PM slams Super boss's super funds video

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr has been tipped as the next Reserve Bank Governor.

Bill English says heads could roll after NZ's highest-paid public servant received 36 per cent pay rise despite his objection.

Sexual harrassment claims at Uber

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick.

Uber CEO announces an urgent investigation, after former employee revealed she was propositioned by her boss on her first day.

WWII vet didn't want Bitcoins

Ray Toler, who is accused of obtaining by deception $22,000 from a 95-year-old war veteran.

Lancaster bomber veteran thought he was getting war pension transferred, not invested in Bitcoins.

Few favour media merger

The ruling on the NZME/Fairfax NZ merger is four weeks away.

Horizon poll finds 44% of respondents don't think NZME/Fairfax NZ merger is needed.

What makes a great leader?

Drive characterises the leader who isn't content with the status quo.

Courage, collaboration and drive, does your manager possess these attributes?

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Paua ban extended

Coastal uplift has caused a loss of habitat for juvenile paua.

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Kraft Heinz withdraws Unilever offer video

A Heinz Ketchup bottle sits next to a box of Kraft macaroni. Kraft Heinz made an $143 billion offer on competitor ...

Third-biggest take over in history collapses after coming up against strong resistance.

Dark night sky to be a tourism product

Venture Southland chief executive Paul Casson.

Stargazing is being investigated as a tourism product for Southland.

11 characteristics of great leadership

Drive characterises the leader who isn't content with the status quo.

Courage, collaboration and drive, does your manager possess these attributes?

NZ Post's split fortunes

Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock said a "very competitive" market put pressure on margins in the second half of 2016.

Kiwibank costs are up and margins are squeezed as it continues to split from NZ Post.

Rejected from your dream job hurts

Receiving rejection email after rejection email is disheartening. But feeling the opportunity at my fingertips and ...

OPINION: They told me I was the perfect for the role, but not perfect enough.

Safety first for demolitions

Demolition under way in downtown Auckland.

Demolition work requires a lot of planning and attention to detail.

True gentleman remembered

Monty Shearer died on February 13 while playing bowls.  He was 84.

A long serving Taranaki accountant, keen sportsman and family man has been farewelled.

Building industry can't cope, Goff says video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

The building industry is not geared up to produce the number of houses needed in Auckland, according to the city's mayor Phil Goff.

'Highly offensive' conference joke

Webstock organisers say they will be reviewing the vetting of their speakers and thanked people for their empathy after ...

Outrage, apologies follow crude sign language joke at technology conference.

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Bank: Customers signed away right to privacy

Nicky Hager, author of Dirty Politics, had his home raided by police.

Bank argued customers agreed to data being given to police, by signing terms and conditions.

Kiwibank profits down

State-owned bank says its margins are coming under pressure, with profits falling.

Moving back in with the folks

Buyers slowly regaining confidence

small business

Volkswagen launches new dealership

Volkswagen NZ general manager Tony Ruddenklau at the new Volkswagen showroom in invercargill.

The first European car dealership had its official opening in Invercargill on Friday night.

Baby boom means business for Belinda

Wanaka businesswoman Belinda Smalls.

Stick with your dreams and just go with it, Wanaka businesswoman says.

'I was the sucker who fell for it'

Sonja Christensen feels like she has been let down by the Make Space initiative supported by Napier City Council.

Hawke's Bay woman left deflated after council initiative to help her business failed to deliver.

Bank closure 'disaster'

ANZ Molesworth Street, Wellington has been closed since the November earthquake.

ANZ Molesworth Street closure is "disappointing" for an area in need of recovery.

better business

Investigation unearths breaches

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the Employment Relations Authority after breaching minimum employment ...

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the ERA after breaching employment standards.

5 tips for business success

The end of the financial year is the ideal time to reflect on your business and set it up for success for the next.

Start the new financial year in the best possible position.

Chart: School leavers

10112014  News Photo: Stacy Squires/Fairfax NZ.
First major NCEA exams started today. Photo: Riccarton High School ...

Which region has the most students leaving school with at least NCEA level 2?

Staff shortages bite

Well-known Otago restauranteur Fleur Sullivan has been reduced to washing dishes because of problems getting staff.

Once some of the easiest jobs to get, restaurant and stores are now crying out for workers.

property

Building industry can't cope, Goff says video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

The building industry is not geared up to produce the number of houses needed in Auckland, according to the city's mayor Phil Goff.

Borrowers shift to fix

ANZ is one bank that has noticed more borrowers want fixed-term rates.

When first-home buyer Pippa Jefferies took out a mortgage recently, she decided to fix the bulk of it.

House of God for sale video

The former Church of the Ascension in Point Chevalier has a CV of more than $3 million.

A 99-year-old Auckland church listed for the first time is likely to sell for an ungodly sum.

Tricky Sticky Forest issues aired in Wanaka

Bike Wanaka's Sticky Forest meeting was attended by an estimated 450 people.

I want to be really transparent about what we want to do, Maori working group representative Mike Beresford says.

opinion & analysis

Experts are people too

Shamubeel Eaqub says experts should reconnect with a wider society in the way they communicate.

OPINION: Except for a handful, most academics are invisible in public life, sidelined and ridiculed.

Procrastination's naked truth

Procrastination prevents many people from achieving their goals.

OPINION: Victor Hugo wrote naked so he had a good way to avoid procrastination and get himself working.

Keeping it clean

Fast changing technology offers opportunity for economic gains.

It's still very early days for electric vehicles in New Zealand, but the trends are promising in both passenger and commercial sectors.

Retailers prepare for foreign invasion

Wellington Department store Kirkcaldie and Stains doorman Neville Wellbourn and another staff member shut the doors for ...

OPINION: Retailers are bracing for the arrival of more global brands which threaten to slash prices.

farming

Shareholders choose takeover

Shareholders ope for Chinese takeover of Blue Sky Meats in Southland.

A Chinese takeover of Southland processor Blue Sky Meats has been given shareholder approval.

Gun taken for farmer's safety

The November quake split land in half, like this farm in Kekerengu.

Police confiscate gun as fragile drought and quake-hit farmers hit breaking point.

Agria shareholders up in arms

New Zealand agricultural services company PGG Wrightson, majority controlled by Agria Corp, is involved in livestock ...

Chinese majority owner of PGG Wrightson in strife with shareholders.

War on rustlers to go high-tech

Stock theft is estimated to cost Kiwi farmers about $120 million a year.

A new animal tracking system could be a valuable weapon in war on stock theft.

world

Facebook gives more paid leave

Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced extended, paid bereavement and sick care leave for employees of the company.

If a family member dies, a Facebook employee will get 20 days off, or six weeks to care for the ill.

Airbnb scams on the rise video

Airbnb and its competitors aren't just giving you the chance to live like a local, anywhere in the world. They're also ...

The six-bedroom "Bondi Beach luxury villa," listed at $780 a night for 12 people, was actually in Florida.

Cafe charges tourists for electricity

Charge for a charge: A cafe owner is making customers pay if they want to plug in their devices.

A grumpy business owner is sick of customers asking to charge their phones, so she's making them pay.

65 isn't old, it's 'pre-old'

Getting old is scary, but most people in their sixties reckon they have a way to go before yet.

How do you fix an ageing society? Just don't consider people old until they're 75, report concludes.

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