Christchurch City Council could consider living wage policy this year, mayor says

The Christchurch City Council is considering offering a living wage to staff.

Jackson Estate opens new winery and cellar door modelled on 1850s-style settler's hut

They call it collision architecture, an 1850s-style settler's hut wrapped into a new boutique winery in Marlborough.

Queenstown's buzz stop for curious tourists and southern beekepers

A Queenstown bee centre will enable families to come together and get stuck in.

Finger Lickin' Funny: Rob Lowe takes on Colonel Sanders

The Hollywood funnyman takes on a new role as Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders.

Whitianga's backpackers haven seeks new owner

Its paint job alone means there's no mistaking this Coromandel tourist mainstay.

Damien Grant: Aged care workers may have won the battle, but it will be the elderly who lose out in the end

OPINION: There is no shortage of unskilled people willing to be aged-care workers and their wages are comparatively pathetic.

Luxury club offers high-end experiences to wealthy clients

Director of The Luxury Network says the super-wealthy don't splash out on what you might expect.

David Slack: Govt keeps chutzpah alive - one $2 billion settlement at a time

OPINION: History shows it's best when the State acts to keep the market in check, writes David Slack.

Clothes trading post Designer Wardrobe looks for Aussie conquest

A marketplace for designer clothes has cast its eyes across the Tasman.

Want to live til you're 90? Better live like a life insurer

The life insurance industry used to be one of the unhealthiest industries to work in.

Charity turns property developer to raise money for a good cause

It beats the sausage sizzle - one charity is turning to property renovation to raise funds.

Millennials bank on parent's interest in their future

Home ownership is important for Chinese millennials in New Zealand but not necessarily for the same reasons as in China

Venture capitalists could be 'crowded out' by Crown company, says industry body

A Crown company set up to help Kiwi high-growth businesses secure investment is at a crossroads.

Millennial's technology money desires

Millennials want to pay using finger print scanners.

Enspiral Dev Academy takes steps to make tech more diverse

A web development boot-camp wants to combat the tech industry's non-diverse foundations.

Blue mussels breakthrough for industry

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Budget Buster: Don't miss out on your free Government cash

This is not a joke - there’s more than $500 on the line, and the clock is ticking, writes Richard Meadows.

'Snail mail' postal experiment finds it takes a letter eight days to travel 200 metres

Our postal experiment finds it takes a letter eight days to travel just 200 metres.

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl's Jr, Starbucks workers strike for pay rise, restaurants feeling the heat

Burgers and flat whites off the menu as KFC, Pizza Hutt, Carl's Jr and Starbucks hit by strikes.

CIA plane lands at Wellington Airport ahead of Five Eyes meeting

A plane carrying CIA agents has reportedly been spotted at Wellington Airport.

Jamie Oliver's NZ plans uncertain as he narrowly avoids Australian collapse

Celebrity chef buys time in Australia, while NZ plans remain shrouded in mystery.

The Swedish six-hour workday could help you live longer

Forget employee wellness programs. Six-hour shifts are the answer to healthier, more efficient workers

Mike O'Donnell: Volkswagen, Blockchain, and the fear of disruption

OPINION: Kombi was a disruptor, and new currency system Blockchain could be the same.

Changing landscape for Master Builders

This year's House of the Year awards include new categories to reflect the soaring numbers of apartments.

The factory that made L&P fizz is on the market

Paeroa factory's bottling days are behind it, but the pipes that once carried the famous water remain.

Sylvia Park opening $9m food precinct at the end of the year

Auckland super mall to get six new restaurants, a town square, and a dining pavilion.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's plan to salvage Australian restaurants avoids collapse in court

Court grants administrators and receivers extra time to buy back Jamie Oliver's restaurants.

Building becoming a cheaper option for people wanting their first home

Wellington couple gave up on buying their first home after finding they could build for less.

Air force's NH90 helicopters under fire after engine issue

The effective grounding of helicopters prompts calls to change how military equipment is bought.

Blockchain could cut real estate costs by streamlining transactions

New technology could streamline process of buying and selling houses.

Technical issue sees credit cards 'swallowed'

ANZ says technical error led to credit cards being 'retained' by ATMs.

Alibaba deal to boost Chinese spending and Christchurch Airport revenue

A partnership deal between Christchurch Airport and e-commerce giant Alibaba aims to generate an extra $1m a week in sales to Chinese consumers.

Chinese developer Far East plans $300m NZ pipeline

Commercial and residential housing are on new entrant's radar.

Australian banks cut sales targets, NZ expected to follow

Move to reduce amount of pay tied to selling product are likely to have an influence on New Zealand.

Dramatic ousting of directors in NPT takeover battle

Two major shareholding groups tipped the balance at a special shareholder meeting of NPT.

KFC supervisors paid less than the workers they train

A senior worker at KFC is angry the company won't pay her more than the cooks she often trains.

Vote of confidence for parking systems firm Frogparking

Parking systems company Frogparking snags massive investments from high-profile backers.

Momentum for US-free TPP grows as Japan takes leadership role

Moves to resurrect trade deal without the US as trade ministers from 11 countries meet in Japan.

Invest South invests in Dunedin-based BISON Group

Invest South have announced an investment in BISON Group Limited, a Dunedin-based company developing new industrial weighing technology.

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr, Starbucks workers go on strike

Restaurant Brands refuses a 30 cent pay rise for workers, after making a $26 million profit.

Scores of job losses expected at Orion Health

Chief executive Ian McCrae picks up scalpel to steady the ship.

Chinese airline invests in Tekapo observatory and tourism

A Chinese airline will boost funding for tourism infrastructure in Tekapo under a new agreement to partner with the Mt John Observatory.

Fuji Xerox New Zealand's parent company estimates $285m losses caused by accounting irregularities

Japan parent company investigating accounting irregularities worth $285 million at NZ subsidiary.

To the workplaces sleazes of the world: Your time is up

OPINION: "Some people are leg men, some are breast men," said an old boss of mine. Then it got creepier.

New Plymouth woman wins Craig Norgate scholarship

Accountant come Christmas tree farmer Kylie Filbee-Cronin has received the Craig Norgate Memorial Scholarship.

April marks start of soup season and it's big business

New Zealand is heading into soup season – and it means big business.

Super Fund suffers setback with 'expansion capital' strategy after write-off

Investment in US wind turbine maker came with higher risks, investment manager explains.

How a $30 fine became a threat of jail

I have managed to hide from the police for nearly 18 months, but it seems they have finally tracked me down.

MBIE worried ministers won't like their long-overdue housing affordability measure

A new Government measure of housing affordability is more than a year late, and officials are worried ministers might not like what they see.

What makes a good CEO? Probably not what you think

Charismatic with an impeccable career trajectory? Nah, the surprising character traits the big boss needs.
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