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Architectural wonders revealed

The new law and management building at Waikato University was designed by Opus Architecture.

A lot of well known Waikato and Bay of Plenty buildings - and spaces - have earned accolades.

Plaque to Helen Kelly unveiled video

Speaking prior to the unveiling of the Helen Kelly memorial plaque at Memorial Park in Palmerston North is Kelly's ...

The late Helen Kelly was commemorated in Palmerston North during Friday's international Workers' Memorial Day.

Taking care of business

Suzie Johnson will make her boxing debut in the Battle of the Belts on May 5.

Manawatu's Suzie Johnson will step into the ring for the Battle of the Belts.

Competitors here, collaborators there

John Hawkesby of Waiheke Island, Judy Finn of Neudorf Vineyards and Neil Hodgson during a wine writers of New Zealand ...

New Zealand exporters say they are achieving more by banding together with other Kiwi firms when they take on the world.

Hotel closure hits wedding plans

The Amora Hotel in Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

Couple had venue booked, and invitations sent, when Amora announced closure.

Get paid for doing nothing

The idea of a universal basic income has been mooted in NZ as well.

Fancy free money? Ontario, Canada is the place to be, as thousands join a basic income trial.

Visitor tax unlikely

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay in Queenstown.

Finance Minister Steven Joyce says more money does need to be spent on tourism infrastructure.

Lift safety a priority

Brendon Scheib was killed when a lift descended, crushing him between the lift car and shaft.

Union calls for tighter rules on lift safety following death of engineer.

Kiwis fly to forget the wet

Europe and US are expected to be big destinations this winter.

A summer-less year of rain and floods - plus cheap fares - are driving Kiwis to travel agents, to chase the sun.

Trump eyes Pacific Ocean for oil

Donald Trump's next executive order is set to pave the way for drilling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean.

US President's next executive order set to pave the way for drilling in large tracts of Pacific Ocean.

Serving size shenanigans

Shoppers should look for the amount of nutrients per 100g, not per serving, one nutritionist says.

Five grams of butter. A tablespoon of tomato sauce. Serving sizes vary wildly - and consumers are being caught in the confusion.

Low oil prices impact on export values

Port Taranaki has had sharp drop in value of exports

A mix of trade across Port Taranaki's wharves affected export volumes and values.

Building consents reach new heights

Most but not all economists believe house building will remain strong in the short-term.

The value of construction work hits a new monthly high.

NZ trusts exposed - again

An activist clutching a suitcase stuffed with fake money demands greater transparency in financial legislation following ...

For the second time, New Zealand is at the centre of explosive claims of global financial corruption.

Flash new digs fuel used office furniture glut

Faced with four floors of surplus furniture to dispose of, Canterbury District Health Board services manager Pauline ...

Want to pay a pittance for a smart second hand executive desk? Christchurch is the place for a bargain as tenants in new office buildings try to get rid of their cast offs.

ILT set to take first steps in hotel project

Invercargill Licensing Trust general manager Greg Mulvey.

With the settlement of the final piece of the property puzzle, plans for demolition consent are set to be put together.

Bluff businesses fed up

Oyster Cove Restaurant manager Ross Jackson says he and his wife, Lynda Jackson, who is the manager of Lands End ...

A Bluff couple are fed up with unreliable internet and say it's making it hard to run their businesses.

Insurance lesson of inspirational father

Peter Cordtz from the Commission for Financial Capability honours his father for protecting his family with life insurance.

Peter Cordtz's father died when he was five. It left him a champion of life insurance.

New role prepares for technological impact

Taranaki Chamber of Commerce chair Sophie Braggins has taken on a new role focused purely on innovation, opportunities ...

A law firm has created a new role in preparation for a shift in the industry.

What record migration means for NZ

As Auckland's population booms, the problem of congestion worsens.

Traffic jams, crowded classrooms and a housing crisis. It's all because of immigration, right?

To Hollywood by motorbike

Todd Holland's work appears on motorbikes in Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell.

A small town car painting shop has made it big, with its work featuring in Ghost in the Shell, featuring Scarlett Johanssen.

Shelly Bay revamp to start in 2018 video

An artist's impression of what the revamped Shelly Bay could look like.

Face-lift for dilapidated Wellington bay could leave ratepayers $1.5m better off each year.

Owl Farm's autumn tailwind

Fine autumn weather up until the two recent cyclones has Owl Farm well placed heading into winter.

Fine weather until the recent cyclone meant Owl Farm is in good shape for winter.

1917 Mitsi re-created as hybrid

A 1917 Mitsubishi Model A.

Mitsubishi is going back to the future to mark its centennial with a modern take on its first vehicle built in 1917.

Cutting nitrogen losses in winter

The chance of N leaching from urine patches is much higher in winter because of weather conditions, Bala Tikkisetty says.

There is a higher risk of nitrogen leaching into waterways over winter.

Critics fail to front on the hard yards

Farming's critics fail to front when it comes to rolling up the sleeves and helping to do the hard yards.


Refugee builds new NZ life

Myanmar refugee Aung Soe is happily employed at a Jag Kitchens manufacturing facility in East Tamaki.

Having fled Myanmar, Aung Soe now works in Auckland, with a Red Cross-organised job the foundation of his new life.

Spagalimis ditches old Victoria St site

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Spagalimis Pizza restaurant in Victoria Street has been closed for some time for ...

Christchurch pizzeria Spagalimis is moving into the Harlequin Public House building and will reopen in weeks.

Kiwis: healthiest in the world?

New Zealand is well placed to provide the natural, non modified types of food some consumers are recognising to be the ...

OPINION: We want to be the planet's top food producer? Let's put our money where our mouth is, then.

Billionaire makes $4.8b in five minutes

(L-R) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Larry Page, CEO and Co-founder of Alphabet, sit during a meeting with U.S. ...

A surge in after-hours trading puts Amazon founder $5b away from becoming world's richest person.

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