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Gravel-diggers 'land-banking'

The Ashley is a Canterbury river with extractable-gravel, but is also prone to dry spells.

9:00 PM  Construction firms are "land-banking" the region's best gravel supply to block competitors, an industry representative on an Environment Canterbury panel says.

Canterbury businesses take strategic view

A significant number of Canterbury businesses are now taking a strategic view on how best to grow, according to an employer survey.

Tourism firm pictures global reach

Focus remains on oil exploration


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.

Know NZ Super's limits

The sum of $375 is one to etch in our heads, tattoo on our brains, burn into our retinas.

COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS: Only nine months to go before finances come under Yuletide pressure.

Club up for Christmas

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

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

Warehouse starts CEO search

The Warehouse CEO Mark Powell indicated last year that he didn't see himself continuing in the role past early 2016.

Big-box retailer is looking for a new chief executive to replace Mark Powell who leaves next year.

Spanx billionaire's priceless idea

Sara Blakely went from selling fax machines door-to-door to the world's youngest self-made female billionaire.

Jia Changsheng, right, deputy director-general of Invest Shenzhen and John Milford, CEO of Business Central / Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce signed an memorandum of understanding, signalling an intention for the two cities to work together.

Business links with China

Intention for businesses in Wellington and Chinese city of Shenzhen to work together

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.


Toxins killed cows - ministry

Southland Federated Farmers president Russell MacPherson has warned against jumping to conclusions about the HT [herbicide tolerant] swede variety until the final verdict is out on the deaths of hundreds of Southland dairy cows.

Southland dairy cow deaths blamed on high concentrations of naturally occurring toxins in a variety of swedes.

Big Synlait Milk loss

Synlait Milk posts a $6.4m net loss after tax for the first six months of the 2015 financial year.

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Ian Brown.

Fonterra's fed-up farmers risk

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


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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