Kiwis reversing the brain drain 

"I wasn't looking to move home," says returning ex-pat Joanna James, who was sought out when she was in London.

Technology and a strong NZ economy are making coming home to work a lot easier.

Govt satisfied on Chinese workrs

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse is comfortable with MBIE's advice that NZ law probably does not apply to Chinese rail engineers fixing KiwiRail's trains

Workplace Relations Minister is satisfied that Chinese rail engineers contracted by KiwiRail are probably not subject to NZ law.

Nepal an insurance risk

Rescue team members search for bodies in the debris of a collapsed temple at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kiwis warned their travel insurance could be void if they go to Nepal after the deadly quake.

The US$8 million janitor

How a man of modest means like Robert Read accumulated so much wealth contains lessons for all of us.

US gas station attendant Ronald Read quietly accumulated a fortune.

Fairfax fills key role

Fairfax Media New Zealand national community titles editor Jeremy Rees.

NZ Herald digital content head Jeremy Rees hired by Fairfax.

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industries

McDonald's staff to strike nationwide

McDonalds is also facing actions over working conditions in Brazil and the United States.

McDonald's staff will strike after negotiations to end "zero-hour" contracts fail, Unite Union says.

Aircraft fleets set to soar

The number of passenger aircraft serving the South Pacific will increase more than 70 per cent as Auckland reaches aviation "mega-city" status - Airbus.

Air NZ ends some regional flights

Ports challenge continues

money

Ruth, Roger and Me

Andrew Dean: The voice of a generation facing a bleak economic future

Andrew Dean may just turn out to be the voice young New Zealanders have been waiting for.

Don't wait to bring cash home

The high NZ dollar should not deter people from transferring funds home.

At 65, your nest egg is in your hands.

KiwiSaver options at 65

At 65, your nest egg is in your hands so use it wisely.

small business

Shoe repair man walks

Tony Richards is leaving his shop in Old Papatoetoe after a lack of communication from Auckland Council.

Auckland Council indecision sees small business shut up shop.

Invercargill's 'lack of vision'

Invercargill leaders need to show vision for the city's central business district to survive, retailer says.

The new general manager of Greytown's White Swan hotel, Dale Keith, plans to capitalise on growing numbers of national and international tourists visiting Wairarapa.

Country pub spreads wings

The new manager of the landmark pub is aiming for a difficult balance.

world

The US$8 million janitor

How a man of modest means like Robert Read accumulated so much wealth contains lessons for all of us.

US gas station attendant Ronald Read quietly accumulated a fortune.

The 18-inch squeeze Airbus banks on

Aircraft-maker says airlines will keep squeezing more seats into increasingly larger planes.

China's expanding middle class is fuelling sales there of the iPhone, said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple iPhone sales soar

Apple sells more iPhones in China than the US and three-month revenue hits US$58b.

better business

Government has no plans to seek judgment on whether NZ law applies

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse is comfortable with MBIE's advice that NZ law probably does not apply to Chinese rail engineers fixing KiwiRail's trains

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse is satisfied that Chinese rail engineers contracted by KiwiRail are probably not subject to New Zealand law.

Branson on Yahoo's 'mistake'

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says Yahoo's ban on working from home is "a mistake".

"I wasn't looking to move home," says returning ex-pat Joanna James, who was sought out when she was in London.

Brain drain reversing

Technology and a strong NZ economy are making coming home to work a lot easier.

opinion & analysis

Tax compliance costs fall for SMEs

The government says SMEs are paying less tax now.

OPINION: Tax compliance costs continue to fall for small to medium sized enterprises according to a government report.

War reaches into working women's lives

OPINION: ANZAC day remembrance services have happened throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Is it possible to train the midas touch?

Training the midas touch

OPINION: Have you got what it takes to succeed?

farming

Sustainability from the heart

The de Jong family, winners of the supreme award at the Waikato Farm Environment Awards. From left, Talbert de Jong and partner Emily Meese Tineke, Simone and Frans de Jong.

Farming sustainably comes from the heart, award-winning farmer Frans de Jong says.

Empty rates rising in Waikato

Empty cow rates are up over much of dairying heartland Waikato as farmers respond to a squeeze on their wallets and outlawing of inductions.

Lowering the stocking rate and using a feed pad are two actions that could help reduce a farmers' nitrogen leaching, an ongoing DairyNZ study has found.

N leaching reductions possible

Nitrogen leaching can be reduced by 40-50 per cent if the cows are stood off on a feed pad at a reduced stocking rate.

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