Mountainbike park seeks funds

Canada-based Jay Fry is one of those behind a $25 million proposed Christchurch Adventure Park.

A multimillion-dollar Port Hills mountainbike park is expected to open in October 2016

Branson on Yahoo's 'mistake'

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson said telecommuting typically improves productivity.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says Yahoo's ban on working from home is "a mistake".

Estate agent feels 'vindicated'

Chris Gollins is relieved to get a $10,000 fine from The Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal, which found him guilty of  backdating an agency agreement for a land sale.

The Wellington real estate agent found guilty of disgraceful conduct says the leniency of his fine clears him of suspicion.

Windflow shareholder ups stake

Geoff Henderson of Windflow Technology

Windflow Technology's elusive key shareholder David Iles, has jumped to a 42 per cent holding in the struggling manufacturer.

Mondayisation causing a headache

Parents spending time together on ANZAC weekend, from left, Kelly Jones, Robyn Cochrane and Sarah Stewart enjoying the long weekend.

The Holidays Amendment Bill has come roaring into the present, bringing with it some joy and a lot of confusion.

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industries

Buying an icon

The site where the bulk of the Christchurch railway station used to stand is now up for sale.

The former site of Christchurch's landmark railway station is on the market.

Shopping with animal instinct video

Supermarket chain, Countdown's marketing supremo Bridget Lamont, has become one of the most popular women in New Zealand after the launch of a second tranche of the company's cult craze - the "Super Animals" collectable cards.

Pizza Hut's 'Anzac' acronym fail

Mobile outage for Spark

money

KiwiSaver tax warning

Check your KiwiSaver tax rate now.

Some KiwiSavers are being overtaxed on the savings.

Parity slips out of reach

A drop in the kiwi dollar means parity with the Australian currency is further away than anticipated.

"Even a greenfields development like this ... it's taken years to get here, just because these are generational decisions," Bill English said.

Auckland defies curbs

Government's done everything it can to cap sky-rocketing house prices, English says.

small business

Country pub spreads wings

The new general manager of Greytown's White Swan hotel, Dale Keith, plans to capitalise on growing numbers of national and international tourists visiting Wairarapa.

The new manager of the landmark pub is aiming for a difficult balance.

Insurance education targets SMEs

Small businesses are the target of new resources aimed at ensuring more have sufficient insurance cover.

Chantillys co-owners Carolyn, left, and Lana Milne are concerned about the future of Invercargill's CBD.

Invercargill's 'lack of vision'

Invercargill leaders need to show vision for the city's central business district to survive, retailer Carolyn Milne says.

world

Obama shifts his pitch on TPP

US President Barack Obama says the Trans-Pacific Partnership should count among his signature initiatives.

6:16 PM  Obama is trying to place the trade pact alongside his signature domestic initiatives.

Streaming is a 'millennial missile'

HBO was missing out on nearly 10 million households that might want to watch the premium channel.

Caritas Internationalis humanitarian programme co-ordinator Mark Mitchell back home with his daughters Hannah,11, on left, and Emma,9. He has just been involved in relief work in Vanuatu,and is soon to head off again to Nepal.

Next stop, Nepal

Mark Mitchell has just returned from devastation in Vanuatu is preparing for the next disaster, in Nepal.

better business

Branson on Yahoo's 'mistake'

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson said telecommuting typically improves productivity.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says Yahoo's ban on working from home is "a mistake".

Reporter fired for Anzac Day tweets

Sports presenter goes on Twitter rant accusing Anzac soldiers of war atrocities.

Environment Southland has been awarded more than $30,000 in costs following the prosecution of Taha Asia Pacific.

Taha ordered to pay $30,000

Taha Asia Pacific has been ordered to pay more than $30,000 in costs to Environment Southland.

opinion & analysis

The Mondayisation of Anzac Day

Anzac Day day in lieu and extra pay rules are confusing if you usually work on a Saturday or a Monday.

OPINION: There has been some confusion as to what people do about the new phenomenon of the Mondayisation.

No dam progress, only $6.5m spent

OPINION: The trouble with big ideas, like irrigation schemes, is that they sometimes take so long to get going, they appear to have failed.

Getting SaaSy with your churn

OPINION: Check out the churn before sinking your money into a Saas business.

farming

Meetings 'fuel frustration'

Cambridge farmer Garry Reymer.

Radical change called for to the Fonterra Shareholders Council to better serve interests of 10,000-or-so farmer-owners.

Seed drill a Rolls Royce system

Feilding soil scientist and inventor is on a mission to save the world's soils and has created the "Rolls Royce" of direct drill seed machines.

The butchered remains of a shot cow lie in a roadside paddock.

Raiders butcher prized beef

Two valuable in-calf cows among cattle gunned down and butchered in a roadside paddock near Whakatane.

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