Man crushed by truck

A man has died after being crushed by a truck ramp at Forklifts NZ, Christchurch.

A man has died after he was crushed by a truck ramp in Hornby, Christchurch.

Apologetic thief leaves note

A note left by the thief who broke into the Byng Street Local Store and Cafe.

15 min ago  An thief has left a note blaming addiction and poverty after breaking into a cafe in Australia.

Branson attacked by stingray

Branson also required stitches above his eye after he walked into a door.

Richard Branson "kissed" by stingray during a swim in the Cayman Islands.

Iwi members ditch Shelly Bay sale

Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust members voted not to sell Shelly Bay to The Wellington Company.

Shelly Bay will not be sold to the Wellington Company after members voted against it.

Are we drinking more Coke?

Smaller packaging may fool consumers into thinking they are not drinking much, which could actually increase consumption, say researchers.

Coca-Cola's little trick may be quietly encouraging you to drink more of their soft drink.

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What will Business NZ do this year?

Kirk Hope has big plans for small business.

Newly appointed chief executive Kirk Hope runs through his goals and priorities for the busy year ahead.

Stonewood Homes in 'final stages' of reinvestment

Stonewood Homes Christchurch is seekng reinvestment and has warned customers of potential delays.

One of Canterbury's biggest home builders is seeking fresh investment and has warned customers of potential building delays.

Meatworkers sent home, worker says

Prime Range Meats signage in West Plains Rd, Invercargill.

Invercargill meatworks staff told to go home until further notice.

Are you tricked into drinking more Coke?

Smaller packaging may fool consumers into thinking they are not drinking much, which could actually increase consumption, say researchers.

Coca-Cola's little trick may be quietly encouraging you to drink more of their soft drink.

Frankton after Forlongs: The future looks bright

Tim Macindoe: Not keen to speculate.

It seems a phoenix could be pulled from the ashes if the retailing giant closes.

'Buy this beach' explained video

Organisers of a Givealittle campaign are hoping to raise enough money to buy this beach.

Where to now in bid to crowdfund beach purchase?

Former prime minister's home for sale

Former prime minister Sid Holland lived at 74 Derby St, Christchurch when his National party government was elected in 1949.

Former prime minister Sid Holland's old home in Christchurch is on the market.

Fraud accused was a 'bully'

A couple are on trial for allegedly defrauding a publicly listed company of $2.3 million.

A former Mighty River Power engineer was bad at keeping to budget and was a "bully", court told.

Backpackers go unpaid

Vineyard workers in Marlborough claim they are not getting paid in full.

"It was the same story every day. We weren't sure if we were still employed."

IRD staff will soon learn fate

A Spark subsidiary is set to pick up a $45m to $60m contract, Inland Revenue deputy commissioner Greg James has announced.

Up to 1000 jobs could be axed as a result of massive Business Transformation project.

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The price of cage-free eggs video

Animal rights campaign group SAFE wants to end the housing of layer eggs in cages.

Banning eggs laid by hens in cages would hit the poor hard.

Food gets more expensive

Fruit and veg prices jumped in January, but they're still cheaper than a year ago.

Waitangi weekend spend-up

Fraud accused 'hard worker'

small business

From Wellington to Hollywood

Sophie Howard's love for tea has landed her a unique opportunity serving her tea to the stars at the Oscars.

The who's who of Hollywood will be sipping Wellington-branded high tea at this year's Oscars.

Aro Video gets reprieve

Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage said the store was saved by the community.

Just before the axe fell on the Wellington video store, the community stepped in.

Streets 'tough for girls in heels'

A high heel takes on post-quake Christchurch in 2012.

Christchurch shoe repairer has seen many high heels in "mutilated state" since the earthquakes.

Giblin Group to expand

Giblin Group director Jenni Giblin hopes to expand her business into Australia this year.

Juggling five children and running a successful business seems like child's play for one Hawke's Bay woman.

better business

How to choose an MBA

America's Harvard university has one of the top reputations for business degrees.

It can consolidate your management position, or set you on the path to promotion or a completely different career.

Kea showcases World Class Kiwis

Phil Veal, global chair of Kea New Zealand and passionate advocate of getting Kiwis connected all over the world.

Expat Kiwis are making a powerful contribution to the country.

Driving for more electric vehicles

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is planning an overseas trip to encourage more electric vehicles manufacturers to bring their cars to NZ.

Moves are afoot to get more company fleet cars changing to electric vehicles.

Party over for big-spending car boss

Clyde Campbell is accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million of company money.

How one of the world's biggest car makers ran itself off the road, with a MD accused of misusing more than $32.5m.

opinion & analysis

Friendly business investment

Business owners should have a clear view and vision of their enterprise before bringing on any investor, whether that person is a friend or not.

OPINION: Asking friends to invest in a business is a common way to get money but the relationship still needs to be managed just like with any other investor.

Time to ban sunbeds

A spray tan is a safer option than a sunbed.

OPINION: This is an industry that cannot meet safety standards, Consumer NZ says.

Buying the neighbour's farm?

Do your numbers before leaping into buying the next door farm, advises Pita Alexander.

Many farming couples aspire to buy the next-door block, but the numbers may not stack up.

New health and safety laws

Mike Mitchell

New health and safety law affects volunteers and charities, writes Mike Mitchell in Work To Rule.


Flashpoint over poachers

Blenheim police Sergeant Mike Porter says police will now target poachers "anytime, anywhere".

Fed-up farmers are losing patience with trespassing hunters.

Top shearers meet Welshmen 

Dion King, one of New Zealand's shearers facing Wales.  He is shearing as part of a during a competition.

Rangitikei will host the third test between New Zealand shearers and Wales.

Show hens some love

Animal welfare activists in 2014 protest against the farming of colony-caged eggs

Animal rights group SAFE wants Countdown supermarkets to sell only free-range or barn-raised eggs.

Rugby field of dreams video

Highlanders fan Brad Crickett, 11, of Otautau, in his Stags rugby jersey at the match between the Highlanders and Crusaders in farmer Fred Booth's paddock near Gore.

It's not exactly Eden Park... the Highlanders and the Crusaders meet in a farmer's paddock.


What's down with stocks?

Major stock indexes worldwide have been hit hard.

Global stock markets are on their most dangerous footing in years. What's behind it?

Thunderbirds to screen on Amazon

Thunderbirds Are Go! will be broadcast in the United States as an Amazon Original Kids Series on Prime Video.

Pukeko Pictures' remake of cult TV show to be screened on demand on Amazon.

Dick Smith bleeding money

Despite sales, Dick Smith Australia is struggling , with some stores facing closure.

Across the Tasman, the troubled retailer is losing over $3 million a week.

FMA defends deregistration of Vivier

Vivier chief executive Luigi Wewege (left) with Bevan Chuang and John Palino.

The Financial Markets Authority has challenged a High Court ruling that it breached a company's right to natural justice.

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