Tao Lin is a journalist based in Auckland, New Zealand. She has more than three years' experience with Australasia's largest media company, Fairfax Media. Her reporting experience ranges from covering breaking national news to writing long-form profile pieces. For almost two years, she was a business reporter for New Zealand's top news website, Stuff.co.nz, covering small business, innovation, entrepreneurship, women in business, dairy, the stock exchange and foreign exchange. As well as interviewing and writing for online and print, Tao is also experienced in creating videos and photos where needed.
A new recruitment practice is emerging in New Zealand as a way to control unconscious bias in the hiring process.
Almost 200 Dick Smith New Zealand staff are owed $353,000 by the company and it is uncertain whether they will get their money. Dick Smith's administrators McGrathNicol held the first New Zealand creditors meeting in Auckland on Friday, where they revealed the amount owed by Dick Smith NZ to staff.
A new ad campaign by men's clothing brand I Love Ugly has been blasted as "superficial" and "low level" by a marketing expert. In the lookbook, released on Tuesday, a fully-clothed man touches a woman's breasts and covers her otherwise-bare private parts in a series of photos intended to showcase the company's new ring collection.
Animal rights supporters are calling for an independent watchdog to take over animal welfare responsibilities from the Ministry for Primary Industries following more allegations of farm animal abuse.
Pumpkin Patch worker Denise Henry faces a New Year without a job after the shock collapse of the childrenswear retailer. The distribution centre worker is one of about 1300 staff across New Zealand and Australia who will lose their jobs as the children's clothing retailer is forced to close down.