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Business booming for bus company gallery


A family-owned Tranzit bus service celebrated its 91st birthday last week and is going from strength to strength.

Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Chefs get creative to cook meals

Shed 5, Wellington Waterfront.

A gas fault, two nights in a row, left hundreds of diners in Queens Wharf restaurants hungry and cold as they waited for it to be fixed.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Vega Industries hires senior staff overseas

Omni-Mega beacon’s designed for the famous old Casquets Lighthouse in the English Channel.

 A Wellington marine lights manufacturer is setting the world alight and hiring staff overseas.

Parents say no spy app

There is concern that parents could monitor their children with out the children's knowledge.

Safety and privacy watchdogs are concerned a new app being sold to keep teenagers safe could be used to spy on them.

Airport returns at 'acceptable' levels

Wellington Airport has set its prices targeting a return of 8.4 per cent, which is just within the upper limit of an acceptable range of 7.4 per cent to 8.4 per cent, the Commerce Commission says.

Reduction in landing fees brings it back from chasing 'excessive profits', says watchdog.

New tool helps SMEs

MARKET ACCESS:  A new Statistics NZ portal aims to give businesses easier access to information about their markets.

Statistics New Zealand has launched a new tool helping small businesses find information about competitors and target markets.

Property Council backs runway extension

Property investors have backed the Wellington airport's runway extension as vital for the city's growth.

Property Council says Wellington Airport runway extension is necessary for city's growth.

Matakina Technology sells Volpara Solutions in India

Wellington med-tech company Matakina Technology sold its breast screening technology, Volpara Solutions, in India.

A Wellington med-tech company has expanded its sales into India.

St George's needs love and cash

Reverend Tim McKenzie outside the historic St George's vicarage.

An earthquake-prone heritage vicarage in Miramar could fetch up to $1m, but needs some work.

Zero hour for McDonald's video

McDonald's workers are preparing to go on strike today.

Fast food workers strike after failed mediation over zero-hour contracts - and it's 'just the beginning' says union.

NZ tech scene 'thriving'

Common Ledger co-founder Carlos Chambers.

Wellington-based startup raises $1m, hoping to become another strong NZ tech export.

Battle for houses in Wgtn market

The Taylors spent months searching for a house to buy, finally finding their dream home in Porirua.

Five weeks ago Kyle and Emma Taylor finally found their dream home after months.

Catering firm repaying debts

Other Australian councils are adopting Brisbane's  hygiene rating system for restaurants.

A Horowhenua duo are slowing paying back some of their catering company's debts.

Growth of Commonsense Organic gallery

Commonsense Organics founders Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood say their growth has been organic.

Commonsense Organics founders Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood are opening their sixth store in Auckland.

Former post office fails to sell

The site of the now closed Palmerston North bar Highflyers failed to sell at auction.

The old post office in Palmerston North's The Square was passed in at its mortgagee auction for $3.5 million.

The Global Village Goldsmith

The Inspired management team, from left, chief executive Chris Benham, director Christine Douglas and The Village Goldsmith founder Ian Douglas.

 It has been 34 years in the making but a Wellington jewellery business is dazzling the international market.

High dollar hurting NZ wine business

Sileni Estates Hawke's Bay

Near parity with the Australian dollar has central and eastern winegrowers scrambling to find ways to stay profitable during what they are hoping is a short-term problem.

NZTA sells unwanted properties

The New Zealand Transport Agency recently sold 327 Willis St in Wellington for $770,000.

NZTA sells properties bought for Wellington Inner City Bypass

Kelburn classic returns to market

The Plant family are putting a two storey Kelburn heritage building on the market for the first time in 90 years.

A Kelburn property is for sale for the first time since 1920.

Commercial property investments less liquid

Buying commercial property comes with high risk and high reward.

A fortune can be made in commercial property, but there are big risks.

Surplus hopes fade away

Finance minister Bill English's hopes of a surplus are slipping away.

The Government's account have slipped back into deficit as Finance Minister Bill English all but confirms the hope of a surplus this year has gone.

Taranaki St jail house for sale

Wellington's former Taranaki St Police Station is for sale.

Home of Zibibbo Restaurant and Hashigo Zake craft beer bar for sale.

When the bank reveals your secrets

Having your privacy breached by a bank is seldom a route to riches.

Having your privacy breached by a bank is seldom a route to riches, but the banking ombudsman can award compensation.

Jetstar in luggage mess

A Jetstar plane flew back to Christchurch on Wednesday before luggage was unloaded.

A Jetstar plane headed to Wellington, then flew back to Christchurch with passengers' bags still on board.

Airport not ready to be hub

This manipulated image shows what an extended runway at Wellington Airport might look like.

Without commitment from international airlines, Wellington runway extension could cost ratepayers.

Wellington's the film capital

Disney's Pete's Dragon is being made in New Zealand.

Film-making jobs are being scorched, despite the government throwing a dragon's den of gold at the business.

Former Bridgecorp director granted parole

Bridgecorp's Rob Roest in the dock.

Rob Roest, who had claimed he was 'something of a victim' in the finance company collapse, will be released this month.

Porn link may not lead to dismissal in NZ

Work emails shouldn't contain links to porn sites.

Accidentally sending a link to a porn site in a work email is not always grounds for dismissal, an employment law expert says.

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