Business Archive

‘Quite a 364 days’: Grant Robertson on Covid, a year on, and the crisis today – housing

'We have to confront some tough decisions and we will do that in the coming weeks.'

Soap Dancehall: The new Auckland bar where a fun night out doesn’t cost a bomb

With crowd-friendly dance tunes and affordable drinks, a new dancehall and bar opening tonight is hoping to make going out more accessible for Aucklanders.

How Moa’s awful marketing left it stranded in craft beer no man’s land

Moa lost nearly $30m over the last decade, and has just been sold for a pittance. Did its dodgy advertising play a role?

Business is Boring: The Christchurch mum getting people moving in the morning

Meet Lisa Fong, aka Move It Mama, whose Facebook Live workouts have found a loyal – and huge – audience worldwide.

Why a US-based social app swapped pandemic-hit Portland for Auckland

Go wants users to put down their phones and interact with people in real life, which meant having to make an unexpected change of plans.

Exclusive poll: Do New Zealanders back the tough border rules?

Plus, how we feel about housing affordability and the state of the NZ economy compared to the world.

How the Christchurch earthquake gave rise to a new generation of businesses

Christchurch has changed a lot in the last 10 years. So too has its values.

When brands take a stand

Do they believe in it, or believe it will make them a profit?

Facebook is running an uncontrolled news experiment on a whole country. Let’s hope it doesn’t work out

The Australian legislation is crumby, but the response from Zuckerberg is something else.

Is Southland finally free of its toxic burden?

The environmental court has ruled that the toxic ouvea premix will be removed from Mataura by May 2021. So why are locals still dubious?

Business is Boring: The esports empire at the base of the Sky Tower

Duane Mutu, founder and CEO of LetsPlay.Live, joins Business is Boring to talk about growing the local esports industry, and how it's only just getting started.

Media explosion in Australia: Facebook just blocked all news

A truly shocking development in the global pushback against big tech: here's what it means.

What’s the deal with the My Food Bag IPO?

New Zealanders have a chance to own a slice of the popular meal-kit company. What's the catch?

No, your boss can’t ‘make’ you take annual leave over the lockdown

Whether it's a lockdown, earthquake or a rampant plague of locusts, employers must still act in good faith.

Some people need to travel overseas for family – and we need to respect them

Those who lambasted Ricardo Menéndez March for heading to Mexico have no idea what it’s like to be 10,000 miles away from a dying relative.

Business is Boring: How do you become CEO of one of NZ’s biggest insurers?

You don't become CEO of a large insurance company overnight – but for some in business, it will happen. Blair Turnbull tells Business is Boring how he got there.

Stuart Nash on US military satellite launch in NZ: ‘I have not received an application’

Rocket Lab's next launch of a US satellite hasn't received approval from the minister responsible.

From Oompher to Crimson: A brief history of Jake Millar’s Unfiltered

The business has been sold and its founder is off to sub-Saharan Africa, what now?

Five housing market numbers that will make your eyes bleed

The housing market monster continues to grow, causing panic and rapture, depending on who you are.

Rocket Lab launch from New Zealand to help US military with ‘targeting’

The next Rocket Lab mission will include a military satellite designed to improve the targeting capabilities of US warfighters.

Meeting the sun king of Te Puke

He doesn't call himself an environmentalist, but a timber-processing factory owner is at the forefront of a renewable energy revolution.

NZ medicinal cannabis is facing a looming crisis

The domestic medicinal cannabis industry faces some draconian challenges.

The best commutes in New Zealand

A look at some of the unique and wonderful ways New Zealanders travel to work each day.