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Sir John Todd dies

Sir John Todd was described by his son Mike as an entrepreneur who would be remembered for his vision, integrity and generosity.

10 min ago  The head of one of New Zealand's richest families has died aged 88.

Jetstar to fly Wellington-Dunedin

18 min ago  Jetstar will launch its sixth domestic jet route and add more trans-Tasman seats this summer.

Zara dips toe in NZ waters

Gentrack boss to step down

money

Retirement village boom

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

Big OE money planning

OPINION: Before heading off on your big trip, it pays to have your finances sorted.

Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell steps down on Friday after six years in the role.

Empowering bank customers 

Deborah Battell shares the challenges and highlights of her six years as Banking Ombudsman.

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

Harsh criticism for Twitter

Interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square Jack Dorsey.

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

US rate hike in sight

US Fed leaves the door open for a rate hike at its next meeting for the first time since 2006.

Facebook monthly active users rose to 1.49 billion, 1.31 billion of them using mobile devices to access the service.

Facebook profit slides 9 per cent

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

better business

'Technology is the biggest story' video

"Society has not even begun to imagine where it would go," Gibbs said.

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

Forestry worker faced 'impossible' job

The owner of a forestry block where a man was crushed to death alleges the consultants he hired to clear his trees put pressure on the man to complete the work in an "impossible" time frame.

Barrie Sheers, originally from Murupara, is now managing director of Microsoft New Zealand.

From Murupara to Microsoft

Three decades after leaving on his big OE, Barrie Sheers has returned for Microsoft NZ's top job.

opinion & analysis

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

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

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

Big OE money planning

OPINION: Before heading off on your big trip, it pays to have your finances sorted.

There are other ways to train skilled workers than getting them to do degrees.

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.

farming

TPP deal 'inadequate' for NZ dairy

Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPP talks.

1:47 PM  NZ agricultural trade reps say the US stands to be the biggest dairy industry winner in the short term from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Farm values tipped to fall

Fed Farmers disagrees with prediction that farm values may fall towards the end of 2015.

Okoki farmer Alan Cudmore has been feeding his rising two-year-old red devon bulls in a sacrifice paddock since the devastating rain dump in June.

Lots of people are worse off

Taranaki sheep and beef farmer wishes he could do more to help his flood-stricken colleagues.

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