Business Archive

Nine ways to make working from home easier in a Covid-19 world

Advice from a specialist in the psychology of disaster recovery and pandemics – who also works from home

How a global pandemic has impacted a single strip of Dominion Road

Tourism and hospitality industries on the Auckland street are buckling under the weight of the Covid-19 response

Crisis upon crisis: Covid-19 and the NZ media

What does the virus mean for an industry already in crisis?

The founder of a failed cannabis museum sounds a warning for similar startups

Cannabis legalisation could present a valuable opportunity for small businesses and startups looking to be part of a growing global industry. But will stigma around cannabis use stand in the way?

Some practical steps for workplaces in a Covid-19 world

Amid the maelstrom you can introduce some simple practical measures for health and infection control.

The inventor of a global dating app has some advice for the chronically single

Justin McLeod has invented Hinge twice: once for smartphones, and once more for romantics. He spoke to Josie Adams about why being open to change is the best path to true love.

Harsh, loud and full of conflict: The chaotic reality of the Australian media landscape

Nine, Newscorp and the intense aesthetics of the Aussie media.

Talking business success and sustainability with Chia Sisters

This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Florence and Chloe Van Dyke from Chia Sisters.

Social distancing and supply shocks: Why Covid-19 is hammering the global economy

Kiwibank's chief economist looks back to SARS, and into the future, to help make sense of this once-in-a-generation economic storm.

A beginner’s guide to the Covid-19-triggered market turmoil

Financial markets around the world have been jumpy this week, with fears around the coronavirus putting them on edge.

I paid $60 for a Black Cap to give me a pep talk on Cameo

In the throes of a full-face rash, I paid two of the country's top sportspeople to send some positive vibes my way via video-sharing site Cameo.

Why the oil price is crashing, and what it will mean for New Zealand

The price of crude oil is absolutely tanking right now, because supply is being ramped up at a time when demand is unusually low.

David vs Goliath: The man taking huge corporates to court over climate change

Mike Smith's legal challenge against some of Aotearoa’s largest corporates will go ahead after the High Court refused to strike it out.

The case for a sharp GST cut to counter the impact of Covid-19

Trying to directly assist individual firms is a fool’s errand. Monetary policy is approaching its limits. We need to look to bigger, aggressive action.

TVNZ and RNZ might soon become siblings. Ireland has some advice

The proposed merger of RNZ and TVNZ has one clear international precedent – Irish national broadcaster RTÉ.

Destigmatising disability with Grace Stratton from All is for All

This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Grace Stratton from All is for All.

The stores are stocked, for now: How Covid-19 is influencing NZ retail

The people will shop, come rain, shine or coronavirus

‘The first salvo in a war’: Senior Herald and Stuff editors hit back at RNZ attack ad campaign

Private sector news executives have reacted with incredulity and anger to a new RNZ ad campaign attacking their work and business models.

Sparrows: The agritech startup cutting down on food waste

Simon Pound talks to Andrea Watson, Sparrows CEO and founder, and Simon Yarrow, who leads Callaghan Innovation’s agritech team.

No frills: the coffin company that wants to bury you in cardboard

You might be trying to reduce your carbon footprint in everyday life, but what about in death?

NZME’s 2019 financial report: The good, the bad and the huge loss, explained

A $165million loss looks bad on paper, but business is actually pretty good at NZME.

The NZ company giving early model e-vehicles a much needed jumpstart

Just because your e-vehicle's battery is dying, doesn't mean the car has to. A New Zealand company has a plan to keep Nissan Leafs, and their owners, going for longer.