John Weekes is the Online Business Editor for the New Zealand Herald.
John Weekes is an online business editor and a reporter. He has covered some of New Zealand and Queensland's most high-profile court cases and trials, as well as politics, breaking news and consumer affairs. He covered transport disasters at the 2011 Rugby World Cup and soon after reported on the Antarctic adventurer Busby Noble. John's work since has assisted abuse survivors, fraud victims and people suffering from rare illnesses. He rejoined the Herald in 2020, previously working at Stuff and News Corp, Australia.
You get paid how much? Data leak exposes more than 100 staff payslips
More pain after layoffs as 'severe' data beach exposes pay, bank account details.
Deepfake sex scammers can be prosecuted, Justice Minister says
Deepfakes and more scam calls detected, but they often rely on old-fashioned human nature.
Wendy Petrie’s identity stolen in online gambling scam
Brash, flashy ad pinches news anchor in deepfake attempt.
Tragic toll of online abuse outlined in pleas for Govt to take action
Dysfunctional, sluggish official responses blasted amid escalating online harms.
Broadcaster's pic stolen for dodgy ad, brazen scam warning
Scams come amid more deepfakes, talk of rules overseas to punish offenders.
Rip Curl transgender surfer backlash polarises opinion
Tricky timing, talk of backlash as Rip Curl tests waters in emotive issue.
Migration record as nearly 250,000 arrive in a year - but departures up too
More talented, not 'desperate and dateless', NZ citizens than ever before may have left.
ELE group collapse: Fears hundred more workers will lose jobs
The role of recruiters who can hire large numbers without ensuring work is under scrutiny.
Artisan offers apprenticeship to workers laid off before Christmas
An Auckland fibrous plaster manufacturer offers an apprenticeship opportunity.
ELE group collapse: 100 Christchurch workers identified after company went bust
Christchurch gears up to help laid-off workers and industry rallies in Auckland.
Construction labour firms, supporters unite to help sacked ELE group workers
'Ripple effect' a concern for hundreds of staff abruptly laid off before Christmas.
ELE group collapse: Volunteers race to help hundreds of laid-off workers
Woolworths provided $25,000 of food vouchers for the laid-off workers.
Tomra layoffs confirmed, 200 NZ workers to lose their jobs
Boss of food processor admits timing of mass layoffs is 'not ideal'.
ELE Group collapse: Massive foodbank drive for hundreds of laid-off workers
"My phone is blowing up right now," organiser says as hundreds face a perilous Christmas.
Health board, stadiums alleged victims in bribery and corruption case
The men have been charged with corrupt use of official information.
GDP shocker: How badly is NZ’s economy really doing?
The guinea pig economy, or as bad as Equatorial Guinea?
A Kiwi ranger's quest for wild tigers comes to life
The quest for killer tigers and a Kiwi ranger's eye-opening adventures in India.
FMI Building Innovation strike: Union complains of 'lockout'
Strike in run-up to Christmas as director and E tū union in pay dispute.
Restaurant operator Savor lifts lid on cutbacks, weather challenges
The Auckland restaurant group says progress has been made despite big challenges.
Rodney Wayne fires up migration debate after hair salon troubles
The businessman says shambolic migration and makeshift salons have caused serious damage.
Scamfest as retailers hope Black Friday and Cyber Monday pay off
Two big events made in the US, and one made in China, aim to ignite retail fortunes.
Is the $2m foreign buyer tax a gremlin in coalition talks?
You, and hopeful foreign buyers, might be surprised what $2m gets you.
Givealittle donation record: Who got the most support?
More than ever before was raised through the online platform, despite a challenging year.
Crucial talks imminent in Fisher & Paykel Healthcare industrial action
The chances of averting a strike at a major factory hinge on Wednesday's talks.
Revealed: Who's owed money by collapsed supermarket Supie
After Supie's implosion, hundreds of firms are identified as being owed money.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare staff upset at overtime impasse
More than 1500 staff at giant Kiwi firm in dispute over pay, overtime.
Pah Homestead cafe under new management, previous operator in liquidation
Pah Homestead housed the James Wallace Arts Trust collection.
Household living costs accelerate, outstrip inflation
The spa pool and sofa economy is dead. Long live the post-pandemic economy?
Eclectic group used in imposter scams targeting Kiwis
'Smishing' missions join the merry lexicon of scams.
Solution in reach after Westpac, The Warehouse strikes
Union confident talks made progress after strikes at bank, retailer.
Urge to splurge dries out in new card spending data
Pools are tanking, but Barbenheimer and some hardy perennial fixes were star performers.
Journalists strike over pay in Otago and Southland
Allied Press/Otago Daily Times journalists are angry over "unliveable" wages.
Kiwi businessman dodges missiles in ‘surreal’ return to Ukraine
From the dentist to the air raid shelter, "you never know what's going to kill you".