The sugar-rich 'Olympic drink'

Kids' heroes, such as sports stars, are sponsored by high-sugar drinks.

Rules should be tighter for junk food marketing, watchdog says.

Valleygirl in trouble

Valleygirl's future is unclear.

Popular fashion chain has its accounts frozen while its finances are assessed.

Take your pets to work

A dog in the office brings multiple benefits, including lowering stress and boosting morale.

Sometimes the best co-workers are the ones who dribble on your feet and smell a little odd.

Fishing families at risk

Chris and Craig Aston are part of a four generation legacy of fishing and logistic services on d'Urville Island. ...

The impact of a new marine park has left generations of fishing families considering their future on D'urville Island.

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Region tops country for jobs growth

Manawatu-Whanganui's labour force was 5.84 per cent bigger in the first quarter of 2016 than in 2015.

The latest jobs figures show Manawatu/Whanganui is "the power house of the central North Island," Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith says.

The sugar-rich 'Olympic drink'

Kids' heroes, such as sports stars, are sponsored by high-sugar drinks.

Rules should be tighter for junk food marketing, watchdog says.

Take your pets to work

A dog in the office brings multiple benefits, including lowering stress and boosting morale.

Sometimes the best co-workers are the ones who dribble on your feet and smell a little odd.

Double sale lands agent in trouble

Licence cancellation is one of the most serious sanctions imposed on real estate agents.

He sold property twice on the same day, the second time for significantly more than he got for the original seller.

Valleygirl in trouble

Valleygirl's future is unclear.

Popular fashion chain has its accounts frozen while its finances are assessed by administrators.

Fishing families face uncertain future

Chris and Craig Aston are part of a four generation legacy of fishing and logistic services on d'Urville Island. ...

The impact of a new marine park has left generations of fishing families considering their future on D'urville Island.

Making Chch 'edgy' video

Could Christchurch's biennual Festa light festival be used to promote the city as "edgy"?

Christchurch needs to become an "edgy 21st century city" to attract its share of the tourism boom.

Garner: My biggest fear

The average price of an Auckland house is an astronomical $970,000.

Do I tell my children to move to Levin, or will they still be working in their 80s to pay off their mortgages?

Boss kept workers' taxes

In each case, Morrow controlled the company and PAYE was deducted from wages but not paid.

"It was premeditated, it was repeated, it continued despite warnings."

$8.5m spat destined for court gallery

This luxury Redcliffs home is at the centre of a pricey High Court wrangle in Christchurch. Its owners claim it will ...

Insurance dispute over a luxury Christchurch mansion owned by Golden Homes director is destined for the courtroom.

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money

KFC to start deliveries

Soon you won't even have to leave the house to get KFC.

Chicken chain to follow McDonalds' lead by the end of the year.

Supermarkets wise to self-service cheats

Defrauding a self-service counter likely to be less in New Zealand, expert says.

Make the most of low rates

What to ask about a house video

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

Brewery lines up Lyall Bay move

ParrotDog.

Wellington craft beer producer ParrotDog is shifting its home base.

Lakeside dining

Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen manager Kylie Giles, outside the Rapaura Rd business.

The Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen opened last month, meet its new manager Kylie Giles.

Bars slam police tactics

Publican Nick Mills, who owns Siglo, Bettys, Public and Spruce Goose says police are forcing a one-way door policy on ...

Bar owners accuse Wellington police of trying to change booze laws "by force".

Kiwi battler taking on world of rose breeding

'Looking Good' won Rose of the Year at the 2015 Pacific Rose Bowl Festival at Hamilton Gardens.

 Rob Somerfield first tasted success as an amateur - now he just can't stop

better business

Supermarkets wise to self-service cheats

Self checkouts are closely monitored.

Defrauding a self-service counter likely to be less in New Zealand, expert says.

Free flights for leasing property

Bayleys Real Estate is offering tenants 1 Airpoints Dollar for every square metre of space leased - up to a maximum of ...

Bayleys will soon offer Air New Zealand rewards when businesses sign up to leases.

Bouncers working illegally

Hospitality NZ Nelson branch president Ron Taylor, left, with Little Rock head of security Nemo Nepe.

Many of Nelson's doormen and bar security staff have been unlicensed for the past year.

End of the corporate dress code

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in the hit series Mad Men: Having a dress code wasn't such a bad thing for men.

Having a dress code at work wasn't so bad for men, but things aren't so easy anymore.

opinion & analysis

A population strategy please

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub

OPINION: There are two broad issues with immigration.

From Pokemon Go to bovine laptops - no bull

Mike O'Donnell

OPINION: How will this game change the way business meets the needs of consumers?

A city with opportunity

"A city image is not real until it is adopted by its people, it has to resonate, be grounded in truth and be something ...

OPINION: "NZ's newest city is described as a place with opportunities to grow, connect and find balance."

Lachlan Murdoch's revenge video

Rupert Murdoch on his wedding day with his sons  Lachlan (L)  and James.

OPINION: He was muscled out of the family business but now revenge is at hand for Rupert Murdoch's son.

farming

Shanghai Maling deal laid out

Shareholders will get the chance to vote for a second time on the Shanghai Maling agreement.

Silver Fern Farms have warned shareholders of the consequences of a vote against its Shanghai Maling agreement.

Kiwi helping orphaned elephants

Debbie Mair is working to find a economically viable milk product from NZ cow's milk for orphaned pygmy elephants in Borneo.

A Lower Hutt Rotarian is travelling to Borneo to see if a trial of New Zealand cows' milk agrees with orphaned elephants.

Farmers warned about NZ dollar

Lamb faces an uncertain future as the dollar swings.

Farmers can translate the blitz of economic impact information to roughly mean they've been warned.

Hard graft pays off

Ormond Nurseries general manager Ben Wickham with a bundle of 50 sauvignon blanc vines ready to send out to wine ...

Business is booming again for a grape vine supplier that took a "hiding" after the huge harvest of 2008.

world

Catching cash with Pokemon Go

People are adapting their business to attract Pokemon gamers.

People in all types of businesses are cashing on the worldwide craze of Pokemon Go.

Ban on Wicked in Aus video

Three Wicked Campers vehicles have been banned in New Zealand.

Wicked Campers' controversial slogans are forced off the road in Queensland.

Rinehart buys two cattle stations

The cattle properties, located in Australia's Northern Territory, were bought from one of Indonesia's largest importers ...

Gina Rinehart expands cattle business as she seeks to profit from the Asia's fast-growing food market.

VW scandal tab nears $20b

The VW brand outperformed expectations as the European auto market improved and corporations purchased more fleet ...

Volkswagen's stock jumps even as its bill on the emissions scandal grows.

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