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Phoenix soft drinks recalled over fears of glass fragments

Hundreds of thousands of bottles recalled, over fears of glass fragments in drink.

NZOG eyes potentially huge Barque oil and gas prospect

NZ Oil and Gas may be on to a huge oil and gas prospect in the Canterbury Basin, but it is still early days.

Computerised fisheries monitoring may see observer numbers halved

Computer monitoring on all boats may replace fisheries observers.

Sir John Todd, head of one of NZ's richest families, dies

The head of one of New Zealand's richest families has died aged 88.

Moa motivates employees by offering share scheme

Moa staff offered shares as incentive to grow the craft beer company.

Richard Taylor's Pukeko Pictures gets new chief

Children's TV production company Pukeko Pictures has appointed a new boss to oversee the growth of the Wellington company.

Heartland New Zealand will update on dairy loans in three weeks

Small bank will update dairy loans next month

Home building consents fall in June

The number of new homes consented in June fell more than 4 per cent on the previous month.

Canterbury rich listers get richer

Canterbury rich listers are getting richer from property and retirement complexes.

DairyNZ predicts $250,000 deficit for average dairy farm

DairyNZ is warning farmers to carefully manage their spending with a looming season deficit of up to $250,000 for an average property.

TPP deal inadequate for NZ dairy

NZ agricultural trade reps say the US stands to be the biggest dairy industry winner in the short term from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Michael Woodhouse promises 'guidance' on health and safety law

The Government is promising to provide "guidance" on what constitutes high-risk and low-risk workplaces.

NBR Rich Lister calls out the super wealthy

The gap between rich and poor is growing. According to Sir James Wallace, it's the rich people's fault.

Wairarapa designer's glueless woollen shoe up for $80,000 international Dyson Award

She grew up on a Wairarapa sheep farm, now she's rebooting fashionable shoes.

Graeme Hart tops NBR's 2015 Rich List

Graeme Hart remains New Zealand's richest man, valued at $9 billion.

Hamilton CBD goes online

Businesses keen to be part of Hamilton's virtual CBD.

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

More than 23,500 new homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes, but the boom is slowing.

New Jetstar service from Wellington to Dunedin, more summer trans-Tasman seats

Jetstar will launch its sixth domestic jet route and add more trans-Tasman seats this summer.

Zara dips toe in NZ waters, a full store may follow

Zara comes to Auckland's North Shore, in a fashion.

Gentrack boss James Docking to step down next year

Auckland software company Gentrack has announced chief executive James Docking will step down next year.

Christchurch finance company sold to Turners

Turners adds to its stable of finance businesses

Briscoes forecasts record half year profit

First half and second quarter sales strong for Kathmandu's would-be suitor, Briscoe Group

OceanaGold's shares on trading halt

OceanaGold Corporation soon to make an announcement.

Contract workers provide boost to southern accommodation providers

Motels are benefitting from an increasing number of contractors coming to Southland for work.

IRD monitoring 20 for possible arrest in student loan repayment crackdown

Inland Revenue looks into 20 student loan defaulters for possible arrest if they attempt to return to NZ.

House of Travel, Nakedbus drop 'opt-out' pricing: Jetstar still defiant

Jetstar increasingly isolated in requiring consumers to untick a box to avoid paying for extras.

Jack Dorsey's harsh criticism of Twitter's previous policies not enough to turn company around

Twitter needs to act fast - simplify its core product and organise news feeds better, analysts say.

Facebook profit slides 9 per cent, heavy spending on investments

Social network owner spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products like Instagram and WhatsApp.

NZ dollar seen falling to GFC levels if US hikes rates

The NZ dollar looks set to fall further as the US central bank opens the door to rate hikes later this year.

Beach towels that repel sand designed in Australia

What do 300 million people who visit the beach each year have in common?

More Kiwi icons added to Grand Theft Auto mod, but the Mongrel Mob is out

More classic Kiwi icons have been added to Grand Theft Auto, but the Mongrel Mob is out.

US Fed leaves door open for rate hike in September

US Fed leaves the door open for a rate hike at its next meeting for the first time since 2006.

Motueka reusable coffee cup wins two environmental awards for IdealCup

A revolutionary new coffee cup made in Motueka has won two major awards in as many months.

Flood-stricken Taranaki farmer says others are worse off

Taranaki sheep and beef farmer wishes he could do more to help his flood-stricken colleagues.

'Technology is the biggest story,' Time magazine editor Nancy Gibbs says

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

From Murupara to Microsoft - Barrie Sheers

Three decades after leaving on his big OE, Barrie Sheers has returned for Microsoft NZ's top job.

Pike River families 'let down' by watered-down health and safety legislation

PM John Key has "let down" the lost Pike River miners with watered-down health and safety legislation, relatives say.

ANZ to top up KiwiSaver for staff on parental leave

ANZ will give employees KiwiSaver top-ups while on parental leave.

Jetstar to Palmerston North: good news

Strong visitor growth could mean good news for people hoping Jetstar will land in Palmerston North.

New court decision in wealthy Christchurch family power struggle

A wealthy Christchurch family company power battle continues.

Live chat: Icehouse chief executive Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton answered questions around start-ups, innovation and funding.

Forestry worker put under pressure for 'impossible' job before death, court hears

The owner of a forestry block where a man was crushed to death alleges the consultants he hired to clear his trees put pressure on the man to complete the work in an "impossible" time frame.

Ryman Healthcare plans new villages for 70% more residents

Ryman Healthcare is aiming to grow resident numbers 70 per cent by 2020.

Abano posts full year loss

Getting out of the pathology and orthotics business hits Abano's profit.

Health and safety reform: it ain’t over till it’s over

OPINION: The Government is promising to "crowd source" advice on regulation in future.

Booze ban for second Wellington supermarket over underage sales

New World Wellington City slapped with five-day booze ban for illegal alcohol sales.

Tex Edwards puts stake in 2degrees for sale on Trade Me

Maverick entrepreneur says he wants to "share the joy" of owning a stake in New Zealand's third mobile network.

Liquidator cleared to sue PwC and David Henderson

Path clear for liquidator to sue directors and auditors linked to a bankrupt developer's property exploits.

Prime Minister John Key calls world leaders in dairy push for TPP talks

John Key is personally lobbying world leaders to give ground on dairy tariffs in the final days of trade talks.

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Filipino migrant worker Joseph Bautista came to Christchurch with his wife and three children. They hope to make the city a permanent home.
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