New dwelling consents in Auckland fell for the first time since January, down 29 per cent in the month of May to 651.

Building consents stall

Building consents were static in May as dwindling demand in Auckland offset increased construction intentions in other parts…

Small Business: 3D printing

Q&A with Peter Beck, founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, about using 3D printing to manufacture rocket engines.

Savings Rates Provided by

Institution Minimum 1 Year
ANZ $1 4.00%
ASB $1 4.15%
BNZ $1 3.90%
Westpac $1 3.90%

Savers squeezed again

Economists are picking the official cash rate to be cut by as much as 100 basis points this year.

Savers are being urged to lock in term deposit rates before they fall further with rates expected to be cut again this year…

Mortgage Rates Provided by

Institution Term Percent
ANZ1 year fixed5.10%
ASB1 year fixed5.49%
Kiwibank1 year fixed5.39%
Westpac1 year fixed5.49%

Tinder for dogs

Dog owners around the world are signing up to Tindog, a new smartphone app that allows canine lovers to organise playdates…


Job market confidence low

New Zealanders grew more downcast about the state of the labour market in the second quarter, with a softer outlook for…

Upside to a dropping dollar

A sagging New Zealand dollar will provide an extra boost to the tourism industry, still glowing from a record summer season…