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industries

Rural Equities full year falls on weaker milk price

Weaker dairy prices hit Rural Equities result.

10:08 AM  Farm-owning group Rural Equities says its annual earnings have been hit by dairy decline.

A pollution solution

9:00 AM  The Waste Minimisation Fund is providing a possible solution to recycling plastic bags, but one Auckland company says the answer is already here.

NZD falls below US64c

John Key denies confidence is falling

money

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

Wheelchair design a winner

Kevin Halsall's award-winning wheelchair.

An Otaki man has won an innovation contest by designing a life-changing wheelchair.

On a right royal roll

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

Florist Kathryn Fleming believes flowers can give people a spiritual lift.

Flower power drives business

A new subscription flower business backed by upmarket grocery chain, Farro, proves a hit with romantic men.

world

Corporates in fear of hackers

Amy Pascal attends the premiere of the film "Chappie" in New York March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Sony. Target. Ashley Madison. Big business bosses are losing their jobs because of embarrassing cyberattacks.

Focus turns to US data

After two dizzying weeks that saw equity prices plunge and rebound, investors seek clarity on US rates.

One franchisee said some staff members hadn't been paid for six weeks but "money isn't important to them".

7-Eleven workers ripped off

Aussie HQ was aware of employee exploitation for at least a year, investigation shows.

better business

Bike, not bark, posties' enemy

Joy Ellison has made the switch from bike to buggy. Wendi Day, right, is New Plymouth's last bikie after 34 years in the job.

9:58 AM  NZ Post employees fall victim to their bikes more than they do to dogs when it comes to work-related incidents. 

Hotel focus on accessibility

A sign-language restaurant and nine rooms for people with disabilities are offered by a Wellington hotel.

The University of Otago's Commerce Building

University apologises over problem building

9:42 AM  University of Otago apologises to woman left disabled after slipping at a building subject to dozens of complaints.

opinion & analysis

Mileage rate change may increase tax obligations

The new mileage rate could see you pay more tax.

9:54 AM  OPINION: Inland Revenue's new mileage rate may see you pay more tax.

Earnings spark, not much fire

OPINION: Against a background of equity volatility, over 25 NZ companies have reported earnings in recent weeks.

Those protesting against the TPPA do not appreciate the benefits it can bring, argue supporters.

New Zealand must seize opportunities offered by TPPA

OPINION: The TPPA is about providing good jobs for the coming generations.

farming

Anger at lack of farm trees

A lucky cow in the shade during a hot summer. Plant more trees is the call from a retired dairy farmer.

Dairy farmers would get better production if they planted a few trees and shelter belts.

Farmers are ageing

NZ farmers are an ageing demographic, according to Statistics NZ data, and agribusiness scientists.

There is increasing concern that more dairy businesses will face liquidation following the Fonterra dairy payout drop.

Liquidation of dairy business

Woodville dairy support business goes into liquidation - the first of others expected says a liquidator.

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