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Fonterra's architect takes on Canberra

Angus Taylor is forceful, experienced and bright - but that's no guarantee of success in politics.

Banks crack down on money transfer services

The worldwide trend for banks to shut up shop on international money transfer services has reached New Zealand.

Caroline Eve buys CC Collections

Women's fashion chain adds its South Island counterpart CC Collections to its fold, creating a network of 41 stores.

NZ Superannuation Fund posts 13.9 per cent return

Super fund beats its benchmark with a 13.9 per cent annual return, but more muted earnings are on the horizon.

Craft beer demand froths over

Wellington micro breweries struggle to fill orders as Auckland's penchant for craft beer sends demand skyward.

Forestry worker hurt in Rai Valley accident

A man in his 50s was injured after he became trapped between two trees in Marlborough today.

Unpaid caring hits household incomes

Households of unpaid caregivers typically earning 10 per cent less than their peers, report finds.

Auckland Council appoints new finance boss

Auckland Council appoints former banking boss Suzanne Tindal as its new chief financial officer.

Singapore surprises by easing monetary policy

Singapore's central bank reduces slope of its monetary policy band ahead of scheduled review.

Air New Zealand ‘drip pricing’ investigated

Airline being investigated over alleged "drip pricing" tactics, such as adding insurance on an opt-out basis.

Snapper predicts demise of transport cards

Snapper is forecasting commuters will in future pay for public transport using contactless bank cards.

Lowball offer made for Spark shares

Shareholders in NZX's largest company are the latest to be targeted by an unsolicited offer to buy shares below market prices.

Hawke's Bay orchard fined $40,000

Matipo Orchards has been fined for potentially undermining New Zealand's apple industry.

NZX and Financial Markets Authority team up

Market source says the move shows a recognition of the need for the two to improve.

Waiheke Islanders face tripling of rubbish costs

Waiheke residents are facing hikes in rubbish collection costs as Auckland Council looks to standardise regional charges.

Microsoft NZ ownership transferred from US to Luxembourg

Corporate giant's Kiwi business is to be owned from Luxembourg - a state known for favourable tax policies.

Regulations add up to $77,000 on new home: BRANZ report

Builders' groups want looser regulations over land availability, resource consenting and town planning.

High-end motorcycle maker loses money on each one

They're custom-built motorcycles for stars like Orlando Bloom, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen but the company loses money on each one.

Wairarapa forests sold to overseas buyers

More than 2000 hectares of Wairarapa forests are being sold to overseas buyers because nobody in New Zealand wants it, according to the vendors.

Alex Swney pleads guilty to tax charges

Former Auckland business leader has pleaded guilty to tax evasion of almost $2 million. 

NZ's Duncan Hardie Group seeks Solomon Island oil

A Wellington based company is behind an application to conduct off shore oil prospecting in the Solomon Islands.

Science students learn on the job

While many people are taking trips to the beach, a trio of young people have spent their summer learning more about science.

Labour leader Andrew Little targets unemployment in state of nation speech

Labour leader makes pitch to small business in his state of the nation speech, promising lowest rate of unemployment in the developed world.

Smoke seen from Auckland furniture store

Nine fire crews have worked to bring a furniture warehouse blaze under control.

iPhone helps Apple smash sales records

Apple had another blowout quarter, earning $100b in three months thanks to 'staggering' demand for its phones.

NZ farms eyed as 'boltholes' for world's super rich

Are NZ farms being snapped up by the world's super-rich as boltholes to escape growing anger over financial inequality?

Auckland property deal with Singapore's GIC gets OK

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund gets permission to buy nearly half of a $313m portfolio of Auckland Viaduct properties.

Hallenstein Glasson plans Christchurch flagship store

Hallenstein Glasson's plans for a new flagship store in Christchurch has drawn fire from the Shareholders' Association.

Christchurch rebuild workers on less than minimum wage

Construction company punished for paying workers less than minimum wage.

Russian superyacht Serene leaves Auckland

Owner, exiled Russian vodka magnate Yuri Shefler, has a taste for big parties, mansions and wants to diversify away from vodka to super-premium wine.

Manawatu Business Awards to become biennial event

Changes are coming to the Manawatu Business Awards despite last year's success.

Kiwis careful with money despite growing confidence: Nielsen

We're being careful with our money despite feeling better about our finances and the job market.

Auckland Mayor sells Manukau mansion

The Auckland Mayor is on the hunt for a new home after selling his seven bedroom mansion for an undisclosed sum.

Vmob deals under the spotlight

Financial Markets Authority scrutinising the marketing company's discolosures over a share placement done shortly before announcing a deal with McDonald's.

Taking stock of your business IP

OPINION: Most business owners keep a close watch on their physical assets, unfortunately the same cannot be said of intellectual property.

How to evaluate your prospective employer

OPINION: Due diligence works both ways

Labour's tax amnesty a blunt instrument, EY

OPINION: There is a simpler solution to our rising tax debt: reform our interest and penalties rules, and improve tax administration.

Alexis Tsipras names anti-austerity Greek cabinet

Finance Minister, academic economist Yanis Varoufakis, will keep writing his blog railing against eurozone bailouts.

Irrigation lobbyists seek easier cash

Irrigation lobbyists plan to meet Government ministers to push for easier investment terms for major irrigation projects.

Health dilemma is bird in hand or two in the bush

OPINION: Chalkie says savings now could spell monopoly later in a pathological two-horse race for laboratory business.

Unhappy workers eye the exit

Bosses have been put on notice after a survey found more than a quarter of workers are looking to leave their jobs.

Personal finance: Prenuptials on the rise

It's true that negotiating a contract isn't exactly a romantic experience, but it can be worth it in the long run.

Wairaurahiri Jet buys Lake Hauroko Tours

Selling Lake Hauroko Tours was a hard decision, but the time was right, ex-owner says.

Greenback gain boosts prospects

Chatham Rock Phosphate's 15-year mining project is now expected to earn nearly $1 billion in profit after the recent strengthening of the United States dollar.

No need to cut rates yet - NZIER

Now is not the time to start slashing interest rates, even with inflation tanking below 1 per cent, according to the NZIER Shadow Board.

Small freight operators not passing on fuel cuts

Large rural freight firms have already passed on lower fuel prices in their charges to farmers, but small players in the sector have not.

NZ dollar tumbles to new three-year low ahead of RBNZ

NZ dollar tumbles against the greenback as markets predict the Reserve Bank will cut the official cash rate this year.

Kupe test results look positive: NZOG

Partners in the Kupe gas and oil field may be able to get more out of existing reservoirs in the field and get into previously untapped gas reserves.

Fair Play on Fees waits for Australian outcome

Fair Play on Fees is eyeing the result of a similar stoush in Australia before it proceeds any further.

Motorists warned not to store cheap fuel at home

People making the most of low fuel prices are even trying to fill up empty soft drink bottles at the pumps.
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