New year brings more canceled flights for air travelers

For air travelers, the new year picked up where the old one left off – with lots of frustration. By Saturday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,500 U.S. flights and about 4,300 worldwide had been canceled, according to…

Matthew Hooton: Hipkins cool and calm in face of Omicron

OPINION: If a vacancy emerges next year or in the future, Chris Hipkins is surely the leading candidate to become Labour’s leader. After Wednesday’s Omicron scare involving a British DJ who calls himself Dimension, the Covid-19 Minister’s cool, calm and…

Market close: GDP data, US Fed tapering fails to sway investors

A better-than-expected New Zealand gross domestic product figure and a positive reaction to the latest United States Federal Reserve move failed to sway the local sharemarket, falling around half a per cent for the third successive day. The S&P/NZX 50…