What to expect next from Sky

Sky TV's proposed merger with Vodafone NZ has been torpedoed by the country's competition watchdog.

The merger is dead, but Sky - with its sport stranglehold - isn't going the way of the dinosaurs yet.

130 Warehouse jobs likely to go

The Warehouse is making job cuts.

3:42 PM  The Warehouse makes deep cuts at head office level.

Wellington's housing crisis plan

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington Council plans to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style crisis.

Auckland visitors will pay

A trip to Auckland could get even more expensive soon.

The cost of accommodation in Auckland will go up, if city council plan goes ahead.

Businesses demand more

Tim Reed, chief executive of MYOB, says businesses expect what they want "to just happen".

Just being accounting software is no longer good enough, MYOB's chief executive says.

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Minto alarmed at possible asset sale

Talks over ownership of the architecture award-winning bus interchange are still going on between Crown company Otakaro ...

Christchurch's bus interchange could be a blue chip property investment but it seems unikley to happen

Social club swindler sentenced

Daniel Paul Benseman was ordered to complete 125 hours of community work when he appeared in the New Plymouth District Court.

He dipped into the social club fund 50 times and used a cheque to buy booze. Problem was, it wasn't for the social club.

New water target 'challenging' video

Environment Minister Nick Smith announces new swimmable fresh water targets.

The Government wants 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers to be swimmable by 2040.

Merger decisions 'not linked'

When it comes to controversial mergers, it's two down, one to go, for the country's competition watchdog.

Commerce Commission chairman says merger applications being treated on their individual merits.

Fish kill costs firm $39,000

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Chemwash Hamilton Ltd released toxic chemicals into the Paeroa stormwater system, killing eels and banded kokopu.

Merger appeal like 'root canal' video

Generic pic to illustrate Vodafone NZ Sky merger story

Sky TV has to 'focus on business again' after merger with Vodafone rejected.

Crying over lousy milk season

New Westland Milk Products chief executive is leading a major restructure of the underperforming cooperative.

It's crunch time for Westland Milk as it tries to restore financial fortunes with a sweeping restructure.

Tyre kingpin restricted video

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Dairies stop selling kids fizzy drink

CR Dairy in Eltham has agreed to not sell sugary drinks to students before 9am on school days.

Two Taranaki dairies have agreed not to sell kids sugary drinks on school mornings.

Fake name for fraudster

John Fagan, leaving the Palmerston North District Court in 2013 when he was charged with fraud.

Self confessed "armed maniac" used a false name to peddle Manawatu property deal.

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Fake name for fraudster

John Fagan, leaving the Palmerston North District Court in 2013 when he was charged with fraud.

Self confessed "armed maniac" used a false name to peddle Manawatu property deal.

Unprepared for a meeting?

You meant to put together a presentation last night but fell asleep on the couch. Don't panic.

Council staffer in SFO sights

Rise of tax refunds industry

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Startup scores with football app

MY F.C. co-founders Sam Jenkins (left), Mike Simpson (centre), and Sam Jasper.

Three Auckland innovators are trying to unite the global football community through their start-up phone app.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

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.

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Where do our tourists land?

supplied Aerial shot of Queenstown Airport.

Some NZ airports see more growth in international arrivals than others.

Lawyer software raises $600,000

Claudia King has helped develop software that automates the creation of legal documents.

Instead of sitting down with a lawyer to create your will, you could soon do it with the click of a mouse.

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?

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.

property

Wellington's housing crisis plan

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

Grammar zone through the roof

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Auckland secondary school ...

Does paying a premium house price to be in a good Auckland school area pay off?

'Eye-popping' house price rises

Auckland sellers' price expectations may be cooling.

Auckland's been out of reach for some time now for many buyers - but Whangarei?

Shore thing for real estate

Property on the North Shore is hot, hot, hot.

The North Shore dominates a list of the top 20 real estate sales hot sopts.

opinion & analysis

$1 billion goes begging

Auckland still needs more houses.

OPINION: Why aren't there takers for money to build infrastructure in fast-growing cities?

How not to fall for fake news

"The Sweden episode was a perfect circle of misinformation", writes Margaret Sullivan.

OPINION: Don't be like Donald Trump. Here's how you can distinguish rumour from fact and hoax from reality.

Employee theft, the silent killer

Joanne Harrison during sentencing at the Manukau District Court, Auckland.

OPINION: Businesses think they won't be affected by employee theft, but the threat is real.

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.

farming

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milksolids in its latest forecast update.

Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Banks Peninsula farmer Tim Wilson loves his approach to farming.

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

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Dreamworld deaths spur $53m loss

An ordinary day quickly turned into a nightmare for Dreamworld last year.

Fatal Australian theme park disaster and the closure that followed sees owners out tens of millions.

Dubai's rotating skyscraper video

The planned skyscraper is one of a kind.

First of its kind building will turn 360 degrees, offering those inside a truly unique view.

Ex-lover's 'nuclear' attack against boss

The battle between Tim Worner and Amber Harrison is raging on.

Woman's public airing of grievances against Australian TV boss was the "nuclear option", Sydney judge says.

How Yakuza get away with it video

Yakuza gangsters proudly display their tattoos during the the Sanja Matsuri Festival in Tokyo Asakusa.

Japan's Yakuza gangs carry out organised crime and the authorities know - but it's not illegal.

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