Economy

Watch: The planned drone aircraft said to produce no emissions and piloted by software.

The billion-dollar transport industry tipped for regulation

Transport Minister Phil Twyford said he's looking at potential updates to the rules.

The cost of petrol was up for the June quarter.

Petrol cost climb and rising rent pushes New Zealand inflation up

Wellington topped the list for increasing rent prices.

Two Kiwi companies have received a multi-million dollar boost.

Multi-million dollar boost for Kiwi company turning food waste into power

We waste at least 327,000 tonnes of food each year.

Cameron Bagrie on The AM Show.

Superannuation: An intergenerational fiscal hole?

An econmist says if the Govt is serious about intergenerational fairness, it'll raise the super age.

Shamubeel Eaqub on The AM Show.

Why businesses have lost confidence in the New Zealand economy

It's no surprise despite the economy being in an "okay" place, according to one economist.

Watch: Why the G20 summit is critical for the world's economy.

Global economy due for a 'dip' - Bagrie

He says the relationship between China and America is a cause for concern.

Watch: Todd Charteris spoke to Rural Exchange about the survey results.

Farmer confidence lifts for second consecutive quarter

However Government policy remains a major concern.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern pointed to global conditions as the reason for an economic slowdown.

PM blames economic slowdown on global conditions - and economist agrees

Shamubeel Eaqub says New Zealand is "overdue a downturn" anyway.

Cameron Bagrie on The AM Show.

Bring back student loan interest, spend the money on toddlers - economist

Cameron Bagrie is calling for transformational change.

Economist Christina Leung spoke to The AM Show.

The Government's $2.3 billion boost

New figures from Treasury show the Government is about to get an extra $2.3 billion in tax dollars.

Watch: Grant Robertson reveals the Wellbeing Budget.

Government's tax-take billions of dollars above forecast

Treasury is putting it down to a transition to a new Inland Revenue system.

Watch: National MP and finance spokesperson Amy Adams criticised the Government's Wellbeing Budget.

'It's deeply disappointing': Why Budget 2019 didn't measure up for some

MPs, economic forecasters and the business community have had their say.

Economist Cameron Bagrie spoke to The AM Show ahead of Thursday afternoon's Budget announcement.

Government has room to address social issues in Budget - economist

Some good news ahead of a Budget announcement plagued by controversy.

The Reserve Bank wants to force banks to hold more money.

Reserve Bank proposals could add thousands to mortgage repayments - Westpac

Making banking safer could end up hurting borrowers.

Economist Cameron Bagrie spoke to The AM Show about the effect of the US-China trade war earlier this week.

Economy more sluggish than expected - ASB

Economists are picking yet another cut to the OCR, already at a record low.

China has culled more than 200 million diseased pigs.

Pork prices to rise as swine fever sweeps through pig herds

The cost of a Christmas ham could rise 50 percent.

Economic Development Minister David Parker and US Ambassador Scott Brown announced the new internship opportunity last year.

Four Kiwi students score NASA internships

They were selected from a pool of 200 applicants.

Economy

Our obsession with growth is costing us our planet - economist

"At the global scale, we absolutely are failing ourselves and our planet."

Australian $50 note spelling error.

The embarrassing typo on Australia's new $50 note

The error appears not once, but three times.

The Reserve Bank will make an announcement on the official cash rate.

Major uncertainty surrounds OCR announcement

A drop will boost exporters and home buyers - but also raise petrol prices.

Watch: Economist Cameron Bagrie speaks to The AM Show about the April figures.

House sales to foreign buyers dry up

Sales went down more than 80 percent in the March quarter compared to 2018.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National leader Simon Bridges debated the employment rate in Parliament.

Amy Adams blasts Govt over 'slight drop' in employment

The issue was hotly debated in Parliament by Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges.

Magnifying glass over a newspaper classified section

New unemployment rate figures to be unveiled

A leading economist doesn't expect any drastic change.

Mark Richardson, Judith Collins and Kris Faafoi give us their thoughts on inequality.

Successful society has winners and losers - Richardson

He's sick of society "dragging down" people doing well to help others.

Shamubeel Eaqub on The AM Show.

Why petrol prices are at a six-month high

And what you can - or can't - do about it.

Cameron Bagrie on The AM Show.

'Hell yes' New Zealand should have a capital gains tax - economist

But it can't be the watered-down one the Government is expected to unveil, says Cameron Bagrie.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29:  Houses under construction at Hobsonville Point on June 29, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. The development of 1000 new homes at Hobsonville Point has begun. The homes will be ready from 2017 with 30% of the new builds expected to be sold for under $550,000.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Industry agreement to fix building and construction sector

The current regime is being blamed for company collapses and even suicides.

Capacity constraints are the main headwind for New Zealand now, says Paul Bloxham.

'Rockstar economy' still rocking, according to economist who coined the term

He's bullish on NZ's health despite evidence the global economy is cooling.

The PM said New Zealand is doing well compared to its trading partners.

Watch: Ardern defends 'economic slowdown' in face-off with Bridges

The PM said New Zealand is doing well compared to its trading partners.

Auckland

Buyers' market emerging in Auckland

Home sellers in Auckland are asking for less, and there's a lot more to choose from.