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Scaffolding to blame for failure

Molly Malone’s Irish bar and 3 C Bar former director Ewan Henderson.

Former director of Molly Malone's bar in Wellington claims scaffolding put up by the landlord at his other business led to the demise of the popular bar.

Supermarket given three months to move booze

Newtown New World's controversial storefront liquor display will be moved after years of community opposition.

A Newtown supermarket has been forced to move its storefront alcohol display.

Outlet City expansion planned

An artist's impression of Outlet City's proposed redevelopments.

Outlet City celebrated its first birthday earlier this year and is already planning its next big step in business.

Snappy smartphone bus fares video

Wellington bus commuters can pay their fare by swiping their smart phone, Semble chief executive Rob Ellis says.

Android smartphones can be used to pay a bus fare, taxi and parking with Snapper from Tuesday.

Summerset Group sales record

Summerset chief executive Julian Cook said the retirement village company hit a new sales record in the half-year to June 30.

Summerset has recorded its highest level of half year sales this year.

Arts and Crafts treasure up for sale

This 108-year old concrete block residence in Lower Hutt has been used commercially since the 1950s and is now up for sale.

A piece of Lower Hutt history goes on the market.

Council snaps up Carters site

Porirua Council has bought the Carters site in Kenepuru Dr for ''strategic'' reasons.

Carters hardware site seen as strategic purchase for Porirua council.

Australian watchdog eyes Monster Slide

Monster Slide could face a steep financial penalty as angry Australian customers seek refunds.

Monster Slide has emerged on the radar of an Australian consumer watchdog as angry customers demand refunds from a postponed event.

NZ dollar falls on Greek vote

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors.

Greece's rejection of a bailout offer has sent the New Zealand dollar down to a new five-year low.

No trade-off in marriage equality

Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce believes gay marriage could affect his country's trade with Asia.

NZ trade with Asia has increased since same-sex marriage was legalised, rubbishing Aussie minister's claim.

Living it up on New Regent St

The Christchurch  bar has found a new owner.

Christchurch's New Regent St a strong drawcard for hospitality operators

Tuatara to brew overseas

Tuatara Breweries chief executive Richard Shirtcliffe says the company will start brewing overseas before the end of 2015.

Wellington craft brewer will be making beer overseas by end of the year.

Still a place for print in digital business

MEA Vertigo account manager and marketing specialist Fiona D'Silva has Wellington growth plans for the business.

Software and printing company MEA Vertigo sees a lot of potential in the Wellington market, its manager says.

Wellington business confidence slips

Wellington business confidence has dipped but signs for the long-term are good according to the Employers' Chamber of Commerce.

Wellington business confidence has dipped slightly but it's not a cause for concern, says the Chamber of Commerce.

Organic wines pass quality test

John Bell and Kaye McAulay, organic wine makers and owners of Vynfields winery in Martinborough.

Organic wines are as good quality, with similar yields but cheaper disease control, study shows.

Paraparaumu's Burger King for sale

Burger King's premises in Paraparaumu are on the market.

Burger King's Paraparaumu site is up for sale.

Govt teams up with Australia to woo big investors

Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce says overseas investors are looking for scale

Housing may be rolled up with other infrastructure projects to offer scale to offshore investors

Vicinity snaps up prominent car yard site

Vicinity director Mike Cole outside his Tattoo apartment block. Vicinity has just bought the site where Capital City Motors sits.

Supermarkets are among a string of interested suitors lining up for a prominent Taranaki St site.

Tenders to be called for Trash Palace

Trash Palace ceased operations in April.

Trash Palace could be operating again in a few months.

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.

Business confidence slumps

Business confidence has slipped for the the second consecutive month.

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

Capital got $35m cricket boost

The Cricket World Cup boosted the Wellington economy, with a direct spend of of $35m by visitors, according to PWC.

Visitor spending during the Cricket World Cup injected millions into the Wellington economy, "exceeding expectations".

Dairy factory state-of-the-art gallery

Project Engineer Graeme Walker in the new storage and distribution centre, which is the equivalent size of three rugby fields.

Fonterra's $235 million redevelopment of it is Pahiatua dairy factory is a celebration of the industry's technological innovation.

Auckland building consents hit a 10-year high

Building consents are on the rise nationally but have continue to fall in Canterbury.

Building consents are on the rise nationally, including a record in Auckland, but continue to slump in Canterbury.

Upper Hutt woos big Aussie retailer

Lincraft, Australia.

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

Mojo Coffee set for China

Staff training in the new Mojo cafe in Xi’an, China.

A prominent Wellington businessman partners with coffee business Mojo to set up in China.

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