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A boost but not a game changer

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPPA press conference.

After all of the promises, warnings and hysteria, the culmination of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) feels like something of an anti-climax.

TPPA: What we know

Trade negotiators were almost dead on their feet. What did they achieve?

Wine exporters welcome trade deal

Media man's guilty plea


Broadband sting moving home

Some customers complained about continuing to receive charges from one provider after they had transferred their accounts to another.

Broadband users found no service when they moved home, even if they tried to checked first.

Low rates boost affordability

Housing affordability is improving, report shows, but don't expect that to last.

Southern Cross Pet Insurance's five biggest claims for cats were for traumatic injury, peritonitis and kidney disorder.

Pricey pooches, costly cats

Bills rack up quickly when animals are injured.

small business

Shunting into business success

Nathan Hutchinson, left, teamed up with his former boss Bryce Moller to turn his university project into a successful business.

Courier services company Shunt started as a university project but is turning out to be a fast-growing success.

How coffee prices compare

How does Hamilton stack up in the coffee wars against Wellington?

The team from app company Postr, including head of partnerships Roger Shakes (left), founder Milan Reinartz, chief technology officer Mark Penman and head of sales Megan Hansen is already looking to expand into Asia.

Free data in return for ads

App company Postr and Skinny Mobile have launched a new app that offers a win-win for users and advertisers.


The rising human cost of the Islamic State economy

The Al-Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. In the midday sun the deserted streets are empty in the camp except for children.

Before the Islamic State captured a town in Syria, gas for the stove cost the equivalent of 50 cents. But as the militants settled in, the cost shot up to US$32 (NZ$49).

A great deal for NZ?

Kiwis won't face increased medicine costs as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

US stocks have jumped again, for the fifth day in a row.

Wall St stocks jump again

US stocks have risen for the fifth day in a row on the back of rising oil prices and a possible delay in interest rates hike.

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Wattie's puzzled by light beans

Contents of a 420g can of baked beans being weighed.

A baked beans fan has encountered a weighty problem.

Companies fined for workplace injury

Two companies have been fined over a workplace accident which knocked a man out.

Trade Me is reporting more applications for advertised roles.

Job market softens

The cost of living and houses appears to be driving more Aucklanders to look for work elsewhere.

opinion & analysis

A modest deal that comes with costs

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

19 min ago  Forget the lofty talk about how much of the Earth’s landmass the TPP covers – for New Zealand, this looks like a slim achievement at best.

Financial services in EU firing line

OPINION: The European Union is considering the controversial "Robin Hood tax".

New Zealand must pounce on multi-national tax dodgers like Google, Facebook and Apple, Mike Yardley says.

Yardley: Time to tax Google

OPINION: New Zealand must pounce on multi-national tax dodgers like Google, Facebook and Apple.


TPPA: What we know

Businesses will have to make the most of the cards they have been dealt by the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Trade negotiators were almost dead on their feet. What did they achieve?

Dairy price rollercoaster ride?

Warning that price risk lies in market concerns about a looming dairy commodity products shortage.

One of the benefits of sheep dairy was that farmers could generate three incomes from the one animal: milk, meat and wool.

Big future for sheep milk

According to some experts, sheep milking could become a billion dollar industry in NZ.

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