'Everything I do, I do for her'

Hannah works as hard as she does to provide a better life for her 6-year-old daughter Bella.

5:00 AM  A single mother in her 20s who suffers from a multitude of mental illnesses taught herself code and marketing to give her daughter a better life. 

'Social bonds' in KiwiSaver

Beneficiaries with mental illness are the people investors in New Zealand's first "social bond" hope to make a profit ...

5:00 AM  Social impact bonds will let investors profit from helping the needy.

Cadbury's Fairtrade exit

In 2009 Dairy Milk went Fairtrade. In 2018, Cadbury will instead put its own Cocoa Life labels on its bars.

5:30 AM  Cadbury plans to ditch Fairtrade labels from its Dairy Milk bars, and replace them with its own Cocoa Life mark.

Help for self-starting women

Rachel Lewis' network of women entrepreneurs has attracted thousands of members.

5:00 AM  Rather than shatter the glass ceiling, a lot of women would rather walk around the building.

No better work stories here

It's not too surprising law professionals are the most bored workers.

If you work in law and finance, don't be surprised if your eyes glaze over on a daily basis.

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Managing the speed of change

Teams need to be onside with changes to ensure customers don't suffer.

OPINION: There's a right and a wrong speed to make changes.

Cullen: Time for KiwiSaver fee drop

Finance Minister Michael Cullen lauching KiwiSaver back in 2007.

KiwiSaver founder Sir Michael Cullen says it's time for fees to start coming down.

Local rebranding for WestCity by Ozzie owners

Westfield WestCity in Henderson, Auckland is about to undergo a brand facelift under its new owner but the theme will ...

Management staff at WestCity mall await plans of new owners as Colliers beds down new contract.

Eight tips for getting cheap rental cars

Renting a nice set of wheels doesn’t have to be an expensive ordeal, as long as you wise up to the tricks of the car ...

OPINION: Navigating the tricky car rental industry can be enough to drive anyone around the bend.

Nigel Latta's guide to wealth video

"For spenders, it can be a good thing to stop, and engage that prefrontal cortex of their brain before they reach into ...

A few years ago the people who make Mars bars noticed a big spike in sales they couldn't explain.

Going through the motions

At the Feilding stock sales, the items you are selling get their own lot number, no fancy, evocative name like you might ...

OPINION: Does the term gentleman meaning anything in this vulgar age of lies and bluster, asks David Slack.

CFOs should be very worried

Centre for Digital Business chief digital officer Marie Johnson says more organisations are becoming aware of the change ...

CFO survival in an era when much of their job becomes automated.

Breaking the brand trap

Premium chocolate is growing in popularity.

OPINION: We have to offer authenticity, sustainability and health-giving innovation to discerning consumers around the world.

Trust is the name of the game

Some foresight and planning s required in older age to cut the risk of being defrauded by family.

OPINION: Our financial decision-making abilities peak in our mid-fifties and it is all downhill from there.

Constructing the future

New Zealand Institute of Building chief executive Malcolm Fleming says

Construction is becoming increasingly technology rich and innovation focussed.

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Never-ending insurance war

Brent and Karen Price have been in a prolonged battle with their insurer. After six years their Mt Pleasant house is ...

This is the story of how one unassuming insurance claim remains unsettled after six years.

Millions left to SPCA gallery

Animal-mad Wellington lawyer Margaret Doucas died suddenly last year. Her legacy though has helped save a struggling charity.

$12b loss for Royal Bank of Scotland

Parking tickets 'poor form'

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An artistic dream come true

Min Kim started painting at a young age and has pursued her passion around the world.

A serious illness helped Min Kim make the transition from interior designer to an artist with her own gallery.

Startup scores with football app

MY F.C. co-founders Sam Jenkins (left), Mike Simpson (centre), and Sam Jasper.

Three Auckland innovators are trying to unite the global football community through their start-up phone app.

