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Former mayors back bailout of Marlborough's ASB Theatre

Former mayors think the council should bail out Blenheim's cash-strapped theatre and write off its $5.1 million debt.

Free pregnancy tests on Hamilton street

A business in Hamilton is giving away pregnancy tests outside their shop but not everyone is happy.

CAANZ forms alliance with global accounting body

The partnership will help both groups increase their reach and offer value for members.

'Cloud' technologies prompt Search & Surveillance Act review

They could be allowed to look for information that suspected criminals share through social media.

World's largest uncut diamond could fetch NZ$121.9 million at auction this week

The "tennis-ball sized" stone is to go under the hammer at a public auction, in a break from tradition.

Britons clean post offices out of Irish passport application forms

Britons are so desperate to cling onto EU citizenship, they've cleaned post offices out of Irish passport forms.

The top tenth of Kiwis hold well over half of New Zealand's wealth

The top 10 per cent of Kiwis hold 60 per cent of the country's wealth, and the gap is growing.

Brexit brings some benefits for Taranaki people

Taranaki has sold out of its pounds as people in Taranaki rush to buy up the currency.

Kmart on the hunt for Invercargill premises

A Kmart opening in Invercargill could benefit other retailers, First Retail Group managing director says.

Italy plans $75.69 billion rescue of its financial system

Shares have collapsed on the Milan market as Brexit aftershocks shake Europe.

Stepdad who failed to divvy up dead partner's estate declared bankrupt

A Wellington man who used his stepchildren's inheritance to buy luxury items has been declared bankrupt.

No fast track on money-laundering law in wake of Shewan report - Key

How urgent is an extension to anti-money laundering law?

New Zealanders' credit card habit costs $2m a day

Too many Kiwis are needlessly racking up substantial credit card debt and paying off the bare minimum each month.

Kiwi firm makes a better computer mouse

Christchurch's Swiftpoint to ship super-high-tech mouse by Christmas.

A building that houses a five-star cat motel in Hamilton is on the market

The Hamilton building, which houses the cat motel, goes to auction on Thursday.

Air New Zealand wins international and domestic airline of the year

Kiwis have voted, and Air New Zealand has more trophies to add to its growing cabinet.

Port Waikato campground with 'glamping' and budget housing potential for sale

A traditional coastal camping ground with development potential to become a multi-faceted accommodation venue, is for sale.

Te Aroha medical hub on the market

The land and buildings housing one of the biggest medical hubs in the Waikato has been put on the market.

Why you should quit your job ... soon

About 80 per cent of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. These are the signs it's time to find somewhere else to work.

HIBS students make helping charity their business

Their t-shirts might be pricier than what you'd find at downtown stores, but the guys at Granville Street are pretty happy about that.

Sharemilkers find it harder to buy their own farms

It's served the dairy industry well, but the model faces an uncertain future with ownership becoming harder.

After 150 years, Jack Daniels finally credits slave with whiskey recipe

After 150 years, whiskey maker admits that a US slave was behind its fabled recipe.

The Misprint Co turning waste paper into notebooks

A Wellington startup wants people to think about repurposing paper before recycling.

Late pay for Jetstar NZ staff after ANZ bank glitch

A technical issue means staff will be getting their wages later than usual.

Countdown, home of unexpected deals

Where do you go for trolley derbies, bullies and Sonny Bill's phone number? Countdown!

Proposed 2.99 per cent rates increase in Queenstown Lakes District

Rates in Queenstown Lakes District could be 3 per cent higher due to proposed investment plans in transport and community facilities.

Cromwell lifestyle village fast-tracked to meet "huge" demand

Plans to build a lifestyle village in Cromwell have been fast-tracked because of "huge" interest from people as far away as Australia.

South Canterbury woman gives IRD scammer a serve

A woman's reaction to a call claiming she owed IRD $4k had a scammer begging for mercy.

MPI lost in translation on research funding

Scientist Doug Edmeades has a quibble about the MPI's definition of research funding.

Does Tasman District Council's commercial activity add up?

The Tasman District Council has its finger in many commercial pies. Cherie Sivignon takes a look at the portfolio.

Zero pest company trials new ways to wipe out predators at Marlborough Sounds track

Pest company creates a "virtual barrier" of bait stations and traps to eradicate predators on conservation land in Marlborough Sounds.

Brexit: Why everyone panicked and sharemarkets plunged

Brexit has unleashed a kind of contagion which was last seen during the financial crisis of 2008.

VW emissions scandal: Company to make record US$15 billion payout

Volkswagen settles its emissions cheating scandal case with the highest compensation by a carmaker in US history.

Govt considers new exemptions for foreign buyers of sensitive NZ land

The Government is looking at new exemptions for foreign buyers of NZ's sensitive land.

Battle to change Network Tasman Trust deed flops after lengthy consulation

Network Tasman backs down on contentious proposal to remove industry-appointed board member.

Budget blowout at Mapua Wharf 'necessary'

An overspend of almost $500,000 at Mapua Wharf was "necessary and prudent", says a council report on the matter.

Brexit: Global sharemarkets continue to tumble

Britain's shock vote to leave the EU roils global markets for a second day, hammering US and European banks.

McKenzie and Willis developer Richard Peebles questions timing of legal action

The man behind $50m McKenzie and Willis redevelopment questions the timing of legal action from Christchurch's "big players".

Brexit: S&P downgrades UK's credit rating by two notches after vote

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's strips Britain of its top credit rating as the pound and shares tumble.

Cas Carter: Jingling along to the jingle bell rock

OPINION: What has happened to advertising jingles that stuck in your head?

Pound slides to 31-year low as Brexit shock deepens

Brexit deals a fresh blow to the sterling, as shares tumble on government uncertainty.

Goldman Sachs tips post-Brexit UK recession within a year

It's likely to happen within a year, with the decision also set to stunt global growth, say top economists.

Marlborough councillors want to take control of ASB Theatre

Councillors call for theatre trust to be dissolved, and for mayor Alistair Sowman to resign over embattled theatre project.

Southland silica receives interest from Asia and United States investors

Venture Southland is taking steps towards developing the silica industry in Southland. 

Marlborough's ASB Theatre needs $5m from council to pay off loans

The council is faced with paying off more than $5m after it guaranteed loans from the ASB Bank and Rata Foundation.

Falling pound could give Kiwi online shoppers more clout

Kiwi shoppers could bag a bargain on UK websites in the coming weeks, thanks to Brexit.

NZ Post electric vehicles not suitable for Wellington: Mayor

NZ Post's new electric vehicles are not suitable for Wellington's footpaths, says the city's mayor.

John Key to implement 'most' Shewan report recommendations on foreign trusts

John Key accepts foreign trust rules need a radical overhaul following warnings not enough's being done to counter money laundering.

President Donald Trump a bigger worry than Brexit, but before that bogeyman rises...

OPINION: If Brexit scared the world's markets, something else could terrify them.

Teen's initiatives create job opportunities for Horowhenua youth

After starting a successful online job site, Liam McLeavey is expanding to help provide even stronger "pathways" into local jobs.
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