Fonterra's fitness fight

Fonterra director global consumer brands Andy Dasgupta says consumers feel younger than they are.

Living life to the fullest probably here to stay

Bomb threats, sailing and aging gracefully

Glen Sowry, sailor, author and chief executive.

A definite downside of Glen Sowry's old job were the threats he received in the mail.

The lonely life of a female tradie

Charlie Camp said has found the male-dominated trade of construction a hard one to break into.

While women are increasingly drawn to trades, it can be a hostile work environment for them.

Migrants, please head south

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Southland has launched a drive to attract 10,000 new migrants to the region in an effort to boost business.

Electricity buyers on the spot

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Pukaki hydro project, Mackenzie District. 

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Bought electricity at spot prices? Well that money-saving option may backfire over the state of South Island lake levels.

Nine years of National Budgets

Steven Joyce delivered his first budget, but the ninth in a row by a Finance Minister from the National Party.

Government spending is increasing, but as a share of the country's output it continues to fall.

Fight to retain loading zone

Sole Bar and Bistro owner Judith Tabron says loading zones are vital to the operation of her business.

A proposal to replace an inner city loading zone with a cycleway has not gone down well with Viaduct businesses.

Wage growth not 'hot': PM

Significantly higher construction industry wages will flow through to the rest of the economy.

Bill English will believe skill shortages exist when wages are significantly increased.

Ross Asset 'compromise' upheld

The Supreme Court ruling has implications for many investors who were stung by David Ross' massive fraud.

Investor told to repay some of nearly $1m he withdrew before fraud was uncovered at the firm has his appeal dismissed.

$1.6b road a 'few weeks away' video

The $1.6 billion tunnel was originally set to open in April.

NZ's biggest-ever roading project could finally open next month, bringing relief to Auckland motorists.

Chart: Marlborough houses


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Do more people prefer to build a new house or renovate an existing one?

Rocket didn't quite reach orbit video

Rocket Lab has made it to space.

Rocket Lab made NZ the 11th country to launch into space, but its first test rocket but fell short of orbit.

Budget boost for burglary victims video

The Government has announced plans to help repeat burglary victims secure their properties.

With Kiwis unsatisfied about how few burglaries are solved, Government will help provide locks and security lights for up to 14,000 homes.

Budget's family package - by the numbers video

Finance Minister Steven Joyce presents his Budget to the House.

The typical working New Zealand family will get $26 a week out of this Budget - an election-year affair that's being called a bribe 8 years in the making. Here's the breakdown of what's in it for you.

Trade Me pulls Sheeran tickets

Ed Sheeran fans won't be able to buy tickets to his New Zealand shows on Trade Me.

Tour managers have found a loophole and say ticket scalpers are "basically selling air".

Tax clampdown to yield $250m

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Estimate of the extra amount multinationals will pay is probably 'conservative', says Steven Joyce.

$2b package to boost incomes video

Joyce's maiden Budget had a much-anticipated family incomes package as the centrepiece.

Tax cuts and entitlement boosts give an average $26 per week more to 1.3m families.

Budget 2017: Business leaders react

Minister of Finance Steven Joyce delivers the Budget 2017 to journalists and ...

Budget has 'something for everyone', including something to complain about, reaction suggests.

Budget taxing for SMEs

Icehouse chief executive Andy Hamilton says not reducing taxes will make it harder for SMEs to compete international.

The strong economy was an opportunity to invest in the future of SMEs.

NZ's prisons bulging

Christchurch Men's Prison, which has a muster of almost 1000 sentenced prisoners and remand prisoners.

The Budget says it plainly. Our prisons are almost full.

Building boom boosts glass maker

MetroGlass opened a $21.5m new factory in 2015.

Metro Glass made a record volume of glass last year.

Paying debt, rationing lollies

Core Crown net debt is forecast to  fall from 23.2 per cent of GDP to 19.3 per cent by June 2021.

Government focus on putting aside money for a rainy day puts less money in back pockets.

$7.3 million for pipes

The Kawarau Falls Bridge under construction in Queenstown.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will spend $7.3 million on a new waste water and water main pipelines that were projected to cost $1m.

More money for RNZ

The boost to Radio NZ would ensure it remained "accessible and sustainable".

A controversial funding freeze on Radio NZ has come to an end with an annual $2.8m boost.

The Budget at a Glance

The Government has a particular focus on families in this year's Budget.

Confused by all the numbers from this year's budget? Here's what you need to know.

Argosy's $26m writedown

Jewellery firm Stewart Dawsons left the corner on Lambton Quay and Willis St in December. Argosy has since re-leased it ...

Quake damage at NZ Post HQ may cost up to $50m.

$33m repair bill - owners 'hurting'

Shoddy work signed off by private certifiers has been blamed for a $32.8m repair bill on an Auckland apartment complex, ...

No-one left to sue on heartbreaking Auckland leaky apartment building failure.

Chart: Who's growing grapes?

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Marlborough retains New Zealand's grape growing crown, but by how much?

Infographic: NZ power bills

Do you know how much you pay for electricity each year?

How much are you paying for electricity?

No smooth sailing for Auckland port

Pattrick Smellie says: ''The port has a nasty habit of becoming a lightning rod for negative publicity''.

OPINION: The Government wants Auckland to pay its share on infrastructure. Cue the port sale talks.

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