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Coming in to land - on the highway

Air Kaikoura Aero Club, pictured with its training plane near Mt Fyffe, supplied a service between Kaikoura and Clarence.

3:02 PM  Cars can't use this part of State Highway 1, but Kaikoura aero club wants to use it for planes.

Drugged? Don't apply

The job vacancy sign outside G Hale Logging in Tokoroa.

Fed up with drug-taking applicants, a Tokoroa logging firm has taken a blunt approach to finding its next employee.

Migrant worker firm broke law

Five Filipino glaziers were pressured to sign a "bond document" requiring them to pay their employer if they left the ...

2:33 PM  One World Resourcing made Filipino employees sign a "bond" to pay $5000 if they quit.

Put 'NZ Inc' first on tax

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveiled the Trump administration's long-awaited tax reform proposal on Thursday.

US president's plans show tax competition among countries is alive and well, expert says.

When $100,000 isn't enough

Even a large proportion of people on higher incomes are say they are lving from pay cheque to pay cheque.

Nearly a third of people earning $100k to $150k are living pay cheque to pay cheque, a survey has found.

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Tourism spend strong, considering

Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston says the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation ...

International, domestic tourism spend holds up in post-quake market.

Ministers hard-nosed on venture fund

NZVIF boss Richard Dellabarca hopes to hear back from ministers on NZVIF's future by the end of June.

NZVIF boss sees gap for a $300m-$500m 'Series A' fund to back Kiwi firms.

Big bet against kiwi

Global traders have placed huge bets that the New Zealand dollar will fall, but the volume of bets are such that it ...

Currency speculators have turned on the New Zealand dollar in near record numbers.

Stormy conflict finally settled

Kingwell Drive resident Pauline Davis feeds fish and eels in Murphy's Creek.

Multimillion-dollar stormwater project gets green light after four-year battle.

City Hotel site snapped up

Rob Anderson has sold the City Hotel site on High St in Blenheim, three years after its demolition and subsequent ...

Empty lot used as public space in central Blenheim purchased by Marlborough investor.

Caught in the act

Staff at The Collective at The Colombo are sick of thieves targeting their store.

But why are so few shoplifters getting prosecuted by police?

Missing:130 supermarket trolleys

New World Opotiki is having a kind of trolley amnesty - there won't be any consequences for people who return one ...

New World Opotiki would like its missing trolleys back.

No paltry sum to upgrade chook welfare

Will egg price increases dent the consumption of 236 eggs per person each year?

Is the new animal welfare code a yoke around the neck of the egg sector.

Good news, the Government is spending up big

We have neglected infrastructure such as roads and rail for decades, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

We ignored infrastructure investment for three decades, and the past is catching up with us, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

Good rides take time

David Slack: That old TV ad for cheese told us good things take time. They weren't wrong, but those four simple words ...

OPINION: David Slack highlights the similarities between a high-profile motorway development and the otherworldliness of Antarctica?

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Right to know why employer said 'no'

Why him, not me? Unsuccessful job applications are unlikely to ever know the real reasons.

Failed job applicant is trying to force government to tell him why exactly it wouldn't employ him.

Kiwi firm takes on La Mer

A new skincare range from NZ is taking on its high-end competitors, selling products for up to $600 a jar.

Bottled water is for brainless buffoons

Kiwis fly to forget the wet

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Taking care of business

Suzie Johnson will make her boxing debut in the Battle of the Belts on May 5.

Manawatu's Suzie Johnson will step into the ring for the Battle of the Belts.

ILT set to take first steps in hotel project

Invercargill Licensing Trust general manager Greg Mulvey.

With the settlement of the final piece of the property puzzle, plans for demolition consent are set to be put together.

Bluff businesses fed up

Oyster Cove Restaurant manager Ross Jackson says he and his wife, Lynda Jackson, who is the manager of Lands End ...

A Bluff couple are fed up with unreliable internet and say it's making it hard to run their businesses.

