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Gina Rinehart no longer richest

Triguboff, owner and head of Meriton Group, is number one on the BRW Rich List with A$10.62 billion (NZ$11.39b) wealth.

Surging real estate has seen a property developer crowned Australia's richest person.

Sanford's oversized mussel problem

Most of Sanford's green lipped mussels are produced in the Coromandel.

Sanford's green lipped mussels are growing too big for Americans, so they're being turned into pet food.

Scant Budget offerings for SMEs

Finance Minister Bill English delivered the Budget to parliament on Thursday afternoon.

Previously announced changes to the provisional tax system will be a boost to small business.

Dennis the bridge-builder deconstructed

Dennis helped build the Great North Road Interchange at Waterview - which would be completed in 2017.

A bright yellow 140 tonne lifting gantry called Dennis has completed its 2.5 year stint on Auckland's northwestern motorway.

Mobiles - who's the cheapest?

Telecommunications Users Association says three-way competition in the mobile market not under 'immediate threat' but it ...

All three mobile network operators can meet the average Kiwi's needs for less than $30 a month.

Ihumatao SHA gets the tick

Hundreds of people created a human chain around the special housing area in March to protest the development.

Locals are vowing to keep fighting a controversial special housing area after it received the go-ahead from commissioners.

Mainfreight's record profit

It is no longer all about trucks at Mainfreight.

Mainfreight not "just a truck company" as it puts a greater emphasis on rail and shipping.

Who has replaced Dick Smith?

One for the history books, the business formerly known as Dick Smith.

Now defunct shops took up some prime retail spots, so they are bound to be hot property.

Kiwis 'well served' in digital world

Mobile pricing in New Zealand is competitive, says competition watchdog.

2degrees share of mobile market connections stagnates.

Fonterra lifts milk price forecast

Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings said in March that farmers were in for "very tough times" after Fonterra cut its ...

Diary giant ups its milk price forecast for the coming season, but not as high as many had expected.

More Wicked Campers slogans banned

Wicked Campers has refused to engage with the Advertising Standards Authority over complaints about its slogans.

Its offensive slogans are being banned, but the company's doing nothing about it.

Simple fixes for foreign trust issue?

Inquiry head John Shewan won't be short on advice on how to tighten the country's criticised foreign trust regime.

Transparency International and Massey University tax expert tell Shewan Inquiry what they think needs to be done.

Vodafone taken to court

Watchdog says Vodafone overcharged 15,000 customers though all but 2 per cent of them were refunded.

Commerce Commission says customers overcharged $90,000 by Vodafone.

Proactive stance urged in combating marina pest

A diver inspects mussel lines.

Hygiene of vessels seen as vital in curbing the spread of a marine pest that has the potential to devastate New Zealand's aquaculture industry.

Growth plan's uni focus

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development chief executive Brett O'Riley, BNZ North Shore partners chairman Gary ...

Auckland's future innovation hub, the Grow North project, moves to the next phase of development.

The grassed and the furious

Few things are as satisfying as a freshly-cut lawn.

Lawnmowers are the most temperamental product Consumer NZ has surveyed.

Home ownership 'plummeting'

Twyford said the data showed investors were driving families out of homes in parts of  Auckland.

Property speculators allegedly "hoovering up" properties in South and West Auckland, Labour says.

Mighty River Power fraudster jailed

A prison sentence was the only appropriate response to the gravity of Paul Rose's offending against his former employer ...

Former Mighty River Power engineer sentenced to 3 years 2 months in prison for $2.2 million fraud.

Sky blacks out the All Whites

All Whites fans turned out in force for a World Cup qualifier against Mexico in 2013, but options for casual sports fans ...

"You don't know what you're doing" - FanPass customers can't watch the Oceania Nations Cup live.

Lewis Road wins brand battle

Chinese businessman Dongwen Huang became aware of Lewis Road Creamery's success in October 2014, when the company's ...

Chinese businessman tried, and failed, to claim the premium chocolate milk maker's name.

Burger King NZ for sale?

Will a Burger King buyer get a whopper of a deal?

Aussie owners may be looking to flip Burger King as interest grows in the fast food chain.

'I never got to say goodbye'

The Gordons Valley limeworks where Scott James Baldwin died in March 2015.

Limeworks company to pay $100,000 to worker's partner after "horrific" death.

No housing 'crisis': Key

Prime Minister John Key says a large-scale house-building programme led by the Government would be "misplaced".

John Key won't call Auckland housing a crisis, but three-quarters of Kiwis say otherwise.

'End of energy as we know it'

Lecturer Tony Seba outlines a world with little centralised power generation, 100 per cent electric vehicles and minimal ...

Revolution in solar, batteries will render conventional energy, transport "obsolete in 15 years".

Fresh attack on dolphin deaths

The Maui's dolphin is the world's smallest, and critically endangered.

Accused of under-reporting catches, the seafood industry has come under fresh attack.

The rise and rise of F&P

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has been a quiet achiever.

Health technology firm shows global exporters can succeed on NZX says analyst.

Banks urged to halt fossil fuel loans

ANZ was a lender to the failed state-owned coal miner Solid Energy, operator of the Stockton Mine.

A report suggests the big lenders could almost completely stop coal lending within five years.

How 90 Seconds woo'd Sequoia

90 Seconds founder Tim Norton plans to use an $11 million investment to make his company's services available in every ...

Tim Norton explains how his video production company won investment from the company that invested in Apple and Google.

Queenstown's 9,500 vacant properties

Five large blocks zoned for residential development in urban Queenstown by March 2015, the majority of which remain unbuilt.

Despite immense pressure for new and affordable homes in Queenstown, thousands of properties are zoned for residential houses and apartments but sitting vacant.

4000 Queenstown residences ready to go

Aerial view of Frankton Flats, Queenstown, with Remarkables Park in the foreground.

"We want to speed up residential development here but we need infrastructure"

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