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Singapore has held the top position for the past decade, until now.

Trampoline accidents on the rise video

WorkSafe is visiting all tramp parks following a spike in injuries since 2014. On Tuesday at Jumperama in Wellington, ...

Safety inspectors are visiting trampoline parks after a spike in related injuries.

'More diversity' with merger

A Fairfax/NZME merger could incentivise publishers to increase commitment to "durable", quality news, says Professor ...

US academic says Fairfax/NZME merger could mean more news coverage from fewer journos.

Big retailers boost job numbers

A woman is reflected next to the logo of the H&M fashion retailer in the newly opened Mall of Berlin shopping centre in ...

September job listings jump, boosted by arrival of big international retailers like Zara and H&M.

Milk scam could damage Fonterra video

Fonterra milk powder being bagged at Waikato's Te Rapa processing plant.

It's not good enough to simply export a product and then keep your distance from consumers, expert says.

Wynyard failure 'a tragedy'

Fund manager Gregory Marshall says Wynyard's demise was "above all" a matter of governance.

Investors lose $172 million "chasing dreams" after the NZ software firm calls in the administrators.

New heights for Kiwi bungy firm

The glass bridge in China where AJ Hackett International will build the world's tallest bungy jump at 260m.

AJ Hackett plans to create world's highest bungy jump from China's glass-bottom bridge at 260m.

End of Airbnb in New York?

A new law means short term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

A new law means short-term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

Probe into 'shonky' steel wanted gallery video

Lawyer Adina Thorn has more than 100 unhappy home-owners signed up to a class action suing over steel mesh used in their ...

More than 100 sign up for class action on dodgy steel mesh in their new homes, sparking call for government inquiry.

Female lawyers worth less video

Law student Isobel Pepper says it's worrying that she could end up earning less than the males in her class even though ...

After five years in the workforce, women lawyers command just 80 per cent of what their male colleagues get an hour.

When PR stunts go bad

The light bulb sent out by Weight Watchers was meant to "boost the mood" in bedrooms.

Weight Watchers' misguided campaign to promote body positive image among women "ill-judged".

'Worse than leaky homes'

Hundreds of new houses are being built in new developments on the fringes of Auckland, Christchurch and other cities. ...

Take a building inspector through the soon-to-be city of Flat Bush in Auckland, and watch his hackles rise.

Toilets flow the wrong way

Property developer Augustine Lau has again been slammed by the Environment Court, this time about houses where waste was ...

Controversial developer hauled back before the courts after his houses' toilets were found to be flushing directly into a waterway.

Skills shortage hurting small firms

James Richardson of Sonder Leather says he has been searching for a skilled staff for the past three months.

New Zealand businesses are struggling to find workers with the skills needed to fill vacancies, so they're changing their tactics.

'Sad day' for Pumpkin Patch

A lack of capital was putting the company at risk, according to a notice on the NZX.

The NZ children's clothing company has too much debt and is struggling to stay afloat.

$65.5 billion tobacco deal

British American Tobacco proposes to merge with rival cigarette company Reynolds.

British American Tobacco offer to buy rival Reynolds American in a gigantic cash-and-stock deal.

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Gideon Couper: "I just see a variety of repairs that would boggle your mind."

You too can make a mint as a builder in post-quake Canterbury. All you need is a dog, a ute and radio.

Angel investment 'solid' at $23m

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Follow-on investment the challenge, says Angel Association boss.

Ikea NZ: Is this a sign?


Or are Kiwis' Scandinavian furniture dreams going to be dashed once again?

'I keep thinking it's a bad dream'

Jane Devonshire, 19, died when a rubbish truck went down a bank in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead.

Auckland Council and contractors ordered to pay $120,000 to family of teen crushed by rubbish truck at work.

Forced to phone from cupboard

Some technicians installed UFB equipment where it was convenient for them, not best for customers.

You are the customer, stick up for yourselves, people told after awkward UFB installation.

Option to stay connected

Vodafone has found new uses for its 4G network as a backup during faults and a more mainstream option for homes with ...

Vodafone to offer week's free mobile broadband if it can't fix copper or UFB faults.

Younger travellers seeking luxury

Rhiannon Baldock chose a Contiki package which was more expensive but gave her the comforts she wanted.

Millennials aren't necessarily after the cheap trip through Europe of 30 years ago.

Beer labels appeal to kids

Schipper's Beer selection featuring cartoon labels.

Beer labels are becoming increasingly cute and quirky - and it's having a sinister effect on children.

What Samsung didn't want seen

The smoking Note 7 and Samsung's troubles in China.

How video of a smoking Note 7 exposed Samsung's problems in China to the world.

Spark boss still has Sky box

Sky is still a 'must have' for Spark chief executive Simon Moutter, despite his tweet.

Sky is still a 'must have' for Spark boss Simon Moutter, despite his tweet.

Coffee roasters now cap converts gallery video

Hummingbird Coffee Chief Executive Nick Cowper, with the foirm's capsules.

Coffee snobs might turn up their noses at drinking a brew from a capsule, but some NZ coffee roasters are giving them a go.

How Pokemon Go can help real estate

Augmented reality, used in Pokemon Go, may benefit real estate, a consultancy says.

Visualising a new building make make help investors far away.

Wellington to get new hotel

The T&G or ''Harcourts'' building, on the corner of Lambton Quay and Grey St is a category one heritage site.

Once headed for demolition, the old Harcourts building is getting a happier ending.

Net migration nears 70,000

The number of people moving to New Zealand hit a new all time high in the year to September 30, confounding expectations ...

Net migration has hit a new all time high, confounding expectations that the tide may have turned.

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