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Independent rebuild reviewer appointed

Independent reviewer to look into rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's quake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

Tractor team recreates famous trek

The Massey Ferguson team following in the tracks of Kiwi adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary 56 years ago has made it to the South Pole.

Silver Fern Farms allowed meat discharge

Silver Fern Farms granted consent to discharge into Waimakariri river, after commissioners placed "little weight" on petition by thousands.

Advance payments show Fonterra's in a tight corner

OPINION: Fonterra's advance monthly payments to its suppliers this spring went unusually close to breaching its end-of-year payout forecast.

Stonewood Homes deny stonewalling couple

A couple who have moved 9 times since the quakes should have been in their new home two months ago.

Owner has investor backing to get Kiwi Regional Airlines launched

The former Kiwi Air owner pushing to get a new airline in the sky says he has all the money needed to get underway.

Aggrieved workers lay wage complaints

Agriculture, forestry and fishing bosses are big offenders when it comes to ripping off workers.

Wanted South Korean boat found in Uruguay port

Fishing boat that owes nearly half a million dollars in fines in NZ is spotted in South America, Greenpeace says.

SMEs vulnerable to phreaking

Small businesses with inadequate phone security are at risk of being targeted by hackers.

The good times are rolling

We look back on 2014 and ask: Is this as good as it gets?

A sign he is getting word out

You admire them from the road. Those handsome signs on the farm gate, beckoning you down the driveway.

Petone bulk retail potential recognised

Another Petone industrial property seen as a potential big box retail development site changes hands.

Budget blowout for SkyCity centre

Estimated costs of SkyCity's controversial conference centre in Akld blow out by up to $128m.

Tough Trade Me debut for Dick Smith Electronics

Dick Smith Electronics has had a bumpy start selling new products on Trade Me.

Opportunity seen in losing sunnies

A bit of Kiwi ingenuity is helping people keep track of their sunglasses.

Connor approved for Acurity takeover

The private hospital firm gains clearance to takeover listed company Acurity.

Chorus plays down court claims

Chorus is playing down the chances of it pursuing telecommunications retailers through the courts

Passenger departure cards could be a thing of the past

Rooting around for a pen and filling out a departure card is one of travel's minor irritations. But it may soon be farewelled.

McDonald's aims to beef up its burger image

McDonald's is on a mission to show its customers how sustainable the NZ beef that goes into its hamburgers really is.

Auckland property market gains expected

Property investors say low interest rates and demand from foreign investors and migrants will keep the market strong.

Kiwi Regional Airlines investors onboard

Kiwi Air founder Ewan Wilson says he has all the money needed to get his new airline flying.

Cantabrians spend up large

Spending is up as the hospitality and retail sectors continue to recover after the earthquakes.

Albany Rose-Garden development gets green light

Auckland Council approves a major apartment development in the North Shore suburb.

Quad bike safety: Farmers starting to feel picked on

Kiwi farmers are uneasy about a $40,000 fine handed out to a farming couple for not wearing helmets while riding quad bikes.

Annual migration hits new record

This year saw the smallest annual net loss across the Tasman since 1994.

Xero executives in further shake-up

The online accounting firm scraps Stuart McLean's chief revenue officer role.

Auckland the best place for jobs

The biggest city fares well but job ads are flat in Canterbury and Wellington.

Cruel Secret Santa ruined my career

Public servant's gift implied colleagues thought his economic modelling work was animal poo.

Copper cloud lifts from telcos

A $180 million cloud hanging over telecommunications companies, including Spark, Vodafone and CallPlus,over copper network pricing has lifted slightly.

Look back before you look forward

It's easy to focus on the things that have gone wrong and forget about the positives.

Lochinver deal worth $88 million

Aspiring Lochinver Station buyer Shanghai Pengxin does now not expect to hear if the Government will consent to the $88 million deal until February at the earliest.

Air NZ exhibition marks journey through time

Airline's past and present on show

A glimpse of the future complements the past at Te Papa's latest exhibition.

Interest hike deemed unlikely

Reserve Bank did not need to lift interest rates this year and may not need to raise them again next year, as low inflation is balancing out growth.

Port industrial strife to continue

Mediation talks between Lyttelton Port and union workers falter.

Rob Strickland's third Edifice company in receivership

Owner of two defunct companies sells off another project, raising concerns assets are being removed.

Kirkcaldies' Milford to take helm of Business Central

Kirkcaldie & Stains managing director recognised that eight years at helm of Wgtn's flagship department store was long enough in retailing.

Couriers charging for absence

National transport firm Freightways has extended its policy of charging for an unsuccessful courier delivery.

Help on offer for depressed farmers

Do not isolate yourself and cling on to hope.

Finzsoft awaits Silverlake Axis offer

Auckland financial software app maker expects Singaporean tech firm to make an offer in the new year.

FMA warning over UK pension ‘press-gang’

Financial Markets Authority is monitoring potentially misleading advertising about British pension scheme funds.

Spark makes a move into sports broadcasting

Spark buys up half the sports-streaming business started by Coliseum Sports Media.

Russia's economic reality shirtfronts Vladimir Putin

The tough-talking Russian President is wrestling a mounting economic crisis that will test his famed resilience.

Southland poachers fined $1100, firearms forfeited

A Northern Southland farmer who pursued two men he caught spotlighting onto his property said the spotlight was turned on him.

Fed confident on US growth

The Federal Reserve offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the US economy.

Spark, Vodafone confirm trans-Tasman cable plan

Vodafone held talks with Hawaiki Cable about its new Pacific communications cable, CEO says.

Rise and fall of financial adviser fraudster Tony Mount

Tony Mount's world came crashing down this week after he was jailed for ripping off clients. Stacey Knott investigates his downfall.

Top five uses for a shipping container

House, bus stop, cafe, mini icream factory - there are oceans of possibilities for these shipping containers.

Arvida slips after NZX debut at 97c

All Black Dan Carter rings the bell to launch the retirement village operator on the sharemarket.

I've disgraced myself. Do I quit?

Can careers survive seriously cringe-worthy moments on the job?

NZ GDP grew 1 per cent, beats expectations

Economy gets a boost for the third quarter, but growth for the year is not spectacular.
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