Small town NZ to struggle

Small towns may face difficulties supporting infrastructure growth.

Big cities and popular areas will grow but the outlook's grim for some regions, report says.

Job ad: 'No co-habiting couples'

An advertisement for a sharemilker in Taranaki stated that "No co-habiting couples need apply."

Taranaki man wants a married couple for sharemilker role to "set example" for daughters.

Camilla kaftan sale arrest

It is understood the distinctive dresses and kaftans were being sold at the Sydney warehouse sale for a reduced price of ...

She posed as security while pinching designer clothes from a Sydney sale of fashion label Camilla.

Pilots win over runway

An aerial map of Wellington Airport showing where the proposed runway extension would be built to the south.

Concerns over safety areas at proposed airport extension upheld by court.

Sky TV's Oscars screwup

Kiwi John Gilbert poses with his Best Film Editing Oscar for Hacksaw Ridge, alongside presenters Michael J Fox and Seth ...

The now-infamous Best Picture envelope mix-up wasn't the only Oscar stuff-up - just ask Sky TV.

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Watch: inside Standing Rock video

Sarain Fox is the presenter of a new documentary series that takes an in-depth look into indigenous affairs.

STRONG LANGUAGE: "What the water protectors are fighting for is life. They're fighting to protect everyone."

Woman doused in petrol

Ingrid Carson was doused in petrol from a faulty pump at a Z station in Paraparaumu.

Ingrid Carson was covered in the flammable substance by a faulty pump. But, she was told to drive home.

No power bills since 2010

Norbert Reiser built his own alternative solar energy system and installed it to power his house.

Feilding homeowners have been self-sufficient for six years after building an alternative solar energy system.

Get set for dearer power

ERANZ chief executive Jenny Cameron said consumers who were worried about what might happen to their bills should ...

It's that time of year again... when power bills get more expensive.

Domestic violence costs employers millions

Kirk Hope, of BusinessNZ, said it was worth having a debate about the ideas.

New bill would see leave for victims enshrined in law.

Worker killed by steel bundle

A friend of the man said he was "a hell of a great guy, very thorough mechanic and a great family man".

Man crushed to death by a bundle of steel in Christchurch was "a hell of a great guy", his friend says.

Mums paid less

Joanna Mathers accepted a drop in pay as part of the mum deal.

Parents get paid more than those without kids - but mothers get the worst deal.

PR guru dies

Former Warriors co-owner and PR guru Malcolm Boyle has died.

Malcolm Boyle, 66, had a 40-year career in public relations.

Restaurant chain settles claim

A Masala restaurant in Birkenhead, part of an Auckland chain of Indian restaurants.

They've been fighting it for two years, but now an Indian chain restaurant has settled an $8 million claim with police, IRD.

Farmers: Nut 'milks' riding on our good name

Almond milk is growing in popularity, but according to food standards, it's not really milk.

Fancy some 'almond squashings' on your cereal?

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money

FMA joins animation trend

The Financial Markets Authority is the latest government agency to turn to animation to get its message across.

Animation is becoming the chosen way to teach public about money.

Bank call centre hell

OPINION: I got so many chores done while on hold for an hour, but I'd rather just talk to someone.

Flashy agents a turn-off

Kiwi credit scores leap

small business

Queen St pick-me-up?

The refurbished building on the corner of Queen St and Arthur St.

A real estate agent is confident a refurbished building will help rejuvenate a quiet central Blenheim street.

Ditching the disposable cups video

Steph Fry with some of her IdealCups at her business Celcius Coffee in Motueka.

Cafe owner Steph Fry is staging a revolution against "revolting" single use coffee cups.

Jewellery firm's 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.

'Everything I do, I do for her'

Hannah works as hard as she does to provide a better life for her 6-year-old daughter Bella.

A single mother in her 20s who suffers from a multitude of mental illnesses taught herself code and marketing to give her daughter a better life. 

better business

FMA joins animation trend

The Financial Markets Authority is the latest government agency to turn to animation to get its message across.

Animation is becoming the chosen way to teach public about money.

Boss and worker

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How many Kiwis not only work at the shop but also own it?

High vs low paid

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

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.

property

Old house moves for developement

Aaron Booker from Central House Removals prepare to move the house from Victoria Rd to Burgess Park.

A 105-year-old house has been moved to make room for three new homes on a prime inner-city spot within New Plymouth.

Wellington 3590 homes short

People are flocking to Wellington in greater numbers but the capital can't build home quick enough, leaving it 3590 ...

Capital can't build homes quick enough to keep pace with population growth, leaving it thousands short.

$120m village a step closer

Julian Cook hopes to see progress on a $120 million retirement village in Boulcott by the middle of the year.

Massive hurdle cleared ahead of $120 million retirement village being built in Lower Hutt.

Creating a shopping destination

Vladimir Miller, (left) from Yo Aotearoa, Juanita Mariee from Lash and Brow, Chris Dugdale and Joy Bradley from ...

A new retail hub in Upper Hutt will lend a helping hand to fledgling businesses

opinion & analysis

Job quitting is an art

Leaving a job is an art that requires careful consideration and thought, Jim Bright writes

OPINION: When quitting a job you should consider factors like the impact on significant others.

What deserves $5.6m per year?

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour was paid A$5.6 million per year before he unexpectedly quit.

OPINION: The Australia Post CEO's big idea was that parcels were more important than letters.

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.

farming

Labelling crackdown on 'milk'

Which milk? A nuts question.

'You can't use corn syrup and call it honey': Australia's dairy farmers call for a crackdown on 'fake milk'.

Farmer runs down cycle trail worker

An Invercargill judge said of the accused's driving: "Motor vehicles are a weapon, particularly when used the way you ...

Council contractor's dive not enough to avoid "hot headed" farmer's four-wheel drive.

Strong Golden Shears line-up

Rowland Smith on his way to winning the All Nations Open Shearing Final in Southland in February. He will be back in ...

New Zealand shearing's big guns are coming to town, but there are some dark horses who could surprise.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

world

Sth Korea to charge Samsung heir

Samsung Group chief and heir Jay Y Lee at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea.

South Korea plans to charge the de facto company head and four executives with bribery.

Labelling crackdown on 'milk'

Which milk? A nuts question.

'You can't use corn syrup and call it honey': Australia's dairy farmers call for a crackdown on 'fake milk'.

'Democracy dies in darkness'

The Washington Post has added a new phrase beneath its online masthead: "Democracy Dies in Darkness".

The Washington Post added a new phrase beneath its online masthead, but it turns out it's an old saying.

Office affair can shred career

The board found there was no ground to take any further action against Tim Worner beyond that taken in 2014.

Here's what not to do when your high-profile CEO has an affair with an employee.

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