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Oh dear, Ikea

First it was Apple, then Samsung. Will Ikea be the next retailer to charge Kiwis way over the odds?

On a wing and a prayer

HELIPRO It's turbulent times for aviation, with the financial collapse of helicopter firm Helipro and Vincent Aviation, and it fears it is being choked by red tape.

Projects strain Wgtn labour

Construction worker/ Hard hat Infrastructure projects will require more labour than the region can offer, recruitment firm says.

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

Abattoir Leading meat processor Silver Fern Farms could be about to bring in multiple investment partners from within NZ or overseas.

Ebos looks further afield

Ebos chief executive, Patrick Davies. Ebos Group has bought Australian-based pet food company Black Hawk Premium Pet Care for $57.8 million, and says further acquisitions are on the horizon.

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Eighty new jobs as milk factory exports to Asia

Darfield Fonterra Fonterra's new $120 million facility UHT plant at Waitoa creates 80 new jobs.

Shock forestry findings

Safety failures in the forestry sector extend all the way up the supply chain.

Projects strain Wgtn labour

Ebos looks further afield

Auckland rates plan 'cynical'

Auckland generic, harbour, skyline Business groups slam Auckland Mayor Len Brown's plan to shift the rates burden onto business to spare homeowners.

ANZ clips wings of Qantas scheme

ANZ dashes the hopes of customers hoping to score free flights using its Qantas-linked credit cards.

You've earned it but don't flaunt it all

Kiwisaver's comeback kings

Lean times ahead for investors

Investors with money in the bank may have to get used to many years of low interest rates, according to a broker.

Internet maestro on next voyage

Seeby Woodhouse An entrepreneur who founded internet company Orcon and then sold it for $24 million is building another fast-growth internet business.

The place is a real fright

Halloween was the perfect time for an Auckland couple to launch a spooky business in a remote Wairarapa cabin.

A boost for couriers

Peony firm wins business award

Tiny budget yields results

From a Motukarara garage to the finals of the 2014 Canterbury Champions awards, BioBrew has come a long way.

OceanaGold profit slides 61pc

Gold bars Goldminer's third-quarter profit is well under last year's, but the company says it will meet full-year guidance.

US economy grows 3.5pc

Smaller trade deficit and more defence spending buoy the world's biggest economy, but growth may be slowing.

Foursome a deal-maker: wife

Facebook's advertising revenue soars

US Federal Reserve ends 'easy money'

The Fed decides to end its quantitative easing stimulus programme, after six years of pumping money into the economy.

Some hope for High Street

Abel Butler Bricks-and-mortar stores struggling with online shopping told they need to "fight fire with fire".

Boss told PA to 'show her nipples'

Staffer abused by her boss after she used Facebook too often is awarded $10K by the ERA.

Fair Go: He's not authorised

Workers' beliefs must be respected

Yealands top sustainability winner

Yealands Estate Wines and DB Breweries are among the companies recognised in this year's Sustainable 60 awards.

Directors, stocks and tomatoes

mike o'donnell MOD Who watches the watchers when it comes to company directors?

Fighting fraud together

Banks will stand by their customers in the case of genuine fraud, but customers need to keep their passwords and PINs safe.

The creeping social housing crisis

R&D centres key to vibrant economy

PGC shares suspended

Chalkie keeps his feet dry as he digs deeper into PGC's audit woes.

Navy women rise through the ranks

CORINA BRUCE Women now hold a commanding presence in the navy.

A mind-cleansing journey

No answers but former mayor is finding peace on 800km walk in thinking about son's accidental death.

Stories to tell young women

More women in NZ boardrooms

A daughter's legacy

Anti-domestic violence campaigner Lesley Elliott wins top prize at 2014 Women of Influence awards.

Deer breeders world leaders

Clive Jermy Clive Jermy has played a leading role in the rise of the New Zealand deer breeding industry. Now he is scaling back his involvement.

Egg farm plan protest

Giant chickens have taken to the streets of Whangarei, to protest what would be the country's biggest egg factory farm.

Shrek's still the star

Westland plans shop-ready milk

Tail myths docked

Researchers have blown away myths that lambs with long tails grow quicker and are better-yielding.

The startup formula

Dan Khan_strap There is an equation for building a flourishing business.

Alan Bollard wrangles APEC

Keeping APEC’s 70-odd working groups singing from the same songsheet is providing more than enough challenge.

Smooth food operators

Conquering sweet temptation

How I keep well: Scott Rice

Scott Rice, founder of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, is a former national swimming rep - but these days she keeps fit by running.

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Australian Dollar 0.886
Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.487
Hong Kong Dollar 6.045
Japanese Yen 87.560
Singapore Dollar 1.003
US Dollar 0.779

Prices as at 4:10 pm, 1 Nov