Business

Migration boom continues

Record levels of people coming to New Zealand could give the housing market a second wind.

$18k fine for putting staff at risk

Builder ignored request to stop work and had workers re-roofing a house with no fall protection.

Price claims fool shoppers

Aussie consumer watchdogs crack down on businesses making false or misleading 'was/now' price claims.

Sir Bob buys his 'prettiest' building

Sir Bob Jones buys Auckland's SAP Tower for $97m in one of the year's biggest deals.

Big care for little babies

Neonates need a special type of care.

Party business is child's play

Catriona Tipene combines her love of acting and being a big kid in her children’s party business.

Healthy snacking is here

Looking for leaders

'Ghetto' waiting to happen

A Wellington developer has sparked a fight with residents over a multimillion-dollar project that will see three-storey rental apartments in the suburbs.

Caught short: NZ underinsured

Properties nationwide are underinsured and could leave homeowners facing a hefty bill after a disaster.

Council considers local housing body

Hutt house prices up

Mouldy flats to be torn down

Leaky state homes in Wellington will be torn down after Housing NZ decided refurbishment was too costly.

PwC building still leaking

One of Napier's newest buildings has leaked in the seven years since it was completed, and it still fails to meet Building Code requirements.

Waikanae set for growth

AGENTS selling two large blocks of prime development land at the northern edge of Waikanae are expecting keen interest because they believe the area will benefit from the Northern Corridor roading projects.

Bunnings sets sights on Te Puni Mail Centre

Convention centre punt

Hutt hotel gets go-ahead

Council gives consent to ten-storey apartment and hotel development for central Lower Hutt.

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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