Fired by text after 17 years

A worker has won compensation after being fired by text message.

1:02 PM  "Sorry and good luck" text dismissal of a worker costs former boss thousands.

Craft brewery Panhead sold

Former Panhead Custom Ales owner Mike Neilson plans to continue  brewing for the company.

Wellington beer maker Panhead has been snapped up by a global brewing giant.

Fonterra forecast hits dollar

Although the Budget was big news on Thursday, it was Fonterra's milk price forecast for next season that moved the New ...

The kiwi reacted to Fonterra's surprise milk price forecast announcement.

Apple's Hollywood ambitions?

Time Warner, which owns Game of Thrones studio HBO, is worth over US$55b and would be a difficult buy for Apple.

12:53 PM  Apple's tried to break into TV for years and may be looking to rival Netflix.

Media marriage under scrutiny video

Fairfax Media New Zealand chief executive Simon Tong says the finer details are not yet known.

2:05 PM  A merger would help protect future of journalism, two of NZ's best known media companies say.

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Key gets tough on Auckland

Auckland's current restrictions on building outside the urban limit was "a failed experiment", Key said.

A new policy will force the city's council to release more land and bring house prices down, the PM says.

Wanaka developer can't wait to prepare Scurr Heights for subdivision

Some of the Scurr Heights landbank, with the Criffel Range in the background.

Wanaka developer secures tender to buy a ratepayer-owned land bank.

DHBs still shortchanged - Labour

Labour's health spokeswoman Annette King says the Government is still short-changing DHBs, despite a record funding ...

Health got the lions share of funding at the budget, but Labour's updated its calculations and says it's not enough.

State house buyer pulls out

Finance Minister Bill English details housing initiatives in his 2016 Budget.

Government's Invercargill social housing plans in disarray after the lone potential buyer pulled out.

Tax package popular with Manawatu businesses

Feilding's Gyro Plastics owner Trudi Duncan says the Government's new tax reform package for small and medium ...

A $187 million tax package for small- and medium-sized businesses is proving popular in Manawatu.

Airways drops airline prices

Airlines will be paying less for air traffic control services over the next three years.

Airlines will save on air traffic fees over the next three years, but passengers are unlikely to benefit, an expert says.

Changes at the clubs

Clubs of Marlborough chief executive Lee Davis.

The theatre continues to be a mixed blessing for the Clubs of Marlborough.

The Budget explained

Debt to GDP ratio

What even is the Budget? These five charts show what it all means.

$46m a 'huge relief'

Abuse & Rape Crisis Support (ARCS) manager Ann Kent said the allocated funding from this year's Budget would be hugely ...

The Government's allocation of $46 million to go towards victims of sexual violence is a relief to the social sector.

Nightspot loses liquor licence

Suburbia, a popular Dunedin bar.

Dunedin bar loses liquor licence after firefighters find 300 people packed into 160-capacity bar.

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money

Top tips for a big salary

Planning is key to career success, Seek general manager Janet Faulding said.

Where are NZ's highest-paying jobs, and how can you get one?

Credit file errors challenged

Hundreds check their credit files for mistakes, and more than half the time they're justified.

Don't put your money in the bank

Millions of years lost

Panama Papers

Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

Greens donor in Panama Papers

Forbes Elworthy donated $15,000 to the Green Party in 2011 during the election campaign.

A wealthy Kiwi who gave the Greens $15,000 has been listed in the documents leaks.

Key reveals NZ trust numbers video

John Key's former lawyer Ken Whitney.

Prime Minister John Key says only 200 out of 500,000 MF trusts are linked to New Zealand. Oh, and Greenpeace has one.

The Kiwi trust wizard

Auckland accountant and lawyer Roger Thompson has been named as being associated with the Panama Papers leak.

He once worked for IRD, now his nondescript Auckland office is claimed to be a centre of tax haven activity.

small business

Panhead sale great news

Panhead Custom Ales owner Mike Neilson says the sale to Lion will mean he will have more time to create recipies and brew.

OPINION: The sale of another Kiwi craft brewery to a big beer company is not the end of the world.

Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Brain injury from ladder fall

Matthew Wright, who was 21 at the time, suffered a brain injury when he fell off a faulty ladder, Wellington District ...

Builder must pay $60,000 after a faulty ladder slipped out from under a young apprentice.

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

better business

Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Who are your mentors?

Mark Fisher, managing director of recruitment firm Eighty4 Recruitment.

Would you call anyone your mentor? Have you ever considered finding a mentor? What on earth is a mentor in today's world and how the hell do you find one!

Friends at work?

Recruitment expert Mark Fisher.

Five reasons why hanging out with your workmates is good for business.

Weta extends collectables

Weta Workshop collectibles head of department Leonard Ellis, left, and concept designer and author Daniel Falconer who ...

Weta Workshop is expanding its line of miniature models after demand from collectors to create scenes.

opinion & analysis

A tale of two cities

Parts of the Christchurch Cathedral have come away during Sunday's earthquake.

OPINION: All cities have positives and negatives - strengths to be proud of and weaknesses to overcome.

The Budget and confidence

Following this year's Budget, it's likely that business will be feeling more rather than less confident, BusinessNZ ...

OPINION: One of the main tasks of the Budget is to give confidence.

When the kids just won't leave

Half of British kippers do no food shopping, half pay no rent and 84 per cent of parents are still doing their laundry.

OPINION: Visitors are like fish. They go off after three days. But what if they are your kids, your adult kids.

Never fret the Fed

Wall Street saw an upswing on Wednesday on speculation rates would rise in the US.

Something unusual and encouraging has happened overnight on Wall Street.

farming

Dairy farm sales dry up

Only 52 dairy farms have been sold so far this year, compared to 97 during the same period last year.

Only 52 dairy farms have been sold so far this year, compared to 97 during the same period last year.

Protecting fund bargains hard 

Wairarapa farmers Bruce and Sue McKenzie and their protected forest Pati Tapu.

Over the last 25 years, the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) has protected 341,881 hectares of conservation land, or 1.3 per cent of New Zealand's land area.

Farmers give Budget thumbs up

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston.

 Federated Farmers say science and innovation funding positive for future.

New app to help farm safety

Safely co-founder Duncan Faulkner and Crowe Horwath managing principal Neil McAra at the Safely app launch on Thursday.

Crowe Horwath has launched a health and safety app for farms and agricultural businesses

world

Gina Rinehart no longer richest

Triguboff, owner and head of Meriton Group, is number one on the BRW Rich List with A$10.62 billion (NZ$11.39b) wealth.

Surging real estate has seen a property developer crowned Australia's richest person.

Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Bank laughs off $131m glitch

"I was pretty shocked," says Matthew Pearce of his unexpected windfall.

Matthew Pearce found a surprise windfall in his account, but his bank was chill about it - for two weeks.

Never fret the Fed

Wall Street saw an upswing on Wednesday on speculation rates would rise in the US.

Something unusual and encouraging has happened overnight on Wall Street.

If a company fails on social media, it really fails, says HRV chief executive Bruce Gordan.

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