Welcome the era of populism

Nobody knows yet what effects Donald Trump's presidency will have on the world economy.

OPINION: 2017 is the beginning of the new order of populism, but we have little idea how it will unfold.

Stocks rise, thanks to Trump video

First Lady Melania Trump, United States President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence stand on the ...

Good economic news for the US President, as markets close slightly higher on his first day in office.

Here's a yarn

The decline in the national flock represents a continuing sunset on not only an integral industry, but a part of New ...

Sheep are a long-standing part of New Zealand culture, but as the national flock declines has a golden era ended?

Hamilton pub goes to the dogs video

Melissa Renwick - owner of The Keg Room and Eatery with her dog Malt enjoying a Doggicino.

No doggie bag needed as Hamilton pub encourages man's best friend to enjoy a meal with him.

NZ trust takeover green lighted

Four relatives of Low Taek Jho have filed court actions in New Zealand and the Cayman Islands to have real estate and ...

Controversial businessman involved in huge alleged scandal is allowed to take control of NZ trusts.

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Globelet plans city rollout

One of Globelet's cups in use.

A Kiwi company aims to help cities rid themselves of disposable drinks bottles.

White House plugs Melania's business

This may be the first time a trademark adorned a First Lady's biography.

This may be the first time a trademark adorned a First Lady's biography.

Ace tennis experience for $24k

Premium tickets with private security and the best seats in the house are still available for the Australian Open men's ...

Hefty price tag for luxury as Australian Open serves up premium seats, food, drink and security.

Racist potting mix?

Yates has no plans to change the branding of its 'Black Magic' product range.

A Kiwi gardening company sells a "Black Magic" product, but insists it's not meant to be offensive.

New Waiheke house for Hotchin

Hanover Finance co-founder Mark Hotchin is selling two Waiheke Island properties to get on with other things he has to do.

Finance boss has been spotted in the Auckland area sparking rumours he is returning to New Zealand for good.

The rise of Chinese freedom travellers

Christchurch company Welcome Aboard finds Asian visitors make up about half those taking its punting trips on the Avon ...

Thousands of Chinese visitors are flying in to celebrate Chinese New Year. Amanda Cropp reports on big changes in the way they travel.

Wine Condoms coming to NZ video

18012017 Business Photo: SUPPLIED. American mother-son duo - Mitch Strahan and Laura Bartlett - have invented the Wine ...

A condom for your wine bottle? Sounds like a bit of a stretch.

The opportunity of incontinence underwear

Confitex co-founder Mark Davey is passionate about public policy and has also just been elected onto the Waitemata local ...

Passing by good opportunities is not something Mark Davey does and this has stood him in good stead as his incontinence underwear business Confitex expands overseas.

Dancing Sands toasts success from kiwi products

Ben Bonoma is expecting a big year ahead for his disillery's gins and rums.

American distiller Ben Bonoma is on a mission to make New Zealand famous around the world for its gin.

Five friendly focus points

Getting on top of stress is key to improving performance at work and in business.

Five things to focus on for a successful 2017.

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Parents face rising school 'BYOD' costs

It's likely children starting school this year will go through at least three "devices" during their schooling, not ...

Devices like Chromebooks and notepads on back to school shopping lists.

The perils of regifting

Enough time has passed to ditch those unwanted Christmas presents, but you’ve got to be a bit sneaky.

Invest in yourself in 2017

NZ's massive 2016 credit card bill

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Feline thirsty? Stop at cat cafe

Fancy Meow Cat Cafe staff member Mario.

Spend an hour patting cats and drinking a coffee.

Beer lovers have their say

Warrick Quinn enjoys a beer at the 2016 Mountain Ales beer festival in New Plymouth.

Industry awards raise a glass to bar and breweries offering great service.

Pre-festival market back on

Marlborough Artisan Market committee chairwoman Charlene Scott, left, and co-ordinator Debbie Carter in Market Place, ...

