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Naked Bus passengers left in cold

Naked Bus passengers were left stranded by a lengthy delay.

Naked Bus company passengers were beset by delays after a vehicle broke down at Waitomo.

Crane crash at Port Otago

A man is seriously injured after a cargo straddler fell over at Port Otago, Dunedin. 01072015

Maritime Union calls for inquiry, after port worker sustained critical injuries in a crane crash at Port Otago.

Rocket launchpad for NZ? video

Computer generated image of proposed rocket launch site, owned by Rocket Lab, for Bayleys Rd, Kaitorete Spit, near Birdlings Flat in Canterbury.

A remote Canterbury paddock could launch New Zealand into the space race.

Briscoe takeover of Kathmandu requires exemption

Briscoe's takeover of Kathmandu has struck a snag over foreign shareholders.

Briscoe Group has asked for an exemption from the NZX's Takeovers Panel so it can legally offer to buy shares in Kathmandu from shareholders outside Australasia.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer, 2 Cheap Cars, says it will sell Japanese vehicles such as the popular Toyota Corolla for thousands of dollars cheaper than official New Zealand dealers.

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Silicon Valley eyeing up NZ video

KiwiConnect co-creator Yoseph Ayele says New Zealand's small size and openness is attractive to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

NZ the next place for "transformative ideas and high impact projects".

Kiwi dollar hits a new five-year low

The Kiwi dollar is falling with ''no end in sight,'' says one currency analyst.

The Kiwi dollar is falling with "no end in sight," says one currency analyst says.

Tiwai gets power extension

Tiwai Aluminium Smelter has been given a month's extension to decide on its power contract with Meridian Energy.

Meridian gives Tiwai smelter owners an extra month to decide about its power contract.

House price expectations rise

Homeowner's expected higher prices for their houses in several regions last month, particularly in Auckland, Gisborne and Central Otago.

Only eight regions saw asking prices increase, but they were so significant they lifted the national average.

Z Energy's Caltex deal heads to watchdog

Z Energy boss Mike Bennetts says the mega-deal won't reduce competition.

The competition watchdog has received Z's application for the $785m mega-deal.

Freeview launches new online TV service

FreeviewPlus will feature more than 600 on-demand shows and movies.

Users will need a new set top-box or smart TV, but the service will remain free.

52,000 call for cheaper internet

2012 Launch to celebrate the start of Ultrafast Fibre Ltd construction of New Plymouth's ultrafast broadband internet fibre network, at Puke Ariki. Cable display generic nz

Thousands join a Spark campaign lobbying the Commerce Commission for cheaper wholesale internet charges.

Oddfellows not going anywhere: Allen's

Oddfellows was featured in a classic TV ad in New Zealand.

Oddfellows mints safe, Spearmint Leaves gone

Business confidence slumps

Business confidence has slipped for the the second consecutive month.

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

'A damn close run thing'

Tiwai Aluminium Smelter near Bluff.

Tiwai decision whether to end its power contract with Meridian is too close to call, industry sources say.

Kathmandu a Briscoes' bargain?

Briscoes boss Rod Duke said he was excited by the potential created by bringing together the two retailers.

Investors are being cautioned to think carefully about the Briscoes bid.

Kiwi recovers amid crisis

The New Zealand dollar has recovered ground but was likely to turn down over the next few days.

Currency markets are in disarray as uncertainty builds in the eurozone.

Capital got $35m cricket boost

The Cricket World Cup boosted the Wellington economy, with a direct spend of of $35m by visitors, according to PWC.

Visitor spending during the Cricket World Cup injected millions into the Wellington economy, "exceeding expectations".

Wellington airport returns 'acceptable'

Wellington Airport's decision to cut landing fees for airlines has been accepted by the Commerce Commission.

Wellington Airport's decision to cut landing fees will leave travellers $33m better off.

Cricket World Cup delivers $110 million economic boost

The Black Caps made it through to the finals of the 2015 Cricket World Cup by beating South Africa at Eden Park. the even was boosted the New Zealand economy by $110 million.

Cricket World Cup adds $110m to New Zealand economy.

NZ not safe from Greek woes: PM

The Greek flag flies near the Parthenon in Athens. Prime Minister John Key says NZ is not immune to the financial crisis facing Greece.

John Key warns that Kiwis aren't immune to the turmoil from Greece's impending loan default.

New boss for UDC Finance

Wayne Percival, newly appointed UDC Finance chief executive.

ANZ-owned finance company names Wayne Percival as the new chief executive.

Agent's poo package 'offensive'

Grant Tucker outside the Auckland District Court.

An Auckland real estate agent has been discharged without conviction after he mailed poo to a rival agent.

Family to rebuild after Vilagrad blaze gallery video

Vilagrad Winery's winemaker Jacob Nooyen, right, talks with Hamilton's senior station officer Daryl Trim about the fire which ripped through the winery early on Monday morning.

The Waikato family that has greeted new neighbours with its own wine and hospitality is about to have the favour repaid as it recovers from a devastating fire.

Mojo Coffee set for China

Staff training in the new Mojo cafe in Xi’an, China.

A prominent Wellington businessman partners with coffee business Mojo to set up in China.

Smelter site rehab 'encouraged'

Tiwai Aluminium Smelter near Bluff.

City council encourages smelter to rehabilitate Tiwai site if its closes, owners say they have plans in place already.

Warehouse compares Farmers prices in toy advertising

The Warehouse is using comparative pricing in its latest toy catalogue.

The Warehouse has taken to comparing its prices directly with Farmers, a type of advertising not common in New Zealand.

Waiariki fined $40,000 after forestry accident

Waiariki Institute of Technology was fined after this tree fell on a tutor during a forestry lesson last August.

Waiariki Institute of Technology has been ordered to pay $40,000 after a tutor was seriously injured during a forest operations course. 

D-day for Tiwai

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters must make a decision about its electricity contact by Wednesday.

Wednesday is d-day for New Zealand Aluminium Smelters, when bosses must make a decision about its electricity contact.

Jetstar meets city leaders, dodges money questions video

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A mock-up image of a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft in Jetstar livery.

Will a growing region be enough to entice Jetstar to land in Hamilton?

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