McDonald's staff to strike nationwide

McDonalds is also facing actions over working conditions in Brazil and the United States.

McDonald's staff will strike after negotiations to end "zero-hour" contracts fail, Unite Union says.

Aircraft fleets set to soar

Wide-body aircraft like the new Airbus A350 will become a more common sight in New Zealand skies.

The number of passenger aircraft serving the South Pacific will increase more than 70 per cent as Auckland reaches aviation "mega-city" status - Airbus.

Air NZ ends some regional flights

Air New Zealand longer flies to Kaitaia, Whakatane and Westport.

Air New Zealand's regional flights to Kaitaia, Whakatane and Westport have stopped on Tuesday

Ports challenge continues

26022015 Newsphoto. Protest at Queens Wharf, Auckland, about Ports of Auckland planned extension/reclamation of adjacent Bledisloe Wharf.

High Court attempt to halt Auckland wharf expansion fails, so opponent looks to Court of Appeal.

$1m corruption charges

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Three men connected to Auckland Transport appear in court charged with corruption.

Legal threat over booze

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Hospitality industry threatens legal action if Christchurch City Council tightens alcohol policy.

The Colombo to expand

Caroline Cooper-Dixon, the managing director of The Colombo.

Demand for space ramps up as The Colombo moves to its next stage of development.

Fraudster appeals home detention

Glenda Wynyard will appeal a sentence of eight months home detention.

Glenda Wynyard gets eight months of home detention.

Not guilty plea to bribery

The Serious Fraud Office has laid a bribery and corruption charge against Johnson Yuejun Li.

Auckland resident allegedly tried to bribe a council officer into granting consent for a subdivision.

VW investors hope Piech exit may usher in change

The R-Line styling package is available as an option on all Tiguan variants

Investors hope that VW will be able to revive profitability at its core division as patriarch Ferdinand Piech loses showdown and ends two-decade reign.

Buying an icon

The site where the bulk of the Christchurch railway station used to stand is now up for sale.

The former site of Christchurch's landmark railway station is on the market.

Shopping with animal instinct video

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Supermarket chain, Countdown's marketing supremo Bridget Lamont, has become one of the most popular women in New Zealand after the launch of a second tranche of the company's cult craze - the "Super Animals" collectable cards.

Pizza Hut's 'Anzac' acronym fail

The RSA chief executive says Pizza Hut's Anzac advert is in "poor taste".

Pizza Hut is the latest company to come under fire for using the term Anzac incorrectly in a pizza advert.

Mobile outage for Spark

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Spark's mobile network is gradually returning to full operations after outage.

Finance diary

Seeka Kiwifruit Industries holds its annual meeting on Tuesday.

Business events for the week ahead.

Chorus confirms 'Netflix effect'

Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black, among the offerings on Netflix.

Evening broadband performance is being hit by 'Netflix effect', research suggests.

Xero loss almost doubles

Xero chief executive Rod Drury. You are 'in' or 'out' says a former executive.

The cloud software firm has lost its chief financial officer but its growth remains broadly on track.

Windflow shareholder ups stake

Geoff Henderson of Windflow Technology

Windflow Technology's elusive key shareholder David Iles, has jumped to a 42 per cent holding in the struggling manufacturer.

Durex deal slips away

Durex has been banned from buying Johnson & Johnson’s K-Y brand.

Condom maker's submission to buy K-Y lubricant leaves watchdog unsatisfied.

Matamata animal safari for sale

A 8.6ha animal safari on Taihoa North Rd, 5km east of Matamata is for sale.

An African-style savannah home to a collection of exotic animals in the heart of Middle Earth is up for auction.

Rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Tower Insurance appears to be closing its rebuild programme

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling its remaining customers after closing its rebuild programme.

Uber ups fares

Ride sharing app Uber is upping its fares.

Ride sharing app increases its charges per kilometre in Auckland to attract drivers.

Christchurch executives quit

Mercer Group CEO Rodger Shepherd at the company's Riccarton production line in Christchurch, pictured with director Paul Smart.

The two top executives of a Christchurch stainless steel manufacturer announce their intentions to depart.

Port row comes to a head

Auckland's council will meet urgently on Tuesday to debate the controversial wharf extensions.

Firing Ports of Auckland board may be on the table at a meeting to debate port expansion.

Hamilton Airport's revenue at 'rock bottom'

Hamilton Airport management say they have reached a "rock bottom revenue position".

Hamilton Airport bosses say revenue has hit "rock bottom" and are bracing for lean times over the next three years.

Fletcher cuts contractors

Fletcher Construction will scale back its workforce for home repairs from next month.

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Tiwai Point posts $74m profit

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter in operation.

Tiwai Point posts strong profit despite tough market conditions.

Trends seeks advice

Trends Publishing says its brand has held up well following controversy over a government grant.

Trends Publishing says the Serious Fraud Office has not been in touch.

Migration hits record

Migrant arrivals in the past year were up 16 per cent from the March 2014 year, while departures were down 13 per cent, Statistics NZ says.

More people arrived in the past year and far fewer left NZ for Australia.

Inflation dragon not slain

Inflation was not another "slain dragon", and the impact of some factors keeping it low were temporary, RBNZ assistant governor Dr John McDermott said.

RB would consider cutting rates if demand weakens, but still fears inflation.

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