Money Archive

It’s car vs car on the central Auckland street where parking is free

Every weekday morning, a group of Auckland city commuters fight to claim one of 10 free car parks. How long can this 'secret oasis' last?

A beginner’s guide to the minimum wage

Why do we need a minimum wage, and is $20 too much or too little?

Fed up with NZ’s out-of-control housing market? Come to Australia

Stop working your butt off to pay too much rent in a country that doesn't work for you.

The laughable quest of saving a first home deposit in 2021

Thinking of saving for a deposit on your first home? You may not want to bother after seeing these figures.

Benefit rates, the minimum wage, and more. Here’s what today’s changes mean for you

We round up the key legislative changes affecting people's wallets starting Thursday, April 1.

Popping the Unfiltered bubble: Jake Millar on how it all went so wrong

From travelling the world interviewing business titans to defending himself against aggrieved investors, the story of Jake Millar and Unfiltered is a true jaw-dropper.

Why electric vehicle subsidies are a bad idea

What are the implications of the Climate Change Commission's advice on EV subsidies?

Con jab: How to spot a Covid-19 vaccine scam

A flurry of new scams is using fears around Covid-19 to get money out of New Zealanders.

KiwiSaver balances plummeted a year ago. Here’s why they recovered so quickly

The steep decline and rapid recovery of KiwiSaver balances took many by surprise. So what made the difference?  

How a fledgling food business took flight during lockdown

Covid-19 has been a burden for many businesses. For others, it's been a boon.

The New Zealand economy experienced its largest ever decline in 2020

Covid-19 pummelled New Zealand harder than the great depression or the global financial crisis.

Why investing for retirement starts the day you’re born

You’re never too young to start investing for your retirement – or start talking to your kids about their financial future.

10 x 100: Aucklanders on how they found lockdown 4.0

As they reached the end of a week of alert level three, we asked a hundred Aucklanders how they'd found yet another stint stuck at home.

More Aucklanders went to work and shops under current lockdown than in August, Google data shows

Did you sense the roads were busier in this Auckland lockdown than previous ones? Google mobility data reveals you’re right.

NZ Super Fund drops Israeli banks for funding settlements in Palestine

The fund says the Israeli companies’ activities are inconsistent with its ethical guidelines.

Bad vibes for spirituality festival as ticket holders refused refunds due to Covid

'It’s pretty ironic they’re called NZ Spirit Festival when it feels very out of the New Zealand spirit to do this.'

Too many beehives, not enough buyers: NZ’s great honey glut

With so many New Zealand beekeepers, how will dwindling honey demand catch up with excessive supply?

Who is eligible for the Covid-19 Resurgence Support Payment?

All you need to know about the government’s latest support package for businesses and sole traders affected by the rise in alert levels.

Inside the seedy, succulent world of online houseplant obsessives

A domestic foliage addict dishes the dirt.

The Māori economy is up, but Māori employment is down. What’s the deal?

The Māori economy continues to grow, while employment drops and home ownership remains a distant dream for many.

New rules for renters and landlords kick in this week. Here’s what you need to know

Major changes to the rental system come into force this week. So what are they?

Oh no: one landlord is set to own all of Christchurch by the year 2053

Our special Spinoff data analysis has uncovered some disturbing findings.

What New Zealand investment platforms think of Reddit’s Wall St rebellion

Hatch and Sharesies may have started to democratise investing, but they are still subject to a vast mire of regulations.

The amateur NZ traders riding the GameStop and cryptocurrency waves

Stocks, shares, and crypto were ours for the taking, and some of us aren't giving them back.