Borrowing at record levels

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A house for sale in Auckland  at the Stonefields development in Panmure. ...

The $228 billion lent to Kiwis to buy houses is almost the size of the entire NZ economy.

Let go after cancer diagnosis

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Real estate agent claims he was cut loose after disclosing terminal illness.

What is this? video

Cutting-edge technology.

A plastic object was dropped into the Timaru Herald's mailbox with a note attached.

Making forestry work safer

The third stage of development in a quest to make our forestry work sites safer was unveiled near Nelson on Monday with ...

Using gamer-style technology to take remote control of New Zealand's forestry future.

Ex-warship to help lay internet cable

HMNZS Resolution, which has a new name, will survey the route for an internet cable linking New Zealand to the United States.

Crown agency releases funds for subsea cable venture, paving the way for an internet cable to link NZ to US via Hawaii.

Wealthy family can't agree

Hugh Green made hundreds of millions in property deals but his passion was cattle trading.

They say they've tried and tried, but the family of magnate Hugh Green can't put aside their differences.

Onetai Station charm offensive

Kensington Swan says the Argentinian owners of Onetai Station have exported $25m worth of lamb skins from New Zealand ...

Law firm Kensington Swan organises tour of farm at centre of Overseas Investment Office review.

Swamp kauri duel continues

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Lawyers say systemic failings mean the MPI is allowing excavated ancient timber- disguised as finished products - be exported.

$1.8m airport fraud

Auckland International Airport told the share market in February that it was investigating $1.84 million of unexplained ...

An accounts clerk stole nearly $2m by transferring funds to herself using Auckland International Airport's accounting system.

Starbucks' new staff dress code

Why Starbucks' dress code shake-up matters.

OPINION: Here's what Starbucks' more relaxed employee dress code means.

Recap: live chat on Deloitte Fast 50

Deloitte partner Ian Fay is particularly interested in New Zealand's growing companies looking to expand overseas.

Deloitte partner Ian Fay answered your questions on all things Fast 50.

Council to stop buying land for parks

North Shore councillor John Watson says open space must be provided to deal with an increasing population.

"What there is now is all you're going to get," is the claim, as Auckland Council stops buying land for parks in established suburbs.

Dispute over Rich Lister's will

Hugh Green was the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame 2013 Laureate.

Hugh Green left hundreds of millions, and his children are fighting for control.

Burnt by solar power price hike

Unison Networks argues that most solar-panel users are not fully off the grid, and are still heavy users of peak-time power.

Electricity firm raises prices for solar-panel users, saying they get unfair benefits.

The perils of the no-fail business

Woolworths' troubles have taught us that the food and drinks business is no guarantee of success.

OPINION: Why Countdown is still a formidable player in New Zealand's cosy supermarket duopoly.

Why supermarkets close

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Countdown store closures open a window on the dynamic world of supermarkets.

Ray White signs Chinese deal

Real estate firm Ray White inks a deal that will see Kiwi properties exposed to 260 million Chinese buyers.

Real estate firm inks a deal with China's largest agency that will see Kiwi properties exposed to 260 million Chinese buyers.

What now for Ezibuy?

Former Ezibuy chief executive Simon West outside the company's Palmerston North headquarters in 2013.

Aussie supermarket chain tipped to sell its NZ clothing business as it cut jobs and closes stores.

Woolies casualties include Countdown

Countdown has held its own in the New Zealand market but its Australian parent Woolworths is not enjoying such happy times..

Six Countdown stores to close as Australian parent company undergoes major restructure.

House prices could plunge 11 per cent

New house construction, such as the Stonefields development in Auckland's Panmure, are starting to gain traction, ...

Good news for home buyers. House prices are expected to fall as building picks up pace.

Woolies to close stores, cut jobs

Woolworths Australia - which owns EziBuy and Countdown - is planning a large restructure that will result in store ...

Supermarket giant to close 21 stores in Australia and six in NZ, and considers selling Ezibuy.

Younger generations poorer than parents

Household incomes have stagnated or fallen over the past 10 years in countries like the US, UK, France and New Zealand.

New Zealand is one of 25 countries where household incomes have stagnated or fallen in the past decade.

Freeview satellite may go HD


Upgrade would mean older and 'unapproved' set-top boxes would need to be replaced.

Student hostels selling for millions

University students.

 A portfolio of three Wellington halls of residence, including two leased by Victoria University of Wellington, is up for grabs with an estimated worth of $44 million.

Business insight from Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump is a proud supporter of her father's run for president.

It's not all about politics for Donald Trump's daughter, who runs her father's business as well as her own.

Anti-theft software may help banks

Auror chief executive Phil Thomson.

Software that allows retailers to report shoplifting almost immediately may be able to help banks fight fraud.

Samsung's Olympic Games anthem

A line from New Zealand's national anthem comes in around 55 seconds into the song.

Cheesy or heartwarming?

Finance diary

Economic bellwether Mainfreight holds its annual meeting on Thursday.

Business events for the week ahead.

Fishing families face uncertain future

Chris and Craig Aston are part of a four generation legacy of fishing and logistic services on d'Urville Island. ...

The impact of a new marine park has left generations of fishing families considering their future on d'Urville Island.

Survey success hailed by radio boss

MediaWorks radio boss, Wendy Palmer, has a reputation for finding and developing top talent.

Mediaworks' radio boss, Wendy Palmer hailed the success of radio in the digital world, as she celebrated impressive audience survey results this week.

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