Airport's shock Wanaka land buy

The Queenstown Airport Corporation has bought land near Wanaka Airport. Boundaries indicative only.

Head-scratching as Queenstown Airport buys 106 hectares of critical, strategic land next to Wanaka Airport.

Swim coach's business sinks

Jane Hughes is closing Wakatipu Swim School after 22 years of teaching kids to swim in Queenstown.

She was consulted in the design of the Queenstown pool. But the council shut her out, killing off her swim school.

No future for Lancaster Park

Lancaster Park has sat in limbo since the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch stadium's repair bill of up to $275m is "uneconomic", mayor Lianne Dalziel has revealed.

Vinyl sales breaking records

Vinyl sales have outstripped digital music sales for the first time in the UK.

The tables have turned - vinyl record sales overtake digital music sales in the UK.

Home flattened, by mistake

A demolition company accidentally knocked down a property owned by Steve Ballas, instead of a neighbouring home.

He returned to find his Sydney home in pieces, a mistaken demo set in motion by unfortunate events.

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Murdoch buys APN newspapers

After consulting readers and 600 advertisers, the watchdog found a Rupert Murdoch takeover would have little impact.

Competition watchdog gives News Corp tycoon permission for $38m Australian acquisition.

Jordan wins fight for name

Former US basketball star Michael Jordan has built a financial empire since retiring from the game.

Chinese court revokes rights of local sportswear-maker to use Michael Jordan's last name written in Chinese.

Gold star for Bill English

Finance Minister Bill English's interim economic report has been well received by economists.

His handling of the economy puts Australia to shame, economist says.

Bill English cagey on tax cuts

Finance Minister Bill English has given the Government's half-yearly financial update.

Reducing debt and paying for the Kaikoura quake are more important than tax cuts, says the man who will be NZ's next prime minister.

Housing market going 'berserk'

Developer Paul Haydock, from Japac Homes, and new home owner Andrew Body.

New houses are popping up everywhere around Palmerston North.

Gareth Morgan's tax policy explained

Gareth Morgan chose to announce his policy outside John Key's "mansion" in Parnell, Auckland.

So what is Gareth Morgan planning?

Cutting truck traffic

Fewer trucks through Christchurch and more rail freight is the aim of Rolleston hub operator Coda.

Coda Group says its Rolleston inland port operation will help reduce trucks traffic through Christchurch.

Holy KiwiSaver Batman!

KiwiSaver recommendations released using stop-motion video clips.

The Retirement Commissioner has unveiled proposals to change KiwiSaver, but will the Government accept it?

Fairfax confirms bid

Fairfax Media is currently in the process of trying to merge with NZME.

An offer between $100m and $120m reportedly being made for Fairfax Media.

Spreading the word

Cloudy Bay vineyard manager Peter Lamb, Chinese Consul-General Jin Zhijain, and Cloudy Bay assistant viticulturist Matt ...

Chinese consul-general in Marlborough to talk tourism, wine, business and education.

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money

Holy KiwiSaver Batman!

KiwiSaver recommendations released using stop-motion video clips.

The Retirement Commissioner has unveiled proposals to change KiwiSaver, but will the Government accept it?

Breakdown of KiwiSaver plan

Seven changes to KiwiSaver that could swell your nest egg.

Warning over fake $100 notes

Eight ways to change KiwiSaver

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.

small business

Warning over fake $100 notes

Sergeant Andrew Russ holds a fake 100 dollar note next to a real one to show the differences.

Police say that retailers in South Taranaki should be wary if they are handed cash.

Business booming on post-quake route video

Murchison's Hampden Hotel and Commercial Hotel and Cafe owner Leigh Knowles.

The post-quake boom continues in Murchison as hundreds of trucks roll through the town.

Desk to survive quake crushing video

Nick Maarhuis prepares to test his Quake Desk design against a standard wooden desk and a standard steel-frame desk by ...

An office earthquake life-saver? A falling BMW can't crush a Wellington inventor's $200 desk.

Bringing bacon to the city

The location of the new Bacon Brothers restaurant bar at 181 High St off Tuam St in Christchurch.

Bacon lovers rejoice: The Bacon Brothers' Burger Bar is coming to the city centre.

better business

Fee-free office listings

Fee-free Trade Me listings for businesses looking for new offices after quake.

Free Trade Me listings for businesses looking for new offices following 7.8 magnitude quake.

Payout over death

Worksafe staff investigate the death of Robert Cave on a Wakefield church property.

Family of man who was fatally crushed by a log while doing community work will receive $172,000 from Corrections.

Key to the boardroom

Goodbye to all that. John Key announced he will resign as prime minister on December 12.

John Key could earn a fortune as a company director after his Parliamentary career ends.

Bluebridge ferry sold

Bluebridge ferry Straitsman is now owned by funds managed by Champ Private Equity Group.

Ferry operator Strait Shipping and Freight Lines - both founded by transport industry legend Jim Barker - have been sold.

opinion & analysis

Start saving for pay equity

Kristine Bartlett, a caregiver to the elderly in a rest home, fronted a pay equity test case.

OPINION: NZ employers may hear a knock at their office door in the not too distant future, followed by a pay equity claim.

Lyttelton Port supports construction of cruise ship terminal

Back in the boom times: The Seabourn Sojourn at Lyttelton in 2011.

OPINION: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch chief executive Peter Davie responds to speculation about the return of cruise ships to the port.

Let's cut Santa loose

Let's ditch the fake snow, Santa sweating in his red suit, reindeers and tinsel and focus on what Christmas really means ...

OPINION: Time to ditch the fake snow and Santa sweating in his red suit, and focus on what Christmas really means for Kiwis.

'Tis the time to be jolly for Labour? video

Prime Minister John Key leaves a hole, undoubtedly. But how will Labour and the Greens capitalise?

OPINION: Labour and the Greens have played it graciously, but they must be a little pleased.

farming

Stream drinks Russian roulette

Genevieve Toop is a sustainable agriculture campaigner with Greenpeace.

Farmers filming themselves drinking water from their streams are playing a game of Russian roulette.

Fonterra's rosy first quarter

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings addresses the 2016 AGM in Darfield.

Fonterra's AGM has been told revenue is up 5.9 per cent for the first quarter of the year.

NZ merino keeps on growing

The merino clip has been almost cleaned out by a rising market.

Confounding expectations, merino wool continued its market climb.

Top prime ewes reach $136

Prime ewes sold for as much as $136 at Christchurch sales.

Prime ewes sold for as much as $136 at Christchurch sales.

world

Trump hires WWE tycoon

After two unsuccessful attempts, Linda McMahon has made it into government.

US businesses get ready to rumble as President-elect takes on one of the founders of WWE.

SpaceX eyes 2017 launch

CEO Elon Musk and SpaceX have had a difficult year, but are already formulating plans to blast off in 2017.

American space exploration and cargo delivery company will return to orbit early in 2017.

Most surprising popular gift?

What do you get for that hard-to-buy person on your list? Socks, apparently.

The dowdy necessity long regarded as one of the most boring Christmas gifts ever is suddenly cool.

Robo-retail a prescient sign video

Jobs in high-skilled labour will increase while more menial jobs will become scarcer.

Like your job? Enjoy it and upskill before the robots take it away.

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