EQC's $68m travel spend

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The Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on staff travel costs in the past five years.

NZD falls below US64c

The New Zealand currency has slid against both the Australian and US currencies.

12 min ago  'Suffering' NZ dollar falls by almost 2 cents against the greenback after business confidence slumps.

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.

No plans for KiwiSaver

Retirement is looming, but many have not build up enough savings to make it comfortable.

Many older Kiwis don't know what they'll do with their KiwiSaver nest eggs.

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industries

NZD falls below US64c

The New Zealand currency has slid against both the Australian and US currencies.

13 min ago  'Suffering' NZ dollar falls by almost 2 cents against the greenback after business confidence slumps.

John Key denies confidence is falling

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

Vector Arena sold to overseas buyers

$9 airfares spark price war video

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

New Zealand must seize opportunities offered by TPPA

Those protesting against the TPPA do not appreciate the benefits it can bring, argue supporters.

OPINION: The TPPA is about providing good jobs for the coming generations.

Agony aunt: Family mortgage

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

Spark Chief Executive Simon Moutter

Earnings spark, not much fire

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

farming

Anger at lack of farm trees

A lucky cow in the shade during a hot summer. Plant more trees is the call from a retired dairy farmer.

Dairy farmers would get better production if they planted a few trees and shelter belts.

Farmers are ageing

NZ farmers are an ageing demographic, according to Statistics NZ data, and agribusiness scientists.

There is increasing concern that more dairy businesses will face liquidation following the Fonterra dairy payout drop.

Liquidation of dairy business

Woodville dairy support business goes into liquidation - the first of others expected says a liquidator.

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