The power of pounamu video

Pounamu is Morgan Watson's stone of choice.

Carving out a little piece of New Zealand is a source of pride for one Te Atiawa craftsman

Buck passed on mouldy pies

Vanessa Wilson's children, six-year-old Stevie-Lee Clarke and her four-year-old brother Beau Clarke, had empty plates on ...

After making the grim discovery, she went back to Countdown demanding an explanation and a refund. But was more shocked with their response.

Beggar: 'I make $150 a day' video

Conrad says he is not aggressive when he begs, he just asks.

He claims he makes a small fortune by asking for loose change - while a "begging syndicate" allegedly targets shoppers.

North Shore houses for $600,000

The key to buying an affordable first home on the North Shore is being prepared to do improvements or starting small.

"Roll up your sleeves" - it is possible to buy an 'affordable' do-up or small home in Auckland's playground, the North Shore.

Nosh sale gets another fortnight

Veritas says it is in talks with several interested parties.

A supposed split by one of its stores leads to dispute with store owner.

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'One step away from being fatal'

Harry Ding, 3, was rushed to hospital with a deep cut under his chin from a heavy glass restaurant door.

Young Harry Ding has been having nightmares after a heavy door toppled on him.

Historic mansion leaves town video

From left, Hayley Parsons, Gerald Borgonje, Chris Parsons and Central House Movers director Mike O'Bryne visit Huntly ...

The 106-year-old Huntley House is moving from Palmerston North to Auckland this week.

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Retirement village hearing opens

16012017 Photo: Supplied. MIR News: Artist's impression of retirement village between Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover ...

A resource consent hearing for Queenstown's first retirement village is underway.

Ban on microbeads likely video

Plastic microbeads isolated from face and body scrubs.

Government moves towards ban on microbeads in products like bodywash and toothpaste.

Air NZ pulls Jag ad video

The ad screened on Airbus A320s showed a Jaguar SUV driving on the wrong side of the road.

The luxury car ad won't play on flights and has been slammed as it 'glorifies unsafe driving practices'.

Online holiday rentals flouting rules

Moteliers believe homeowners listing rooms to rent on accommodation websites such as Airbnb aren't playing by the rules.

Moteliers say they're "jumping through hoops" to comply with rules while Airbnb users dodge resource consent.

Beloved yacht sells for $480,000

The 1944 Staysail Schooner has made several long-distance journeys, including successfully making it across the Tasman ...

A 1944 yacht listed for $1 has sold after a frantic two-week auction online.

Developments delayed

Palmerston North property developer Keith Marriott said his Kelvin Grove development on Roberts Line faced weeks of ...

Rain slows summer work in Palmerston North, developers say.

Cheesecakes coming

The Cheesecake Shop is looking to open in Palmerston North.

Australian franchise looking to open in Palmerston North.

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ACC briber's 'dire' finances

Gregory Hutt, pictured, appeared for sentencing in the High Court in Wellington in 2012, after earlier pleading guilty ...

Second company linked to man tied up in ACC bribery scandal liquidated.

Your secret cash source

OPINION: There's an unrecognised cash resource many of us don't know we have - holidays.

Customers drive banking innovation

How to nail your money goals

small business

Osteria del Toro turning Brazilian?

Osteria del Toro in Tory St has been sold to the owners of a Brazilian-style restaurant in Auckland called Wildfire.

Wellington restaurant sold after "surprise" offer from Auckland business.

Parlours packed over summer

Charmayne King, left, gets a Tattoo of her daughters' names, Laycee and Shayla at the Tattoo Lounge in Tahunanui by ...

The holiday season sees an upsurge of visitors to shops, national parks, beaches - and tattoo parlours.

Blo-kart heaven born video

Murray Shaw, owner of Vortex Wind Carting in Richmond.

Transforming a gorse-filled piece of a land into a playground for adrenaline junkies has created a thriving business.

Fruit truck popular

Dawson Bliss, of The Farmhouse Fruit Truck, with a whooper watermelon at his stop in Inglewood on Sunday.

"It's cheaper than retail of course because there is no middle man."

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Sacked after saw shock

A United Civil Construction workers was sacked after a decision to allow a colleague to saw through an electricity ...

A worker fired after a colleague suffered an electric shock has won his case for unjustifiable dismissal.

Daily chart: Fibre

180412 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Launch to celebrate the start of Ultrafast Fibre Ltd construction of ...

How quickly are Kiwis adopting fast fibre speeds?

Five goals for 2017

Zac de Silva

OPINION: Thinking about business this month? These are the five things I'm thinking about.

Daily chart: Websites

Laptop and coffee

Which New Zealand businesses have the biggest web presence?

property

Historic mansion leaves town video

From left, Hayley Parsons, Gerald Borgonje, Chris Parsons and Central House Movers director Mike O'Bryne visit Huntly ...

The 106-year-old Huntley House is moving from Palmerston North to Auckland this week.

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Could this be NZ's Palm Springs?

Len Jury is selling the dairy farm in Omata after nearly 170 years of family ownership

This farm was the scene of a land wars battle, has been in the family since 1848 and has golf resort potential.

Online holiday rentals flouting rules

Moteliers believe homeowners listing rooms to rent on accommodation websites such as Airbnb aren't playing by the rules.

Moteliers say they're "jumping through hoops" to comply with rules while Airbnb users dodge resource consent.

opinion & analysis

Customers drive banking innovation

Karen Scott-Howman is the chief executive of the New Zealand Bankers' Association.

Where bankers may once have shunned technology, the opposite is true today.

Heading for a global market meltdown?

Bank of America calls it the Icarus Trade: Global stock markets will surge another 10 per cent in a parabolic "melt-up" ...

OPINION: Beware the Icarus Trade, a market "melt-up" followed by a mirror "melt down".

The business of human rights

Rebecca McAllum is a human rights consultant and lawyer.

Why New Zealand’s business community needs to become human rights savvy.

'Cake culture' warning leaves sour taste

The technical name for this lurking office health threat is "cake", although it also travels under the names "slice", ...

OPINION: As doctors warn office 'cake culture' is now the biggest risk to health, the proper response should be, "Oh, puh-leeze".

farming

Dairy system causing pollution?

A giant dairy barn owned by Van Leeuwen Dairy Group. Jeremy Talbot claims dairy barns are a more environmentally ...

Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?

Milk collection still falling

Fonterra has collected 881 million kilograms of milk solids from its suppliers from June to December.

Milk production continues to fall across the country, says Fonterra.

Grass drives demand for stock

Loading lambs on the truck at Feilding's store sale.

Farmers with ample grass covers are buying stock from the store market.

No tears in lead up to onion harvest

A sea of flower heads in an onion field near Renwick, Marlborough

All the signs are pointing to a good harvest for Marlborough onion seed grower Rob Harrison-Jones.

world

Trump threatens BMW video

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said BMW should build its new car factory in the United States because this would be ...

President-elect will impose border tax if cars are exported to US from a new Mexican plant.

Italy snubs Germans on Fiat

Fiat-Chrysler is under investigation by the US Justice Department over its alleged failure to disclose software that ...

Germany wants a closer look at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's vehicles to ensure they meet European emission rules.

Man pays US$3K tax in coins

A US penny is one cent, so $3000 comes to 300,000 coins.

"If they were going to inconvenience me then I was going to inconvenience them."

Monster Energy sued by dad

Other people had suffered cardiac arrest following "acute consumption" of Monster, the suit claimed.

The father of a US teenager is suing Monster Energy after his son died in 2015.

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