NZ world leaders in bullying

Joanne MacLennan, left, and Allan Halse of Culture Safe NZ with Business Forum on Mental Health co-ordinator Jacqui Irwin.

Attitudes to workplace bullying are what they were towards domestic violence decades ago.

Messy desk, creative mind video

Kirsty Angus has a very tidy desk at her advertising agency.

Research finds an untidy desk may encourage creativity while a tidy desk might promote something else entirely.

'Shame Westpac' video

Waikanae residents protest the planned Westpac bank branch closure.

Protesters turn out to let the bank know their feelings about planned branch closures.

Restructure at Martin Jetpack

Martin Jetpack chief executive Peter Coker is taking on a new role as vice president global community of innovators ...

Martin Jetpack has switched senior executives, laid off staff, and farewelled two directors

Air NZ's record profit

Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon says strong competition is a good thing for the local traveller.

Air NZ is "ploughing" profits back into company but what does it mean for customers, will fares fall?

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Are petrolheads a dying breed?

Kiwis still care about performance, but it's a fine balance. One eye's always on the fuel gauge, says Ford survey.

Fuel requires deep thought for more Kiwis than ever before, according to new research.

Proposal to shift freedom campers

Freedom campers get a taste of Wellington beach life at Owhiro Bay.

McEwan park in Lower Hutt could be the answer to Wellington's freedom camping woes.

Making a bad boss

Forget the alarm, snuggle down and get to sleep for business success.

OPINION: Turn off that alarm clock. When it comes to business sleep is an enabler.

KiwiSaver investments illegal?

A financial law expert has discounted suggestions police could look into breaches of arms laws by KiwiSaver providers.

Laws banning controversial weapons might apply to scheme providers, ministry says.

$30k fines for illegal dump site

Stuart Fisher's unofficial dump site in Hawera was filled with a mix of contaminants.

Moral of the story? Know where you have consent to dump rubbish.

Maniototo residents threaten Westpac boycott if Ranfurly bank closes

Gavin A'Court and Ray Hunter at a protest in Ranfurly over the proposed closure of the town's Westpac bank.

Stuart Hore, 77, will change banks if Westpac closes its Ranfurly branch.

Bugs in water, $57 off rates

Traces of E.coli were found in one of several water tankers filled in Hastings, being used to supply residents in ...

Good news for Havelock North ratepayers; they won't be charged for the water that made them sick.

Tru-Test subsidiary temporary win

Tru-Test managing director was accused of using a strategy to avoid paying.

Appeal of $4.1m damages payment now set to be heard in October.

TVNZ cuts cloth to fit

The closure of the Pacific Broadcast Service eliminated TVNZ's last remaining direct government funding.

Money now flowing one way from broadcaster to government coffers.

Easter Trading a step forward

Wanaka Paper Plus manager Chris Lumsden.

New Easter Trading legislation will almost create a level playing field between Queenstown and Wanaka, a Wanaka retailer says.

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Don't make this travel mistake

No one says you have to spend a lot to go on holiday.

A seasoned traveller reveals the biggest budgeting misconception people make when planning a vacation.

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

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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."

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Easter Trading a step forward

Wanaka Paper Plus manager Chris Lumsden.

New Easter Trading legislation will almost create a level playing field between Queenstown and Wanaka, a Wanaka retailer says.

Kiwi troupe to set Stromboli alight

The Mirror Man, a popular member of the Kiwi entertainment company, Highly Flammable.

A New Zealand company is running a ''fire festival'' on a famous volcanic Italian island.

Shocked seamstress changes mind

Lee Mancer has made New Plymouth her home and will keep her business open.

"It was the initial shock of it all that you just lose it for a moment."

Tool time for three teens video

Adam Amber, left, Toby Bryant, and Shiloh Edmonds prepare to install a kitchen sink at East Street Vegetarian Cafe and Bar.

The chance to learnĀ a trade and make a bit of money has spurred some Nelson teenagers into action .

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NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Work flexibility a sticking point

National Australia Bank business manager Sally Collins says she will not stop working flexibly despite returning to ...

Sally Collins was swearing on the inside when told she could not do her senior management job part-time.

Trade shortages addressed

Industry experts say the key to reducing the trades skills shortage is recruiting young Kiwis like Gateway programme ...

A campaign to attract young people into trades began this week.

Managing the CEO

Chief executives need performance agreements too.

OPINION: Less than half of organisations have a performance agreement in place for their chief executive.

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Give credit card insurance a miss

The cost of credit card insurance can add up.

OPINION: Cover for plastic debt is expensive and payouts are limited.

Wellington's economic future

John Milford says several major projects over then next few years will take the Wellington region forward.

OPINION: The Wellington region, and the city in particular, is about to enter a crucial phase of its economic development.

Good health threatened

28082015. Peter Townsend, chief executive of the Canterbury Employers??? Chamber of Commerce

OPINION: There has been a great deal of media coverage recently about the Canterbury health system and the constraints it faces.

World trade woes

Siah Hwee Ang says the real value of free trade agreements depends on the uptake of the agreement by businesses and ...

OPINION: World trade has declined despite more free trade agreements.


$60k for moving stream

The stream was diverted into the constructed channel (centre) from its natural course (shown by the natural vegetation).

He dug a 430 metre trench to divert a stream, then claimed nature did it.

Infant formula directors at odds

Carrickmore chief executive Chris Claridge being interviewed by Chinese TV.

"Virulent" accusations followed a breakdown between the two directors of infant formula maker Carrickmore.

Seeka profit rises 92 per cent

Seeka Kiwifruit CEO Michael Franks.

Bumper kiwifruit and avocado seasons have paid off for Seeka Kiwifruit.

He didn't amend his ways

Thousands of workers are needed to service the growing Marlborough wine industry each year.

He was warned, but a Marlborough labour contractor was back to underpaying staff within a year.


Uber loses US$1.3b in 6 months

Uber investors were told that the biggest source of the company's losses is subsidies its pays for its drivers.

Uber may be gaining riders. It may be on the cutting edge of technology. But it's also a money-loser.

World's first self-driving taxis debut

An autonomous vehicle is parked for its test drive in Singapore. The world's first self-driving taxis, operated by ...

Dozens sign up to hail a free ride in driverless taxis through their smartphones.

A $100 million problem

Sirtex boss Gilman Wong can't find any suitable investments.

Australian Gilman Wong can't find anything he wants to buy with the pile of cash from his cancer treatment company.

Making staff rich is glorious video

Blackmores boom.

Vitamin products firm Blackmores boosted its staff bonus to the equivalent of 44 days pay.

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