Tyre kingpin restricted video

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Kiwi fashion icon out of US

Cooper walks out with a model following the COOP show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2014.

Dame Trelise Cooper's bold, colourful designs are no longer being sold on the ground in the US.

'Ah so' ad dropped

2 Cheap Cars fielded a raft of complaints about its "Ah so" ad.

Car dealership 2 Cheap Cars pulls ad, after complaints it made kids swear.

What to expect next from Sky

Sky TV's proposed merger with Vodafone NZ has been torpedoed by the country's competition watchdog.

The merger is dead, but Sky - with its sport stranglehold - isn't going the way of the dinosaurs yet.

130 Warehouse jobs likely to go

The Warehouse is making job cuts.

The Warehouse makes deep cuts at head office level.

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Closure another blow to brand Cadbury

The decision to close the Cadbury factory in Dunedin has prompted an outcry.

Here's a chance for Whittaker's to shine, commentators say.

Qatar Airways staff sacked

The airline says they became aware of the photos in late 2013.

The airline is the latest to come under fire when "inappropriate" photos taken by its staff surfaced online.

National wades away from water woes video

Prime Minister Bill English and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announce their new targets for clean waterways.

OPINION: Fresh-water targets designed to 'inoculate' National against key election threat

'Ah so' ad dropped

2 Cheap Cars fielded a raft of complaints about its "Ah so" ad.

Car dealership 2 Cheap Cars pulls ad, after complaints it made kids swear.

Insurance halt after fires

Fires burn in the Port Hills above Christchurch, looking westward from Sign of the Takahe.

Port Hills fires prompt insurers to temporarily stop writing policies for new business in some areas of Christchurch.

Kiwi fashion icon pulls out of US

Cooper walks out with a model following the COOP show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2014.

Dame Trelise Cooper's bold, colourful designs are no longer being sold on the ground in the US.

Business summit on growth

Mayor Andrew King said transport issues were the "big elephant in the room" for Hamilton.

The business community has been chastised by city officials for failing to contribute to growth discussions.

Tauranga hints at another North Island hub

Port of Tauranga says its improvements are paying off.

Port of Tauranga still in expansion mode.

Minto alarmed at possible asset sale

Talks over ownership of the architecture award-winning bus interchange are still going on between Crown company Otakaro ...

Christchurch's bus interchange could be a blue chip property investment but it seems unikley to happen

Shareholders back PM over pay

When he was still Finance Minister, Prime Minister
Bill English told the NZ Super Fund that if it hiked Adrian Orr's ...

Shareholder lobby group says PM right to speak out amid "spiralling" executive pay.

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Fake name for fraudster

John Fagan, leaving the Palmerston North District Court in 2013 when he was charged with fraud.

Self confessed "armed maniac" used a false name to peddle Manawatu property deal.

Unprepared for a meeting?

You meant to put together a presentation last night but fell asleep on the couch. Don't panic.

Council staffer in SFO sights

Rise of tax refunds industry

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Startup scores with football app

MY F.C. co-founders Sam Jenkins (left), Mike Simpson (centre), and Sam Jasper.

Three Auckland innovators are trying to unite the global football community through their start-up phone app.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

Expressway negotiations turn sour

Murray Livingstone in front of the new Poplar Ave roundabout, which has been built as part of Kapiti Expressway ...

Pair believe NZTA have not properly compensated them for the loss of their business to make way for the expressway.

Prospering with proper passion video

Staff at Proper Crisps check the cooked crisps on the production line at the Nelson factory.

Nelson business Proper Crisps shakes up the big players by making just that – proper crisps.

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Where do our tourists land?

supplied Aerial shot of Queenstown Airport.

Some NZ airports see more growth in international arrivals than others.

Lawyer software raises $600,000

Claudia King has helped develop software that automates the creation of legal documents.

Instead of sitting down with a lawyer to create your will, you could soon do it with the click of a mouse.

Chart: Crossing the ditch

The sun illuminates the Sydney Opera House as a ferry sails past during a storm at Sydney Harbour in Australia, November ...

How many New Zealanders are travelling to Australia?

Chip firm expands with kettles video

Heartland Potato Chips owner Raymond Bowan and his daughter, general manager Charlotte Bowan, keep an eye on their new ...

A Timaru firm is taking a bigger bite out of the market with its new range of kettle chips.

property

Wellington's housing crisis plan video

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

Grammar zone through the roof

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Epsom Girls Grammar School - Epsom. EGGS
Auckland secondary school ...

Does paying a premium house price to be in a good Auckland school area pay off?

'Eye-popping' house price rises

Auckland sellers' price expectations may be cooling.

Auckland's been out of reach for some time now for many buyers - but Whangarei?

Shore thing for real estate

Property on the North Shore is hot, hot, hot.

The North Shore dominates a list of the top 20 real estate sales hot sopts.

opinion & analysis

$1 billion goes begging

Auckland still needs more houses.

OPINION: Why aren't there takers for money to build infrastructure in fast-growing cities?

How not to fall for fake news

"The Sweden episode was a perfect circle of misinformation", writes Margaret Sullivan.

OPINION: Don't be like Donald Trump. Here's how you can distinguish rumour from fact and hoax from reality.

Employee theft, the silent killer

Joanne Harrison during sentencing at the Manukau District Court, Auckland.

OPINION: Businesses think they won't be affected by employee theft, but the threat is real.

The fight against ageism

The British Ministry of Justice's decision to reduce the pension entitlements for younger judges has been ruled ...

OPINION: Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age, and that's getting the courts working overtime.

farming

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milksolids in its latest forecast update.

Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Banks Peninsula farmer Tim Wilson loves his approach to farming.

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

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Dreamworld deaths spur $53m loss

An ordinary day quickly turned into a nightmare for Dreamworld last year.

Fatal Australian theme park disaster and the closure that followed sees owners out tens of millions.

Trump's jobs promise a lie video

US employment momentum was building steadily over the past two years – nothing to do with Donald Trump.

OPINION: For all the turmoil marking the first weeks of President Trump, the big boot is yet to drop.

Dubai's rotating skyscraper video

The planned skyscraper is one of a kind.

First of its kind building will turn 360 degrees, offering those inside a truly unique view.

Ex-lover's 'nuclear' attack against boss

The battle between Tim Worner and Amber Harrison is raging on.

Woman's public airing of grievances against Australian TV boss was the "nuclear option", Sydney judge says.

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