The house of madness

The Devonport ex-state house that reached $1.04 million at auction in September.

1:54 PM  This $1m Auckland ex-state house is the poster child for global property insanity.

Author highlights NZ's increasingly embarrassing housing crisis

Fonterra: milk price conditional

Fonterra chairman John Wilson thinks prices could lift in the first half of next year.

3:14 PM  Chairman John Wilson says he supports the view that prices would lift in the first half of next year.

Food bar must pay $92,000

Taste of Egypt Ltd has been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority.

3:09 PM  Food company Taste of Egypt ordered to pay former workers $68,000 and incurred penalty of $20,000.

Woman wants your pets' poo

Jasmine Williams is gearing up to start her Lose the Poos business.

2:41 PM  Don't want to pick up your pets' poo? Now you don't have to, thanks to a novel business idea.

Legal highs, financial lows

Legal high figurehead Matt Bowden is unlikely to have the funds to pay back the money his company owes to its creditors.

A firm owned by synthetic cannabis champion Matt Bowden owes more than $1.4 million.

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Christmas spending hopes high

Retailers are hoping for even greater festive frenzy at the tills this Christmas

5 min ago  Will retailers get a bumper Christmas before New Zealanders put away their wallets again?

Jetstar terminal in place

Jetstar's arrival is getting closer and the airline now has temporary terminal at New Plymouth airport.

Legal highs, financial lows

Crackdown on register not enough


Sub-4 per cent mortgage no stunt

20112015 News. Robyn Edie. Southland Times/Fairfax NZ.  **EMBARGOED until Monday 23rd Nov**  Wayne Evans, Chief Executive of SBS Bank Group, in the newly rebranded Invercargill office.

SBS Bank's 3.99 per cent home loan rate is the lowest New Zealand has seen in decades.

Xmas card bills less shocking

Despite Christmas shopping sprees, it seems the annual spike in credit card spending isn't as sharp as it used to be.

Responsible investment is about growing long-term returns, not focusing on the next quarter.

Super Fund investments pay off

It was a sensible decision to make the $30 billion NZ Super Fund a responsible investor, Matt Whineray says.

small business

Business a hit in Europe

Stormline employee Michelle Irvine with one of the company's durable aprons, which was made in the Invercargill workshop.

An Invercargill company is making waves in Europe and worldwide with its new outdoors clothing range.

Brand Jonah still endures

Sponsorships worth hundreds of thousands continued long after Lomu's rugby career came to an end.

Air New Zealand would not say how many staff would be made redundant following the closure of 16 Air New Zealand Holidays stores.

Air NZ Holidays stores closing

Air New Zealand is winding up 16 Air New Zealand Holidays stores.


Attacks boost weaponmakers

Britain will take all 138 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters initially ordered and triple the pace of deliveries to 2023.

2:38 PM  The effort to defeat Islamic State will mean a US$50 million windfall for Europe's defence industry.

Hilton hotels hit by malware

Hotel chain operator says it has identified malware in some payment systems that targeted payment card information.

CBA discovered the problems, which date as far back as 2008, after a customer complaint in 2014.

CBA to pay A$80m in refunds

1:49 PM  ASB parent to pay refunds to 216,000 customers for failing to honour discounts on mortgage interest rates and fees.

better business

Doco maker says profit's the problem

Neoliberalism has bred a 'me first' society, says documentary-maker Bryan Bruce, who is on a New Zealand speaking tour.

Bryan Bruce wants a world "where we realise that in a fair society, everyone benefits, even the rich."

Adviser commissions set to stay

Did Financial Services Council waste $200,000 on a report criticising financial advisers' pay?

Being listed on the Financial Service Providers Register in New Zealand has been incorrectly held up as a mark of quality by some overseas firms.

Crackdown on register not enough

Misuse of Financial Services Providers Register is still a problem for New Zealand.

opinion & analysis

Don't let the office party get too taxing

Don't blow out the tax bill on that end of year work do.

OPINION: Inland Revenue keeps a close eye on office Christmas parties too.

NZ carbon policy lacking

OPINION: New Zealand needs to stop coasting and start peddling, says climate change professor David Frame.

Sheen tells Today host Matt Lauer that he still had several opportunities, shows and films he could put "start dates on" after revealing that he is HIV positive.

HIV remains a workplace stigma

OPINION: The stigma of HIV could be considered a workplace hazard that employers are obliged to manage.


Fonterra: Milk price conditional

29.10.2013 The Chairman of Fonterra, John Wilson speaks at the media conference held by Fonterra concerning the findings of the Independent Inquiry Committee and its recommendations at the companies offices in Auckland. Mandatory Photo Credit ?Michael Bradley.

3:14 PM  Chairman John Wilson says he supports the view that prices would lift in the first half of next year.

Rural areas sit on 'powder keg' 

Farmers are warned the fire risk in rural areas remains high as temperatures rise.

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser is calling for submissions on the review of the NZ emissions trading scheme.

Agriculture not in review

Greens say agriculture can't be left out of a review of greenhouse gas emissions target.

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