Say goodbye to a day of rest? video

John Key did not allow National MPs to have a free vote on the Easter Sunday trading law which has just passed the House.

Businesses may now be able to open on Easter Sunday after the Government passes a law allowing local councils to decide.

Man stabbed at work

A workplace argument between two colleagues ended when one stabbed the other.

Workplace argument between two colleagues escalates to stabbing.

Slow wait for fast broadband

Generic picture of optic fibre broadband cable.

One Wellington resident has faced a tantalising wait to connect to a UFB cable just metres away.

Council candidate nailed

Auckland Council candidate David Rankin has been criticised for using a nail gun to put up campaign hoardings without ...

Auckland Council candidate David Rankin caught using a powerful nail gun with no protective gear in sight.

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.

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Ferrybank up to voters

Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture directors John Hardwick-Smith and Megan Wraight display their design plans ...

A vision to transform an inner-city stretch of river bank into a premier destination has been adopted.

Spotify in revenue dispute

Listen to Taylor Swift and Lorde on Spotify for free? That might not be an option in the future.

Music by Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Lorde is free to stream, but for how much longer?

Pizza drones 'unfeasible' video

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Domino's launch World First Autonomous Delivery Vehicle

DRU - Domino's ...

A drone expert is skeptical Domino's will be using drones to deliver pizza to New Zealand homes later this year.

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.

No progress for CMT investors

SOL Square in Christchurch is one of the properties at the heart of legal disputes involving Canterbury Mortgage Trust.

Legal and management fees are eroding returns to Canterbury Mortgage Trust investors

Visitors seek 'five-star' experience

Most InterCity tours are done in one day.

InterCity buys Kiwi franchise of Gray Line.

Tighter rules for Glenorchy airstrip

Use of the Glenorchy Airstrip is now to be regulated.

Glenorchy Community Association says regulation seems to be working.

Fancy a rickshaw tour around Queenstown?

Sam Clark, 22, imported rickshaws from Denmark for guided tours around Queenstown.

Young businessman starts up tours on "Rolls-Royce of rickshaws" around Queenstown.

Turkish Delight on The Square

Turkish Delight is moving into the former site of Halikarnas, after its owner Hamit Gultekin has reluctantly closed his ...

Halikarnas maybe shut but a new Turkish restaurant is moving in.

Auckland apprentices awarded gallery

Plumbing World national sales and operations manager Simon Lavery, left, with Andrew Winks.

Graduate apprentices "sorely needed" in New Zealand's building sector.

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money

Elderly revolt over bank plan

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News: Raglan Westpac bank.

What happens when an age-old tradition dies in an old-age town?

Buyers battle for new build

Jonathan Carson heads along to two Nelson house auctions as part of the Close to Home project.

No price, no problem

Meridian Energy to pay special dividend

Panama Papers

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."

small business

Fairy clever crafter

Tashi Sprite makes fairy wares, including scarves, belts, cloaks and light shades.

 "I'll see a dress or something in my dream world, when I'm sleeping, then when I wake I get on the sewing machine and create it."

Family firmly in canvas

Darryl Dobson learnt to canvas from his father, who picked up the trade in WWII.

"I once made a body bag. I had to measure the body from shoulder to toe."

Peter Jackson spreads his wings

Sir Peter Jackson has given Weta Workshop the online distribution rights for his scale model kitset company, Wingnut Wings.

Sir Peter Jackson takes his "dream company" to another level.

Accidentally starting a business

Jess May is an accidental entrepreneur who has forged a new direction.

Jess May started with a Facebook post - and then stumbled into being an entrepreneur.

better business

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.

Hating your job can harm your health

Researchers have found job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s appears to be linked to your health in your 40s.

Loathe your job in your 20s or 30s? That may hurt your physical and mental well-being by your 40s.

opinion & analysis

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.

Hacker’s guide to monetary policy

Free advice can be hard to take for Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler, especially when it's contradictory.

OPINION: The free advice has been coming in thick and fast for the Reserve Bank governor.

Burnout an employment risk

Susan Hornsby-Geluk outlines the risks if employers don't treat workplace stress seriously.

OPINION: Claims of workplace stress are becoming increasingly prevalent.

What's your brand, councillor?

"Billboards, brochures and public meetings can build a candidate's brand, but nothing matters as much as an established ...

OPINION: So you want to run for council. Here are some key vote winning branding tips.

farming

Flow of illegal water use stemmed

Environment Canterbury's plan to publish non-compliant water users on its website has led to a rush to adhere.

Threat to publicise farmers illegally taking millions of litres of water pays off for regional council.

Farmers tax pooling system

Chris Cunliffe, CEO of Tax Management NZ.

Provisional tax payments can weigh upon farmers but help is at hand.

The velvetleaf waiting game

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops.

Waikato maize growers will know more about how badly the region has been hit by velvetleaf this spring.

Farmers promised a 50c boost

Farmers would welcome the news of a higher price but would be cautious to see what is to come, said Waikato Federated ...

An extra $1 billion will be pumped into NZ's economy if Fonterra sticks to its higher forecast payout.

world

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.

Harley-Davidson unveils new motor

Harley-Davidson's new Milwaukee-Eight engine.

Harley-Davidson is to introduced an all-new engine, the Milwaukee-Eight, named for the city where the company was born.

Hating your job can harm your health

Researchers have found job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s appears to be linked to your health in your 40s.

Loathe your job in your 20s or 30s? That may hurt your physical and mental well-being by your 40s.

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