Foreign trust review slammed

Tax expert John Shewan is leading a government review of New Zealand's foreign trust rules, but Transparency ...

1:14 PM  Anti-corruption organisation "extremely surprised and disappointed" at review scope.

Panama Papers leak a cautionary tale for Kiwi businesses

Rebuilding the 'smoking ruin'

Hilary Barry's departure was a key moment in the MediaWorks saga.

Hilary Barry's resignation was the moment MediaWorks lost its mojo, business commentator says.

Don't mention the Basin flyover

Motorists often face delays entering Wellington City, but congestion could get much worse once projects to the north are ...

OPINION: Can Wellington cope with what transport projects to the north will throw at it?

Fired for being old

A company has been censured after firing an employee because he was too old and had asperger syndrome.

Lichen Wang worked 12 days out of 14, had his stuff stolen, then was fired for being too old and having Asperger's.

Arrest over $4.9m paid in error

The woman's arrest stems from an alleged banking error in 2012, when A$4.6 million was mistakenly transferred into the ...

Woman whose account credited millions in error arrested "trying to leave country".

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New visa to boost NZ's reputation for innovation

Dr Jason Wargent from BioLumic Ltd shows off his light treatment technology that brings benefits to plants. He says New ...

Palmerston North entrepreneurs say a new immigration visa could be a boost to the region.

Skulltopia coming to life

Jakkii Goody, director of Great NZ Events, shows off some of the 60 skulls artists are going to work their magic on for ...

If you discovered a boot full of skulls what would you do?

OIO to get 10 extra staff

Bill English says foreign investors have complained it is taking too long for the Overseas Investment Office to make ...

Government says fee hike and hiring spree not related to controversy over Onetai Station farm sale.

Scammer targeted elderly victims

Denise Cherelle Greig, 30, has admitted being part of a fraud ring in Christchurch.

Christchurch woman told victims their bank cards were faulty and replaced them with Prezzy cards.

Extra engineering courses for Waikato University

Engineering is growing faster than anything else at the University of Waikato, Vice-Chancellor Neil Quigley says.

New Zealand is short of engineering graduates and is recruiting from overseas.

Not a 'scrapyard grave'

Blenheim's landfill will not be a dumping ground for Christchurch scraps.

Blenheim refuses to be "dumping ground for the South Island" and won't take Christchurch's scrap.

Wendy's withdraws alcohol bid

Wendy's fast food restaurant in Hornby will remain alcohol-free, for now.

Wendy's fast-food restaurant withdraws bid to sell alcohol at its Hornby restaurant - for now.

No beds at the Queenstown inn

Ramada Hotel and Suites in Remarkables Park is due to open in Queenstown in June 2016.

With few new hotels coming on line, lower value visitors might not be able to afford to stay in Queenstown at peak times.

PM says Panama Papers a cautionary tale

John Key says cybercrime affects 856,000 New Zealanders a year, and cost the country $256 million in 2015.

Kiwi companies need to protect their information from being stolen or leaked, John Key says.

Bad dairy debts weigh on BNZ profit

30122014 News Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax NZ. The BNZ building on Victoria Street in Hamilton. The Hamilton City Council ...

The bank reported a $451m half-year haul, down 10 per cent.

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Slack KiwiSaver advice costs

A lifetime in the wrong KiwiSaver fund can work out to be very expensive.

KiwiSaver schemes face a fees backlash from customers whose balances fall short.

Lenders warned over loans

Disclosure reminder after one payday operator had to return hundreds of thousands of dollars to customers.

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Panama Papers

Panama loopholes for normal Kiwis? video

The average Kiwi can't get the same tax advantages as those brought to light in the Panama Papers - but there wouldn't ...

The super-rich are able to dodge tax by keeping their money offshore. But could you?

What if CIA behind Panama Papers?

US director of national intelligence James Clapper paid a visit to Wellington in March.

OPINION: Makes sense for US to have been behind leak exposing tax evasion.

All tax returns should be public

Show us your tax return please Prime Minister.

Making all tax returns publicly available would be the best weapon against tax evasion.

Panama Papers prompts OECD action

An activist in Germany finds an inventive way to campaign for more tax transparency in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal.

