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Auckland housing plan on track

BELOW ITS PEAK: But the number of dwelling consents issued in Auckland is back at 2006 levels after a decade of little growth.

Government and council say they're on track with strategy to ease Auckland's housing shortage.

Home builder liquidated

Concept Homes Tokoroa hits trouble owing more than $1 million to 70 businesses.

Size matters for Vodafone, Spark

RBNZ confirms staff cuts


Few power customers switch

ON THE FENCE: Kiwis are fairly passive about switching power companies compared with consumers in the US.

Kiwi consumers are 'relatively passive' about looking for a better deal, despite fierce competition among firms.

Auckland house prices up 13pc

NZ property values rise 6.4pc in a year, half of Auckland's gains.

shopping, credit cards

Securing the card you 'rent'

There's something in your pocket that does not belong to you, though you may not realise it.

small business

Do you want that X factor?

Julie-Anne Black views charisma as an unparalleled attribute.

The right amount of charm can win over clients, inspire staff and drive great business achievements.

A business with an edge

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

RAISED UP: George Clooney.

The man behind Clooney's rise

This Aussie shoe maker is the reason many stars are tall, if not dark and handsome.


Australian Reserve Bank reveals probe into dollar spike

Australian dollar

The Australian central bank confirms an investigation into the Australian dollar price spike one minute ahead of yesterday's decision to hold the cash rate at 2.25 per cent.

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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Hart slips a place on rich list

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

better business

Kiwi startup 1Above signs golf No 1 Lydia Ko

FLYING HIGH: Kiwi golfing prodigy Lydia Ko signs a sponsorship arrangement with Stephen Smith, chief executive 1Above.

Anti-jetlag pill maker 1Above has ambitious global expansion plans.

What's in a name change?

Speculation grows about the meaning behind ASB's name change to ABS.

AUCKLAND'S BEST: But NZ cities overall had a high quality of living, Mercer said.

Auckland aces quality of life

Auckland's quality of life again rates among world's best, but Wellington lags a little.

opinion & analysis

Let them eat cake

CAKE BAKE: Karen Hammond, who baked the cake at the centre of a Human Rights Review Tribunal hearing.

OPINION: This week's "rude cake" payout decision raises the bar for injury-to-feelings compensation under the Privacy Act.

Record payout takes the cake

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

Tui catch a million, possible catch during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England at Wellington Regional Stadium, New Zealand. Friday 20th February 2015. Photo.: Grant Down /

Balancing payout risk

OPINION: New Zealand is now in the spotlight for international events, with promoters making huge investments and carrying substantial risks.


Another fruit fly found

MORE EXPECTED: MPI staff have set traps on fruit trees in the Grey Lynn area.

The 11th fruit fly has been found in Auckland, and traps are expected to catch more.

Fonterra dairy prices creep up

Big jump in cheddar and butter milk powder at global auction drives prices up 1.1pc.

Growing: China's market for infant formula doubled in five years and is expected to double again in three years.

Formula maker profit dives

China's Beingmate, in which Fonterra is set to take a stake, sees profit fall 91pc.


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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