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Mainfreight optimistic

Mainfreight Founder/Executive Chairman Bruce Plested (right) and managing director Don Braid (middle, right), meet shareholders at the Mainfreight AGM held at Villa Maria Estate, Auckland.... Trucking and logistics firm Mainfreight says all regions of its global business are expected to outperform last year's result.

Hart's assets on block

Graeme Hart The country's richest man mulls selling three businesses that could bring in almost US$10 billion.

Trade Me changes property fees

TradeMe Trade Me has partially backtracked on controversial fee changes it tried to impose on real estate agents last year.

NZ helps protect Pacific fisheries

Pacific Islands Forum NZ is committed to monitoring illegal fishing in the Pacific, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

Ready to energise

Quinn strap For Jenn Quinn, it's all about trying what grabs her interest and ignites her passion. It's lead to a very varied CV.

Making her own career

Fifi Colston can make cleverness out of almost anything.

Xero out to woo British recruits

Skills gap worsening

Pong puts off Petone shoppers

stormwater drain Raw sewage is causing a stink for Petone business owners, the body corporate and the council.

Wages low, housing high

House prices are ballooning out of kilter with low wage increases as house affordability dives.

Another 15,000 residents for city

Farewell Fareham

House values dip

A lack of pressure in the Wellington region's housing market saw average house values dip slightly in the last three months.

Prime sells office block

Craig Investment Partners Waterfront office block that figured in recent legal dispute over quake strengthening is up for sale.

Tower block planned for High St

There are plans to turn the former BNZ building in Lower Hutt's High St into a multi-story apartment block.

MBIE's $60m makeover

Share offer for chunk of Petone site

Top green rating

Two years of careful monitoring of energy use has paid off for Wellington's largest office block.

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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