Tiwai smelter drops $2m in earnings

NZAS made an underlying profit after tax of $54 million in the year to December 31, which was a $2 million drop from 2014.

NZAS remains exposed to external economic factors and will struggle in 2016.

Reviews helping job hunters

Former employees are potentially powerful brand ambassadors for companies, Hays says.

Online employee review websites are becoming a powerful tool for job hunters.

Choppers grounded after crash

The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed and killed all seven people on board is seen in a crevasse on Fox Glacier.

Fox Glacier helicopter company involved in crash that killed seven has licence suspended.

Bluff oyster frenzy video

Its hard to resist the plump perfection of a Bluff oyster.

What is the right price for Bluff oysters? Just about any price you name, it would seem.

Is VDSL as fast as UFB?

The ultrafast broadband network is under construction.

No - but that might not matter.

Sanford to host Greenpeace

Sanford chief executive Volker Kuntzsch says Greenpeace is undermining the industry's efforts to improve transparency.

Greenpeace boss Russel Norman accepts invitation to meet with Sanford to discuss controversial monitoring cameras.

Risky dehumidifiers sold

A fire at this Hamilton house was believed to have been caused by a dehumidifier that caught alight.

Warning that a faulty dehumidifier sold by Mitre 10 is still causing fires and should be returned.

Property boosts Stride's profit

Work on stage two of Auckland's NorthWest mall is expected to be finished in October. Seen outside the work is centre ...

NorthWest mall owner's portfolio continues to grow.

NZ link to former Kazakh PM video

Panama Papers: Lax NZ tax laws helping convicted former Kazakh PM to live in luxurious exile.

NZ tax laws help convicted former Kazakh prime minister to live in luxurious exile.

Off-road touring in comfort

Brian Lucas and Paula Sinclair, co-owners of Wild South Discovery, have started  "delux-safari" tours offering picnic ...

Comfort-seeking tourists paying up to $1000 a day for "super deluxe safari-style" South Island tours.

Finance diary

Outdoor merchandise retailer Kathmandu goes ex dividend on June 17.

Business events for the week ahead.

Union wants more safety enforcement

Gordons Valley Limeworks in South Canterbury, where Scott Baldwin died after being trapped in machinery in 2015.

More quarrying deaths like one in South Canterbury could come from dismissive attitudes to workplace safety, a union representative says.

Invercargill taxi takes on Uber

Ezicab Owner Ken Hopgood hopes to take on ride-sharing service Uber with an Invercargill based cab service.

 Uber hasn't reached Invercargill yet, but one cab company is ready for them.

Vodafone slow in Christchurch

Vodafone has been criticised in the past for being slow to let customers know about faults.

Company says problem with high-speed internet service began on Saturday,

Kiwi safety journey

David Wright has a long career in governance and advisory for companies in both New Zealand and Australia.

A leading businessman and health and safety advocate is confident New Zealand will be able to significantly reduce injuries and deaths in the workplace by 2020.

A mountain of explaining to do

Kathmandu has put sustainability front and centre, but what happened out the back of its Takapuna store has raised eyebrows.

Kathmandu has admitted dumping stock from an Auckland store but says it is not what it seems.

Rising from the rubble

"It's just been the longest process on the planet. Two years down the track I've finally got my life back," said Jenny ...

After weathering a perfect storm of tax dodging charges and liquidation, Jenny Joblin's back at the helm of fashion label Federation.

Air NZ trials robots

Invert Robotics climbing robots can detect damage to an aircraft fuselage not immediately apparent visually.

Air NZ is using robots fitted with cameras to explore hard to reach spots on its aircraft.

Smith floats compulsory building guarantee

The Government is exploring the idea of spreading the liability of fixing flawed buildings though a compulsory warranty.

Concern that building guarantee could force builders out of the trade.

Architectural awards for south

The New Remarkables Base Amenities Building by Michael Wyatt Architect  was a winner in the commercial architecture ...

Winning projects respond to brief and landscape considerations with consideration, composure and rigour – while allowing poetry to unfold.

Media marriage plan revealed video

Fairfax Media New Zealand chief executive Simon Tong says the finer details are not yet known.

A merger would help protect the future of journalism, Fairfax NZ and NZME say.

Airways drops airline prices

Airlines will be paying less for air traffic control services over the next three years.

Airlines will save on air traffic fees over the next three years, but passengers are unlikely to benefit, an expert says.

Fired by text after 17 years

A worker has won compensation after being fired by text message.

"Sorry and good luck" text dismissal of a worker costs former boss thousands.

Craft brewery Panhead sold

Former Panhead Custom Ales owner Mike Neilson plans to continue  brewing for the company.

Wellington beer maker Panhead has been snapped up by a global brewing giant.

Queenstown property growth to continue

Property market analysts anticipate a "stronger for longer" peak in Queenstown.

Prices continue to skyrocket and demand exceeds supply across the board; with some areas, such as rental accommodation and visitor beds, reaching crisis point.

Fonterra price forecast hits dollar

Although the Budget was big news on Thursday, it was Fonterra's milk price forecast for next season that moved the New ...

The kiwi reacted to Fonterra's surprise milk price forecast announcement.

Investment back at pre-GFC levels

CBRE New Zealand senior director of research Zoltan Moricz says private investors were the most active investors during ...

Commercial property investment has surpassed pre-GFC levels, new research shows.

F&P Healthcare profits up

Fisher & Paykel's profit was slightly ahead of forecast.

Company says move to direct sales in US hospital market has been paying off.

Gina Rinehart no longer richest

Triguboff, owner and head of Meriton Group, is number one on the BRW Rich List with A$10.62 billion (NZ$11.39b) wealth.

Surging real estate has seen a property developer crowned Australia's richest person.

Sanford's oversized mussel problem

Most of Sanford's green lipped mussels are produced in the Coromandel.

Sanford's green lipped mussels are growing too big for Americans, so they're being turned into pet food.

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