Visitor tax unlikely

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay in Queenstown.

Finance Minister Steven Joyce says more money does need to be spent on tourism infrastructure.

Lift safety a priority

Brendon Scheib was killed when a lift descended, crushing him between the lift car and shaft.

Union calls for tighter rules on lift safety following death of engineer.

Building consents reach new heights

Most but not all economists believe house building will remain strong in the short-term.

The value of construction work hits a new monthly high.

Boomers fear ageism rife

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But boomers and Gen Y are "on the same page" when it comes to work, survey finds.

Shipping out from Taranaki

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There's been a sharp drop in the value of exports from New Plymouth's port.

Amora closed for a year

The Amora Hotel in  Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

One of Wellington's largest hotels faces a lengthy closure, just before the Lions arrive.

TVNZ to cut fewer than 10 'net' jobs

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Next wave of restructuring will start in two months and will cover the team that includes presenting staff.

Firm guilty over asbestos risk

P&M Demolition Specialists director Jade Ngaha put neighbours and workers at risk of asbestos, the court found.

Demolition company put workers and neighbours at risk, and the home-owner was left with the clean-up bill.

Fletcher Building a 'target'

The $700m new international convention centre in Auckland is also under Fletcher's oversight.

Bored investment banks are ''absolutely'' zeroing in on Fletcher Building, a source says.

SH1 wins Budget boost

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has delivered a pre-Budget teaser to a Wellington business audience.

The Government promises to pump $11 billion into new infrastructure spending in the next four years.

China to receive NZ coins

Simon Harding of NZ Mint shakes hands with Ming Liu, chairman of China Today International, which will distribute its ...

A collectible coin company will make silver coins for Chinese consumers.

Mining firms open and shut

Mt Taranaki unites those who live in the region.

For every door that shuts in the Taranaki mining business, does another one open?

Knowing when to fold 'em

Pattrick Smellie says efforts to make transmission pricing fairer are a failed experiment.

OPINION: An embarassing blunder leaves Electricity Authority in a difficult spot.

'Organised' shoplifting costs $1.2bn

Confectionery and rubbish bags are being targeted by organised shoplifters.

Even stealing confectionary is more elaborate - and more lucrative - than you think.

Tourist numbers subside

Infometrics says the underlying growth in tourist numbers might be beginning to subside.

Surprisingly flat March tourism numbers a possible sign the market is flattening.

Spark comments on share offer

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Zero Commission offer for Spark shares avoids brokerage but is at discount to current NZX price.

New migration record

Gains from net migration hit another record high in the year to March.

The number of people arriving in New Zealand intending to call it home continues to rise.

Mobile calls to IRD free

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 22:  A young woman talks on a smartphone as she walks past the construction site of the new ...

One less small reason to keep a landline as more 0800 lines opened to mobiles.

What's in store for Jaffas?

Cadbury's landmark factory will close in early 2018.

When Cadbury's Dunedin factory closes, where will some of NZ's most loved sweets be made?

Rotorua's $10 million man

Mark Wilson grew up in Rotorua, studied at Waikato University and runs a billion dollar finance company.

How a kid from a small NZ city came to lead a 300-year-old insurance giant in Europe's finance capital.

Air NZ tops Aussie list

Air New Zealand is flying high in Australia.

Once again, we show our Aussie cousins how it's done.

Reserve Bank promotes insider

Geoff Bascand, tipped as a possible future Reserve Bank governor, has been announced as the bank's next head of ...

Former government statistician, tipped as possible governor, is promoted to bank's deputy chief executive.

Chart: Taranaki's GDP

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How big is the economy of one of New Zealand's key energy producing and dairy regions?

NZ battle revs up over MG sales

The MG ZS on display at the Shanghai auto show.

´╗┐Battle lines are being drawn over who is going to sell MG vehicles in New Zealand.

Christchurch bar casualties video

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High rents, road works, competition and lack of patrons hurt the city's restaurants and bars.

SMEs back stricter immigration

Manufacturing, once written off for dead, is seeing the most significant growth in SMEs.

Concerns about housing and public services likely trump economic benefit of additional workers.

Migration changes 'marginal'

Will the Government's immigration policies take off successfully, or have they failed to get off the ground?

NZ's struggling to cope with record migration gains, but Government changes unlikely to make a difference say economists.

Super's done, now for healthcare

The public health system is unsustainable unless more people met their own costs, insurers say.

A health insurance lobby group says health costs, like super, need to be addressed.

Mag rolls off the press one last time

The final NZ Musician cover, published for the April/May 2017 edition.

NZ Musician has been around for nearly 30 years. From now on, it'll be online-only.

'Irregularities' put Fuji Xerox in spotlight

Fuji Xerox has been paid more than $55 million for all-of-government contracts since 2012.

Accounting irregularities worth $285 million put Fuji Xerox's government contracts in the spotlight.

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