National

Failures were predictable

market storm

Hindsight is a fine thing, but warning signs foretold the mess finance companies got into in the financial crisis.

Low deposit house hunters rise

mortgage

Banks are still keeping well clear of RBNZ lending restrictions, but mortgages written on small deposits are up.

Sky goes on-demand with Neon

Service aimed at Kiwis who don't currently subscribe to Sky will cost $20 a month.

Back in the black

Terry Serepisos

The former Wellington Phoenix football club owner Terry Serepisos has been discharged from bankruptcy.

Office workers feel the squeeze

office worker

We are all working a little closer together as employers cram in more desks to save on costs, a survey shows.

Plunge for SkyJump owners

AJ Hacket's bungy business takes over Sky Tower's SkyJump and hopes for a leap in tourist numbers.

Air NZ jets put NZ in the red

Survey shows businesses are confident that export orders would pick up in the next 12 months.

The arrival of new Air New Zealand planes left the country with a record $1.4 billion trade shortfall in September.

Auckland commercial values rise

Auckland CBD

Industrial and commercial properties follow Auckland housing's suit with a big jump in capital valuations.

Pike re-entry decision may be delayed

Bernie Monk

A decision on whether to re-enter the Pike River mine tunnel may be deferred to consider more expert evidence.

Short hours ineffective

Liquor

Responsible drinkers would suffer most from shorter off-license hours, marketing expert says.

Airport to get upgrade

Aircraft and passenger facilities at Bay of Islands Airport in the Far North are set to be upgraded.

Relief for fraud victims

Clients of Nelson fraudster Tony Mount feel relieved and vindicated at his conviction.

Lewis Road milk put to the test

CHOCOLATE MILK

A blind taste test puts the coveted chocolate milk at number one for taste - and sugar content.

New recession looming

Generic money

A leading economist warns of a potential recession in New Zealand within two years.

Appetite still strong for land

Scott Mirfin

The sale of two Canterbury dairy farms is at odds with expectations lower payout forecasts would cut investment appetite.

This week's biz quiz

adidas

Think you know all things business? Challenge yourself with this week's Biz Quiz.

Droving bylaw fight

Cattle being driven to town from the Taranaki back-country.

Council asked to ''get out of farmers' hair'' over bylaw proposal that will require permits for the frequent movement of livestock.

Bid for Acurity gets OIO approval

Wakefield Hospital, Acurity

A takeover offer for the Wellington-based healthcare company has passed another hurdle.

Green coke scheme gets crowdfunded

CarbonScape

Marlborough clean-tech company CarbonScape has started a crowdfunding project to start the supply of "green coke" to NZ Steel.

Vincent Aviation in receivership

 charter flight

Wellington-based firm, which has about 30 workers, says it was brought down by its Whisperjet payments.

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