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Sheep industry celebrates its best

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

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.

Jetstar looks at Palmerston North

Jetstar New Zealand Head Grant Kerr visits Palmerston North.

Jetstar head says interaction with Palmerston North business people 'fantastic'

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.

Ministers seek power to control state house sales

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has tabled legislation which would give her power to direct sales of state houses

Legislation giving ministers sweeping powers to sell off state houses has been tabled in Parliament.

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.

Fonterra announces proposed job cuts

Staff from Fonterra's London St office pour into the Salvation Army Hall for a meeting on a major restructure.

Fonterra staff across the country have been called into meetings in which they were informed of a proposal to cut "hundreds" of jobs. 

Starting and selling a start-up in my teens

Careers New Zealand chief executive Keith Marshall (left) and Jake Millar, editor of Oompher shake on the sale of the motivational website.

OPINION: Teen entrepreneur Jake Millar shares his five top tips for success.

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.

Kiwis okay with online monitoring

New Zealanders are mostly comfortable with their social media being monitored to detect terrorist activity, but not for commercial gain.

New Zealanders are okay with their Facebook being monitored if it catches terrorists - but hate targeted ads.

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".

Warm seas hint at severe drought

Meteorologists are closely watching warm Pacific oceans that reflect the buildup to the El Nino behind the drought of 1997-98.

Ocean temperatures could mean a repeat of the infamous summer of 1997-98.

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.

Christchurch dairies selling Lewis Road Chocolate Milk

Thorrington Dairy on Colombo St are selling 300ml bottles of Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk.

Two Christchurch dairies have the country's most sought-after chocolate milk in their fridges, but it could pose a health risk.

Xero MD gives students time video

AUT business graduate Anna Garrett (L) sits in on a meeting with Xero managing director Victoria Crone and Xero head of accounting Grant Anderson during AUT's Shadow a Leader day.

Xero managing director Victoria Crone gives students a chance to Shadow a Leader for a day.

Deadly chemicals sold in drink bottles

A opened container of herbicide Tordon for sale on Trade Me, against regulations.

People have been selling deadly chemicals in fruit juice and soft drink bottles on Trade Me, despite the fact the practice is illegal.

Miner fails in unjustified dismissal claim

Oceana Gold's Macraes Gold mine at Macraes Flat East Otago in 2005.

Mine worker fired for undermining a strict drug test regime fails in legal challenge bid.

Tiny death rate on controversial shipment

The exporters behind a massive Mexican shipment say they have done their best to reduce stock losses. The shipment of  45,110 mated ewe hoggets and 3224 heifers are being loaded on a fleet of trucks to eventually be distributed around Central Mexico.

A total of 191 sheep and one heifer died during a controversial trip to Mexico.

SFO clears Far North District Council

The SFO has found no evidence of criminal activity at the Far North District Council.

A SFO investigation into the Far North District Council finds failures to follow internal processes, but no criminal activity.

Greeks rally for 'yes' vote

A pro-Euro protestor during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens.

Thousands of Greeks are worried about the prospect of crashing out of Europe's currency union.

Sunny outlook for Hawke's Bay jobs

Pipfruit and tourism have helped boost jobs ads in Hawke's Bay by more than 11 per cent on a year ago.

There is a jobs bonanza in Hawke's Bay from better times for the pipfruit and tourism sectors.

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.

Crowdfunding for Greece

The crowdfunding campaign insists it is not a joke.

Crowdfunding organiser trying to raise $2.6 billion for Greece says it's not a joke.

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.

What now for Greece?

Demonstrators during a rally  in Athens.

With Greece in default on its $2.6 billion IMF loan, what happens next?

Greece in default video

The word 'Yes' in Greek is seen on a sticker as pro-Euro demonstrators attend a rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. Greece's conservative opposition warned on Tuesday that Sunday's vote over international bailout terms would be a referendum over the country's future in Europe, and that wages and pensions would be threatened if people were to reject the package.      REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Last-minute appeals to creditors and a promise to scap a referendum not enough to save Greece.

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.

On being a Woman of Influence video

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

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