Business

Finance company selects AB

Smiths City Finance enlist All Black Kieran Read as a new face for the brand, in an attempt to grow the lending arm of the national retail business.

Farmers hoping for end of big dry

Farmers have been caught out by the speed with which the severe dry conditions have arrived, says one Wairarapa farmer.

Heartland pumping as profit lift tipped

Heartland New Zealand's shares have jumped 6 cents to $1.25 after the small bank raised its forecast full-year profit to $46 million to $48m.

Skills and expertise a trade asset

Associate Trade Minister says our skills and expertise could be as valuable as our products.

Creating the magic

Stables strap Wayne Stables works with some of the biggest names in modern cinema.

Designing a teaching career

Nick Webster is helping students start off in their creative digital careers.

Big care for little babies

Party business is child's play

Calls for rental WOFs

Fresh calls for a checklist for rental properties have been supported by student leaders.

#HouseForSale tweets Henare

He's the so-called Minister of Twitter - now Tau Henare has taken to social media to sell a house.

Home building dips in September quarter

Mouldy flats to be torn down

'Most affordable' housing too costly

Most affordable housing in NZ - Palmerston North's - remains unaffordable for the average earner.

Golden Mile losing its shine

More than eight per cent of the Wellington region's shop space is vacant.

Second bar in liquidation

3C, another bar operated by the owner of Molly Malone's, has closed.

Blocking of demolition a 'precedent'

Tenders sought for old rail site

Fire station's $7.5 upgrade complete

Revamp of Wellington's heritage-listed Central Fire Station wins the praise of its newly returned firefighters.

Why the US loves red Ken

For almost 30 years Ken McDowall worked on Rotokawa Farm at Whanganui, managing the sheep flock and a beef herd for its owner.

Apple growers get the pip

I have a braeburn apple each morning with my breakfast. I love the tangy sharpness of its taste. It could be my Swedish and Anglo-Saxon genes, because I am not alone in this. Apple lovers in Northern Europe buy almost all of our braeburns.

The art of once-a-day milking

Farmers get red pens ready for drought-hit accounts

Farming: full of strategy

A Wairarapa farmer has spent more than 20 years showing Wellington bureaucrats that farmers aren't dimwits.

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