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VW investors hope Piech exit may usher in change

The R-Line styling package is available as an option on all Tiguan variants

8:22 AM  Investors hope that VW will be able to revive profitability at its core division as patriarch Ferdinand Piech loses showdown and ends two-decade reign.

Bars may sue city over booze rules

Hospitality industry threatens legal action if Christchurch City Council tightens alcohol policy.

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Cheaper Aussie goods ahead

A Holden Commodore SV6 costs $8,000 more in New Zealand than in Australia.

Aussie clothing and cars will become cheaper if the NZ dollar reaches parity - but not straight away.

ANZ improves airpoints

ANZ renews its contract with Air New Zealand after Westpac joins the loyalty programme.

Ride sharing app Uber is upping its fares.

Uber ups fares

Ride sharing app increases its charges per kilometre in Auckland to attract drivers.

small business

Shoe repair man walks

Tony Richards is leaving his shop in Old Papatoetoe after a lack of communication from Auckland Council.

9:05 AM  Auckland Council indecision sees small business shut up shop.

Invercargill's 'lack of vision'

Invercargill leaders need to show vision for the city's central business district to survive, retailer says.

The new general manager of Greytown's White Swan hotel, Dale Keith, plans to capitalise on growing numbers of national and international tourists visiting Wairarapa.

Country pub spreads wings

The new manager of the landmark pub is aiming for a difficult balance.


The 18-inch squeeze Airbus banks on

Qantas has 12 A380s in its fleet which can each carry 484 passengers on routes to Los Angeles, London, Dallas and Hong Kong.

8:25 AM  Aircraft-maker says airlines will keep squeezing more seats into increasingly larger planes.

Next stop, Nepal

Mark Mitchell has just returned from devastation in Vanuatu is preparing for the next disaster, in Nepal.

US President Barack Obama says the Trans-Pacific Partnership should count among his signature initiatives.

Obama shifts his pitch on TPP

Obama is trying to place the trade pact alongside his signature domestic initiatives.

better business

Branson on Yahoo's 'mistake'

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson said telecommuting typically improves productivity.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says Yahoo's ban on working from home is "a mistake".

Reporter fired for Anzac Day tweets

Sports presenter goes on Twitter rant accusing Anzac soldiers of war atrocities.

Environment Southland has been awarded more than $30,000 in costs following the prosecution of Taha Asia Pacific.

Taha ordered to pay $30,000

Taha Asia Pacific has been ordered to pay more than $30,000 in costs to Environment Southland.

opinion & analysis

War reaches into working women's lives

New Zealand saw the return of conscription in July 1940 during World War 2. The conscripted men and volunteers of working age had a significant impact on the economy. Women filled the gap.

OPINION: ANZAC day remembrance services have happened throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Getting SaaSy with your churn

OPINION: Check out the churn before sinking your money into a Saas business.

Anzac Day day in lieu and extra pay rules are confusing if you usually work on a Saturday or a Monday.

The Mondayisation of Anzac Day

OPINION: There has been some confusion as to what people do about the new phenomenon of the Mondayisation.


Sustainability from the heart

The de Jong family, winners of the supreme award at the Waikato Farm Environment Awards. From left, Talbert de Jong and partner Emily Meese Tineke, Simone and Frans de Jong.

Farming sustainably comes from the heart, award-winning farmer Frans de Jong says.

Empty rates rising in Waikato

Empty cow rates are up over much of dairying heartland Waikato as farmers respond to a squeeze on their wallets and outlawing of inductions.

Lowering the stocking rate and using a feed pad are two actions that could help reduce a farmers' nitrogen leaching, an ongoing DairyNZ study has found.

N leaching reductions possible

Nitrogen leaching can be reduced by 40-50 per cent if the cows are stood off on a feed pad at a reduced stocking rate.

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