Five great sustainable, ethical clothing labels – all made in NZ

Buying New Zealand made matters to you? All about ethical gear and sustainable materials? Read on.

The only way to pay? Charting the history and future demise of Eftpos

For close to three decades, EFTPOS has been New Zealand's preferred payment method. But how long will it last? Justin Gregory for RNZ looks back on the growth of electronic banking and what comes next.

In praise of bricks and mortar: The Spinoff picks their favourite stores

Online shopping is great, but sometimes you just can't beat a good old trip to your favourite local.

It’s a wrap on plastic bags

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, the latest on New Zealand's efforts to fight plastic pollution.

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The terrible human cost of the meth testing scandal just keeps escalating

 It's an unfurling scandal which saw tenants evicted and millions spent on cleaning homes. Now it appears a tenant was kicked out after seeking help for his addictions, writes Russell Brown.  

Blockchain: the new frontier in the battle against slavery for sushi

How can we be sure catching the tuna we're eating hasn't also harmed humans? At the moment we can't.

Airbnb marches on, as Auckland prepares for a ‘bed tax’ for hosts

Auckland's 'bed tax' is set to be extended to homes listed on sites like Airbnb. What does this mean for hosts? And are other regions set to follow?

How raising $5.5 million over 12 funding rounds and five years nearly killed me

She's the founder and CEO of beauty-booking app Flossie, and controls the agency for social media influencers. So why did Jenene Crossan hit rock bottom?

‘Aunty style’ is over: Meet the luxury leather brand winning over China’s cool kids

We sell great mass-produced milk products – the best, even. But it's sumptuous leather, made from farmed deer nappa specifically, that's getting a new generation of made in New Zealand brands into the hands of Chinese consumers.

‘We were as low as you can get’: a dispatch from Mycoplasma bovis ground zero

We need to stop arguing about whether the government has made the right decision to cull and get on with supporting those affected

Why half-baked R&D changes are a finger in the eye to startups and software

The government is proposing to reshape research and development incentives, with MBIE proposing to phase out the Callaghan Growth Grants and replace them with R&D tax credits. Nathan Torkington has some concerns.

‘If you do R&D, we plan to support it’: Megan Woods defends the new tax incentive

Innovation Minister Megan Woods says the Government's new R&D tax incentive is far from a startup killer. In fact, she says, it will open up R&D funding to more businesses than ever before.

At the 2018 Hi-Tech Awards, diversity was the winner on the day

The winners of this year’s Hi-Tech Awards showcased how New Zealand wasn't just good in tech, but good for tech as well, with gender diversity and cultural inclusion taking centre stage more than ever before. 

To kickstart a better Auckland, we need the Commonwealth Games

Urban renewal, affordable housing and improved transport – and all from a single sporting event.

Save our startups: an R&D SOS

Budget 2018 signalled significant changes to the government’s approach to R&D. Will the plans push our knowledge economy into the sea – or worse, Australia

‘Your support brought me to tears’: Glen Herud on life after his Happy Cow story went viral

His company has been liquidated this month, the liquidators are selling off his dream for a song. But Glen Herud is not giving up on his ethical milk mission.