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Equal pay bid objection dismissed

Groundbreaking bid to establish equal pay rates for women could be worth "hundreds of millions of dollars".

Councillors blast 'corporate welfare'

Auckland ratepayers should not have to pay for a blow-out in the cost of the Sky City National Convention Centre, councillors say.

Port seeking injunction

Lyttelton Port is trying to obtain an injunction declaring the withdrawal of labour by port workers unlawful.

Chrisco contracts under fire

Christmas hamper company is facing court action in Australia over allegedly unfair contract terms.

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

Mouldy flats to be torn down

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

'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

Council considers local housing body

Home building dips in September quarter

House building slows, even in Canterbury, but non-residential building work is close to record levels.

$270k to settle leaky home case

A former building company managing director could face a bill of about $270,000 to go towards Wellington City Council's cost of settling a leaky home claim.

DNZ cashes in on Ngauranga

DNZ Property Fund has raised nearly $6 million from the sale of two Wellington properties.

Huge Kmart store plan for Petone

Developer snaps up Unilever site

Bulk retail potential recognised

Another Petone industrial property seen as a potential big box retail development site changes hands.

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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