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Connor Healthcare appeals Commission decision

Connor Healthcare appeals Commission Commission decision declining clearance

Tax changes broadly right, says BusinessNZ

Huge proposed changes to the tax system are welcomed by a business advocacy group but Labour says they are late and vague.

Top farm workers command high salaries

The top 25 per cent of farm workers can command much higher salaries than average earners in the sector.

Housing consents weak for third month in a row

Home building plans are disappointing for the third month in a row, despite a record migration boom adding to housing demand.

New Zealand must not be held back by fear - Treasury boss

Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says foreign investment shouldn't be feared.

Pineapple Heads CEO Megan Sanders on capital raising mission

Kids bath time product range Pineapple Heads turns to crowdfunding to raise capital.

Auckland Port opponents still poised for action

Groups opposing expansion of Auckland’s port say they aren’t popping the champagne yet, despite planned comprehensive study.

Trade Me helps test rescue drone

There's a lot of hype around using drones for commercial deliveries but they may have more important uses, Trade Me boss says.

Dismissal justified where employee fails to attend counselling

This summer, the Employment Relations Authority confirmed an employer’s ability to dismiss an employee for failure to attend and complete an alcohol counselling course.

IRD scrutinises online sales

Trade Me recently revealed that in 2012 Inland Revenue requested information relating to nearly a million customers.

Waikato farmers put Fonterra on notice

Waikato farmers are putting Fonterra on notice and eyeing up a move to its competitors after its latest disastrous pay announcement.

Animal testing of cosmetics ban proposed

Govt moves to ban animal testing on "finished cosmetics products and ingredients" - even though there is no known example in NZ.

Neighbourly passes 100,000 members

More than 100,000 people have joined Neighbourly less than an year after its launch in June.

McDonald's New Zealand keeps eye on all day breakfast trial in US

McDonald's New Zealand is interested to see how an all day breakfast trial goes in San Diego.

Liquidators consider suing Albany Heights lawyers

Liquidators may pursue the lawyer that handled funds for the controversial Auckland development.

Young shoppers don't plan to abandon physical stores

A survey by researchers CBRE shows that bricks and mortar shops are still popular with the young crowd.

Tuatara's Wellington brewery snapped up for $1 million

Brewery building changes hands

The building where the Tuatara Brewing Company recently opened its new tasting room is understood to have been sold to for $1 million.

Hope King starts production at Auckland factory

A Chinese ex-pat businesswoman is showing manufacturers the way, making electronic components for export to China.

Educators mobilise to bring tech to kids

Primary school children in remote and disadvantaged communities are getting a taste of robotics, 3-D printing and virtual reality from trainers touring the country in a high-tech bus.

Canterbury mayors attack Air New Zealand plans

The axing of direct flights from Christchurch to Tokyo is a 'major blow' that will cost the economy millions.

Company director John Sorensen accused of misusing power

A businessman involved in several NZX listings has been accused of misusing a director's powers in trying to extract $6 million from a shareholder.

Economic confidence on the rise

New Zealand may have lost on the field, but in business we are the "Sultans of the upswing" according to a bank survey.

Fewer people working long hours

The proportion of people with jobs working 50 or more hours a week fell to 20 per cent in 2013.

RMA reforms set to be delayed

Winston Peters' victory in the Northland by-election could delay changes to the Resource Management Act by six months.

Semble launches mobile wallet app

Snapper joins new mobile wallet app, Semble, which lets your smartphone act as a debit card.

SuperLife takes controlling stake in Energy Mad

The Auckland superannuation and insurance company has increased its stake to 45.6 per cent.

1080 threat: Labour slams police investigation speed

Police have taken too long finding the person responsible for threatening to contaminate infant formula with 1080 poison, says Labour's biosecurity spokesman.

House building consents fall in February

House building consents fall in February

Hillend managers won't face charges after smoky burnoff on Sam Morgan property

Managers of Trade Me founder's high country station have escaped prosecution over a smoky burnoff.

Cold-calling pests get heated response

An 86-year-old woman has been called six times in two weeks by heat pump cleaning firms.

Air New Zealand ends Christchurch Tokyo flights

The airline is pulling its last remaining long haul flights from the mainland city.

Supermarkets stay vigilant over 1080 baby formula threat

Supermarkets still vigilant over threat to lace baby food with 1080 as blackmailer's deadline looms.

IT pioneer's hard work brings strong growth, rewards

A foosball table, dart board and flat screen TV sit among a circle of desks and couches at Nelson's BlueBerry IT.

Kirkcaldie & Stains appoints Philip Shewell as acting CEO

Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains has appointed Philip Shewell.

Masala restaurants fined for exploiting migrant workers

Auckland's Masala has been ordered to pay $10,000 by the Employment Relations Authority.

Logging firm Waimea Contract Carriers calls in administrators

Waimea Contract Carriers in administration owing $14m, with 120 jobs at risk in Nelson and Blenheim.

Tax changes to affect 'everyone'

Everyone will be affected by an unprecedented overhaul of the tax system, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says.

Proposed Wellington air control tower to lean into wind

Airways NZ applies for resource consent for 32-metre air traffic control tower with 12.5 degree lean.

Shopping laws rile retailers

Easter trading rules seen as 'a mess'

Blenheim store owners are frustrated that Easter trading laws will again see them miss out on one of Marlborough's most lucrative weekends.

Fire crews contain ammonia spill at Port of Timaru

Firefighters have isolated a hazardous ammonia spill at the Port of Timaru.

Kiwi hits record high against Australian dollar

The last time the NZ currency was on par with the Australian dollar, Norman Kirk was Prime Minister.

Migrant workers at risk as rebuild firms go bust

Some Filipino migrants who paid thousands in fees to come to Christchurch are being left without jobs as rebuild firms go bust.

How to keep your startup on track for success

OPINION: This phase sets the scene for the future of your business so good decision making and cashflow management are critical.

Rain brings some relief to farmers

A number of game-changing rainfalls over the past two weeks have brought much-needed drought relief for South Canterbury farmers.

Gravel-diggers land-banking Christchurch supply - claims

Construction firms are "land-banking" the region's best gravel supply to block competitors, an industry representative on an Environment Canterbury panel says.

How to survive Easter

OPINION: What's the Easter equivalent of the Grinch who stole Christmas? Quite probably me.

Synlait Milk posts $6.4m net loss for first half

Synlait Milk has posted a $6.4m net loss for the first six months to January 31.

Stop spending on marketing

OPINION: You need to stop spending on marketing, and instead look at how you can invest in acquiring new customers.

Canterbury businesses take a longer strategic view - survey

A significant number of Canterbury businesses are now taking a strategic view on how best to grow, according to an employer survey.
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