Sky won't fall after rejection

Sky TV's proposed merger with Vodafone NZ has been torpedoed by the country's competition watchdog.

9:21 AM  OPINION: Sky TV is likely to carry on as before after its merger with Vodafone got turned down.

Sky/Vodafone merger off video

Generic pic to illustrate Vodafone NZ Sky merger story

2 min ago  Competition watchdog rejects the deal which aimed to head off rivals like Netflix.

Air NZ hit by competition

Rivals put a dent in Air New Zealand's result.

8:55 AM  NZ's flagship airline's profit is still healthy but it's been dented by competitors.

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milk solids in its latest forecast update.

9:47 AM  Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Trump's jobs promise a lie video

US employment momentum was building steadily over the past two years – nothing to do with Donald Trump.

OPINION: For all the turmoil marking the first weeks of President Trump, the big boot is yet to drop.

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Tesla mania hits NZ

Model S is the car that established Tesla as an 'it' brand. Still doing stirling work.

OPINION: I think Tesla is the carmaking equivalent of Apple and I don't mean that in a nice way.

Port sets sights on cargo record

Port of Tauranga says its improvements are paying off.

Port of Tauranga is out to break a special record.

Qatar Airways staff sacked

The airline says they became aware of the photos in late 2013.

The airline is the latest to come under fire when "inappropriate" photos taken by its staff surfaced online.

FMG building grows

Humphries Construction director Paul Humphries said each level was taking a month to build, and at that rate, they'll be ...

The new FMG office's progress is clearly visible as the building's frame-work rises above barriers around the site.

Unprepared for a meeting?

Take responsibility straight away if you didn't do what you said you would.

You meant to put together a presentation last night but fell asleep on the couch. Don't panic.

Range Rover hints at sports car

Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern has hinted that Range Rover could produce a conventional luxury car.

British brand looks to expand its portfolio beyond SUVs.

New entry in NZ's luxury car market

Infiniti Q50 is available with conventional powertrain or as a hybrid.

Nissan's luxury brand is being brought here. But not by Nissan.

Freight hub adds 300 jobs

The number of cars coming through Auckland's port has increased year-on-year.

Ports of Auckland says it is making an economic contribution to the country, despite tough environment.

Sam Neill's Cadbury protest

Sam Neill is asking all Kiwis and Australians to boycott Cadbury products.

Dunedin's his home town, and he wants Kiwis and Australians to boycott the chocolate-maker's products.

Lawyer software raises $600,000

Claudia King has helped develop software that automates the creation of legal documents.

Instead of sitting down with a lawyer to create your will, you could soon do it with the click of a mouse.

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Council staffer in SFO sights

Julie Read is the chief executive of the Serious Fraud Office, which is investigating an employee of the Westland ...

Serious Fraud Office investigates an employee of the Westland District Council.

Rise of tax refunds industry

Every year 57 per cent of Kiwis apply for a tax refund.

Mortgage rationing bites

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Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

Expressway negotiations turn sour

Murray Livingstone in front of the new Poplar Ave roundabout, which has been built as part of Kapiti Expressway ...

Pair believe NZTA have not properly compensated them for the loss of their business to make way for the expressway.

Prospering with proper passion video

Staff at Proper Crisps check the cooked crisps on the production line at the Nelson factory.

Nelson business Proper Crisps shakes up the big players by making just that – proper crisps.

Volkswagen launches new dealership

Volkswagen NZ general manager Tony Ruddenklau at the new Volkswagen showroom in invercargill.

The first European car dealership had its official opening in Invercargill on Friday night.

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Lawyer software raises $600,000

Claudia King has helped develop software that automates the creation of legal documents.

Instead of sitting down with a lawyer to create your will, you could soon do it with the click of a mouse.

Chart: Crossing the ditch

The sun illuminates the Sydney Opera House as a ferry sails past during a storm at Sydney Harbour in Australia, November ...

How many New Zealanders are travelling to Australia?

Chip firm expands with kettles video

Heartland Potato Chips owner Raymond Bowan and his daughter, general manager Charlotte Bowan, keep an eye on their new ...

A Timaru firm is taking a bigger bite out of the market with its new range of kettle chips.

Living wage rewards reaped video

Cleaning company Fresh Desk pays a living wage to all its workers.

Employers say the living wage is worth it, as it brings in hard-working staff who stick around for the long haul.


Grammar zone through the roof

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Auckland secondary school ...

Does paying a premium house price to be in a good Auckland school area pay off?

'Eye-popping' house price rises

Auckland sellers' price expectations may be cooling.

Auckland's been out of reach for some time now for many buyers - but Whangarei?

Shore thing for real estate

Property on the North Shore is hot, hot, hot.

The North Shore dominates a list of the top 20 real estate sales hot sopts.

Not all building consents equal

Multi-unit developments being built at the moment include Apollo Square on Rosedale Rd.

It looked like home building on Auckland's North Shore nosedived, but the figures didn't show the whole picture.

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How not to fall for fake news

"The Sweden episode was a perfect circle of misinformation", writes Margaret Sullivan.

OPINION: Don't be like Donald Trump. Here's how you can distinguish rumour from fact and hoax from reality.

Employee theft, the silent killer

Joanne Harrison during sentencing at the Manukau District Court, Auckland.

OPINION: Businesses think they won't be affected by employee theft, but the threat is real.

The fight against ageism

The British Ministry of Justice's decision to reduce the pension entitlements for younger judges has been ruled ...

OPINION: Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age, and that's getting the courts working overtime.

The cult of Adrian Orr video

Adrian Orr's salary is below what he could earn elsewhere, but those other jobs would come with downsides he does not ...

OPINION: If the NZ Super Fund boss was motivated by salary, we should let him go.


Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Bobby calf death rate halved

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with 2015.

Tune up more than the tractor

Triathlete and dairy farmer Marc Gascoigne.

OPINION: Farmers need to keep themselves in shape - like their machinery.


Dubai's rotating skyscraper video

The planned skyscraper is one of a kind.

First of its kind building will turn 360 degrees, offering those inside a truly unique view.

Ex-lover's 'nuclear' attack against boss

The battle between Tim Worner and Amber Harrison is raging on.

Woman's public airing of grievances against Australian TV boss was the "nuclear option", Sydney judge says.

How Yakuza get away with it video

Yakuza gangsters proudly display their tattoos during the the Sanja Matsuri Festival in Tokyo Asakusa.

Japan's Yakuza gangs carry out organised crime and the authorities know - but it's not illegal.

Climate change's maple syrup cost

It's getting harder for some maple syrup producers to collect as much sap as they have in the past, thanks to a changing ...

Warmer winters are drastically cutting maple syrup production in parts of the US, and even affecting the syrup's taste.

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