Meatworkers sent home, worker says

Prime Range Meats signage in West Plains Rd, Invercargill.

Invercargill meatworks staff told to go home until further notice.

'Buy this beach' explained video

Organisers of a Givealittle campaign are hoping to raise enough money to buy this beach.

Where to now in bid to crowdfund beach purchase?

Backpackers go unpaid

Vineyard workers in Marlborough claim they are not getting paid in full.

"It was the same story every day. We weren't sure if we were still employed."

IRD staff will soon learn fate

A Spark subsidiary is set to pick up a $45m to $60m contract, Inland Revenue deputy commissioner Greg James has announced.

Up to 1000 jobs could be axed as a result of massive Business Transformation project.

BNZ chases beach owner's home

BNZ is seeking a mortgagee sale of this Seatoun house, owned by Michael Spackman, occupied by Wellington lawyer Mike Garnham.

Abel Tasman beach owner may have to leave his $1.6m home within weeks if BNZ wins court case.

Waitangi weekend spend-up

The sun and a public holiday weekend set cash registers ringing over Waitangi weekend.

Kiwis spent Waitangi weekend at the shops according to BNZ figures.

Rich-lister remembered

Spencer was New Zealand's richest man during the 1980s.

Reclusive 'toilet paper king' John Spencer was NZ's richest man in the 1980s.

'No chance of buying the beach' video

Gareth Morgan won't reveal how much he's prepared to put forward for the campaign.

''If there is another bidder, they are bound to be defeated,'' says Gareth Morgan, as beach campaign nears $2m.

Web no longer 'authentic' video

Armstrong says sponsored content is responsible for the web getting 'samey'.

Furry animals, bland promos and ad-blocking software have created a 'perfect storm', says top blogger.

Show hens some love

Animal welfare activists in 2014 protest against the farming of colony-caged eggs

Animal rights group SAFE wants Countdown supermarkets to sell only free-range or barn-raised eggs.

Cloud security a growing need

Rich Chetwynd is an old hand at tech start-ups.He founded e-learning company Litmos and then sold it to Nasdaq-listed company CallidusCloud.

The full force of the cloud has yet to arrive in New Zealand but businesses are already calling on the analytical and protective services of ThisData.

Friendly business investment

Business owners should have a clear view and vision of their enterprise before bringing on any investor, whether that person is a friend or not.

OPINION: Asking friends to invest in a business is a common way to get money but the relationship still needs to be managed just like with any other investor.

Posties to pick up, too

New electric vehicles have already been given a trial run in Taranaki.

Posties will start picking up parcels as well as delivering them in a new move announced by New Zealand Post.

Business titan dies

The Spencer family are the biggest landowners on Waiheke Island, with holdings including the Man O' War vineyard.

John Spencer, who topped the Rich List for many years, has reportedly died in London.

Watch porn, save whales? Nope

Pornhub's donations will actually go to orcas, not sperm whales.

Porn website's "charitable" push will likely cost them less than 1 per cent of their revenue.

Sir Bob snaps up building

Sir Bob Jones has bought the former Sun Alliance building for $3.7 million.

Richlister Sir Bob Jones has bought a central Wellington building for $3.7m.

January housing data 'weak'

Is Auckland's housing market pausing for breath or actually slowing?

House sales and prices up but data interpreted as being weak, especially in Auckland.

Lobby group 'red flags' Wynyard vote

The Shareholders Association will oppose a vote next Thursday.

Shareholders Association to oppose Wynyard plan at shareholders' meeting.

Combining tea and coffee

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.

SkyCity hits jackpot

10082015. Business. Photo: Supplied 
SkyCity casino's gaming floor.

Casino operator quickly profits from extra gaming machines under government deal.

4500 new homes for Auckland

The exclusive Auckland suburb of Herne Bay is to lose its local pub to a housing development.

An iconic Herne Bay pub is among the sites being redeveloped under the Government's Auckland housing plan.

Axe over Stockton Mine

Solid Energy's coal-handling facility at Ngakawau, north of Westport, which services Stockton Mine.

Solid Energy says its West Coast mine is still losing money and it's looking at its closure.

Think NZ, think sex-tech? video

Ex Machina is one attempt by Hollywood attempt to show where sex-tech could take us.

It's love, not porn, says sex-tech entrepreneur Cindy Gallop - and she believes NZ could play a big part.

Emirates sets Auckland pricing

Emirates has three Airbus A380 double-decker services to Auckland from Australia and a daily Boeing 777-300ER Christchurch service. From March 2 it will begin a direct Auckland to Dubai service.

Emirates releases sharp pricing for new Auckland to Dubai service.

Petrol at new 12-month low

Petrol prices hit a fresh 12-month low on Thursday morning, with the second price cut this week.

Petrol prices are at a fresh year low after another drop in the price of oil.

Todd family sells vineyards

The Todd family has sold 1500 hectare of vines and bare land to Marlborough-based wine company Indevin.

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Gisborne tops for rental returns

Fun in the sun in Gisborne, where the sun also shines on landlords.

Sunny Gisborne is the best place in NZ for would-be landlords looking for a good return.

No love for Twitter?

Twitter said in a filing it had 320 million average monthly active users in the quarter, unchanged from the third quarter.

Here's 140 characters or less - Twitter is in trouble.

Intueri suspends dividends

Intueri boss Rob Facer says the company is working closely with regulators.

The private education provider is under the shadow of a Serious Fraud Office enquiry.

Are you proud of our Telcos?

Spark boss Simon Moutter is among those hoping Kiwis will take a fresh look at the telco industry's achievements.

They've long been the butt of grumbles from consumers, but our phone companies insist they're amazing.

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