Grammar zone through the roof

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Epsom Girls Grammar School - Epsom. EGGS
Auckland secondary school ...

Does paying a premium house price to be in a good Auckland school area pay off?

Sky merger 'stay' granted

Sky TV receives set back.

Spark and 2degrees secure legal ruling that would block Sky/Vodafone merger pending appeal.

Fury at Cadbury meeting

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull was unhappy with media's actions at the meeting.

Bitter taste left in Dunedin Mayor's mouth after Cadbury management meeting, thanks to media.

'Eye-popping' house price rises

Auckland sellers' price expectations may be cooling.

Auckland's been out of reach for some time now for many buyers - but Whangarei?

Ex-lover's 'nuclear' attack

The battle between Tim Worner and Amber Harrison is raging on.

Woman's public airing of grievances against Australian TV boss was the "nuclear option", judge says.

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Sam Neill's Cadbury protest

Sam Neill is asking all Kiwis and Australians to boycott Cadbury products.

Dunedin's his home town, and he wants Kiwis and Australians to boycott the chocolate-maker's products.

Lawyer software raises $600,000

Claudia King has helped develop software that automates the creation of legal documents.

Instead of sitting down with a lawyer to create your will, you could soon do it with the click of a mouse.

ACC are 'scumbags', radiation victim says

Radiation poisoning victim Bryon O'Regan's has been battling to get compensation out of ACC.

Dream of compensation put on hold amidst further hurdles.

Masterton to get Easter Sunday trading

Masterton's Queen St, seen here, might be a lot busier on Easter Sunday following a council vote.

It was tight, but the Masterton District Council is allowing shops to open on Easter Sunday.

Cuts are Fairfax's 'plan B'

Fairfax Media reported its interim results on Wednesday.

Fairfax Media has prepared cuts and would go straight into "consolidation mode" if NZME merger rejected.

Bobby calf death rate halved

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Throw a BBQ, it's on the council

The grants cannot be used to purchase alcohol.

Aucklanders offered $200 grants to throw neighbourhood parties and events.

Koha Kai 'unstoppable'

Koha Kai trainee Jeff Moyles cooks in a school kitchen for the first time thanks to an adjustable table that can be ...

For two years they have been cooking in small school kitchens, now the Koha Kai team is getting ready for its biggest challenge.

Ebos outgrows home roots

The fluctuating Kiwi dollar is affecting profits of companies exporting goods and services overseas.

Ebos started life as a small Christchurch business but is now taking on the world with its pharmacy and pet food products.

Room for another high school?

Year 7 students at Richmond View School, from left, Felix Bell and Jayden Choi.

Faith-based primary school wants to take secondary students.

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Council staffer in SFO sights

Julie Read is the chief executive of the Serious Fraud Office, which is investigating an employee of the Westland ...

Serious Fraud Office investigates an employee of the Westland District Council.

Rise of tax refunds industry

Every year 57 per cent of Kiwis apply for a tax refund.

Mortgage rationing bites

How to manage millennials

small business

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

Expressway negotiations turn sour

Murray Livingstone in front of the new Poplar Ave roundabout, which has been built as part of Kapiti Expressway ...

Pair believe NZTA have not properly compensated them for the loss of their business to make way for the expressway.

Prospering with proper passion video

Staff at Proper Crisps check the cooked crisps on the production line at the Nelson factory.

Nelson business Proper Crisps shakes up the big players by making just that – proper crisps.

Volkswagen launches new dealership

Volkswagen NZ general manager Tony Ruddenklau at the new Volkswagen showroom in invercargill.

The first European car dealership had its official opening in Invercargill on Friday night.

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Chart: Crossing the ditch

The sun illuminates the Sydney Opera House as a ferry sails past during a storm at Sydney Harbour in Australia, November ...

How many New Zealanders are travelling to Australia?

Chip firm expands with kettles video

Heartland Potato Chips owner Raymond Bowan and his daughter, general manager Charlotte Bowan, keep an eye on their new ...

A Timaru firm is taking a bigger bite out of the market with its new range of kettle chips.

Living wage rewards reaped video

Cleaning company Fresh Desk pays a living wage to all its workers.

Employers say the living wage is worth it, as it brings in hard-working staff who stick around for the long haul.

Google techs eye Wellington

Google techs are among the 5000 people who have registered with LookSee Wellington.

A free trip to the capital seems to have lured some high-profile techies.

property

Grammar zone through the roof

22102015 News Photo: Peter Meecham/ Fairfax NZ
Epsom Girls Grammar School - Epsom. EGGS
Auckland secondary school ...

Does paying a premium house price to be in a good Auckland school area pay off?

'Eye-popping' house price rises

Auckland sellers' price expectations may be cooling.

Auckland's been out of reach for some time now for many buyers - but Whangarei?

Shore thing for real estate

Property on the North Shore is hot, hot, hot.

The North Shore dominates a list of the top 20 real estate sales hot sopts.

Not all building consents equal

Multi-unit developments being built at the moment include Apollo Square on Rosedale Rd.

It looked like home building on Auckland's North Shore nosedived, but the figures didn't show the whole picture.

opinion & analysis

How not to fall for fake news

"The Sweden episode was a perfect circle of misinformation", writes Margaret Sullivan.

OPINION: Don't be like Donald Trump. Here's how you can distinguish rumour from fact and hoax from reality.

Employee theft, the silent killer

Joanne Harrison during sentencing at the Manukau District Court, Auckland.

OPINION: Businesses think they won't be affected by employee theft, but the threat is real.

The fight against ageism

The British Ministry of Justice's decision to reduce the pension entitlements for younger judges has been ruled ...

OPINION: Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age, and that's getting the courts working overtime.

The cult of Adrian Orr video

Adrian Orr's salary is below what he could earn elsewhere, but those other jobs would come with downsides he does not ...

OPINION: If the NZ Super Fund boss was motivated by salary, we should let him go.

farming

Bobby calf death rate halved

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with 2015.

Tune up more than the tractor

Triathlete and dairy farmer Marc Gascoigne.

OPINION: Farmers need to keep themselves in shape - like their machinery.

More milk, lower prices

Tight global supply has been a key factor holding up world dairy prices.

Improved weather will slightly boost milk production but hold back prices.

Kiwifruit demand skyrockets

Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer.

​Zespri's February 2017 forecast has seen returns increase.

world

Ex-lover's 'nuclear' attack against boss

The battle between Tim Worner and Amber Harrison is raging on.

Woman's public airing of grievances against Australian TV boss was the "nuclear option", Sydney judge says.

Climate change's maple syrup cost

It's getting harder for some maple syrup producers to collect as much sap as they have in the past, thanks to a changing ...

Warmer winters are drastically cutting maple syrup production in parts of the US, and even affecting the syrup's taste.

Dick Smith lays house price blame

Dick Smith says Australia's reached a "sweet spot" of around 24 million people.

"Jumbo loads" of immigrants are driving Aussie house prices beyond the reach of young families, he says.

No show? No meal

Head chef Nelly Robinson of Nel Restaurant in the Sydney CBD.

Meetings, broken bones and other excuses useless as Australian site blacklists 38,000 who missed meals.

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