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Ruling threatens jet services

Queenstown Airport has refused to comment on the impact a Court of Appeal decision could have on its safety ...

Transport Minister warned court ruling could end jet services to key airports.

Software fraudster pleads guilty

Matamata man Brian Duffell leaves the Hamilton District Court following an earlier appearance.

Brian Duffell owns up on eve of trial after fleecing investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We love Kiwi-owned banks

TSB Bank stands head and shoulders above foreign-owned rivals for customer satisfaction.

Kiwi-owned banks are tops with customers, but generate more complaints to the Banking Ombudsman.

Whittaker's blast from its past

The new toffee milk chocolate bar from Whittakers.

Another sweet childhood favourite has been reinvented.

How to pull off a sickie

Pulling a sickie? It might be tempting, but don't post selfies on social media from places like the beach.

Skipping work to score another four-day weekend? You need to go into social media lock-down.

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The plan to tackle pre-loading

Police on Wellington's Blair Street. Authorities are planning to close Blair and Allen Streets on weekend nights to ...

Plans are afoot to close Courtenay Place party zone to traffic from 10pm at weekends.

An open letter to Topshop

Topshop has released a pair of clear plastic 'jeans', which cost about $100.

Since you're determined to make see-through jeans a thing, we'll play along with it.

Migration changes "marginal"

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse unveiled proposals to help "control the numbers" of new migrants coming into New ...

Proposed changes to immigration settings tipped to have little or no impact on medium term arrivals.

Nelson: The new Silicon Valley?

Markus Erdmann and Vivian Escorsin are part of the entrepreneur group Local.Foundation who are organising a business ...

A group of entrepreneurs says Nelson has what it takes to become "the start-up hub of New Zealand".

Six house subdivision at Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae

Marae Trust chairman Ra Smith with the subdivision in the background.

Housing project aims to strengthen marae rebuild project.

Workforce ageism is thriving

It's time to lay bare that dirty, big and open secret that ageism doesn't just exist.

OPINION: At 62, it appears that I am on the workforce scrap heap.

Iconic N-Zeta scooter may return

The smaller Cezeta 501.

Want to scoot into a NZ business opportunity?

Super's done, now for healthcare

The public health system is unsustainable unless more people met their own costs, insurers say.

A health insurance lobby group says health costs, like super, need to be addressed.

Most popular hotels

The Rees Hotel, Queenstown was one of 22 New Zealand hotels in the Loved By Guests Awards 2017.

Hotel rankings can make the difference for guest bookings.

Immigration suppressing pay rates

Telani Esene, left, Kristine Bartlett and Eneata Apineru celebrate their historic pay equity.

OPINION: New Zealand's immigration settings are keeping Kiwis out of jobs, suppressing pay rates and impacting house prices.

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How to make the most of a windfall

It can be tempting to use a windfall to renovate the bathroom or to go on an overseas trip, but you can also use it to ...

Receiving a financial windfall, while great news, can leave most of us in a pickle on what to do with the money. 

Life insurers' tips for long life

The life insurance industry used to be one of the unhealthiest industries to work in.

Millennial's money tech desires

Claim your free Government cash

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Marketplace for fab rags seeks expansion

Donielle Brooke founded her business while getting treatment for cancer.

A marketplace for designer clothes has cast its eyes across the Tasman.

A new pool for pups

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with dogs.

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with pooches.

Working 20 hours a day

40-year-old Sean Hall pictured with Kylie Minogue said he began to lose confidence after taking on more ...

A high-flying Kiwi businessman turned his life around after burning out twice before 40.

How cheap is too cheap for a coffee? video

Coffix, the new cafe on the Wellington block, is selling all its coffees for $2.50. (File photo)

New Wellington cafe's $2.50 offer may be great for customers, but what about growers?

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Buying into a memory

Sue Allen - nostalgia and premium prices seem to go together.

OPINION: What do Kate Moss, Nokia phones and LadyBird books have in common? Time and again, nostalgia sells.

Luxury club offers high-end experiences

You don't need a lot of cash to get a taste of luxury, says Sofia Ambler, of The Luxury Network.

Director of The Luxury Network says the super-wealthy don't splash out on what you might expect.

Attracting more diversity into tech

Rohan Wakefield co-founded the Enspiral DevAcademy to combat the shortage of homegrown talent in the ICT sector, now he ...

A web development boot-camp wants to combat the tech industry's non-diverse foundations.

The house that charity rebuilt

The house which will be sold to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

It beats the sausage sizzle - one charity is turning to property renovation to raise funds.

property

Six house subdivision at Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae

Marae Trust chairman Ra Smith with the subdivision in the background.

Housing project aims to strengthen marae rebuild project.

'Discount' price for Shelly Bay?

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

Wellington developers claim council land at Shelly Bay could be sold for fraction of its $10m value.

The case for building gets stronger

Building new is beginning to stack up

 

Onehunga development selling 9 'affordable housing' units

The new apartments were fast tracked because they offered affordable housing.

Onehunga's development projects foreshadow growth in the suburb.

opinion & analysis

Immigration suppressing pay rates

Telani Esene, left, Kristine Bartlett and Eneata Apineru celebrate their historic pay equity.

OPINION: New Zealand's immigration settings are keeping Kiwis out of jobs, suppressing pay rates and impacting house prices.

Buying into a memory

Sue Allen - nostalgia and premium prices seem to go together.

OPINION: What do Kate Moss, Nokia phones and LadyBird books have in common? Time and again, nostalgia sells.

Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

11022017 Farming Photo: Sonita Chandar/FairfaxNZ: 
Phil Cantwell comes from a sheep and beef farming background but made ...

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Viva la CBD

Justin Kean ..

City lover Justin Kean explains why city centres will always have their place.

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Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

11022017 Farming Photo: Sonita Chandar/FairfaxNZ: 
Phil Cantwell comes from a sheep and beef farming background but made ...

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Beef and lamb help iron stores

Beef steak is a recommended source of iron.

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

Rural recycling on the rise

Rural ground spray contractor Rick Coplestone has joined the AgRecovery programme, helping farmers recycle plastic ...

Farmers are taking advantage of a free agri-chemical recycling scheme.

Farmers 'willing' to improve

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Cows come close to eat the grass on a dark overcast day in ...

New waste management system was expensive at first, but it has realised many benefits, says farmer.

world

Teen's custom socks empire

Brennan Agranoff taught himself graphic design aged 13 and has more than 500 sock designs on his website.

In between going to school and doing his chores, a 17-year-old from the US has sold more than $1m in custom socks.

Offered lifeline, scammed out of home

"You can just wake up and it happened on a piece of paper." Deed theft is a growing scam in the United States.

In the US struggling homeowners are being tricked into signing over their homes through fake remortgage offers.

Golf hazard in hash browns video

The recall is in 9 states in the US.

Customers in US will be teed off after recall of frozen food which may contain chopped up golf balls.

Apple under pressure to deliver video

For its redesigned phone, Apple has tested multiple prototypes with manufacturing partners in Asia.

The iPhone v Samsung Galaxy debate is about to get up another level as Apple need to deliver something "wow".

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