Economy

This category focuses on news related to the economic performance of New Zealand, including GDP growth, employment rates, inflation, trade, and fiscal policies impacting the country’s financial landscape.

Vendor financing of business sales skyrockets

Vendor financing of business sales skyrockets

Vendor financing has helped close the deal in one out of 10 business sales over the past year, compared with…
AI skills linked to higher salary, productivity, new jobs – report

AI skills linked to higher salary, productivity, new jobs – report

Generative AI could dramatically boost New Zealand’s overall productivity with workers in line for much bigger salaries to match, a…
Business performance sentiment hits record low

Business performance sentiment hits record low

Business performance sentiment is at a record low as a positive post-election glow gives way to a gloomy economic outlook.…
Liam Dann: are we witnessing the death of paper money?

Liam Dann: are we witnessing the death of paper money?

New Zealand Herald business editor-at-large Liam Dann believes the swingeing public sector job cuts are just the beginning – and we could…
Online education start-up NextWork raises $2.3m in funding

Online education start-up NextWork raises $2.3m in funding

An online education start-up wants to upskill the likely growing number of displaced non-tech workers as the use of artificial…
Celebrating vinyl and music: International Record Store Day across Aotearoa 

Celebrating vinyl and music: International Record Store Day across Aotearoa 

It’s the biggest day of the year for record stores throughout the country, with music lovers out in force. Record…
The Auckland record store pressing vinyl made out of cooking oil

The Auckland record store pressing vinyl made out of cooking oil

By Sam Smith of It’s Record Store Day in Aotearoa. This means that around the country, record stores will be…
Air NZ extends pause on Chicago service over engine ‘challenges’

Air NZ extends pause on Chicago service over engine ‘challenges’

Air New Zealand plans to increase capacity to key markets and bring back a couple of popular routes for the…
Latest job stats show public sector cuts being felt

Latest job stats show public sector cuts being felt

Public sector cuts appear to be having an impact, particularly in Wellington, the latest jobs statistics show. More than 3000…
Inflation drops, borrowers take a gamble: Here’s what moved the housing market this week

Inflation drops, borrowers take a gamble: Here’s what moved the housing market this week

Analysis – Inflation drops, borrowers take a gamble on one-year mortgage rates, and pet-owning renters are thrown a bone. Here’s…
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