Ch-ch-changing face of rock pubs

Ian Waters, a singer with the band The Riffs, at a fundraising concert for Greenpeace at the Gladstone.

8:00 AM  They nurtured our most beloved bands - now they're office blocks and restaurants.

House prices will stop climbing video

Cameron Bagrie says the fact that house prices are high does not necessarily mean they will dramatically fall.

But will it be a soft landing, a hard landing or a crash landing?

Chaos for Christmas cargo

Wayne Forbes says conditions on State Highway 63 are going to get worse before they get better.

Festive freight volumes to test viability of post-quake inland route.

Let's cut Santa loose

Let's ditch the fake snow, Santa sweating in his red suit, reindeers and tinsel and focus on what Christmas really means ...

OPINION: As Xmas becomes ever more commercialised, perhaps it is time to rebrand the Kiwi Christmas.

Media merger debate begins

The Commerce Commission has concerns the organisation would have the second-highest level of print media ownership in ...

The Commerce Commission's draft ruling rejected a planned merger beween Fairfax New Zealand and NZME.

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Truck club shows off garage video

Bruce Anderson climbs aboard a truck identical to one he drove years ago at the clubs recently finished garage.

A museum showing the visual history of South Canterbury will be unveiled to the public next year.

City council CEO resigns

Paddy Clifford will not apply to renew his contract as Palmerston North City Council chief executive.

Palmerston North City Council chief executive Paddy Clifford has announced his resignation.

Auckland's Kings Arms sold

Maureen Gordon and her two daughters will run the Kings Arms for "about another 16 months".

Auckland's Kings Arms Tavern - a reliable refuge for music fans for many years - has been sold for $7.4million.

Queensgate demolition begins video

A section of Queensgate Mall comes down.

Final checks made, demolition is now under way at Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall.

'Tis the time to be jolly for Labour? video

Prime Minister John Key leaves a hole, undoubtedly. But how will Labour and the Greens capitalise?

OPINION: Labour and the Greens have played it graciously, but they must be a little pleased.

Commerce Commission to prosecute over concrete building panels

The Commerce Commission is moving to prosecute people over the alleged misrepresentation of concrete building panels.

Commission acting on allegations Chinese-made panels were sold as German-designed equivalents of a higher quality

Wineries fear spray-drift damage

Several Martinborough vineyards have been affected by possible spray drift contamination.

Several Martinborough wineries are experiencing visible damage to crops.

Queen St stalemate

Blenheim Drycleaning & Laundry owner Dave Poole is hopeful the cordon on Queen St is resolved soon as it is having a ...

Deadline passes with no decision on red-stickered building.

Giant mixer mishap

A man was caught between the mixing bowl and dough bin at the Yarrows The Bakers in Manaia.

He was making the last dough of the day when the 420kg mixing bowl crushed him.

Dollar drops on Key shock video

The New Zealand dollar has fallen since Prime Minister John Key announced his resignation.

But the effect is not expected to last long.

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House prices only go up, right? video

People who bought just before the last market peak were particularly affected by the 2008 downturn.

Wrong. Have we forgotten the pain of 2008 already?

Hold my beer while I fix the crisis

OPINION: If only the government could help those home buyers forced to become million-dollar men.

Public as banking watchdog

Investments register cops criticism

Panama Papers

John Key keeps lid on hidden billions video

John Key has described criticism of New Zealand's foreign trust laws as a media beat-up.

Foreign trusts lobbyists seem to have watered down a NZ bill on better disclosure of the origins of secret cash.

Govt accepts foreign trusts plan video

Tax expert John Shewan has called for a shake up of New Zealand's laws around foreign trusts.

John Key accepts foreign trust rules need a radical overhaul following warnings not enough's being done to counter money laundering.

Judgment day for trusts video

The foreign trust inquiry by John Shewan has helped the Government save face.

NZ's foreign trust regime is a good little earner for some, but time may be running out.

