Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

IKEA loses name in Indonesia

Swedish furniture company Ikea will not be able to trade under its name in Indonesia.

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle.

No John Key? No problem

Cafes were still  busy in rain-soaked Paihia.

Bay of Islands businesses say Waitangi Day being marked on Monday may be good for the area.

Prominent Kiwis talk money

Richie McCaw Westpac ad

Richie McCaw joins the likes of Michele A'Court, Susan Wood and Ali Ikram in breaking down money taboos.

Boy wonder worth $40m

Twenty-year-old entrepreneur Jamie Beaton: "I want every experience to be incrementally additive to my knowledge bank."

This is Jamie Beaton - the 20-year-old Aucklander who is already worth $40 million.

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Kiwi company fights concussion

Concussion technology used at the Rugby World Cup from a Kiwi company will now be provided to all international teams.

Innovative Kiwi company teams up with World Rugby to mitigate the risks of concussion.

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Invercargill bank reveals new tech

Invercargill branch manager Lisa Turner beside the new Smart ATM in the new ASB branch, Invercargill.

Customers no longer able to make over-the-counter cash deposits.

'Ghost chips' apology from Eta

The offending packet of chips, as posted by Nathan Dickey, on the Eta Facebook page.

Eta has apologised after a 150g Kettle chips packet was found to contain only 40g.

Public consultation on Movie Museum and Convention Centre

Sir Peter Jackson with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, an item from his movie collection that will be housed in the new Movie Museum in Wellington.

Wellingtonian ratepayers have their say on the proposed Movie Museum.

Hallenstein 'shows NZ retail under pressure'

A relatively solid Christmas period has not been enough to stave off a lower interim profit at Hallenstein Glasson.

Clothing company projects big fall in profit.

$15/barrel oil tax for US?

Low oil prices could make it opportune time to raise taxes on fossil fuels.

Rough ride expected for Obama's plan to support green-tech.

Trading Places

NZ Inc has mutated into NZ funds management: the modern way to run an economy.

The national accounts now perch upon a staggering $180 billion raft of derivatives. It is the new way we run the economy. But who can understand it?

Free parking fails to deliver diners video

Aaron Wheadon outside his restaurant and bar, Down the Road, in Hastings. He says a Hastings District Council trial of free parking in the central city has cost him significant business.

A Hastings initiative to encourage people into the city has been welcomed by most but is backfiring for one restaurant owner.

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money

Richie takes on finance video

Richie McCaw in the Westpac advert.

First he joined Facebook, then he fought frost, joined a helicopter company and got engaged. Now Richie takes on personal finance.

Retailers forced to reveal data

Consumers now have the right to request more information about their household's power consumption and it is being tipped to lead to a new industry of power price comparison services.

Heat to push up power bills

Is your gym taking advantage?

small business

From Wellington to Hollywood

Sophie Howard's love for tea has landed her a unique opportunity serving her tea to the stars at the Oscars.

The who's who of Hollywood will be sipping Wellington-branded high tea at this year's Oscars.

Aro Video gets reprieve

Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage said the store was saved by the community.

Just before the axe fell on the Wellington video store, the community stepped in.

Streets 'tough for girls in heels'

A high heel takes on post-quake Christchurch in 2012.

Christchurch shoe repairer has seen many high heels in "mutilated state" since the earthquakes.

Giblin Group to expand

Giblin Group director Jenni Giblin hopes to expand her business into Australia this year.

Juggling five children and running a successful business seems like child's play for one Hawke's Bay woman.

better business

How to choose an MBA

America's Harvard university has one of the top reputations for business degrees.

It can consolidate your management position, or set you on the path to promotion or a completely different career.

Kea showcases World Class Kiwis

Phil Veal, global chair of Kea New Zealand and passionate advocate of getting Kiwis connected all over the world.

Expat Kiwis are making a powerful contribution to the country.

Driving for more electric vehicles

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is planning an overseas trip to encourage more electric vehicles manufacturers to bring their cars to NZ.

Moves are afoot to get more company fleet cars changing to electric vehicles.

Party over for big-spending car boss

Clyde Campbell is accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million of company money.

How one of the world's biggest car makers ran itself off the road, with a MD accused of misusing more than $32.5m.

opinion & analysis

Trading Places

NZ Inc has mutated into NZ funds management: the modern way to run an economy.

The national accounts now perch upon a staggering $180 billion raft of derivatives. It is the new way we run the economy. But who can understand it?

Airbnb on a roll

Airbnb now has business travellers firmly in its sights.

OPINION: Regular tourist accommodation is becoming tight in peak season but Airbnb could help.

Route 'opens Wellington's front door'

Wide-bodied Boeing 777-200 Singapore Airlines jets are expected to begin landing in Wellington from August 2016. Singapore already offers services to Auckland and Christchurch.

Wellington's deputy mayor responds to criticism of financial support for new air service.

Yahoo, not much to shout about

Yahoo has fallen behind competitors like Google who have had a superior advertising revenue model.

OPINION: It was once the "go to" site on the internet. Now Yahoo is basically a laughing stock.

farming

More pain for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers may lose $1.50 for each kilo of production capacity they have over the next two seasons.

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Organic farm returns to rise?

Taranaki organic dairy farmers Stephen and Janet Fleming say the new payment system should encourage more farmers into organics.

Fonterra has offered to pay organic farmers at either market rates or a fixed price.

Marauding pigs let loose

Steve Knudsen's suspicions that pigs are being released for hunting on his Hunua Ranges doorstep hardened when he trapped this blue ear-tagged pig.

Pigs being raised and released for sport are costing one farmer thousands of dollars a year.

Sheep farm numbers halve

The number of sheep farms in South Canterbury has halved since 2000. Will sheep farms become a thing of the past?

Will the iconic New Zealand sheep farm become a thing of the past in South Canterbury?

world

Spider surprise in salad

The salad-dwelling spider.

Woman takes video of an unusual extra in her salad bag - a large, wriggling Huntsman.

Playboy ditches nudes

Pamela Anderson, Playboy's cover girl a record 13 times, was the last person to bare it all for the magazine.

Playboy is going Suitable For Work, sort of, and for the first time we could show you what's inside.

They had ONE job ...

Picture of a cute monkey accompanied with the Chinese word that means "goat".

Gaffe by Australian supermarket chain Coles tickles Chinese speakers in the country.

Google search chief retires

Amit Singhal is stepping down from his role as Internet Search Chief at Google.

Google's internet search chief is stepping down.

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