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Small business start-up entries open

Business Accelerator judges from left, Emma Thompson, Matt Stringer, Julie Baxendine, Conal Beban. Manoli Aerakis, ...

The Business Accelerator competition has got $35,000 up for grabs for small to medium sized businesses from the top of the south.

Business matters

Jurgen Voigtlander of Liquid Alchemy has released a new line of single malt whisky.

Business happenings from around the region.

Settlement expands liability 'hugely'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners seething at EQC reponse after settlement confirms it must repair to "as new" standard.

90kg pallet falls on retail worker

A pallet weighing between 90kg-100kg fell on Erin Talty's head, leaving her with a brain injury, as well as injuries to ...

The former employee has no memory of the workplace accident which left her with a traumatic brain injury.

Uber stand-off

Uber generic.

Uber may pay the fines of its drivers found to be breaking the law.

Weldon's day in court looms

Mark Weldon in his days leading NZX.

Former NZX boss Mark Weldon faces days in the witness boss as long running battle finally heads to court.

Supermarkets appeal booze laws

Supermarket chains Progressive Enterprises and Foodstuffs North Island Ltd have appealed Hamilton's provisional local ...

The country's two big supermarket chains have filed appeals against Hamilton's proposed new liquor laws.

Waikato property projects celebrated

Waikato and Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards 2016 include this project in the Housing category: Crosson Architects The ...

Holiday homes and retreats prominent in annual architectural awards

Dick Smith's final day

Codie Springer ducked in for some last minute bargains on the final day of trading at the Palmerston North Dick Smith store.

Bargain-hunters and the curious mingled with disappointed regulars for the final days of Dick Smith.

OIO investigating toxic leak claim

Labour MP David Cunliffe says the Overseas Investment Office has "questions to answer".

The OIO is investigating claims the foreign owners of the Onetai station in Taranaki were held responsible for polluting a river in Argentina in 2011.

'Wake-up call' for tax system

United Future leader Peter Dunne says the Government needs to keep working with the OECD on international measures to ...

"We may be a little naive" in assuming foreigners will play by our tax rules, Peter Dunne says.

Retailers scoop up Dick Smith sites

Dick Smith had a range of locations from shopping malls to high streets and large-format centres.

Retailers eye up prime Dick Smith locations.

Big fishing companies tackle Government on Kermadec plan

A snorkeller at Raoul Island in the Kermadecs.

Big fishing companies have joined Maori in opposing in court the Government's plan to create a vast ocean sanctuary around the Kermadecs.

Hammer wielding thieves

Police managed to apprehend two 16-year-olds after the aggravated robbery with a hammer and knife.

Auckland dairy owners fear nothing will stop ongoing series of armed robberies by youths.

Falling out of love with sav?

Australia is one of New Zealand's largest wine export markets.

Are international wine lovers growing tired of Marlborough sauvignon blanc?

Private airfield owners want to spread their wings

The late Max Clear built Te Kowhai airfield near Hamilton in 1967.

A privately-owned airfield developed by one of New Zealand's aviation pioneers is up for sale.

Masterton: top of the world?

Masterton shows off some of its charms during the Wairarapa balloon festival. But is it really "the best town on Earth"?

Wairarapa marketing campaign raises smiles, but townsfolk get the last laugh.

Protester 'won't budge' over $50k bill

Mayoral candidate Penny Bright says she will not pay her rates until Auckland Council opens its books.

Mayoral hopeful Penny Bright now owes Auckland Council nearly $50k in overdue rates and costs.

Skinner denied parole again

Barrie Skinner walks to the dock in the Wellington High Court ahead of his 2012 trial on tax charges. After being found ...

Risk posed by accountant, given longest-ever tax charge sentence, to community still "elevated".

$100m property fund gets initial nod

The Ministry of Education at 33 Bowen St, Wellington.

Fund made up of Wellington office buildings gets OIO approval.

'They just biffed my board' video

Qantas requires all surfboards to be checked in with fragile tags attached to surfboard bags.

Video surfaces of surfers watching in horror as heavy handed baggage handlers throw surfboards on ground.

Housing to-do list is upside down

We know how to fix the housing market, we just need leaders to do it, Shamubeel Eaqub says.

OPINION: The core of our housing nightmare rests on two big things.

Remove sex slogans or pay

Disney was investigating Wicked Campers' use of the Snow White characters on its vans.

Paula Bennett warns Wicked Campers to remove sexual slogans or get the chequebook out.

You're saying these words wrong

According to Ferrero, Nutella is pronounced "ew-tell-uh" and not "nuh-tell-uh" as commonly thought.

Chuck on your "ny-kees" and head on down to "ih-key-yah" in your "hun-day". Understand?

Alcohol sales still on hold

The new Countdown Redwoodtown.

A medical officer has appealed the decision to grant a new Countdown store an alcohol licence.

Wellington dumpster divers

Wellington Chocolate Factory sustainability coordinator Lydia Bennett, left, with Sustainability Trust intern Troy Rossi ...

Businesses digging deep into their rubbish do their bit for the environment.

$1.8m fine over Nurofen claims

The ACCC, Australia's consumer watchdog, said the caplets in all four products contained the same active ingredient, ...

Nurofen maker landed with fine for misleading consumers about its specific pain products.

Caltex sale could hike petrol prices

Z Energy will have to sell 19 retail sites and one truck stop in spots where lack of competition would be an issue.

The AA says the purchaser, Z Energy, is the most aggressive player when it comes to raising fuel prices.

Formless computers of the future

"Over time, the computer itself - whatever its form factor - will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your ...

You've heard of the internet of things. But what about computers that aren't things at all?

Training providers snapped up

The buyers told the Overseas Investment Office they wanted to increase international student numbers at ACG.

ACG set to sell to international private equity firm.

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