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Protesters in chains at Clandeboye

Protesters outside Fonterra's Clandeboye factory believe the company should use wood chips instead of coal.

Protesters have chained themselves to a gate outside the Fonterra plant at Clandeboye to prevent deliveries of coal.

Boosting tourism in Te Anau

Air Milford operations manager and pilot Antony Sproull with his airline's first paying passengers between Queenstown ...

Air Milford introduced a new scheduled flight from Queenstown to Te Anau that could bring tourism to the region.

Craft brewery on the move

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Martin Townshend of Townshend Brewery relaxes with his dog Frog.

Townshend Brewery is moving from the small shed where it all began to a bigger, busier site.

Auckland affordability slides

A new survey has grim news about the  cost of houses in New Zealand.

Auckland is the fourth least affordable housing market among 92 major global cities.

Water plant lies dormant

Miracle Water in Hastings has not extracted water for four months.

A huge bottling plant has not extracted groundwater for months because it can't find suitable packaging for Chinese market.

Consumer tests kitchen benchtops

When renovating the kitchen, it's important to factor in how resistent to damage your choice of benchtop is.

Consumers has attacked nine different benchtops with knives, weights and scouring pads to see which is best.

Bill English on Trump

Prime Minister Bill English isn't expecting an invitation to the White House anytime soon.

The PM says he's not expecting an early invite to the White House.

Trustees put on the spot

Marlborough Electric Power Trust trustees at the 2017 AGM, from left, John Cuddon, chairman Ross Inder, Ian Martella, ...

Yealands acquisition, gender balance and social responsibility discussed at power trust meeting.

Dirty dumpers outed on Facebook

The CampNZ Facebook page is using graphics like this to remind freedom campers where not to "go."

A Facebook page set up to encourage responsible freedom camping has outed a couple seen dumping effluent into a camp ground drain.

Daily chart: Recruitment

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How many recruitment consultants are there where you live?

Inflation could push up rates

A sharp increase in the price of petrol is expected to push inflation to the highest level since mid-2014.

A return of inflation this year will add pressure for the Reserve Bank to raise interest rates from record low levels.

Fillosophy brews a crafty future

Abe Fisher, owner of craft brew retailer Fillosophy filling one of his plastic riggers which will soon be replaced by ...

Craft beers offer a new market sector for beer barons, and help boost regional economies, as well as tasting good.

Homeowners who hate high prices

For many young people the key to their own home is out of reach.

OPINION: Many homeowners unhappy about high house prices.

Bill shaved, not slashed

Development contributions charged for the DKSH warehouse in Railway Rd, Palmerston North, have been shaved by resource ...

Developers wanted a bill slashed by more than 80 per cent. They got a fraction.

Globelet plans city rollout

One of Globelet's cups in use.

A Kiwi company aims to help cities rid themselves of disposable drinks bottles.

White House plugs Melania's business

This may be the first time a trademark adorned a First Lady's biography.

This may be the first time a trademark adorned a First Lady's biography.

Ace tennis experience for $24k

Premium tickets with private security and the best seats in the house are still available for the Australian Open men's ...

Hefty price tag for luxury as Australian Open serves up premium seats, food, drink and security.

Racist potting mix?

Yates has no plans to change the branding of its 'Black Magic' product range.

A Kiwi gardening company sells a "Black Magic" product, but insists it's not meant to be offensive.

New Waiheke house for Hotchin

Hanover Finance co-founder Mark Hotchin is selling two Waiheke Island properties to get on with other things he has to do.

Finance boss has been spotted in the Auckland area sparking rumours he is returning to New Zealand for good.

The rise of Chinese freedom travellers

Christchurch company Welcome Aboard finds Asian visitors make up about half those taking its punting trips on the Avon ...

Thousands of Chinese visitors are flying in to celebrate Chinese New Year. Amanda Cropp reports on big changes in the way they travel.

Welcome the era of populism

Nobody knows yet what effects Donald Trump's presidency will have on the world economy.

OPINION: 2017 is the beginning of the new order of populism, but we have little idea how it will unfold.

Wine Condoms coming to NZ video

18012017 Business Photo: SUPPLIED. American mother-son duo - Mitch Strahan and Laura Bartlett - have invented the Wine ...

A condom for your wine bottle? Sounds like a bit of a stretch.

The opportunity of incontinence underwear

Confitex co-founder Mark Davey is passionate about public policy and has also just been elected onto the Waitemata local ...

Passing by good opportunities is not something Mark Davey does and this has stood him in good stead as his incontinence underwear business Confitex expands overseas.

Dancing Sands toasts success from kiwi products

Ben Bonoma is expecting a big year ahead for his disillery's gins and rums.

American distiller Ben Bonoma is on a mission to make New Zealand famous around the world for its gin.

Five friendly focus points

Getting on top of stress is key to improving performance at work and in business.

Five things to focus on for a successful 2017.

Kiwi circus show goes on

Zirka performers practice before a big show.

Circus is a family business, which is the secret behind its Kiwi renaissance.

Parents face rising school 'BYOD' costs

It's likely children starting school this year will go through at least three "devices" during their schooling, not ...

Devices like Chromebooks and notepads on back to school shopping lists.

The perils of regifting

A hand-knitted pair of neon legwarmers? Really, you shouldn’t have.

Enough time has passed to ditch those unwanted Christmas presents, but you’ve got to be a bit sneaky.

Fashbae's founder Bridget Thrackwray

Fashbae founder Bridget Thackwray has big plans.

Leaving home for London aged 17 was supposed to be an adventure.

January, the motivating month

Martin Hawes says motivation and new habits can be formed in weeks.

You should not underestimate the power of setting goals, says Martin Hawes.

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