Where are the women in the Business Hall of Fame?

The lack of female faces in the hallowed halls has been put down to their traditional roles in our colonial society. Now the digitisation of historical records is blowing that theory out of the water.

A New Zealand media health check

In the wake of the shocking revelations about Three, Duncan Greive assesses the health of New Zealand’s six big media companies. This story was first published on 20 October, 2019. Winston Peters …

The life and death of Wellington’s SXSW

The $800 per ticket, council-funded festival of ‘creative collisions’ has been cancelled and the company behind it has gone bust. Alex Casey reports.

Life as a Kiwi truck driver involves harassment, sexism and 70-hour weeks

Summer reissue: Marsha Pohatu has lost two front teeth and seen friends die while working in the New Zealand trucking sector. The industry’s culture of dangerous practices has to stop, she says.

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After the Deluge: The Wellington-made synthesiser storming the music world

Rohan Hill and Ian Jorgensen are having so much fun running their boutique audio equipment firm that no amount of money could make them sell.

From banter to brewery: How three mates created Urbanaut

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Bruce Turner and Thomas Rowe from Urbanaut Brewing Co.

How the Sistema Rich Listers are helping to tackle the housing crisis

Jo and Brendan Lindsay made millions out of plastic lunch boxes and now they are figuring out how to give back to the New Zealand that fostered their good fortune. 

Want to work at The Spinoff? The Spinoff seeks business journalist

The Spinoff is seeking applications for the role of business editor, starting February 2020.

A message to Westland and KiwiSaver investors: Coal is finished

Most of the coal reserves on corporates' balance sheets will never be extracted meaning they are worthless. This has implications for people's retirement savings, writes John Berry.

The NZ-made menstrual cup that’s taking on the world

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Robyn McLean, co-founder of The Hello Cup.

How the new GST charges on overseas retailers will affect your online shopping

Changes to GST for overseas retailers came into effect on December 1. What do these changes mean for consumers, local businesses, and the online shopping market?

Cheat sheet: NZ multi-millionaire Sir Ron Brierley arrested in Australia

1980s corporate raider Sir Ron Brierley has been arrested and charged for alleged possession of child sexual abuse images, Australian media reports. Who is he?

Learning the art of the sale on Sir Michael Hill’s superyacht

A book interview turns into a business and life lesson for Madeleine Chapman.

The world’s longest commute: Advice for Kiwi startups trying to make it in the UK

Kiwi startup founder Jenene Crossan has spent two years enduring jetlag and heinous London Airbnb prices as she builds her latest business.

‘Tinder for jobs’ platform gives bosses the upper hand

Online marketplace Sidekicker is taking advantage of people who have little choice but to juggle multiple low-paying jobs to make ends meet, writes artist and freelancer Ben Markley. After graduating early …

Decade in review: The highs, lows and hobbits of New Zealand business

From Middle Earth to outer space, New Zealand business has covered a lot of ground in the last 10 years. Business editor Maria Slade looks back.