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Gas scare at Napier Port

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Logs at the Te Horo site where new health and safety rules are already ...

Two workers tested for exposure to methyl bromide after accidental release of log fumigant.

'100% Pure' rep at risk

The site of a Havelock North water bore that was closed after three instances of bacterial contamination.

The irony of clean water being shipped offshore not lost on Hawke's Bay locals as thousands of them fall ill.

Bunnings revamp brings 25 jobs

Bunnings has announced plans to open a new, larger store in Hastings.

A new, larger, store for Hastings will double the number of Bunnings workers employed in the town.

Mad Butcher 'revolution' needed

Three unprofitable Mad Butcher stores closed in six months.

The meat retailer is a household name but needs a makeover if it wants to compete.

P2P lending row widens

A licencing regime was set up for peer-to-peer lending in 2014 but government regulators have yet to figure out how all ...

Harmoney tackles fires on multiple fronts as lenders claim loan opportunities thin on the ground.

A $13m revamp for Chateau

Chateau on the Park a DoubleTree after its updgrade

The Singaporean owners of the Chateau have upgraded it to a DoubleTree

Rich-lister can claim water theft

Wellington property developer Eyal Aharoni, who accused Arrow International NZ of of stealing water for its loos and its ...

Freedom of expression prevails after developer accuses rival of stealing toilet water.

Volvo's luxury transformation gallery

Volvo's 2017 S90.

Follow Volvo's evolution from practical transportation to the world of luxury cars.

Airways eyes outer-space

Airways New Zealand chief executive Ed Sims says it will monitor international developments in satellite systems "very ...

Satellites will more accurately track planes around the world.

Kiwis still flock to movies

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Event Cinemas is reeling in NZ moviegoers with blockbusters like Star Wars and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Spark's broadband balancing act

Persuading customers they have reason to be grateful can make all the difference in the highly-competitive broadband market.

ANALYSIS: Lifting the cap on Spark's internet plan changes.

MediaWorks picks new chairman

MediaWorks chairman Jack Matthews.

Jack Matthews looking forward to working with MediaWorks' 'passionate' staff.

Coast pins hopes on rubbish

The Holcim Cement Works at Cape Foulwind Westport, which is now closed.

Planned $250m plant in Westport would turn waste from around the South Island into electricity.

Grass tells of our carbon sins

13082015 NEWS Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax NZ. Huntly East coal mine.
 Solid Energy, which runs mines in the Waikato town ...

It's a green breakthrough: grass can hold polluters to their climate promises, scientist says.

No property data for Trade Me

Trade Me has been denied access to property data in the Stratford District Council.

Taranaki's smallest council has refused to play ball with the online auction site.

So how do you make a pie? video

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Dad's Pies produces 13 million pies every year and has 200 recipes in its repertoire. Here is how they do it.

Law suit could end peer-to-peer loans

A ruling has been sought on Harmoney's fees.

Harmoney complains competition watchdog knew what its business was before it got a licence to operate.

Asbestos finds ring alarm bells

Workers remove old asbestos from a Wellington building site.

The discovery of asbestos in a string of Australian projects prompts a warning to NZ.

Chorus boss to step down

Mark Ratcliffe has been an industry survivor, who negotiated the transition from Gattung-era Telecom to the new world of ...

Near-year long notice period will allow an orderly transition, chairman says.

Warning for iPhone users

Apple was warned and fixed the flaw with an update to iOS, version 9.3.5.

If you have an iPhone, you need to update iOS now, owners are told.

Fraud charges against agent

Former real estate agent Aaron Hughes is facing more charges.

Estate agent allegedly bought a client's home he knew was worth $1.2m for $530k, then on-sold it for a profit.

ACC investments pulled video

The investment in Lockheed Martin was discovered in December.

State-owned ACC had indirect investments in six companies on its blacklist.

Student help for depression

Taika Waititi says he has been lucky enough not to have depression really take hold of him for long periods.

John Key and Taika Waititi contribute to book on mental health.

NZ King Salmon plans IPO

New Zealand King Salmon has three newly consented farms which are expected to double annual production.

The world's largest producer of king salmon is going fishing for $180 million through a planned initial public offering.

NZ Post boss to leave

Brian Roche has headed up NZ Post since 2010.

Chief executive will step down after almost seven years of big changes as mail volumes dwindle.

Storage unit treasures

Penrith Auctions both sells and buys the contents of storage units, when the buyer has defaulted. Auctioneer Arron ...

From a safe full of expensive watches to the contents of a sex shop, storage units finds are big business.

VW fights US sales slump

VW's compact Tiguan is generally too small for Americans.

VW promises US car dealers wider model range and lower pricing in wake of plunging sales.

Auckland Airport staff bonus

Auckland Airport says the strong performance from its retail outlets gives it the confidence for a new international ...

Workers at NZ's biggest airport will get a $1500 bonus after a big jump in profit for the company.

Hope for Solid Energy sale video

Solid Energy is selling its Stockton mine fleet, for delivery to Christchurch from mid April to mid May.

The coal industry is on the up after a long decline, which may give a boost to the sale of the coal-miner's assets.

Proposal not flying with public gallery

An artist impression of what an extended Wellington Airport runway would look like.

Nearly 70 per cent of submitters against proposed airport runway extension.

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