Business & Finance

A 51-year-old flight attendant has completed a swift and stunning rise to CEO of Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand flight attendant named CEO after one year on job

New Zealand’s national carrier, Air New Zealand, has expressed great enthusiasm in announcing its new CEO today: 51-year-old Nathan Guy, a flight attendant who has spent about 1200 hours on the job. Guy joined the company as a fresh-faced, wide-eyed flight attendant serving now-reduced domestic routes in November of 2020, […]

PICTURED: Grant Robertson lays out the Government’s latest half-hearted attempt to win over readers of The Spinoff.

Landlords threaten to install uneven stairs, put light switches in awkward places if bright-line test is extended

The nation’s landlords are panning the Government’s proposed housing changes, saying that extending the bright-line test from 5 to 10 years will do nothing to curb rising house prices, and will in fact force them to raise rent on their tenants, install uneven stairs in their flats, and put their […]

BP, Z and Mobil all insist that petrol price hikes are temporary, "in a very literal sense."

Petrol companies promise prices will come back down once peace is restored to the Middle East

The nation’s major petrol providers are trying to allay customer fears over prices, promising that they’ll move to lower them again “immediately” when the Middle East is returned to its formerly peaceful state. Prices were raised by companies nationwide this week to the tune of about 6 cents, after a […]

Air New Zealand couldn't believe its luck that this seemingly ideal piece of real estate had so far gone entirely unnoticed.

Air New Zealand identifies this enormous plot of unused land as possible second airport site

Air New Zealand’s search for a site to build a second Auckland Airport may have made a breakthrough this afternoon, after employees scanning Google satellite imagery spotted a huge, unused piece of land near the existing airport that they believe would be “perfect” for another one. “This piece of land […]

Mr. Whippy's business model has driven it down a dark road of intimidation.

Has Mr. Whippy gone too far by parking on our front lawns?

Residents in major centres around the country are becoming disgruntled by the increasingly aggressive actions of purported ice cream company Mr. Whippy, who have taken to parking on people’s front lawns and doorsteps in a desperate attempt to sell $7 watered down soft serve. Mr. Whippy is facing a series […]

Several explosions have been reported across Auckland, as well-meaning environmentalists have already begun purchasing too much petrol

Petrol companies recommend fighting climate change by buying lots of petrol and not using it

Starting from next week, customers will no longer need a car to purchase petrol directly from the pump, a development that two major fuel providers are billing as an opportunity to help fight climate change. Fuel companies BP and Z Energy are suggesting that the best way environmentally conscious Kiwis […]