New details revealed as Cabinet agrees on RNZ, TVNZ public broadcasting decision

Cabinet is forging ahead with the plan to create a new, super-sized public broadcaster, but ministers have taken some convincing.


Coronavirus could come at 'catastrophic cost' to New Zealand's economy

ANZ warns the effects of the virus on the Chinese economy could be catastrophic. That would inevitably have some flow-on here.

Kiwis still waiting for Christmas presents to be delivered by NZ Post

New Zealand Post says it delivered nearly 15 million parcels this holiday season, but not everyone is celebrating.


Domestic airfares have seen hefty increase in recent months

It coincides with Jetstar's withdrawal from regional routes.

Seafood may be among first trade casualties of coronavirus

The coronavirus has killed at least 41 people and infected some 1400 since it was identified in Wuhan.

'Businesses will have lost thousands of dollars' after Auckland power outage

Vector is investigating the blackout which struck the central city and large parts of Parnell and Grafton.

Cotton On workers left jobless after closure of two Wellington stores

The closures affect Cotton On and Cotton On Kids stores in Porirua’s North City Shopping Centre.

Monster monstera houseplant sells for almost $5000 on Trade Me auction

The seller reckons she's "cracked the code of encouraging greener growth".

Auckland CBD's well-known Food Alley to shut its doors after 28 years

The food court announced tonight that it will be closing in May to make way for a new building.

Petone tobacco plant closure would put 122 out of work

Staff at the Imperial Tobacco factory were told about the possible closure today.


KFC Australia apologises for ad where young boys ogle woman's breasts

The 15-second ad features a young woman checking her reflection in the tinted windows of a parked car, apparently not realising anyone is inside the vehicle.

Online retailer fined $54k for selling bikes without front brakes

Container Door sold the faulty Huffy Cruiser bikes between April 1 and and November 23, 2017.


As Vodafone offers early Friday finishes, expert says bosses need to follow suit to give staff confidence

Katherine Swan said staff will be hesitant to make the change if they don't see their leaders doing likewise.


NZ’s beef and lamb industry shelling out $2m in effort to attract US consumers

Six food influencers are being paid to spread the word on social media.

Trivago misled customers on pricing, Australian court rules

The Netherlands-incorporated company didn't actually show customers the cheapest deals for hotel rooms.

Vodafone employees to get Friday afternoons off for rest of summer

It'll impact around 2000 employees, who will get to finish up from 2pm onwards.

Update on Government's finances shows slight surplus

Grant Robertson said "it is pleasing to see a positive result".

BurgerFuel's Hoki Dokey burger perpetuates misuse of Māori language, advocates say

The correct pronunciation of "hoki" doesn't rhyme with "dokey".

New trade deal sees US ease sanctions, China pledging to buy more US exports

President Donald Trump has taken a far more aggressive approach to China and trade.

Retail spending down in December after Black Friday saw 'very strong' November

Sales were also boosted in November because of Singles’ Day promotions.


Lord of the Rings TV show already causing headaches for local film producers

The local film industry is struggling to find workers or studio space amidst all of the action.

First unlicensed builder sentenced under Crimes Act gets home detention

Rodney James Day was charged with 15 offences, including four of forgery.


MediaWorks sells property, but says staff not affected

"We're delighted that we've been able to move so quickly and get this deal sorted," the television company's chief executive says.

Sixty employees at Waikato sawmill hear of job losses on holidays

Staff were called back from their holiday to be told their jobs at a South Waikato Sawmill were gone.

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