Brexit costs KiwiSaver members

Britain's decision to quit the European Union took financial markets by surprise, hurting KiwiSaver balances.

Hundreds of dollars have disappeared from KiwiSaver balances. What should you do about it?

New world order for business

Netflix has been disruptive because it has upended entire business models.

Everyone from banks to fast-food chains claims to be ''disruptive''. How much of this is hot air?

Overloaded ships break at sea

From July, ships will not be able to accept export containers that have not had their total weight verified.

NZ ports join a worldwide crackdown on dangerously overloaded container ships after some broke up at sea.

Free pregnancy tests for all

Kelvin Liu and his wife, May Liu, gave away pregnancy tests to the public outside their business, Pure Souvenir NZ in ...

A shop owner decided to give his last shipment away for free. Two days later, they were gone.

New Zealand's rich get richer

Inequality writer Max Rashbrooke said people at the top end of the scale rebounded from the GFC quicker than others.

The top 10 per cent of Kiwis hold 60 per cent of the country's wealth, and the gap is growing.

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Is Kmart heading south?

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Department store opening in Invercargill could benefit other retailers.

Family inheritance battle escalates

Dante Pauwels-Vernon with grandparents Naomi and Kenneth Vernon.

Grandson left with virtually nothing after uncle spends war veteran's fortune on cars, cruises.

New Zealand's rich get richer

Inequality writer Max Rashbrooke said people at the top end of the scale rebounded from the GFC quicker than others.

The top 10 per cent of Kiwis hold 60 per cent of the country's wealth, and the gap is growing.

Foreign-owned Kiwi wine company to list

Chinese-owned Marlborough Wine Estates Group, which owns O:Tu and Music Bay wine brands, will be the third Kiwi wine ...

Chinese-owned Marlborough Wine Estates Group will be the third Kiwi wine company to list on the stock exchange.

New boss for Waikato Tourism

Jason Dawson has been appointed as Hamilton and Waikato Tourism's new chief executive. He replaces Kiri Goulter who ...

Big shoes to fill ushering in a new era of promoting Waikato.

Council plans for old theatre

Work has started renovating the old Marlborough Civic Theatre in Blenheim.

Proceeds from the sale could go towards repaying the theatre trust's loans

Accountants' groups join forces

CAANZ president Darren Scammell said it made good business sense to work together with the largest global professional ...

Partnership will help both groups increase their reach and offer value for members.

ANZ merges Broadway branches

ANZ is closing their "Broadway Ave" branch and reassigning its staff to their branch on the corner of The Square.

ANZ to close down one of its Broadway Ave branches.

Did Air NZ bring Singapore to Wellington?

Air New Zealand claims it supports Singapore Airways' new service into Wellington but the new service may further eat ...

OPINION: Singapore Airlines' strange entry to the capital has a lot to do with Auckland's failings.

Backing a bailout

Marlborough's councillors will debate the financial fate of the ASB Theatre on Thursday.

Former mayors think the council should bail out Blenheim's cash-strapped theatre and write off its $5.1 million debt.

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The benefit of Brexit

Taranaki could be totally out of pounds, with TSB Bank saying their next order was due to arrive on Friday.

Taranaki has sold out of its pounds as people in Taranaki rush to buy up the currency.

Scammer gets served video

A woman's reaction to a call claiming she owed IRD $4k had a scammer begging for mercy.

Brexit bargains for shoppers?

How to be a millionaire by 30

Panama Papers

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.

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."

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Giving paper a second life

Kareena Harris, Priscilla Loong and Jenny Buckler of The Misprint Co were the first female team to go through one of ...

A Wellington startup wants people to think about repurposing paper before recycling.

Payout 'not an admission'

The African Market stall in the global village at Womad were asked to leave after a stoush over the placement of a chair.

Stallholders kicked out of Womad were paid $1857 so event organisers could "move on from the issue".

Californian opens Wairarapa's window

Founder of new Martinborough arts, crafts and music business Ventana, Auriga Martin.

It's got the wine, the IT, the surfing and the arty folk - it's NZ's California, new retailer believes.

Where to get funding for SMEs

Avoid drowning in debt and figure out the best way to fund your business from the outset.

OPINION. There are a range of funding options, if business owners know where to look and what's best for their business needs.

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Fermenting a homegrown business

Takehito Maeda of Urban Hippie with his miso products.

A Japanese chef with a love of the outdoors is behind a homegrown miso success story.

Businesses urged to think smarter online

Walters PR principal Jacquie Walters speaking about building digital relationships at the Smartweek business breakfast.

SmartWeek officially kicked off with a business breakfast focusing making the most of your online presence.

'No wine, he's not your son' video

Olga James said her stressful experience at Nelson City New World made her concerned for international students' ...

Nelson woman says she was made to feel "like a criminal" when purchasing wine, accompanied by her homestay student.

Rev-up with reinvention

The Nurture Change Business Retreat takes place at the glamorous InterContinental Hotel in Fiji.

Jeremy Moon, founder of Icebreaker

opinion & analysis

The demise of ad jingles

Rachel Hunter's Tip Top trumpet advertisement launched her super model career in 1985.

OPINION: What has happened to advertising jingles that stuck in your head?

Resist 'shopper's exhilaration' video

These people are exhibiting signs of marketing-induced shopper's hysteria.

OPINION: Buying great cushions with Mount Cook stitched on in mock-leather doesn't build your wealth.

Where to get funding for SMEs

Avoid drowning in debt and figure out the best way to fund your business from the outset.

OPINION. There are a range of funding options, if business owners know where to look and what's best for their business needs.

'Nothing short of a political revolution'

Boris Johnson is a former colleague of New Zealand Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas..

Changes that have caused a "political revolution" throughout Britain could strengthen the ties between the two countries one Kiwi is torn between.

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NZ First complaint rejected

The latest decision by the Companies Act follows a judgment by the Financial Markets Authority that also rejected a ...

Silver Fern Farms directors did not breach their duties over proposed China deal, the Companies Office finds.

Brexit group for primary sector

"No need to panic" about access for New Zealand products to the EU or Britain, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

NZ ministers and officials have set up a process to safeguard access to European and British markets.

Fewer sharemilkers buying

Michael and Susie Woodward are 50:50 sharemilkers and Canterbury winners in the dairy awards. Their long term ambition ...

It's served the dairy industry well, but the model faces an uncertain future with ownership becoming harder.

Pests under bait barrage

A prototype trap being used in the Marlborough Sounds for predator control trials

Pest company creates a "virtual barrier" of traps on conservation land in Marlborough Sounds.

world

Britons clamour for Irish passports

Northern Ireland voted in favour of remaining in the EU, but the UK as a whole chose to leave.

Britons are so desperate to cling onto EU citizenship, they've cleaned post offices out of Irish passport forms.

Italy plans $75b bank rescue

French President Francois Hollande, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speak ...

Shares have collapsed on the Milan market as Brexit aftershocks shake Europe.

Brexit: Why sharemarkets plunged

What started out as a vote by some angry people in England has rapidly become a global economic event.

Brexit has unleashed a kind of contagion which was last seen during the financial crisis of 2008.

VW to make record $21b payout

A Volkswagen logo is pictured at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal ...

Volkswagen settles its emissions cheating scandal case with the highest compensation by a carmaker in US history.

People power can drive business transformation – but only if managers let it.

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