Intersection fix-up to start before Christmas

NZ Transport Agency will carry out further roadworks at the intersection of State Highway 3 and Raynes Road.

A busy state highway intersection south of Hamilton will be reworked after motorists labelled the first upgrade a botch up.

Jetstar laying "golden egg" video

Jetstar's first regional domestic flight in New Zealand from Napier has touched down in Auckland.

Jetstar's first regional domestic flight in New Zealand from Napier has touched down in Auckland.

Bridges gives bridge the go-ahead

An artist's impression of the new Kawarau Falls Bridge, near Queenstown.

The first sod has been turned on construction of a controversial $22 million bridge at the southern entrance to Queenstown.

TV presenter's builder guilty

Mirama Kamo's builder has admitted his role in her illegal building works.

The builder carried out works on Miriama Kamo's Waiheke home without consent.

Air NZ sent to naughty corner

Air NZ sent to naughty corner

An Air New Zealand ad making fun of rival airline Jetstar has triggered a barrage of criticism.

Police 'taking rights steps on payroll'

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse (centre) says he has put police under scrutiny on payroll project.

Minister indicates situation has not deteriorated since project put on "amber/red" alert.

Dick Smith writedown hits NZ stores

Dick Smith shares have fallen 85 per cent since the start of the year.

Electronics retailer's troubles set to benefit bargain hunters as it moves to cut prices.

Auckland house price rise slows

New property investment rules have been credited with taking heat out of the Auckland market and giving regional markets a boost.

New Government rules curbing investors appear to have eased the rise in Auckland house prices.

Three Westfield malls sold, one to go

Westfield Chartwell in Hamilton had "good yields" but was sold because it was a lower quality asset.

Shopping mall owner Scentre is exiting lower performing assets, analyst says.

Neighbourly hits 200,000 members

Neighbourly co-founder and managing director Casey Eden said 38 per cent of members regularly used its app.

Tawa leads neighbourhood website Neighbourly sign-ups.

Kiwi wines win big overseas

Crown Range Cellar managing director Jing Song, left, and Crown Range Cellar co-founder Grant Taylor are overwhelmed their pinot noir was awarded at trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

An unlikely friendship between a veteran winemaker and a young woman from China has resulted in continued success on the world stage.

Police payroll project 'in trouble'

Police may have to wait longer for a fix to their "error-prone" payroll system.

Novopay spectre raises head as $56m project put on amber/red alert.

Consents climb in October

Nationwide, the trend for dwelling consents is at the highest level since mid-2004.

They're at their highest since 2004, but economists warn more are needed to address Auckland shortages.

Family farms will keep growing

Richard Brewer, whose daughter is also in the farming industry, hopes his farm will continue to stay in the family for generations to come.

Third generation farmer Richard Brewer and others like him could become agriculture's powerhouses.

Affco workers' future brighter

The court decided the lockout of workers across the North Island earlier this year was illegal.

Feilding meatworkers will head to the plant on their old contractual conditions.

Finance diary

Michael Hill International holds its annual meeting on Friday.

Business events for the week ahead.

City call centre shuts

Clementine West working at CallActive which was officially opened by the Prime Minister in 2013.

A call centre operator had hoped to create thousands of jobs in Wellington, but now it has folded.

Syrah pick of the bunch

Of the 1424 wines entered into the 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 18 received trophies.

A Hawke's Bay syrah has won the top prize at the 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

Hydration drink seeks to raise $2.3m

SOS Hydration co-founder Tom Mayo - drink is on Coke's radar.

A drinks firm with links to Coke seeks capital in New Zealand.

AFT eyes growth ahead of IPO

AFT Pharmaceuticals founder Hartley Atkinson says a big part of listing his company publicly is to hasten the development and expansion of products across more countries.

AFT Pharmaceuticals is about to launch its initial public offering in a bid to raise more than $30 million to advance its drug development.

Grow North gathers momentum

Professor Howard Armitage says communities need to work together to create a successful innovation ecosystem, which is much harder than it sounds.

North Auckland business innovation hub gaining momentum.

Too chicken to talk?

Bacteria spread quickly among chicken flocks.

Calls for tighter restrictions after revelations over bugs growing in our poultry.

Does Expedia rejects domination tag

Georg Ruebensal reckons companies get great value from listing on Expedia, which markets them to the world.

The multinational's local boss addresses competition fears, and why it pays almost no tax here.

Rush for 10-year passport

From Monday 10 year New Zealand passports will be available for $180 and five year passports, which cost $140, will be no more.

From Monday New Zealanders can apply for 10-year passports.

Plans to buy carpark, rebuild supermarket

The proposed development site, Victoria Street Hawera.

Hawera may soon be down a public carpark and up a sparkling new Countdown supermarket.

Gigabit wi-fi for Porirua

Wi-fi, in zones such as Porirua's cbd, provides a free alternative to mobile broadband.

Council forecasts free service will be a 'crowd pleaser'.

Mahana winery owner faces court battle

Glenn Schaeffer, owner of Mahana Winery, hosted Prince Charles and Camilla on their recent trip to New Zealand.

The owner of Nelson winery Mahana Estate is being sued for $3.5m by two American casino executives.

Ferrybank design finalists revealed

Hamilton City Council chief executive Richard Briggs and Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker with concept designs depicting a redeveloped Ferrybank precinct.

Three distinct and bold plans to reimagine Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct will be unveiled today.

Architecturally-designed building up for sale

A three-storey building on the corner of Dixon St and Christeson Ln is up for sale.

A three-storey building in central Wellington, designed by the same architects who drew up plans for the Sky Tower, has been put on the market.

How Toyota swayed US car buyers

A Nascar official looks over Michael Waltrip's Toyota before the 49th annual Daytona 500 race in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 2007. Toyota has seen its biggest market-share gains in Nascar's traditional strongholds from 2011 to 2014.

Japanese carmaker using Nascar to convince brand-loyal Americans just how American its products are.

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