Rebuilding the 'smoking ruin'

Hilary Barry's departure was a key moment in the MediaWorks saga.

Hilary Barry's resignation was the moment MediaWorks lost its mojo, business commentator says.

Mark Weldon a casualty of brutal rationalisation

MediaWorks staff called for board action on Weldon

Slack KiwiSaver advice costs

A lifetime in the wrong KiwiSaver fund can work out to be very expensive.

KiwiSaver schemes face a fees backlash from customers whose balances fall short.

'You guy are caning us'

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's fifth prime minister in six years has emerged as a policy ditherer.

OPINION: How to tell when Australian business leaders are beaten.

Fonterra's Studholme plans cut

Fonterra applied for recource consents to expand their Studholme NZ dairy plant.

Fonterra will scale back its Studholme milk plant plans in response to opponents.

Turning algae into skincare video

Supreme Biotech CEO Tony Dowd produces Astaxanthin products from a unique strain of algae (pictured)cultivated in ...

8:38 AM  Algae found in a Nelson bird bath is the key ingredient in cosmetics.

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Kicked off flight over weight limit

Air New Zealand flies its 168 seater Airbus A320s to Tonga on Monday's. The aircraft has a maximum take off load of 77 ...

Woman removed from Air New Zealand flight as aircraft had to carry extra fuel.

Air bag recall expands dramatically

A visitor walks pass by child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corporation at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.

Automakers to recall another 35 million to 40 million US air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019.

Roads wilting in heat and traffic

New Zealand bitumen is not standing up to heavy traffic and heat as well as it should, transport officials say.

Kiwi roads are melting and breaking apart too easily, prompting the introduction of a new standard for road seal.

Retro theatre time forgot video

The 140-seat cinema in the Marlborough Movies building.

The projection room is still kitted out with old-school film projectors, a world away from the new digital projectors.

Sea change for ferry traffic

Workers at the KiwiRail yards in Picton.

Businesses are delighted traffic heading to the Interislander ferry terminal is being re-routed past their stores.

MediaWorks 'mutiny'

Presenter Mike McRoberts is not a big fan of Mark Weldon.

Staff, including Mike McRoberts, lobbied board before Mark Weldon's resignation.

Sad truth behind 'mumpreneurs'

Many women have set up home businesses as a frustrated response to the setbacks they experienced as working mothers.

Rise in self-employment among Australian mums may appear a good thing, but the underlying causes point to a serious problem.

Mark Weldon - a media casualty

Mark Weldon was a polarising figure at his previous role at NZX and was the same in MediaWorks.

OPINION: His time at MediaWorks summed up the sector's harsh reality - and the inevitable human cost.

Countdown's booze trifecta

Countdown Springlands, in Blenheim, will be without alcohol for five days this month.

All three Blenheim Countdown stores are now banned from selling alcohol.

Key's lawyer tied to 'sham' trust

PM John Key has previously defended having Ken Whitney as his lawyer, saying he didn't deal with people "unless they're ...

PM's personal lawyer helped bankrupt developer to take part in failed Auckland project under investigation by Serious Fraud Office.

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Lenders warned over loans

Do customers really understand what they are signing?

Disclosure reminder after one payday operator had to return hundreds of thousands of dollars to customers.

The other Auckland

Queenstown houses are far beyond most people's reach with a first home likely to cost $700K.

NZ house price jumps video

Houses at chronic low

Panama Papers

Panama loopholes for normal Kiwis? video

The average Kiwi can't get the same tax advantages as those brought to light in the Panama Papers - but there wouldn't ...

The super-rich are able to dodge tax by keeping their money offshore. But could you?

What if CIA behind Panama Papers?

US director of national intelligence James Clapper paid a visit to Wellington in March.

OPINION: Makes sense for US to have been behind leak exposing tax evasion.

All tax returns should be public

Show us your tax return please Prime Minister.

Making all tax returns publicly available would be the best weapon against tax evasion.

Panama Papers prompts OECD action

An activist in Germany finds an inventive way to campaign for more tax transparency in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal.

