Cracks in Dreamliner engines

Dreamliner Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, the same as those used by Air New Zealand, were found to have cracking ...

5:58 PM  Civil Aviation Authority confirms Air New Zealand Dreamliners have same engines as grounded Japanese planes.

NZ houses most unaffordable

New housing developments like Stonefields in Auckland have not yet helped bring down the amount households are spending ...

4:35 PM  New Zealand tops another list showing our homes are even less affordable compared to those in other countries.

Top Shop sets Wellington date

A store window from TopShop's Oxford St flagship store gives a hint of things to come for Wellington.

5:16 PM  Another big name retailer prepares to open on the capital's Lambton Quay.

Smiggle v Cotton On

Just Group director Terry McCarthy says he thinks Smiggle's rival, Cotton On's chain Typo, has "used Smiggle as a blueprint."

0 min ago  Court hears Cotton On was trying to steal stationary brand Smiggle's plans and use them as a blueprint for its Typo shops.

Secret life of a Subway manager

The worker also gave advice such as how to get the best value "sub" for money.

What happens when a franchise worker lets the public in on its secrets?

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$20k bill for ripping off worker

The worker went many months without pay.

Worker not paid for more than 500 hours' work - as business claims it was 'voluntary'.

Settlement within a week?

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Scaffolding has been removed Christchurch's earthquake damaged McKenzie and ...

Christchurch's most influential property developers are hopeful a settlement to a stoush over a $50 million development will be reached within a week.

Plum LA posting for MP video

Outgoing Government MP Maurice Williamson will retire from politics to life in California, where he will replace Leon ...

NZ First leader Winston Peters says Williamson would be returning home if he's part of the Government.

Wrong photos in apartment ad

The apartments were in the same building, but in quite different condition.

A real estate agent has been fined $9500 for marketing an apartment using photos of a better property.

Let's become a 'wine village'

Renwick Smart and Connected vice-chairman Nigel Taylor shows plans for the beautification project.

They are in the "heart of plonk" and should be letting people know.

Auckland unitary plan - now what?

Anthony Healy, BNZ CEO.

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IAG invokes Limitations Act

The body corporate of the now largely demolished Cave Rock apartments is among those preparing to go to court over ...

Commercial building owners and body corporates must file any court claims against IAG by September 4.

Sealord announces new $70m vessel

A concept drawing of Sealord's new $70 million trawler.

From Norway to Nelson, Sealord's new $70 million fishing vessel will bring 80 new jobs to the region.

Development West Coast reports loss

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Wairau Valley farmer Evan White is milking three times every two days. ...

Development West Coast posts $1 million loss amid controversial investments and larger community grants.

Air NZ safety videos have fans video

"The extraneous material detracts from the scope and direction of the safety message."

The government watchdog might not like them, but Air New Zealand's lavish safety videos appear to have plenty of fans.

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money

Family loans keep banks away

Handshake on a loan from one generation to another. These days it may well be the daughter lending money to mum and dad.

More people are lending money to cash-strapped parents, but it can lead to trouble if not done right.

Retirement: a dirty word?

"We sometimes forget that there are people who really can't wait to retire."

Wairarapa retreat's sumptuous upgrade

Rates 'unlikely to go to zero'

Panama Papers

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.

Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

small business

Making a ring in a day

Ringcraft Moana jeweller Rob Wright uses a 3D printer to create individualised pieces of jewellery, with the help of ...

A Taranaki company is using a 3D printer to create personalised artworks in only a couple of days.

Threat over unpaid tax

Cramar Investments Ltd, the company which owns the Awakino Hotel, is the subject of liquidation proceedings in the High ...

Unpaid taxes of more than $70K could see the company running a rural pub liquidated.

$210K tax bill sinks bar

The company behind The Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar in Fitzroy has been placed into liquidation over an unpaid tax bill.

A Taranaki bar is in liquidation after the IRD took it to court.

Technology to prevent blindness

The attachment created by oDocs clips on to iPhones and can be used for basic eye exams.

Auckland social enterprise oDocs has been recognised by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

better business

Why influence is important

Influencing is an important skill, Andrew Poole explains.

OPINION: Attempts to be a dictator are usually met with strong opposition.

Bold free parking plan

West Ward candidate Geoff Taylor says the city council is skirting around the vexed issue of central city parking.

Free car parking across Hamilton's CBD would send a message, political hopeful says.

Work hazard, not hero

Almost half of workers say they worry work will pile up if they stay home sick.

You may get a gold star for showing your sniffling face at the office, but everyone else also gets sick.

Shelly Bay a step closer to Sausalito

Wellington City Council is understood to have made a deal to sell its land at Shelly Bay to  developer Ian Cassels.

Wellington City Council land sale to developer could see revamp of collection of derelict buildings.

opinion & analysis

Why influence is important

Influencing is an important skill, Andrew Poole explains.

OPINION: Attempts to be a dictator are usually met with strong opposition.

The problem with a fishing monopoly

Barry Torkington is an advisor with LegaSea.

OPINION: How does the fishing industry maintain a monopoly structure in this day and age?

Transgender staff discrimination

A US court held that forcing a funeral home to allow a male transgender worker to wear women's clothing would restrict ...

OPINION: When a male worker returns to work as a woman, what is the employer to do?

Fine line over KFC secret video

Colonel Sander's nephew, Joe Ledington of Kentucky, gave the Chicago Tribune a fried chicken recipe he found in a ...

OPINION: The "leaked" KFC recipe debacle has raised an interesting point.

farming

Bumper kiwifruit season predicted

Zespri chairman Peter McBride addresses the annual meeting in Tauranga.

Zespri is on track to surpass last season's sales of NZ-grown kiwifruit, after a slow start and a hiccup with exports to China.

Ruataniwha dam in doubt

Some of the 22 hectares of Ruahine Forest Park that the Department of Conservation had agreed to swap to pave the way ...

DOC and Hawke's Bay council investor's plan to trade land for the controversial $300m dam ruled illegal.

Crayfish 'functionally extinct'

Fresh caught crayfish dinner could be a thing of the past as crayfish are declared  "functionally extinct" in the ...

Crayfish numbers are so low they could crash in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Westland payout up

Westland Milk Products plant in Hokitika processes powder and nutritional products.

Westland Milk Products says recent dairy increases mean better returns for farmers.

world

How Apple explains Brexit

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook leads a moment of silence for the victims of the attack in Orlando as he opens the company's ...

OPINION: Did Apple rip off the Irish? Or did the EU just try to wreck Ireland's competitive advantage?

Eatery swaps guns for pizza

Pizza never hurt anyone, other than a few burnt tongues.

Fair trade? This pizza shop owner thinks a slice is the answer to gun violence.

Racism claim at top Aussie school video

McKinnon Secondary College teacher Manu Chopra said he was "denigrated and humiliated" at a staff party.

A teacher at an exclusive school was allegedly told he made the staff room look like "Angelina Jolie's family".

No-show on Sunday? You're fired video

On Sunday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum's government posted online a video of him making an unannounced visit ...

He turned up at the office on Sunday. Finding no-one there, Dubai's ruler got angry.

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