dips

It should be “welcome news for first time buyers struggling with Auckland’s house prices".

04:44
Sharlene Barnes-Ealem shows what you can do to break free from the chains of living pay check to pay check.

Meet the Kaikōura gran taking control of her future with a million-dollar app

Sharlene Barnes-Ealem shows what you can do to break free from the boss.

Tickets to one of Lorde's New Zealand concerts being offered for sale on Ticketmaster at a hugely-inflated price - the face value was $95 each.

Ticketmaster New Zealand won't take anti-scalping measures here, despite UK and Europe arms doing so

Ticketmaster NZ operates its own resale operations, taking both the initial sale price, as well as a portion of the scalper's increased resale price.

01:36
The Lira fell more than 20 per cent last week after US imposed sanctions.

World stock markets drop as Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

It's economic trouble has been heightened by a dispute with the US.

06:44
The PM touted KiwiBuild as increasing supply while keeping existing home prices steady.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern confident New Zealand property market won’t slump like Sydney, Melbourne

Auckland prices are 'cooling' but that doesn't mean they're 'losing their value, the PM told TVNZ1's Breakfast.

05:02
"Looking forward, it’s about driving growth," Adrian Orr said.

'The signs are positive' for New Zealand's economy despite slowdown - Reserve Bank Governor

"Looking forward, it’s about driving growth," Adrian Orr told Q+A.

03:11
Mr Bridges says Adrian Orr would have raised the rate if he was confident in New Zealand’s economy.

Simon Bridges says unchanged OCR shows Reserve Bank Governor's shaken faith in the economy

Mr Bridges says Adrian Orr would have raised the rate if he was confident in the economy, and that the Government should be focusing on "plummeting" business confidence.

speaks onstage at Elon Musk Answers Your Questions! during SXSW at ACL Live on March 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Tesla's Elon Musk mocks short investors who bet against his company

"Short shorts coming soon to Tesla merch," Musk wrote on Twitter.

02:31
It’s one of the big issues being discussed at the first Asian Construction Forum in Auckland today.

Foreign investors, workers look to solve NZ's construction industry crisis

It was one of the issues discussed at the first Asian Construction Forum in Auckland today.

02:05
The youngster spoke at the Prime Minister's press conference on banning plastic bags.

Watch: The touching moment Jacinda Ardern helps schoolboy deliver speech on the scourge of plastic bags

The Prime Minister made the official announcement about phasing out single-use plastic bags - then this young fella stepped up.

01:42
The effects of a dramatic slide in the kiwi are already hitting home, with petrol companies hiking prices.

NZ dollar reaches two-year low against USD after OCR announcement

As of 5am this morning, NZ$1 bought just US66.22c after falling more than 1c.

Fonterra hopes to come out of trading halt by end of day

Before the move, Fonterra shares were trading at $5.11 - down nearly 19 per cent this year.

ANZ to remove 'stressful' sales targets for frontline staff

In the past, any ANZ staff bonuses were entirely based on meeting sales targets.

The PM said their meeting did not focus on President Trump.

Government confident US sanctions on Iran's trading partners won't apply to NZ

NZ exports with Iran rose to $173 million in the June year.

SkyCity hits record $169.5 million full year profit

The casino's New Zealand business improved, and its high rollers business recovered from last year.

Elon Musk tweets he may take Tesla electric car company private and shares roar

The company's shares were up more than 5 per cent at more than $360.

Recent firm failures, including Ebert Construction last week, have led to thousands of dollars and hundreds of jobs being lost.

Construction crisis: Contractors 'will walk away' if clients don't change ways

Concentrating on the cheapest possible price has been "a race to the bottom", an industry leader says.

Bunnings Warehouse (file picture).

Bunnings Warehouse agrees to pay living wage of $20.55 per hour to staff

The $2 per hour pay rise is being called the "first major win" of a retail union campaign.

01:14

Jacinda Ardern acknowledges low business confidence in New Zealand, says she wants 'to confront that head on'

But the Prime Minister told TVNZ's Breakfast that on the economic markers "that matter" NZ was in good shape.

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