Shoppers descend on David Jones video

Shoppers queue outside David Jones on Lambton Quay in Wellington.

10 min ago  People queued in the cold, some took the day off work, for the opening of Wellington's newest department store.

Health Ministry changes tack

DHBs are having to spend most of their IT budgets 'keeping the lights running', says Capital & Coast chief information ...

16 min ago  Ministry replaces advisory board amid claim from 'the coalface' of mixed messages on priorities.

'We are now in ponzi territory'

If Auckland house prices correct, there will be no soft landing, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

8:56 AM  Any fall in property prices could become very steep, Economist Shamubeel Eaqub predicts.

NZ teen app whizz-kid

Kerman Kohli in San Francisco for WWDC: "That's pretty exciting when you beat three fulltime guys."

Meet the 18-year-old Kiwi who keeps over a hundred thousand of people organised - and a lot are paying for it.

Nando's franchisees rebel

Nando's franchisees say they're being pressured into costly upgrades.

Private security guards allegedly used to take over an Aussie restaurant over expensive upgrades.

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It's the checkers' time to shine video

Checkout operators go head-to-head.

Andrea Moore turns to crowdfunding video

An Andrea Moore show at New Zealand Fashion Week, where the new I Am range will be launched.

The Kiwi fashion designer has big plans to grow her label though Farmers.

A munted home is breaking them

Nikki Ross home before and after

Nikki Ross used to love her tidy family home. Now she never wants to live there again.

Ex-bankrupt's insurance standoff

Steve and Natalya Reuben pictured outside their home in Avondale.

Discharged bankrupt in bitter standoff with insurer, which says it can't pay him for his home.

Why Indonesia should be on the business radar

John Key talks to media in Surabaya, Indonesia.

OPINION: Indonesia is rapidly evolving into mega economy and of increasing importance to New Zealand.

Home detention over tax

The Palmerston North courthouse.

A father and son from Manawatu get different sentences for failing to pay over $137,000 in tax on behalf of employees.

Now for the shoppers video

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After a gala opening night, Wellington's David Jones is now set to open its doors to the public.

55 days to read plan video

The crucial USB stick containing Auckland's proposed Unitary Plan was hand-delivered to the council by Judge David ...

Unless you're a "power reader", Auckland's 7000-page Unitary Plan would take nearly two months to get through.

PM opens architectural buildings in Christchurch

Russell Stanners, Vodafone Chief Executive, explains wireless phone charging to Amy Adams and John Key at the opening of ...

Prime Minister John Key said developers should be commended for two architectural projects he opened in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Electricity changes 'regional tax by stealth'

Some areas might have to pay more for the power they consume.

Price rises for Auckland, Northland and West Coast criticised by submitters.

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Electricity changes 'regional tax by stealth'

Some areas might have to pay more for the power they consume.

Price rises for Auckland, Northland and West Coast criticised by submitters.

Recap: David Jones store opening

Wednesday was the star-studded glitzy unveiling of the chain's first NZ outlet.

Rorting the school system

Lawyer fights to keep RAM profits

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

Home detention over tax

The Palmerston North courthouse.

A father and son from Manawatu get different sentences for failing to pay over $137,000 in tax on behalf of employees.

Fisherman's invention goes global video

A closeup of the SinkerLock invented by Darren Hodgson of Nelson.

He gave his life savings for a shot at international success. Now he's reeling in a big catch.

Fancy astronaut ice cream video

Rob Collignon with his premium organic freeze-dried ice cream.

The organic ice cream that will never melt, no matter how hot it gets.

'Rent men' are paid just to listen video

Takanobu Nishimoto and his employees work as a hired ear, paid just to listen.

Anyone in need of company can sign up to his Japanese online service to rent a man for $13.60 an hour.

better business

YHA hostels go solar

Ben Cloake, left, sales manager at Sunshine Solar and Chris Sperring, central area manager for YHA New Zealand, atop the ...

The charity is investing $2.7m in building one of the largest solar networks in the country.

Sacked couple awarded $27,000

Earthworks have started on the cycle trail through Queen Elizabeth Park.

A couple told their four children there wouldn't be a holiday that year after they were "unjustifiably" fired.

Would mum approve?

Acting up with workmates outside the office may have become a risk not worth taking.

If your own mother would be ashamed of your behaviour, you're probably damaging your career.

Workplace drug testing

Many employers have a "zero tolerance" approach to drugs and alcohol within the workplace.

OPINION: Employers are often being found to have taken too hard a line when it comes to employee drug-use.

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Workplace drug testing

Many employers have a "zero tolerance" approach to drugs and alcohol within the workplace.

OPINION: Employers are often being found to have taken too hard a line when it comes to employee drug-use.

Frustrations of a freelancer

Freelancer Jean Flynn feels the pressure during school holidays.

OPINION: Working from home is great. Except in the school holidays.

How tourism marketers exploit FOMO

Jealous much? Then you are a marketer's dream.

OPINION: Marketers leverage off our Fear of Missing Out it in any sector but perhaps never as much as promoting holiday destinations.

The value of living local

The Costs of Commuting study showed commuting cost Wellingtonians more than Aucklanders.

OPINION: Living local can be the secret to a happy and prosperous life.

farming

From worst to best

Glenn Weitenberg is the manager of Landcorp's Ruapehu Farm near Levin which won the 2016 Dairy Business of the Year ...

The worst kid on the block is now not only the best but also an award winner.

Labour summit 'good first step'

Marlborough District Council chief executive Mark Wheeler presents at the labour summit organised by Wine Marlborough on ...

A shortage of accommodation and demand for labour were discussed at a summit on the Marlborough wine industry.

Our People - John Gregan

John Gregan will not be standing for re-election when at the end of his term on the Fonterra Shareholders Council as he ...

John Gregan and wife Cara farm two unirrigated farms near Timaru, milking a total of 1000 cows.

Elderly man trampled by stock

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was trampled by cattle near Foxton.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was trampled by cattle near Foxton.

world

Drop the Big Mac

The ubiquitous burger is not the only way to judge if a currency is cheap or expensive.

The ubiquitous burger isn't the only way to judge if a currency is cheap or expensive.

High heels, and rich and poor

Researchers examined the height of shoes that more than 1800 women bought online.

Are the choices we make in our daily lives a result of our own innate desires, or a lemminglike drive to fit in?

Why a car rip off might succeed

Jiangling Motor's Landwind X7 SUV is displayed at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2015.

Can Chinese companies continue to get away with counterfeiting of car designs?

Killed Tesla Autopilot driver was speeding

The Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016 is shown with the top third of the vehicle sheared off by ...

Preliminary report finds a motorist killed in the crash of a Tesla while using the car's Autopilot was speeding.

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