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NZ needs to grow renewable energy sector, but barriers remain

Late next year, New Zealand’s electricity grid will draw down its first power from a large-scale solar power station, as Lodestone Energy switches on the new installation near Kaitaia.

Opinion: Will The Human Factor Trip Up Reserve Bank’s Housing Forecast?

The Reserve Bank’s most recent Economic Statement in relation to future house prices sees them continuing to decline through to 2024 and finally settling at 19% below the level of…

5 e-commerce tips to boost your online sales

Online shopping boomed in lockdown, with over 300,000 Kiwis shopping online for the first time in 2020 – and they’ve kept shopping online even as stores reopened.

The future of housing – will demographics create a split market?

The way we live is changing, and that’s changing our housing market, too.

5 restaurant trends for 2023

In a fast-paced industry which has had to survive lockdowns and booms over the past two years, what’s in store for the restaurant sector in the year ahead?

Daisy Lab - Changing the face of dairy production for a more sustainable future

It may sound like science fiction, but we might soon be living in a world where not all dairy comes from cows.

Is New Zealand heading for a housing oversupply?

With a record number of new homes consented in 2021 and the weakest population growth in three decades, is New Zealand on track to have too many houses?

Could New Zealand become a green hydrogen superpower?

With most of the world’s economies trying to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, demand for alternative energy sources is at an all-time high – and it just keeps growing.

Ken Tuioti

Customer service a great entry to banking

From a customer service representative to managing a team of leaders, Westpac’s Ken Tuioti is a prime example of how an entry level role at Westpac can develop into a…

Caught on tape: Listen to a real scammer in action

An authentic recording of a scammer extracting a confirmation code from a customer demonstrates the sophistication and believability that fraudsters are now able to portray.

Tips on managing your money when you’re a freelancer

Managing your finances can be tricky, especially when you’re your own boss. Freelancers, who fall in this category, often struggle with it, especially when they’re starting out.

The Gender Retirement Gap: What is it and how can it be fixed?

As a result of pay inequity and career interruptions, women retire with less. This is the Gender Retirement Gap.