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Town Hall deal expected

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Victoria University School of Music look set to become long-term tenants of ...

Council hopes to reach deal with NZSO and School of Music to restart strengthening works.

The 'Viagra' of carpet video

Dying for something different? NZ Yarn can oblige with "out there" colours like this bright orange.

NZ company targets high fliers with a carpet that doesn't lose its oomph.

Celeb chef fires up in Wellington video

MasterChef New Zealand judge Al Brown is opening Best Ugly Bagels on Swan Lane in Wellington later this year.

One of the founders of Logan Brown is expanding his bagel business into the capital.

Tourism industry hot over DOC funding cuts

The Tourism Export Council said stricter enforcement of concession fees for visiting scenic spots such as the pancake ...

Tourism industry leaders are worried that lack of funding will continue to severely handicap the Department of Conservation.

Bankers slam blogger's 'victim filter'

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler, whose decisions have been repeatedly attacked by former colleague Michael  ...

Michael Reddell expected thanks for revealing a Reserve Bank leak. Instead, he was privately slammed him as "reckless"

Craft brewery Panhead sold

Former Panhead Custom Ales owner Mike Neilson plans to continue  brewing for the company.

Wellington beer maker Panhead has been snapped up by a global brewing giant.

These emojis are ka pai

Emotiki, the first Maori emoji keyboard, will be available free in mid July.

150 icons from piupiu, to hangi, poi to taiaha are represented in a distinctly Kiwi keyboard.

Investment back at pre-GFC levels

CBRE New Zealand senior director of research Zoltan Moricz says private investors were the most active investors during ...

Commercial property investment has surpassed pre-GFC levels, new research shows.

'Playful' office block wins big

Aglionby House in Lower Hutt was awarded a gold award at the 2016 New Zealand Commercial Property Awards.

Aglionby House - an industrial building, with dynamic angles - wins gold at national property awards show.

Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Big spending caught short video

150316. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Generic. Public toilets.

OPINION: Government's $2.1 billion infrastructure plan to help park your car and go to the loo.

Strawberry Farewell

Strawberry Fare co-owner Katy Pearce who has worked at the restaurant since 1993.

It's time for Strawberry Fare to say "Tira-miss-you" to its loyal customer-base.

Big increase in waste charges worry businesses gallery video

Christchurch manufacturers say a big increase in trade waste charges could drive some businesses offshore.

Weta extends collectables

Weta Workshop collectibles head of department Leonard Ellis, left, and concept designer and author Daniel Falconer who ...

Weta Workshop is expanding its line of miniature models after demand from collectors to create scenes.

Technology Valley re-branded

Hutt City councillor Chris Milne, left, and National list MP Chris Bishop want the re-branded Technology Valley group to ...

Technology Valley to foster the Hutt Valley's science, manufacturing and research sectors.

Leaky home fund closing

190415. News. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ.  Dean Derwin's leaky Newlands home is demolished in one hour.

Money's drying up for owners to repair leaky homes, despite warnings the problem's far from over.

Capital to feast on Lions video

Lions fans Declan Hourihan and Doug White enjoy a drink at Wellington's Arizona Bar after the second test against the ...

Wellington's already bracing for the Barmy Army to arrive with dry throats, empty tummies and open wallets.

BOP tops economic scorecard

Bay of Plenty's housing and construction market has helped it secure its status as top performing region, ASB chief ...

Bay of Plenty's housing and construction market has helped it secure its status as top performing region.

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

NZ needs more hotels

Research shows most guests prefer hotels that are 4 star and above, and we need a lot more of them.

Our main tourist centres will be short thousands of rooms in 10 years if more hotels aren't built.

Porirua factory hopes for better future

Chorus boss Mark Ratcliffe was one of the guests of honour when Ericsson first opened its Porirua factory in 2013.

Swedish specialist cabling firm takes on factory's 19 remaining staff.

Office space oversupply coming

JLL research director Justin Kean says the commercial market for office space in the three main centres, Auckland, ...

Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch have been pegged for an over supply in office space.

Can't insure but wants to pay more

Former Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt is in line to receive a 15 per cent pay hike as chairman ...

Ratepayer-backed insurer wants to hike directors' fees by 15 per cent, even though it can't write new business.

Casualty of a $30m legacy video

Waywood Furniture owner Rick White believes he is being bullied out of his workshop after the death of former judge Ian ...

He's paid the same rent for 31 years. Now his benefactor's died and he's being "bullied out".

No action against bar directors

The company behind Parrot and Jigger, Whistle Stop and Station Cafe Casino was placed in liquidation in 2015, running up ...

Liquidators will not take action against Lower Hutt bars after investigating if they were trading while insolvent.

It's time to run a kingdom

The app allows users to create a "virtual kingdom" by running, jogging or walking with their mobile phones.

"One day - I think we were in the pub - we asked ourselves 'what would it take to get us to go jogging more?"

Kirks exits lease, rejects Ron

After more than 150 years on the Wellington high street, Kirkcaldie & Stains is now no more than a cash shell.

Former retail icon says it is worth about 49c a share more than Sir Ron Brierley is offering.

Serepisos firm owes $38m

One of Terry Serepisos' former companies has been wound up, leaving debts of $38 million.

Despite selling all of its assets, Terry Serepisos' Century City Ventures is wound up with a big shortfall.

Connecting people living with bladder cancer

Siobhan Bulfin, Melon Health CEO.

A Wellington digital health company is making information more accessible for bladder cancer patients, while creating a forum for patients and family members.

Mining social media gold gallery video

This image of a Chinese visitor doing Skydive Auckland will feature in an Auckland Airport campaign on Chinese social media.

Camera happy Chinese tourists are a social media bonanza for savvy NZ tourism operators.

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