Business Archive

Reckon houses are expensive? Try buying a puppy

If you’ve been dreaming of that cute little cavoodle, prepare to end up locked in a bidding war with hundreds of equally desperate buyers.

What happens to NZ summer festivals if Covid-19 returns?

Some organisers are feeling optimistic about the upcoming season. Others, however, are choosing to err on the side of caution.

Turning tragedy and trash into business triumph: The Saia Latu story

Saia Latu dropped out of school at 14, was in trouble with the cops at 16, and earning six figures by his mid-30s. But his greatest success was still to come.

Can you really make $400 a day picking cherries?

With the summer fruit industry facing a potentially disastrous worker shortage, the wages of fruit pickers are in the spotlight. Is cherry picking really as lucrative as it's marketed to be?

How tech start-up IMAGR plans to eliminate checkout queues

In this week's episode, host Simon Pound is joined by William Chomley, founder and CEO of IMAGR.

NZ urgently needs to find workers to avoid a picking season disaster

The Covid border restrictions might be saving lives but they’re also threatening the livelihoods of New Zealand farmers.

The searing report linking popular NZ brands to abuse and even slavery

Many palm oil workers are suffering shocking levels of abuse and exposure to chemicals so toxic they can cause miscarriage. What can a concerned New Zealand consumer do?

The website making it easier to find a woman or gender diverse tradie

Looking for a woman tradie? This website can help.

Did you get a weird text about a UPS package? It’s probably a scam

Just in time for fraud awareness week, a new phishing scam is sweeping through the mobile phones of the country

In defence of backpackers

Stuart Nash wants to refocus the tourism industry on high-net-worth individuals. Will anyone stick up for the backpackers? 

Semi Permanent – an exhibition of NZ’s truly phenomenal creativity

All the speakers had one sentiment in common: New Zealand has a wealth of creative talent and is on the cusp of something big.

What is RCEP and why are we in it? The major trade deal you’ve barely heard of

It's a big deal in the trade world, but RCEP has been a pretty low-key project.

Will DiDi bring meaningful change to the rideshare industry?

Is the newest player to the rideshare game offering lasting solutions to the industry’s woes?

Tree climbing – the greatest sport you’ve never heard of

Forget rugby, cricket and netball. This is the sport where New Zealanders truly shine.

Why it’s such an ordeal for retail and hospo staff to call in sick

Speculation surrounding the new Covid-19 community case has cast a light on the pressure many workers face every day.

Hot water or chemicals? The controversy over weed killer in Auckland’s streets

South and West Auckland may finally be using less toxic chemicals on their streets. But does that mean the North Shore has to use more?

How Again Again is making takeaway coffee better for the environment

This week, host Simon Pound is joined by Nada Piatek, co-founder and managing director of Again Again.

What to know about Singles’ Day, the world’s biggest shopping day of the year

You’ve heard of Black Friday, you’ve heard of Cyber Monday, but have you ever heard of mega shopping bonanza Singles' Day? If not, here’s what you need to know about Double 11.

The quest to free Southland residents from a toxic liability

What will happen to the thousands of tonnes of toxic waste dumped around Southland?

Christmas crunch coming for retailers as ports experience massive backlogs

Critical capacity issues at ports around New Zealand are making retailers worried that they won’t be able to import stock ahead of the Christmas rush.

What are the government’s plans for business and the economy?

Sound and reasonable economic policy, or 'communism by stealth'? Here's what the PM had to say to the business community this afternoon.

How Auckland’s Karangahape Road became an international music software hub

Industry leaders InMusic, Serato and Melodics all have offices in central Auckland – and Morgan Donoghue has a connection to all of them.

Why are so many women leaving the workforce?

From March to September, the number of people in employment fell by 31,000 – 70% of them were women.

New Zealand’s unemployment rate rises to 5.3%

The unemployment rate has increased as predicted. But are there any surprises?