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12 million train trips a year

Auckland trains

Auckland’s train network has hit a milestone 12 million passenger trips in 12 months, but transport planners say barriers remain to getting more people on board.

Want your own private skifield?

mt dobson

The operation behind Mt Dobson skifield in South Canterbury is being sold by its original owners.

Quattro forges ahead with float

ASx

Australian investment firm will halve the number of buildings considered and lower the target sum to A$220m.

'Preoccupied' SkyCity worker sacked

Casino chips

Casino surveillance officer fired for not reporting a cheating player loses personal grievance, and will appeal.

Metlifecare on the hunt for land

metlifecare

Retirement village operator says it is is hitting annual build targets and looks to grow its landbank.

Home detention for dodging tax

ird

The Papamoa-based courier driver will spend a year confined to his home and must repay $180,000.

'Would you like a cracker with that?'

DDN Fireworks

Fastfood firm Hell Pizza is adding fireworks to its menu, including for home delivery.

Forestry firm branches out

logging

Forestry company IFS Growth has chosen Upper Hutt at its North Island base.

Asbestos probe 'meaningless'

Asbestos

Homeowners angry that EQC and EQR can "walk away" after investigation into asbestos handling.

Wellington: great on all the days

Wellington

The capital city beats Auckland and Christchurch in the quality of life stakes, making it the best place to live.

ACC posts $2.1b surplus

acc

ACC's annual surplus is almost $300m ahead of budget, and will enable 'significant' cuts to levies.

'Unfair' to name CTV-like buildings

CTV building

Govt watchdog backs ministry decision to not publicly release list of potentially dangerous buildings.

Nuplex sale news boosts shares

Nuplex

Chemical manufacturer Nuplex sells its plastic additives and distribution businesses to focus on making resins.

Expanding beyond the bread and butter

	 Josh White

Installing wireless systems for a big company makes a base income, but Tag I.T Technologies keeps innovating to grow.

It's easy to do business here

Nz dollars

Third place in World Bank index on the ease of doing business puts NZ behind just Singapore and Hong Kong.

Xero moving on US listing

Rod Drury Xero

The firm is reported to be working with two investment banks as it progresses plans for a US IPO.

Hobbit movies cost close to $1b

The Hobbit has so far cost nearly $1 billion as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending.

Council invests in 1080 company

1080

A West Coast council investing in 1080 was always going to spark debate in a region with many outspoken opponents to the poison.

The new generation wharfies

thumb

Overhauling restrictive legacy recruitment systems is changing the notion of what it means to be a stevedore.

Cruise-ship terminal plan not dead

Lyttelton Port

Christchurch City Council is taking a more hands-on approach with Lyttelton Port, reassessing the port's decision not to build a $40 million cruise-ship facility.

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