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Google techs eye Wellington

Google techs are among the 5000 people who have registered with LookSee Wellington.

A free trip to the capital seems to have lured some high-profile techies.

Carterton approves Easter trading

Carterton's main street, which will be busier on Easter Sunday in the future.

Shoppers needn't stay home on Easter Sunday, the Carterton District Council has decided.

Cobb & Co eyes Porirua

Cobb & Co is making a comeback around the country.

The home of NZ's first McDonald's is keen to bring back family friendly Cobb & Co, but not everyone's impressed.

Post uniforms become bags

Habiba Orabi proudly shows off a bag she made.

A practical way to reduce plastic bag use.

Leak delay blamed on traffic

Authorities have denied a delay in fixing a leak in a quiet York Bay street resulted from the need for a traffic ...

Woman told a leak could not be fixed without a traffic management plan.

Security breach still out of public reach

Corporations in New Zealand do not need to report if their data falls into the wrong hands.

Australia has passed data breach legislation, when will we?

Time's up for parking vandals video

Numbers like these on car parks in Wellington's CBD are being chipped off, and the council believes businesses are to blame.

Wellington's business owners are sabotaging sensor car parks to get free parking for customers.

Record apple season

Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive is looking forward to a big season.

Apple growers prepare for record harvest.

Thousands lost in building sale

Property developer Ian Cassels.

As property prices surge nationwide, one council loses thousands on real estate deal.

A luxury lodge fit for royalty

Greenhill Lodge has won an accolade as one of the best small luxury lodge's in the world.

Hawke's Bay's historic Greenhill Lodge which once caught the eye of the Queen Mother is looking for a new owner.

Clean up gathers momentum

An apartment building in Pantin, France. In New Zealand, the apartment and multi-unit property sector is not waiting for ...

Apartment sector gets voluntary course which aims to rein in body corporate ''cowboys''.

No Chinese Garden in 2017

Images of the proposed Chinese Garden. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the garden was not likely to happen in the ...

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester does not see the garden as a priority.

Begging now a business

A Wellington retail group says the "gorilla man" in the central city uses different tactics to get money, such as a ...

Wellington's beggars have a roster, and are using plenty of quirky tactics to maximize their take.

Bank closure 'disaster'

ANZ Molesworth Street, Wellington has been closed since the November earthquake.

ANZ Molesworth Street closure is "disappointing" for an area in need of recovery.

Bang for Budget buck

Infrastructure and modernising tax are the two critical areas of spending of this year's Budget surplus, Kirk Hope says.

OPINION: Investing in infrastructure and modernised tax would give us good bang for the buck from the budget surplus.

Station Village upgrade finished

Vanessa and Brent Ayton celebrated Valentine's Day at the all-you-can-eat barbecue.

Lower Hutt's premier entertainment precinct gets a major upgrade.

Council cashes in on demolition

Southern landfill waste manager Adrian Mitchell at the asbestos disposal area. Asbestos burial contributed to $3m ...

Wellington City Council has pocketed an extra $3m from demolition waste being sent to landfill.

CBD businesses back in video

Fix Wellington area manager Josh Stratton is mucking in with workers to get its Courtenay Place premises ready for ...

Around 10 quake-affected inner-city businesses are able to return after weeks of disruption.

Beach bistro for airport

Plans for Wellington Airport's proposed container bar next to the Spruce Goose cafe, at left, in Lyall Bay.

Airport container bar proposed for Lyall Bay.

Job ad explosion in NZ

A worker at Ullrich Aluminium which is struggling to get the right staf

Kiwi employers urged to broaden their shortlists to help stave off staff shortages.

Student hall gets quake work

Boulcott Street residents are unhappy with the noise levels coming from students from the nearby university hall.

Students displaced amid earthquake fears

Tapping into tech talent

To continue to grow and compete globally, the technology sector needs world-class talent.

Opinion: Our tech sector has huge potential for growth. That's why Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency is actively searching out world-class tech talent to bring to the capital.

Apples hit record price video

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Golden delicious apple with a blushing French cousin.
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A short supply after 'weird summer weather' pushes up the price, but more are on the way.

Bitter 10-year fight costs house

Harcourts' agent Lou Newman said there had been "quite a lot" of interest in the house which has harbour views.

Court orders sale of prestige Wellington house to cover $1m legal debt racked up in business fight.

CentrePort worker dies

The man worked at CentrePort in Wellington. He died two weeks after a workplace accident.

Wellington port workers in shock as colleague dies from head injuries sustained at work.

Ashton Kutcher digs NZ's 8i video

Actor Ashton Kutcher is one of many investors in Wellington company 8i.

Wellington technology company raises $37 million from investors, including celebrities, to fund new hologram app.

End in sight for Auckland office shortage

Auckland's office crunch has sent rents per metre skywards in the downtown area.

Auckland office vacancy hits a two-decade low.

PFI makes record profit

143 Hutt Park Rd, one of PFI's Wellington assets, bought for just over $15m in 2014.

Portfolio gains and high occupancy yield bumper result for PFI.

Review could bin recycling crates

Jez Partridge believes that recycling encourages people to take an interest in environmental issues including the amount ...

Lower Hutt's rubbish review could lead to changes in recycling.

Battle of the op shops heats up

Sue Bramwell, marketing manager for Christchurch's chain of Nurse Maude Hospice Shops, says they offer affordable ...

Charity op shops are smartening up their act in the face of fierce competition for customers.

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