Female pay gap 'explained'

Signs and notes highlight the participation of women at the Google developers conference in San Francisco last year.

11:41 AM  Women still only make up a small fraction of workers in the highly paid information technology industry.

Dairy a TPP sticking point

Dairy is a big hurdle of TPP discussions, with New Zealand seen as a threat to other dairy-producing countries.

NZ's position as the "Saudi Arabia of milk" is a concern for some countries in the trade talks.

Abano books $1.3m loss

Abano, which runs the Lunino dental brand in New Zealand, is hit hard by the sale of other businesses

11:56 AM  Getting out of the pathology and orthotics business hits Abano's profit.

Culture the key to forest safety

250702015News Photo: Helen Murdoch/ Fairfax NZ. Nelson Forests Ltd health and safety manager Les Bak, left, Bryant Logging's Boar crew manager Callum Taylor  and crew boss Kim Bryant  at their Gibbs Rd  skid site.

Getting workmates to look out for each other has lead to fewer accidents in the forestry industry.

Further RB rate cut 'likely' 

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

10 min ago  A lower OCR is needed to keep NZ growth on track, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler says.

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industries

Did fatigue prove fatal?

Michael Langford, owner of Langford Contracting, who died in a forestry incident 29 November at Foxhill.

0 min ago  Inquest hears that Nelson man crushed between logs was overworked and fatigued before fatal accident.

Abano books $1.3m loss

11:56 AM  Getting out of the pathology and orthotics business hits Abano's profit.

Jetstar checks into Hawke's Bay

Airline fined for boarding unauthorised passenger

money

Retirement village boom

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

Big OE money planning

OPINION: Before heading off on your big trip, it pays to have your finances sorted.

Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell steps down on Friday after six years in the role.

Empowering bank customers 

Deborah Battell shares the challenges and highlights of her six years as Banking Ombudsman.

small business

Marton man's dirty business

Pamela Rees, left, and John Mercer are part of the team behing Nappy Godmother.

Cleaning up a dirty nappy problem is the goal behind one man's new venture.

Going antique at Garvey's

He's Hamilton's answer to the antique's roadshow, and 70-year-old Patrick Garvey plans to be around for a while yet.

Sometimes sacrifices need to be made in the name of an invoice.

Weekend, schmeekend

OPINION: If there's one thing that freelancers need to learn fast, it's that there's no such thing as a weekend.

world

Biggest automaker lead changes

The logos of Volkswagen (left) and Toyota are seen at their dealership in Tokyo, Japan.

11:41 AM  Volkswagen has clinched the top spot in global auto sales for the first half of 2015 by selling 5.04 million vehicles, enough to overtake longtime standout Toyota.

China's slump hits world markets

NZ's reaction to the biggest rout in Chinese shares in eight years is a small decline.

Aa series of one-on-one as well as group meetings are planned during the four days of talks in Hawaii ending on Friday.

Cautious optimism at TPP talks

But negotiators hoping to finalise the ambitious trade deal this week warn that sticking points remain.

better business

Did fatigue prove fatal?

Michael Langford, owner of Langford Contracting, who died in a forestry incident 29 November at Foxhill.

2 min ago  Inquest hears that Nelson man crushed between logs was overworked and fatigued before fatal accident.

Culture the key to forest safety

Getting workmates to look out for each other has lead to fewer accidents in the forestry industry.

Signs and notes highlight the participation of women at the Google developers conference in San Francisco last year.

Female pay gap 'explained'

11:41 AM  Women still only make up a small fraction of the highly paid information technology industry.

opinion & analysis

Is the Government obsessed with degrees?

There are other ways to train skilled workers than getting them to do degrees.

OPINION: If delivering skills for industry is the aim the Government needs a much broader focus than degree courses.

GST import threshold could drop

Could New Zealand's GST import rules be up for change if our Australian counterparts change their rules?

Just make sure that backpack has a travel insurance policy inside it.

Big OE money planning

OPINION: Before heading off on your big trip, it pays to have your finances sorted.

farming

Dog impaled on branch gives birth

Farm dog Storm was impaled on a 3-metre long branch while herding sheep but survived to give birth to three puppies.

A Marlborough sheepdog recovered from a serious staking injury to give birth to a litter of healthy pups.

Shearing gangs under pressure

Shearer used to drive from Ashburton to Blenheim and see nothing but corriedales; now it’s cows or grapes.

Ken McIntyre, here with partner Cassandra Kidd, has been fined $65,000 for unlawfully spreading pig effluent.

'No way' of paying fine

A Te Aroha man is reeling after a judge handed him a $65,000 fine for offences at a piggery.

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