Ex-PM faces legal action

BDO has filed a civil case against Mainzeal's directors, including former prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley.

10:41 AM  Dame Jenny Shipley is among Mainzeal directors being taken to court by the company's liquidator.

Auckland housing land release

The McLennan housing development in Papakura.

10:51 AM  The first 30 hectares of up to 500 hectares of surplus Crown land can now be used for development.

KiwiSaver enrolment for all?

Finance Minister Bill English says the Government will consider mass enrolment of workers in KiwiSaver now it doesn't have to pay them all a $1000 joining incentive.

After scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart payment, Government is considering enrolling all workers. 

Frogparking takes another leap

Frogparking chief executive Don Sandbrook crouches by one of his company's revolutionary sensors in 2012.

15 min ago  Manawatu parking technology firm signs a deal with Christchurch Airport.

Megaupload 'mega blunder'

Kim Dotcom's seized Megaupload site has been hijacked by cyber criminals.

9:58 AM  Seized website may have been used to distribute malware while under US control.

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industries

Leaky building to cost Auckland ratepayers $24m gallery

The Nautilus leaky building case is going to cost Auckland ratepayers $23.7 million after the council agreed to pay the majority of the total cost.

11 min ago  Owners of the country's most expensive leaky building have welcomed the Auckland Council's decision to pay the majority of the reparations.

F&P Healthcare profit jumps

11:11 AM  Healthcare product manufacturer's annual profit rises 17 per cent to a record $113m, beating its forecast.

Auckland housing land released

Ex-PM faces legal action

money

Pet insurance: a need or a want?

Fourteen-year-old Sprocket has cost Debbie Darvill a fortune but she doesn't regret her decision to go without pet insurance at all.

It may not be for everyone, even when furry family members end up costing a fortune in medical bills.

Health insurer pays out $800m

New Zealand's biggest health insurer reveals the treatments it pays out most on for men and women of different ages.

Finance Minister Bill English says the Government will consider mass enrolment of workers in KiwiSaver now it doesn't have to pay them all a $1000 joining incentive.

KiwiSaver enrolment for all?

After scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart, Government considers enrolling all workers.

small business

Xero foe MYOB raids capital

Ace Payroll has been bought out.

Aussie accounting software firm splashes out $14 million on Wellington-based Ace Payroll.

Home detention after tax dodge

Inland Revenue smelled something wasn't right from low number of cash sales at an Auckland restaurant.

Sunflower Cafe

Free coffee. What's the catch?

It's tough for cafes to compete, so it can take a new approach to get people through the door.

world

Gina Rinehart saga not over

The 160-page judgment didn't pull any punches about Gina Rinehart's role as trustee – or her behaviour.

Australia's richest person and most powerful woman has suffered a A$5 billion blow.

Rich kid buys dog two gold watches

Thought you were splurging by purchasing an Apple Watch for yourself? Think again.

The cost of breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable records.

Data breaches cost $5.2m a year

Study shows the cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world and is now at about $5.2m a year.

better business

Gold Awards finalists announced

Some of the finalists of the 2015 Gold Awards arrive at the Wharewaka on Thursday night. From left: Olivia lsen (Uprise), Richard Capie (BRANZ) and Sara Orsborn (Mytrucking).

Wellington businesses are sharp, sophisticated organisations, Wellington Gold Awards organiser says.

Lying on your CV is risky

Every CV has a lie in it, but faking it to make it is very short-sighted.

29082013 Supplements Photographer John Nicholson/DominionPost. Stuart Boyce. Changed career from banker to tiler.

Wrong visa leads to fine

A Christchurch rebuild firm has been fined for hiring a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.

opinion & analysis

Contemplating the Grexit abyss

A man makes his way past a graffiti artwork titled "Death of euros" in Athens. The Greek government faces a debt deadline on June 5, when it must make a €1.5 billion repayment on IMF loans.

OPINION: Imagine if New Zealand were Greece facing financial ruin - the world would barely notice.

Dealing with financial roadblocks

What do you do when the bump in the road is too big to navigate and is more like a financial roadblock?

Broadcaster, radio host and columnist Mike Yardley.

'Restrict foreign house buyers'

OPINION: Restrictions are needed stop Canterbury homes becoming "playdough for foreign speculators".

farming

Crop yields hold up

Warren Darling credits favourable weather, growing management changes and a great team behind him for breaking the world record for the highest yielding barley crop.

Cropping farmers are managing to maintain much the same grain yields as five years ago on a shrinking land base.

Once-a-day milking suits

New dairy farm owners thrilled with their decision to milk their herd once a day.

Hard hit farmers have removed as much as half of their breeding flocks from properties around Cheviot to ease the drought pressure.

Drought brings out the good

Good comes from bad as people rally around those feeling the heat of the North Canterbury drought.

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