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Craig Norgate dies

Businessman Craig Norgate has died.

The ex-chief executive of Fonterra, Craig Norgate, has died in the UK at the age of 50.

Silicon Valley CEO's NZ love affair

Entrepreneur Craig Elliott and his wife Lisa fell in love with New Zealand on their honeymoon 20 years ago, and are excited to move here for good.

Farm-boy turned tech entrepreneur Craig Elliott hasn't forgotten his rural roots.

Big chill good and bad

Snow usually only brings temporary disruption to business in the deep south.

Polar blasts a mixed blessing for the deep south's retailers and hospitality businesses.

1300 apply to be Uber drivers

Uber has had an enthusiastic response to job advertisements in Christchurch but is yet to set a go date for the Garden City.

More than 1300 have applied to be Uber rideshare drivers in Christchurch.

NZ craft brewers go global

Yeastie Boys creative director Stu McKinlay has moved to Britain to oversee the company's brewing operation there.

Craft brewers producing overseas to reduce costs, improve quality.

Space a factor in New Plymouth's pitch to Jetstar

Jetstar New Zealand boss Grant Kerr will consider what seven regions in the running to be potential destinations, including New Plymouth, can offer the cut-price airline over the next fortnight.

Space at New Plymouth airport is the biggest stumbling block to luring Jetstar to the city.

Film industry hub for Auckland

An artist's impression of the proposed Film Studio Campus at Hobsonville Point.

Big screen productions could be attracted to a new film precinct at Hobsonville.

Supermarket given three months to move booze

Newtown New World's controversial storefront liquor display will be moved after years of community opposition.

A Newtown supermarket has been forced to move its storefront alcohol display.

Heartland fails to recoup loses from insurer

Vero successfully argued the High Court got it wrong when it ordered the insurer to pay $1.1 million.

A senior manager at the bank's subsidiary was dishonest, but did not set out to cause losses.

Outlet City expansion planned

An artist's impression of Outlet City's proposed redevelopments.

Outlet City celebrated its first birthday earlier this year and is already planning its next big step in business.

China meltdown greater risk than Greece to NZ

China's ailing sharemarket could have a greater impact on New Zealand than Greece's financial turmoil.

The world may be watching Greece, but greater threat to the New Zealand's economy comes from China.

Snappy smartphone bus fares video

Wellington bus commuters can pay their fare by swiping their smart phone, Semble chief executive Rob Ellis says.

Android smartphones can be used to pay a bus fare, taxi and parking with Snapper from Tuesday.

Big five power companies fail to spark

BURNED OUT: Less than half of those surveyed thought their retailer was delivering value for money.

Customers are fed up with unfair contracts and confusing pricing plans.

Summerset Group sales record

Summerset chief executive Julian Cook said the retirement village company hit a new sales record in the half-year to June 30.

Summerset has recorded its highest level of half year sales this year.

Environment group warns over oil surveys

Tag Oil 's Cheal A wellsite at Ngaere.

 A self-appointed environmental watchdog is advising against letting oil companies conduct seismic surveys.

Australian watchdog eyes Monster Slide

Monster Slide could face a steep financial penalty as angry Australian customers seek refunds.

Monster Slide has emerged on the radar of an Australian consumer watchdog as angry customers demand refunds from a postponed event.

8000 recalled washers unaccounted for

There are thousands more faulty washing machines that could cause damage like this in a West Coast home, the Fire Service says.

Up to 8000 unserviced washing machines similar to one that caused a West Coast fire are still to be recovered.

Craft beer exports tipped for huge growth

Moa Brewing Company master brewer Dave Nicolls, left, and founder Josh Scott toast the increasing demand for craft beer in New Zealand and abroad.

Marlborough could be at the heart of a boom in the craft beer industry as a generational shift in beer drinking habits sees demand moving away from mainstream beer, researchers say.

Hanover settlement a 'soft deal'

Freezing orders over Mark Hotchin's assets, which have been in limbo since 2010, will be lifted.

Critics say the FMA should have pushed harder on the $18m settlement.

No need to hit panic button yet - Key

John Key says there is no "ideological" barrier to more spending if the economy needs a boost.

PM John Key leaves the door open to extra spending if growth slows sharply, but says don't panic yet.

Meat workers dispute heading to court

Workers at Silver Fern Farms' Belfast meat plant are disputing changes to their collective contract.

A group of meat plant workers are heading to an employment hearing to dispute contractual changes they claim could cost them up to $50 a day.

NZ dollar falls on Greek vote

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors.

Greece's rejection of a bailout offer has sent the New Zealand dollar down to a new five-year low.

Woman killed in farm accident

Police

A 32-year-old woman has died after an incident on a Southland farm.

Waikato Times prepares for move

The Waikato Times' new building on the corner of Rostrevor and Anglesea Streets is expected to be fully operational by September.

Construction of the Waikato Times new building in Hamilton's city centre is two months away from completion.

Air NZ gets credit upgrade

Credit rating agency Moody's has upgraded Air New Zealand's credit rating in light of favourable demand and falling jet fuel prices.

Moody's Investor Service increases its credit upgrade for Air New Zealand.

Job market is growing

Job hunters benefiting from an overall increase in job listings on Trade Me.

The job market is looking healthy despite waning employment confidence, according to Trade Me.

Refurbished Apple charger recall

EB Games is recalling refurbished iPhone and iPad chargers, which have been classed a fire-related product.

Refurbished iPhone and iPad chargers are being recalled and have been classed a fire-related product.

Yealands sale 'healthy and transparent'

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Key players involved in the Yealands Wine Group sale to Marlborough Lines respond to concerns raised over the deal,

Council pressure for government levy

Green Party MP Denise Roche wages war against single use plastic bags.

Collaboration between local councils to push for government action on plastic shopping bags.

New beat for business

Doctors medical stethoscope, health, Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, October 26, 2006. Credit:NZPA/Ross Setford

Medical innovation is a growing trade area for New Zealand.

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