Jewellery firm a hidden gem

Nick Hensman enjoys the entire process of making jewellery - from design to completion.

Tucked away on a busy Wellington street, jeweller Nick Hensman is keeping things traditional.

High vs low paid

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Which NZ industry pays the biggest bucks and which is the least lucrative?

E-bikes better, leaner, faster

The face says it all! I liked the e-bike Mercury lent me, but it was a bit on the yellow side for my taste.

OPINION: How I learnt to love e-bikes.

Kiwi credit scores leap

Lenders, landlords and power companies all check people's credit scores when deciding whether to do business with them.

Westpac and ASB customers now likely to have more accurate credit scores than ANZ and BNZ customers.

TAB options set to eplode

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Number of betting options for Kiwi punters could rise by tens of thousands through Betfair deal.

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A tale of horsepower

The Audi SQ7 parked at Woodville racecourse.

We take the Audi SQ7 to the races, and talk horse power.

Autumn rose care

The shrub rose ‘Jacqueline du Pré’ is named for the English cellist who died tragically young. It’s an elegant milk ...

March is the month to water, feed and protect your roses ahead of winter.

Terraced homes tough sell

For sale signs promote lakeside terraced homes at Pegasus, north of Christchurch.

Terraced homes sitting empty as Christchurch buyers shy away from high-density living.

Call to levy cruisers for health hub video

A $5 levy on all cruise ship passengers visiting Akaroa is being proposed to help pay for the new Akaroa Health Hub.

Cruise ship passengers asked to help pick up Banks Peninsula health hub tab.

Adventure Park staff laid off

Action from the opening day of riding at the Christchurch Adventure Park in December.

Fire-hit Christchurch Adventure Park lays off all fixed-term staff as the full extent of the damage remains unknown.

'Extreme hardship' without Aston Martin

A peddler of multi-million dollar mansions, Ricky Cave displays a lavish lifestyle on social media.

Stripped of his licence, he told a judge his luxury sports car was part of his "brand".

Treating sewage proves 'fascinating'

Bells Island Wastewater Treatment Plant team leader Allan Jones enjoys his work.

Even wondered what happens after you flush the toilet?

Carter makes $1.5 million

Dan Carter

Dan and Honor Carter profit from Auckland's property market after selling their Remuera home.

Cadbury's Fairtrade exit

In 2009 Dairy Milk went Fairtrade. In 2018, Cadbury will instead put its own Cocoa Life labels on its bars.

Cadbury plans to ditch Fairtrade labels from its Dairy Milk bars, and replace them with its own Cocoa Life mark.

Managing the speed of change

Teams need to be onside with changes to ensure customers don't suffer.

OPINION: There's a right and a wrong speed to make changes.

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money

Eight tips for getting cheap rental cars

Renting a nice set of wheels doesn’t have to be an expensive ordeal, as long as you wise up to the tricks of the car ...

Navigating the tricky car rental industry can be enough to drive anyone around the bend.

Nigel Latta's guide to wealth video

A few years ago the people who make Mars bars noticed a big spike in sales they couldn't explain.

'Social bonds' in your KiwiSaver

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small business

An artistic dream come true

Min Kim started painting at a young age and has pursued her passion around the world.

A serious illness helped Min Kim make the transition from interior designer to an artist with her own gallery.

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.

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Coffee or a nap?

Workplaces have been advised to consider stocking  "caffeinated beverages for their employees' refreshment".

You may feel a pang of guilt cracking open a caffeinated drink at work, but it can help with stress.

Business class

Cathay Pacific A350 business class. FFX-travel

What's the peak age for New Zealand's business travellers?

Kiwi fashion icon pulls out of US

Cooper walks out with a model following the COOP show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2014.

Dame Trelise Cooper's bold, colourful designs are no longer being sold on the ground in the US.

Where do our tourists land?

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

property

Autumn rose care

The shrub rose ‘Jacqueline du Pré’ is named for the English cellist who died tragically young. It’s an elegant milk ...

March is the month to water, feed and protect your roses ahead of winter.

Terraced homes tough sell

For sale signs promote lakeside terraced homes at Pegasus, north of Christchurch.

Terraced homes sitting empty as Christchurch buyers shy away from high-density living.

Carter makes $1.5 million

Dan Carter

Dan and Honor Carter profit from Auckland's property market after selling their Remuera home.

Going through the motions

At the Feilding stock sales, the items you are selling get their own lot number, no fancy, evocative name like you might ...

OPINION: Does the term gentleman meaning anything in this vulgar age of lies and bluster, asks David Slack.

opinion & analysis

Managing the speed of change

Teams need to be onside with changes to ensure customers don't suffer.

OPINION: There's a right and a wrong speed to make changes.

Breaking the brand trap

Premium chocolate is growing in popularity.

OPINION: We have to offer authenticity, sustainability and health-giving innovation to discerning consumers around the world.

Trust is the name of the game

Some foresight and planning s required in older age to cut the risk of being defrauded by family.

OPINION: Our financial decision-making abilities peak in our mid-fifties and it is all downhill from there.

Manufacturing jobs disappear

The manufacturing industry will grow, but jobs around the world will gradually disappear, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

OPINION: Manufacturing jobs have been disappearing from New Zealand for decades due to technological improvements and globalisation.

farming

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Surge in orders for calf pens

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Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Rampant rates anger farmers

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

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.

world

$12b loss for Royal Bank of Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland has had another tumultuous year.

RBS reporting losses for ninth year running, as the bank deals with restructuring, job cuts and legal scandals.

Samsung heir's jail: no phone, cannibal neighbour video

Jay Y Lee (centre), vice co-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Special Prosecutor's Office in Seoul, South ...

While accused of bribing South Korea's president, Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman's noose.

Japan's Premium Friday begins

Workers are encouraged to hit the town. Premium Friday is a government campaign to get the country's chronically ...

It sounds great - Tokyo workers can take free limos and sip champagne once a month. Pity no-one told them about it.

Trump briefs CEOs on job plan video

Some of the CEOs who met Trump support a planned 20 per cent tax on imported goods.

US president tells the heads of top US companies he will bring millions of jobs back to the US.

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