Issue at centre of controversy over NZ's foreign rules gets more international attention.

small business

Welcome to the cash-free cafe

Pablo & Rusty's Coffee Roasters is opening up a cash-free cafe.

Imagine walking into a cafe without your money, cards or phone and paying with your reusable coffee cup.

The big price freeze

Elyse Daniels, founder of Exodus Wear, has diversified her product range so she can keep fixed pricing.

Small businesses are leaving prices for services and products unchanged for more than a decade.

Tattoo debacle rages on

Sarah Blackley was "utterly embarrassed and disgusted" by this tattoo.

The woman involved in a stoush over a tattoo is sorry for the damage she has done the tattooist's business.

Hoverboards grounded 

Wellington startup Ghost Boards insists its devices are safe and wants Wellington City Council to reconsider a failed ...

Wellington firm calls for support in a last bid to reverse council decision banning it from the Waterfront.

better business

Baby snacks full of sugar video

Australian consumer group CHOICE has found baby food from big name brands contain more sugar than you may expect from ...

Snacks aimed at babies not as healthy as they appear.

NZ's coolest companies gallery

The future of work: pool tables, blackboards and share incentives.

From Nerf wars to free rugby, this is what it's like to work at one of NZ's most awesome firms.

Opening the book on robots

Amazon's new robot employees are tasked with the inhumane jobs, like carrying the weight of a car on their backs.

A new metal army is speeding up collection times at an Amazon warehouse.

My Food Bag looking for investors

My Food Bag co-chief executive Cecilia Robinson says the company is experiencing "phenomenal" growth.

The popular food delivery service has received several unsolicited approaches from investors.

opinion & analysis

Mark Weldon - a media casualty

Mark Weldon was a polarising figure at his previous role at NZX and was the same in MediaWorks.

OPINION: His time at MediaWorks summed up the sector's harsh reality - and the inevitable human cost.

Bus investment aims to futureproof fleet

When fitted with new battery-powered drivetrains, Wellington's trolley buses will use fuel between 0 and 17 per cent of ...

OPINION: NZ Bus recently announced our plans to invest $43m in Wrightspeed electric powertrains to enable us to transition to electric-powered vehicles for public transport.

Career advice: Don't do as I do

Doctor is one of the top occupations parents suggest to their children.

Opinion: Why would I tell my daughter not to be an artist when I am one?

China's urbanisation challenge

China took only 30 years to achieve the same urbanisation rate that the United States and Britain achieved in 60 and 100 ...

OPINION: China's phenomenal urbanisation has brought about significant social and economic change, but also challenges such as pollution, traffic congestion and public safety.


Hunter ready for 74th season video

Harold Pearpoint, who is 93,has been duck shooting for 74 seasons.

For the first time in 74 years, Harold Pearpoint will be sleeping in on the first day of the duck shooting season.

Vote likely on Fonterra changes

A Fonterra milk tanker passes through Greytown, Wairarapa.

Plans to reform Fonterra's governance structure to be put to a vote.

Digital farming brings changes

Juergen Schwarzensteiner uses satellite maps and software in the running of his farm in Bravaria.

Business models will have to change as farmers adopt new technology.

The opportunist cod

Salmon fish feed spills from a freshly caught blue cod.

"This is the first time I've seen fish feed come out of the gut."


Phone boxes turned into offices

Some of Britain's traditional red phone boxes will be refitted and turned into mini-offices for on-the-go workers.

It might be a squeeze but phone boxes could be the next big thing in office spaces.

Aussie tax crackdown

Of more than 1500 largely foreign-owned companies which earned over A$100 million in 2014, more than a third paid no tax.

Australia expects to raise A$3.9 billion over the next four years from multinationals.

Australia cuts cash rate

The Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to cut rates coincides with the federal government's third budget.

Australia's official cash rate cut to record low of 1.75 per cent.

Global Threat Intelligence report shows retail weakspot

Dimension Data's 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report shows the the retail sector had the highest number of attacks ...

Businesses need to be prudent as global cybercrime becomes more sophisticated, warns an IT security agency ahead of the first Government Cyber Security Summit.

New Zealand business leaders discuss the challenges and strengths of Kiwi companies operating in a volatile global economy.


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