Pokemon woe

Shares in Nintendo - like this bungy-jumping Pikachu - are taking a plunge.

8:28 AM  Pokemon GO! Might be a smash hit - but surprise failure to catch big returns sends shares plunging.

Burnt by solar power price hike

Unison Networks argues that most solar-panel users are not fully off the grid, and are still heavy users of peak-time power.

Electricity firm raises prices for solar-panel users, saying they get unfair benefits.

Nelson shipping container mall

Concept sketch of Kirby Lane looking north from Bridge Street with The Kitchen and Bridge Street Collective on the right.

9:14 AM  Construction on a new shipping container laneway is underway in Nelson.

Ray White signs Chinese deal

Real estate firm Ray White inks a deal that will see Kiwi properties exposed to 260 million Chinese buyers.

Real estate firm inks a deal with China's largest agency that will see Kiwi properties exposed to 260 million Chinese buyers.

Bank's homeless gaffe

A photo of the note was posted on the bank's Facebook page by Gemma Carafella, who called the bank's thinking "out of touch".

A sign posted by bank calling a rough sleeper "inconsiderate" has sparked outrage. 

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$1 million boat shed

Approved: The proposed Wanaka Watersports Facility.

War continues over Wanaka's proposed watersports facility.

MediaWorks' Weldon replacement tipped

MediaWorks has been contracted for comment.

Is Australia's oOh! Media chairman Michael Anderson lining up as Mark Weldon's successor?

Yahoo boss' golden parachute

Mayer, a star recruit from Google when she took the helm in 2012, has been paid handsomely during her tenure at the ...

Yahoo boss could rake in $80m severance if dumped from top spot after sale deal.

Baby book comes out on top video

Ballantynes chief executive Maria O'Halloran, centre, with winners Lianne de Jong, left, and Lee Scheepers, right.

Two Christchurch mums fended off 150 contenders to win the first Dragons' Den-style competition held by Ballantynes.

Historic train flyers from Kingston?

The Kingston Flyer has several offers from potential buyers, but may leave the region.

The owner of the Kingston Flyer, Queenstown's iconic steam train, is not bothered who he sells it to.

Dick Smith liquidation costly

Dick Smith

Questions over directors as failed retailer's creditors likely to lose over quarter billion dollars.

Backpackers doing jobs for a bed

Argentinian tourist Maria Arcos has worked in several New Zealand backpacker hostels in return for free accommodation.

The growing practice of trading a bed for menial work is under investigation.

Verizon buys Yahoo

A combination photo shows Yahoo logo in Rolle, Switzerland (top) in 2012 and a Verizon sign at a retail store in San ...

Verizon is buying Yahoo, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

Should we be paid to recycle?

bottles generic

Councils urge Government to adopt national cash-for-bottles scheme.

Kiwi motor racing boss dies

Super Black Racing team founder and owner, Tony Lentino, who has died at his Wellsford home.

Super Black Racing founder and owner Tony Lentino dies shortly after his team's best performance.

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money

House prices could plunge 11 per cent

New house construction, such as the Stonefields development in Auckland's Panmure, are starting to gain traction, ...

Good news for home buyers. House prices are expected to fall as building picks up pace.

Court battle over precious kauri

Exporters are flouting the rules to ship "the world's most valuable timber" out of NZ, the High Court at Auckland has heard.

Reserve Bank mandate 'broken'

Why your pay matters most

Panama Papers

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.

Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

small business

The growing cyber insurance market

Is cyber insurance something that I should get and if so, how would it fit into my overall risk strategy?

OPINION. Q: Is cyber insurance something that I should get and if so, how would it fit into my overall risk strategy?

Frustrations of a freelancer

Freelancer Jean Flynn feels the pressure during school holidays.

OPINION: Working from home is great. Except in the school holidays.

Iraq to Atiamuri is the BeezNeez

Sisters Pauline and Helen Naylor are excited about the opportunities of the BeezNeez Lodge in Atiamuri.

Nurses think of how they can help the wider community as they make changes at a South Waikato lodge.

Serko aims to streamline SME travel

Serko chief executive Darrin Grafton says Serko.travel will help customers book and manage travel more efficiently.

Technology company collaborates with major industry players to simplify travel management for businesses.

better business

Measuring what really matters video

Stacey Barr knows that performance measurement is about the process.

OPINION: Many think performance assessment is a brainstorming session. It isn't.

Supermarkets wise to self-service cheats

Self checkouts are closely monitored.

Defrauding a self-service counter likely to be less in New Zealand, expert says.

One lunch room to rule them all

A new $40m development in Tauranga's Cameron Rd.

Shared space is all the rage in one Tauranga commercial property.

Free flights for leasing property

Bayleys Real Estate is offering tenants 1 Airpoints Dollar for every square metre of space leased - up to a maximum of ...

Bayleys will soon offer Air New Zealand rewards when businesses sign up to leases.

opinion & analysis

Frustrations of a freelancer

Freelancer Jean Flynn feels the pressure during school holidays.

OPINION: Working from home is great. Except in the school holidays.

How tourism marketers exploit FOMO

Jealous much? Then you are a marketer's dream.

OPINION: Marketers leverage off our Fear of Missing Out it in any sector but perhaps never as much as promoting holiday destinations.

The value of living local

The Costs of Commuting study showed commuting cost Wellingtonians more than Aucklanders.

OPINION: Living local can be the secret to a happy and prosperous life.

Shelter from financial storm

Make steps to take shelter from a financial storm, says Martin Hawes.

ANZ boss David Hisco and his bank seem deeply worried about what may unfold in NZ.

farming

McClay 'dancing on head of a pin' video

Trade Minister Todd McClay has asked for a full review of the broader issues.

John Key has publicly reprimanded Trade Minister Todd McClay after he downplayed China trade retaliation fears.

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Landscape farmed by Outstandingly Nice Landowners.

Opinion: The fairytale of farming doesn't always have a happy ever after ending.

Disease clips ewe pregnancies

Newborn lambs in a paddock near Palmerston North.

Fewer lambs might be born as a result of facial eczema takes its toll on on ewes.

Hundreds of bee hives stolen

The thieves probably knew what they were doing when they stole 200 colonies of bees in the last fortnight

Beehive owners stung by theft of one million bees in Northland, with a warning such thefts are on the up.

world

Verizon buys Yahoo

A combination photo shows Yahoo logo in Rolle, Switzerland (top) in 2012 and a Verizon sign at a retail store in San ...

Verizon is buying Yahoo, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

PM: McClay 'dancing on head of a pin' video

Trade Minister Todd McClay has asked for a full review of the broader issues.

John Key has publicly reprimanded Trade Minister Todd McClay after he downplayed China trade retaliation fears.

Workers penalised for water breaks

The report called for billionaire founder Mike Ashley to be held accountable for the appalling working conditions.

Report slams work conditions at UK company, where employees were not treated as human beings.

Catching cash with Pokemon Go

People are adapting their business to attract Pokemon gamers.

People in all types of businesses are cashing on the worldwide craze of Pokemon Go.

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