Cameron Smith is an Auckland-based journalist and Online Business Editor at the New Zealand Herald.
Cameron Smith joined the Herald in 2015 and has covered business and sports over the past decade. Cameron has been a journalist since 2013, covering sports and business at several of New Zealand’s largest media organisations. He joined the Herald in 2015 working as a regional and homepage digital editor. Having joined the business team in 2017, Cameron has covered a range of topics including retail, finance, economics, employment and small business with a focus on consumer-related stories. You can contact Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Businesses 'burnt' by Covid hiring spree rethink strategy
What comes next after unsustainable hiring and wages?
The Kiwi architecture company that made summer time hours permanent
Director says: "5.30pm feels like a really long day, particularly this time of the year".
Why Godfreys went into voluntary administration; rival offers staff a lifeline
Five stores in New Zealand have been closed as a buyer is sought for the business.
Consumer confidence lifts slightly but ‘extreme wariness’ exists - ANZ
Wide gap between current and future conditions starting to close.
Homeowners under pressure as mortgage arrears hit near four-year high
Mortgage arrears climbed 21 per cent last year.
'Deeply saddened': 90-year-old retailer Godfreys enters voluntary administration
The move will result in some store closures and redundancies in the coming weeks.
Research finds hybrid working rose last year for Kiwi workers - and we’re more productive
Managers are seeing the benefits of allowing staff to work remotely.
Reduced working week a ‘no-brainer’ say Kiwi businesses. Advocate weighs in
The global momentum for the reduced-hour work model is building to a crescendo.
Accounting firm launches nine-day fortnight for NZ staff
Staff will be paid for 10 days work, but will only have to work nine.
'There will be winners and losers': Three workplace trends for 2024
The age of demanding higher pay might be over.
Debt hangover? More Kiwis plan to put Christmas on the plastic
Expert shares advice on why you should resist borrowing more this holiday season.
19,000 payments overdue: Mortgage arrears spike as interest rate pain drags on
'This activity could continue well into 2024,' says Centrix managing director.
Explainer: Why borrowers should be wary of drop in longer-term fixed rates
'An early Christmas present you might call it but it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.'
Supermarket wars: Woolworths takes on rival with new ‘dark store’ in Devonport
Supermarket giant plans move into affluent Auckland suburb.
'Deeply saddened': Why key Supie investor pulled her support
'I invested my time, expertise and significant sums of money,' says angel investor.
Supie collapse: How much are staff owed, and why did the grocer collapse?
The liquidators' first report on failed online grocer Supie is out.
Singles' Day sales: What can New Zealand shoppers expect
Singles' Day kicks off festive shopping season, and possible relief for retailers.
Deep Creek brewery collapse: How much is owed to creditors and staff
A shipment failure to China left the craft brewer with a cashflow problem.
Would you like your salary visible to co-workers? At this Kiwi startup, they are
Is the secret to accountability and engagement at work pay transparency?
Back pocket squeeze: Demand for consumer and business credit rises
And the housing market is picking up with an increase in mortgage lending.
Where to for advertised salaries? Growth accelerates, NZ outpacing Aussie
NZ's advertised salaries are rising faster than any point in the past six years.
Auckland’s rental squeeze: Desperate prospective tenants resort to bribes
Migration and Auckland floods are putting a squeeze on the rental market.
Retailers get welcome boost from Fifa World Cup, but more petrol pain for motorists
Electronic card spending rose in August, but households aren't taking home more goods.
Borrower pain hits five-year high: Who’s being hit the hardest
There's also been a jump in Kiwis taking out new credit cards.
KiwiSaver members missing out on $23,000 each of government contributions
Between July 2021 and June 2022, more than a million Kiwis missed out on 'free money'.
Why taking a 'sickie' could cost you in other benefits
The number of days staff were absent from work last year increased to a record high.
Job ads fall, applications per job surge as labour market tightens further
The Covid jobs boom is in the rear-view mirror.
Putting the pieces together: IKEA secures warehouse ahead of first NZ store opening
IKEA says its warehouse will be able to hold approximately 403,704 of its Billy bookcases.
From boutique to supermarket staple: Kiwi beverage maker raising capital to fuel growth
Almighty Beverages is backed by several Aussie sports stars.
‘Intensely inflationary levels’ still at work in NZ
We're likely to start seeing unemployment creep up, economists say.
Hiring activity continues to slow as recession starts to bite
Job ad volumes fell for the third consecutive month.
Life, death and separation: Why you need a will and what you should know
Family lawyer and barrister talks to the Herald about the consequences of dying intestate.
Average salary hits $70k - which regions are keeping up with inflation?
The average salary nationwide rose more than 6 per cent year-on-year.
'Concerning' trends emerging as KiwiSaver gender gap widens
A number of challenges face women as they save less than men on average.
Revving up a record: June smashes all-time car sales as buyers try to beat new fees
Almost half the new cars Kiwis bought were electric
'Walking an economic tightrope': Missed mortgage, credit repayments creep up
Climbing arrears return to Kiwi households.
Peak salary? Advertised salaries hit record, but the market is cooling
The pendulum has tipped in favour of employers versus this time last year.
The ‘new norm': Are home loan borrowers getting used to higher interest rates?
Signs are there, but a mortgage broker says there is worse to come for some.
Job ad volumes dip, but there’s good news for hirers
The labour market still remains strong when compared with pre-Covid levels.
Interest repayments eating into incomes of Covid property boom buyers
Percentage of incomes being spent on mortgages surpasses "stress" threshold.
‘Significant toll’: Cost of living pressures impacting Kiwis’ mental health
Financial stress and job insecurity weighing on workers.
Cost of living: 300,000 more Kiwis worrying about money weekly
But it's the younger generation that are feeling most worried about money.
Company liquidations are climbing as the ‘sugar hit’ is gone
Covid-related support that once shielded businesses starts to wear off.
Power shift: Figures show that value of EV vehicle imports has more than doubled
Clear shift towards electric power when choosing a new vehicle.
Job ad volumes point to labour market remaining strong
What drove job ad volumes and applications higher in March?
How do you charge your EV? Expert explains safety risks
Are you charging your EV in a safe way?
NZ salaries on the rise: Which regions fared the best
It was a record-breaking start to 2023 for salaries across the country.
Mortgage squeeze: More loan payments missed as Kiwis feel pinch of rising rates
Data reveals impact rising interest rates are having on mortgages.
‘Clobbered’: Household expenses could increase by $150 a week this year - ASB
Mortgage repayments, food and transport costs will be the biggest contributors.
Global leader in free-roam VR gaming opens Auckland venue
Melbourne-based company looks to capitalise on post-pandemic entertainment revival.
'Real challenge to make ends meet': How financial pressures are forcing workers to delay retirement
Welcome to Unretirement: More workers plan on staying in the workforce for longer.
Mortgage arrears climbing as interest rate pressure builds
More than 18,000 households were behind in mortgage payments in January.