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Site injuries spike

Construction, contractors, rebuild Crushed feet and limbs are contributing to a spike in workplace injuries in the post-earthquake rebuild.

From night-fill to millions

Greg Foran Kiwi businessman Greg Foran is a long way from his beginnings as a night-fill assistant - he's in line for a pay packet worth millions.

Can habits be positive?

change I decided I'd try to change. I set out to do things differently over the course of a week.

Economic activity settles in south

Percent Economic activity in the South Island is settling into a more manageable 4.2 per cent trend growth three years after the February earthquake.

Firms must prepare for robberies

gun Armed robbers are targeting small retailers as larger business beef up their security systems.

  VALUE MOVEMENT
NZX50 5,194.268 arrow 19.556 0.38%
ASX200 5,583.510 arrow -4.300 -0.10%
DOW 16,960.570 arrow -123.200 -0.70%
NASDAQ 4,449.560 arrow -22.600 -0.50%
FTSE 6,791.550 arrow -29.900 -0.40%
NIKKEI 15,457.870 arrow 173.500 1.10%
H-SENG 24,216.010 arrow 74.500 0.30%

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Indices Top Movers Currencies
  PRICE MOVEMENT
FIN 0.880 arrow 0.160 22.22%
BLT 0.017 arrow 0.001 6.25%
NTH 2.900 arrow -0.180 -5.84%
XRO 25.900 arrow 1.400 5.71%
PEB 0.740 arrow 0.040 5.71%
CAV 1.150 arrow -0.060 -4.96%
DPC 0.220 arrow -0.010 -4.35%

Price as at 6:44 pm, 25 Jul

Indices Top Movers Currencies
RATE
Australian Dollar 0.911
Euro 0.637
British Pound 0.504
Hong Kong Dollar 6.631
Japanese Yen 87.150
Singapore Dollar 1.063
US Dollar 0.856

Price as at 8:08 pm, 26 Jul

Site injuries spike

Construction, contractors, rebuild Crushed feet and limbs are contributing to a spike in workplace injuries in the post-earthquake rebuild.

From night-fill to millions

Kiwi businessman Greg Foran is a long way from his beginnings as a night-fill assistant - he's in line for a pay packet worth millions.

Economic activity settles in south

Scales philosophical about debut

A week of no spending

Cecile Meier Could you spend a week without spending any money? Our columnist Cecile Meier did.

Consumers under the pump

Petrol prices could hit an all-time high if the New Zealand dollar continues its tumble, motorists have been warned.

Veda accepts $10 credit fee cap

Guilty plea for ad scam

When floating ends in sinking

Experts are warning homeowners with major mortgage debts could "come unstuck".

Evolving key to growing business

Peter Webb Hitting $3 million turnover signalled it was time for a Hamilton business to change.

Jeweller scoops top award

Less than two years after opening the doors, Dale Mooney can claim ownership of the best business in town.

Going bush in Wilderland

Firms must prepare for robberies

Living the dream

A Kiwi couple design their own fairytale life, travelling the world while building a business from their laptops.

China's skyscraper mania

China skyscraper mania Suzhou isn't even the biggest city in Jiangsu province, yet it's joining a rush for the sky.

Spain's jobless graduates

Stuck with her student job four years after graduating, Beatriz Biota still can't move out of her parents' home.

Have Crocs finally croaked?

Aussie dollar up on CPI figures

Scare trims McDonald's menu

McDonald's cuts chicken nuggets from its Hong Kong outlets as a result of the food safety scandal in China.

Canterbury buzzing but must look to future

mike o'donnell MOD I managed to get lost in Christchurch last week.

Swapping self-interest for mutual benefit

Today's deeply interconnected world is, in fact, very much an artefact of the globalising urge that came from the end of WWII.

Examining child support

Finances under-rated

Talk as if you're being recorded

Isn't it better for people to be open at work about what they are doing, and not secretly record meetings?

Business confidence wilts

business graphs Sentiment among businesses is still falling from "extreme levels of optimism" early this year, survey shows.

Kiwi takes helm of Walmart

Greg Foran, once a shelf-stacker, is the new US boss of Walmart, the world's largest retailer.

Skincare firm wants honesty

Proud city doormen

Can habits be positive?

I decided I'd try to change. I set out to do things differently over the course of a week.

Boardroom identity

boardroom Tania Simpson brings her culture - and te reo - to some of the most hardened boards.

What power the female vote?

The upcoming election is one time when all women can make their influence felt over the direction of the nation.

Working in a man's world

Emma Watson crashes UN website

Unfinished business

The great battles of feminism may be over, but women still have plenty to fight for in the quest for equality.

Extra China flights in summer

Plane China Airlines will add an extra 15,000 seats on its Taipei to Auckland route.

a2 Milk Company approval

NZX-listed The a2 Milk Company has been approved to be a manufacturer of a finished infant-formula product to China.

Chinese interest 'unprecedented'

China to be biggest lamb market?

China slowdown hits NZ

A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

Protesting the plight of pigs

Factory farming protest Auckland Hundreds have turned out in Auckland to protest against battery farming and animal cruelty.

Farming's changing times

A Marlborough farmer has heard how farming practices need to evolve as the world's population surges.

Right time to resign

Que syrah syrah

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

Conquering the C word

murraybrennanstrap Kiwi oncologist Murray Brennan realised he could really only do his work offshore.

Why your friends are more popular

Analysing social interactions is now a science.

Groundbreaking tool finds Pacific markets

Building a case for eco-friendly pine

How to make it in America

Kiwi firms have a reputation in the US for producing high quality technology, but the American market comes with unique challenges.

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Australian Dollar 0.911
Euro 0.637
British Pound 0.504
Hong Kong Dollar 6.631
Japanese Yen 87.150
Singapore Dollar 1.063
US Dollar 0.856

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