The annual cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CEPI), jumped 4.9 percent in the September 2021 quarter.
"We will vote against [executive pay packages] if there's no link made" to vaccinating poor countries, one said.
The year finished with the average price at $1,006,632 and record-breaking annual market growth of 27.4 percent.
Small business sales are growing as the country emerges from coronavirus restrictions.
Gross Domestic Product fell by 3.7 percent in the September 2021 quarter.
Homeowners are pocketing more each year in potential capital gains than workers get before tax, new figures suggest.
It was the last day of Parliament after a year from hell and the one word MPs used to describe 2021 had a similar tone.
The Government has given itself a mammoth "one-off" $6 billion operating allowance for 2022.
As restrictions lifted, the expectation was that the upper North Island would quickly catch up.
The Government has a "legal duty" to ensure all Kiwis have a decent home, the Human Rights Commission says.
As New Zealand opens up to living with COVID-19, Kiwis are advised to be prepared for change and a bit of uncertainty.
Retail NZ chief executive Greg Harford said he has heard of shoppers getting upset over staff checking vaccine passes.
Auckland cafes, bars and restaurants are reopening for table service under the new COVID-19 traffic light system.
A latest Worldwide Cost of Living report shows Auckland has moved up six places since 2020.
"I think it's prime for tough times in the latter part of 2022 which some people won't like."
"I don't think... we should reward people who don't use vaccine certificates and that causes the revenue drop."
Economists are warning not to expect an economic recovery from this lockdown as strong as last year's.
Adrian Orr has a simple message for people who got on the property ladder by borrowing big.
The Official Cash Rate rose by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, to 0.75 percent.
He says not all Māori are down with calls to keep the region locked down until Māori vaccination rates lift.
Twenty years ago just 70 percent of sales were made at a profit, and a decade ago, 80 percent.
Companies that fail to cut their carbon emissions could lose investors in the coming years, an expert says.
While the Government has crowed about its success in keeping the economy afloat, not everyone's benefitting.
"What we're hearing from our members is that they're ready and so are customers."
An early November Business Outlook survey shows 89 percent of businesses expect their costs to rise.
Aucklanders have been all but promised more freedoms from the end of the month, with a move to the new traffic light system.
"We're going to need to adjust our lives."
Movements on the bond market predict the OCR will be five times higher in a year's time than it is now.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to elevate Māori culture, language and society into policymaking.
Releasing its half-yearly Financial Stability Report on Wednesday, the Reserve Bank reiterated that house prices are 'unsustainable'.