Orr pay hike 'slap in the face'

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr was granted a 35.6 per cent salary increase last year over the objections of ...

1:30 PM  It's unacceptable for the NZ Super Fund boss to get a 23% salary increase when public sector staff get a 2% pay rise, union says.

Cobb & Co eyes Porirua

Cobb & Co is making a comeback around the country.

1:30 PM  The home of NZ's first McDonald's is keen to bring back family friendly Cobb & Co, but not everyone's impressed.

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 ...

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

When credit card panic sets in

How do you feel about credit card debt?

1:08 PM  For Australians, the tipping point is A$4113 but it depends how old you are and where you live.

Did firms pocket quake cash?

The money is there for employees out of work from the November quake but not all are getting it.

Over 1300 businesses applied for a quake subsidy, but at least one intended recipient is yet to see any of it.

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Scaffold collapse traps worker

A man was trapped by the fallen scaffolding, and was rescued by the  fire service's high angle rescue team.

Trapped by collapsed scaffolding, a man waited for help after his workmates were thrown into the water.

Salon unsafe, clients claim

A beauty salon owner says a doctor's certificate is needed to prove infections were caused by his salon.

Some clients of an Auckland beauty salon say they were infected by unsafe practices there.

Fairfax Media shares in halt

Major shareholders have been asking management to sell Domain, which they believe could be worth billions.

Fairfax Media shares are in a trading halt pending news about its Australian online real estate classifieds business. 

Sichuan Airlines' new NZ route

Sichuan Airlines will fly between Auckland and Chengdu from June 2017.

The airline will be the seventh Chinese airline to launch services in New Zealand.

Christchurch rebuild 63 per cent done

Christchurch's population is returning to pre-quake levels

Flight by Christchurch residents to neighbouring districts subsiding, with the city's population returning to pre-quake levels.

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.

Town's massive watermelon fight video

According to organisers, attendees ate more than 800 melons and smashed another 1100.

Ravaged, skiied on and smashed: How playing with fruit became more profitable than selling them.

Inside McLaren's tech centre

A magnificent line up of McLarens outside the company's headquarters in Woking, England.

There's nothing on earth quite like the brand's British lair.

Mercury customer boost

The Maraetai 2 (front) and Maraetai 1 power stations, near Taupo. Mercury says good North Island hydro conditions helped ...

Fixed contracts and Air NZ's Airpoints scheme help the electricity giant pick up 11,000 customers.

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.

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money

Biggest cyber risk? Your staff

Emails falling into the wrong hands can be a significant cyber threat.

It can be as simple as an employee losing confidential information or sending it to the wrong person.

'Ditch minimum wage'

Leading budget adviser says scrap minimum wage as it encourages employers to pay staff less than they are worth.

WWII vet didn't want Bitcoins

Bank: Customers signed away right to privacy

small business

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.

'I was the sucker who fell for it'

Sonja Christensen feels like she has been let down by the Make Space initiative supported by Napier City Council.

Hawke's Bay woman left deflated after council initiative to help her business failed to deliver.

better business

How many tourists do we have?

24122016 News Photo - Derek Flynn/Fairfax NZ.
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?

Investigation unearths breaches

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the Employment Relations Authority after breaching minimum employment ...

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the ERA after breaching employment standards.

5 tips for business success

The end of the financial year is the ideal time to reflect on your business and set it up for success for the next.

Start the new financial year in the best possible position.

property

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.

House of God for sale video

The former Church of the Ascension in Point Chevalier has a CV of more than $3 million.

A 99-year-old Auckland church listed for the first time is likely to sell for an ungodly sum.

Tricky Sticky Forest issues aired in Wanaka

Bike Wanaka's Sticky Forest meeting was attended by an estimated 450 people.

I want to be really transparent about what we want to do, Maori working group representative Mike Beresford says.

opinion & analysis

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.

Keeping it clean

Fast changing technology offers opportunity for economic gains.

It's still very early days for electric vehicles in New Zealand, but the trends are promising in both passenger and commercial sectors.

farming

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.

Sweet as? Not for Comvita

Comvita's performance has been hit by an exceptionally poor honey harvest across the country.

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

Paua ban extended

Coastal uplift has caused a loss of habitat for juvenile paua.

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

High country farmers in retreat

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

Marlborough has lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades.

world

Billionaire's superyacht seized

The Russian is said to owe 15.3 million euros on the superyacht.

Russian loses one of the world's largest and most advanced superyachts over unsettled 15m euro bill dispute.

Kraft Heinz withdraws Unilever offer video

A Heinz Ketchup bottle sits next to a box of Kraft macaroni. Kraft Heinz made an $143 billion offer on competitor ...

Third-biggest take over in history collapses after coming up against strong resistance.

Sexual harrassment investigated at Uber

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick.

Uber CEO announces an urgent investigation, after former employee revealed she was propositioned by her boss on her first day.

Facebook gives more paid leave

Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced extended, paid bereavement and sick care leave for employees of the company.

If a family member dies, a Facebook employee will get 20 days off, or six weeks to care for the ill.

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