Hallenstein Glasson's turnaround

TURNAROUND: Hallenstein Glasson's profit jumped nearly 40 per cent after it revived flagging sales.

10:55 AM  Clothing retailer's profit jumps nearly 40 per cent after it targets customers better.

Childcare firm goes to charity

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Kidicorp owners ditch the corporate name and give the operation to family foundation.

Live chat: Employment matters

Bridget Smith, partner at SBM Legal.

10:27 AM  Have any work-related questions? Lawyer Bridget Smith is here from midday to give some answers.

Bosses, give fans a break

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Bosses should be willing to cut staff a little slack come Monday, a chamber of commerce says.

Tourism travelling well

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NZ's premier tourism event will see more buyers out of the UK and emerging markets.

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Hallenstein Glasson's turnaround

TURNAROUND: Hallenstein Glasson's profit jumped nearly 40 per cent after it revived flagging sales.

10:55 AM  Retailer's profit jumps nearly 40 per cent after it improves the selection on its racks.

Port legal battle kicks off

9:44 AM  Lobby group Urban Auckland says planned wharf extensions at the city's port are a miscarriage of justice.

Forestry worker named

Groynes Park questions

money

Interest advice on credit cards

'RESPONSIBLE' MOVE: Only a third of US customers paid their credit card off in full, while in New Zealand that figure was over half.

Credit card users will get a warning that paying off less now will cost them more later.

Nightmare on Loan Street

Mortgagee sales attract bargain hunters like a harrier hawk to roadkill.

Credit card, eftpos, electronic sales, retail

Credit card sweetener warning

Customers advised to take care as banks fight for new business.

small business

Designers choose Kiwi-made

Designer Jon Dyball and operations officer Anita Lock from designer brand High Society.

Customers are now looking for the New Zealand-made tag when buying boutique clothes, New Zealand designer Jon Dyball says.

Awards for joinery businesses

Joinery companies received a confidence boost after being recognised at the first regional Master Joiners Awards held in Nelson.

TAKING IT EASY: Disgruntled employees can do a great deal of damage in the weeks between resigning and leaving.

The easiest 4 weeks of your life?

Disgruntled employees can do a great deal of damage in the weeks between resigning and leaving.

world

Warren's buffett all junk-food

Warren Buffett eats an ice cream at the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart, but his breakfast of Coke and potato sticks isn't.

Kraft in takeover talks

Kraft Foods is in talks to be acquired by the owner of HJ Heinz.

COST CUTS AHEAD: Commemorative ketchup bottles showing a picture of Warren Buffett, who teamed up with 3G to buy Heinz and is now merging with Kraft.

Kraft to merge with Heinz

Kraft Foods will merge with Heinz in a US$46b deal orchestrated by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway.

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Live chat: Employment matters

Bridget Smith, partner at SBM Legal.

10:27 AM  Have any work-related questions? Lawyer Bridget Smith is here from midday to give some answers.

Dissent in the ranks

Complaining about bad managers is popular, but some workers won't do what they're told.

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C'mon bosses, give fans a break

Bosses should be willing to cut their staff a little slack come Monday morning, Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce says.

opinion & analysis

Report calls for overhaul of red meat industry

Columnist Pattrick Smellie

OPINION: When it comes to arguments over how to structure New Zealand agriculture, it seems there's nothing new under the sun.

Beauty of GST is its simplicity

OPINION: New Zealand's GST system is not perfect, but the more that is tinkered with, the less efficient the tax system becomes.

Susan Hornsby-Geluk

Secret settlements apply to staff

OPINION: A disturbing trend has emerged of employees having a crack at former employers, despite agreeing to confidential settlements.

farming

Guardians of the land

Supreme winners of 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Award are, from left, William Akers, Laura Oughton, Judy Akers and Hugh Akers.

Heritage is important to the family at Broadlands Station which recently won an environment award.

'Dairying fouling rivers'

Nutrient leaching into the Waitaki rivers from Mackenzie dairying is imminent, according to expert.

Columnist Pattrick Smellie

Report calls for overhaul

OPINION: When it comes to arguments over how to structure NZ agriculture, it seems there's nothing new under the sun.

unlimited

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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