Union merger gets a yes

Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national secretary Bill Newson said the vote in favour of merging with the Service and Food Workers Union was a significant step forward for the NZ union movement.

EPMU delegates vote in favour of a merger with the Service and Food Workers Union.

Sheep industry celebrates its best

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer, 2 Cheap Cars, says it will sell Japanese vehicles such as the popular Toyota Corolla for thousands of dollars cheaper than official New Zealand dealers.

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Sunny outlook for Hawke's Bay jobs

Pipfruit and tourism have helped boost jobs ads in Hawke's Bay by more than 11 per cent on a year ago.

There is a jobs bonanza in Hawke's Bay from better times for the pipfruit and tourism sectors.

New player in dairy goat industry

Matthew and Sarah Bolton and established the goat milking venture Oete Farms and formed a supply partnership with New Image Group Nutritionals who will process the milk into infant formula for the Asian market.

A NZ-based nutritional products company has formed a supply partnership to make a push into the dairy goat infant formula industry.

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Residential Property

Apartment tenants left in the dark

About half the 140 apartments in the Century City complex in Tory St have lost power for the night.

About 70 apartments in the Century City block face a night without power.

Council eyes land grab powers

Wellington City Council wants the power to grab land in a quest for affordable housing.

Half-baked housing plans won’t cut it

State houses sold for a song

Commercial Property

Upper Hutt woos big Aussie retailer

Lincraft, Australia.

The big retailer touted to move into Upper Hutt's The Mall is revealed.

Dutch delights at cosy Herbertville inn

Remote pub's transformation attracts thirsty locals and lost tourists alike.

Wellington's 171 Featherston St, one of a growing number of office buildings sold in the Capital

Precinct sells Wellington building for $76m

Another big Wellington office building is sold, the fourth big deal in less than a month

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