Leaky building costs council

The Nautilus leaky building case is going to cost Auckland ratepayers $23.7 million after the council agreed to pay the majority of the total cost.

Owners of 150-unit Nautilus apartment building welcome Auckland Council decision to pay nearly $24m.

Top 10 Kiwi flops

A 1969 Trekka.

We love coming up with new ideas in NZ. Like chips that taste like fish. Or purple sausages.

ANZ censured over swaps

The country's biggest bank also paid $19 million in compensation to customers.

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act part of settlement over swaps sold to farmers.

Ex-PM faces legal action

BDO has filed a civil case against Mainzeal's directors, including former prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley.

Dame Jenny Shipley is among Mainzeal directors being taken to court by the company's liquidator.

600 new houses for Auckland

Housing Minister Nick Smith looks out across land at Massey East earmarked for a housing development.

19 min ago  Parcels of surplus Crown land released for housing development in Auckland.

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More than 600 new houses for Auckland

Housing Minister Nick Smith looks out across land at Massey East earmarked for a housing development.

3:30 PM  A site once earmarked for a school and a wasteland are among parcels of surplus land released for housing development in Auckland.

Top 10 Kiwi flops

We love coming up with new ideas in NZ. Like chips that taste like fish. Or purple sausages.

ANZ censured over swaps

Ex-PM faces legal action

money

Pet insurance: a need or a want?

Fourteen-year-old Sprocket has cost Debbie Darvill a fortune but she doesn't regret her decision to go without pet insurance at all.

It may not be for everyone, even when furry family members end up costing a fortune in medical bills.

Health insurer pays out $800m

New Zealand's biggest health insurer reveals the treatments it pays out most on for men and women of different ages.

Finance Minister Bill English says the Government will consider mass enrolment of workers in KiwiSaver now it doesn't have to pay them all a $1000 joining incentive.

KiwiSaver enrolment for all?

2:11 PM  After scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart, Government considers enrolling all workers.

small business

Xero foe MYOB raids capital

Ace Payroll has been bought out.

Aussie accounting software firm splashes out $14 million on Wellington-based Ace Payroll.

Home detention after tax dodge

Inland Revenue smelled something wasn't right from low number of cash sales at an Auckland restaurant.

Sunflower Cafe

Free coffee. What's the catch?

It's tough for cafes to compete, so it can take a new approach to get people through the door.

world

Gina Rinehart saga not over

The 160-page judgment didn't pull any punches about Gina Rinehart's role as trustee – or her behaviour.

Australia's richest person and most powerful woman has suffered a A$5 billion blow.

Rich kid buys dog two gold watches

Thought you were splurging by purchasing an Apple Watch for yourself? Think again.

The cost of breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable records.

Data breaches cost $5.2m a year

Study shows the cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world and is now at about $5.2m a year.

better business

Gold Awards finalists announced

Some of the finalists of the 2015 Gold Awards arrive at the Wharewaka on Thursday night. From left: Olivia lsen (Uprise), Richard Capie (BRANZ) and Sara Orsborn (Mytrucking).

Wellington businesses are sharp, sophisticated organisations, Wellington Gold Awards organiser says.

Lying on your CV is risky

Every CV has a lie in it, but faking it to make it is very short-sighted.

29082013 Supplements Photographer John Nicholson/DominionPost. Stuart Boyce. Changed career from banker to tiler.

Wrong visa leads to fine

A Christchurch rebuild firm has been fined for hiring a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.

opinion & analysis

Contemplating the Grexit abyss

A man makes his way past a graffiti artwork titled "Death of euros" in Athens. The Greek government faces a debt deadline on June 5, when it must make a €1.5 billion repayment on IMF loans.

OPINION: Imagine if New Zealand were Greece facing financial ruin - the world would barely notice.

Dealing with financial roadblocks

What do you do when the bump in the road is too big to navigate and is more like a financial roadblock?

Broadcaster, radio host and columnist Mike Yardley.

'Restrict foreign house buyers'

OPINION: Restrictions are needed stop Canterbury homes becoming "playdough for foreign speculators".

farming

Key did not visit NZ farm hub

Awassi ewes at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia,  farm of Saudi businessman Hamood Al Khalaf.

PM John Key recently met the Saudi businessman who wanted to sue NZ for $20-30m but did not visit the farm hub.

Crop yields hold up

Cropping farmers are managing to maintain much the same grain yields as five years ago on a shrinking land base.

The country's biggest bank also paid $19 million in compensation to customers.

ANZ censured over swaps

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act concludes the bank's settlement.

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