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Pascoe family ups Warehouse stake

Woolies has sold its stake in The Warehouse Group for $84.1 million.

The owner of Farmers says it is not planning a takeover of the big box retailer.

Port worker injured

Man has suspected broken arm and head injury after falling 2 metres while unloading a ship.

Competition holds power prices flat

NZ hotel prices rise


Rate rises are starting to hurt

rate rise, mortgage

I have a sense of fury and powerlessness at the speed my rates have been rising.

Know the hardship rules?

A once-yearly review seems to indicate people don't understand the KiwiSaver "financial hardship" rules.

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Michael Jordan joins rich list

Bill Gates ia still on top but Mark Zuckerberg joins top 20 and basketballer Jordan debuts.

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A business with an edge

HAVING A BALL: Dave Hannay in his Napier store King of Swords.

Dave Hannay went to the Port of Napier for a small parcel. Instead, he found a six-metre container full of swords.

Firm exports good vibrations

Start-up Myovolt is preparing for the global launch of its vibrating, wearable technology.

In Australia, both parents became more stressed after the birth of a child, but for the mother the effect was three times as big.

Stop stress becoming toxic

Small disputes between staff can become hugely damaging in a small business.


Hart slips a place on rich list

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Packaging tycoon Graeme Hart falls four places to 195 in Forbes ranking, one of just two Kiwis.

Protests leave shelves bare

Brazilian police sent in backup troops to control striking truckers after demonstrations turned violent.

BUILDING TRUST: Greece's fate remains entwined with the euro's survival.

Greek crisis revives euro doubts

The risk of a Greek exit from the EU comes amid signs the euro zone is turning the corner.

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Kapiti care worker wins pay case

The Honorable Peter Graham QC warned against getting rid of the shareholder meeting rule.

An Employment Court decision could mean a big pay day for 35,000 NZ workers.

How to wine and dine clients

Getting the rules right can really seal the deal when taking clients out for a meal.

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Rude cake baker gets record $168K

Former credit union staffer who iced a cake with derogatory comments 'relieved and elated' at decision.

opinion & analysis

Record payout takes the cake

NZ dollars, cash, money

OPINION: Abuse your employer and get over $150K? The Human Rights Tribunal is sending a strong message.

Customers want help first, selling last

OPINION: How can you move away from bragging about your product to giving prospective customers genuinely useful information?

BOSS: Pope Francis recently declared that paying employees off the books is a very serious sin.

Wrestling with angels and redundancy

OPINION: Moral issues that the Pope was recently wrestling with are the very same ones that our courts have wrestled with.


Only vicious insecticides work

The Queensland Fruit Fly.

Ruud Kleinpaste explains what people need to know about the fruit fly

Treating heat stress in horses

Nutrition is an important factor in how horses cope with heat.

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Manuka trial on the money

Manuka plantations could be a money earner for marginal Waikato hill country.


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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