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Pascoe family ups Warehouse stake

The owner of Farmers says it is not planning a takeover of the big box retailer.

Lyttelton port worker hurt in fall

Man has suspected broken arm and head injury after falling 2 metres while unloading a ship.

Competition holds NZ power prices in check: EA

Electricity prices are being held and may fall slightly this year, according to the Electricity Authority.

Only 1 in 3 power customers seek to switch

Kiwi consumers are 'relatively passive' about looking for a better deal, despite fierce competition among firms.

Manuka trial has eye on the money

Manuka plantations could be a viable money earner for marginal Waikato hill country.

Kapiti care worker wins pay case against DHB

An Employment Court decision could mean a big pay day for 35,000 NZ workers.

New Zealand hotel prices rise

The price Kiwis are having to pay for a night away is being driven up by the strong economy and an influx of foreign tourists.

Auckland property prices up 13pc: QV

NZ property values rise 6.4pc in a year, half of Auckland's gains.

Inland Revenue pays for trans-Tasman commuting

Inland Revenue is paying for more than a dozen consultants working on its $1 billion "Business Transformation" project to commute between Australia and Wellington.

Talley's Group charged over tuna boat death

Talley's Group charged with failing to ensure staff safety after a man died on one of its tuna boats.

Graeme Hart slips a place on Forbes rich list, Bill Gates tops

Packaging tycoon Graeme Hart falls four places to 195 in Forbes ranking, one of just two Kiwis.

Ferrari again under family control

The Fiat Agnelli family will again control Ferrari as FCA spins the sportscar maker off.

Employment matters: Record payout takes the cake

OPINION: Abuse your employer and get over $150K? The Human Rights Tribunal is sending a strong message.

'Bugman' Ruud Kleinpaste on the Queensland fruit fly

Ruud Kleinpaste explains what home gardeners need to know about the Queensland fruit fly

Petrol prices rise 2c a litre again

Motorists will pay another 2 cents a litre a week after National MPs voted against a probe into fuel prices.

Migrant influx will be housed, says Key

John Key says enough houses are "in the pipeline" in Auckland to meet demand from immigration.

TSB Bank confirms ongoing talks with shaky Solid Energy

Prime Minister John Key is refusing to rule out giving taxpayer cash to Solid Energy.

Public servants could lose out on MP pay change: Andrew Little

Public servants could be stymied in wage rises with MPs pay bump set to match theirs, says Andrew Little.

Personal finance: Rate rises are starting to hurt

I have a sense of fury and powerlessness at the speed my rates have been rising.

Electricity prices to get a trim in Wellington

Most power users in Wellington should see some small relief in their bills from April 1.

Farmers' dry horrors continue

Summer might be winding down but the big dry affecting Waikato is marching on.

Wrestling with angels and redundancy

OPINION: Moral issues that the Pope was recently wrestling with are the very same ones that our courts have wrestled with.

Grape plantings double in 12 years

The area planted in wine grapes has soared 100 per cent in the last 12 years, Statistics New Zealand says.

Canned asparagus source causes stink

Heinz Wattie's has not totally canned the New Zealand asparagus industry, a Hawke's Bay grower says.

Rocket Lab teams with US giant Lockheed

New Zealand's Rocket Lab secures financial backing from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.

Customers want help first, selling last

OPINION: How can you move away from bragging about your product to giving prospective customers genuinely useful information?

Grape plantings soar

The New Zealand area planted in wine grapes has increased by 100 per cent in the last 12 years.

Seeka profit up as PSA effect fades

NZ's largest kiwifruit grower's profit jumps 38 per cent after several years of poor returns.

Trademark fight between Mr Zogs Sexwax, Zoggs ends

Supreme Court dumps long-running dispute between swimwear firm Zoggs and Mr Zogs Sexwax.

Blue Chip's Mark Bryers makes last trip to try to lift bankruptcy

Blue Chip's founder makes one last trip to NZ to try and lift his bankruptcy.

Rude cake baker 'relieved' about record $168K payout

Former credit union staffer who iced a cake with derogatory comments 'relieved and elated' at decision.

Law to change on MP pay rises

Government will urgently legislate to change the way MPs' pay rises are calculated after the latest 5.4pc increase.

Immigration may boost house prices: Treasury

Net immigration numbers are likely to set new records, potentially pushing up house prices,Treasury says.

TVNZ sees $1 million dip in interim profit

But the state-owned broadcaster says it grabbed a bigger slice of a 'weak' TV ad market.

Solid Energy lenders could see more losses

TSB, which has written off a $53.9m loan, and other banks look at a package to keep miner afloat.

Bank of China first Chinese bank to join NZ bankers' group

Bank of China today became the first Chinese bank to join the New Zealand Bankers' Association.

Morton Estate vineyard bought by Lion

Canadian owner sells Marlborough's Stone Creek vineyard to Lion.

Paypal stops processing payments to Kim Dotcom's Mega

Mega has been left up a creek after PayPal stopped processing its payments.

Mexicali Fresh owner buys Burger Wisconsin

The company's "brand dude", Conor Kerlin, says the gourmet burger sector is a hot, high-growth category.

Wine and dine clients the right way

Getting the rules right can really seal the deal when taking clients out for a meal.

NZ terms of trade knocked by dairy dive

Export prices are falling, thanks to diving dairy prices, and import prices are going up.

Greece debt crisis revives doubts about euro

The risk of a Greek exit from the EU comes amid signs the euro zone is turning the corner.

Diligent profit jumps 43 per cent

Cloud software firm profit jumps as it bounces back from accounting and governance embarrassments.

SkyCity extends convention centre design deadline

Casino company formally agrees with Govt to extend the deadline for the design of its new international convention centre.

China cuts rates again in face of weak demand, deflation risk

The cut is the latest effort to support the world's second-largest economy as its momentum slows and deflation risks rise.

Air New Zealand faces trans-Pacific competition

Monopoly on non-stop flights between NZ and North America is under scrutiny as American carriers examine whether to launch services.

Number of new Australian millionaires hits five-year high

Strong equity and property markets boost the number of new millionaires across the Tasman.

Sky's the limit for shrink wrapper

A Wellington builder's $1600 drone has helped him land $400,000 of business in one year.

NZ won't match Australia's new 'country of origin' food labels

NZ's Government has no plans to tighten up product labelling as Australia is threatening after a Hep A outbreak.

Insurers to rule on what makes a SME

Insurers are set to decide which businesses will benefit from new, improved protections for people buying insurance.
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