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What's in store for Jaffas?

The orange-chocolate Jaffa has been immortalised in an annual race down Dunedin's Baldwin St.

1:37 PM  When Cadbury's Dunedin factory closes, where will some of NZ's most loved sweets be made?

Rotorua's $10 million man

Mark Wilson grew up in Rotorua, studied at Waikato University and runs a billion dollar finance company.

How a kid from a small NZ city came to lead a 300-year-old insurance giant in Europe's finance capital.

Pay-you-later scammer nabbed

Despite knowing he couldn't pay, Bradley Thomas ate and drank at six New Plymouth restaurants anyway (File Photo).

1:30 PM  He wanted a taste of the good life but his bank balance didn't match his appetite.

Mobile calls to IRD free

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 22:  A young woman talks on a smartphone as she walks past the construction site of the new ...

14 min ago  One less small reason to keep a landline as more 0800 lines opened to mobiles.

New migration record

Gains from net migration hit another record high in the year to March.

1:27 PM  The number of people arriving in NZ intending to call the country home is still on the rise.

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China to lead wind power growth

Wind turbines for generating electricity at a wind farm in Guazhou, Gansu Province, China.

By Nina Chestney

Who will buy China's Boeing 737?

The C919 has chalked up 570 firm orders and commitments from 23 customers.

The Comac C919 jet is ready to fly, but should Boeing and Airbus be worried?

Ski sale queue tops 200 video

Hannah Smith Simon Voggenreiter were first in line at 4am this morning for Salvation Army's annual ski sale in Queenstown.

There's no snow in Queenstown but when skiers heard about the goodies donated to the Salvation Army, they started queuing at 4am.

The island fighting to halt Uber

Block Island covers 25 square kilometres and has a population of 1051.

Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the US without Uber.

Knitting goes down rabbit hole

Jacinta Stevenson does plus-sized knitting, the DIY market is one revenue stream, and finished products are also ...

Rogue knitting on a large scale.

Ute fails NZ safety grade

Great Wall's Steed did not fare well in Ancap's crash test.

Kiwi vehicle buyers who value safety performance have been warned off a new Chinese made ute.

Too much drink, close the streets

Police on Wellington's Blair St. Authorities are planning to close Blair and Allen streets on weekend nights to traffic ...

The boozing is so bad in central Wellington, two streets may need closing at weekends.

Reserve Bank promotes insider

Geoff Bascand, tipped as a possible future Reserve Bank governor, has been announced as the bank's next head of ...

Former government statistician, tipped as possible governor, is promoted to bank's deputy chief executive.

Rosy glow on Wall Street

Apple and Microsoft pushed the Nasdaq to a record level.

US companies are in a sunny mood, and the Nasdaq beats 6000 for the first time thanks to Apple and Microsoft.

Toy maker out of play

Pioneer Wooden Toys owner Bryan Miller had more than $20,000 worth of toys stolen from his Waiuku workshop.

Franklin toy maker's business on hold after thieves steal $20,000 worth of tools.

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Mistakes of amateur landlords

Kathryn Seque is the Property Investors' Federation Landlord of the Year for 2016.

Owners of NZ's rentals are often part-timers with no experience, and it can backfire spectacularly on them.

We love Kiwi-owned banks

Kiwi-owned banks are tops with customers, but generate more complaints to the Banking Ombudsman.

How to make the most of a windfall

Do you want to know where your food comes from?

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Toy maker out of play

Pioneer Wooden Toys owner Bryan Miller had more than $20,000 worth of toys stolen from his Waiuku workshop.

Franklin toy maker's business on hold after thieves steal $20,000 worth of tools.

Backstage pass to the world

OneNineFive business partners Carlene Staines and Greg Norris sometimes escape to their boat house in Mana for a break, ...

Bespoke travel company seeks to sell "experiential travel" as corporate incentives.

