NZ's shoplifting epidemic

A rise in overseas shoplifters was no surprise, but lots of Kiwis are in on the act as well.

"There are the criminals that have no fear, that are doing this on such a regular basis."

Tourists target The Warehouse, police say

New hope for Pacific cable

The Cook Islands is one of the Pacific nations crying out for a new submarine cable connection.

1:16 PM  Internet access in the Pacific is expensive and limited, but with NZ's help that may change.

Could dildo throw cost job? video

Josie Butler leapt to international fame after flinging the toy in the face of Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce at Waitangi.

Employer of woman who threw a sex toy at Steven Joyce refuses to say if she will be disciplined.

Contracts lose 'fine print'

Electricity retailers, gyms and finance companies will be targeted next in watchdog's war on one-sided terms and conditions.

Commerce Commission found 66 "potentially unfair" clauses in phone company contracts.

No fine for cows in lake

Fish and Game posted this photograph on Twitter of cattle getting "free access" to Canterbury's Lake Taylor.

1:11 PM  Warning only for high-profile owners of cattle seen in a lake after ECan finds "few cow pats on the shore".

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Moustache takes cookies on the road video

The 1978 Bedford school bus-turned-Moustache Milk & Cookie bus parked up in Auckland's Aotea Square.

Popular Auckland cookie store opens up shop in a bus after soaring CBD rent forced its shop to close.

Beyonce jolts Red Lobster sales

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016.

Seafood chain feeling the "Beyonce Bounce" after mention in star's song.

Generations of Forlongs customers share memories video

Hamilton retailer Forlongs is considering shutting shop after 70 years.

Frankton shoppers are shocked by Forlongs' announcement.

Can Lewis Road do it again?

Lewis Road Creamery's latest line-up: premium ice cream in hokey pokey, vanilla and chocolate, and artisan rose.

After the hits and misses of chocolate, 'breast' and reindeer milk, will these ice creams cause as much hype?

Forlong's can't compete with malls

Succession issues and competition may have taken their toll on Hamilton retail stalwart, Forlong's.

The possible closure of one of Hamilton's oldest and biggest retailers is a sign of the times, a retail consultant says.

Auckland buses affected by union action

Bus drivers began taking industrial action in Auckland on Wednesday, causing disruptions for passengers.

Auckland bus commuters face delays and cancellations as drivers ramp up their industrial dispute.

Mussels healthy option for pets

Aquaculture Direct director Bruce Cardwell is working for Lintbells in Marlborough to organise research into the health benefits of greenshell mussels.

A pet health company is researching the health benefits of greenshell mussels and other natural extracts from New Zealand.

Green light for movie museum

The Movie Museum founders Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor

Should Sir Peter Jackson get ratepayers' money for his Wellington movie museum? One city councillor didn't think so.

May I have some more?

The last pie.

New Plymouth's newest food craze is selling out quicker than customers can get to the store.

The new status symbols

Fast cars, five-star overseas holidays, furs, diamonds and glitzy parties are off the list as top status signifiers.

Forget bling, fizz and fast cars, these are the new ways to show off your wealth.

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money

NZX follows Wall St down

241109 PHOTO JOHN SELKIRK/AUCKLAND BUREAU. Shares. share. NZX, shareboard.

Renewed market turmoil has hit New Zealand, with the NZX down 1.3 per cent.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

Flunked NCEA? No problem

iPhone 'error 53' class action

small business

From Wellington to Hollywood

Sophie Howard's love for tea has landed her a unique opportunity serving her tea to the stars at the Oscars.

The who's who of Hollywood will be sipping Wellington-branded high tea at this year's Oscars.

Aro Video gets reprieve

Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage said the store was saved by the community.

Just before the axe fell on the Wellington video store, the community stepped in.

Streets 'tough for girls in heels'

A high heel takes on post-quake Christchurch in 2012.

Christchurch shoe repairer has seen many high heels in "mutilated state" since the earthquakes.

Giblin Group to expand

Giblin Group director Jenni Giblin hopes to expand her business into Australia this year.

Juggling five children and running a successful business seems like child's play for one Hawke's Bay woman.

better business

How to choose an MBA

America's Harvard university has one of the top reputations for business degrees.

It can consolidate your management position, or set you on the path to promotion or a completely different career.

Kea showcases World Class Kiwis

Phil Veal, global chair of Kea New Zealand and passionate advocate of getting Kiwis connected all over the world.

Expat Kiwis are making a powerful contribution to the country.

Driving for more electric vehicles

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is planning an overseas trip to encourage more electric vehicles manufacturers to bring their cars to NZ.

Moves are afoot to get more company fleet cars changing to electric vehicles.

Party over for big-spending car boss

Clyde Campbell is accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million of company money.

How one of the world's biggest car makers ran itself off the road, with a MD accused of misusing more than $32.5m.

opinion & analysis

Is Gareth Morgan having a laugh?

Gareth Morgan is like New Zealand's eccentric uncle. He's got an opinion on everything, he's slightly annoying, but a good bloke at heart.

OPINION: Crowdfunding the private beach retreat of a multi-millionaire might not be quite as crazy as it sounds.

How to 'steal' a business

Steve Jobs said: "Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy; great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."

Zany ideas are a dime a dozen, but very few go on to become successful businesses.

Trading Places

NZ Inc has mutated into NZ funds management: the modern way to run an economy.

The national accounts now perch upon a staggering $180 billion raft of derivatives. It is the new way we run the economy. But who can understand it?

Airbnb on a roll

Airbnb now has business travellers firmly in its sights.

OPINION: Regular tourist accommodation is becoming tight in peak season but Airbnb could help.

farming

No live sheep to Mexico

Scenes like this last year as 45,000 ewe hoggets were loaded on trucks after they arrived in Mexico will not re-occur this season.

Controversial shipment of live NZ sheep to Mexico won't be repeated this year but not because of welfare concerns.

No fine for cows in lake

Fish and Game posted this photograph on Twitter of cattle getting "free access" to Canterbury's Lake Taylor.

Warning only for high-profile owners of cattle seen in lake after ECan finds "a few cow pats on the shore".

Springboard to new career

New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Simon Bailey, with heading dog Scoot, lying down, and huntaway Jet.

Smedley Station's top 2015 cadet has returned to Taranaki to work as a livestock agent. 

Aviation levy will hit farmers

An aerial topdressing plane applies fertiliser in the Awatere Valley in the South Island.

Agricultural aviators are up in arms at proposals to impose a safety levy on their operations.

world

Shkreli sued over $2m Wu-Tang art

Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, is sworn in to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 4, 2016. Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions on Thursday from U.S. lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The "world's most hated man" just can't catch a break.

Markets tumble again

Knock-on effects from slumping energy prices are spreading into the financial system.

Bank fears help push down world stock indexes for the third straight session.

Fiat excess emissions claim

The Fiat 500X.

Lobby group steps up campaign against auto industry pollution, accusing little Fiat SUV of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.

The dark side of your appliances video

Capital Brands, owner of Nutribullet, earned a grade "D" in the Baptist World Aid report.

"In today's global marketplace consumers have no idea about the conditions at the mine, factory, and assembly line."

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