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Isolation of the like minded

"We can and do actively choose to isolate ourselves from the 'other side' – whatever that may be," Shamubeel Eaqub says.

OPINION: We are increasingly living in isolated communities, exposed to people and ideas, that are like our own.

EV fund should go supernova video

Mike O'Donnell says he has changed his view on the future of electric cars.

OPINION: The Government's fund to help boost electric vehicle up-take is open for business.

NZ Post buildings go up for sale

NZ Post and Kiwibank will retain long-term leases in its Kaitaia building.

NZ Post buildings hit the market.

Student loan debtors bankrupt

NZ Union of Students' Associations president Linsey Higgins, left, says graduates abroad are struggling with ...

"Traitors" claim as Kiwis overseas declare themselves bankrupt due to mounting debt.

Tax returns: What's he hiding?

There's nothing in the US law that actually requires a presidential candidate to disclose their taxes.

US tax experts dish insight into the controversy of Donald Trump and his taxes.

$1m for beachside bungalow

10 Beach St, Island Bay, which recently sold for $965,000 at auction - $315,000 above its Rateable Value (RV).

Modest 3-bed home in Wellington's Island Bay sparks bidding war at auction.

H&M ready to open video

H&M country sales manager Daniel Lattemann believes this $129 autumn winter 2016 studio collection "sheer dress" will be ...

H&M fans are expected to flock to the fashion chain's opening on Saturday.

How vulnerable is NZ's grid?

A storm in South Australia caused a state-wide blackout and New South Wales could be next in line.

The whole of South Australia was without power on Wednesday. What are the odds of a similar outage in NZ?

Low fares to stay

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon addresses shareholders.

A flood of new airline services and carriers will keep fares at low levels over the next year.

Met Shop moves online

The Met Shop co-owner Terry McDavitt with Moana the Moa. The Wellington store is closing early next week but an online ...

After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.

'Hey, how's it going?' video

Liquorland Fitzroy franchise owner Amie Murphy takes pride in her shop.

Amie Murphy owns the best liquor store in the country - she also met her fiance the day after opening.

'Million Dollar Mike' bankrupted

Mike McDonald has been associated with several mining companies on the West Coast..

Liquidator to file a claim for $1.6 million on behalf of creditors.

Cannabis crop and dog urine damage rental

Mark Taylor with carpet, from inside the house, destroyed by dog urine and scratching.

Mark Taylor's had to do a lot of cleaning after filthy tenants waged war on his rental.

Walnut Cottage to go, winery moves in

The pond and the bridge at Walnut Cottage cafe have been demolished to make way for a wine tasting area.

A heritage cafe will be turned into a "contemporary" wine restaurant near Queenstown.

Sex, texts and poetry

Beware what you text to workmates, employment experts warn.

So what has the Colin Craig defamation trial taught us about sexual harassment?

Settlement offer spurned by iwi

A one-day hearing in the Auckland High Court will be required to settle the latest claims over a soured software investment.

A High Court judge has been called on to settle the latest dispute over a troubled computer software investment.

Start access road now

Aerial view of Frankton Flats, Queenstown, with Remarkables Park in the foreground and the Frankton industrial area near ...

The stalled Eastern Access Road has added to traffic issues in Queenstown.

Pools and cruises tourism winners

Black Cat Cruises has won a tourism business excellence award.

Black Cruises and the Hanmer Springs hot pools were winners at the tourism industry awards.

Falling into Struggle Street

Mele Peaua, a cleaner from Pomare in Hutt City, says rents and food prices have gone up faster than wages.

Cleaner Mele Peaua's community has been forgotten, and it's a social timebomb ticking.

Doctor loses dismissal case

Lynda Emmerson has been involved in a dispute with the Northland District Health Board for more than a year.

Whangarei doctor who lost her job after she supplied controlled drugs to her partner was justifiably sacked, ERA says.

Hamilton CBD heating up

An artist's drawing of the apartment complex being constructed on Hamilton's Anglesea Street.

Inner city living is about to drop in Hamilton.

Nelson companies awarded regional business growth prize

Benjamin Black master Jewel and owner Benjamin Clark at his Nelson store. He has won a Deloitte rising star award.

Two Nelson businesses have won regional prizes in the Deloitte Fast 50.

Food court worker shame

A North Shore food court forced its cleaners to work 60 hours despite only paying them for 40.

Cleaners at a food court on Auckland's North Shore were forced to work without pay for 20 hours a week.

Rich tapestry of Wanaka business revealed

Wanaka artisan bakers, The People's Bread, Jeremy and Ruth Heath, are finalists in two categories of the inaugural ...

Twenty finalists in five categories for inaugural Ignite Wanaka business awards.

Big walkers spend up

A tramper celebrates reaching the Nelson Lakes on the Te Araroa Trail which takes five months to complete on average.

The Te Araroa Trail is proving a nice little earner for businesses along its 3000km length.

House buyers losing urgency

Auckland sellers in particular are willing to bide their time to get a top price, Realestate.co.nz said.

New Zealand buyers may have lost some of their "must buy now at all costs" mentality.

Manawatu finalists named

CEDA chief executive Will Samuel.

The 21 businesses in the running for Manawatu Business Awards are named.

Pinot: Wine's 'Ranfurly Shield'

Pinot noir grapes at Omaka outside Blenheim.

Forget Burgundy, or those Central Otago pretenders, Marlborough is home to the best pinot noir in the world.

Housing boom hopes dashed video

The ink on Auckland's new Unitary Plan has barely dried but economists are already casting doubt that it will deliver a ...

Over 100 challenges against the new Auckland Unitary Plan set to stall long-awaited developments.

Hamish's returns to Mapua Wharf

Emily, 18, and Adele Calteaux are ready to welcome back customers to Hamish's at its new location.

More than a year after its controversial closure, Mapua's iconic icecream parlour is back on the wharf.

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