Business & Markets

Unfairly sacked worker awarded $17k

The former owners of a Bay of Plenty grocery store have been order to pay $17,000 dollars to a worker who was unfairly sacked. In a ruling, the Employment Relations Authority said Stacey Sisson's bosses at the Nosh store in Mount Maunganui failed...... Read More

Kiwi workers call out Fijian government

More than 50 people have shown their support for Fijian workers at a protest outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington this afternoon. The protest is in support of the international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport...... Read More

Top car choices for Kiwi motorists

New Zealanders in the market for a new car this year will continue to add utes and SUVs to their wish-list, say automobile industry experts.   Driveline, a specialist vehicle leasing and finance company, has released its list of the top 10 vehicles...... Read More

Organic farm exploits ’volunteers’

An organic farm near Christchurch is ruled to have breached the rights of workers it claims were volunteers, after an Inspectorate investigation. The sole director and shareholder Julia Osselton says while no records were kept on site at Robinwood...... Read More

Airbnb scams: Zero stays a ’red flag’ - host

An Airbnb host says guests should always check reviews before booking. A number of people have been scammed by the hosting site recently. One family was left almost $5000 out of pocket while booking a trip to Auckland and another group of friends were...... Read More

Banish the back to work blues – for good!

  Thousands of Kiwis are heading back to work tomorrow after their summer holidays, and as they walk into work, the back to work blues just might come in with them.   The back to work blues are a common experience and can include...... Read More

Air NZ warns of free flight scam

Air New Zealand is warning the public not to respond to an online scam which claims to be giving out free flights. A website, bearing the airline's logo, is being shared online, asking people to fill out a survey in exchange for two free tickets. "Congratulations!...... Read More

Mid-Canterbury escapes recycling crisis

Mid-Canterbury has been buffered from the effects of a recycling crisis by innovations in the market and the effectiveness of its waste minimisation contracts. A Chinese ban on foreign waste kicked in on January 1, effectively turning away $21 million...... Read More

Best places to find a job in New Zealand in 2018

Otago is the best place to find a job in New Zealand in 2018, according to research by jobs website Adzuna. Adzuna.co.nz, a new jobs website with 15,000 live vacancies in New Zealand, compared the number of jobseekers in each area to the total positions...... Read More

Expedition to uncover impacts of global warming

One of the world’s top scientific research ships which has just finished investigating the Hikurangi subduction zone east of Gisborne will head for Antarctica this weekend to find out how warming oceans will affect the ice sheets, changes to sea...... Read More