Analysts bullish about beef


Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.

Squeeze put on lemons

BITTER PRICE: Joseph Slater of Six Barrel Soda has noticed lemon prices shooting up because of a citrus fruit shortage.

Soaring lemon prices are leaving a sour taste in shoppers' mouths.

Inventor embraces digital tools

Daniel Thomson invented a new type of resistance band.

There are some brilliant ideas swirling through the heads of Kiwis. In the past they would die with their creators.

Demand for builders heats up

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News that house consents have hit a seven-year high is music to the building industry's ears.

PR firms to merge

John Durning

Two of Canterbury's oldest PR firms are merging to form a single agency.

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Demand for builders heats up

Tradesperson generic.

News that house consents have hit a seven-year high is music to the building industry's ears.

Heart of the City paid $800,000 in contractor fees

Auckland business group spent almost $800,000 on contractor expenses, with bulk likely to have been paid to disgraced ex-chief exec Alex Swney.

Orion Health shares slump

Tourism Radio NZ seeks $350K


'Opt-out' probe could widen

Contract, sign document, legal

Investigation into Air NZ's charges could be expanded to include other companies using the same sales tactic.

Cheaper home loans in sight 

Borrowers can expect even cheaper loans after the Reserve Bank raises the possibility of a cut to its key rate.

Wayne Douglas and Neal Nicholls, left to right.

Parole hearing deferred

Jailed finance directors Neal Nicholls and Wayne Douglas must wait after an error was made with their eligibility dates.

small business

Cheers to $500k from beer fans

Brewer and Creative Director of Yeastie Boys Stu McKinlay

Brewer Yeastie Boys raised $500,000 in less than 30 minutes after launching a crowdfunding campaign.

Craft beer demand froths over

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

IRD building

Woman admits tax evasion

Palmerston North woman may have big bills to pay after defrauding IRD of thousands.


China's yuan now a top five payment currency

China's yuan is now one of the world's top five currencies for payments.

China's yuan overtook the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar.

Mobile ads boost Facebook revenue

Facebook's business has boomed thanks to its mobile ads for smartphones and tablets, but costs are also rising.

The Fed said "economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace," a move away from its "moderate pace" reference in its prior statement.

US Fed keeps patient approach to hiking rates

The Federal Reserve says the US economy is on track despite turmoil in other markets around the world.

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Michael Hill ads in Super Bowl video

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) breaks a tackle by Denver Broncos middle linebacker Paris Lenon during the third quarter 
in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

NZ jeweller splashes out big bucks securing an ad slot during the Super Bowl, reaching an audience of millions.

Ivanka Trump on women and work

The 33-year-old heiress, daughter of business mogul Donald Trump, is tired of seeing professional women shown in just one way.

Working from home ... good for you and your boss?

Working from home can prove beneficial

Working from home is good for you and your boss according to two recent studies.

opinion & analysis

How to avoid becoming just a commodity flogger

Resene Paints CEO Nick Nightingale.

OPINION: Growth can really kill a brand if you're not careful. When that happens you just become a commodity flogger - whether it's paint or pants, steaks or sweaters.

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.

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

Get your KiwiSaver savings on track

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


More land in foreign hands

COMPLEX ISSUE: Federated Farmers dairy industry group chairperson Andrew Hoggard says the issue of foreign ownership is complex and best considered on a case-by-case basis.

Another 3000 hectares of Canterbury dairying land has been approved for foreign ownership or control.

Messy block goes native

Roger and Francie Taylor knew a lot of hands-on work would be required to turnaround a rough Canterbury block.


Analysts bullish about beef

Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.


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.

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

NZX and FMA team up

Market source says the move shows a recognition of the need for the two to improve.

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.

Science students learn on the job

While many people are taking trips to the beach, a trio of young people have spent their summer learning more about science.

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