Nigel Latta: The New Zealand paradox

Nigel Latta tries his hand at milking on a dairy farm. But do we need to move our economy on from dairying?

OPINION: New Zealand has done everything right to grow our economy. So why have we gotten poorer?

Profit and progress at Port Nelson

Aerial photograph of Port Nelson and Nelson city with a log ship being loaded with logs for export.

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New tug, new development and an $18 million profit suggest a good 2016 for Port Nelson.

'Shut out of housing market' video

Labour says figures it has produced based on Statistics New Zealand data show how difficult it is for Kiwi renters to ...

The maths just doesn't add up for most NZ renters who want to buy their own home.

The Warehouse boss talks tough

The Warehouse Group's new chief executive Nick Grayston says bargains also need to be good value.

The new man at the helm of the Warehouse Group in one of his first public interviews.

Spark caught in Yahoo hack

A Yahoo messenger logo is displayed on a monitor in this photo illustration shot April 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike ...

Spark confirms its customers have been caught up in a massive hack on email partner Yahoo.

Fizzing over large juice factory

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce and two-time Olympic gold medalist Mahe Drysdale hold plastic bottles ...

Soft drink company opens $30 million plant in Auckland capable of producing 800,000 drinks a day.

The Warehouse profit surges 50pc

The Warehouse's turnaround plan is showing signs of improvement after a long period of slow growth.

Strong economy and changes in direction give big boost to retail giant's profit.

A tale of two fridges video


Ailsa McLennan's Kelvinator has been going for 56 years. And the $10k Samsung Family Hub?

Does building new stack up?

The cost of a newly built house in Auckland is now 23 per cent higher than an existing one.

For many people, building a house from scratch is the ultimate dream - but you need your eyes wide open.

Ticking off a business ambition

Marcus Sos and William McClure believe watches are still attractive to younger buyers.

Start-up wristwatch business Limitless is on track to raise more than $30,000 in cash.

The glory of green

Eight new Housing New Zealand homes in Mt Roskill have achieved a six homestar rating.

State housing that's warm and mould-free? It can be done, says the Green Building Council.

E-cigarette battle lines

Vaping is a good alternative

Big tobacco is lobbying for more liberal regulations to allow adverts and even Japanese-style "vaping" parlours.

Industrial portfolio up for grabs

A Levin property is part of a portfolio being sold by Australian company 151 Property Commercial Management.

Two Auckland buildings and one Levin building owned by an Australian firm are up for sale.

Fuel claims hard to stack up video

Mobil country manager Andrew McNaught says the company's new fuel range "definitely increase engine performance, reduce ...

Consumers are being left in the dark about whether sexy new petrol formulas are worth the money, experts say.

More office space on the way

46 Sale St, Manson TCLM's new building in Auckland's Victoria Quarter which will add more than five floors of office space.

Relief for Auckland's office shortage is coming in three years, but it will be short-lived.

Dreamliner for Air NZ Vietnam route

The Dreamliner will fly on Air New Zealand's Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City route.

Air NZ confirms it will operate a second season of non-stop services between Auckland and Vietnam.

Two weeks: $8m worth of sales

The site of the former Greytown Four Square store and adjoining land, which was developed into new retail spot, sold to ...

Two properties in the Wairarapa have sold for moreĀ than $8 millionĀ over the past two weeks.

Heritage 'hero' recognised - again

Well-known Wellington developer and engineer Maurice Clark won the Greenwood Roche Wellington Laureate Award at this ...

Leading Wellington developers wins award for work on heritage buildings.

Convention centre plan lacks support

An artist's impression of the proposed Queenstown convention centre.

"There will come a time we will need it": Queenstown Lakes District Council mayoral candidate Jim Boult

Mad Butcher owner sees sales drop

Veritas says it is considering a number of options for its loss-making Nosh business.

Veritas looks to clear the air for its shareholders.

King Salmon share price set

New Zealand King Salmon owns and operates eight sea farms in the Marlborough Sounds.

New Zealand King Salmon shares will be priced at $1.12 for its upcoming initial public offering.

Trustpower fined $390K

Trustpower had signalled in August that it intended to plead guilty to the charges.

Customer raises compensation question after power company told to pay $390K over misleading adverts.

Spark touts wireless over UFB

Internet speed

Industry bodies caution consumers to do their own research, as Spark announces $15-per-month broadband plan.

Tattoos not troubling NZ video

Christchurch student Jack Niven's tattoo sleeve has not been an issue so far in his customer-facing roles.

Getting inked used to be seen as something solely for thugs. But that perception seems to be changing.

Milk prices shelved video


Higher milk payouts could add 3.5c to the price of milk in the shop - but not yet.

Satellites to track planes

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) uses satellites, aircraft transmitters and receivers on the ground to ...

The system will replace radar technology and provide a more detailed picture.

Aussie KFC pays off

Restaurant Brands chief executive Russel Creedy  says its Australian stores traded in line with last year.

Carl's Jr and Pizza Hutt NZ operator gets a turbo-boost in sales from across the ditch.

OIO ticks media merger

Fairfax NZ and NZME, owners of the Dominion Post and New Zealand Herald, have applied for permission to merge.

Fairfax NZ, NZME merger approved by government investment body.

Plane-makers access untapped market

The US has granted Airbus and Boeing permission to finally sell airplanes to Iran.

The US has granted Airbus and Boeing permission to finally sell airplanes to Iran.

Start of greener, cleaner flights

Hawaiian Airlines has introduced Brisbane's second ASPIRE emissions-reducing route.

The inaugural flight of a joint venture saved more than 680 kilograms of jet fuel on a nine-hour journey.

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