Fletcher Building profit ticks up

Fletcher Building chief executive Mark Adamson says the strength of the New Zealand economy helped drive the profit increase.

15 min ago  NZ's biggest construction firm sees continued demand for residential and infrastructure building projects.

Sky TV sales, profits fall

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7 min ago  Spark boss Simon Moutter says he has "cut the cord" on his last Sky TV box.

Dick Smith's house price blame

Dick Smith says Australia's reached a "sweet spot" of around 24 million people.

7:33 AM  "Jumbo loads" of immigrants are driving Australian house prices beyond the reach of young families, he says.

Mortgage rationing bites

Rationing is a term synonymous with World War II, but brokers are now using the word about mortgages.

Looking for a house? It's getting tougher for home buyers to borrow as the big banks become more picky.

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?

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Geely eyes Lotus/Proton takeover

One-off Bond-style Evora Sport 410 was created by Lotus Exclusive.

Chinese giant set to snap up struggling Proton and Lotus.

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

100 days on from the Kaikoura quake and Wellington officials concede there's room for improvement.

F1-inspired Aston Martins revealed gallery

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Edition.

British sports car maker unveils limiited edition variants of its ageing Vantage coupe.

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.

How to manage millennials

Businesses need to show young workers that there are opportunities for growth, Marsh suggests.

Lisa Martin has given up on hiring graduates because most of them leave to go overseas.

CentrePort future on the table

Wellington property developer Ian Cassels has his own ideas of what CentrePort should look like

Call for future of CentrePort to be rethought in light of damage caused by the November quake.

Wine warehouse sign of sparkling economy

Port Nelson CEO Martin Byrne, left, with James Patterson, William Patterson, Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Jo ...

 Port Nelson's huge new storage facility is the first of a $32 million redevelopment fuelled by growing industries.

Easter Sunday trading is here

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STAND ALONE: Chocolate Easter eggs,and Easter bunnies.

Forgot to buy your Easter eggs and hot cross buns by Easter Sunday? Now you can buy them on the day.

Part payouts for Western Pacific customers

Lisle Hood, whose companies were forced to sell property in Poplar Lane after the collapse of their insurer.

Customers of collapsed insurance company Western Pacific are to get their first payout on six-year-old Christchurch earthquake claims.

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.

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How to manage millennials

Businesses need to show young workers that there are opportunities for growth, Marsh suggests.

Lisa Martin has given up on hiring graduates because most of them leave to go overseas.

No resignation over pay boost

Chairwoman who signed off NZ Super Fund boss's salary hike says she isn't going anywhere.

When credit card panic sets in

Being single helps success

small business

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.

Baby boom means business for Belinda

Wanaka businesswoman Belinda Smalls.

Stick with your dreams and just go with it, Wanaka businesswoman says.

better business

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.

Google techs eye Wellington

Google techs are among the 5000 people who have registered with LookSee Wellington.

A free trip to the capital seems to have lured some high-profile techies.

How many tourists do we have?

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Ovation of the seas cruise ship visits Picton.
Picton streets were packed ...

It might seem a recent phenomenon, but NZ's boom in overseas visitors began decades ago.

11 characteristics of great leadership

Drive characterises the leader who isn't content with the status quo.

Courage, collaboration and drive, does your manager possess these attributes?

property

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.

Record new consents for Capital

Wellington City Council is progressing towards achieving its annual 1500 target for new building consents, with 1204 new ...

Wellington Mayor says rash of new residential building consents for the capital will ease affordability.

Building industry can't cope: Goff video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, right, is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

Auckland won't make up its housing shortfall unless there are changes in construction, the city's mayor says.

Borrowers shift to fix

ANZ is one bank that has noticed more borrowers want fixed-term rates.

When first-home buyer Pippa Jefferies took out a mortgage recently, she decided to fix the bulk of it.

opinion & analysis

Nothing sweet in closure video

The entrance to the Cadbury factory in Dunedin. Columnist Derek Burrows considers how a brand set to close its Dunedin ...

OPINION: Closing Cadbury's Dunedin factory shows the company couldn't be further from its roots.

No more Cadbury for me video

Cadbury's chocolate bars and garish packaging are targeted at the homogenous tastes of millions of people globally.

OPINION: I will never buy Cadbury's chocolate again after it decided to close its Dunedin factory.

Experts are people too

Shamubeel Eaqub says experts should reconnect with a wider society in the way they communicate.

OPINION: Except for a handful, most academics are invisible in public life, sidelined and ridiculed.

Procrastination's naked truth

Procrastination prevents many people from achieving their goals.

OPINION: Victor Hugo wrote naked so he had a good way to avoid procrastination and get himself working.

farming

More milk, lower prices

Westpac economist Sarah Drought.

Improved weather will slightly boost milk production but suppress prices.

Young farmers watch farm burn

Tom Magill and Stella Bauer lost 150ha of pasture and 6km of fences to the Port Hills fires.

Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.

PGGW posts $16m profit

Tougher lamb and wool conditions have given PGG Wrightson shareholders much to think about.

PGGW has made a $16m after-tax profit in the first half of the financial year.

Sweet as? Not for Comvita

Comvita chief executive Scott Coulter is pinning faith on a joint venture with Chinese partners to boost sales.

Disappointing sales in China have led to a 6-month loss for the honey company.

world

'This is war': Seven chief's ex-lover

Executive assistant Amber Harrison, top left, went public with details of a months-long affair she'd had with Seven CEO ...

"Reign of terror" promised by former lover of Australian TV boss, court hears.

Google techs eye Wellington

Google techs are among the 5000 people who have registered with LookSee Wellington.

A free trip to the capital seems to have lured some high-profile techies.

The Switzerland of Pakistan

A man skis in the powder snow at the top of the ski resort.

The Taliban declared skiing "un-Islamic" and destroyed a resort. Now it's back and showing a unique side to Pakistan.

Greeks sink into poverty video

Retired teacher and volunteer Eva Agkisalaki clears tables at a soup kitchen.

After seven years of bailouts, most Greeks struggle to cover costs and many rely on soup kitchens.

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