NZ Post boss to leave

Brian Roche has headed up NZ Post since 2010.

12:50 PM  Chief executive will step down after almost seven years of big changes as mail volumes dwindle.

Student help for depression

Taika Waititi says he has been lucky enough not to have depression really take hold of him for long periods.

1:11 PM  John Key and Taika Waititi contribute to book on mental health.

Harmoney fees queried

A ruling has been sought on Harmoney's fees.

12:02 PM  Peer-to-peer lender charges borrowers a flat fee of $375, but competition watchdog wants a court ruling.

How big is Alibaba?

A vast Tmall warehouse in Jiangsu province, China. Alibaba leads the hugely popular Singles Day online shopping ...

As a test, the Chinese giant sold 10,000 six-packs of NZ apples in just 90 minutes.

Storage unit treasures

Penrith Auctions both sells and buys the contents of storage units, when the buyer has defaulted. Auctioneer Arron ...

12:38 PM  From a safe full of expensive watches to the contents of a sex shop, storage units finds are big business.

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ACC investments pulled video

The investment in Lockheed Martin was discovered in December.

State-owned ACC had indirect investments in six companies on its blacklist.

NZ King Salmon plans IPO

New Zealand King Salmon has three newly consented farms which are expected to double annual production.

The world's largest producer of king salmon is going fishing for $180 million through a planned initial public offering.

$210K tax bill sinks bar

The company behind The Ugly Duck Restaurant and Bar in Fitzroy has been placed into liquidation over an unpaid tax bill.

A Taranaki bar is in liquidation after the IRD took it to court.

VW fights US sales slump

VW's compact Tiguan is generally too small for Americans.

VW promises US car dealers wider model range and lower pricing in wake of plunging sales.

Cruise ships rerouted

An investigation into an incident involving the cruise liner Azamara Quest has resulted in cruise ships being banned ...

Cruise ships have been banned from taking the same route as ferries in the Marlborough Sounds.

South Canterbury a business leader

Richard Spackman, left, and Daryl Young from Heartland Technology accept the large business award on Friday night.

 The best South Canterbury businesses have been acknowledged.

Auckland Airport staff bonus

Auckland Airport says the strong performance from its retail outlets gives it the confidence for a new international ...

Workers at NZ's biggest airport will get a $1500 bonus after a big jump in profit for the company.

Chorus boss to step down

Mark Ratcliffe has been an industry survivor, who negotiated the transition from Gattung-era Telecom to the new world of ...

Near-year long notice period will allow an orderly transition, chairman says.

Bad times' effect on driving

Every 1 per cent increase in unemployment in the United States is linked to a decrease in traffic fatalities by about ...

A strange thing happens to fatal car crash numbers when the economy tanks, a new study has found.

Christchurch building firms go bust

Approximately 160 building-related Christchurch companies have collapsed since January 2015, records indicate.

More than 60 construction-related companies have been liquidated this year, owing about $40m.

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SuchCrowd head to Melbourne

SuchCrowd co-founders, from left,Tin Htoo Aung, Jacob Manning and Abbe Hyde, will start operating their business, which ...

Crowdsourcing entertainment platform SuchCrowd is starting up in Melbourne.

Use X-ray vision to slash your grocery bill

OPINION: Learn the superpower that allows shoppers to see straight through supermarket trickery.

Bank bonanza from $1m homes

Auckland: the $1m city

Panama Papers

Govt accepts foreign trusts plan video

Tax expert John Shewan has called for a shake up of New Zealand's laws around foreign trusts.

John Key accepts foreign trust rules need a radical overhaul following warnings not enough's being done to counter money laundering.

Judgment day for trusts video

The foreign trust inquiry by John Shewan has helped the Government save face.

NZ's foreign trust regime is a good little earner for some, but time may be running out.

Mossack Fonseca staffer held

Geneva prosecutors led a police raid of Mossack Fonseca's local office in which computer equipment was seized.

