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TPP critics prepare legal action video

The deal as it stands for New Zealand dairy farmers at TPP negotiations could mean a backwards step for the industry.

TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

Inland port means more Timaru freight

Timaru District mayor Damon Odey, left, and PrimePort chief executive Phil Melhopt attend the opening of Port of Tauranga's MetroPort at Rolleston on Friday.

A new $20 million inland port in Rolleston means more rail-freighted containers for Timaru's port, PrimePort Timaru's chief executive says.

New Canterbury inland port offers more choice

The opening of Port of Tauranga's inland port Metroport, at Rolleston, 22 kilometres south of Christchurch with Transport Minister Simon Bridges attending.

New competition for import and exporting customers with Canterbury inland port.

Two fishhooks found in Windows 10

A couple of surprises have been found under the bonnet of Microsoft's latest operating system.

InternetNZ says customers on capped broadband plans may want to check a setting used to distribute Microsoft updates.

Why faking your CV is a popular pastime

CV fraud is not uncommon according to recruitment agents in the Waikato

Recruitment agents say there's a spike in CV fraud, and it's up to employers to watch out.

Pager network to be turned off

Paging use has plummeted as mobile phone coverage has improved.

About 1000 organisations still rely on pagers, once the only economical way to contact workers in an emergency.

TPP may mean software patent change

Protesters campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Hawaii on Wednesday, near a hotel where the trade negotiations are taking place.

Open Source Software Society fears set-back for software development industry.

Shanton rescued, Identity still closed

Shanton's former store in Queensgate, Lower Hutt, one of 17 stores which have closed.

Two fashion chains met different fates

Rocket Lab signs with Nasa

Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck said the Nasa deal is a step towards having Rocket Lab launch sites around the world.

NZ's Rocket Lab signs deal with America's space agency to launch rockets.

Former portfolio manager in court

The Financial Markets Authority has issued proceedings against former Milford Assett Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger.

The Financial Markets Authority has issued civil proceedings against former Milford Asset Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger.

Aussie move ups impetus for online GST change

Online shopping is changing the face of retailing and creating headaches for the taxman.

Government silent on speculation it could cut tax-free threshold to $100 or lower.

IRD's fruitless dalliance with Oracle

"We are subsidising the Oracle sailing campaign by far greater sums of money than we have ever subsidised Team New Zealand." - Don Christie, co-chairman of information technology industry lobby group NZRise.

The Government has wasted more on Oracle than it has spent subsidising Team NZ, a lobbyist says.

Anti-property investor sentiment is misplaced

Andrew King says the proportion of mortgages to investors is right where it should be.

OPINION: Property speculators are running a different business to landlords, says Andrew King

Talley predicts grim future

Exporters needed to act fast in becoming more productive, particularly in genetic modification, said Peter Talley.

40 per cent of jobs will go and half NZ universities will close in five years, seafood industry leader says.

Hopes for oil prospect

NZOG says in the largest of the three prospective horizons in the Barque prospect, "the best estimate of unrisked prospective resource is 530 million barrels (of oil) equivalent".

NZ Oil and Gas may be on to a huge oil and gas prospect in the Canterbury Basin, but it is still early days.

'Real-time' eye on fishing boats

Under an MPI proposal fishermen would enter fishing data into a device such as an iPad or tablet as they were fishing

Computer monitoring on all boats may replace fisheries observers.

Ngai Tahu Property head leaves

Tony Sewell, Ngai Tahu Property chief executive, at the Wigram control tower where the iwi has developed a residential subdivision.

Tony Sewell leaves the company he grew from a $3m minnow to a $700m South Island player.

Sir John Todd dies

Sir John Todd was described by his son Mike as an entrepreneur who would be remembered for his vision, integrity and generosity.

The head of one of New Zealand's richest families has died aged 88.

Moa offers staff shares

Moa chief executive Geoff Ross says the craft beer market, growing at 25 per cent, shows no signs of slowing.

Moa staff offered shares as incentive to grow the craft beer company.

Pukeko Pictures gets new boss

Pukeko Pictures works with ITV Studios in Britain to produce a computer-generated remake of Thunderbirds Are Go

Children's TV production company Pukeko Pictures has appointed a new boss to oversee the growth of the Wellington company.

Home building consents fall

In June, 2042 new dwellings were consented, down more than 4 per cent from May.

The number of new homes consented in June fell more than 4 per cent on the previous month.

'Guidance' on high risk jobs definition

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has promised to provide MPs with "guidance" on the controversial distinction between high and low risk industries.

The Government is promising to provide "guidance" on what constitutes high-risk and low-risk workplaces.

Jetstar to fly Wellington-Dunedin

Jetstar will fly between Wellington and Dunedin from October.

Jetstar will launch its sixth domestic jet route and add more trans-Tasman seats this summer.

Zara dips toe in NZ waters

Zara clothing brand will be available in New Zealand from August 1.

Zara comes to Auckland's North Shore, in a fashion.

Gentrack boss to step down

James Docking says personal circumstances contributed to his decision to step down as chief executive of Gentrack.

Auckland software company Gentrack has announced chief executive James Docking will step down next year.

Briscoes rings up the sales

Briscoe Group managing director Rod Duke says the company is headed for a record interim profit.

First half and second quarter sales strong for Kathmandu's would-be suitor, Briscoe Group

Goldminer's shares on halt

Newmont's Waihi goldmining operations

OceanaGold Corporation soon to make an announcement.

US rate hike to hit NZ dollar

The New Zealand dollar looks set to fall when the US Fed eventually hikes rates.

The NZ dollar looks set to fall further as the US central bank opens the door to rate hikes later this year.

Pike River families 'let down'

Sonya Rockhouse, left, and Anna Osborne, stand among 291 crosses placed at Parliament to mark the number of workplace deaths since the Pike River disaster.

PM John Key has "let down" the lost Pike River miners with watered-down health and safety legislation, relatives say.

Record entries in Champion Canterbury business awards

Last year's Champion Canterbury Business Awards supreme winner, small business, was Ryan Sanders of Haka Tours.

More than 40 businesses and organisations are finalists in the Champion Canterbury Business Awards 2015

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