Marketplace for fab rags seeks expansion

Donielle Brooke founded her business while getting treatment for cancer.

A marketplace for designer clothes has cast its eyes across the Tasman.

A new pool for pups

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with dogs.

Every day Ann Barrington-Pace slips into her pool to swim with pooches.

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Cyber risk just got very real

The internet knows no boundaries and New Zealand businesses need to be prepared for global cyber threats.

NZ businesses need to prepare for the possibility of a cyber attack.

Nelson: The new Silicon Valley?

Markus Erdmann and Vivian Escorsin are part of the entrepreneur group Local.Foundation who are organising a business ...

A group of entrepreneurs says Nelson has what it takes to become "the start-up hub of New Zealand".

Buying into a memory

Sue Allen - nostalgia and premium prices seem to go together.

OPINION: What do Kate Moss, Nokia phones and LadyBird books have in common? Time and again, nostalgia sells.

Luxury club offers high-end experiences

You don't need a lot of cash to get a taste of luxury, says Sofia Ambler, of The Luxury Network.

Director of The Luxury Network says the super-wealthy don't splash out on what you might expect.

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Social housing in rural idyll

Marae Trust chairman Ra Smith with the subdivision in the background.

A subdivision next to vineyards and prime Wairarapa farmland isn't your average social housing initiative.

'Discount' price for Shelly Bay?

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

Wellington developers claim council land at Shelly Bay could be sold for fraction of its $10m value.

The case for building gets stronger

Building new is beginning to stack up

 

Onehunga development selling 9 'affordable housing' units

The new apartments were fast tracked because they offered affordable housing.

Onehunga's development projects foreshadow growth in the suburb.

opinion & analysis

Workforce ageism is thriving

It's time to lay bare that dirty, big and open secret that ageism doesn't just exist.

OPINION: At 62, it appears that I am on the workforce scrap heap.

Immigration suppressing pay rates

Telani Esene, left, Kristine Bartlett and Eneata Apineru celebrate their historic pay equity.

OPINION: New Zealand's immigration settings are keeping Kiwis out of jobs, suppressing pay rates and impacting house prices.

Buying into a memory

Sue Allen - nostalgia and premium prices seem to go together.

OPINION: What do Kate Moss, Nokia phones and LadyBird books have in common? Time and again, nostalgia sells.

Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

11022017 Farming Photo: Sonita Chandar/FairfaxNZ: 
Phil Cantwell comes from a sheep and beef farming background but made ...

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

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50 years of farming revolution

Of the transforming factors of Canterbury agriculture, irrigation is way out in front.

Keith Woodford reflects on half a century of farming change in Canterbury and expects to see more.

'Craft milk' plan pays off video

Julian Raine with bottles of Aunt Jean's milk produced at the Raine farm in Stoke.

A Nelson dairy farmer is on a mission to bring back "how milk used to be" to the mainstream market.

Farmers portrayed unfairly

11022017 Farming Photo: Sonita Chandar/FairfaxNZ: 
Phil Cantwell comes from a sheep and beef farming background but made ...

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Beef and lamb help iron stores

Beef steak is a recommended source of iron.

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

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Rosy glow on Wall Street

Apple and Microsoft pushed the Nasdaq to a record level.

US companies are in a sunny mood, and the Nasdaq beats 6000 for the first time thanks to Apple and Microsoft.

Nine no certainty for cricket

Channel Nine cricket commentator Ian Healy.

Australian TV network urged to ditch cricket broadcasts owing to annual $43m losses on it.

Teen's custom socks empire

Brennan Agranoff taught himself graphic design aged 13 and has more than 500 sock designs on his website.

In between going to school and doing his chores, a 17-year-old from the US has sold more than $1m in custom socks.

Offered lifeline, scammed out of home

"You can just wake up and it happened on a piece of paper." Deed theft is a growing scam in the United States.

In the US struggling homeowners are being tricked into signing over their homes through fake remortgage offers.

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