Issue at centre of controversy over NZ's foreign rules gets more international attention.

small business

Welcome to the cash-free cafe

Pablo & Rusty's Coffee Roasters is opening up a cash-free cafe.

Imagine walking into a cafe without your money, cards or phone and paying with your reusable coffee cup.

The big price freeze

Elyse Daniels, founder of Exodus Wear, has diversified her product range so she can keep fixed pricing.

Small businesses are leaving prices for services and products unchanged for more than a decade.

Tattoo debacle rages on

Sarah Blackley was "utterly embarrassed and disgusted" by this tattoo.

The woman involved in a stoush over a tattoo is sorry for the damage she has done the tattooist's business.

Hoverboards grounded 

Wellington startup Ghost Boards insists its devices are safe and wants Wellington City Council to reconsider a failed ...

Wellington firm calls for support in a last bid to reverse council decision banning it from the Waterfront.

better business

Baby snacks full of sugar video

Australian consumer group CHOICE has found baby food from big name brands contain more sugar than you may expect from ...

Snacks aimed at babies not as healthy as they appear.

NZ's coolest companies gallery

The future of work: pool tables, blackboards and share incentives.

From Nerf wars to free rugby, this is what it's like to work at one of NZ's most awesome firms.

Opening the book on robots

Amazon's new robot employees are tasked with the inhumane jobs, like carrying the weight of a car on their backs.

A new metal army is speeding up collection times at an Amazon warehouse.

My Food Bag looking for investors

My Food Bag co-chief executive Cecilia Robinson says the company is experiencing "phenomenal" growth.

The popular food delivery service has received several unsolicited approaches from investors.

opinion & analysis

Mark Weldon - a media casualty

Mark Weldon was a polarising figure at his previous role at NZX and was the same in MediaWorks.

OPINION: His time at MediaWorks summed up the sector's harsh reality - and the inevitable human cost.

Bus investment aims to futureproof fleet

When fitted with new battery-powered drivetrains, Wellington's trolley buses will use fuel between 0 and 17 per cent of ...

OPINION: NZ Bus recently announced our plans to invest $43m in Wrightspeed electric powertrains to enable us to transition to electric-powered vehicles for public transport.

Career advice: Don't do as I do

Doctor is one of the top occupations parents suggest to their children.

Opinion: Why would I tell my daughter not to be an artist when I am one?

China's urbanisation challenge

China took only 30 years to achieve the same urbanisation rate that the United States and Britain achieved in 60 and 100 ...

OPINION: China's phenomenal urbanisation has brought about significant social and economic change, but also challenges such as pollution, traffic congestion and public safety.


Australia banking on NZ cows

Between February 2014 and March 2016, New Zealand dairy prices slumped 56 per cent.

Forget sheep, New Zealand's cows are a big problem for Australia's banks.

A hand in merino gloves

United States couple Peter and Patty Duke were the co-founders of merino sock giant SmartWool and after selling that ...

High country couple add gloves to socks they make from merino.

Life on a N Korean farm

A farmer pauses when asked by foreign press if he blames his government for food shortages in his country at Jangchon ...

It was farm, but not as we know it. There was barely a farmer in sight

Fonterra's Studholme plans cut

Fonterra applied for recource consents to expand their Studholme NZ dairy plant.

Fonterra will scale back its Studholme milk plant plans in response to opponents.


Life on a N Korean farm

A farmer pauses when asked by foreign press if he blames his government for food shortages in his country at Jangchon ...

It was farm, but not as we know it. There was barely a farmer in sight

Tesla: 500k cars for 2018

The Model 3 sedan, set to go into production in late 2017, has generated massive interest since its unveiling on March 31.

Electric carmaker to accelerate production to meet strong demand for upcoming Model 3.

Air bag recall expands dramatically

A visitor walks pass by child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corporation at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.

Automakers to recall another 35 million to 40 million US air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019.

Phone boxes turned into offices

Some of Britain's traditional red phone boxes will be refitted and turned into mini-offices for on-the-go workers.

It might be a squeeze but phone boxes could be the next big thing in office spaces.

New Zealand business leaders discuss the challenges and strengths of Kiwi companies operating in a volatile global economy.


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