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RBNZ's kiwi efforts praised

NZ dollar down Reserve Bank wins applause from manufacturers and exporters over its move to dampen the currency. | Kiwi quiet ahead of auction

'Armed maniac' jailed for fraud

John Fagan 6:26pm Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.

Air NZ defends airfares

5:32pm Air New Zealand says prices are significantly lower than five years ago, but it will keep trying to bring fares down.

Juken NZ fined $57K over injury

Forestry 5:42pm A forestry and timber company has been fined after a worker lost part of his finger in an accident.

Business sentiment sours

economy Business confidence has dropped to its lowest level in two years.

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NZX50 5,253.231 arrow -6.276 -0.12%
ASX200 5,264.220 arrow -49.200 -0.90%
DOW 17,071.220 arrow -41.900 -0.30%
NASDAQ 4,505.850 arrow -6.300 -0.10%
FTSE 6,646.600 arrow -2.800 0.00%
NIKKEI 16,310.640 arrow 80.800 0.50%
H-SENG 23,229.210 arrow -449.200 -1.90%

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Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
MGL 0.170 arrow 0.015 9.68%
BLT 0.023 arrow 0.001 4.55%
BFW 2.600 arrow -0.100 -3.70%
XRO 21.600 arrow 0.600 2.86%
PGC 0.390 arrow 0.010 2.63%
PPL 0.420 arrow 0.010 2.44%
MHI 1.250 arrow -0.030 -2.34%

Price as at 6:49 pm, 30 Sep

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.892
Euro 0.615
British Pound 0.480
Hong Kong Dollar 6.058
Japanese Yen 85.390
Singapore Dollar 0.995
US Dollar 0.780

Price as at 6:50 pm, 30 Sep

'Armed maniac' jailed for fraud

John Fagan Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.

Air NZ defends airfares

Air New Zealand says prices are significantly lower than five years ago, but it will keep trying to bring fares down.

Kiwi quiet ahead of dairy auction

Business sentiment sours

The poverty trap of Gen Y

mortgage I have great empathy for people who do not own their own home as I fear they will never be able too.

Dive of the kiwi

NZ dollar slumps again after currency intervention of more than half a billion dollars.

Fuel up 2 cents a litre

Helping hand for leaky homes

Modest rent rises tipped

Two thirds of landlords plan to raise rents but most see that hike being less than 5 per cent.

Building a great small business team

Victoria Crone_thumb2 Building a great team is about more than just hiring the right people, Xero's NZ boss says.

App aims to cut coffee queues

A Kiwi food ordering app is taking a bite out of the highly competitive hospitality business.

Delivering data to the farm

Success comes from work

Connecting Kiwis in the Big Apple

Design firm owner Ronnie Peters is helping Kiwi expats adjust to the demands of New York.

Richest American no surprise

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US judge holds Argentina in contempt

Judge rules the South American country was in contempt of court for defying his orders over repaying US hedge funds.

Sri Lanka seeks to trademark cinnamon success

Antarctica deserves to be valued

Adidas plans NY centre

Rural Germany Adidas responds to losing 'cool' battle with Nike by shifting key design roles.

Good relationships hinge on trust

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Claim fails, employer gets bill

Pike River: 'Worst of everything'

Old-school office skills that still matter

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Win recognition of job well done

Post-election trading - which largely ignored turbulence in offshore markets - showed renewed interest in building and construction stocks.

Global recovery is just talk

Thinking smarter on quake-risk law

Tapping a world of opportunity

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Tough path to top for airport boss

Kaye McNabb The boss of Nelson's airport company used a sledgehammer to smash the glass ceiling that threatened to crush her early hopes of ascending the corporate ladder.

Rising through the ranks

When computer science graduate Corina Bruce joined the Navy in 1983, she was sailing into uncharted waters.

Olympian drives prefab growth

Stories to tell young women

Wild in city's heartland

They say you should never work with children or animals, but Karen Fifield has done both.

Synlait gets Chinese tick

Synlait Milk Synlait Milk receives its long-awaited approval to be be a registered manufacturer of infant formula in China.

Court told of starving stock on farm

Court hears of dead and starving stock at a Murchison farm, and farmer who refused to feed them.

Meat shortage looms

Dairy investors sought

Strawberries a delicious mystery

It's almost always not until Labour Weekend that Paul Hammington sees the fruits of his labours.

Mapping out the job market

Books_strap A new book looks at why some regions offer career opportunities and become innovation hubs while others falter.

Riding the Xero horse

Cloud accounting company Xero’s success has opened the door to global markets for other software developers.

Making awards worth the work

McBride unveils new venture

Scientific innovation and certainty

The confidence of the scientific world stems from a long road of self doubt.

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Australian Dollar 0.892
Euro 0.615
British Pound 0.480
Hong Kong Dollar 6.058
Japanese Yen 85.390
Singapore Dollar 0.995
US Dollar 0.780

Prices as at 6:50 pm, 30 Sep