Migration boom continues

Suitcase

Record levels of people coming to New Zealand could give the housing market a second wind.

The Warehouse pulls R18 games

The Warehouse Lyall Bay

4:18 PM  Grand Theft Auto V prompts retailer to take all adult-rated games and DVDs off its shelves.

Putting staff at risk: $18k fine 

One of the most dangerous and uncomfortable jobs to do on a scorching hot day - metal roofing.

Builder ignored request to stop work and had workers re-roofing a house with no fall protection.

Price claims fool shoppers

3:53 PM  Aussie watchdogs crack down on shops making false or misleading 'was/now' price claims.

Sir Bob's 'prettiest' building

Robert Jones Holdings buys Auckland's SAP Tower in one of the year's biggest deals.

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industries

Just Water offer 'mean-spirited'

'MEAN': A takeover offer for the water cooler company could shortchange minority shareholders, a broker says.

4:39 PM  Sharebroker Colin Giffney says a takeover offer undervalues the NZX-listed water cooler company.

Sir Bob buys his 'prettiest' building

Sir Bob Jones buys Auckland's SAP Tower for $97m in one of the year's biggest deals.

Curran Sky criticism curtailed

Migration boom continues

money

What will Santa bring? gallery

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Sophia Longstaff, left, Ingrid Longstaff, and Renzo Cawley open up Christmas gifts.

Santa's sleigh is going to be bulging with board games, action figures and life-like robot animals.

Christmas - good for finances?

Bah! Humbug! Plenty of people have Ebenezer Scrooge's reaction to Christmas but it's not necessary.

A platinum Art Deco diamond ring from the Rutherford of Melbourne collection.

Make jewellery insurance pay

Insurers have a whole arsenal of arguments to avoid paying jewellery claims. Here's what you can do to beat them.

small business

From hobby to business

SPECIAL RANGE: Mehdi and Korreen Sanssar run the So Vintage shop at Te Awanga, which specialises in hard-to-find industrial antiques.

A couple who moved from Paris to Hastings are bringing the old world to the new, one shipping container at a time.

The best financing options

This week in Ask the Experts we look options for raising finance.

STAR TARGETS: George Roberts of Concrete Connect stands in front of one of the personal goal setting schemes run by the company.

Building on a solid reputation

Come December 21, George Roberts will be downing tools and taking a year off.

world

Price claims fool shoppers

3:53 PM  Aussie consumer watchdogs crack down on businesses making false or misleading 'was/now' price claims.

Tonga sends Kiwi cop home

Second New Zealander serving as Tonga’s police commissioner kicked out.

LUXURY WATCHES: Shinola's luxury goods, including watches and bicycles, are made in struggling Detroit.

Luxury in Detroit

Luxury goods company Shinola seeks to be the first great non-automotive brand out of Detroit.

better business

How I keep well: Stephen White

Stonyridge winery founder Stephen White's yoga work has seen him rub shoulders with Richard Branson.

Stonyridge vineyard founder, Stephen White, also teaches yoga and rubs shoulders with Richard Branson.

Shared space at The Factory

Business people who work by themselves no longer need to work alone in Palmerston North.

Secrets, lies

Ministry's tick-box secrecy

Business ministry allows submitters to block automatic publication on its site.

opinion & analysis

Chinese sites open the throttle

Mike O'Donnell

OPINION: With the Chinese consumer and online marketplaces hitting our shores, one thing's for sure: it's going to be an exciting ride.

Is it time to review visa-free travel?

OPINION: One of the abiding delights of a NZ passport is that this country has visa-free access to so many countries.

Mike O'Donnell

Ecommerce hits the Chinese power band

Globalisation is the key focus now for Alibaba.

farming

$115k fine for milk stink

OBJECTIONABLE ODOUR: The Eltham eader.

South Taranaki District Council has been fined $115k over smell from Fonterra milk dumped in eader.

Pengxin wants more

Chinese investor eyes more farms and part of deal that could quadruple the size of a Taupo dairy plant.

Warning sign to poachers.

Poachers cost 'millions'

Sheep slaughtered and taken for meat is the latest in a string of stock thefts.

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Queen of the Castle

Kiwi Raelene Castle is the NRL’s second ever female boss.

She might be a woman and a Kiwi, but Raelene Castle is earning respect at Sydney rugby league club the Bulldogs.

From the queen's chamber

False claims dogging the Kiwi honey and bee industry have stung Auckland royal jelly producer Happy Valley.

Aussies more eco-friendly

In part two of our four part series on doing business in Australia, Ecostore's Doug Sadler reveals consumers over the ditch are more environmentally aware.