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MediaWorks loses more money

MediaWorks chief executive Michael Anderson.

Bosses say heavy losses reflect the reign of past management - who were collectively paid out millions.

Kmart is the new Warehouse

Big box retail is in its most dynamic stage ever, says First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson.

Kiwis protested against The Warehouse at first, but stack-it-high, discount shopping is part of the psyche now.

Tourism boosts trucking firm

Freight companies like Mainfreight had to grapple with extra costs when the rail line from Picton to Christchurch was ...

Mainfreight workers are in for a bonus of thousands of dollars each after a bumper year.

Job loss has long-term effects

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research senior fellow Dean Hyslop says that five years after losing their job, workers' ...

Those who lose their jobs have a tougher time than others finding another job.

Oil industry faces glut

A rise of green energy could result in an oil glut.

Increasing take-up of electric vehicles could have a huge impact on large oil companies.

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Security guard buries $130k

Security guard Tony John Williams, 37, stole $179,300 from an ATM machine and buried most in his garden.

Tony Williams raided the ATM he was supposed to guard, burying most of the cash in his garden.

$160m golf resort site on market

This block of land was one of two sites proposed for Whisper Creek Golf Resort but is now being sold at mortgagee tender.

A rural Christchurch block is on the market after plans faltered for a $160 million golf resort.

MediaWorks pledge: loyal to local telly

7 Days continues to be Three's highest rating show.

Eight of 10 top shows on Three are Kiwi, network reveals

Biosecurity at record funding

Minister for Primary Industries is heartened by Government funding increases for agriculture.

Minister for Primary industries Nathan Guys says biosecurity is his number one priority.

Minivan offered as Auckland room

The "bedroom" on offer for $99 a week in Sandringham.

An Auckland minivan is being offered up to rent as a bedroom, and the head tenant says it has been used before.

Clothing renters the new cashies video

Oh Rent Me director Saejung Oh says the popularity of renting clothing is growing in New Zealand and an Inland Revenue ...

Women renting their designer clothing to strangers on Facebook could be earning thousands but paying no tax.

Jack-up rig proposed

The Tiro-Tiro Moana with Ensco-107 jack-up drilling rig attached and a semi-submersible drilling rig in the background.

Shell Todd have appliced for marine consents to drill off Taranaki

Businesses suffering as roadworks drag on

In March 2016, the roadworks in Torbay were causing headaches for business owners.

Businesses on Auckland's North Shore have been waiting nine months for a town centre upgrade.

New houses bring overcrowding fears

Ama Luatutu said she was pleased with Government's decision because it meant some families would get homes.

West Auckland suburbs to get hundreds of new homes but residents say infrastructure is already strained.

Anger over sell-off of grassy refuge

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Grant Gillion says any public land in Takapuna, such as the Blomfield Spa pocket ...

An Auckland back-street pocket park, providing a grassy refuge for office workers, is set to be sold-off, to the anger of residents.

money

Investor duped by businessman

A businessman claimed he had business with Eden Park and Mount Smart, in order to get an investing partner on board.

Promises of lucrative contracts with top NZ sports stadiums convinced one man to invest $70k.

Restoring self respect

A day for the homeless and vulnerable to select winter necessities without losing their pride.

Co-Op bank hands out cash

Fake lawyer takes thousands

small business

Suite business

Stuart and Sally Daddy in their Lounge Suite Company showroom.

Stuart and Sally Daddy are proud to be sitting on couches they made from scratch.

Mud pies from mud kitchens video

Ella Verryt, 5, enjoying Swanson Playcentre's Mud Kitchen.

An Auckland couple are putting mud pies on the menu at kindergartens across the country.

Shop talk: Shut the Front Door

Sarah Parker, owner of Shut the Front Door.

Meet the mind behind this fast-growing, quirky and colourful design store chain.

Ex-boss told to pay more than $450k

Daniel O'Neill with one of his company's diggers, which was vandalised back in  2008.