Mossack Fonseca staffer held

Geneva prosecutors led a police raid of Mossack Fonseca's local office in which computer equipment was seized.

Computer specialist at the Panama law firm is taken into custody over huge leak.

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Easter Trading finally on the cards

Rotorua residents will finally get a say on whether the want Easter trading.

The community will get the next say on Rotorua retail businesses being allowed to trade on Easter Sunday.

Beware DIY wills

DIY wills can lead to legal and financial complications for you loved ones.

OPINION: What are the dangers of completing a DIY will?

Deloitte Fast 50 lessons

Bird on a Wire, founded by Sophie Gilmour, offers a poultry handling degree to develop staff.

Deloitte Fast 50 businesses are highly productive and masters of a niche.

Giving students a career 'leg-up'

According to a 2016 MYOB survey, 44 per cent of employers don't think the tertiary education system gives students the ...

A new Wellington business is establishing itself on the principle of providing work experience to marketing students.

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Giant mixer mishap

A man was caught between the mixing bowl and dough bin at the Yarrows The Bakers in Manaia.

He was making the last dough of the day when the 420kg mixing bowl crushed him.

Red tape review gets backing

Investors and developers will go elsewhere if it's frustrating to do business in Hamilton, Mayor Andrew King says.

The mayor just wants to make it easier to do business in Hamilton - and stop pretending that everything's alright.

British fiver not vegetarian

Bank of England governor Mark Carney poses with a new polymer five pound note at Whitecross Street Market in London, ...

Howls of outrage after Bank of England admits its new £5 notes contain animal fat.

Work has health benefits

Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray said being in employment is good for people's health.

​A health initiative aimed at getting people back into work is being expanded in Hamilton.

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Beware DIY wills

DIY wills can lead to legal and financial complications for you loved ones.

OPINION: What are the dangers of completing a DIY will?

Housing bubble 'undeniable' video

Over the course of seven days, we'll explore the question of a housing bubble in New Zealand.

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub joined us to talk about housing bubbles. Here's what he said.

We're working harder. But smarter?

Productivity Commission chairman Murray Sherwin.

On January 20, the US will get a head of government who believes he can talk his way out of anything.

Taking the high road

Rhod Pickavance is chief executive of Christchurch transport software company, Connexionz

Christchurch can be a "smart" city as well as the Garden City by investing more in public transport technology.


Onetai Station eyes growth

Onetai Station is currently running about 300 ewes, 930 ewe hoggets and 1670 trade lambs as well as 339 beef cows.

Two years of development at Onetai Station have put the building blocks in place for future economic and environmental gains.

Farmers' seismic similarities

World Farmers' Organisation secretary general Marco Marzano de Marinis notes the similarities between how farmers in New ...

Kiwis' quake compassion reminds Italian farmer of home.

Livestock staff fined $105,000

A farmer scans cattle tagged for lifetime traceability through NAIT.

Livestock company employees are made to pay $105,000 for price fixing roles.

Richie vs Greenpeace ads

Federated Farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president James Stewart.

Dairy farmers are putting their best foot forward in the McCaw advertising campaign while others believe dairying ruins rivers.


Trump's threat to US companies video

Donald Trump's comments follow his direct intervention in an Indiana factory where production was scheduled to shift to ...

Donald Trump fires tax warning at US companies considering moving their operations overseas.

eBay to stop 'hate' products

An Australian Jewish group is calling for all online retailers to take a stand against goods sold on their websites that ...

Online stores, including eBay, will take a stand against goods sold on their websites that promote hatred.

Domino's cans reindeer delivery video

It's not the real deal, but it's still festive and cute.

Poor Rudolph, his pizza-guy career never stood a chance.

Ivanka's clothing a problem for Trump

Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president-elect, has already had her brand targeted by a boycott.

Is Ivanka Trump's made-in-China fashion range undermining her father's political credibility?

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