The house of madness

The Devonport ex-state house that reached $1.04 million at auction in September.

0 min ago  This $1m Auckland ex-state house is the poster child for global property insanity.

Space travel breakthrough

Amazon President, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Business Insider's "Ignition Future of Digital" conference in New York City December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar   (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS PROFILE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

12:37 PM  Space-mad Amazon boss is another step towards opening up the cosmos to the masses.

Auckland loses first place

Rude health in the kiwifruit sector has helped the Bay of Plenty economy top the latest regional rankings.

11:54 AM  Bay of Plenty's economy unseats Auckland as NZ's strongest, thanks to a surge in new jobs.

Legal highs, financial lows

Legal high figurehead Matt Bowden is unlikely to have the funds to pay back the money his company owes to its creditors.

12:32 PM  A firm owned by synthetic cannabis champion Matt Bowden owes more than $1.4 million.

Job cuts to bite bankers

Antony Jenkins, who was cutting 19,000 staff when he was fired, said technology was "an unstoppable force".

1:10 PM  Banks across the world may halve jobs and branches in the next 10 years, ex-Barclays boss warns.

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Jetstar terminal in place

Jetstar will launch its first flight from New Plymouth in February and a temporary terminal at the airport is now in place.

12:51 PM  Jetstar's arrival is getting closer and the airline now has temporary terminal at New Plymouth airport.

Legal highs, financial lows

12:32 PM  A firm owned by synthetic cannabis champion Matt Bowden owes more than $1.4 million.

Crackdown on register not enough

Vodafone network investigated


Sub-4 per cent mortgage no stunt

20112015 News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.  **EMBARGOED until Monday 23rd Nov**  Wayne Evans, Chief Executive of SBS Bank Group, in the newly rebranded Invercargill office.

SBS Bank's 3.99 per cent home loan rate is the lowest New Zealand has seen in decades.

Xmas card bills less shocking

Despite Christmas shopping sprees, it seems the annual spike in credit card spending isn't as sharp as it used to be.

Responsible investment is about growing long-term returns, not focusing on the next quarter.

Super Fund investments pay off

It was a sensible decision to make the $30 billion NZ Super Fund a responsible investor, Matt Whineray says.

small business

Business a hit in Europe

Stormline employee Michelle Irvine with one of the company's durable aprons, which was made in the Invercargill workshop.

An Invercargill company is making waves in Europe and worldwide with its new outdoors clothing range.

Brand Jonah still endures

Sponsorships worth hundreds of thousands continued long after Lomu's rugby career came to an end.

Air New Zealand would not say how many staff would be made redundant following the closure of 16 Air New Zealand Holidays stores.

Air NZ Holidays stores closing

Air New Zealand is winding up 16 Air New Zealand Holidays stores.


CBA to pay A$80m in refunds

CBA discovered the problems, which date as far back as 2008, after a customer complaint in 2014.

3 min ago  ASB parent to pay refunds to 216,000 customers for failing to honour discounts on mortgage interest rates and fees.

Job cuts to bite bankers

1:10 PM  Banks across the world may cut up to half their jobs and branches in the next 10 years, ex-Barclays boss warns.

Hilton said customers who used their cards during a 17-week period in either 2014 or 2015 were advised to check their bank statements.

Hilton hotels hit by malware

1:22 PM  Hotel chain operator says it has identified malware in some payment systems that targeted payment card information.

better business

Doco maker says profits the problem

Neoliberalism has bred a 'me first' society, says documentary-maker Bryan Bruce, who is on a New Zealand speaking tour.

12:54 PM  Bryan Bruce wants a world "where we realise that in a fair society, everyone benefits, even the rich."

Adviser commissions set to stay

12:14 PM  Did Financial Services Council waste $200,000 on a report criticising financial advisers' pay?

Being listed on the Financial Service Providers Register in New Zealand has been incorrectly held up as a mark of quality by some overseas firms.

Crackdown on register not enough

12:23 PM  Misuse of Financial Services Providers Register is still a problem for New Zealand.

opinion & analysis

Don't let the office party get too taxing

Don't blow out the tax bill on that end of year work do.

OPINION: Inland Revenue keeps a close eye on office Christmas parties too.

NZ carbon policy lacking

OPINION: New Zealand needs to stop coasting and start peddling, says climate change professor David Frame.

Sheen tells Today host Matt Lauer that he still had several opportunities, shows and films he could put "start dates on" after revealing that he is HIV positive.

HIV remains a workplace stigma

OPINION: The stigma of HIV could be considered a workplace hazard that employers are obliged to manage.


Agriculture not in review

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser is calling for submissions on the review of the NZ emissions trading scheme.

Greens say agriculture can't be left out of a review of greenhouse gas emissions target.

Rare freshwater mussels found

Dairy farmers have found freshwater mussels after protecting a stream and wetland.

Rural fire fighters battle fire and high winds putting out a machinery fire in Southland

Rural areas sit on 'powder keg' 

Farmers are warned the fire risk in rural areas remains high as temperatures rise.

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