Don't be fooled by food labels

Jessica Wilson, of Consumer NZ, says it's easy for consumers to be misled by labels' claims.

Manufacturers tout their products as being lower sugar or lower fat. But does that mean they are better for us?

Chinese Millennial homeowners

LeAnne Chew outside her Kingsland apartment

Home ownership is important for Chinese millennials in New Zealand but not necessarily for the same reasons as in China

The house that charity rebuilt

The house which will be sold to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

It beats the sausage sizzle - one charity is turning to property renovation to raise funds.

'Snail mail' lives up to cliche

According to NZ Post letter volumes in New Zealand are declining by 8-11 per cent or a million letters a week.

Our postal experiment finds it takes a letter eight days to travel just 200 metres.

Life insurers' tips for long life

Cigna Life staff set out on their Round the Bays run in Wellington.

The life insurance industry used to be one of the unhealthiest industries to work in.

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NZ's clean green fallacy

Angler and freshwater advocate, Dave Witherow, says the decline in freshwater  quality mirrors the rise in intensive ...

 It's not exclusively dairy farming- but  dairy is the biggest problem so far. Over the last ten years we have move from sustainable  dairy practices to unsustainable   dairying.

Cookie Time to expand Asian base

Guy Pope-Mayell general manager of Cookie Time

Bricks and mortar are still important despite e-commerce popularity.

Do you want to know where your food comes from?

Consumers do not get enough information when they are doing their grocery shopping, Green MP Steffan Browning says.

Green MP says his country-of-origin labelling bill may not go far enough.

Research key to balancing values

AgResearch's Dr Greg Bryan, who is working in a glasshouse with enhanced ryegrasses.

OPINION: By investing in science now we are investing in the future of our economy and the enhancement of our environment.

Backstage pass to the world

OneNineFive business partners Carlene Staines and Greg Norris sometimes escape to their boat house in Mana for a break, ...

Bespoke travel company seeks to sell "experiential travel" as corporate incentives.

Southeast Asia deserves our attention

Executive director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Simon Draper.

Its potential is often overlooked as New Zealand focuses its attention on larger individual economies in Asia.

Spending makes 'clear economic sense'

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says the pavilion will provide a springboard for Kiwi innovators.

A $53m NZ pavilion at World Expo 2020 in Dubai chance to grow trading partners, Govt says.

Living wage on council table

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the council will consider offering staff a living wage.

The Christchurch City Council is considering offering a living wage to staff.

Golf hazard in hash browns video

The recall is in 9 states in the US.

Customers in US will be teed off after recall of frozen food which may contain chopped up golf balls.

Rob Lowe's new Zinger

Rob Lowe has a new role and it's a zinger.

The Hollywood funnyman takes on a new role as Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders.


Claim your free Government cash

Richard Meadows: If you're struggling to keep up with day-to-day bills, saving for your distant retirement probably ...

This is not a joke - there’s more than $500 on the line, and the clock is ticking, writes Richard Meadows.

Blockchain could cut real estate costs

New technology could streamline process of buying and selling houses.

ANZ cards 'swallowed'

Banks to cut sales targets

small business

Marketplace for fab rags seeks expansion

Donielle Brooke founded her business while getting treatment for cancer.

A marketplace for designer clothes has cast its eyes across the Tasman.

A new pool for pups

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with dogs.

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with pooches.

Working 20 hours a day

40-year-old Sean Hall pictured with Kylie Minogue said he began to lose confidence after taking on more ...

A high-flying Kiwi businessman turned his life around after burning out twice before 40.

How cheap is too cheap for a coffee? video

Coffix, the new cafe on the Wellington block, is selling all its coffees for $2.50. (File photo)

New Wellington cafe's $2.50 offer may be great for customers, but what about growers?

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Attracting more diversity into tech

Rohan Wakefield co-founded the Enspiral DevAcademy to combat the shortage of homegrown talent in the ICT sector, now he ...

A web development boot-camp wants to combat the tech industry's non-diverse foundations.

Shorter workday, healthier life video

In a high stress job? You might be better off working shorter days.

Forget employee wellness programs. Six-hour shifts are the answer to healthier, more efficient workers

What makes a good CEO?

"If you're good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be ...

Charismatic with an impeccable career trajectory? Nah, the surprising character traits the big boss needs.

The lowdown on low carbon

Marlborough Earth Day Party organiser Peter Deacon has prizes to give away, including a rechargeable light and radio.

Earth Day panel to cast aside differences to go green.


New chapter for colourful Whitianga hostel

On The Beach Backpackers in Whitianga is the only waterfront hostel in town.

Its paint job alone means there's no mistaking this Coromandel tourist mainstay.

The house that charity rebuilt

The house which will be sold to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

It beats the sausage sizzle - one charity is turning to property renovation to raise funds.

Fizz goes out of L&P plant

160113 Peter Meecham Fairfax Media. 
Ben Tameifuna, left, and Bundee Aki cycle past the iconic L&P bottle in Paeroa ...

Paeroa factory's bottling days are behind it, but the pipes that once carried the famous water remain.

Building a rung on the property ladder

Aiden McGillicuddy and Zoe Robinson on the section they bought in the Wellington suburb of Newlands. With house prices ...

Wellington couple gave up on buying their first home after finding they could build for less.

opinion & analysis

Cash is king of the investment realm

Cash comes into its own when investment conditions deteriorate.

OPINION: in a market downturn, cash is king. But it's not so regal in good investment times,

Making a pact with nature

23012016 Summer pix -  Moonrise at Anaura Bay  Taken by Wade Walker-Berben

OPINION: Let's remake our relationship with nature.

Grabbing the reins of disruption

Beetles and Kombis were so successful, they were in production for decades, teaching us a thing or two about disruption.

OPINION: Kombi was a disruptor, and new currency system Blockchain could be the same.

To the workplace sleazes video

The US Fox News channel dropped its top anchor Bill O'Reilly following a review of sexual harassment claims against him.

OPINION: "Some people are leg men, some are breast men," said an old boss of mine. Then it got creepier.


Farmers 'willing' to improve

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Cows come close to eat the grass on a dark overcast day in ...

New techniques for waste management making impression on farmers.

Honey crop 'worst in 10 years'

A beekeeper checks hives on Otago Peninsula during a season when many hives have struggled to produce enough honey to ...

Cold, wet, windy summer results in little or no honey in many hives.

Weak bids leaves wool unsold

Wool prices have been progressively heading down with only a few exceptions.

Strong wool farmers hopeful of a market turnaround were left disappointed.

Perendale stud thriving

Waikato perendale stud ram breeders Philip and Audrey Brandon are pursuing the genetics pathway in the fight against ...

 A passion for perendales goes with you wherever you go.


Apple under pressure to deliver video

For its redesigned phone, Apple has tested multiple prototypes with manufacturing partners in Asia.

The iPhone v Samsung Galaxy debate is about to get up another level as Apple need to deliver something "wow".

Jamie Oliver's taste for NZ tested

Jamie Oliver at his Canberra restaurant, Jamie's Italian.

Celebrity chef buys time in Australia, while NZ plans remain shrouded in mystery.

Celebrity chef's plan avoids collapse

Jamie Oliver's plan to buy back his restaurants has avoided collapse.

Court grants administrators and receivers extra time to buy back Jamie Oliver's restaurants.

Oz called on to ban plastic bags

A campaign in Australia to ban plastic bags is gaining momentum.

On average a plastic bag is used for 12 minutes and each one takes 1000 years to break down.

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