Retailer won't honour 'sale'

Harvey Norman customers received an email from the retailer on Friday outlining its 'terms of use' as a reason for not agreeing to sell furniture at a lower price after a sales glitch.

Harvey Norman emails hundreds of customers caught up in sales glitch to say it's only "human".

Chinese buyers desert Auckland

The number of properties selling at auction has dropped.

Chinese property investors look to have abandoned the Auckland market - but for how long?

Crime to watch US TV?

The Government has yet to spell out whether some internet TV viewing will face sanctions under the TPPA.

Will it become a crime to get around the block on overseas online TV services like US Netflix?

Hold on to your cash

You worked hard for your money, don't throw it away.

Here are 10 ways to help you stop throwing your money away.

Mainfreight man remembered

Mainfreight founder Bruce Plested gave a eulogy to his Christchurch business partner, Neil Graham, who died on September 30, aged 71

Neil Graham used humour to build Mainfreight's income and craft its style, his longtime ally Bruce Plested says.

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Foxton Beach boat launched on air bags

The boat is lowered into the water.

The 170 tonne boat at Foxton Beach has been launched by using air bags to roll it in the water.

Finance diary

Business events for the week ahead.

Crime to watch US TV?

Blue cod changes a 'satisfactory compromise'


What does money do to kids?

Money boosted two traits in the children of low income parents that can mean a happier life, researchers found.

It turns out money can buy happiness for the children of low income parents.

Chinese buyers desert Auckland

Chinese property investors look to have abandoned the Auckland market - but for how long?

A relationship breakdown is a difficult process for both parties.

Single and financially free

The breakdown of a long-term relationship can be financially devastating. But you can get through.

small business

Eco-bags prove popular

Emma Saunders, left and Rylee Pettersson of the Green Collective and their re-useable bags.

A Nelson business duo are minimising waste one green bag at a time.

Tripping the light fantastic

A bright future beckons for a young Asia-inspired outdoor lighting entrepreneur.

Organic Initiative sanitary products are made in Europe with cotton sourced from certified organic farms.

Tampons go organic

Organic Initiative is on a mission to provide sanitary products that are good for women and the world.


'It's a racist toy'

Playmobil figurine that she said was racist posted on the Playmobil Facebook page.

Playmobil forced to defend a dark-skinned toy wearing a neck choker after it was called racist.

Tech's toxic work culture

High stakes and high pressure are making the tech sector an awful place to work.

Labour's acting leader Annette King says there "isn't a tissue paper between" the caucus regarding its position on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA) deal.

Labour denies TPPA ruptures

Claims of a Labour rift on TPPA are "crap", acting leader Annette King says.

better business

Cheap suit influx comes at price

Brothers Karam, left, and John Haddad have owned their clothing store in Otorohanga for the past 50 years.

Once a coveted item in most men's wardrobe, the high-end wool-blend suit is being pushed off the rack by cheap imports.

Through Hell for work experience

Hell Pizza New Plymouth franchisee Sanjay Gadiyar said the program was a great way to pass one some of the skills he has and help the comunity.

Melbourne start-up culture is on the front line of the technology industries battle against toxic workplaces.

Tech's toxic work culture

High stakes and high pressure are making the tech sector an awful place to work.

opinion & analysis

Kiwis don't make enough fuss

Kiwi workers should make more of a fuss, Cecile Meier writes, like the Air France workers who stormed the company's headquarters in protest against nearly 3000 proposed layoffs.

OPINION: Are employers taking advantage of Kiwis’ good nature in the workplace?

Tax equity on the way

OPINION: It will be easier to sell consumers the idea of charging GST on overseas internet shopping once multinationals pay their share of tax.

End of an era: the last Kombi vans roll off a production line in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, in 2013.

Testing time for VW

OPINION: Volkswagen – from legend to myth in less than a month.


Alliance Group rewards farmers

Alliance Group's Lorneville plant has invested in a thermoform controlled atmosphere packaging machine as part of its efforts to enhance the shelf life of its products.

Farmers will get loyalty payments from Alliance Group, but they come with a catch.

Farmers: grass needs to grow

Lawnmowing contractors are rushed off their feet but on the farm they need the grass.

Dissident Silver Fern Farms shareholder John Cochrane says he cannot reveal all  he knows about a counter-proposal for the company.

Opposing Chinese deal 'risky'

Opponents of Shanghai Maling deal of "playing a very dangerous and irresponsible game" .

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