Consumer credit demand drops by more than 30%

A drop off in demand for home loans during the December 2021 quarter was predominantly fuelled…

Rapid antigen test kits urgently needed so businesses can avoid the ‘big sick’ says EMA

The Employment and Manufacturers Association wants to see rapid antigen testing for the country’s workforce, but…

Closed borders have cost the country $1.5b billion

“New Zealand has taken a massive hit from our closed borders, with a loss of $1.5…

Life insurer sees 40% rise in death claims

The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company OneAmerica says the death rate is up 40% from pre-pandemic…

Aussies win Manuka Honey brand battle

The Australian Manuka Honey Association is buzzing now the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has rejected…

Two estate agents fined $10,000 each for breaching code of conduct

The Real Estate Authority (REA) says the decision of the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal (READT) to…

Vax booster campaign key to opening borders in 2023 says minister Nash

New Zealand could spend all of 2022 without an open border, growing fears for the country's…

Regulator files proceedings against Kiwibank

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has filed High Court civil proceedings against Kiwibank for making false…

Requirement to accept cash proposed by Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand s seeking feedback on issues facing the cash system and…

Lead-tainted sugar put back on sale by Countdown

Woolworths New Zealand is recalling Chelsea (NZ Sugar) and Countdown branded raw sugar and brown sugar…

How the ‘pandemic’ was predicted in 2010 and what could happen in 2022

Anybody who's been watching carefully for as long as we have will have read the Rockefeller…

120 years after Tesla transmitted electricity a Kiwi firm gives it a go

More than 120 years after Nikola Tesla first transmitted electricity through their like radio waves (instead…

We’re overdue a recession, so it might be time to be cautious and help yourself

Looking at global financial crashes and recessions through the decades a trend can be spotted –…

Climate change does not present a serious threat to financial stability – report

Press Release – Tailrisk Economics An extensive review of climate change and the risks to financial…

Bags of sugar contaminated with lead – Chelsea Sugar recalls product

Chelsea Sugar New Zealand is undertaking a recall of sugar because of low-level lead contamination.

Unredacted Pfizer contract proves people pay when things go wrong

An unredacted Pfizer contract with the Dominican Republic shows the company has been given wide-ranging indemnity…

How Pfizer takes control of countries and their national assets

In February 2021, Pfizer was accused of “bullying” governments in COVID vaccine negotiations in a groundbreaking…

Aucklanders are not waiting for PM Ardern’s green light

Anyone on Auckland's motorways must wonder if anyone is 'staying safe' at home. The roads are…

Inquiry into migrant exploitation launched

The Education and Workforce Committee has opened an inquiry into migrant exploitation, and is calling for…

Government’s rushed covid laws lack accountability – Transport NZ

Covid-19 cannot continue, says Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand (Transporting New Zealand) chief executive Nick…

Auckland retailers on ‘brink of disaster’ under level 3 lockdown

The spread of Level 3 lockdowns is devastating news for Northland and Waikato retailers, and is…

Pressure mounts on PM Ardern to end lockdown

The powerful Employers and Manufacturers’ Association (EMA) is asking prime minister Jacinda Ardern for a precise…

Hospo industry needs targeted support to survive lockdown, say sector leaders

Jacinda Ardern’s decision to leave lockdown levels unchanged will result in more hospitality and accommodation businesses…

Retailers angry at government’s demand that staff be tested for covid

Retail NZ and Hospitality NZ have concerns about the Government’s demand that retail workers get covid-19…

Shoppers pay $10 million extra for ‘buy-now, pay-later’ schemes

A Consumer NZ survey has found buy-now, pay-later services are costing shoppers more than $10 million…

Get $50,000 if you’re injured or die because of a covid jab

In Australia insurance firms Zurich Life and OnePath Life will pay their customers more if they…

Complaints about banks up 6%

Complaints about banks were up 6 per cent on the previous financial year, although dispute numbers…

New businesses to get lockdown support payments

The Government’s Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) has been updated to better support newly established businesses. The…

‘One lockdown too many’ risks wiping hospitality businesses off the map

Many hospitality businesses will fail as a result of the present lockdown unless the Government gives…