'Pre-nup' protection ... for parents

Mums and dads who give cash to help their grown-up children should insist it's protected in case of a falling out, lawyer says.

Quake city recovers its mojo

Developers are revamping Christchurch city centre.

Avoiding Easter's bad eggs

We're spending up on chocolate but is anyone paying attention to ethical production?

Suits you, Sir

Tailor Murray Crane's dedicated following of fashion - and in particular, men's suits - has brought him business success, but he admits, some personal difficulties too.

Investors backing Lincoln University farms

Major companies are putting big money into Lincoln University's growing demonstration and research farms base.

Capital's $80m tower

A new $80 million office block is set to replace the quake-damaged BP House on Wellington's waterfront.

The best thing in sliced bread

For Joseph Janus, you could say that flour runs through his veins.

Off to a flying start 75 years ago

The national carrier that became Air NZ is celebrating its 75th birthday.

Henderson wins extension

Declared bankrupt in 2010

Businessman David Henderson has won a chance to further argue his case against the Official Assignee.

Fans go batty for Laver

The crafting of traditional cricket bats is boosted by two-screen technology.

KiwiRail cost-saving plan 'nuts'

Cash-strapped KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines, which could cost hundreds of jobs, union warns.

Runway funds take off

Mayors are pledging ratepayers' money to help get a longer Wellington Airport runway.

Fonterra adds more milk powder to auction

Fonterra has announced it will increase the amount of milk powder for sale on the GlobalDairyTrade platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction.

Activists in spotlight

A small number of anti-1080 extremists dominate the police suspect list for the infant formula threat.

$1.8m spent on extra land

Cera spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.

Trigger-happy tax critics miss bullseye

OPINION: Critics hitting out at small pieces of the online tax conundrum might do well to spend more time refining their aim, rather than just letting fly.

Cat food linked to slavery ring

Kiwi cat owners who buy their moggies Fancy Feast or Iams branded food may have unwittingly supported a slavery ring in Southeast Asia.

Investor cash sought for trainer

The future of a new training bike has been put to a community vote on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

Tying the knot second time around

If you married young, chances are your estate was not exactly a goldmine.

'Work together' over port

Auckland mayor meets port reps, lobby groups and others over controversial port expansion plan.

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