Sparks fly over 4G ad claims

Drinking apps such as 'Drink Thin' are encouraging kids to drink

Spark may go to Commerce Commission after Vodafone dug its heels in over its 4G advertising.

Warehouse Boxing Day sale delayed

The Warehouse has lifted its image.

2:38 PM  Technical fault thwarts shoppers eager to get an early online Boxing Day bargain from The Warehouse.

FMA expects to settle

NZ dollars, cash, money

Financial Markets Authority expects to reach a settlement with ASB over its future sale of interest rate swaps.

Rental firm's new market

Traffic slow over Harbour Bridge

Auckland tech start-up offering travellers free car hire and a tank of fuel is revving up the US car rental industry.

SFF lowers debt, makes profit

A cow has been rescued after being stuck down a mineshaft in Launching Place.

Silver Fern Farms has turned around two forgettable years after repaying $99 million in debt.

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Warehouse Boxing Day sale delayed

The Warehouse has lifted its image.

2:38 PM  Technical fault thwarts shoppers eager to get an early online Boxing Day bargain from The Warehouse.

Trolley shortage and fainting shoppers

1:46 PM  New Zealand is in the grip of Boxing Day madness with reports of fainting in stores and overcrowding at the malls.

Sparks fly over 4G ad claims

Rental-return firm's new market

money

Tax dodgers dobbed in

tax generic

IRD has received about 23,000 anonymous tips since 2009 from people suspecting others of evading taxes.

More picking holiday parks

More families are choosing holiday parks for a cheaper break this year.

Christmas Shopping at Westfield Mall in Riccarton

Yuletide shopping picks up

Shoppers are opening their wallets wider than last year in the leadup to Christmas.

small business

SMEs vulnerable to hackers 

hacker

Firms with inadequate phone security risk being targeted by hackers over Christmas.

Be well prepared

This week in Ask The Experts, we look at hiring new staff for a first-timer.

Summer spectacles: Ashleigh Ogilvie-Lee and her Cable Car Lane sales team Grace Fuhrer, son Angus Ogilvie-Lee and dog Deja.

Slap on those sunnies

A bit of Kiwi ingenuity is helping people keep track of their sunglasses.

world

US economic growth surges

Money

The US is putting distance between itself and struggling economies around the world.

'Oh god there's fire everywhere' video

Record payout over Australia's Black Saturday bushfire approved after 16-month trial.

Russian rouble, currency exchange rate board in Moscow

Capital controls arrest Russian rouble's slide

Russia's rouble hit its highest levels in two weeks, shored up by informal capital control measures.

better business

Colleagues regret Secret Santa calamity

Ngoc Luan Ho Trieu with a Kris Kringle gift that was given to him by one of his colleagues as a mean-spirited prank.

The perpetrator remains a mystery but colleagues of a former Canberra public servant say they regret the affair.

Former employee slapped with costs

A Hamilton woman who lost a complaint over a "bum slap" is ordered to pay her boss $5000.

Waka pacific

Driver used bus to intimidate

Bus driver who hit a car and menaced the driver with his bus was justifiably dismissed, ERA rules.

opinion & analysis

So much for peak oil...

Pegasus Basin

OPINION: Why the sudden interest in the virtually unexplored Pegasus Basin, off the Wairarapa coast?

Deficit a bitter pill for Government

OPINION: The Government's flagship economic promise has been holed and is in danger of sinking.

A photo illustration shows a man silhouetted in front of an electronic board showing the FTSE MIB Index.

Rich listers in Luxe crew

OPINION: What brings such far-flung Kiwi and European investment interests together? One word - tax.

farming

Fish farmers 'doing damage '

One of the Mackenzie Basin's salmon farms.

Mackenzie salmon farmers are discharging waste that can smother waterways, ECan says.

The milk doesn’t stop

It may be Christmas, but it was business as usual for the shift workers at Fonterra's Te Rapa factory.

Farmer Bas Nelis says the water in this gully is clean enough to drink, after his work replanting the banks.

Nats slated after farmer's fine

Pressure on National MPs to make changes to the RMA following prosecution of a Waikato farmer's company.

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Old boys' club bad for business

David Slack is the internet adventurer behind Speeches.com

OPINION: It may seem cosy, but the old boys’ club is a sign of a business going nowhere fast

Meet New Zealand's cleanest and greenest firms

A green childcare centre shaped like a womb; senior managers with sustainability KPIs; a disaster relief mobile phone network – this year’s Sustainable 60 winners show how building a better future is good for business.

Decorating shopping malls and public spaces with Christmas cheer is becoming bigger and bigger business for party supplies firm, Celebrations Group.

Decking the malls video

Decorating shops and public spaces with Christmas cheer is big business.