To Hollywood by motorbike

Todd Holland's work appears on motorbikes in Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell.

A small town car painting shop has made it big, with its work featuring in Ghost in the Shell, featuring Scarlett Johanssen.

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Wine ... and eggs?

Winemaker Tony Bish imported an oak egg from France which will be used to make chardonnay.

An unlikely combination of wine and eggs is taking wine innovation to another level.

Nick Stanhope says innovation and wellness are powering a new approach

Sovereign chief executive Nick Stanhope says his role is an honour and a privilege.

Nick Stanhope believes passion for wellbeing is good for business.

$53m on Dubai expo well spent

Mike O'Donnell - New Zealand really punches above its weight in the UAE.

OPINION: The price tag for being at Dubai's World Expo is a no brainer, Mike O'Donnell writes.

Competitors here, collaborators there

John Hawkesby of Waiheke Island, Judy Finn of Neudorf Vineyards and Neil Hodgson during a wine writers of New Zealand ...

New Zealand exporters say they are achieving more by banding together with other Kiwi firms when they take on the world.

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Stormy conflict finally settled

Kingwell Drive resident Pauline Davis feeds fish and eels in Murphy's Creek.

Multimillion-dollar stormwater project gets green light after four-year battle.

City Hotel site snapped up

Rob Anderson has sold the City Hotel site on High St in Blenheim, three years after its demolition and subsequent ...

Empty lot used as public space in central Blenheim purchased by Marlborough investor.

The family home 2.0

David Barnes, right, with his son Samuel Barnes who needs medical care, pictured with the dwelling David built for him ...

When David Barnes' mentally ill son came home to live, they had to get creative. And he thinks the solution could help others.

Want more? Get real stuff nation

We made choices based on what we wanted to spend and, on occasion, we felt we got a great deal.

No-one wants to pay too much, no one wants a place less than ideal. The compromise is hard.

opinion & analysis

Investing trust in company shares

Tougher regulation has been designed to clamp down on excessive risk.

OPINION: Are shares evil? My friend thinks so.

Demanding more from government

Rod Oram says President Trump and his economic and trade advisers are living in a fantasy world.

OPINION: IMF member countries made decisions that will profoundly shape our world.

$53m on Dubai expo well spent

Mike O'Donnell - New Zealand really punches above its weight in the UAE.

OPINION: The price tag for being at Dubai's World Expo is a no brainer, Mike O'Donnell writes.

How to be financially free

Don't spend lots of money on your wine collection.

OPINION: People who set themselves up for a great retirement tend to have these things in common.

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Time to move cows indoors video

Dairy cows enjoy their feed in Aberystwyth Dairies' free stall barn.

It's not just about barns. New Zealand's whole system of dairy production may need a re-think.

Fonterra escapes Aus court

Fonterra's Corporate Centre in Melbourne.

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

The world's healthiest?

New Zealand is well placed to provide the natural, non modified types of food some consumers are recognising to be the ...

OPINION: The Government should start an initiative to promote New Zealanders as potentially the healthiest people in the world.

Fisheries changes ahead

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Changes underway in fisheries management should usher in improvements to the industry.

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Our shameless president - 100 days in

Danielle McLaughlin: What emerges from this 100 days is that new Trump is old Trump: A president who has spent his ...

OPINION: After 100 days in office, US President Donald Trump is looking an awful lot like reality star Donald Trump, writes Danielle McLaughlin.

Trump's Wall St friends suffer

Shares of companies that have visited the White House since the inauguration have enjoyed a median increase of 3.7 per ...

Shares in companies closest to US President are lagging, those out of favour are up.

Get paid for doing nothing

The idea of a universal basic income has been mooted in NZ as well.

Fancy free money? Ontario, Canada is the place to be, as thousands join a basic income trial.

Trump eyes Pacific Ocean for oil

Donald Trump's next executive order is set to pave the way for drilling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean.

US President's next executive order set to pave the way for drilling in large tracts of Pacific Ocean.

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