Pilots win over runway

An aerial map of Wellington Airport showing where the proposed runway extension would be built to the south.

Concerns over safety areas at proposed airport extension upheld by court.

Bill Gates' great disguise: A hat

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 17:  Bill Gates and actress Elisabeth Shue attend the women's final match between Maria ...

The richest man in the world has a very low-tech way of going unrecognised in public.

'Democracy dies in darkness'

The Washington Post has added a new phrase beneath its online masthead: "Democracy Dies in Darkness".

3:25 PM  The Washington Post added a new phrase beneath its online masthead, but it turns out it's an old saying.

Camilla kaftan sale arrest

It is understood the distinctive dresses and kaftans were being sold at the Sydney warehouse sale for a reduced price of ...

She posed as security while pinching designer clothes from a Sydney sale of fashion label Camilla.

Exploding window warning

A man looks out the broken window at 1 Willis St in 2002 when it was the BNZ Tower.

Simply putting up a poster on a window could smash the glass, workers in Wellington's second-tallest building told.

more top stories

Small town NZ to struggle

Small towns may face difficulties supporting infrastructure growth.

Big cities and popular areas will grow but the outlook's grim for some regions, report says.

Leaked tape reveals Trump's next plan

Trump discussed using food safety as a cudgel in December.

US President Donald Trump plans to use food safety as a trade barrier, possibly harming Kiwi exporters, a leaked tape reveals.

Double-deckers roll into suburbs

Prior to Birkendhead Transport purchasing four double-decker buses to run on their suburban routes, double-decker buses ...

The first ever double-decker buses are running routes on suburban streets in Auckland's North Shore.

Female journalists earn less

Journalist. News conference. (journalist, newspaper, reporter)

Female journalists are paid on average above $10,000 less than their male counterparts and are less likely to be promoted.

Oscar slip for Sky TV

89th Academy Awards - Oscars Backstage - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 - Kenneth Lonergan poses with his Oscar ...

Sky TV pulls live stream of Oscars after realising it didn't have rights.

Old house moves for developement

Aaron Booker from Central House Removals prepare to move the house from Victoria Rd to Burgess Park.

A 105-year-old house has been moved to make room for three new homes on a prime inner-city spot within New Plymouth.

PM drug claims 'irresponsible' video

Prime Minister Bill English's claim that too many young Kiwis fail workplace drug tests has been called into question.

Bill English says young Kiwis can't get jobs due to drug use, but that's not true, NZ Drug Foundation says.

Dentists smiling over sugary drink ban

Darwish Raezen, Tui Turner, Reginald Ketaraka-Sokolich, Jamalia Brown and Sophie Lozell are happy to drink water at ...

They're shops that won't sell kids sugary drinks and everyone loves them for it.

More bees, please

Investing in apiculture could offer Gisborne a sweet economic boost.

More honey could mean more money for the Gisborne region.

Central building up for grabs

The building in Hamilton's CBD is producing net annual rental income of $254,661.

A new office building in central Hamilton is up for sale fully leased to three national tenants.

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money

Bank call centre hell

A man threatened to blow up his local bank after poor service with a call centre.

OPINION: I got so many chores done while on hold for an hour, but I'd rather just talk to someone.

Flashy agents a turn-off

Many clients don't like showy real estate agents, despite one claiming he couldn't do without his Aston Martin.

Kiwi credit scores leap

E-bikes better, leaner, faster

small business

Queen St pick-me-up?

The refurbished building on the corner of Queen St and Arthur St.

A real estate agent is confident a refurbished building will help rejuvenate a quiet central Blenheim street.

Ditching the disposable cups video

Steph Fry with some of her IdealCups at her business Celcius Coffee in Motueka.

Cafe owner Steph Fry is staging a revolution against "revolting" single use coffee cups.

Jewellery firm's hidden gem

Nick Hensman enjoys the entire process of making jewellery - from design to completion.

Tucked away on a busy Wellington street, jeweller Nick Hensman is keeping things traditional.

'Everything I do, I do for her'

Hannah works as hard as she does to provide a better life for her 6-year-old daughter Bella.

A single mother in her 20s who suffers from a multitude of mental illnesses taught herself code and marketing to give her daughter a better life. 

better business

Boss and worker

Female payment  close-up shop electronic reader plastique card eftpos transaction credit card retail spending christmas ...

How many Kiwis not only work at the shop but also own it?

High vs low paid

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adult, background, bank, ...

Which NZ industry pays the biggest bucks and which is the least lucrative?

Coffee or a nap?

Workplaces have been advised to consider stocking  "caffeinated beverages for their employees' refreshment".

You may feel a pang of guilt cracking open a caffeinated drink at work, but it can help with stress.

Business class

Cathay Pacific A350 business class. FFX-travel

What's the peak age for New Zealand's business travellers?

property

Old house moves for developement

Aaron Booker from Central House Removals prepare to move the house from Victoria Rd to Burgess Park.

A 105-year-old house has been moved to make room for three new homes on a prime inner-city spot within New Plymouth.

Wellington 3590 homes short

People are flocking to Wellington in greater numbers but the capital can't build home quick enough, leaving it 3590 ...

Capital can't build homes quick enough to keep pace with population growth, leaving it thousands short.

Why I prefer fake birds

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan.

Gardening expert Lynda Hallinan only wants birds that keep their beaks shut

$120m village a step closer

Julian Cook hopes to see progress on a $120 million retirement village in Boulcott by the middle of the year.

Massive hurdle cleared ahead of $120 million retirement village being built in Lower Hutt.

opinion & analysis

Job quitting is an art

Leaving a job is an art that requires careful consideration and thought, Jim Bright writes

OPINION: When quitting a job you should consider factors like the impact on significant others.

What deserves $5.6m per year?

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour was paid A$5.6 million per year before he unexpectedly quit.

OPINION: The Australia Post CEO's big idea was that parcels were more important than letters.

Managing the speed of change

Teams need to be onside with changes to ensure customers don't suffer.

OPINION: There's a right and a wrong speed to make changes.

Breaking the brand trap

Premium chocolate is growing in popularity.

OPINION: We have to offer authenticity, sustainability and health-giving innovation to discerning consumers around the world.

farming

Strong line-up for Golden Shears

Rowland Smith on his way to winning the All Nations Open Shearing Final in Southland in February. He will be back in ...

New Zealand shearing's big guns are coming to town, but there are some dark horses who could surprise.

Wetlands filter water on farm

Bryce McKenzie stands on the edge of one of 15  hectares of wetlands he has created on his family's Pomahaka dairy farm ...

Farmer Bryce McKenzie is also a fly fisherman and duck shooter, so he's keen to keep waterways clean.

Lifeblood of horse racing video

Bob McArdle

Syndication is keeping New Zealand racing going, says an industry veteran.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

world

Office affair can shred career

The board found there was no ground to take any further action against Tim Worner beyond that taken in 2014.

Here's what not to do when your high-profile CEO has an affair with an employee.

Tinder killing brothel business?

An Australian brothel owner says the "industry is dying out".

Free hook-up apps are swiping customers from brothels, says an Australian owner.

Job quitting is an art

Leaving a job is an art that requires careful consideration and thought, Jim Bright writes

OPINION: When quitting a job you should consider factors like the impact on significant others.

What deserves $5.6m per year?

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour was paid A$5.6 million per year before he unexpectedly quit.

OPINION: The Australia Post CEO's big idea was that parcels were more important than letters.

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