Finance company selects AB

All Black Kieran Read shakes hands with Smiths City CEO Rick Hellings after signing a contract to begin as new brand ambassador for Smiths City Finance.

8 min ago  Smiths City Finance enlist All Black Kieran Read as a new face for the brand, in an attempt to grow the lending arm of the national retail business.

Farmers hope for end of dry

Federated Farmers Wairarapa provincial president Jamie Falloon.

8 min ago  Farmers are caught out by the speed with which the severe dry conditions arrived, says one Wairarapa farmer.

Heartland pumping

NZ dollars, cash, money

8 min ago  Heartland New Zealand's shares jump to $1.25 after the small bank raised its forecast full-year profit.

Skills a trade asset - minister

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie, Revenue and Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay, and Crown Sheetmetal general manager Andrew Horton tour Crown's Invercargill workshop.

8 min ago  Associate Trade Minister says skills and expertise could be as valuable as the products we produce.

Craft beer demand froths over

CAN'T KEEP UP: Garage Project co-founder Jos Ruffell said container loads of orders from overseas customers were being turned down because there wasn't enough beer.

Wellington micro breweries struggle to fill orders as Auckland's penchant for craft beer sends demand skyward.

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Plan to solve skills shortfall backed


6 min ago  Employer says proposal to grant international students permanent residency on graduation could ease skill shortages.

Skills and expertise a trade asset - minister

6 min ago  Associate Trade Minister came south armed with a trade message - saying our skills and expertise could be as valuable as the products we produce.

Finance company selects AB

Heartland pumping as profit lift tipped


Prenuptials on the rise

The Clooneys show off their rings.

It's true that negotiating a contract isn't exactly a romantic experience, but it can be worth it in the long run.

Mayor sells Auckland house 

Len Brown is on the hunt for a new home after selling his seven bedroom house for an undisclosed sum.

THRIFTY: Despite lower petrol prices, Kiwis are putting spare cash towards savings and plan to pay down debt.

Kiwis aren't splashing the cash

We're being careful with our money despite feeling better about our finances and the job market.

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Meet the bootcamp babes

NOT JUST THE MONEY: "We get a lot of brands coming to us and offering us a lot of money but we're very particular about the brands that we work with," say Felicia Oreb and Diana Johnson.

Two sisters have become a global personal training sensation.

Taking stock of business IP

OPINION: Most business owners keep a close watch on physical assets, but the same cannot be said of intellectual property.

LET'S TALK: Andrew Little speaks to audience members ahead of his state of the nation speech.

Little targets SMEs video

Labour leader gives state of the nation speech, promising lowest rate of unemployment in the developed world.


Kiwi who forecast D-day landings dies

PRESSURE: Lawrence Hogben was one of only six meteorologists involved in providing weather forecasts for the Allies D-Day landings.

New Zealander Lawrence Hogben who forecast the weather for the Allies' D-Day landing at Normandy has died, aged 98.

iPhone helps Apple smash sales records

Apple had another blowout quarter, earning $100b in three months thanks to 'staggering' demand for its phones.

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NZ firm seeks Solomon Island oil

A Wellington based company is behind an application to conduct off shore oil prospecting in the Solomon Islands.

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Rebuild workers under min wage

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Construction company punished for paying workers less than minimum wage.

Unhappy workers eye the exit

Bosses have been put on notice after a survey found more than a quarter of workers are looking to leave their jobs.

Vicki Mclean, Kerridge and Partners.

How to evaluate your prospective employer

OPINION: Due diligence works both ways

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Get your KiwiSaver savings on track

PAY ATTENTION: By learning how your Kiwisaver is performing you can take control of your savings.

OPINION: Questions and answers to help you set your KiwiSaver savings on track in 2015.

Labour's tax amnesty a blunt instrument

OPINION: There is a simpler solution to our rising tax debt: reform our interest and penalties rules, and improve tax administration.

And the best fund manager is ...

Running out of money in retirement a key concern in Asia

OPINION: Asia's looming pension crisis could get worse, with new research showing that millions of the workers who created the region's economic miracle will struggle into old age.


NZ farms eyed as 'boltholes'?


Are NZ farms being snapped up by the world's super-rich as boltholes to escape growing anger over financial inequality?

Black beetle danger boosted

Cold late spring weather stops black beetle populations but numbers could be on the increase as the dry sets in.

Three students are working at Plant and Food Research in Palmerston North this summer. Plant science student Jade Gribben, testing how repellent soil is to water.

Students learn on the job

While many people were at the beach, a trio of young people have spent their summer learning more about science.


Choosing the best cloud for the job

BUYER BEWARE: When an organisation has made the jump to deciding that cloud is the right direction for them, there are still a number of decisions to make.

5 min ago  You've decided to move to the cloud, but there are still a lot of decisions to be made.

Bin now a thing of beauty

To the madness of unsustainable corporate waste, a Wairarapa couple are quietly introducing a bit of method.

A 'building block' approach to business allows organisations to rapidly innovate and reinvent themselves to stay ahead of new customer expectations.

The drive of an economic revolution

APIs are the glue that tie pieces of technology together and the API economy is on the rise.

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