Equal pay bid objection dismissed

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Groundbreaking bid to establish equal pay rates for women could be worth "hundreds of millions of dollars".

'Corporate welfare' slammed

WILL IT HAPPEN?: SkyCity drawing of its planned new International Convention Centre and hotel.

Cost blow out could see Auckland ratepayers being asked to help fund Sky City convention centre.

Port seeking injunction

Lyttelton Port

Lyttelton Port is trying to obtain an injunction declaring the withdrawal of labour by port workers unlawful.

Chrisco contracts under fire

Chrisco

Christmas hamper company is facing court action in Australia over allegedly unfair contract terms.

Dispute over planned mall

An artist's impression of the planned Westgate Mall.

A land dispute is unfolding at the site of what is slated to become NZ's largest shopping mall.

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Dispute over planned mall

An artist's impression of the planned Westgate Mall.

A land dispute is unfolding at the site of what is slated to become New Zealand's largest shopping mall.

Smiths City's profit dips

National home appliance and furnishings chain Smiths City has announced a slight drop in trading profits for the first six months of the financial year.

Chrisco contracts under fire

Councillors blast 'corporate welfare'

money

Phone bills cost elderly

Some customers were left without a landline or NBN connection in the September quarter.

Concerns have been raised over what changes to landline costs will mean for the elderly.

Burglary season looms

Each year, about 30,000 burglaries are logged with the insurance claims database.

SANTA CLAUSE: Make sure the presents you’re loading up for Christmas are right.

Shop smart this silly season

Follow these simple rules to ensure you're not being ripped off this spending season.

small business

Hook-up apps hurt gay bars 

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Social media apps are killing the gay bar scene, claiming as their latest victim New Zealand's longest-running gay venue.

SMEs vulnerable to hackers 

Firms with inadequate phone security risk being targeted by hackers over Christmas.

Jobs ads in newspapers and online have increased for the fifth consecutive month.

Be well prepared

This week in Ask The Experts, we look at hiring new staff for a first-timer.

world

Man to pay $1.9m for credit card fraud

A Toronto man stole the identities of 38,000 people in a massive credit card fraud scheme described by prosecutors as high-tech bank robbery.

Fed confident on US growth

The Federal Reserve offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the US economy.

Under pressure: Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia's economic reality shirtfronts Putin

The tough-talking Russian President is wrestling a mounting economic crisis that will test his famed resilience.

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Be well prepared

Jobs ads in newspapers and online have increased for the fifth consecutive month.

This week in Ask The Experts, we look at hiring new staff for a first-timer.

Auckland the best place for jobs

The biggest city fares well but job ads are flat in Canterbury and Wellington.

NOT LAUGHING: Ngoc Luan Ho Trieu with the gift that was so offensive.

Secret santa 'nothing short of bullying'

Mean jokes and re-gifting - office workers revolt and slam the Christmas work gift tradition "brutal and cruel".

opinion & analysis

So much for peak oil...

Pegasus Basin

OPINION: Why the sudden interest in the virtually unexplored Pegasus Basin, off the Wairarapa coast?

Deficit a bitter pill for Government

OPINION: The Government's flagship economic promise has been holed and is in danger of sinking.

A photo illustration shows a man silhouetted in front of an electronic board showing the FTSE MIB Index.

Rich listers in Luxe crew

OPINION: What brings such far-flung Kiwi and European investment interests together? One word - tax.

farming

Less-gassy cows to arrive

STEP RIGHT UP: Cows calmly wait their turn in the queue to be milked by the Lely Astronaut A4 robotic milking system.

Gassy cows could soon be far more pleasant to be around - especially for the environment.

PGG confirms forecast

PGG Wrightson says its trading performance is on track with previous forecasts despite lower forecast dairy payouts.

Dipton Lincoln wool growers, from left, Neville and Nigel Beer and PGG Wrightson Southland wool representative Lawrence Paskell reflect on the deal with a Japanese company.

Wool deal coup

Southland family celebrating after signing a potentially unique deal with a Japanese wool buyer.

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Old boys' club bad for business

David Slack is the internet adventurer behind Speeches.com

OPINION: It may seem cosy, but the old boys’ club is a sign of a business going nowhere fast

Meet New Zealand's cleanest and greenest firms

A green childcare centre shaped like a womb; senior managers with sustainability KPIs; a disaster relief mobile phone network – this year’s Sustainable 60 winners show how building a better future is good for business.

Decorating shopping malls and public spaces with Christmas cheer is becoming bigger and bigger business for party supplies firm, Celebrations Group.

Decking the malls video

Decorating shops and public spaces with Christmas cheer is big business.