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Sparks fly over 4G ad claims

Spark may go to Commerce Commission after Vodafone dug its heels in over its 4G advertising.

FMA expects to settle with ASB

The Financial Markets Authority expects to reach a settlement with ASB over its future sale of interest rate swaps.

Rental-return firm's new market

Auckland tech start-up offering travellers free car hire and a tank of fuel is revving up the US car rental industry.

SFF lowers debt, makes small profit

Silver Fern Farms has turned around two forgettable years after repaying $99 million in debt.

Fish farmers 'doing damage too'

Mackenzie salmon farmers are discharging waste that can smother waterways, ECan says.

It's strictly semen business

The bull semen extraction process at the Awahuri centre.

Dairy bulls show us what they're made of as LIC collects semen for export at its Manawatu centre.

Campaign targets job security

Meatworkers are being forced out of the industry because of insecure jobs, a union official says.

Colleagues regret Secret Santa calamity

The perpetrator remains a mystery but colleagues of a former Canberra public servant say they regret the affair.

NZX fines Sealegs for rule breaches

The amphibious vehicle maker was censured for not having enough independent directors.

NZ First attacks council prosecution

Party says Waikato Regional Council bureaucrats who prosecuted Bas Nelis should seek employment in North Korea.

Christmas shopping rush sees record spending

Kiwis have spent up large over the last two days before Christmas, resulting in record levels of EFTPOS sales across the country.

US economic growth surges

The US is putting distance between itself and struggling economies around the world.

Aucklanders object to council house values

Almost 10,000 Aucklanders have objected to this year's revaluation figures.

Kelly Tarlton celebrates 30 years

After 24 years as maintenance manager Garry McMurtrie has heard all types of tales; some true, some not.

ANZ and union dispute strike effect

Union says 510 workers are striking, bank says only 110 are taking action.

Worker visas fast-tracked

Visas will be fast-tracked for overseas workers coming to Queenstown ahead of a busy summer.

Silver Fern Farms posts small profit

Major meat processor Silver Fern Farms has turned around two forgettable years.

New internet cable's legal hurdle

Commerce Commission to look into competition implications of Spark, Vodafone and Telstra’s subsea cable.

Spark to Vodafone: quit bragging

Does Spark now have NZ's largest 4G network? They think they might, and want Vodafone to stop claiming otherwise.

ASB settles swaps claims

Bank pays $3.2m to settle withCommerce Commission over allegations it missold interest rate swaps to farmers.

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