Tiwai electricity decision today

NZAS will decide on Monday whether to renew an energy contract with Meridian Energy.

5:00 AM  The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter owners will have to decide today whether to renew a Meridian Energy contract.

Thunderbirds launch Pukeko Pictures video

Pukeko Pictures works with ITV Studios in Britain to produce a computer-generated remake of Thunderbirds Are Go!

5:00 AM  The remaking of cult TV show Thunderbirds has launched Pukeko Pictures to the world.

Spreading a love of knowledge

Work hard and never give up - look at the next mountain, advises Dame Wendy Pye.

5:00 AM  Dame Wendy Pye is the founder of one of the world's most successful education export companies.

Gambling with your future

Good-looking, happy gamblers. I didn't see anyone who fitted this description on my trip to Sky City.

5:00 AM  OPINION: OPINION: Rob Stock's trip to Sky City casino has him pondering why he's no gambler.

Hunt mongrels, not purebreds

Tallulah, Sierra and Mike O'Donnell with Cactus the english pointer, out hunting roosters.

5:00 AM  OPINION: OPINION: In the cyber world Moore's law, not Murphy's, that is one of the great constants.

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industries

Reefton braces for loss of goldmine

OceanaGold's Globe Progress goldmine near Reefton is about to go into care and maintenance.

A small West Coast town is bracing for change as the local goldmine is readied for mothballing.

Glittering prizes

Business hall of fame

Affordability - the holy grail

Finance diary

money

The 'risk aversion' gene

Greg Peacock, the chief executive of New Zealand Asset Management, was brought up to see being good with money as an essential life skill.

Absolute returns investor Greg Peacock learnt a lot from his first investment as a student in 1987.

Doing recruitment Weirdly

A software start-up is proving the recruitment process can be fun as well as effective.

Prepare for a cash extraction!

Say ‘Argh!’ to cost of dentistry

Salt away two bucks a day for the dentist. Keeping your chompers in good nick doesn't come cheap.

small business

Doing recruitment Weirdly

Software company Weirdly operate out of shared business hub Grid AKL in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter. It is a small team, including Daniel Young (left), Sebastian Hallum Clarke, Keren Phillips and Sarah O'Leary.

A software start-up is proving the recruitment process can be fun as well as effective.

Reusable cup wins awards

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

Denise and Rodney Wayne still enjoy coming home to New Zealand,

English summer sojourn

Hair care master Rodney Wayne makes the most of the northern summer.

world

Rolling Stone editor quits, students sue

The Rolling Stone article 'A rape on campus' was later found to be fake.

Rolling Stone managing editor resigns in wake of now-retracted University of Virginia rape story.

Facebook profit slides 9 per cent

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

Interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square Jack Dorsey.

Harsh criticism for Twitter

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

better business

Lucky Taco gives back

Sarah Frizzell creating a taco.

A successful Kickstarter campaign by Lucky Taco deserves a good turn and so - free tacos for everyone.

Phoenix 'confident' over recall

Soft drinks company believes it has pinpointed all affected batches.

Jackie O'Fee says keeping it simple removes decision "fatigue" about clothes.

Style it simply

Much of the work I do in a clients' wardrobe is to take the guesswork out what to wear each day.

opinion & analysis

The secret to hunting is chasing the mongrels, not purebreds

Tallulah, Sierra and Mike O'Donnell with Cactus the english pointer, out hunting roosters.

5:00 AM  OPINION: OPINION: In the cyber world Moore's law, not Murphy's, that is one of the great constants.

Retirement myths debunked

OPINION: Retirement is like another world with a completely different set of issues, opportunities and constraints.

farming

Clean and green, but not GM-free

Produce grower John Bostock says Hawke's Bay should have the right to stay GMO-free.

Hawke's Bay premium food producers protest "back door" move to strip regions of the power to stay free of genetically modified organisms.

Where every day is a good day

Ken Shaw isn't looking for a career in governance, but he makes an ideal chairman for the Waipaoa Farm Cadet Trust.

While the TPP is expected to see widespread tariff reduction, Japan, Canada and Mexico may retain restrictions on dairy products.

TPP tips over video

In welcome news for Kiwi dairy farmers, Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii have failed.

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