PM slams Super boss' super funds video

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr has been tipped as the next Reserve Bank Governor.

0 min ago  Bill English says heads could roll after NZ's highest-paid public servant received 36 per cent pay rise despite his objection.

Court rules against Dotcom

Kim Dotcom has been battling extradition through the courts.

18 min ago  The High Court has ruled against Kim Dotcom - and the case is set to head back to court.

Auckland crossing derailed video

The eastern side of Auckland Harbour Bridge where the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing tunnel is planned to be built.

Phil Goff's preference for buses over rail in $4b harbour tunnel labelled "crazy".

No more Cadbury for me video

Cadbury's chocolate bars and garish packaging are targeted at the homogenous tastes of millions of people globally.

3:43 PM  OPINION: Why I'll never be buying Cadbury's chocolate again.

Borrowers shift to fix

ANZ is one bank that has noticed more borrowers want fixed-term rates.

When a first-home buyer took out a mortgage, she decided to fix the bulk of it.

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NZ Post's split fortunes

NZ Post chief executive Sir Brian Roche said while cost-cutting would continue, the results of postal business were ...

Kiwibank costs are up and margins are squeezed as it continues to split from NZ Post.

Building industry can't cope, Goff says video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

The building industry is not geared up to produce the number of houses needed in Auckland, according to the city's mayor Phil Goff.

Spark seeks merger injunction

Generic pic to illustrate Vodafone NZ Sky merger story

Spark follows through on plan to seek injunction that would delay Sky/Vodafone merger.

Bank: Customers signed away right to privacy

Nicky Hager, author of Dirty Politics, had his home raided by police.

Bank argued customers agreed to data being given to police, by signing terms and conditions.

Lotto won't solve your farm woes

Be in to win, unless you are a loss making farmer.

if you farm is going downhill don't bother buying a Lotto ticket.

Cows that can take the heat

Dairy Solutionz will be looking to market their heat tolerant dairy genetics in tropical countries as well as New Zealand.

A Waikato company has launched a new dairy cattle breed capable of performing in tropical conditions.

Paua ban extended

Jason Ruawai is chairman of PauaMAC3, the representative body for professional paua divers in Canterbury.

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Facebook gives more paid leave

Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced extended, paid bereavement and sick care leave for employees of the company.

If a family member dies, a Facebook employee will get 20 days off, or six weeks to care for the ill.

Beetle numbers up despite weather

AgResearch work has shown that raising the pH of the soil using lime reduces black beetle numbers.

Black beetle populations are high despite the wet Waikato summer.

Salon uses banned chemical

Kiwi Nails & Spa Silverdale used a product that can cause irritation, dizziness, nail damage and deformed nail growth.

Auckland beauty salon used high-risk substance in room with no fan or vent.

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money

Kiwibank profits down

While Kiwibank's branch at Queensgate in Lower Hutt reopened quickly after the November earthquake, the state-owned bank ...

State-owned bank says its margins are coming under pressure, with profits falling.

Moving back in with the folks

 OPINION: Having adult children move back in can make immense financial sense.

Buyers slowly regaining confidence

Nigel Latta: Spend to be happy video

small business

Volkswagen launches new dealership

Volkswagen NZ general manager Tony Ruddenklau at the new Volkswagen showroom in invercargill.

The first European car dealership had its official opening in Invercargill on Friday night.

Baby boom means business for Belinda

Wanaka businesswoman Belinda Smalls.

Stick with your dreams and just go with it, Wanaka businesswoman says.

'I was the sucker who fell for it'

Sonja Christensen feels like she has been let down by the Make Space initiative supported by Napier City Council.

Hawke's Bay woman left deflated after council initiative to help her business failed to deliver.

Bank closure 'disaster'

ANZ Molesworth Street, Wellington has been closed since the November earthquake.

ANZ Molesworth Street closure is "disappointing" for an area in need of recovery.

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Investigation unearths breaches

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the Employment Relations Authority after breaching minimum employment ...

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the ERA after breaching employment standards.

5 tips for business success

The end of the financial year is the ideal time to reflect on your business and set it up for success for the next.

Start the new financial year in the best possible position.

Chart: School leavers

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First major NCEA exams started today. Photo: Riccarton High School ...

Which region has the most students leaving school with at least NCEA level 2?

Staff shortages bite

Well-known Otago restauranteur Fleur Sullivan has been reduced to washing dishes because of problems getting staff.

Once some of the easiest jobs to get, restaurant and stores are now crying out for workers.

property

Building industry can't cope, Goff says video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

The building industry is not geared up to produce the number of houses needed in Auckland, according to the city's mayor Phil Goff.

Borrowers shift to fix

ANZ is one bank that has noticed more borrowers want fixed-term rates.

When first-home buyer Pippa Jefferies took out a mortgage recently, she decided to fix the bulk of it.

House of God for sale video

The former Church of the Ascension in Point Chevalier has a CV of more than $3 million.

A 99-year-old Auckland church listed for the first time is likely to sell for an ungodly sum.

Tricky Sticky Forest issues aired in Wanaka

Bike Wanaka's Sticky Forest meeting was attended by an estimated 450 people.

I want to be really transparent about what we want to do, Maori working group representative Mike Beresford says.

opinion & analysis

Experts are people too

Shamubeel Eaqub says experts should reconnect with a wider society in the way they communicate.

OPINION: Except for a handful, most academics are invisible in public life, sidelined and ridiculed.

Procrastination's naked truth

Procrastination prevents many people from achieving their goals.

OPINION: Victor Hugo wrote naked so he had a good way to avoid procrastination and get himself working.

Keeping it clean

Fast changing technology offers opportunity for economic gains.

It's still very early days for electric vehicles in New Zealand, but the trends are promising in both passenger and commercial sectors.

Retailers prepare for foreign invasion

Wellington Department store Kirkcaldie and Stains doorman Neville Wellbourn and another staff member shut the doors for ...

OPINION: Retailers are bracing for the arrival of more global brands which threaten to slash prices.

farming

Shareholders choose takeover

Shareholders ope for Chinese takeover of Blue Sky Meats in Southland.

A Chinese takeover of Southland processor Blue Sky Meats has been given shareholder approval.

Gun taken for farmer's safety

The November quake split land in half, like this farm in Kekerengu.

Police confiscate gun as fragile drought and quake-hit farmers hit breaking point.

Agria shareholders up in arms

New Zealand agricultural services company PGG Wrightson, majority controlled by Agria Corp, is involved in livestock ...

Chinese majority owner of PGG Wrightson in strife with shareholders.

War on rustlers to go high-tech

Stock theft is estimated to cost Kiwi farmers about $120 million a year.

A new animal tracking system could be a valuable weapon in war on stock theft.

world

Facebook gives more paid leave

Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced extended, paid bereavement and sick care leave for employees of the company.

If a family member dies, a Facebook employee will get 20 days off, or six weeks to care for the ill.

Kraft Heinz withdraws Unilever offer

A Heinz Ketchup bottle sits next to a box of Kraft macaroni. Kraft Heinz made an $143 billion offer on competitor ...

Kraft Heinz made a surprise $143 billion offer on its rival Unilever - and got rejected.

Airbnb scams on the rise video

Airbnb and its competitors aren't just giving you the chance to live like a local, anywhere in the world. They're also ...

The six-bedroom "Bondi Beach luxury villa," listed at $780 a night for 12 people, was actually in Florida.

Cafe charges tourists for electricity

Charge for a charge: A cafe owner is making customers pay if they want to plug in their devices.

A grumpy business owner is sick of customers asking to charge their phones, so she's making them pay.

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