Foxton Beach boat launched on air bags

The boat is lowered into the water.

The 170 tonne boat at Foxton Beach has been launched by using air bags to roll it in the water.

Finance diary

Statistics New Zealand releases its  accommodation survey data for August 2015 on Monday.

Business events for the week ahead.

Crime to watch US TV?

The Government has yet to spell out whether some internet TV viewing will face sanctions under the TPPA.

Will it become a crime to get around the block on overseas online TV services like US Netflix?

Blue cod changes a 'satisfactory compromise'

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy announces changes to blue cod fishing rules at the Waikawa Boating Club in Picton.

Changes to blue cod fishing rules are a "satisfactory compromise", a Blenheim recreational fisherman says.

Hell pizza goes free range

All ingredients on Hell pizzas are now guilt-free, sourced from audited free range farms.

Hell pizza is now 100 per cent free range and consumers do not have to pay a cent more than before.

Spending while the sun shines

Kiwis have spent 8 per cent more on durables like furniture this year.

Kiwis are spending more on the house, according to electronic card figures.

Tampons go organic

Organic Initiative sanitary products are made in Europe with cotton sourced from certified organic farms.

Organic Initiative is on a mission to provide sanitary products that are good for women and the world.

Labour denies TPPA ruptures

Labour's acting leader Annette King says there "isn't a tissue paper between" the caucus regarding its position on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA) deal.

Claims of a Labour rift on TPPA are "crap", acting leader Annette King says.

Director pleads guilty to FMA charge

Turnock's co-director was sentenced to six years in prison for stealing more than $3 million of clients' investment funds.

Mark Andrew Turnock made false statements in financial documents for the ill-fated Strategic Planning Group.

Sweet deal for ice cream makers video

James Crow (eft), and Tommy Holden of LIttle Island have branched out from ice blocks into coconut milk made using coconuts from Samoa.

Little Island Coconut Creamery secures coconut deal with Samoan company.

A2 Milk whips up $40m

A2 managing director Geoff Babidge says the equity raising will raise the company’s profile in capital markets.

A2 Milk plans expansion in China, the US and Britain after raising $40m capital.

Spark plans first 'virtual AGM'

Spark boss Simon Moutter adresses shareholders at last year's annual meeting.

Shareholders will be able to fully participate in next month's meeting without having to leave their computer.

Freezer fall victim recovers

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Scampi vessel crew member who spent half an hour trapped at -20 degrees is out of Southand Hospital.

Restaurateurs gather in Nelson

Bruce Robertson, Chief Executive of Hospitality New Zealand.

More than 300 restaurant, cafe and hotel owners from across the country have come to Nelson for the annual Hospitality NZ conference.

Dam a boost for fruit growers

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy outlines the benefits of the Waimea dam proposal during the launch of a ministry report about the Waimea Plains.

Nelson's Waimea Dam will deliver major economic and environmental benefits, minister says.

'Other mines will sell' - Solid Energy

Solid Energy is closing its operations in Huntly but predicts the rest of its operations will sell.

Solid Energy is confident it won't have to shut any more mines after planned Huntly East closure.

Blue cod rules ditched

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy announces changes to blue cod fishing rules in Picton on Thursday.

A set of controversial blue cod fishing rules have been scrapped. 

Automation killing jobs - experts

Suidobashi Industry's Kuratas robot.

New industrial revolution tipped to change the face of New Zealand's workforce.

Foodstuffs' purchase of The Mill 'a bargain'

Liquorland plans to expand its footprint by rebranding The Mill stores.

Foodstuffs' purchase of The Mill was probably a bargain, says insider.

Petroleum industry in Canterbury region

Oil drilling 200 kilometres off the coast of Raglan from the Anadarko exploration drill ship.

Local government authorities able to submit on the 2016 proposed petroleum block offer.

Lobbyists for housing business

Investors and developers are seeking to have more of a say over housing policy.

Investors and developers are seeking to have more of a say over housing policy.

Airways confident fault a one-off

Airways New Zealand says safety was not compromised when radar communications failed in June.

Airways New Zealand says it knows what caused a problem that affected 160 flights.

Report highlights institute's success

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese, left with Cawthron Institute chief executive Charles Eason and Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman.

Cawthron Institute turnover up from $18m to $23m in last three years, new economic report shows. 

Maori trust not keen on Kermadec plan

Map of New Zealand showing the Kermadec and surrounding Islands. Also shows Exclusive Economic Zone.

The Maori Fisheries Trust is unhappy with the Government's Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary plan.

'Record' cruise season kicks off

Diamond Princess has brought 2670 passengers into Auckland, kicking off cruise ship season.

Auckland is set to feel the influx of a quarter of a million cruise ship passengers this summer.

'Not the best of news' video

Pawhare Brown was among the mine workers who were given the news on Thursday morning.

Solid Energy proposes to close the Huntly East mine, with the loss of over 60 jobs.

Oz acounting body pays up in NZ case

CPA will end up paying more than three times the $50,000 it originally sought in damages.

Australian accounting body forced to pay $124,058 in long-running defamation case in New Zealand.

NZ dollar above US66c

The New Zealand dollar has had a good run this week but it may not lift much higher than US66c for now.

The kiwi performs well against the US dollar after global markets improve and dairy prices lift.

Kermadec plan criticised

Among the diverse geological features of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary are black smoker hydrothermal vents

Not everyone is thrilled with plans for NZ's largest marine reserve around the Kermadec Islands.

A2 Milk raises $43m

Managing director Geoff Babidge says the equity raising will raise the company’s profile in capital markets.

Company is raising cash to help fund unexpectedly strong growth in infant formula business.

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