BNZ chasing Abel Tasman beach owner

The beach that is for sale in the Awaroa Inlet. Owned by Spackman, thousands of Kiwis have contributed to a crowdfunding campaign to bring it into public ownership.

7:07 PM  The owner of a pristine Abel Tasman beach is being chased for millions of dollars by the Bank of New Zealand.

Retailers going cashless

Cash will remain in circulation well beyond 10 years, experts say.

Retail experts doubt cash will die in 10 years, but expect some shops to stop accepting it.

Business titan dies

The Spencer family are the biggest landowners on Waiheke Island, with holdings including the Man O' War vineyard.

6:11 PM  John Spencer, who topped the Rich List for many years, has reportedly died in London.

January housing data 'weak'

Is Auckland's housing market pausing for breath or actually slowing?

5:46 PM  House sales and prices up but data interpreted as being weak, especially in Auckland.

PropertyPlot receives $200,000

PropertyPlot chief executive, Nicola Valentine, whose Christchurch company makes software for property analysis.

5:40 PM  The first participant in a Christchurch cluster has raised big money after only two months.

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Where do you get your water?

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board health protection officer David Speedy is encouraging people to check trucks used to carry water are registered with public health if they buy tankered drinking water.

Marlborough residents with empty water tanks should check companies trucking in water are meeting public health standards.

Watch porn, save whales? Nope

Pornhub's donations will actually go to orcas, not sperm whales.

Porn website's "charitable" push will likely cost them less than 1 per cent of their revenue.

More money for new theatre

Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust chairman Kevin Moseley, left, and Phil Robinson, of Robinson Construction, buy their tickets for the first show in the ASB Theatre from the theatre's marketing and events co-ordinator Lisa Erikson.

"The theatre trust appreciated every donation, no matter how small. We respect everything everyone's given us."

$170pw for a bunk bed

The bottom bunk in this room is $170 per week, advertised on Trade Me in a Queen St apartment in central Auckland.

Renting in central Auckland can be expensive - but $170 to share a bunk bed?

South Port off to a good start

South Port chairman Rex Chapman.

South Port's net profit improved by more than 50 per cent in the second half of 2015.

Sir Bob snaps up building

Sir Bob Jones has bought the former Sun Alliance building for $3.7 million.

Richlister Sir Bob Jones has bought a central Wellington building for $3.7m.

Ruakura the 'premiere hub', Tainui says

Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Chris Joblin expects consents for the Ruakura project in February.

Ruakura consents due in February, as Waikato's logistics credentials grow.

PropertyPlot receives $200,000

PropertyPlot chief executive Nicola Valentine says the high level of investor interest in the company gave it the option of accepting investment from a small, select group who also added strategic guidance.

PropertyPlot, the first participant in a Christchurch cluster, has raised $200,000 from the programme only two months after the business started.

Forlongs' seven-decade legacy gallery

Forlongs staff pose for a photo in 1974. The firm featured generations of workers.

When Ralph and Evelyn Forlong switched from farming to selling furniture, their aim was to make just £40.

Big weekend ahead

Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar owner Ryan McQuillan, left, Scotch Bar owner Dan Gillett and Yard Bar and Bistro owner Joe Johnstone are throwing a street party at Bythell Place on Saturday.

Other events are being held around the festival to entice people to spend longer in Marlborough and extend the party atmosphere.

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Lawyer appeals negligence finding

A lawyer is alleged to have been negligent when a couple wanted to challenge a debt to a finance company.

She was found negligent over advice she gave to couple involved in fight with finance company.

Sellers want $100k more

People selling Auckland houses now want far more than they did last year.

Get set for cheaper shopping

Chinese firm buys Waitaki 'castle'

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.

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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

Buying the neighbour's farm?

Do your numbers before leaping into buying the next door farm, advises Pita Alexander.

Many farming couples aspire to buy the next-door block, but the numbers may not stack up.

New health and safety laws

Mike Mitchell

New health and safety law affects volunteers and charities, writes Mike Mitchell in Work To Rule.

A tale of John and two Malcolms

Austalian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key are two personally wealthy, pre-political success stories who seem to share a lot in common.

OPINION: OPINION: Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, will take the stage next week for what should have been a mutual love-in.

Tourism strategy a must

Now is the time for New Zealand to implement a proper long-term tourism strategy.

OPINION: OPINION: Tourism only became our number one income earner because of the decline of the dairy sector. But it needs a proper strategy.

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Farmers egged on to suicide

Waikato herd manager Gina Greenwood says farmers are not responsible for the bobby calf deaths which have attracted the ire of animal welfare activists.

Attacks on dairy farmers from animal rights advocates are escalating, supporters say.

Dairy farmer is 'Southern Man'

Southern man runner-up Kent MacKenzie, left, crowd favourite Duncan Gardyne with Southern Man winner Matt Ahradsen

Southland dairy farmer Matt Ahradsen is the inaugural Southern Man.

Blueberry farm aims high video

Blueberry Country Otautau farm manager Simon Bardon says the farm has recovered from major frosts in November 2015.

A Southland blueberry farm has the goal to increase its production tenfold in 2016.

Loe urges quad bike helmets

110216newsphoto:dianebishop/osf-Worksafe's Safer Farms ambassador Richard Loe at the Southern Field Days.

Rugged former All Black prop Richard Loe appeals to farmers to take it easy on quad bikes.

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Thunderbirds to screen on Amazon

Thunderbirds Are Go! will be broadcast in the United States as an Amazon Original Kids Series on Prime Video.

Pukeko Pictures' remake of cult TV show to be screened on demand on Amazon.

Dick Smith bleeding money

Despite sales, Dick Smith Australia is struggling , with some stores facing closure.

Across the Tasman, the troubled retailer is losing over $3 million a week.

FMA defends deregistration of Vivier

Vivier chief executive Luigi Wewege (left) with Bevan Chuang and John Palino.

The Financial Markets Authority has challenged a High Court ruling that it breached a company's right to natural justice.

Beyonce jolts Red Lobster sales

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016.

Seafood chain feeling the "Beyonce Bounce" after mention in star's song.

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