Tricky to combat child poverty

Jo Doolan Taxation Tax Director at Ernst & Young.

OPINION: The new Budget provides a historic increase in benefits - but it could also create incentives for having more kids.

More than 600 new houses for Akl

Housing Minister Nick Smith looks out across land at Massey East earmarked for a housing development.

A site once earmarked for a school and a wasteland are among parcels of surplus land released for housing development in Auckland.

Coal miner Bathurst to delist from NZX

A loader works at Bathurst Resources' Cascade coal mine in Buller.


Rural Broadband inquiry call

Improvements to rural broadband are being funded through a levy on phone companies.

Industry body believes rural Kiwis may not be aware of all their broadband options.

Monster Slide issues slide on

Customers and suppliers of Monster Slide events claim they are still waiting for refunds and payment, four months since it began a nationwide tour.

Four months have slipped by since it began, but the queue of angry customers and suppliers claiming they are owed money from the Monster Slide event remains.

Shipley must stand down from Genesis: Labour

BDO has filed a civil case against Mainzeal's directors, including former prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley.

Dame Jenny Shipley is among Mainzeal directors being taken to court by the company's liquidator.

Company blames drink-driving laws

Rod de Vries, general manager of Nosh Food Markets, is charged with turning the struggling retailer around.

The owner of gourmet food market business says the new drink-driving laws are partially to blame for its disappointing performance.

More jobs for the cut on West Coast

About 50 West Coast jobs may be cut by roading contractor Sicon Ferguson.

More job losses are on the cards for the West Coast weeks after Solid Energy said it would cut 150 jobs at Stockton mine.

Top 10 Kiwi flops

A 1969 Trekka.

We love coming up with new ideas in NZ. Like chips that taste like fish. Or purple sausages.

ANZ censured over swaps

The country's biggest bank also paid $19 million in compensation to customers.

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act concludes the bank's settlement.

Leaky building costs council

The Nautilus leaky building case is going to cost Auckland ratepayers $23.7 million after the council agreed to pay the majority of the total cost.

Owners of 150-unit Nautilus apartment building welcome Auckland Council decision to pay nearly $24m.

F&P Healthcare profit jumps

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's products for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea are helping grow revenue.

Healthcare product manufacturer's annual profit rises 17 per cent to a record $113m, beating its forecast.

Auckland housing land released

The McLennan housing development in Papakura.

The first 30 hectares of up to 500 hectares of surplus Crown land can now be used for development.

Waihi faces 50 job losses video

28052015 NEWS Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax NZ.Mining activities are on hold at one part of a Wahi gold mining operation, meaning 50 job losses Macmahon Contractors (NZ) Ltd.

After work drinks took on a special significance as workers rally to support each other.

Arena Capital in receivership

Jimmie McNicoll, director of Arena Capital.

A Christchurch-based investment firm subject to a Serious Fraud Office probe is in receivership.

Wind farm consent extended

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Trustpower - Tararua Wind Farm

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Meridian Energy has been granted a five-year consent extension for its wind farm, Project Central Wind.

Just desserts for Tip Top boysenberry

Tip Top's boysenberry ripple ice cream is a winner.

Tip Top's boysenberry ripple ice cream has scooped another title at New Zealand Icecream Awards.

Fairfax plans further editorial restructure

Sinead Boucher, group executive editor for Fairfax.

Media company unveils widespread editorial changes amid challenging conditions.

Key 'gutted' to miss Air NZ invite

Prime Minister John Key has not received an invite into Air New Zealand's Elite Priority One club.

John Key "gutted" he missed an invite into Air NZ's most exclusive club.

Home detention after tax takeaway

Inland Revenue has taken an Indian restaurant to task for dodging tax.

Inland Revenue smelled something wasn't right from low number of cash sales.

Wrong visa leads to fine

29082013 Supplements Photographer John Nicholson/DominionPost. Stuart Boyce. Changed career from banker to tiler.

A Christchurch rebuild firm has been fined for hiring a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.

MYOB raids capital

Ace Payroll has been bought out.

Ace Payroll boss says it was the right time to merge.

US road trip excites software-maker

Auckland trucking technology firm Eroad sees wide open opportunities in the US.

Listing costs tipped Eroad into the red in its maiden annual result on the NZX.

Economic slowdown challenges AWF

An AWF worker watches a crane operate at the Quest building construction site on Nelson's Collingwood St.

AWF lifts profits despite slowdown in regions.

'Zero' chance of RMA reforms

Property speculators to be reined in says Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister confirms that changes to key parts of the RMA will not go ahead.

Moa brews sales

Moa's single bottle Reserve Range was selling well, Ross said.

Craft beer maker Moa has posted another loss despite beer sales increasing 40 per cent.

Quake insurance info withheld

Southern Response does not pay contingency fees to claimants who lost their home in the earthquakes and are buying another, rather than rebuilding.

Southern Response withheld costs information from earthquake claimants to avoid "confusion".

Port guilty over crushing death

CentrePort worker Mark Samoa was killed when a forklift driver failed to see him and pushed two huge packs of paper pulp together, crushing him on  January 20, 2013.

Sisters of a man who died after being crushed between two pulp bales cried in court as they told of the impact of his death.

Capital supports connection

The Capital Connection remains on track for now.

Capital Connection commuters are offered a sliver of hope.

Sir Ralph Norris to leave Fonterra

Sir Ralph Norris has several other directorships and positions to wrangle.

The Business Hall-of-Fame member will step down in November, due to other commitments.

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