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shoppers The economic party might be winding down but shoppers aren't ready to leave the dance floor.

Socialite proud of banned ad

Carls's Jr 4:34pm Paris Hilton tweets the world that her latest raunchy Carl's Jr ad has been banned in New Zealand.

Major Auckland development planned

House construction 3:58pm Apartment blocks and multi-level terrace homes may be built at Three Kings Quarry by Fletcher Building.

More Spark job cuts may come

Simon Moutter 4:40pm Spark chief refuses to guarantee job cuts are over but says any changes will be small and slow.

Housing WOF supporters frustrated

rental housing A rental housing warrant of fitness won't get introduced without government leadership, a health advocate says.

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PIL 0.050 arrow 0.004 8.70%
GXH 1.940 arrow 0.110 6.01%
RAK 0.320 arrow -0.020 -5.88%
SEA 0.022 arrow 0.001 4.76%
CAV 1.050 arrow -0.040 -3.67%
KMD 3.050 arrow 0.100 3.39%

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Australian Dollar 0.909
Euro 0.630
British Pound 0.495
Hong Kong Dollar 6.308
Japanese Yen 88.830
Singapore Dollar 1.032
US Dollar 0.814

Price as at 5:20 pm, 19 Sep

More Spark job cuts may come

Simon Moutter Spark chief refuses to guarantee job cuts are over but says any changes will be small and slow.

Major Auckland development planned

Apartment blocks and multi-level terrace homes may be built at Three Kings Quarry by Fletcher Building.

Migration boom hits record high

Visitor arrival numbers rise

Young voters neglected

youth vote, Kathlene Cook Lower rent, cheaper food and less tax are top of young people's financial wishlist before tomorrow's election.

A million-dollar property plan

Property expert Mal James provides advice on a three-point-plan that will help you find the perfect new home.

Bad news for buyers

Scottish 'Yes' for Kiwi shoppers

Hungry days are ahead

Anti-poverty campaign Live Below the Line challenges people to feed themselves for just $2.25 a day.

Get your brand on the racks

Harvey Nichols Having your product picked up by a department store is a big coup. So how do you get your brand in the door?

Entrepreneurs nervous about vote

Their economic outlook remains positive but the election and chances of a change in government and new policy agendas prompts some caution.

Get up and running lean

Moving your business to the US

Jyoti Morningstar: How I keep well

The founder of yoga fashion brand We’ar stays healthy by doing yoga, swimming and surfing.

Socialite proud of banned ad

Carls's Jr Paris Hilton tweets the world that her latest raunchy Carl's Jr ad has been banned in New Zealand.

No longer Crazy Jack Ma

Alibaba's founder believed in the internet's business potential when few other Chinese did, and is now worth $27 billion.

Alibaba IPO prices at top end

Tax crackdown a step closer

Celtic tiger roars again

Ireland's economy is growing rapidly, leading economists to declare the country's debt crisis dead and buried.

Status quo for employment law

Peter Cullen The election is almost here yet the main parties are playing it steady with industrial relations.

Stick or twist this election

This election is a choice between rhetoric and reality, complacency and ambition, the past and the future.

Will ye go, lads and lassies, or will ye no?

Little things that count in life?

Aussie CEO pay down but still too high

Compared with the money mere mortals take home, CEO pay in Australia is the lowest it has been for 11 years.

Act breach costs $20,000

south pacific meats South Pacific Meats has been ordered to pay $20,000 for breaching the Employment Relations Act.

Firms warned over migrant fees

Many employers are not aware migrant staff are paying off fees up to $13,000 to come to NZ.

Victory over fine print

Social media tips for business

Corporate social responsibility lags

NZ organisations know about Corporate Social Responsibility but why are they so slow to implement it?

Rising through the ranks

Corina Bruce When computer science graduate Corina Bruce joined the Navy in 1983, she was sailing into uncharted waters.

CEOs Uncovered: Victoria Crone

Xero's multi-sport-loving managing director is ready to steer the company towards a US listing.

Stories to tell young women

Heaphy in Women of Influence finals

Olympian drives prefab growth

Former snowboarder Pamela Bell knows all about trailblazing and is applying the lessons learned to her new cause.

Cementing China connection

Leeann Watson, general manager of Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce The Canterbury Chamber of Commerce signs a co-operation agreement with a Chinese business.

Airways strikes deal in China

State-owned air traffic controller will train 200 Chinese air traffic control staff.

NZ's allure grows for Chinese

Alibaba's unassuming lieutenant

Alibaba IPO prices at top end

The Chinese e-commerce giant prices its initial public offering at US$68 a share, raising US$21.8 billion.

Sour milk price taste

Nick Barrett Former Fonterra shareholders' councillor feels betrayed by the co-operative's forecast milk price for last season.

Cow cruelty ruling to be appealed

Takaka farmer appealing ruling that he was unjustified in firing a worker for cruelty to a cow.

Robotic sheepdog idea rejected

Feds unhappy swede link kept quiet

Links with the land

A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.

Jyoti Morningstar: How I keep well

jyoti_strap The founder of yoga fashion brand We’ar stays healthy by doing yoga, swimming and surfing.

ACG expands further offshore

Launched in the 1990s with just one local campus, Kiwi private school group ACG has grown into an international education provider.

Moving your business to the US

Sustainable 60 finalists announced

Greenlane Biogas sold for $25 million

A publicly listed British company has purchased a Kiwi biogas business rescued out of receivership.

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Hong Kong Dollar 6.308
Japanese Yen 88.830
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US Dollar 0.814

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