KiwiRail cost-saving plan 'nuts'

KiwiRail says it hasn't made a decision on whether it will replace its electric locomotives with diesels, but the union warns the latest cost-cutting proposals would cost hundreds of jobs.

11:47 AM  Cash-strapped KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines, which could cost hundreds of jobs, union warns.

Marrying a second time

Generic pic of wedding rings on a bride and groom.

If you married young, chances are your estate was not exactly a goldmine.

Cat food linked to slavery ring

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia.

Kiwi cat owners who buy their moggies Fancy Feast or Iams branded food may have unwittingly supported a slavery ring.

More milk powder in auction

Better growing conditions have increased milk supply in the latter part of the season.

Fonterra says it will increase milk powder for sale on GlobalDairyTrade platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction.

Investor sought for trainer

Schacht and his stationary wind braked trainer the Revbox ERG.

The future of a new training bike has been put to a community vote on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

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KiwiRail cost-saving plan 'nuts'

KiwiRail says it hasn't made a decision on whether it will replace its electric locomotives with diesels, but the union warns the latest cost-cutting proposals would cost hundreds of jobs.

11:47 AM  Cash-strapped KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines, which could cost hundreds of jobs, union warns.

Cat food linked to slavery ring

Kiwi cat owners who buy their moggies Fancy Feast or Iams branded food may have unwittingly supported a slavery ring in Southeast Asia.

'Work together' over port

Big fishery catch gap possible

money

Interest advice on credit cards

'RESPONSIBLE' MOVE: Only a third of US customers paid their credit card off in full, while in New Zealand that figure was over half.

Credit card users will get a warning that paying off less now will cost them more later.

Nightmare on Loan Street

Mortgagee sales attract bargain hunters like a harrier hawk to roadkill.

Credit card, eftpos, electronic sales, retail

Credit card sweetener warning

Customers advised to take care as banks fight for new business.

small business

Designers choose Kiwi-made

Designer Jon Dyball and operations officer Anita Lock from designer brand High Society.

Customers are now looking for the New Zealand-made tag when buying boutique clothes, New Zealand designer Jon Dyball says.

Awards for joinery businesses

Joinery companies received a confidence boost after being recognised at the first regional Master Joiners Awards held in Nelson.

TAKING IT EASY: Disgruntled employees can do a great deal of damage in the weeks between resigning and leaving.

The easiest 4 weeks of your life?

Disgruntled employees can do a great deal of damage in the weeks between resigning and leaving.

world

Kiwi on A$1.9m bribery charge

Sky's the limit: The CBA announced a first-half profit of $4.62 billion this morning.

Kiwi is second person to be charged with corruptly receiving payments from a supplier.

Warren's buffett all junk-food

Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart, but his breakfast of Coke and potato sticks isn't.

GIVING IT AWAY: "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

Apple CEO to donate fortune

Apple CEO joins the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.

better business

KiwiRail cost-saving plan 'nuts'

KiwiRail says it hasn't made a decision on whether it will replace its electric locomotives with diesels, but the union warns the latest cost-cutting proposals would cost hundreds of jobs.

11:47 AM  Cash-strapped KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines, which could cost hundreds of jobs, union warns.

Live chat: Employment matters

Have any work-related questions? Lawyer Bridget Smith is here from midday to give some answers.

Hands off the family home.

Fair trading?

Bank and real estate company are being sued for more than $1m after property deal soured.

opinion & analysis

Trigger-happy tax critics miss bullseye

Mike O'Donnell

OPINION: Critics hitting out at small pieces of the online tax conundrum might do well to spend more time refining their aim, rather than just letting fly.

Report calls for overhaul of red meat industry

OPINION: When it comes to arguments over how to structure New Zealand agriculture, it seems there's nothing new under the sun.

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Bledisloe wharf, Container Terminal, Auckland. Ports of Auckland. Containers. Container ship. cargo

Auckland port defends plan

OPINION: Ports of Auckland CEO says the port can't handle Auckland's growth without extra room.

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Fonterra adds more to auction

Better growing conditions have increased milk supply in the latter part of the season.

Fonterra has announced it will increase the amount of milk powder for sale on the GlobalDairyTrade platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction.

City kids schooled in rural

You don't have to get your boots dirty to enjoy a career in primary industries.

Organic dairy farmer Janet Fleming is happy with Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

Organic push 'worth wait'

A South Taranaki organic farmer is welcoming Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

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Cloud in unexpected places

UNEXPECTED PLACES: It would be easy to think that the farming, fishing and forestry industries are immune to shifts in technology, but nimble business thinking and agile technologies are changing the local game.

It would be easy to think the farming, fishing and forestry industries would be immune to shifts in technology, but you'd be wrong.

Telcos under the gun

Consumer NZ says internet providers are doing a worse job and customers are more likely to be dissatisfied.

DAVID MCLEAN: Acting NZ chief executive since June last year, when he was flown in from New York.

Kiwi gets top job at Westpac NZ

David McLean was drawn home from the bright lights of New York City by the allure of his "dream job".

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