Waitangi Day 'mondayisation loophole'

Union claims meat processing company is using "mondayisation" loophole to force employees to work public holiday. (File photo).

Union says Waitangi "mondayisation" loophole is being used force employees to work.

Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

The Oscars of advertising video

Helen Mirren appears in the commercial for Budweiser.

Advertisers pay $7 million for 30 seconds of air time to engage 100 million Super Bowl viewers.

Digger by day, pin-up by night

Hanna Wain, aka Dariel Dearlove, won Miss Vintage Hibiscus Coast.

"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."

Chinese consumers love NZ

Shaun Rein says New Zealand firms understand China better than those in many other countries.

Chinese market there for the taking, researcher says.

No vacancy sign nears for Auckland premises

An artists impression of Precinct Properties' $681m Commercial Bay project, starting this year.

Commercial property in Auckland is tight all round.

Damage indicates cruise ship 'hit rocks'

The Azamara Quest berthed at Waitohi Wharf, in Picton, on the day the incident in Tory Channel took place.

Investigations reveal damage to the liner Azamara Quest and paint on a rock it is alleged to have hit.

Contactless payments on the rise

Consumers love contactless payments.

Kiwis have fallen in love with digital payments when they go shopping in supermarkets, bars and shops.

Cruising's economic waves

P&O's Pacific Pearl is home-berthed in New Zealand for a record five-month tour of duty.

Cruising has become a half-billion dollar industry for New Zealand as Kiwis and foreigners discover the joys of life on the ocean waves.

Kiwis triumph again

Kiwis are no longer in the dark. Instead they are honing their skills to beat the Aussies in business.

New Zealand has already proved itself a formidable opponent on the sports field against Australia and now, professional services business players are stepping up too.

Hallenstein 'shows NZ retail under pressure'

A relatively solid Christmas period has not been enough to stave off a lower interim profit at Hallenstein Glasson.

Clothing company projects big fall in profit.

$15/barrel oil tax for US?

Low oil prices could make it opportune time to raise taxes on fossil fuels.

Rough ride expected for Obama's plan to support green-tech.

Car firm: 'skin colour' the issue video

The ad promotes price cuts by the company over the upcoming long weekend.

An ad by 2 Cheap Cars for its Waitangi Day sale has a marketing expert questioning the use of Maori culture to sell cars.

Duck eggs hatch into growing business video

What started out with three ducks has hatched into a growing business from Dawn Bendall as the benefits of duck eggs continue to amaze her.

Are duck eggs the next super-food? Dawn and Glen Bendall think so.

Increase in domestic manufacturing sales makes up for weaker exports

Dieter Adam, chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said a relatively strong domestic economy was making up for uncertainty in the global economy.

A survey of manufacturing in December showed an increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.

Vodafone partners with Neighbourly

Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden said Vodafone was a leader in digital innovation and it was a dream to be working with the telco giant.

Vodafone joins growing list of Neighbourly partners.

More pain for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers may lose $1.50 for each kilo of production capacity they have over the next two seasons.

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Richlist family buy Wellington hotel

Wellington Novotel sale set new benchmark for a four-star hotel in the capital.

The Pandey family, worth an estimated $180m, have bought Novotel Wellington.

No John Key? No problem

Cafes were still  busy in rain-soaked Paihia.

Bay of Islands businesses say Waitangi Day being marked on Monday may be good news for the area.

Heritage-listed building up for grabs

The Manor, also known as the former Red Cross building, is on the market.

Former Red Cross HQ, now known as The Manor, boasts 10 bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Finance diary

Tower holds its annual meeting on Thursday

Business events for the week ahead.

Ute first to get VW emissions fix

Volkswagen's emissions recall will begin with the Amarok ute.

Volkswagen's NZ boss still has difficulty sleeping at night in the wake of the company's diesel emissions scandal.

New boss for Manuka Health

John Kippenberger is renowed for his ability to grow companies  says Manuka Health.

More bad airbag news

A fault has been found in computer components that control up to 5 million airbags in vehicles worldwide.

Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to five million vehicles worldwide.

Visa opens door to developers

Visa hopes opening up its technology platform to third parties will help it get ahead.

Local boss hopes Kiwi start-ups will be quick to seize new opportunity.

Directors see more risk in tech

Institute of Directors chief executive Simon Arcus says boards need to be integrating technology into their strategic planning.

Reputation damage and IT issues are keeping directors up at night according to the latest Institute of Directors and Marsh directors' risk report.

Less disruption for Queenstown flyers

An ATR aircraft lands in Queenstown.

Air NZ to adapt specialist navigation technology to popular ATR turbo prop aircraft.

Cheap booze 'destroying pub trade'

Backbenchers pub managing director Alistair Boyce believes supermarkets and big liquor stores are damaging Wellington's bars and restaurants.

Boss of Wellington's Backbencher pub wants new pricing law to protect hospitality industry.

Beer ad divides marketers video

Millennials are concerned about appearing drunk in images posted on social media.

Is Heineken's latest advert a creative ploy appealing to cynical millennials or a responsible drinking message?

The TPPA: what next?

Protesters, including organiser Vanessa Winter (second from left), expressed their views on the TPPA in Taupo on Thursday.

Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement nations officially inked the deal in Auckland - so what now?

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