WorkSafe to investigate trampoline parks after rise in injuries

Safety inspectors are visiting trampoline parks across New Zealand after a spike in trampoline-related injuries.

Red Bull heirs: The Thailand family with 11 billionaires

Reclusive duck farmer who started world's biggest energy drink has left wealth to 11 family members.

'Zombify your pizza': Hell Pizza to start serving brains for free

Halloween is coming, so there's no better time to embrace your inner zombie.

Milk powder scam raises questions about Fonterra, expert says

It's not good enough to simply export a product and then keep your distance from consumers, expert says.

Venture Up youth accelerator heading to Auckland

Two major Auckland organisations have stepped up to back Wellington-run Venture Up business accelerator.

Omakau Hotel named New Zealand's best country pub

Central Otago has New Zealand's best country pub - an establishment that delivers food to sick clients, leftovers to bachelors and drives 600km to get patrons home.

Corkman Irish Pub: Developer's illegal demolition of historic pub doubles value of land

Men who illegally knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne Irish pub doubled value of land overnight.

Thousands of NZ customers switched power company through winter

Many households found new players offered better deals this winter.

Bitter lesson for investors as Wynyard calls in administrators

Investors lose $172 million "chasing dreams" after the NZ software firm calls in the administrators.

Racing Board premises looks a good bet for commercial property investors

Commercial property investors will be jockeying for a piece of the action when the New Zealand Racing Board's premises in Hamilton goes up for sale.

Reserve Bank will soon publish what it expects to do to interest rates

The Reserve Bank is set to give explicit guidance for the future of interest rates.

DIY makeup videos lead to global recognition for Taranaki woman Annalee Muggeridge

DIY makeup videos turned a Taranaki woman into a sensation with 90,000 followers around the world.

Rural news wrap: October 25

Check out the latest roundup of New Zealand farming and rural news.

Willis St heritage building seeks new owner

A building once the home of the Red Cross is up for sale a second time.

Australian woman wins A$1 million payout over workplace bullying

The interrogation was out of the blue and continued even while she was doubled over sobbing.

New Wanaka lakeside lodge opposed

Lodge for sports clinics, executive and artistic retreats and weddings is a great idea in the wrong location, opposer says.

John Key's plane is grounded in Australia until a replacement plane arrives to head on to India

A replacement plane is on its way as visit to India with Brendon McCullum fails to get off the ground.

Fonterra blindsided as nineteen arrested in China over milk powder scam

Fonterra blindsided as 19 arrested in Shanghai for selling 300 tonnes of its expired milk powder.

Galaxy Note 7 recall: More than 500 sue Samsung for $616

Hundreds want $616 for cost and time spent exchanging Note 7s as well as psychological harm.

Travellers share their best New Zealand fine dining picks in TripAdvisor awards

From haute cuisine in Auckland to a Tunisian takeaway in Rotorua, TripAdvisor reviews seems to have the last word.

Elderly woman still owed thousands by painter

Five months after disputes tribunal ordered the painter to repay an elderly woman, she's still waiting.

AJ Hackett to open new "world's highest bungy" - in China

AJ Hackett plans to create world's highest bungy jump from China's glass-bottom bridge at 260m.

Same funds, higher fees: KiwiSaver fund supermarket's fee differences revealed

KiwiSavers may be able to pay less for the fund they have chosen, if it's available through another scheme.

Kiwibank fixes its Labour Day IT outage

A Kiwibank Labour Day outage which hit internet and phone banking has been fixed.

Should you be splitting your mortgage?

It's not as painful as the real thing, and has real benefits for homeowners who learn how.

Eketahuna pub company ordered to pay $32,000 to former staff members

Company behind Tararua town's only pub ordered to pay former staff $30,000 - but owner can't be found.

Sue Allen: Jury is out on customer feedback rankings

Social media means consumers' ability to make their views known is something all organisations now have to deal with.

PM's scholarship for SC honey exporter keen on alternative markets

A South Canterbury honey manufacturer considers skin care and medicine markets to boost revenue.

Research shows hope for Maori women's money lives

A report into the spending habits of Maori women makes for grim reading, but behind the words lies a different story.

Cleaning product company The Green Stuff listed for sale with $1 reserve

A cleaning product business listed on Trade Me with a $1 reserve has hit $36,700.

South Port appoints new director Clare Kearney

South Port's new director says the company has the opportunity to support regional growth.

New York enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $10,000

A new law means short-term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

'Craft crisps' driving Kiwis to consume $150 million a year in potato chips

We Kiwis love our chippies - to the tune of $150m a year. Yes, million.

Retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell has another go at pushing for age raise

Retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell once again tackles one of New Zealand's sacred cows.

Court action on 'shonky' steel mesh creates pressure for government inquiry

More than 100 sign up for class action on dodgy steel mesh in their new homes, sparking call for government inquiry.

Industrial players work with clients to deliver bespoke factories

The development of a new Skellerup factory in Christchurch is an example of how developers work with clients.

Siblings fight over millions in farming family stoush

Sibling bickering over inheritence of the family farm can be avoided with early succession planning.

Female lawyers charge-out rates lag behind their male colleagues

After five years in the workforce, women lawyers command just 80 per cent of what their male colleagues get an hour.

Traps lure, 'whack', kill rodents to help make NZ 'predator-free' by 2050

As the war on pests continues, one Wellington business believes it has the answer.

Denial of cyber attack affecting Twitter, Reddit, Paypal and Spotify

There is a large, ongoing denial of service attacks affecting well-known companies like Twitter, Reddit, PayPal and Spotify.

Boogie Wonderland closes its doors as liquidators seek quick sale

Saturday night's not the night for dancing after demise of popular Wellington hot spot.

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion

New owners of $32.5m mansion revealed as Kiwi millionaire brothers and sister.

Orion assures public on poles - but why?

Orion is assuring the public its electricity lines poles are safe after an investigation was launched in Dunedin.

Weight Watchers campaign joins list of PR blunders

Weight Watchers' misguided campaign to promote body positive image among women "ill-judged".

Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis 'worse than leaky homes'

Take a building inspector through the soon-to-be city of Flat Bush in Auckland, and watch his hackles rise.

Low sugar syrups add fizz to the drinks market

The Soda Press Co says the trend towards cafes having carbonated water on tap has helped boost sales of its low sugar syrups.

Troubled property developer Augustine Lau taken to court for toilets emptying into stream

Controversial developer hauled back before the courts after his houses' toilets were found to be flushing directly into a waterway.

Regional airfares in New Zealand: Why are they so expensive?

It's cheaper than ever to fly to London - so why is it still so hard to get anywhere from Invercargill?

Skills shortage results in firms looking internally to fill roles, recruitment firm says

New Zealand businesses are struggling to find workers with the skills needed to fill vacancies, so they're changing their tactics.
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