Kiwis embrace meal services

Woop owner Thomas Dietz has been supplying ready-made French-style meals to supermarkets for the past three years, but is now turnig his sights on home delivery.

6:28 PM  Popular food delivery service My Food Bag faces increased competition from new rivals like Woop.

Divorce reaches Supreme Court

The divorce wrangle between Mark and Melanie Clayton has reached the Supreme Court.

5:42 PM  A businessman's divorce that could be worth $29 million will go before the Supreme Court.

Cheaper flights taking off

Jetstar's expansion to some regions will also put a lid on Air New Zealand's fares to centres without direct competition.

ANALYSIS: While the $9 airfares are clearly unsustainable, lower prices may be here to stay.

Gas price increase

From October most power companies selling gas will increase the price.

5:56 PM  Consumers look set to pay more on their gas bills from October.

'Brighter' notes launched video

New Zealand's new $5 note will be in circulation from October.

Sir Ed's daughter has a big thumbs up to the clearer picture of her father on the new $5 note.

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Air NZ and Air China alliance approved

Air New Zealand will continue to operate its new Boeing 787-9 on the Auckland to Shanghai route.

6:39 PM  New alliance will bring cheaper airfares, Transport Minister says.

Gas price increase

5:56 PM  Consumers look set to pay more on their gas bills from October.

2022 deadline for 'UFB 2'

Beekeeper unsure what summer will bring


No plans for KiwiSaver

Retirement is looming, but many have not build up enough savings to make it comfortable.

Many older Kiwis don't know what they'll do with their KiwiSaver nest eggs.

Financial literacy to join 3 Rs?

Support grows for money management to be a core part of the school curriculum.

New Zealand's new $5 note will be in circulation from October.

New 'brighter' notes launched video

Sir Ed's daughter has a big thumbs up to the clearer picture of her father on the new $5 note.

small business

Erin Reilly: 365 days later

Let's see what the next 365 days have in store, shall we?

This year has been the hardest yet most rewarding year of my life.

Spice business looks overseas

A Marlborough chef sets himself the lofty goal of seeing his spice mixes being sold overseas within a year.

Artist Judith Ritchie screen-printing a design in her "Gorgeous" studio in Nelson.

Textile queen re-invents herself

Textile artist Judith Ritchie - screen-printer, costume designer, seamstress - is adding retailer to her resume.


Gun buff's advice for grieving parents video

Collins Idehen, known as Colion Noir, hosts a show called Noir.

NRA advocate tells parents of slain reporter not to get "emotional" about gun control.

7-Eleven workers ripped off

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

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

Corporates in fear of hackers

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

better business

University warned of potential fatality

The University of Otago's Commerce Building

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

Hotel focus on accessibility

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

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.

Bike, not bark, posties' enemy

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

opinion & analysis

Mileage rate change may increase tax obligations

The new mileage rate could see you pay more tax.

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.


Fonterra loan set to be popular

Lisa Charmley says her Dannevirke family will be thinking hard about taking up the Fonterra interest-free loan offer.

Most dairy farmers predicted to take advantage of a Fonterra interest-free loan to help them through this season.

Liquidation of dairy business

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

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

Anger at lack of farm trees

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

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