Ngai Tahu figure to give up reins

Tony Sewell, Ngai Tahu Property chief executive, at the Wigram control tower where the iwi has developed a residential subdivision.

Ngai Tahu Property boss Tony Sewell will leave the iwi's property arm next year.

Hopes for oil prospect

NZOG says in the largest of the three prospective horizons in the Barque prospect, "the best estimate of unrisked prospective resource is 530 million barrels (of oil) equivalent".

NZ Oil and Gas may be on to a huge oil and gas prospect in the Canterbury Basin, but it is still early days.

Contract workers fill rooms

Shona King from Invercargill's Surrey Court Motel.

Motels are benefitting from an increasing number of contractors coming to Southland for work.

'Guidance' on high-risk jobs

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National MP Michael Woodhouse speaks in Invercargill on Wednesday morning.

The Government is promising to provide "guidance" on what constitutes high-risk and low-risk workplaces.

Phoenix soft drink recall

Phoenix Organic Cola is among the drinks being recalled.

Hundreds of thousands of bottles recalled, over fears of glass fragments in drink.

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industries

Hopes for oil prospect

NZOG says in the largest of the three prospective horizons in the Barque prospect, "the best estimate of unrisked prospective resource is 530 million barrels (of oil) equivalent".

NZ Oil and Gas may be on to a huge oil and gas prospect in the Canterbury Basin, but it is still early days.

'Real-time' eye on fishing boats

Computer monitoring on all boats may replace fisheries observers.

Sir John Todd dies

Moa offers staff shares

money

Retirement village boom

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

Big OE money planning

OPINION: Before heading off on your big trip, it pays to have your finances sorted.

Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell steps down on Friday after six years in the role.

Empowering bank customers 

Deborah Battell shares the challenges and highlights of her six years as Banking Ombudsman.

small business

Reusable coffee cup wins awards

Co-owner of Ideal Cup Steph Fry with some of her award-winning reusable coffee cups.

A revolutionary new coffee cup made in Motueka has won two major awards in as many months.

Marton man's dirty business

Cleaning up a dirty nappy problem is the goal behind one man's new venture.

After coming up with the idea at the beach, it took Baz Brown five years to create a product.

Beach towels that repel sand

What do 300 million people who visit the beach each year have in common?

world

Harsh criticism for Twitter

Interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square Jack Dorsey.

Twitter needs to act fast - simplify its core product and organise news feeds better, analysts say.

US rate hike in sight

US Fed leaves the door open for a rate hike at its next meeting for the first time since 2006.

Facebook monthly active users rose to 1.49 billion, 1.31 billion of them using mobile devices to access the service.

Facebook profit slides 9 per cent

Social network owner spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products like Instagram and WhatsApp.

better business

Phoenix soft drink recall

Phoenix Organic Cola is among the drinks being recalled.

Hundreds of thousands of bottles recalled, over fears of glass fragments in drink.

Contract workers fill rooms

Motels are benefitting from an increasing number of contractors coming to Southland for work.

Former Salford School principal Marlene Campbell.

Former principal fails to regain job

The sacked principal of an Invercargill primary school has failed in her bid to be reinstated to the role.

opinion & analysis

H&S reform: it ain’t over till it’s over

Hairdressing appears to be a harmless industry, but workers are at risk from toxic chemicals to nasty cuts with sharp instruments and posture problems.

OPINION: The Government is promising to "crowd source" advice on regulation in future.

Big OE money planning

OPINION: Before heading off on your big trip, it pays to have your finances sorted.

There are other ways to train skilled workers than getting them to do degrees.

Is the Government obsessed with degrees?

OPINION: If delivering skills for industry is the aim the Government needs a much broader focus than degree courses.

farming

'Average' farms face $250k deficit

DairyNZ CEO Dr Tim Mackle advises farmers to manage their finances judiciously.

DairyNZ is warning farmers to carefully manage their spending with a looming season deficit of up to $250,000 for an average property.

TPP deal 'inadequate' for dairy

NZ agricultural trade reps say US stands to be biggest dairy industry winner in short term from TPP deal.

The trend of converting pastoral farms to dairy may be reversed if milk prices continue to dip.

Farm values confidence dented

Buyers who had bought dairy farms in the last few years based on high milk prices "should be a bit worried" say Quotable Value.

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