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Business with $1 reserve cleans up

Chris Scott says he wants the market to determine what his cleaning product business is worth.

A cleaning product business listed on Trade Me with a $1 reserve has hit $36,000 with five days to go.

South Port appoints new director

Claire Kearney

South Port's new director says the company has the opportunity to support regional growth.

End of Airbnb in New York?

A new law means short term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

A new law means short-term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

'Craft crisps' on the rise

Novel flavours and shapes of "craft crisps" are driving Kiwi's growing appetite for chips.

We Kiwis love our chippies - to the tune of $150m a year. Yes, million.

Call to raise the pension age

Balclutha octogenarian Doug Bond training for a recent bike race shows how retirement can be a state of mind.

Retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell once again tackles one of New Zealand's sacred cows.

Probe into 'shonky' steel wanted gallery video

Lawyer Adina Thorn has more than 100 unhappy home-owners signed up to a class action suing over steel mesh used in their ...

More than 100 sign up for class action on dodgy steel mesh in their new homes, sparking call for government inquiry.

Specific designs delivered

Skellerup chairman Sir Selwyn Cushing turned the first sod for the company's new factory at Wigram in November 2014.

The development of a new Skellerup factory in Christchurch is an example of how developers work with clients.

Female lawyers worth less video

Law student Isobel Pepper says it's worrying that she could end up earning less than the males in her class even though ...

After five years in the workforce, women lawyers command just 80 per cent of what their male colleagues get an hour.

Who broke the internet?

PayPal disrupted during attack.

There is a large, ongoing denial of service attacks affecting well-known companies like Twitter, Reddit, PayPal and Spotify.

Boogie Wonderland in liquidation

**** NIGHT CLUB 4 ---? SUNDAY STAR TIMES--- Tripping the light fantastic at Boogie Wonderland. 17/08/04 Picture by David ...

Saturday night's not the night for dancing after demise of popular Wellington hot spot.

Siblings snap up Dotcom mansion

The mansion previously leased to Kim Dotcom boasts 12 bedrooms, seven ensuites, a vineyard and tennis court.

New owners of $32.5m mansion revealed as Kiwi millionaire brothers and sister.

Poles apart

Orion assured people its poles were ok.

Orion is assuring the public its electricity lines poles are safe after an investigation was launched in Dunedin.

When PR stunts go bad

The light bulb sent out by Weight Watchers was meant to "boost the mood" in bedrooms.

Weight Watchers' misguided campaign to promote body positive image among women "ill-judged".

'Worse than leaky homes'

Hundreds of new houses are being built in new developments on the fringes of Auckland, Christchurch and other cities. ...

Take a building inspector through the soon-to-be city of Flat Bush in Auckland, and watch his hackles rise.

Toilets flow the wrong way

Property developer Augustine Lau has again been slammed by the Environment Court, this time about houses where waste was ...

Controversial developer hauled back before the courts after his houses' toilets were found to be flushing directly into a waterway.

Why regional airfares suck

Smaller planes are more expensive to operate than jet aircraft.

It's cheaper than ever to fly to London - so why is it still so hard to get anywhere from Invercargill?

Skills shortage hurting small firms

James Richardson of Sonder Leather says he has been searching for a skilled staff for the past three months.

New Zealand businesses are struggling to find workers with the skills needed to fill vacancies, so they're changing their tactics.

Mission to resurrect Westport video

Mayor Garry Howard hopes efforts to reinvent Westport's economy will encourage more visitors to the town.

Meet the man behind ambitious plans to reinvent a struggling West Coast town's economy.

Infidelity: naughty but necessary?

​Today's consumer style of "fun" unfaithfulness carries bouncy new names like "married flirting", "married dating" or ...

Infidelity has become big business. But can marriage survive one partner’s urge to “feel alive again”?

'Sad day' for Pumpkin Patch

A lack of capital was putting the company at risk, according to a notice on the NZX.

The NZ children's clothing company has too much debt and is struggling to stay afloat.

Auction for Sol Square building

179 Tuam St, the main block of Sol Square, is for sale.

Sol's Square's main block will go under the hammer at a mortgagee auction next month.

$65.5 billion tobacco deal

British American Tobacco proposes to merge with rival cigarette company Reynolds.

British American Tobacco offer to buy rival Reynolds American in a gigantic cash-and-stock deal.

A dog, a ute and a radio gallery video

Gideon Couper: "I just see a variety of repairs that would boggle your mind."

You too can make a mint as a builder in post-quake Canterbury. All you need is a dog, a ute and radio.

Microsoft's Satya Nadella to visit

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will visit Auckland in November.

The tech boss will speak in Auckland next month.

$100m city apartment boost

By the end of 2018 the $100m Pinnacle apartments, pictured, and the adjacent Victoria St Precinct apartments will bring ...

New complexes will add an extra 1000 resident to inner-city Wellington.

Buy a share of NZME building

NZME is a high-profile tenant.

Second big office building in complex offered for syndication.

Chef selling central city restaurant

Harlequin Public House is up for sale.

Christchurch chef Jonny Schwass is selling his Harlequin Public House restaurant and bar in the central city.

Spy McSpyface - wine not? video

Spy Valley Wines viticulturist Adam McCone at the Wairau Valley vineyard the company is looking to name.

Marlborough wine company latest to ask public for ideas on a new name. That's risky business.

Crackdown on 'poor' student flats video

Fourth-year University of Otago student Conor McFarlane says his flat isn't worth more than $100 a week in rent.

Govt inspection of Dunedin student flats finds mould, damage, poor insulation and rotting floorboards, but they missed the fleas.

AA Smartfuel too smart for some video

When loyalties join: AA Smartfuel has merged with Countdown's Onecard.

AA's partnership with Countdown brings the card to new users, so how do you get the best benefits?

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