Starting a business at 18

Sarah Sarfaiti, 18, decided to stay in Invercargill to teach piano.

While the rest of her friends were busy packing to go to university, Sarah Sarfaiti decided to set up shop in Invercargill.

Expressway negotiations turn sour

Murray Livingstone in front of the new Poplar Ave roundabout, which has been built as part of Kapiti Expressway ...

Pair believe NZTA have not properly compensated them for the loss of their business to make way for the expressway.

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Coffee or a nap?

Workplaces have been advised to consider stocking  "caffeinated beverages for their employees' refreshment".

You may feel a pang of guilt cracking open a caffeinated drink at work, but it can help with stress.

Business class

Cathay Pacific A350 business class. FFX-travel

What's the peak age for New Zealand's business travellers?

Kiwi fashion icon pulls out of US

Cooper walks out with a model following the COOP show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2014.

Dame Trelise Cooper's bold, colourful designs are no longer being sold on the ground in the US.

Where do our tourists land?

supplied Aerial shot of Queenstown Airport.

Some NZ airports see more growth in international arrivals than others.


Going through the motions

At the Feilding stock sales, the items you are selling get their own lot number, no fancy, evocative name like you might ...

OPINION: Does the term gentleman meaning anything in this vulgar age of lies and bluster, asks David Slack.

Retirement village dementia care takes off

Summerset chief executive Julian Cook with the manager of the company's New Plymouth village, Wayne Mackay.

Summerset's rapid expansion now includes dementia care centres.

Looming 'subbies' law unclear: surveyors

The new retentions law should ensure subcontractors get paid, but quantity surveyors say the fine details are still to ...

Retention money needs workable guidelines before law comes in, group says.

800 houses for Porirua

An aerial shot of Kenepuru Hospital and surrounding land in 2002.

Unlike the more expensive Aotea subdivision nearby, the new development's aimed at first home buyers.

opinion & analysis

Manufacturing jobs disappear

The manufacturing industry will grow, but jobs around the world will gradually disappear, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

OPINION: Manufacturing jobs have been disappearing from New Zealand for decades due to technological improvements and globalisation.

Putting the Zing into messenger apps

Mike O'Donnell says: "[Chat] bots can do everything from providing you with financial advice, through to getting traffic ...

OPINION: The Lemonade experience shows is how far bots have progressed.

Cadbury needs a cad like Trump

The Cadbury factory is a Dunedin institution.

OPINION: What would Donald Trump say about Cadbury planning to shut its doors in Dunedin?

How to be prepared for the worst

Where small to medium-sized businesses get caught out is through not understanding the risk management process, Marcus ...

OPINION: Don't bury your head in the sand. Cyber attacks, political problems and more pose a legitimate threat.


Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Surge in orders for calf pens

L-R: A bobby calf stands in a paddock on Hazelhurst Line near Whakarongo.

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Rampant rates anger farmers

There was a 77 per cent rates hike across local government  from 2016-2016, according to Federated Farmers.

The demand for farmers to cough up on rates seems unstoppable.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Banks Peninsula farmer Tim Wilson loves his approach to farming.

Tim Wilson loves holistic farming - and it's helping keep his wallet full, too.


$12b loss for Royal Bank of Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland has had another tumultuous year.

RBS reporting losses for ninth year running, as the bank deals with restructuring, job cuts and legal scandals.

Samsung heir's jail: no phone, cannibal neighbour video

Jay Y Lee (centre), vice co-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Special Prosecutor's Office in Seoul, South ...

While accused of bribing South Korea's president, Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman's noose.

Trump briefs CEOs on job plan video

Some of the CEOs who met Trump support a planned 20 per cent tax on imported goods.

US president tells the heads of top US companies he will bring millions of jobs back to the US.

Dreamworld deaths spur $53m loss

An ordinary day quickly turned into a nightmare for Dreamworld last year.

Fatal Australian theme park disaster and the closure that followed sees owners out tens of millions.

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