KiwiSaver tops $35 billion

Brexit hit KiwiSaver performance, but losses have now been reversed.

11:36 AM  KiwiSaver funds put Brexit behind them in the September quarter.

'Sickening' neglect but no jail

Colin McConachy outside the Marton Courthouse after an earlier appearance.

11:52 AM  A farmer left 3630 animals to suffer in one of NZ's worst cruelty cases but he avoids prison.

NZ fast food's US takeaway

Restaurant Brands is buying the operator of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in Hawaii.

11:40 AM  Restaurant Brands buys Hawaiian branches of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

Xero boss supporting founders

Xero chief executive Rod Drury will be hosting the FounderCon NZ conference in Wellington in November.

11:10 AM  Business founders are putting their heads together to create a forum.

NZ best place to do business

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Singapore has held the top position for the past decade, until now.

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Tourism spend hits $34b

Tourism now generates 5.6 per cent of GDP.

Nearly eight per cent of Kiwi work force now directly employed in tourism as visitor spending hits new high.

A nation connected


51 per cent of Kiwi internet users say they go online at least every hour.

Soap seller says dirty tactics used

Gina Tatom of NZ Soap Star says she has been mistreated by other shop-owners in Oamaru's Victorian Precinct.

A woman licenced to sell soaps in Oamaru's historic precinct says other vendors have bullied her.

'Outright fall' in prices possible

Almost a quarter of property investors expect to buy another property within six months.

Property investors are optimistic - but are they in for a shock?

Ravenswood subdivision all go

An artist's impression of the Ravenswood subdivision north of Christchurch.

Wanaka-based Infinity has a new board and confirmed funding for its Christchurch developments.

Best guess for OCR

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has signalled a further cut in interest rates is "likely".

The Reserve Bank is set to give explicit guidance for the future of interest rates.

Alliance tries to improve butcher faults

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor speaks at a co-operative roadshow in Fortrose.

Faults made during the slaughter process are being targeted by Alliance Group.

Westpac unveils first official hijab

Fashion designer Carla Zampatti with her newly designed uniforms for Westpac staff.

Westpac Australia unveil new uniform with socks, puffer vests and a head covering for Muslim employees.

Loyalty meat payments for partial suppliers

Alliance general manager of livestock Murray Behrent says the co-operative is extending its loyalty payments.

Alliance Group is changing its loyalty payments for farmers supplying only some of their stock this year.

PM's marathon journey to India

Bronagh Key is with her husband, John, in New Delhi. This is their second time in India together since Key became Prime ...

John Key finally arrives in India, with progressing a free trade deal the top priority.

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BNZ suffers five-hour outage


Facebook page flooded with complaints as mobile and internet banking knocked out.

Banks clamp down on lending

Developers struggling to get finance for projects as banks become more cautious.

English DTI info demand

How to spend Lotto's $27m

Panama Papers

John Key keeps lid on hidden billions video

John Key has described criticism of New Zealand's foreign trust laws as a media beat-up.

Foreign trusts lobbyists seem to have watered down a NZ bill on better disclosure of the origins of secret cash.

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.

small business

Venturing up in Auckland

Rebecca Giddall founded Part Timer, which was the first startup from accelerator programme Venture Up to receive private ...

Two major Auckland organisations have stepped up to back Wellington-run Venture Up business accelerator.

The brand of Annalee

Annalee Muggeridge is a New Plymouth based makeup artist with a massive online following.

DIY makeup videos turned a Taranaki woman into a sensation with 90,000 followers around the world.

'Trying her best to be uncontactable'

Shannon McKenna, Hayley McKenna, Lisa Henare and Lillian Kane are just some of the Eketahuna pub staff incorrectly paid ...

Company behind Tararua town's only pub ordered to pay former staff $30,000 - but owner can't be found.

Business with $1 reserve cleans up

Chris Scott says he wants the market to determine what his cleaning product business is worth.

A cleaning product business listed on Trade Me with a $1 reserve has hit $36,700.

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Jury out on customer rankings

Public relations and marketing columnist  Sue Allen.

Social media means consumers' ability to make their views known is something all organisations now have to deal with.

Traps lure, 'whack', kill rodents video

The self-resetting rat-traps - called A24 - are mounted to trees.

As the war on pests continues, one Wellington business believes it has the answer.

Former AB's Kiwigarden

Kiwigarden strawberry yoghurt drops, a snack aimed for children, was a finalist in the NZ Food awards.

A former All Black captain and his wife building freeze dried snack business.

The growing problem of derelict buildings

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick - derelict buildings are every council's problem.

Councils explain the difficulties of getting rid of derelict buildings.

opinion & analysis

Making sense of the Wynyard mess

Wynyard chief executive Craig Richardson once said the company had to be secretive about its software, but that left ...

OPINION: Investors didn't really know what Wynyard was doing. What it wasn't doing was making money.

Morals of junior doctors' strike

Junior doctors on the picket line at Christchurch Hospital in earlier this month.

OPINION: The junior doctors' strike raises the question of how to deal with industrial disputes when human life is at risk.

Jury out on customer rankings

Public relations and marketing columnist  Sue Allen.

Social media means consumers' ability to make their views known is something all organisations now have to deal with.

Voice the future of computing

"Just as Dylan's spoken words changed the direction of music, the digital spoken word will change the direction of the ...

OPINION: Voice recognition will soon be the dominant way we interact with our online devices.


Alliance improve butcher faults

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor speaks at a co-operative roadshow in Fortrose.

Faults made during the slaughter process are being targeted by Alliance Group.

World class wine institute

Marlborough is the largest wine growing region in New Zealand, with around 24,000 hectares of vineyards.

The Government has announced funding for a new wine research institute based in Marlborough.

Teens: like taming wild horses

Siobhan is now quite fond of feeding Sparkle the lamb.

Louise Giltrap falls back on some hard-earned lessons to deal with her youngest daughter.

Calf abuse: 'nothing's changed' video

A Waikato farmer drags a bobby calf from its mother along the ground by one leg.

Fresh video of bobby calves being thrown onto trucks has been released by FarmWatch.


Red Bull family's 11 billionaires

Red Bull has helped create a booming industry, with global energy-drink sales of NZD$60.3 billion in 2015.

Reclusive duck farmer who started world's biggest energy drink has left wealth to 11 family members.

Historic pub's 'reckless demolition' video

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Men who illegally knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne Irish pub doubled value of land overnight.

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The interrogation was out of the blue and continued even while she was doubled over sobbing.

527 sue Samsung over recall video

Those suing Samsung include a consumer who claims to have lost thousands of pictures from a family vacation and another ...

Hundreds want $616 for cost and time spent exchanging Note 7s as well as psychological harm.

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