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Government tops up Southern Response funding to $1.5b

The Government has pledged a further $250 million to Southern Response in its Budget.

Chef sacked for allegedly offering P dismissed unjustifiably, ERA rules

Head chef of a restaurant on the Kapiti Coast fired for allegedly offering P to employees unjustifiably dismissed

Thai hotel group buys Auckland's Metro Suites for $11m, rebranding as Metropolis Avani Residences

Metro Suites bought by Thai-owned Minor Hotels, as it expands its Avani brand.

Kiranjit Singh left paralysed after workplace accident on Karaka farm

Kiranjit Singh was always "hard-working and sporty". Now he's paralysed from the neck down. 

Inner Mongolia firm wants to give back to New Zealand racing industry

Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry has sent thousands of horses to China.

‘Vague’ timeframe for urgent $70 million upgrade to Auckland bottleneck Lake Rd

Long-awaited solutions for one of Auckland's worst bottlenecks have been revealed, but when they arrive is another matter.

Electricity prices get a jolt as Transpower puts lake levels on watch

Bought electricity at spot prices? Well that money-saving option may backfire over the state of South Island lake levels.

Mum takes fitness business from High Country to the world

A busy mother of three who lives rurally in "the middle of nowhere" is celebrating the success of her online fitness business on the feet of its one year anniversary.

Insurers cry foul over new levies and taxes hiking house insurance costs

Insurers protest over being made to collect ever-more tax for Government.

Massive Kapiti subdivision set to swell beachside village by more than half

Massive 850-lot development in Waikanae could be just the start, says mayor.

Fidget spinners recalled for dangerous loose battery

LED light fidget spinners with loose battery compartments could be a choking or burn hazard.

New Zealand homes chewing through more internet data than ever before

Average home is chewing through more internet data than ever before, and is set to double by the end of 2018.

We run the ruler over the Government's family income package

With a weekly boost of over $150 for some - but just $30 for others - the Budget paints a varied picture for Kiwi families. We run the ruler over the family income package.

Central Otago District Council to consider independent report into economic impact of ORC's proposed water plan changes

The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.

Budget 2017: Nine years of spending under National

Government spending is increasing, but as a share of the country's output it continues to fall.

Another 250 homes proposed for Wanaka

Developers continue to fill in bare urban land as Wanaka's population booms.

Potential removal of Viaduct loading zones rattles local businesses

A proposal to replace an inner city loading zone with a cycleway has not gone down well with Viaduct businesses.

Liquidators win first round in Sentry Hill fruit winery court hearing

The liquidation saga of Sentry Hill Winery is heading to trial.

Wage growth certainly wouldn't be described as hot, Prime Minister Bill English says

Bill English will believe skill shortages exist when wages are significantly increased.

Otago Regional Council's u-turn over use of 'Gypsy Day'

It's deemed too offensive so a new name for Otago sharemilkers moving cows to farms is needed.

Australian directors hit with $651 million compensation order, fines, bans

It is believed to be one of the biggest compensation orders relating to a company collapse in Australian history.

Urban planner Rachel de Lambert is shaping the city she lives in

Landscape architect and urban planner Rachel de Lambert

Sisters look back over 40 years of service at bank

Not many people work in one job for 40 years, but both of these sisters have and they have some advice to share.

Retailers welcome low-user power scheme review

System was designed to help poorer families. Is it just lining the pockets of the better-off?

Independent commissioners hear pros and cons of Taranaki's first wind farm plan

Taranaki's first wind farm was first proposed for Waverley 10 years ago.

A photographer spent 25 years documenting rich people - here's what she learned

What do you learn after documenting the uber-loaded for over 25 years?

Winton BNZ hours reducing

BNZ is changing its Winton branch opening hours as the bank grapples with the rapidly changing banking world.

Wind mast to assess 'potential' of Woodhill Forest

Winds sweeping across the north-west will now be monitored at Woodhill Forest.

Lower credit rating means more costs for smaller banks

Lower credit ratings mean it costs more and may be more difficult to raise funds for some institutions.

Coromandel couple start over after March flood

A couple's dream job is over in the aftermath of the Coromandel flooding.

Northland's Marsden Estate owners selling award-winning winery

Marsden Estate helps Northland vineyards make over 70 different wines, and is looking for a new owner to carry on the business.

First home buyers question how the Budget helps them

The Government has promised 34,000 new homes in 10 years but what about the first home buyers of today?

Stop Wellington? Threat of bus driver strike action could cause commuter chaos

Commuter chaos could be on the way as Wellington's bus drivers reject pay offer from new boss and threaten to strike.

Dunedin mansion turned lodge hits market

Built by a Dunedin surgeon, this B&B harks back to a bygone era.

First Timaru mayoral forum discusses Canterbury's future

Everything from welcoming immigrants to Canterbury to promoting business, education, tourism, and different forms of transport will be discussed.

BizDojo moving into Xero building, Xero move across the street

The online accounting software firm's waterfront building will become the new home of BizDojo.

Warning of global pension time bomb - US$70 trillion savings gap is growing

Around the world, many people are in for a shock when they retire.

Supreme Court rules investor in Ross Asset Management has to repay $454K

Investor told to repay some of nearly $1m he withdrew before fraud was uncovered at the firm has his appeal dismissed.

Technology companies feature prominently among Wellington Gold Awards finalists

Finalists of the 19th annual Wellington Gold Awards have been named.

Labour and Greens split over Budget tax cuts despite joint 'fiscal responsibility' deal

Budget tax cut plan divides the Opposition, with Labour against it and Greens and NZ First in favour.

Cheal buys ISPS Consulting Engineers

Three staff with structural engineering expertise have joined the Cheal's Taupo office.

Mark Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads that automation will take jobs, and it's up to millennials to create more

Facebook founder tells millennials: "It's time for our generation-defining public works. Let's do big things."

Fairfax and NZME to appeal merger decision

Media giants to appeal Commerce Commission decision blocking a bid to merge.

Smoothie-maker smooths the way at Business North Harbour expo in Auckland

Bicycle-powered smoothie-maker powers interest, as business expo exhibitors get creative.

$1.6 billion Waterview Connection's mystery opening date a 'few weeks away'

NZ's biggest-ever roading project could finally open next month, bringing relief to Auckland motorists.

Man is suing Hershey for US$5 million for 'under-filling' his box of Whoppers

A US customer wants the chocolate maker to pay for selling people fresh air.

Bungi Backpacker 'family' forced to move out for new Queenstown hotel

Long-term Queenstown backpacker residents "forced to leave home" as their hostel gets demolished to make way for a $60m hotel.

Fish farm assistant manager 'devastated' by illegal release of 6000 salmon

Salmon farm assistant manager devastated when he realised business had been target of vandalism.

Winery or 'weedery': US vineyards rip up grapes, switch to pot

Ripping up some of their grapes to offer 'wine and weed' could save some US grapegrowers.
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