Retailers complained and the market was cancelled, but another organiser has stepped up.

Loose leaves rein at Petticoat Junction

Offering a cuppa chai for travelers at the Paekakariki train station is Helen Keivom, right, with visitors Aymie David, ...

Back home in India tea plants grow wild, but in Kapiti, Helen Keivom wants to free them from the captivity of the bag.

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CEO's favourite job question

"I'm really trying to understand what drives them.": ModCloth CEO Matt Kaness

Job interviews questions can be profound, tricky, or downright weird. This CEO keeps it simple.

Daily chart: Out of work

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Stock Photo - jobs ahead opportunity and warning for a career move or job interview or ad diamond road ...

How long have jobless Kiwis been unemployed?

Kiwi ingenuity saves the day

A helicopter is used to dry cherries at New Zealand Cherry Corp's orchard in Cromwell.

NZ's cherry producers using low-flying choppers like giant fans to dry off rain and protect their product.

Daily chart: Unemployment

Empty wallet

Northland is dwarfing other regions of the country when it comes to the unemployment rate.


Capital's new quake laws

Possible new earthquake regulations could force some Wellington homeowners to fork out for having their chimney removed.

New regulations designed to shield Wellington from big earthquakes could cost homeowners.

Historic manor departs in pieces video

Huntly House has begun its road trip north.

Historic Palmerston North house cut into six pieces to be driven to a new home in Auckland.

Iwi rejects petition concerns

Pt England Reserve beach underwent a $1.1 million redevelopment in 2011.

Iwi developing hundreds of houses on east Auckland reserve pours cold water over residents' concerns.

$85m Wanaka apartments approved

An artist's impression of the pool area of the Marina Terrace Apartments.

Restaurant binned but 50 Wanaka apartments approved for construction on the lakefront in February.

opinion & analysis

Five friendly focus points

Getting on top of stress is key to improving performance at work and in business.

Five things to focus on for a successful 2017.

January, the motivating month

Martin Hawes says motivation and new habits can be formed in weeks.

You should not underestimate the power of setting goals, says Martin Hawes.

Citizens can be changemakers

New Zealand needs its citizens to clamour for change so that inequality in the country can be addressed, says Rod Oram.

New Zealand can help all nations respond well to the intense political, economic, social, technological and environmental disruptions roiling the world.

Trump's NZ man is a mystery

Kiwi businessman Chris Liddell remains an enigma.

OPINION: Chris Liddell could be Mother Theresa or Mussolini. NZ never actually asked him his values.


Oh no! We've fewer sheep

In 1982 there were over 70 million sheep.

Once, there were 22 sheep for every person in NZ. Now there are only 6 for each of us.

Fonterra: big cheese in Korea

Fonterra's South Island general manager Tim Keir and Clandeboye's site manager Steve Mcknight about to tuck into some ...

Koreans' taste for pizza is growing, to the benefit of Fonterra.

Shearing brings little income

Lambs being driven along the road on Weber Rd , east of Dannevirke.

Farmers are making little money from lambs' wool because of low prices.

Alpacas: from cute to chic

An alpaca tied down and being shorn.

Alpacas react differently during shearing, from screaming to nonchalant.


Davos - the rich are worried

"No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war," Chinese President Xi Jinping told the gathering.

OPINION: This year's Davos gathering is focused on the rise of populism and simple-minded attacks on globalisation.

Trump-scented candles for sale

A Donald Trump bobblehead doll will cost you just US$29 at the White House Gift Shop.

There's inauguration merchandise for everyone — even non-Trump supporters.

Tesla avoids recall in death probe

A Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016 is shown with the top third of the car sheared off by the ...

No evidence of defects after investigation into the death of a man whose Tesla hit a truck while using its Autopilot system.

Alibaba riches for the Olympics

China president Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, ...

Chinese e-commerce giant teams with the IOC in an estimated $420m sponsorship deal.

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