Panama papers

John Key keeps lid on hidden billions video

John Key has described criticism of New Zealand's foreign trust laws as a media beat-up.

Foreign trusts lobbyists seem to have watered down a NZ bill on better disclosure of the origins of secret cash.

Govt accepts foreign trusts plan video

Tax expert John Shewan has called for a shake up of New Zealand's laws around foreign trusts.

John Key accepts foreign trust rules need a radical overhaul following warnings not enough's being done to counter money laundering.

Judgment day for trusts video

The foreign trust inquiry by John Shewan has helped the Government save face.

NZ's foreign trust regime is a good little earner for some, but time may be running out.

Mossack Fonseca staffer held

Geneva prosecutors led a police raid of Mossack Fonseca's local office in which computer equipment was seized.

Computer specialist at the Panama law firm is taken into custody over huge leak.

Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

World

No show? No meal

Head chef Nelly Robinson of Nel Restaurant in the Sydney CBD.

Meetings, broken bones and other excuses useless as Australian site blacklists 38,000 who missed meals.

'This is war': Seven chief's ex-lover

Executive assistant Amber Harrison, top left, went public with details of a months-long affair she'd had with Seven CEO ...

"Reign of terror" promised by former lover of Australian TV boss, court hears.

Google techs eye Wellington

Google techs are among the 5000 people who have registered with LookSee Wellington.

A free trip to the capital seems to have lured some high-profile techies.

The Switzerland of Pakistan

A man skis in the powder snow at the top of the ski resort.

The Taliban declared skiing "un-Islamic" and destroyed a resort. Now it's back and showing a unique side to Pakistan.

Greeks sink into poverty video

Retired teacher and volunteer Eva Agkisalaki clears tables at a soup kitchen.

After seven years of bailouts, most Greeks struggle to cover costs and many rely on soup kitchens.

Billionaire's superyacht seized

The Russian is said to owe 15.3 million euros on the superyacht.

Russian loses one of the world's largest and most advanced superyachts over unsettled 15m euro bill dispute.

Kraft Heinz withdraws Unilever offer video

A Heinz Ketchup bottle sits next to a box of Kraft macaroni. Kraft Heinz made an $143 billion offer on competitor ...

Third-biggest take over in history collapses after coming up against strong resistance.

Sexual harrassment investigated at Uber

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick.

Uber CEO announces an urgent investigation, after former employee revealed she was propositioned by her boss on her first day.

Facebook gives more paid leave

Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, has announced extended, paid bereavement and sick care leave for employees of the company.

If a family member dies, a Facebook employee will get 20 days off, or six weeks to care for the ill.

Airbnb scams on the rise video

Airbnb and its competitors aren't just giving you the chance to live like a local, anywhere in the world. They're also ...

The six-bedroom "Bondi Beach luxury villa," listed at $780 a night for 12 people, was actually in Florida.

Cafe charges tourists for electricity

Charge for a charge: A cafe owner is making customers pay if they want to plug in their devices.

A grumpy business owner is sick of customers asking to charge their phones, so she's making them pay.

65 isn't old, it's 'pre-old'

Getting old is scary, but most people in their sixties reckon they have a way to go before yet.

How do you fix an ageing society? Just don't consider people old until they're 75, report concludes.

Samsung chief arrested video

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee, arrives at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul.

Jay Y Lee is the first head of Samsung to face corruption charges.

$320,000 fine for Yahoo

Yahoo7 reporter Krystal Johnson bypassed sub-editors and editors and published an article about Mataio Aleluia's murder ...

Website fined $320,000 after journalist's article caused Melbourne murder trial to be aborted.

Seven-year-old asks Google for a job video

Andy Bridgewater is proud of his daughter Chloe's (centre)  ambition to work for Google.

Bean bag chairs, go-karts and slides, sign me up Chloe Bridgewater wrote to the CEO. He replied.

Kiwis caught in Yahoo breach

Yahoo didn't say how many people were potentially affected.

Hundreds of NZ accounts are among the victims of a Yahoo data breach.

Harrods' $138 bottle of water

The ice is melted and bottled by hand in order to "capture the water in its purest form".

Made from melted icebergs, it's said to evoke the sensation of "snowflakes on the tongue".

Wicked 'on notice' in Aussie

NZ's chief Censor last year banning a handful of its most offensive vans from the road.

New legislation introduced in Australia aiming to ban Wicked Campers' offensive slogans.

1.3m Kiwis, 1.2m Chinese

Just 500 Chinese people visited Australia in 1976. Now there's more than 1 million a year.

When it comes to tourism, we've always been Australia's biggest fan. That's about to end.

Wanted: Chocolate taster

25022016. Photo: 123rf.com
Stock Photo - Little cute kid with chocolate on face and hands

If you have a "passion for confectionery", this sounds like a dream job.

Warren Buffett dumps Walmart

Former Walmart CEO Mike Duke admitted in 2012 that his biggest regret as CEO was not investing more in e-commerce.

Investment guru gives a big thumbs down to America's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer, and invests billions in airlines instead.

Uber told to pay driver $14K

A Brazilian judge's ruling that a driver is an employee could have big consequences for the US ride-hailing company.

Brazilian judge's ruling that a driver is an employee could have big consequences for the US ride-hailing company.

Fight for Australia's mega-mine

The Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and 350.org rally in Melbourne against ...

Ticking time bomb or jobs bonanza? Bitter battle over Indian firm's plans to build a A$22b coal mine in Queensland.

NZ's already done a Donald

"Arguably, Robert Muldoon was not as outrageous as Trump. Still, he once punched demonstrators, and stripped naked at a ...

OPINION: Sure, he wasn't as outrageous. But he was rude, frank and once got naked at a cocktail party.

NZ lamb passed off as 'British'

Customers of supermarket Waitrose were angry the chain's NZ lamb ready meals were marketed as "British".

Upmarket UK retailer forced to rebrand ready meals because they contain Kiwi meat.

Domino's - with extra toppings

A calling card for drug dealer 'Smokey' was attached to a Liverpool customer's delivered Domino's.

UK customer given the option to add hard drugs and "much more" to pizza order.

Wall St pushes to new highs

With business apparently back in the driver's seat under President Donald Trump, investors push Wall St to new highs.

With business apparently back in the driver's seat under President Donald Trump, investors boost benchmark index to US$20 trillion.

'We haven't elected a king'

Ivanka Trump - whose husband, Jared Kushner (right), is a senior White House adviser - has stepped down from her ...

US president's criticism of Nordstrom for dropping his daughter's fashion line was "reprehensible", says US ethics lawyer.

Why people rip off supermarkets

Self-serve checkouts are only the latest move in a strategy to squeeze producers, staff and shoppers.

OPINION: No wonder many shoppers view the supermarket giants as faceless food factories that it's OK to steal from.

More shops dump Trump brand video

Not long after Nordstrom dropped his daughter Ivanka's product line, Trump lashed out on Twitter.

Sears, Kmart join other US retailers and no longer sell Trump Home items online.

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