Easter laws are archaic

Time to re-examine our holiday trading?

NZ's shop trading laws are one of the last bastions of religious tradition, union strong-arming and pork-barrel politics.

Second sexual assault

There are fears a serial sexual offender is targeting women in central Wellington, after two attacks in the same area less than 24 hours apart.

Another lot of buses burned in arson

bus burning Go Wellington has defended the security at its Karori depot after a second suspicious fire in five months destroyed two buses.

Serepisos assets on the block

Receivers are selling bankrupt developer Terry Serepisos' waterfront portfolio.

Shooting victim dies

A 42-year-old Gisborne man will appear in court tomorrow following the shooting of a 39-year-old man in the city.

Greyhounds 'a bloodbath'

Three greyhounds were destroyed after suffering injuries during a single race meet.

Post box targeted by thief

nz post A mail box outside the Featherston Post Office has been robbed.

NZ winning the war on meningitis

Doctors say meningitis could be almost entirely eliminated in NZ as early as the end of 2015.

Warning after Terrace sexual attack

'Staggering' cat numbers in study


Shakeup could hurt Mallard

Trevor Mallard appears to be the big loser in Wellington from electoral boundary changes.

English upbeat on Genesis sales

Genesis Funds raised through the partial sale of Genesis Energy may be lower than they could have been, with taxpayers getting good value only "on average" over the sales process, the finance minister has admitted.

Strong debut for Genesis

Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.81 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

Labour market takes off

BNZ names new chief executive

Mark Powell

Warehouse more than simply red

The Warehouse Group draws increasing income from sales not made in those iconic Red Sheds.

Adviser defends Collins

Judith Collins A senior Beehive adviser has taken the unusual step of going public to back her minister, Judith Collins.

Cunliffe misses green-light moment

For the third time in 18 years, Winston Peters seems destined to decide which major party gets to form a government.

Peters stirs pot over dinner date

ACC will pay out

deborah coddington

NZ 'dodged bullet' on Brash

A former colleague of Don Brash has slammed him as a racist and a chauvinist.

The adjustment bureau

Open plan office A work move has Craig Cliff fondly revisiting ghosts of offices past.

Sales a case of opportunity lost

The state-owned asset sale process has done little to foster a new culture of investment at a time when the Government and the Reserve Bank lecture on the dangers of overinvestment in bricks and mortar.

Resisting time-poor parenting

Easter laws outdated

easter bun

Easter laws are archaic

NZ's shop trading laws are one of the last bastions of religious tradition, union strong-arming and pork-barrel politics.

Review: Hugh Laurie in Wellington

hugh laurie Hugh Laurie won the audience over instantly with his schmooze, his schtick. We were there to see the actor famous for Blackadder and House having a go at music. And he knew that. He told us.

Lego Movie a blast

Yep. Five stars. The Lego Movie really is that good.

Insightful, compassionate - perfect

Council funds punk art

nz idle

Wisdom for the work-shy

The endless slog on the factory floor, a job you hate, unbearable colleagues and a boss you would happily avoid - welcome to the workforce.

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding If for some crazy reason you have leftover hot cross buns this Easter, here's what to do with them.

Pants-splitting humour

Being named New Zealand's best comedian pleases the family but is as precarious as being prime minister.

History of Hobson St

Finding success in failure

beef rendang

Recipe: Beef it up

Unseasonably warm weather plays havoc with meal planning.

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Public being taking for ride

Lydia Ko We, the taxpayers, are putting more and more of our hard-earned Kiwi dollars into elite sport, but no one has asked us if we are happy about it.

Hurricanes smash the Blues

The Hurricanes have beaten the Blues 39-20 in Wellington tonight to seal another fine win.

More than optimism required

Saints take on Nuggets

Andre Taylor

Canes rediscover flair

Having defied all predictions to level the ledger, the Hurricanes may have now turned the corner.

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