Queenstown expecting 'a different type of Australian’ visitor once trans-Tasman bubble opens

NZONE Skydive's Clark Scott is hoping Australians want to try new activities when they get to New Zealand.

Colourful coffins lighten mood at Kiwi funerals

“There are people who are happy with a brown mahogany box and that's great. But if they want to shout it out, I'm here to do it for them.”

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near $120 billion

Digital currencies are being accepted by Tesla, PayPal and Visa.

Whittaker's releases two limited-edition chocolate blocks to raise money for Plunket

Starting Monday, the carrot cake flavoured and strawberries and waffles flavoured treats will hit stores.


Job advertisements skyrocketing, according to Trade Me data

Auckland continues to lag behind other regions, bearing the brunt of Covid-19 impacts.


Reserve Bank keeps official cash rate at record low

The Reserve Bank says the decision comes amid a "highly uncertain" economic outlook.

'A necessity, it's not a luxury' — Women tradies say they're working without toilet access

The women say big changes are needed if the industry wants to attract more of them to a sector that is struggling to fill jobs.


Exclusive: Government set to announce end to live animal exports

The industry was thrust into the spotlight last September after a livestock ship capsized in the East China Sea after leaving Napier.

NZ's emissions increased by 2% in latest greenhouse gases report — 'We clearly have a lot to do'

The increase in 2019 was due mainly to the increase in manufacturing and construction industries,


Tourism operators pleading for reopening of trans-Tasman cruise ship bubble

Without a steady flow of customers Blair Anderson’s business is struggling.


‘I hardly left my bedroom for three months' - Top business executive Theresa Gattung on burnout

"I’ve always had so much energy, but I didn’t really realise I was burning out – until I was burnt out," Gattung said.

Northland peanut farmers toast to Pic's growth deal

Most people know the Kaipara region as kumara country, but things are changing.

Covid-19: Government increases Air NZ loan by $600 million; $1.5 billion total

The national carrier had initially planned to tap shareholders for a cash injection around June.

Taika Waititi lends voice to new short film shining light on animal testing

He joined forces with other A-list names for Save Ralph, commissioned by the Humane Society.

'Not good enough' - Two more sunscreens fail to meet label claims, Consumer NZ say

They're now calling for manufacturers to regularly test their sunscreens.

Players not completely against proposed Silver Lake deal, Dane Coles says

Coles said it would be foolish for the players association to not discuss the deal with NZ Rugby.

Kim Kardashian West is officially a billionaire

The 40-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been included in Forbes magazine's World's Billionaires list for the first time.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff defends Auckland Easter trading rules

About two-thirds of councils allow shopping on Easter Sunday, but Auckland was among those that did not.

Australian government warns against minimum wage increase during Covid-19 crisis

It comes less than a week after New Zealand raised its minimum wage.

French company chasing multi-million dollar All Blacks jersey deal

Altrad are looking to take over from AIG for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested, accused of indecent exposure during flight

Pilot Michael Haak allegedly exposed his genitals while in the air.


Trans-Tasman bubble likely to lead to higher domestic tourism costs

The industry needs to rehire staff and recover costs - and warns it won't be business as usual.

GameStop to sell 3.5 million shares after stock frenzy boosts price

Even though it did not announce the share sale when share prices peaked, GameStop could wipe existing debt off the books if it chooses.

Highly toxic waste buried at Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, former staff say

Investigators are looking into claims highly toxic waste has been buried in unmapped sites at the smelter.


'Renaissance of Rail' — New passenger train heads off from Hamilton to Auckland

Te Huia will run return services twice a day in a bid to ease traffic between the two cities.

Cinemas adapting to survive with rise of streaming, Covid-19 struggles

Cinema's business models require a shake up, the Auckland Screen Alliance says.


Business bosses caught ripping off customers will face jail under new law

A new law criminalising cartels is coming into force this week.

Painter sacked in first week wins $12,500 compensation

He was hired for a 14-week project in Blenheim, only to be sacked four-and-a-half days into it.


Councils in major cities under fire for forcing shops to close on Easter Sunday

Two-thirds of the country's smaller centres have allowed retailers to operate, but Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin haven't.

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