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Entrepreneurial spirit thrives

"Preference whisperer" Glenn Druery met with minor party representatives in Brisbane on Tuesday night.

10:24 AM  Local entrepreneurs are faring better than their global counterparts, but profit growth is lagging.

It's hazardous work

Manufacturing is one of the riskiest industries in Manawatu, according to latest figures.

Rebuild a big opportunity

Telecom player a rising star


Tying the knot second time around

Generic pic of wedding rings on a bride and groom.

If you married young, chances are your estate was not exactly a goldmine.

Club up for Christmas

Many households are already squirreling money away each month to "pre-fund" Christmas.

money, NZ dollars, cash

Household wealth rises

New Zealanders are trillionaires - just.

small business

Healthy sales equal sweet success

Tom Dorman, left, and Luke Cooper from Tom & Luke's healthy Trinity bars.

A passion for health and good food has led to a flourishing business for two Wellingtonians

Chocolatiers ride craft wave

You've heard of craft beer. The new thing is craft chocolate - and the industry is on the rise.

220114 NEWS FEAT.  Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. James Laver, cricket bat maker, Waipawa.

Fans go batty for Laver video

The crafting of traditional cricket bats is boosted by two-screen technology.


JetBlue sued over midair meltdown

JetBlue pilot captain Clayton Osbon is removed from the plane after erratic behaviour forced the crew to land in Amarillo, Texas.

Pilot sues his airline saying it should have stopped him from having onboard breakdown.

Apple CEO to donate fortune

AppleĀ CEO joins the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.

Sky's the limit: The CBA announced a first-half profit of $4.62 billion this morning.

Kiwi on A$1.9m bribery charge

Kiwi is second person to be charged with corruptly receiving payments from a supplier.

better business

Wagging tails at work video

Andy Hamilton's three year-old Maltese, Lulu, is a frequent visitor to the The Icehouse offices.

Companies with pet-friendly policies are barking up the right tree.

KiwiRail cost-saving plan 'nuts'

Cash-strapped KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines, which could cost hundreds of jobs, union warns.

CLAIMS REJECTED: Ellen Pao, right, and attorney Therese Lawless leave the courtroom after losing in Pao's high profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a venture capital firm on Friday (local time).

Reddit CEO loses sexism trial video

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's gender-bias claims in case that that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.

opinion & analysis

Is the Lucky Country losing its lustre?

A man walks with ALDI supermarket bags on a street in central Sydney June 2, 2011. Australian retail sales beat expectations in April, indicating households may be growing more confident after months of cautious consumption. Department store sales climbed 3.6 percent, reversing a 3.0 percent fall in March, while food retailing gained nearly 1 percent. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS)

OPINION: Australia seems a bargain. Their dollar is worth about the same as ours - making it a great spot for a holiday.

Auckland port defends plan

OPINION: Ports of Auckland CEO says the port can't handle Auckland's growth without extra room.

Mike O'Donnell

Trigger-happy tax critics miss bullseye

OPINION: Critics hitting out at small pieces of the online tax conundrum might do well to spend more time refining their aim, rather than just letting fly.


Fed-up farmers risk to Fonterra

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Ian Brown.

Fonterra is facing a supplier crisis of confidence and risks haemorrhaging milk to private companies.

Full exposure at new site

10:25 AM  Improved South Island Field Days site a big hit with farmers.

Fonterra payout v global dairy trade.

Dismay over poor result

Fonterra facing calls for more forward disclosure after revealing a disappointing half-year result.


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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