Rural broadband gets a 'G' up

Linesmen install fibre-optic cable for the Rural Broadband Initiative on the west coast.

New rural broadband option from Spark won't require professionally-installed antennas.

Z Energy pays $785m for Caltex video

Caltex has been bought by Z Energy for more than $700 million.

Z Energy has confirmed it is buying Chevron New Zealand, which owns Caltex.

Broadband may never get cheaper

As more Kiwi homes are connected to fibre, prices for the packages are dropping.

Good news: Kiwis are gobbling up internet data faster than ever. Bad news: this may be as cheap as it gets.

Spark plans $100m share buy-back

Spark has given the green light to a share buy-back.

Divestments have left Spark with excess cash.

NZ terms of trade improve

Imported goods prices fell 5.1 per cent, thanks to a 29 per cent decline in the price of petroleum and petroleum products.

The merchandise terms of trade rises 1.5 per cent following two consecutive falls.

Brokerage firm fined $30K

Craigs Investment Partners has been fined for an NZX breach.

Craigs Investment Partners fined for NZX breach.

Kiwi falls against US dollar

The New Zealand dollar fell against the US dollar over the long weekend.

An expected rate cut by the Reserve Bank and a strengthening US economy undercut the NZ dollar.

Port court action begins

Ports of Auckland faces High Court action over its plans to extend Bledisloe wharf.

Opponents trying to halt wharf extension face Ports of Auckland in court today.

Ryman to weigh an ASX listing

Ryman Healthcare managing director Simon Challies.

Ryman Healthcare will consider a dual listing in Australia as it accelerates plans to create a $1 billion retirement portfolio in Melbourne over the next five years.

Knighthood for Peter Talley

15112013/  news photo Martin de Ruyter / Nelson Mail

Michael Talley and Peter Talley inducted in to the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.

Seafood magnate Peter Talley been made a Knight Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for services to business and philanthropy.

Burger King HQ on the market

A building which houses the head office for Burger King is up for auction.

The head office of fast food chain Burger King is up for sale on Auckland's North Shore.

Tricky to combat child poverty

Jo Doolan Taxation Tax Director at Ernst & Young.

OPINION: The new Budget provides a historic increase in benefits - but it could also create incentives for having more kids.

More than 600 new houses for Akl

Housing Minister Nick Smith looks out across land at Massey East earmarked for a housing development.

A site once earmarked for a school and a wasteland are among parcels of surplus land released for housing development in Auckland.

Stationery struggle in stationary market

Despite the challenges Croxley faces, managing director David Lilburne is optimistic about the company's future.

Croxley is switching off its machinery after almost 100 years, but the company will live on.

ANZ censured over swaps

The country's biggest bank also paid $19 million in compensation to customers.

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act concludes the bank's settlement.

John Nash: loss of a beautiful mind

US mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash.

Obituary - The equilibriums of Nobel prize-winning genius John Nash exist everywhere.

Finance diary

Kathmandu pays shareholder a 3 cent a share dividend on Wednesday.

Business events for the week ahead.

Coal miner Bathurst to delist from NZX

A loader works at Bathurst Resources' Cascade coal mine in Buller.


Listed firms enjoy positive growth in the Capital gallery

An external image of the proposed Johnsonville Shopping Centre redevelopment, a review of which should be finished this year.

There are signs of progress and growth for the development of two Wellington properties.

Rural Broadband inquiry call

Improvements to rural broadband are being funded through a levy on phone companies.

Industry body believes rural Kiwis may not be aware of all their broadband options.

Monster Slide issues slide on

Customers and suppliers of Monster Slide events claim they are still waiting for refunds and payment, four months since it began a nationwide tour.

Four months have slipped by since it began, but the queue of angry customers and suppliers claiming they are owed money from the Monster Slide event remains.

Shipley must stand down from Genesis: Labour

BDO has filed a civil case against Mainzeal's directors, including former prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley.

Dame Jenny Shipley is among Mainzeal directors being taken to court by the company's liquidator.

Company blames drink-driving laws

Rod de Vries, general manager of Nosh Food Markets, is charged with turning the struggling retailer around.

The owner of gourmet food market business says the new drink-driving laws are partially to blame for its disappointing performance.

More jobs for the cut on West Coast

About 50 West Coast jobs may be cut by roading contractor Sicon Ferguson.

More job losses are on the cards for the West Coast weeks after Solid Energy said it would cut 150 jobs at Stockton mine.

Top 10 Kiwi flops

A 1969 Trekka.

We love coming up with new ideas in NZ. Like chips that taste like fish. Or purple sausages.

Leaky building costs council

The Nautilus leaky building case is going to cost Auckland ratepayers $23.7 million after the council agreed to pay the majority of the total cost.

Owners of 150-unit Nautilus apartment building welcome Auckland Council decision to pay nearly $24m.

Ruapehu: on a slippery slope

The Chateau at the foot of Mount Ruapehu.

There is disquiet about degrading facilities, declining skier numbers and big management salaries at Mt Ruapehu.

F&P Healthcare profit jumps

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's products for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea are helping grow revenue.

Healthcare product manufacturer's annual profit rises 17 per cent to a record $113m, beating its forecast.

Auckland housing land released

The McLennan housing development in Papakura.

The first 30 hectares of up to 500 hectares of surplus Crown land can now be used for development.

Waihi faces 50 job losses video

28052015 NEWS Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax NZ.Mining activities are on hold at one part of a Wahi gold mining operation, meaning 50 job losses Macmahon Contractors (NZ) Ltd.

After work drinks took on a special significance as workers rally to support each other.

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