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The dark side of adventure tourism

Helen and Bosco Peters An audit of adventure tourism operators is to be completed this year. So how safe is the industry now?

Ethnic SMEs offered advice

Wenceslaus Anthony An advisory board designed to promote cultural diversity in the workplace and support small business will launch next week.

Staff adopt slide time

trade me It's become obligatory for big tech companies to have quirky and colourful offices.

Delays not our fault, say builders

Williams and Co A company promising new homes 'faster' says delays and disappointments are mainly not of its making.

Simpson breaking barriers

Tania Simpson The corporate heights to which Reserve Bank board member Tania Simpson has risen were founded in small business.

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Australian Dollar 0.915
Euro 0.635
British Pound 0.507
Hong Kong Dollar 6.604
Japanese Yen 87.470
Singapore Dollar 1.063
US Dollar 0.852

Price as at 12:10 pm, 2 Aug

Staff adopt slide time

trade me It's become obligatory for big tech companies to have quirky and colourful offices.

CCHL set to take over LPC

Shares in Lyttelton Port Company shot up nearly 25 per cent after Chch City Council said it intends to buy the shares it did not already own.

Simpson breaking barriers

The dark side of adventure tourism

Dream property now nightmare

Pietta Collins Couple say their new apartment is uninhabitable thanks to internal pillars they weren't warned about.

Petrol 4c a litre too high: AA

Global petrol prices have fallen equivalent of 12c a litre since the last price cut, AA says.

Scam targets Auckland immigrants

Kiwi rich listers' wealth tops $50b

Kids' lunch trend explodes

Parents who buy fancy school lunch gear say it's worth it as it lasts longer than disposable items.

Ethnic SMEs offered advice

Wenceslaus Anthony An advisory board designed to promote cultural diversity in the workplace and support small business will launch next week.

Designs on high performance

Two designers mix experience of outdoor equipment and high fashion to create a new brand of luggage and clothing.

Kelp is on the way

Tech firms get Branson bump

Dentists offer free 100 fillings

Hamilton husband and wife team hope to put smiles back on 100 deserving faces.

GMO ban boosts Tasmania

Angus Bulls, Tasmania feedlot Tasmania is a model of high-end agriculture, thanks to its ban on genetically modified food crops and animal feed.

Zero tolerance call on strip clubs

Male executive trips to strip clubs are "misplaced" and shut out women from high level decisions, women say.

Food scare tests Chinese loyalty

Argentina defaults on debt

Adidas warns of Russia risks

The sports equipment maker cuts plans for new stores in the troubled region and lowers its profit forecast.

Can't live with or without data

pattrick smellie If it weren't for Kim Dotcom, it would seem laughable that the US would place much value on having a "no spying" agreement with NZ.

Xero leading way in Australia

The time is right for New Zealand tech companies to expand into Australia.

This is law-making 'at its worst'

Focus on health and safety sharpens

Stop building castles in the air

Why Chalkie thinks lines company regulation is a waste of effort.

IBM high-flier loses dismissal claim

laptop A former high-flying IBM salesman has lost his claim against the technology company for constructive dismissal.

Labour-hire firms - low pay warning

As the labour-hire business explodes, unions warn it means lower pay for workers.

Real estate agent numbers recover

Job trial rules not followed

A new generation of job-seekers

Almost three-quarters of Gen Y-ers use their smartphone when looking for jobs.

Emerging leader: Althea Carbon

Althea Carbon is a 25-year-old lawyer who has also poured her considerable energies into the non-profit sector.

Emerging leader: Fiona Bradley

Fiona Bradley, 27, is a qualified and practicing pharmacist and a young leader in GirlGuiding New Zealand.

Emerging leader: Jade Leung

Emerging leader: Toyah Attwell

Cooper's prestigious accolade

Dame Trelise Cooper has become the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Mercedes-Benz Hall of Fame.

China's skyscraper mania

China skyscraper mania Suzhou isn't even the biggest city in Jiangsu province, yet it's joining a rush for the sky.

China slowdown hits NZ

A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

Extra China flights in summer

a2 Milk Company approval

Food scare tests Chinese loyalty

Chinese consumer loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut, is tested.

'Iconic slice of NZ' sold

Lochinver The Chinese firm that bought the Crafar farms has signed a conditional deal for another large block.

Fonterra director retires

Jim van der Poel will leave the dairy co-operative's board in November, after 12 years of service.

US beef numbers crunched

Pengxin buys more farmland

How much are our bees worth?

Bees are worth $5.1 billion to the New Zealand economy each year, but all is not well with them.

Yearning to be free

David Slack Have Auckland Transport stumbled upon a truth universally acknowledged?

Steven Blackburn: How I keep well

Xbox New Zealand's manager Steven Blackburn enjoys the physical and mental release of trail running.

Sainsbury's fund lamb R&D

How to make it in America

US first port of call for Jade

Jade has implemented its marine terminal software in ten American ports, from Philadelphia to New Orleans.

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Australian Dollar 0.915
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British Pound 0.507
Hong Kong Dollar 6.604
Japanese Yen 87.470
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US Dollar 0.852

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