Villa do-up makes quick profit

This small two-bedroom house in Burma Rd, Khandallah, was bought in March for $530,000 - and sold last week for more ...

7:07 PM  Khandallah home bought for $530,000 in March, sold for $900,000 six months later.

What we're spending on pets video

Does life get better than this? Bjorn Hjartarson plays with his dog Loki at South Brighton Beach.

Last year we spent around $1.5 billion on our pets, with the vast majority on cats and dogs.

Countdown gets liquor ban

Hawera Countdown faces a five day ban on liquor sales following an Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority decision.

6:31 PM  Hawera's Countdown slapped with five day booze ban after selling to underage buyers.

Developer's high flying fraud

Simon Turnbull returned from overseas in June and was arrested at the border.

Mortgage fraudster Simon Turnbull tricked a company chaired by a former prime minister out of almost $50m.

Housing correction 'unlikely'

Don't expect a house price collapse any time soon, BNZ's boss says.

Anyone holding out for a house price collapse might be disappointed, says BNZ.

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What makes a rewarding mall

Stride Property opened the second stage of its Northwest development at the end of September.

Apparently wellbeing, entertainment and health are top of the list.

Southland's labour problem

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson, Labour's Invercargill candidate Liz Craig and Labour economic development ...

A labour shortage in the region could be eased by better training strategies, MPs say.

CallActive liquidation hearing set

Clementine West worked at CallActive when the Wellington base was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key in 2013.

The High Court will hear an application to liquidate CallActive next month.

John Kerry tipped for NZ visit

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry is tipped to visit New Zealand in the wake of the American election.

$60m apartment towers approved

Construction of Cathedral Towers apartments could begin in April next year, making it the first new building in ...

Central Christchurch's $60 million Cathedral Tower Apartments development has been given the go-ahead.

Our expensive love of dogs

Rio, the Schnauzer, with his companion humans Lillian Richmond and Michael Terry.

Owning a dog can cost as much as owning a small car.

Developer's high flying fraud

Simon Turnbull returned from overseas in June and was arrested at the border.

Mortgage fraudster Simon Turnbull tricked a company chaired by a former prime minister out of almost $50m.

Stonewood company's clash over $200k

Stonewood Ashburton is the latest in a string of the building company's franchises to go into receivership.

Stonewood Homes' Ashburton franchise is in receivership following a dispute with the master franchise.

Stealth suit enters new phase

Marine cameraman Dave Abbott testing out OceanDry's new HECS drysuit.

HECS wetsuits went global, now OceanDry's dry version of the suit is following the same path.

CropLogic to list in Aus

CoreLogic offers wireless and satellite technology to lift potato crop yields.

Crop technology company CropLogic plans to list on the Australian stock exchange.

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'If I could stay, I would' video

Western Springs College biology teacher James Aulsford is moving to the South Island because he can't afford to live in ...

Science teacher says he's been forced to leave Auckland, just so he can afford a home.

What to do with $30m video

Here's how to make your Lotto windfall last.

House price correction 'unlikely'

Long-term leases mooted

Panama Papers

John Key keeps lid on hidden billions video

John Key has described criticism of New Zealand's foreign trust laws as a media beat-up.

Foreign trusts lobbyists seem to have watered down a NZ bill on better disclosure of the origins of secret cash.

Govt accepts foreign trusts plan video

Tax expert John Shewan has called for a shake up of New Zealand's laws around foreign trusts.

John Key accepts foreign trust rules need a radical overhaul following warnings not enough's being done to counter money laundering.

Judgment day for trusts video

The foreign trust inquiry by John Shewan has helped the Government save face.

NZ's foreign trust regime is a good little earner for some, but time may be running out.

Mossack Fonseca staffer held

Geneva prosecutors led a police raid of Mossack Fonseca's local office in which computer equipment was seized.

Computer specialist at the Panama law firm is taken into custody over huge leak.

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Why Iceland is so hot right now video

Visitors enjoy a drink in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Grindavik, Iceland.

Jam-packed flights to Iceland weren't the norm five years ago. But one company has changed all that.

Home cooks entice travellers

Anna Valentine prepares her salad in her kitchen.

Kaeo chef Anna Valentine will welcome travellers into her home for new business venture.

Chia double their staff number

The expanded Chia team of Hannah Starnes, left, Alice Guerin, Courtenay Scott-Hill, Charlotte Brick, Florence Van Dyke  ...

Four new employees placed around the country have doubled a Nelson business's staff numbers.

Cyber attacks no concern?

New Zealand small businesses have been slow to take up cyber insurance offers.

Close to one in five small Kiwi businesses have experienced cyber attacks. So why aren't they insuring against it?

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Taco Bell coming to NZ?

Restaurant Brands is buying the operator of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in Hawaii.

Kiwis could be chowing down in Mexican-themed chain after Restaurant Brands' $146m Hawaii takeover.

Soap seller says dirty tactics used

Gina Tatom of NZ Soap Star says she has been mistreated by other shop-owners in Oamaru's Victorian Precinct.

A woman licenced to sell soaps in Oamaru's historic precinct says other vendors have bullied her.

Xero boss supporting founders

Xero chief executive Rod Drury will be hosting the FounderCon NZ conference in Wellington in November.

Business founders are putting their heads together to create a forum.

Jury out on customer rankings

Public relations and marketing columnist  Sue Allen.

Social media means consumers' ability to make their views known is something all organisations now have to deal with.

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Why don't graduates earn more?

New Zealand invests heavily in education, but the premium which graduates earn in the workforce suggests the country may ...

OPINION: The key to earning more is taking courses of study related to productive work.

Global trade politics just got harder

Businessdesk owner Pattrick Smellie.
Source: BusinessDesk

In Europe, a French-speaking parliament in Belgium has all but killed a long-sought free trade deal between Canada and the European Union.

Communication key to globalisation

The beauty of bilateral linkages is that they allow a country to establish multiple relationships in one go, says Siah ...

OPINION: Growing resistance to big trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement may not mean the end of globalisation.

Making sense of the Wynyard mess

Wynyard chief executive Craig Richardson once said the company had to be secretive about its software, but that left ...

OPINION: Investors didn't really know what Wynyard was doing. What it wasn't doing was making money.


Hardest dairy season yet

Nationally, New Zealand dairy farmers produced 1.862 billion kilograms of milk solids, worth $8 billion in 2015/16.

The 2015/16 dairy season was the most challenging year yet for dairy farmers, according to new figures.

Westland CEO's bonus top up

Westland Milk Products chairman Matt O'Regan and former CEO Rod Quin.

Westland Milk Products is in the gun for handing out bonuses when farmers are struggling.

Farmers working for river

Fergus, 3, and Mason Kingan, 7, planting at the family farm.

North Otago farmers are working for the future of their dairy farm.

Fat back on the lamb and back on the table

Caberfeidh manager Andrew Harding, left, with fattening manager Jason Sutherland.

Fat is back in fashion on the farm and a special lamb project is producing succulent meat.


Profit plunge for Samsung

The Galaxy Note 7 has spelled disaster for Samsung.

Electronics giant's bottom line suffers after Note 7 recalls nearly wiped out its mobile profit.

Tesla Motors surprises with profit

Tesla reported net income of US$21.9 million (NZ$30.6 million).

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is back in the black are posted first quarterly profit in three years.

Dreamworld 'open in days'

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 26:  General view at Dreamworld on October 26, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Four ...

Dreamworld could be open for normal business as soon as Saturday.

Snapchat seeking billions

Snapchat's IPO could be the biggest since Twitter.

Largest tech float since Twitter expected to set the stage for a new technology IPO boom.

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