Taxman's wrath not 'pretty': PM

Prime Minister John Key says a fully comprehensive capital gains tax would spell "electoral death".

Property speculators warned they won't be able to dodge capital gains by selling after two years and five days.

Free coffee. What's the catch?

Sunflower Cafe

2:33 PM  It's tough for cafes to compete, so it can take a new approach to get people through the door.

Arena Capital in receivership

Jimmie McNicoll, director of Arena Capital.

2:34 PM  A Christchurch-based investment firm subject to a Serious Fraud Office probe is in receivership.

Waihi faces 50 job losses

Mining activities are on hold at Newmont Waihi Gold's Martha open pit.

Newmont puts part of its gold mining on hold for at least a year due to safety concerns.

Salad crusader on a mission

Lisa Crockett of Salad Revolution is making salads for the Crusaders this Friday.

A Nelson woman's salad delivery business has been given a boost by a team of 33 hungry Crusaders.

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Fairfax plans further editorial restructure

Sinead Boucher, group executive editor for Fairfax.

12 min ago  Media company unveils widespread editorial changes amid challenging conditions.

Air NZ Elite Priority One member walks

3:24 PM  Dunedin CEO says he's quitting the secret club so he could defend it better.

Waihi faces 50 job losses

MYOB raids capital


Health insurer pays out $800m

Joint surgeries like knee replacements are a big source of claims for Southern Cross Health Society.

New Zealand's biggest health insurer reveals the treatments it pays out most on for men and women of different ages.

Many Aucklanders scraping by

Aucklanders are the most likely to worry about their finances, a survey suggests.

Mechanical breakdowns can be an expensive headache.

Breakdown insurance traps

Mechanical breakdown insurance isn't cheap, and isn't always easy to understand either.

small business

Quenched vows to return refuelled

Quenched was advertising with the phrase: "Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help."

Booze delivery service says it will be back in business soon, despite criticism.

Getting employers 'youth ready'

Businesses who put themselves in the shoes of young workers will have more success with them.

The problem is that "New Zealand is an easy place to do well".

Kiwi lifestyle holds us back

Our love of lifestyle comes at the cost of bigger pay packets.


Data breaches cost $5.2m a year

The cost of breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable records.

0 min ago  Study shows the cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world and is now at about $5.2m a year.

Most powerful Aussie woman named

Iron ore billionaire Gina Rinehart remains Australia's most powerful woman, and 37th in the world. 

The caption on the photos reads: "I have new watches! I'm supposed to have four watches since I have four long legs. But that seems too uncouth so I kept it down to two, which totally fits my status."

Rich kid buys dog two gold watches

Thought you were splurging by purchasing an Apple Watch for yourself? Think again.

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Lying on your CV is risky

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Every CV has a lie in it, but faking it to make it is very short-sighted.

Mall short of blokes shops

Eastgate mall in Christchurch is trying to boost its appeal to males in its shopping line up.

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Office manager jailed for $200k fraud

A Canterbury businessman is warning others to be wary of fraud after his office manager stole nearly $200,000 from the firm.

opinion & analysis

Contemplating the Grexit abyss

A man makes his way past a graffiti artwork titled "Death of euros" in Athens. The Greek government faces a debt deadline on June 5, when it must make a €1.5 billion repayment on IMF loans.

OPINION: Imagine if New Zealand were Greece facing financial ruin - the world would barely notice.

Dealing with financial roadblocks

What do you do when the bump in the road is too big to navigate and is more like a financial roadblock?

Broadcaster, radio host and columnist Mike Yardley.

'Restrict foreign house buyers'

OPINION: Restrictions are needed stop Canterbury homes becoming "playdough for foreign speculators".


Fonterra releases milk forecast

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Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

Drenching doubts cast

Three-years of independent trials cast doubts on the effectiveness of long-acting sheep drenches.


Saudi farm deal Q & A

What you need to know about the Government's farm deal with a Saudi businessman.

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