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Eight-year-old makes $166k a month

Five-year-old Ashlee (left) and 8-year-old Charli (right) in one of their baking tutorials.

Australia's mini Martha Stewart and her 5-year-old sister rake in huge income thanks to their online baking tutorials.

Many factors in mussel troubles - grower

A mussel boat working on a farm at Kenepuru Sound.

Don't read too much into the slump in mussel production. Growers have seen it all before, says Marine Farming Association president Rob Pooley.

"World class engineering facility" to create 50 new jobs in Nelson

Engineers refit the interior lining and overhead lockers to an Air Nelson Q300 at Nelson Airport.

A new “world class” regional aircraft maintenance facility will open at Nelson Airport next week, creating around 50 high-paid engineering jobs.

Neudorf Dairy for sale

Neudorf Dairy handmade sheep's milk cheeses  Neudorf, left, Richmond Red, back left, and Mt. Arthur.

Award-winning cheesemaker Neudorf Dairy is shutting up shop after 10 years, and just as many awards, in business.

The thin green line video

Dr Grant Smith of Plant & Food Research says most of the microscopic world is scientifically uncharted territory.

Does the New Zealand economy stand with its toes on the biosecurity precipice?

EY returns to the CBD

Artist's impression of the office precinct of the new Ngai Tahu complex.

Ernst and Young is moving back to the central city as an anchor tenant in Ngai Tahu's latest CBD development.

Man in custody over date-rape drug

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A Victorian man who allegedly imported more than 3kg of the date-rape drug known as "Fantasy" has been denied bail in Perth.

Park International Country Club for sale

Up for sale, Park International Country Club.

A Hamilton golf course has closed and is on the market for $3.2 million.

Fonterra drivers promote poppy campaign

Fonterra tanker driver Brent Hopkins, of Hawera, adjusts a poppy on one of the co-operative's 57 Taranaki tankers.

Putting the Anzac poppy on the Taranaki Fonterra fleet of 57 tankers at 3.30am was all in a day's work for driver Brent Hopkins.

Huka Lodge owner loses multimillion dollar lawsuit

Luxury Huka Lodge near Taupo is among the assets at stake in the long-running dispute.

Businessman Alex van Heeren must pay US$25million to the court within 30 days.

Globetrotting design company going places

Jo Pennycuick, managing director and founder of in-demand design company Redesign Group.

A lone design consultant in Christchurch now has offices in four international locations.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Ask the Expert: Avoiding building slip-ups

There's a lot for businesses to consider when they put themselves in the place of both abled-bodied and disabled customers.

Small businesses have plenty to think about getting customers through their doors

Refund after gold trading goes wrong

The unmarked office of Prosper Through Trading, or PTT, in a strip mall at Kumeu, west of Auckland.

Pensioner wins $29k payback from cold-calling software vendor

Hellaby boss to step down

John Williamson, managing director of Hellaby Holdings, is stepping down.

Diversified investment company Hellaby Holdings is looking for a new managing director, joining the ranks of companies on the hunt for new bosses.

Coming season "won't be pretty"

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Milk price fall is the best thing that could happen because it limits European expansion, economist says.

Parents say no spy app

There is concern that parents could monitor their children with out the children's knowledge.

Safety and privacy watchdogs are concerned a new app being sold to keep teenagers safe could be used to spy on them.

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Employers cleared after MBIE probe into Chinese rail workers' 'exploitation', despite no records.

Air NZ bulks up domestic capacity

Air New Zealand's transition from Boeing 737s to more modern, larger A320 aircraft are fueling domestic growth.

Air NZ adds 650,000 seats to domestic network.

Pineapple Heads crowdfunds $200K

Pineapple Heads chief executive Megan Sanders washes her son Jimmy D'Audney's hair. She raised $204,900 via crowdfunding for her Pineapple Heads bath range.

Small business raises $100,000 in final 48 hours.

Global Mode action 'within days'

Lightbox boss Kym Niblock says there would be a silver lining to a legal defeat, but she'd rather be able to buy "exclusive rights" worth the name.

Legal action will be filed in "a few days", television companies say

Airport returns at 'acceptable' levels

Wellington Airport has set its prices targeting a return of 8.4 per cent, which is just within the upper limit of an acceptable range of 7.4 per cent to 8.4 per cent, the Commerce Commission says.

Reduction in landing fees brings it back from chasing 'excessive profits', says watchdog.

CallPlus downplays job fears

The boomerang has trumped the slingshot as another Kiwi brand sells out to the Aussies.

CallPlus' quarter-million customers have little to fear from new owner M2, says an Australian analyst

Lucy Lawless stars in TV horror

Lucy Lawless is starring in a new production being filmed in Auckland

Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless is starring in a major new US television series currently being filmed in Auckland.

LIC partners with Lely Group

LIC chief executive Wayne McNee says the co-operative aims to be a $1billion business by 2025.

The Livestock Improvement Corporation has added another partnership to its list this year as its pushes ahead with its growth strategy.

Call for more irrigation cash

Federated Farmers president .Dr William Rolleston says the government should give more cash for water storage.

Federated Farmers wants Government to give more cash to irrigation schemes to help boost Maori economic aspirations.

Woolworths Anzac campaign creators abused

Madeleine Preece, director of the advertising agency responsible for Woolworths' ill-advised Australian campaign.

Trendy agency behind Woolworths' Anzac campaign forced to deactivate Twitter account after threats.

Things your boss won't tell you

Holidays improve productivity in the long term.. When did your boss last tell you to sit on a beach in Hawaii?

These three things are almost never heard by employees - even though they'd help the whole company.

Leftbrain Group in liquidation

Shane Loomb is the founder of Leftbrain Group which has been placed into voluntary liquidation.

The company which owns six well-known online retailer stores has been placed into liquidation.

New tool lets SMEs find their market

MARKET ACCESS:  A new Statistics NZ portal aims to give businesses easier access to information about their markets.

Statistics New Zealand has launched a new tool helping small businesses find information about competitors and target markets.

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