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Desk to survive quake crush video

Nick Maarhuis prepares to test his Quake Desk design against a standard wooden desk and a standard steel-frame desk by ...

An office earthquake life-saver? A falling BMW can't crush a Wellington inventor's $200 desk.

KiwiSaver changes ahead?

KiwiSaver recommendations released using stop-motion video clips.

11:55 AM  Retirement Commissioner unveils proposed KiwiSaver changes, but will MPs agree?

Will WRC go down?

Lawyer Stephen Franks.

 OPINION: Is it fair if councillors escape scot-free for financial imprudence?

$500m revamp in Wellington

The development would be a joint venture between the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and The Wellington Company.

Hotel, brewery and hundreds of new homes hinted at in new plans.

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Working hard to meet demands video

Murchison's Hampden Hotel and Commercial Hotel and Cafe owner Leigh Knowles.

The post-quake boom continues in Murchison as drivers get used to the busy inland route.

Top prime ewes reach $136

Prime ewes sold for as much as $136 at Christchurch sales.

Prime ewes sold for as much as $136 at Christchurch sales.

Baby steps towards business independence

Gabrielle Fletcher wrote an online package outlining baby steps to getting home-based childcare off the ground.

An Auckland mum has set up an online program for others looking to set up home-based childcare businesses.

City bus drivers strike

About 30 bus drivers turned out in the rain.

They're protesting for better conditions and pay. Meanwhile, their boss is driving a bus. 

Payout over death

Worksafe staff investigate the death of Robert Cave on a Wakefield church property.

Family of man who was fatally crushed by a log while doing community work will receive $172,000 from Corrections.

Prices up in large ewe sale

Ewe demand has been rising steadily the past few weeks.

Prices lifted $5 a head in the biggest ewe yarding of the season at Coalgate.

Clothing business makes a difference

Nick Thomas and Gina Veloz, owners of online company Little Givers.

A new business has a point of difference, it is making the difference to people in need.

Serving sizes vary wildly

Drinks have industry-standard serving sizes - but food doesn't.

How much is in a serving of food? Research reveals the answer isn't so straightforward.

Most surprising popular gift?

What do you get for that hard-to-buy person on your list? Socks, apparently.

The dowdy necessity long regarded as one of the most boring Christmas gifts ever is suddenly cool.

Demand for more data

The Pokemon Go craze has meant people want to be constantly connected to the virtual world.

As consumption of media increases, people are in need of more data.

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Eight ways to change KiwiSaver

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell is set to reveal her recommendations for changing KiwiSaver.

Recommendations to improve KiwiSaver are on the way, but how many of them are realistic?

How to pay off your credit card video

Vicki had a $14,000 credit card debt 4 years ago. Now, she owns her own home.

Bubble winners and losers

Kiwi personal debt 'mind-blowing'

Panama Papers

John Key keeps lid on hidden billions video

John Key has described criticism of New Zealand's foreign trust laws as a media beat-up.

Foreign trusts lobbyists seem to have watered down a NZ bill on better disclosure of the origins of secret cash.

Govt accepts foreign trusts plan video

Tax expert John Shewan has called for a shake up of New Zealand's laws around foreign trusts.

John Key accepts foreign trust rules need a radical overhaul following warnings not enough's being done to counter money laundering.

Judgment day for trusts video

The foreign trust inquiry by John Shewan has helped the Government save face.

NZ's foreign trust regime is a good little earner for some, but time may be running out.

Mossack Fonseca staffer held

Geneva prosecutors led a police raid of Mossack Fonseca's local office in which computer equipment was seized.

Computer specialist at the Panama law firm is taken into custody over huge leak.

small business

Bringing bacon to the city

The location of the new Bacon Brothers restaurant bar at 181 High St off Tuam St in Christchurch.

Bacon lovers rejoice: The Bacon Brothers' Burger Bar is coming to the city centre.

The only petrol for 110km

The petrol station in Awakino is up for sale.

It's not the petrol station at the end of the world, but it's close. And it could be yours.

Gault buys into Cocavo

Simon Gault says he loves the delicate flavour of Cocavo oil.

The company makes a product blended out of avocado and coconut oil.

Rock pubs ch-ch-changing

Dunedin's Captain Cook Tavern, affectionately known as The Cook by music lovers, has been refurbished into a gastro pub.

They nurtured our most beloved bands - now they're office blocks and restaurants.

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Bluebridge ferry sold

Bluebridge ferry Straitsman is now owned by funds managed by Champ Private Equity Group.

Ferry operator Strait Shipping and Freight Lines - both founded by transport industry legend Jim Barker - have been sold.

New bowling alley's fine view

"We're celebrating more than just the bowling now," SkyCity Hamilton general manager Michelle Baillie says.

As far as bowling alleys go, it may boast the best view in the country, possibly the world.

Giant mixer mishap

A man was caught between the mixing bowl and dough bin at the Yarrows The Bakers in Manaia.

He was making the last dough of the day when the 420kg mixing bowl crushed him.

Trade Me sells accommodation sites

Trade Me sells Travelbug and BookIt.

Accommodation website Travelbug and online booking engine BookIt have gone to a Hamilton firm.

opinion & analysis

Start saving for pay equity

Kristine Bartlett, a caregiver to the elderly in a rest home, fronted a pay equity test case.

OPINION: NZ employers may hear a knock at their office door in the not too distant future, followed by a pay equity claim.

Lyttelton Port supports construction of cruise ship terminal

Back in the boom times: The Seabourn Sojourn at Lyttelton in 2011.

OPINION: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch chief executive Peter Davie responds to speculation about the return of cruise ships to the port.

Let's cut Santa loose

Let's ditch the fake snow, Santa sweating in his red suit, reindeers and tinsel and focus on what Christmas really means ...

OPINION: Time to ditch the fake snow and Santa sweating in his red suit, and focus on what Christmas really means for Kiwis.

'Tis the time to be jolly for Labour? video

Prime Minister John Key leaves a hole, undoubtedly. But how will Labour and the Greens capitalise?

OPINION: Labour and the Greens have played it graciously, but they must be a little pleased.

farming

Fonterra boilover unlikely

Fonterra chairman John Wilson should have a less restless  AGM to chair tomorrow than he did last year.

Last year's fireworks are unlikely to repeat at Fonterra's annual general meeting today.

Hello deer, you're rare

Danish White Red deer fawns normally look like these two on the left. Stardust, however, looks completely different.

Rare arrivals at Taranaki wildlife park stun experienced deer farmers with unusual colour pattern.

Fined for snapping 210 tails

West Coast dairy farmer Warren McNabb has been disqualified from having any involvement with milking cows for six months.

Vet said he had never seen such "systematic and prolonged" abuse.

Finding Japan's sweet spot

Thursday could see temperature records fall.

Fonterra's cashing in on a voracious Japanese appetite for super-rich, premium icecream.

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Most surprising popular gift?

What do you get for that hard-to-buy person on your list? Socks, apparently.

The dowdy necessity long regarded as one of the most boring Christmas gifts ever is suddenly cool.

Robo-retail a prescient sign video

Jobs in high-skilled labour will increase while more menial jobs will become scarcer.

Like your job? Enjoy it and upskill before the robots take it away.

Paddle Pop pulls ad

A still image from the video that displayed the message: "True heroes balance energy intake and activity enjoy Paddle ...

Paddle Pop has pulled a 15-second kids' advertisement after a complaint about it was upheld.

Geese die in acidic mine water

Witnesses said the pit looked like "700 acres of white birds".

Thousands of migrating geese killed in US when taking refuge from snowstorm in an open air mine.

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