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Sick days cost $150m

Peter Tynan, chief executive of Southern Cross Medical Care Society believes the Affordable Healthcare bill will benefit workers.

Sick days are costing NZ businesses up to $200 per day, a new report is expected to reveal.

Festival loses window show

A new promotion attached to Wellington's "Wonder of WearableArt" festival has fallen flat with some of the city's shopkeepers.

Creativity fills banana void

Ask the Expert: Releasing growth pressures


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

On a right royal roll

Co-owners of Cambridge catering company Gourmet Delicious, Kim Lee and Ali Foers.

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

How to get start-up respect

OPINION: I'm trying to get my business off the ground but I feel like people aren't taking me seriously.

Grandmother's Garden owner Hazel Wolff.

A quilter's haven

Hazel Wolff sold her home in Hamilton to set up Grandmother's Garden.


Shocking exploitation of store workers video

7-Eleven workers were not paid penalty rates for night shifts.

Australia's biggest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, is under fire for paying many of its staff as little as A$10 an hour.

Subway exec warned about Fogle

A former franchisee put her concerns about Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to company executive.

Day trader CIS. He likes to stay anonymous as he’s worried about robbery or extortion.

Japanese day trader made $52m

While global investors were hitting the panic button, a Japanese day trader timed the bottom perfectly.

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Midwives drop pay bombshell

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

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

Business Toolbox: Managing health and safety

Managing health and safety in the workplace can be a daunting responsibility. But it is a legal requirement to protect your employees and visitors to your premises from accidents and harm.

Cyber criminals seem to be everywhere now and taking cyber security seriously could mean the difference between business success and failure.

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.

opinion & analysis

Agony aunt: Family mortgage

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

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

Courage under pressure

Buy in gloom, sell in boom – that is the investment mantra that I live by.

Metlifecare completed 'The Poynton' retirement village in Takapuna,  Auckland this month.

A broker’s view: Metlifecare

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


Bike death makes tragic point

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Fonterra helping fight fires

Fonterra grassroots funding helping rural communities with their firefighting resources.

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

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