The first sod: 1350 new homes

Charles Ma surveys plans for the Auranga housing development in Drury

New 85-hectare housing development in Auckland will be ready by 2018.

Pumpkin Patch stores to go

Pumpkin Patch receivers will close seven New Zealand stores in the next week, which will see 57 job losses.

Seven of the troubled child clothing stores will close in the next two weeks, with 57 staff to lose their jobs.

World's newest plane lands in Auckland video

The new Cathay Pacific A350 has Rolls-Royce engines and is 25 per cent more fuel efficient than standard aircraft.

Cathay Pacific's A350, the world's newest aircraft comes with promises of a whole new passenger experience.

Scam arrests may not help NZ

About 50,000 Kiwis fell victim to a call centre scam in 2011.

In 2011 50,000 Kiwis were sucked in by tech support scams. Sixty arrests in India won't stem the tide.

$1000 to join Friends cafe

A version of a real-life version of the Friends cafe popped up in Sydney for two weeks in October last year.

Fans of the TV show reckon you could buy the Central Perk couch for the price of membership at a new Singapore cafe.

NZ's self-made rich kids

Lydia Ko became the youngest female golfer to earn more than US$7 million a year.

They're young and probably richer than you.

$45m for milk silo collapse

Police set up a cordon on the way to Edendale after a silo collapsed at Fonterra's plant in September causing a plume of ...

The costs of a silo which collapsed at a Fonterra milk factory will be in the tens of millions.

Money gauge for the blind

The gauge features braille and large, bold printed denominations.

Kiwis with low or no vision have a new way of telling if they've got a $5 or a $50 note in their hands.

Sex crim register relies on Wynyard

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Police invested millions in failed firm's software which underpins the new sex offender register.

Don't use that swing

The Warehouse are recalling unsafe swing sets.

Two children's swing sets on sale since 2015 are being recalled due to risk of "serious injury".

Qantas' massive bag fee hike video

The airline has quietly increased their excess fees by 75 per cent, meaning an extra bag will cost $70.

The airline has quietly increased its excess fees by 75 per cent, meaning an extra bag will cost $70.

Kayla Itsines worth A$46m

Kayla Itsines and her fiance are the youngest people on this year's BRW Young Rich List.

Millions of people around the world are paying the Instagram star to "Sweat with Kayla".

Police vetting checks criticised video

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Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald of the Christchurch Police is on an ...

Some of the 7500 employers doing police vetting on staff and volunteers may not have the right to the information.

What makes the best mall? video

Stride Property opened the second stage of its Northwest development at the end of September.

Healthy places, entertainment and lots of food options are top of the list.

Privacy report criticises police vetting

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Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald of the Christchurch Police is on an ...

Report says some of the 7500 employers doing police vetting on staff and volunteers may not have the right to the information.

Developer's high flying fraud

Simon Turnbull returned from overseas in June and was arrested at the border.

Mortgage fraudster Simon Turnbull tricked a company chaired by a former prime minister out of almost $50m.

Why Iceland is so hot right now video

Visitors enjoy a drink in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Grindavik, Iceland.

Jam-packed flights to Iceland weren't the norm five years ago. But one company has changed all that.

Mobile black spots targeted

Cellphone tower. Photo: Stephen Russell / Fairfax NZ

Dozens of mobile "black spots" to be fixed - check if this affects you.

$800,000 for science boss

GNS Science chief executive Mike McWilliams was the highest paid CRI boss in the last financial year.

A 75 per cent salary hike ex-GNS Science chief has raised questions of a golden handshake.

Banker fights for name supression

Four people face alleged mortgage fraud charges involving home loans of between $270,000 and $3.4 million for properties ...

A banker tied up in an alleged mortgage fraud case is fighting to keep his name out of the spotlight.

Don't miss the cloud

Amazon Web Services Asia Pacific vice president Shane Owenby said Amazon's cloud computing services can help businesses ...

Amazon Web Services is one example of the power of cloud services in helping businesses grow.

NZME could expand interests

Adshel says its outdoor advertising signs are seen by 83 per cent of New Zealanders.

Adshel buy-out by former parent APN gives NZME the option to acquire outdoor advertising business.

NZ: A nation connected video


Most Kiwi internet users go online at least every hour.

Another Mad Butcher folds

Several months of poor trading and the opening of two supermarkets in Tauranga led to the decision.

Death by cuts? Mad Butcher's Tauranga store goes into liquidation, the eighth in the past two years.

NZ best place to do business

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Singapore has held the top position for the past decade, until now.

Trampoline accidents on the rise video

WorkSafe is visiting all tramp parks following a spike in injuries since 2014. On Tuesday at Jumperama in Wellington, ...

Safety inspectors are visiting trampoline parks after a spike in related injuries.

'More diversity' with merger

A Fairfax/NZME merger could incentivise publishers to increase commitment to "durable", quality news, says Professor ...

US academic says Fairfax/NZME merger could mean more news coverage from fewer journos.

Big retailers boost job numbers

A woman is reflected next to the logo of the H&M fashion retailer in the newly opened Mall of Berlin shopping centre in ...

September job listings jump, boosted by arrival of big international retailers like Zara and H&M.

Milk scam could damage Fonterra video

Fonterra milk powder being bagged at Waikato's Te Rapa processing plant.

It's not good enough to simply export a product and then keep your distance from consumers, expert says.

Wynyard failure 'a tragedy'

Fund manager Gregory Marshall says Wynyard's demise was "above all" a matter of governance.

Investors lose $172 million "chasing dreams" after the NZ software firm calls in the administrators.

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