There was no evidence of a business plan, budgets or cash flow projections for the liquidated company.

better business

Why we need female role models

Sarah Trotman: " Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see women shine"

OPINION: Never underestimate the impact of opening the eye of young women to opportunities they never knew were possible.

Coffee hot stuff for real estate

Per capita, New Zealand has one of the highest rates of coffee consumption in the world, with Kiwis drinking 0.94 cups ...

In Auckland, coffee shops rub shoulders with Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Prada.

Bomb threats, sailing and aging gracefully

Glen Sowry, sailor, author and chief executive.

A definite downside of Glen Sowry's old job were the threats he received in the mail.

Buy skincare, save the world

Cassandra Treadwell of Essence of Humanity which offers buyers the chance to help others.

New skincare line promises to give profits to help world's poorest kids.

property

Minivan offered as Auckland room

The "bedroom" on offer for $99 a week in Sandringham.

An Auckland minivan is being offered up to rent as a bedroom, and the head tenant says it has been used before.

New houses bring overcrowding fears

Ama Luatutu said she was pleased with Government's decision because it meant some families would get homes.

West Auckland suburbs to get hundreds of new homes but residents say infrastructure is already strained.

Anger over sell-off of grassy refuge

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Grant Gillion says any public land in Takapuna, such as the Blomfield Spa pocket ...

An Auckland back-street pocket park, providing a grassy refuge for office workers, is set to be sold-off, to the anger of residents.

210 new homes in the west

An aerial view of the Coburg site where six homes will make way for 17 new homes.

Where are the new social housing units going to be in west Auckland?

opinion & analysis

Hooked on hope in a jar

Don't be fooled, Cas Carter warns. "They may masquerade as beauty consultants but they're hardcore sales ninjas in good ...

OPINION: They may look like beauty consultants, but they're hardcore sales ninjas in good make up.

No ambition in the Budget

This election year Budget will please most voters keen to receive a tax cut and largely carry on the status quo, says ...

OPINION: Most voters will be happy to get some money, but a sense of urgency was missing.

Joyce slams cash-laden case on table video

Prime Minister Bill English and Finance Minister Steven Joyce. So pleased with themselves.

OPINION: Finance Minister Steven Joyce's Budget ticked all the boxes he wanted, and perhaps a few extra.

Split up? What happens to property?

Divorce and relationship splits can cause financial headaches and disputes as property and assets are divided

The law requires relationship property to be be divided equally between each party. But there are exceptions.

farming

In praise of greenies

Landcorp's forestry to pasture conversion near Taupo saw it come under fire and eventually change course.

Working together appears to be paying off for environmentalists and Landcorp.

Farmers fined for discharge

Te Wae Wae Dairies Ltd acknowledged the operations manager had not undertaken the appropriate checks of the effluent ...

Carelessness was behind waterway pollution by two Southland dairy farms, leading to a fine of $52,000 for the owner.

Manuka honey 'at risk' video

Manuka honey makes up about 80 per cent of New Zealand's $242 million a year honey export industry.

NZ's lucrative manuka honey business may be hurt by ministry testing failures, says Labour's Damien O'Connor.

Far North farm takes top gong

A unique feature of the Omapere Farm is that the farm borders the only Maori owned lake in New Zealand. This is ...

A Far North mixed property moving into mainly bull beef rearing has won the top Maori farming award.

world

US firms no longer know rules of game video

Boardgame and toymaker Hasbro has concerns that trade policies keep changin.

Trade policies keep changing under Donald Trump, leaving businesses in a state of confusion.

Property 'calamity' warning

"Australia hasn't had its GFC event, we've been living in this fool's paradise," says Altair Asset Management chairman ...

Australia's been living in a fools' paradise and the booming property market's end is nigh, says investor.

Vegan burgers ready to sizzle

These vegan burger patties are meant to sizzle like beef ones.

Plant-based burger patties that promise to bleed and sizzle like beef ones now available in US supermarkets.

Uber CEO's mum killed video

"Everyone in the Uber family knows how incredibly close Travis is to his parents," Uber's chief human resource officer ...

The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber has died in a boat accident in a California lake.

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