A boost but not a game changer

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPPA press conference.

After all of the promises, warnings and hysteria, the culmination of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) feels like something of an anti-climax.

TPPA 'bigger than China FTA - business

BusinessNZ Phil O'Reilly claims the TPPA offers a massive export opportunity, although critics warn the detail is still not available, meaning the quality of the deal cannot be assessed.

Business leaders are welcoming the signing of a Trans Pacific Partnership deal, with one claiming it represents a bigger opportunity than the free trade deal with China.

Sweet success in Asia

Matt Whittaker, pictured at the Malaysian launch event, says Skype and email is no substitute for getting on the ground.

Whittaker's mash-ups have been hugely popular here, but Asian consumers have different tastes.

Job losses at Ericsson plant in Porirua

240511 news/business photo  Stacy squires the press. ultra fast broadband. high speed internet.Multimedia communications contractors run out "micro duct" in Barton Street this afternoon. Micro duct houses the fiber optic cables  Rob Barrington (left) and Wayne Llewellin  feeds microduct underground

Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

Harvey Norman shoppers seek legal advice

A Harvey Norman online sale, which was wrongly priced, offered this furniture for $199.

Some Harvey Norman customers are considering legal action against the retailer over an online sales glitch.

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Residential Property

Council buys historic reserve

The hidden inner-city park that Wellington City Council have recently purchased at Flagstaff Hill.

Wellington City Council has bought Flagstaff Hill, an inner-city green space many Wellingtonians probably haven't heard off.

Fewer homes for sale

Higher turnover and demand lead to the lowest number of houses on the market since at least 2006.

'Walled-in' couple speaks out

Manawatu property market spikes

commercial property

Hike in office rents

Auckland and Wellington are among the most expensive cities in the world to rent offices.

Auckland and Wellington are among the most expensive cities in the world to rent offices.

From couches for shared work spaces

Shared office space is becoming a growing trend, according to Bayleys.

Is rent-a-desk the way of the future?

Fairfax on the move

An artist impression of the new Auckland office for Fairfax Media.

The media company's Auckland office move is the latest step in a real estate transformation.

Proportion of working renters growing

White collar workers unable to buy a house near their work are not good for the economy.

Households with one working partner increasingly priced out of housing.

Glulam gets airport's 'kiss'' of approval

Giant columns of "glulam" are erected at the new Wellington Airport terminal extension.

Giant beams of "glulam" are being erected at the new Wellington Airport terminal extension.

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