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Police praised for promoting women

There has been a big increase in the number of women joining the police.

Campaign to get more female cops nets police the top diversity prize.

Insurers get warning

Insurers must regularly supply the Reserve Bank with information about their businesses.

Data provided to Reserve Bank 'not good enough'

How did those housewives get so rich?

Julie Sloane

The Real Housewives of Auckland are enjoying some pretty cushy lifestyles.

Meridian Energy to pay special dividend

Meridian boss Mark Binns says shareholders will be paid a special dividend.

Meridian Energy sells more power at higher prices in New Zealand and Australia.

Trade shortages addressed

Industry experts say the key to reducing the trades skills shortage is recruiting young Kiwis like Gateway programme ...

A campaign to attract young people into trades began this week.

Seabed mining second crack

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Millions of tonnes of ironsand could be stripped from the South Taranaki seabed if Trans Tasman Resources' bid to mine it is approved.

Meeting city growth demands a must

Hamilton mayoral candidate Chris Simpson says city infrastructure needs a closer look.

Hamilton might have to build more than 1500 new houses every year to cater for growth.

Landlords concerned over new loan rules

Palmerston North landlord Shane Storey says new regulations that limit landlords ability to borrow at the same time as ...

Palmerston North landlords have raised concerns over the impact of incoming property investor lending regulations, that have been adopted by banks.

Christchurch section sales soar as Kiwisaver rules relaxed

Construction at the Two Roads subdivision at Woodend, north of Christchurch.

Real estate agents say buyers are jumping at the chance to nab higher-priced properties.

Partner 'wrongly used my name'

Sir Ngatata Love has told the Wellington High Court that his partner Lorraine Skiffington was claiming to represent him ...

Maori leader says it was "not acceptable" that partner was claiming to be acting on his behalf in negotiations.

A coup for canned wine

Misty Cove Wines founder Andrew Bailey celebrates the launch of the brand's canned wine - a first to be produced in New ...

Wine snobs lament, a New Zealand company has canned wine.

Saying no to Easter shifts 'not so simple'

The bill would let local councils decide whether shops should be allowed to open on Easter Sunday.

National MPs should not be forced to vote for Easter shopping changes, union says.

Risk to secret dating photos

A FindSomeone member has found a way to view members' photos that should be hidden.

Photos that FindSomeone members want hidden from general view could be found and downloaded.

Tourism about experiences

Maven Consulting Seed Program director Peter Salmon says tourism is about experience.

Seasoned tourism operators and budding entrepreneurs with ideas came together at Venture Southland to find out what it takes to develop a tourism operation.

Households use less power

Vector has to build a network the size of Hamilton's every five years, its chief executive says.

Declining power consumption one of the issues facing the electricity industry.

Battle to save the bank

Raglan Ward Councillor Clint Baddeley says it doesn't make sense to shut the Westpac bank when there's growth.

Westpac's proposal to close a number of banks around the country has the residents of Raglan riled.

Managing the CEO

Chief executives need performance agreements too.

OPINION: Less than half of organisations have a performance agreement in place for their chief executive.

The $5m bach

This Lawson Homes build in the Marlborough Sounds will compete among New Zealand's best for a national building award.

Marlborough Sounds property in the running for New Zealand's best build.

Problems plague new fire trucks

$20m worth of new Fire Service trucks are plagued with problems.

"They are top-of-the-line appliances and we expect them to be right," says fire boss.

World's tallest cliff swing set for NZ

A giant swing, similar to this one near Taihape, is set to become the tallest in the world when it is built on the ...

A new amusement park-style swing will be so high it required special permission from civil aviation experts.

Hating your job can harm your health

Researchers have found job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s appears to be linked to your health in your 40s.

Loathe your job in your 20s or 30s? That may hurt your physical and mental well-being by your 40s.

Gaffes that got Air NZ

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Air NZ's sex doll scandal wasn't the only turbulent moment in the airline's history.

The gigs are up

With a transition to the internet age, New Zealand pushes for more fibre connections.

Kiwis are surfing more with an increasing need for speed.

Fix for Xero charity issue?

The Association of General Surgeons helps its members access training and fears it may have to spend more time tied up ...

Xero's lack of accounting template tough on charities and its response had been called condescending.

Air NZ boss: All staff let down video

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said bad behaviour let down the entire company.

Air NZ's CEO says images of staff misbehaving at work has let down "11,000 hard working Air New Zealanders".

Fairy clever crafter

Tashi Sprite makes fairy wares, including scarves, belts, cloaks and light shades.

 "I'll see a dress or something in my dream world, when I'm sleeping, then when I wake I get on the sewing machine and create it."

Air NZ saga a 'desperate shame'

Images allegedly posted to social media show Air New Zealand staff behaving inappropriately.

The careers of Air NZ staff are on the line thanks to a social media lapse. Do they deserve the backlash?

Chinese airline to fly to Auckland

Auckland will be the first Australasian destination for Tianjin Airlines.

Tianjin Airlines will fly between China and Auckland three times a week using an A330 aircraft.

Why people flee NZ's cities

Businessman Gary Alway swapped Auckland for Waihi Beach near Tauranga.

Many dream of escaping to a better, more relaxed life. Some do more than dream - and love it.

New chambers for Chamber

Chamber of Commerce CEO Richard Williams welcomes Taranaki businesses to their new location, which would offer more ...

The Taranaki Chamber of Commerce has found itself a new home.

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