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Wellington's housing crisis plan video

An architect drawing of the proposed replacement of Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook.

Wellington City Council reveals plan to build 750 homes to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

National wades away from water woes video

Prime Minister Bill English and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announce their new targets for clean waterways.

OPINION: Fresh-water targets designed to 'inoculate' National against key election threat

'Ah so' ad dropped

2 Cheap Cars fielded a raft of complaints about its "Ah so" ad.

Car dealership 2 Cheap Cars pulls ad, after complaints it made kids swear.

Insurance halt after fires

Fires burn in the Port Hills above Christchurch, looking westward from Sign of the Takahe.

Port Hills fires prompt insurers to temporarily stop writing policies for new business in some areas of Christchurch.

Kiwi fashion icon pulls out of US

Cooper walks out with a model following the COOP show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2014.

Dame Trelise Cooper's bold, colourful designs are no longer being sold on the ground in the US.

Business summit on growth

Mayor Andrew King said transport issues were the "big elephant in the room" for Hamilton.

The business community has been chastised by city officials for failing to contribute to growth discussions.

Tauranga hints at another North Island hub

Port of Tauranga says its improvements are paying off.

Port of Tauranga still in expansion mode.

Minto alarmed at possible asset sale

Talks over ownership of the architecture award-winning bus interchange are still going on between Crown company Otakaro ...

Christchurch's bus interchange could be a blue chip property investment but it seems unikley to happen

Shareholders back PM over pay

When he was still Finance Minister, Prime Minister
Bill English told the NZ Super Fund that if it hiked Adrian Orr's ...

Shareholder lobby group says PM right to speak out amid "spiralling" executive pay.

Social club swindler sentenced

Daniel Paul Benseman was ordered to complete 125 hours of community work when he appeared in the New Plymouth District Court.

He dipped into the social club fund 50 times and used a cheque to buy booze. Problem was, it wasn't for the social club.

Bank teller stole thousands

A bank teller stole money from the bank's cash room, including hiding some down her shirt.

A bank teller stole more than $4000, including $320 she stuffed down her blouse.

New water target 'challenging' video

Environment Minister Nick Smith announces new swimmable fresh water targets.

The Government wants 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers to be swimmable by 2040.

Merger decisions 'not linked'

When it comes to controversial mergers, it's two down, one to go, for the country's competition watchdog.

Commerce Commission chairman says merger applications being treated on their individual merits.

Fish kill costs firm $39,000

A culvert pouring toxic chemicals into the small waterway in Paeroa.

Chemwash Hamilton Ltd released toxic chemicals into the Paeroa stormwater system, killing eels and banded kokopu.

130 Warehouse jobs likely to go

The Warehouse is making job cuts.

The Warehouse makes deep cuts at head office level.

Merger appeal like 'root canal' video

Generic pic to illustrate Vodafone NZ Sky merger story

Sky TV has to 'focus on business again' after merger with Vodafone rejected.

Crying over lousy milk season

New Westland Milk Products chief executive is leading a major restructure of the underperforming cooperative.

It's crunch time for Westland Milk as it tries to restore financial fortunes with a sweeping restructure.

Tyre kingpin restricted video

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

What's next for Sky customers?

Sky TV's proposed merger with Vodafone NZ has been torpedoed by the country's competition watchdog.

The merger is dead, but Sky - with its sport stranglehold - isn't going the way of the dinosaurs yet.

Dairies stop selling kids fizzy drink

CR Dairy in Eltham has agreed to not sell sugary drinks to students before 9am on school days.

Two Taranaki dairies have agreed not to sell kids sugary drinks on school mornings.

Businesses demand more

Tim Reed, chief executive of MYOB, says businesses expect what they want "to just happen".

Just being accounting software is no longer good enough, MYOB's chief executive says.

Visitors will pay under rates plan

A trip to Auckland could get even more expensive soon.

The cost of accommodation in Auckland will go up, if city council plan goes ahead.

Fake name for fraudster

John Fagan, leaving the Palmerston North District Court in 2013 when he was charged with fraud.

Self confessed "armed maniac" used a false name to peddle Manawatu property deal.

Units for Qtown workers proposed

Artist's impression of what 40 one- bedroom temporary units for workers at Queenstown Country Club will look like, ...

40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.

Boom in tank jobs

Crown Sheetmetal finance manager Blair Cowan, left, and general manager Andrew Horton in the Marlborough workshop.

Tank manufacturer more than doubles workforce to get wine companies ready for harvest.

Dreamworld deaths spur $53m loss

An ordinary day quickly turned into a nightmare for Dreamworld last year.

Fatal Australian theme park disaster and the closure that followed sees owners out tens of millions.

Startup scores with football app

MY F.C. co-founders Sam Jenkins (left), Mike Simpson (centre), and Sam Jasper.

Three Auckland innovators are trying to unite the global football community through their start-up phone app.

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milksolids in its latest forecast update.

Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Sweet spot for Kiwi travellers video

271116.News.KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ. Generic. Wellington airport. Air New Zealand takeoff. Fiji Airways.

Heavy competition has meant great ticket prices but this might be as good as it gets, warns Air NZ.

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

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