Council charged over teen's death

Jane Lee Devonshire, 19, died after a rubbish truck plunged down a bank in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead.

Charge laid against Auckland Council after Jane Devonshire was killed when a rubbish truck plunged down a bank.

Banking woes a warning

Many Auckland homeowners will be financially underwater if house prices drop to January 2014 levels.

OPINION: Global banking sector woes are a warning for NZ, says Shamubeel Equab.

Zorb shut down after accident

WorkSafeNZ requirements could mean it is another six weeks before Zorb receive an exemption to operate.

Company ordered to stop giant ball-rolling activity after accident last year left woman with broken legs.

Aoraki Mt Cook fee fight

Aoraki Mt Cook residents and business owners, Charlie and Mary Hobbs, owners of the Old Mountaineers Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, and permit holders for a planned hotel and spa in the area.

A couple selling the right to build a hotel in the national park want DOC to drop a $20,000 permit fee. 

Rich-lister gets $300k subsidy

Antony Gough at his riverside development, The Terrace.

Antony Gough given a grant to make Terrace development energy efficient.

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From tomatoes to flowers video

Steve Moffatt oversees the growing and grading of flowers at Moffatt's flowers.

Roses are red and violets are blue but did you know they have to be processed too? 

Money lessons for cops on the beat

Happiness on graduating from Police College. They'll soon by offered the chance to go to money school.

The Police have decided it's time the men and women in blue get better at handling their money.

Still awaiting a land line

Geraldine resident Ron Gibbons has spent hours on his cellphone to telecommunication companies since November trying to get his telephone landline and broadband connected.

A Geraldine resident moved into his brand new home last year but he is still waiting for his landline to be connected.

Union reps arrested at supermarket protest

First Union members picket outside New World in Vanguard St.

Two union representatives were arrested during a protest outside Nelson New World.

CAFCA questions Campbell sale

Campaign group CAFCA has questioned the sale of Campbell Park Estate in the Waitaki Valley.

A group opposed to "foreign control" of New Zealand's economy has questioned the sale of Campbell Park Estate.

Rich-lister gets $300,000 subsidy

Antony Gough at his riverside development, The Terrace.

Antony Gough's given $300,000 grant to make Terrace development energy efficient.

NZ winery prepares for BAFTA celebs

Villa Maria has been New Zealand's most award-winning winery for over 30 years.

You could be seeing Leo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet in South Auckland soon.

Apologetic thief leaves note

A note left by the thief who broke into the Byng Street Local Store and Cafe.

A thief has left a note blaming addiction and poverty after breaking into a cafe in Australia.

UK's Independent stops the press

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  In this photo illustration is an iPad displaying The Independent's online platform above a selection of The Independent newspapers on February 12, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The British newspaper 'The Independent' which has been in circulation since 1986, will move to a 'digital only' platform from March 26, 2016, the owners ESI Media said in a statement today.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Independent newspaper will publish its last print edition on March 26, and go digital only.

New $125m complex for Port Hills

Designs for the new Coastal View Lifestyle Village.

A $125m lifestyle village on the Port Hills will feature restaurants, a pool, a movie theatre and a new road.

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'Buy this beach' explained video

Organisers of a Givealittle campaign are hoping to raise enough money to buy this beach.

Where to now in bid to crowdfund beach purchase?

The price of cage-free eggs video

Banning eggs laid by hens in cages would hit the poor hard.

Food gets more expensive

Waitangi weekend spend-up

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

Friendly business investment

Business owners should have a clear view and vision of their enterprise before bringing on any investor, whether that person is a friend or not.

OPINION: Asking friends to invest in a business is a common way to get money but the relationship still needs to be managed just like with any other investor.

Time to ban sunbeds

A spray tan is a safer option than a sunbed.

OPINION: This is an industry that cannot meet safety standards, Consumer NZ says.

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.

farming

Herd the one about the sheep? video

A new perspective on sheep farming.

Drone footage of Hawke's Bay sheep being herded has attracted global attention.

Flashpoint over poachers

Blenheim police Sergeant Mike Porter says police will now target poachers "anytime, anywhere".

Fed-up farmers are losing patience with trespassing hunters.

Top shearers meet Welshmen 

Dion King, one of New Zealand's shearers facing Wales.  He is shearing as part of a during a competition.

Rangitikei will host the third test between New Zealand shearers and Wales.

Show hens some love

Animal welfare activists in 2014 protest against the farming of colony-caged eggs

Animal rights group SAFE wants Countdown supermarkets to sell only free-range or barn-raised eggs.

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Apologetic thief leaves note

A note left by the thief who broke into the Byng Street Local Store and Cafe.

A thief has left a note blaming addiction and poverty after breaking into a cafe in Australia.

UK's Independent stops the press

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  In this photo illustration is an iPad displaying The Independent's online platform above a selection of The Independent newspapers on February 12, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The British newspaper 'The Independent' which has been in circulation since 1986, will move to a 'digital only' platform from March 26, 2016, the owners ESI Media said in a statement today.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Independent newspaper will publish its last print edition on March 26, and go digital only.

What's down with stocks?

Major stock indexes worldwide have been hit hard.

Global stock markets are on their most dangerous footing in years. What's behind it?

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.

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