Bribery claim over farm deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully.

Opposition MPs are labelling a $4 million payment to  a Saudi businessman a "bribe" after the Government confirmed doing the deal after it was threatened with a $30 million lawsuit.

Summerset expands in South

Summerset Group chief executive Julian Cook, left, and site manager Steve Trenberth at the new retirement village in Wigram, Christchurch.

Retirement village operator Summerset Group Holdings to consider building around Christchurch. 

Norris to leave Fonterra

Sir Ralph Norris has several other directorships and positions to wrangle.

The Business Hall-of-Fame member will step down in November, due to other commitments.

Port found guilty over death

CentrePort worker Mark Samoa was killed when a forklift driver failed to see him and pushed two huge packs of paper pulp together, crushing him on  January 20, 2013.

Sisters of a man who died after being crushed between two pulp bales cried in court as they told of the impact of his death.

Sky shores up sports options

Super Rugby failed to excite viewer demand for Sky TV's Fan Pass service.

Non-subscribers can buy a day pass to Sky Sports for about $15 to watch over the internet.

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Port guilty over crushing death

CentrePort worker Mark Samoa was killed when a forklift driver failed to see him and pushed two huge packs of paper pulp together, crushing him on  January 20, 2013.

Sisters of a man who died after being crushed between two pulp bales cried in court as they told of the impact of his death.

Sir Ralph Norris to leave Fonterra

The Business Hall-of-Fame member will step down in November, due to other commitments.

Chairman resigns from loss-making Energy Mad

Mainfreight haul bodes well for economy

money

Breakdown insurance traps

Mechanical breakdowns can be an expensive headache.

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

Investors borrow up large 

Property investors make up one third of the mortgage market.

Aucklanders are the most likely to worry about money.

Many Aucklanders scraping by

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

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.

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Rich kid buys dog two gold watches

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."

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

Office inspired by Star Trek

Chinese businessman boldly goes where no man has gone before with an office, but not as we know it.

This may be one of Gina Rinehart's biggest years as she prepares to start production at her A$10b Roy Hill mine.

Most powerful Aussie woman named

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

better business

Office manager jailed for $200k fraud

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

Post union boss wades in

NZ Post is removing street post boxes because of vandalism.

The shifting of Linwood Library to the Eastgate mall has helped increase the number of people visiting the shopping centre.

Mall short of blokes shops

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

opinion & analysis

'Restrict foreign house buyers'

Broadcaster, radio host and columnist Mike Yardley.

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

IRD targets tax dodgers

Enjoying the tax-free benefits of a "cashy"? Inland Revenue may already be on your case.

A stop sign is seen beneath two office towers in North Sydney's central business district May 7, 2010. Australian shares swooned 2.2 
percent on Friday to touch an eight-month low, amid a global 
flight from risky assets as investors panicked about a spread of 
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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?

farming

Dairy farmers in anxious wait

Predictions are for a higher Fonterra payout to dairy farmers in the coming season, compared to the present.

Dairy farmers anxiously awaiting Fonterra's next season's new milk price forecast told it will be "conservative'' by ASB.

Top deer environment award

Central Hawke's Bay farmers win the deer industry's Elworthy Environment Award.

Westland Milk Products hopes its increased nutritional production at its Hokitika site will help provide a better payout for farmers.

Westland lifts payout prediction

Westland retains its payout for 2014-15 season but lifts its prediction for 2015-16

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