Computer specialist at the Panama law firm is taken into custody over huge leak.

Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

small business

SuchCrowd head to Melbourne

SuchCrowd co-founders, from left,Tin Htoo Aung, Jacob Manning and Abbe Hyde, will start operating their business, which ...

Crowdsourcing entertainment platform SuchCrowd is starting up in Melbourne.

Plan for stricken town

The higher levels of flavonoids in the chardonnay grape seeds could alter the work of genes related to fat metabolism.

A food crawl in post-campylobacter Havelock North hopes to revive some suffering businesses.

Bugs in water, $57 off rates

Traces of E.coli were found in one of several water tankers filled in Hastings, being used to supply residents in ...

Good news for Havelock North ratepayers; they won't be charged for the water that made them sick.

Easter Trading a step forward

Wanaka Paper Plus manager Chris Lumsden.

New Easter Trading legislation will almost create a level playing field between Queenstown and Wanaka, a Wanaka retailer says.

better business

Not doing this makes you a bad boss

Sleep deprivation does nobody any good at work.

Failing to be well-rested causes you to be more irritable, stressed and to make bad decisions.

SuchCrowd head to Melbourne

SuchCrowd co-founders, from left,Tin Htoo Aung, Jacob Manning and Abbe Hyde, will start operating their business, which ...

Crowdsourcing entertainment platform SuchCrowd is starting up in Melbourne.

Warehouse mailer praised for wheelchair model

The catalogue in question.

Mum of twins, both of whom need wheelchairs, praises Warehouse for including disabled child in its mailer.

Bullying: NZ leads the world

"You have to write a note and die to prove a point [about bullying]."

Office bullying is the second worst in the developed world - and that's nothing to be proud of.

opinion & analysis

Herding sheep milk's potential

Keith Neylon's sheep milking sheds were pioneering for the commercialisation of the milk product.

Sheep milk producers believe they can grow a high value, high sustainability sector over the next 15 years.

Armed police in Thames

Police were executing a search warrant in Thames.

Armed callout not linked to manhunt for Joshua Kite.

What good is growth?

"For a holistic view on economic progress, our measures of progress need to grow up. We have to reject that growth in ...

OPINION: We celebrate economic growth. But why?

When things don't smell right

Mike O'Donnell likens shares in Rakon to a shaky Suzuki he once called Godzilla.

OPINION: Rakon and an once-fabulous motorcycle have a lot in common, according to Mike O'Donnell.

farming

$50k fine for farmer

Effluent pooling at John Mead's farm in Manaia.

Overflowing effluent pooling on this farm had "massive potential for adverse environmental effects."

Damn, that's a dam

Gill Construction project manager Reuben Gill at the Starborough Farming Company dam construction site.

Water has become the "new gold" and 170,000 cubic metre dam means this company won't be running out.

Search for the big picture

Agribusiness director Pita Alexander warns farmers against becoming too inward looking.

Agribusiness director Pita Alexander warns farmers about becoming too inwardly focused.

$60k for moving stream

The stream was diverted into the constructed channel (centre) from its natural course (shown by the natural vegetation).

He dug a 430 metre trench to divert a stream, then claimed nature did it.

world

WhatsApp to share data

WhatsApp has one billion users worldwide and counting.That's nearly one in seven people on Earth.

Facebook takes first step toward making money from its WhatsApp deal and lots of users aren't happy.

Uber loses US$1.3b in 6 months

Uber investors were told that the biggest source of the company's losses is subsidies its pays for its drivers.

Uber may be gaining riders. It may be on the cutting edge of technology. But it's also a money-loser.

World's first self-driving taxis debut

An autonomous vehicle is parked for its test drive in Singapore. The world's first self-driving taxis, operated by ...

Dozens sign up to hail a free ride in driverless taxis through their smartphones.

A $100 million problem

Sirtex boss Gilman Wong can't find any suitable investments.

Australian Gilman Wong can't find anything he wants to buy with the pile of cash from his cancer treatment company.

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