Clark wins top Kea award video

Helen Clarke has been awarded Kea's top prize for her contribution to New Zealand.

Former PM gets supreme award at Kea's World Class New Zealand Awards.

Sheep deaths escalating

Sheep from the livestock ship Nada are coralled on arrival in Mexico.

SAFE is claiming 252 sheep destined for the live export shipment to Mexico, died before they even went on board.

Fonterra guilty of stink

Fonterra's Whareroa plant in Hawera.

NZ dairy giant Fonterra has been found guilty of causing a stench that has plagued Eltham for two years.

Union merger gets a yes

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Bill Newson said the vote in favour of merging with the Service and Food Workers Union was a significant step forward for the NZ union movement.

EPMU delegates vote in favour of a merger with the Service and Food Workers Union.

House sales attract privates

State Houses in Glen Innes, Auckland.

Banks, law firms and international investors are showing an interest in buying state houses.

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Helen Clark wins top Kea award video

Helen Clarke has been awarded Kea's top prize for her contribution to New Zealand.

Former PM gets supreme award at Kea's World Class New Zealand Awards.

Union merger gets a yes

EPMU delegates vote in favour of a merger with the Service and Food Workers Union.

State house sales attract privates

Chorus wins internet price fight

money

More mortgage rate cuts?

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler is expected to cut rates to 2.5 per cent.

Floating mortgage rates are tipped to fall sharply this year, but depositors will feel more pain.

ACC to refund 9000 motorists

ACC has admitted thousands of motorists have been overcharged for their car registrations.

David Ross is New Zealand's most notorious Ponzi schemer.

NZ's Ponzi scheme shame

Between 1991 and 2012, New Zealand had undetected Ponzi schemes operating.

small business

Selling a start-up in my teens

Careers New Zealand chief executive Keith Marshall (left) and Jake Millar, editor of Oompher shake on the sale of the motivational website.

OPINION: Teen entrepreneur Jake Millar shares his five top tips for success.

Allsorts of success 

A Horowhenua confectionery company is enjoying the sweet taste of success after the demise of Pascall allsorts.

KiwiConnect co-creator Yoseph Ayele says New Zealand's small size and openness is attractive to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

Silicon Valley eyeing up NZ video

NZ the next place for "transformative ideas and high impact projects".

world

How to lose a $2b empire

TV personality Martha Stewart poses behind the drapes during Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Studios in Culver City, California March 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Martha Stewart was an authority on simple, do-it-yourself, classy quality, but her brand tarnished badly.

Greeks flock to Australia

Desperate, Nikos Fotakis escaped the turmoil in Greece thanks to his Australian-born wife.

Welding robots on a production line at Volkswagen's plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. A worker at Volkswagen's Baunatal plant was accidentally crushed to death by an assembly robot.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant

It reads like the beginning of a robo-acocalypse sci-fi movie, but in this case the damage and the tragedy is all too real.

better business

Spray painting company fined

All Transport Refinishers in Tahunanui, Nelson.

Nelson spray painting business fined $15,000 for breaching a Worksafe prohibition order three times.

When embargoes go bad

OPINION: A couple of weeks back, we inadvertently gave a communications manager at an NZX-listed company a very bad day at the office.

07052015 news photo: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ

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Nelson tax evaders named

The former owners of a Nelson Thai restaurant can be named as being convicted for neglecting to pay tax.

opinion & analysis

Saving businesses money

Darrin Grafton, head of Serko, sees the future in coupling corporate credit cards with automated expense management apps and tools.

Better management of corporate expenses can help companies save big, says Serko boss.

Starting and selling a start-up in my teens

OPINION: Teen entrepreneur Jake Millar shares his five top tips for success.

It is a fair bet Synlait is rethinking its use of media embargoes.

When embargoes go bad

OPINION: A couple of weeks back, we inadvertently gave a communications manager at an NZX-listed company a very bad day at the office.

farming

Fonterra confirms job cuts plan

Fonterra workers file into a staff meeting held in the Salvation Army Hall in Hamilton.

Fonterra confirms that massive jobs cuts are underway after a series of leaks about staff meetings across the country.

SFF shareholders gain support

Farmer shareholders have gained enough support to force Silver Ferns Farms to hold a special meeting.

Fonterra's Whareroa plant in Hawera.

Guilty of causing a stink

Fonterra has been found guilty causing a bad smell in Eltham that has lasted two years.

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