Imagine you didn't get paid for a month or two for your work. Big businesses have been using this tactic to keep cash in the bank – but how long do our corporates take to pay? Rebecca Stevenson investigates.
Fletcher. The name is synonymous with construction and building in New Zealand, and has been since, well, forever. But it has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately – here are ten numbers that sum up the company’s bad news streak.
Founded by Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum, CricHQ capitalised on global interest in both cricket and internet startups. It attracted a starry lineup of investors and seemed hugely successful. Then, in October, it went into receivership.
Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, we take a wild ride with global share markets.
Our two supermarket chains have agreed to get rid of plastic bags by the end of this year. Does this mean the end of the seemingly humble plastic bag? Rebecca Stevenson caught up with Wellington City Council's Roderick Boys to find out why we need to say goodbye to them, for good.
Peanut butter maker Fix and Fogg has grown from the farmers' markets to the biggest online marketplace in the world, Amazon. Rebecca Stevenson caught up with founder Roman Jewell, and discovered Kiwi ingenuity at the heart of this small business success story.
The Block NZ signifies everything that’s wrong with our tax system. Takapuna tax expert Terry Baucher fills Rebecca Stevenson in on how we can get a lump of cash, and keep it all to ourselves.
How can Kiwis, particularly new KiwiSaver investors, know how to invest without causing harm? Rebecca Stevenson caught up with Kiwi Wealth's Steffan Berridge to discuss the ins and outs of ethical investing.
More than 40 New Zealand businesses have been ranked as some of the fastest growing technology companies in the Asia-Pacific region by revenue growth. But the big surprise came from a digital marketing company that's only been operating for about three years, Rebecca Stevenson reports.
A review into the Government innovation agency published last year found weaknesses with its management, but its Māori unit was singled out for praise. Rebecca Stevenson caught up with Callaghan's Hēmi Rolleston to find out how its helping Māori entrepreneurs build their businesses.
The Financial Markets Authority has launched an interactive tool that let's you access, and compare, basic fund information. Rebecca Stevenson extracts herself from KiwiSaver ennui to take a look at the numbers.
Cloud accounting technology company Xero just announced two things: a very positive half-year financial result, and that it is exiting the New Zealand stock exchange. Rebecca Stevenson considers what this means for our investment landscape.
Imagine having money or assets and not having to pay tax on them! Sounds like a dream right? But for the super wealthy, it can be very real. Rebecca Stevenson takes a dive into the muddy waters of offshore trusts.
It’s been estimated to be worth $26 billion, with significant stakes in the fishing and forestry industries. But underneath the story of the Māori economy is also a humming small business story in Frankie Apothecary and Huia Publishers, Rebecca Stevenson finds.
It's only been going since June, so how did startup Sharesies capture thousands of customers and over $1 million of their hard-earned money? Rebecca Stevenson caught up with Sharesies founder Sonya Williams to find out how they did it.
New Zealand’s Super Fund is one of the best performing sovereign wealth funds in the world – and yet isn’t quite what it could have been. Rebecca Stevenson explains what it is and why it matters.
$760 for half an hour of illicit car parking? Seems steep. Rebecca Stevenson investigates how the clamping industry operates.
A petition signed by more than 16,000 Kiwis prodded parliament to look into single use plastic bags last year. Now our two major supermarket retailers are going toe-to-toe to clamp down on them – and that's good news for all of us, writes Rebecca Stevenson.
A digger hit our pipeline! But don’t panic – we produce more than 40 million barrels of oil each year. Problem is, almost all of it is exported. Rebecca Stevenson finds out why.