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industries

Mine job cuts expected

The beleaguered state-owned miner has already slashed jobs at the West Coast coal mine.

17 min ago  Stockton Mine workers have been called to a meeting in Westport on Thursday.

Tree accident leads to big fine

10:39 AM  An employee struck by a falling tree trunk suffered a fractured skull and severe brain injuries.

Village plan upsets

$1.4b project hits snag

money

Right royal advice

Financial struggles will not be a worry to  Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

HRH Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge is assured of cradle to grave financial security.

Why you need Pricemaker

Who has time these days to traipse from shop to shop when looking for a big ticket item?

Which provider has the best credit card offer?

Best credit card rewards 

Who's offering the juiciest deals in the turbulent credit card market?

small business

Epic secret to hoppiness

Epic Brewing Company owner Luke Nicholas visits the Yakima Valley each year to personally select his favourite hops.

Heavily hopped beers are a blessing and a barrier for boutique brewer Epic.

Teen sells motivational site

Young entrepreneur sells Oompher, featuring videos of successful Kiwis, to Careers NZ.

NZ Sign language interpreter Dan Hanks and sign language user Sonia Pivac run Deafradio, a company committed to helping make the world more accessible for the deaf community through technology and innovation.

Signs of success gallery video

Deafradio helps deaf community access information through innovative technology use.

world

Aussie rates at record low

RBA governor Glenn Stevens said  the decision to cut interest rates came despite some "improved trends in household demand over the past six months and stronger growth in employment".

Reserve Bank of Australia cuts the cash rate to a new low of 2 per cent.

Seeking porn actress lookalikes

Internet firm Alibaba pulls a job advert seeking candidates resembling Japanese adult film star.

Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, died unexpectedly on May 2.

Treadmill accident killed exec

The husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sanberg fell off the treadmill and hit his head in Mexico.

better business

Parliament's 'disgrace'

Labour leader Andrew Little calls for end to zero hour contracts in Parliament

Labour calls for an end to zero hour contracts in Parliament.

Aussie execs flying into rockstar economy

Dozens of top Australian executives are flying into Wellington for a two-day briefing on investing in the rockstar economy.

Retail sales fell in May, falling short of a prediction of flat sales for the month.

Cash sales lead to tax evasion charges

Two Nelson business owners are facing charges of tax evasion.

opinion & analysis

Gov't targets property investors

A soaring Auckland housing market has prompted the government to look at how it can get a cut.

OPINION: The IRD may get increased funding to go after property speculators who should be paying taxes.

I quit my job and liked it

OPINION: When I think 'entrepreneur,' I immediately think of Richard Branson.

Employers can't assume employees understand confidentiality rules.

Confidentiality is at risk

OPINION: Are you sure your employees know where confidentiality rules apply?

farming

Fonterra's auction prices fall again

A screen from the GlobalDairyTrade auction website showing recent trends.

9:59 AM  Prices have continued to fall at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Still beekeeping after 40 years

Beekeeping runs in the family for Paul Bartrum.

Gerald and Sue Hargreaves: staunch believers in genetics.

Genetics the best beef answer

New Zealand is in serious trouble with its beef industry, according to angus breeder Gerald Hargreaves.

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