Strong beer in drinks comeback

Michael Donaldson - craft beer has to be strong.

We're drinking more beer and it's the stronger stuff that Kiwis are increasingly choosing to buy.

Vector eyes new technology

Vector chief executive Simon Mackenzie says electricity consumption will keep reducing.

More smart meters and electric vehicle charging stations.

Spark/Netflix tie-up mooted

In 2016, 93 million people worldwide subscribed to Netflix.

A fresh instalment in the TV soap opera is possible as the door closes on the Sky/Vodafone merger.

Cadbury backlash win for rivals

The decision to close the Cadbury factory in Dunedin has prompted an outcry.

Kiwi anger at the chocolate giant hands Whittaker's a golden opportunity.

Airways investing in tourism growth

Airways New Zealand chief executive Ed Sims says continued growth in aviation has helped boost the result.

There were an extra 315 jet movements a week last year.

Wasps to fight stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug has the potential to cause huge damage to NZ horticulture.

A parasitic wasp may be unleashed on a potentially devastating insect.

NZME performance 'stable'

NZME cut its costs to match a fall in advertising revenues.

Media company manages to cut costs to match advertising revenue decline.

Fish kill firm: 'We got it wrong'

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Lots of distressed and dead eels and fish were seen after Hamilton firm's chemical spill.

Tesla's Auckland key party video

Single example of the Falcon-door Model X SUV was on display. Deliveries start in March.

First eight buyers of facelifted Model S were the stars of Tesla NZ's launch party.

Tauranga hints at another North Island hub

Port of Tauranga says its improvements are paying off.

Port of Tauranga still in expansion mode.

Merger appeal like 'root canal' video

Generic pic to illustrate Vodafone NZ Sky merger story

Sky TV has to 'focus on business again' after merger with Vodafone rejected.

Merger decisions 'not linked' video

When it comes to controversial mergers, it's two down, one to go, for the country's competition watchdog.

Commerce Commission chairman says merger applications being treated on their individual merits.

130 Warehouse jobs likely to go

The Warehouse is making job cuts.

The Warehouse makes deep cuts at head office level.

What's next for Sky customers?

Sky TV's proposed merger with Vodafone NZ has been torpedoed by the country's competition watchdog.

The merger is dead, but Sky - with its sport stranglehold - isn't going the way of the dinosaurs yet.

Sweet spot for Kiwi travellers video

271116.News.KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ. Generic. Wellington airport. Air New Zealand takeoff. Fiji Airways.

Heavy competition has meant great ticket prices but this might be as good as it gets, warns Air NZ.

Stand-down for rogue bosses

Indian students face deportation from New Zealand after their Indian agent filed fraudulent documents.

But new measures to stop employers exploiting migrant workers don't go far enough, unions say.

Tesla mania hits NZ

Model S is the car that established Tesla as an 'it' brand. Still doing stirling work.

OPINION: I think Tesla is the carmaking equivalent of Apple and I don't mean that in a nice way.

Tensions boil over at Cadbury meeting

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull was unhappy with media's actions at the meeting.

Bitter taste left in Dunedin Mayor's mouth after Cadbury management meeting, thanks to media intrusion.

Sky won't fall

Sky TV's proposed merger with Vodafone NZ has been torpedoed by the country's competition watchdog.

OPINION: Sky TV is likely to carry on as before after merger rejected.

Range Rover hints at sports car

Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern has hinted that Range Rover could produce a conventional luxury car.

British brand looks to expand its portfolio beyond SUVs.

Freight hub adds 300 jobs

The number of cars coming through Auckland's port has increased year-on-year.

Ports of Auckland says it is making an economic contribution to the country, despite tough environment.

Sam Neill's Cadbury protest

Sam Neill is asking all Kiwis and Australians to boycott Cadbury products.

Dunedin's his home town, and he wants Kiwis and Australians to boycott the chocolate-maker's products.

Cuts are Fairfax's 'plan B'

Fairfax Media reported its interim results on Wednesday.

Fairfax Media has prepared cuts and would go straight into "consolidation mode" if NZME merger rejected.

Sky TV losing viewers, profit video

Sky Sports truck (generic)

The pay TV broadcaster lost an average of almost 200 customers per day in the second half of last year.

Sky merger 'stay' granted

Sky TV receives set back.

Spark and 2degrees secure legal ruling that would block Sky/Vodafone merger pending appeal.

Fletcher Building, golfer's enemy

Fletcher Building is still on the look out for golf courses but is slowing down its land acquisitions.

NZ construction giant slows its land purchases to focus on building, but says golf courses remain on its radar.

Truck shop fined $47K

Bestdeals has been fined more than $47,000 for not telling consumers their rights.

Mobile trader targeted the most vulnerable members of society, judge says.

Ministry fraudster jailed

Joanne Harrison, also known as Joanne Sharp, admitted defrauding taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Joanne Harrison left the country as the Serious Fraud Office investigated but returned to face the charges.

Wine warehouse sign of sparkling economy

Port Nelson CEO Martin Byrne, left, with James Patterson, William Patterson, Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Jo ...

 Port Nelson's huge new storage facility is the first of a $32 million redevelopment fuelled by growing industries.

Geely eyes Lotus/Proton takeover

One-off Bond-style Evora Sport 410 was created by Lotus Exclusive.

Chinese giant set to snap up struggling Proton and Lotus.

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