TPP may mean patent change

Protesters campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Hawaii on Wednesday, near a hotel where the trade negotiations are taking place.

Open Source Software Society fears set-back for software development industry.

Fishhooks found in Windows 10

A couple of surprises have been found under the bonnet of Microsoft's latest operating system.

InternetNZ says customers on capped broadband plans may want to check a setting used for Microsoft updates.

Business confidence takes a dive

The ANZ Bank business survey shows residential construction intentions were non-existent at a meagre +6 per cent positive. Commercial construction intentions slipped into the red.

Businesses became more gloomy in July, with confidence falling further into the red, an ANZ Bank survey shows.

Kirkcaldie & Stains sold

From left, Rosemary Ralston, Lady Joan Gillies and Sally Abernethey vote during Kirkcaldie and Stains final shareholding meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel.

It was standing room only as Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders voted to assign the store lease to David Jones.

Inland port ups Timaru freight

Timaru District mayor Damon Odey, left, and PrimePort chief executive Phil Melhopt attend the opening of Port of Tauranga's MetroPort at Rolleston on Friday. The inland port is deisgned to allow container freight to be sent by rail to PrimePort in Timaru.

A new $20 million inland port in Rolleston means more rail-freighted containers, PrimePort Timaru's chief exec says.

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TPP critics prepare legal action video

The deal as it stands for New Zealand dairy farmers at TPP negotiations could mean a backwards step for the industry.

TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

Inland port means more Timaru freight

A new $20 million inland port in Rolleston means more rail-freighted containers for Timaru's port, PrimePort Timaru's chief executive says.

Two fishhooks found in Windows 10

Why faking your CV is a popular pastime

money

More firms drop opt-out pricing

Nakedbus will no longer include optional extras by default on its website, the Commerce Commission says.

Jetstar increasingly isolated in requiring consumers to untick a box to avoid paying for extras.

FMA drops finance firm claim

Markets watchdog says there would be little chance of recovering funds from Capital + Merchant directors.

ANZ will give employees KiwiSaver top ups while on parental leave.

ANZ's parental leave perk

ANZ will give employees KiwiSaver top-ups while on parental leave.

small business

Reusable coffee cup wins awards

Co-owner of Ideal Cup Steph Fry with some of her award-winning reusable coffee cups.

A revolutionary new coffee cup made in Motueka has won two major awards in as many months.

Marton man's dirty business

Cleaning up a dirty nappy problem is the goal behind one man's new venture.

After coming up with the idea at the beach, it took Baz Brown five years to create a product.

Beach towels that repel sand

What do 300 million people who visit the beach each year have in common?

world

Rolling Stone editor quits, students sue

The Rolling Stone article 'A rape on campus' was later found to be fake.

Rolling Stone managing editor resigns in wake of now-retracted University of Virginia rape story.

Facebook profit slides 9 per cent

Social network owner spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products like Instagram and WhatsApp.

Interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square Jack Dorsey.

Harsh criticism for Twitter

Twitter needs to act fast - simplify its core product and organise news feeds better, analysts say.

better business

Phoenix 'confident' over recall

Phoenix Organic Cola is among the drinks being recalled.

Soft drinks company believes it has pinpointed all affected batches.

Rocket Lab signs with Nasa

Nasa will help a New Zealand company in its mission to launch a rocket into space. 

Adults with ADHD earn 33 per cent less than their peers. They're also 9 per cent more likely to be unemployed.

Does a colleague have ADHD?

Adults with ADHD find it harder to climb the career ladder.

opinion & analysis

Performance reviews have a place

No one likes annual performance reviews, but they can be the best option sometimes.

No one likes annual performance reviews, but they can be the best option sometimes.

Is the Government obsessed with degrees?

OPINION: If delivering skills for industry is the aim the Government needs a much broader focus than degree courses.

Hairdressing appears to be a harmless industry, but workers are at risk from toxic chemicals to nasty cuts with sharp instruments and posture problems.

H&S reform: it ain’t over till it’s over

OPINION: The Government is promising to "crowd source" advice on regulation in future.

farming

Westland lowers dairy payout

Chairman Matt O'Regan has passed on the grim news of likely lower payouts for Coast farmers.

West Coast farmers are coming to grips with their dairy co-operative removing $1 from its 2015-16 payout forecast.

TPP critics prepare legal action video

TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

A dog waits its turn in the sale ring at the Gore Dog Sale.

Top dogs fetch $5700

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

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