Consumers winners in travel

Air New Zealand and Jetstar are providing extra seats at cheaper prices for consumers.

Kiwi travellers could see a golden period for travel ahead.

Key denies confidence is falling

ANZ's Cameron Bagrie says "on the whole" the economy is still moving forward, but there is need for caution.

Business confidence slips to a six-year low amid warnings growth could grind to a halt.

$4m appetite for Welly On a Plate

Diners celebrate Visa Wellington On a Plate at The Four Amigos special event.

Wellington On a Plate has left a lasting appetite in the capital, contributing millions to the regional economy.

Slim profit for investment firm

George Kerr, managing director of Pyne Gould Corporation

Real estate investor Pyne Gould Corporation has posted a small profit of 38,000 pounds sterling profit.

Construction strong in Canterbury

An office building takes shape in central Christchurch.

Construction levels remain high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

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industries

John Key denies confidence is falling

ANZ's Cameron Bagrie says "on the whole" the economy is still moving forward, but there is need for caution.

Business confidence slips to a six-year low amid warnings growth could grind to a halt.

Vector Arena sold to overseas buyers

More large-scale concerts are tipped for Auckland's Vector Arena following its sale.

$9 airfares spark price war video

SkyCity ditches 'zero hours'

money

Studying on the breadline

The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus

More students are having to live with their parents to make ends meet.

Fuel prices down, margins up

The price of fuel may be falling, but margins have more than doubled in the last four years.

Sir Michael Hill's family fortunes in the Michael Hill Jewelry empire have fluctuated during a week of sharemarket turmoil.

Rich-listers lose millions

Some of NZ's top business people saw over $40m wiped off their own company shareholdings.

small business

Wheelchair design a winner

Kevin Halsall's award-winning wheelchair.

An Otaki man has won an innovation contest by designing a life-changing wheelchair.

On a right royal roll

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

Florist Kathryn Fleming believes flowers can give people a spiritual lift.

Flower power drives business

A new subscription flower business backed by upmarket grocery chain, Farro, proves a hit with romantic men.

world

Corporates in fear of hackers

Amy Pascal attends the premiere of the film "Chappie" in New York March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Sony. Target. Ashley Madison. Big business bosses are losing their jobs because of embarrassing cyberattacks.

Focus turns to US data

After two dizzying weeks that saw equity prices plunge and rebound, investors seek clarity on US rates.

One franchisee said some staff members hadn't been paid for six weeks but "money isn't important to them".

7-Eleven workers ripped off

Aussie HQ was aware of employee exploitation for at least a year, investigation shows.

better business

Hotel focus on accessibility

CQ Hotels Wellington general manager Olivier Lacoua says business has been thriving since it introduced New Zealand sign language in the CQ Restaurant.

A sign-language restaurant and nine rooms for people with disabilities are offered by a Wellington hotel.

Fighting off cyber crime

Attacks on critical business information are increasing but there are things SMEs can do to protect themselves, even with minimal resources.

Sheyna Huband credits midwife Jacqui Anderson, left, with giving her support and confidence ahead of the birth of her third son, Oliver.

Midwives drop pay bombshell

A High Court action on Monday will have 'global ramifications' for women's pay.

opinion & analysis

Earnings spark, not much fire

Spark Chief Executive Simon Moutter

OPINION: Against a background of equity volatility, over 25 NZ companies have reported earnings in recent weeks.

A broker’s view: Metlifecare

OPINION: Metlifecare has been the benefactor of an aging population, and the house price appreciation in Auckland.

There is no downside to lending money to your children to buy a house - for them.

Agony aunt: Family mortgage

OPINION: Do we, or don’t we, loan money to one of our children for a house?

farming

Room for more bull beef

Bull beef is a "very saleable product" says Tony Egan.

NZ's bull beef exports jump nearly $250m this year with one processor suggesting there is market room for more bull beef farming.

'Stripey' rain relief for some

Rain has brought relief for some farmers in drought-hit North Canterbury but others are still in survival mode.

Charles and Karen Irving, their daughter Ruth and husband Monne Bruinsma are facing $157,000 in fees following an attempt to secure a resource consent for a dairy conversion in the Waituna catchment.

Farmers hit with $157k bill

Family feels persecuted after resource consents and associated costs for a dairy conversion totalled $157,000.

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