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China slowdown hits NZ economy

China slowdown

A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

Oceania may launch $300m IPO

NZX

Ryman Healthcare, Summerset and Metlifecare may soon be joined by another stablemate on the NZX.

Financial advisers to get ethics training

Money man, fraud

Institute of Financial Advisers takes a proactive stance on delivering business ethics training.

New Auckland trains can't speed up

Auckland trains

Auckland's new $400m trains won't reach full speed until the old diesel trains are taken off the network.

Starbucks embroiled in China food scandal

KFc China

A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in Starbucks, Burger King and others.

Share offer for chunk of Petone site

Petone Countdown

The massive Countdown Petone building is being offered to investors as a syndication opportunity.

More fire bans expected after recycling surge

A fire on a rural property.

Pressure is going on councils to introduce more burning bans after a recycling surge followed a ban in Canterbury at the start of the year.

Telecom lays complaint over copper network

Telecom says Chorus plans 'artificial cap' on copper broadband service, Chorus says it's not short-changing customers.

Orion powers ahead despite quake damage

Orion's Kimberley substation

Christchurch electricity lines company posts a small profit rise as it continues to build its quake-damaged network.

Examining child support

Jason Krupp

OPINION: Child support is working, if the benefit's purpose is to top up child-support payments by non-custodial parents.

China Airlines increases summer flights

Plane

China Airlines will add an extra 15,000 seats on its Taipei to Auckland route.

Farming within limits poses challenges for dairying

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle.

Dairy industry faces a huge challenge if it is to remain profitable and competitive while farming within limits.

Moa breweries sales nearly double

Moa Beer founder Josh Scott

Marlborough-based craft brewer says it has doubled market share since taking sales in-house.

Economist: Raise retirement age soon

shamubeel eaqub

With Kiwis living longer, the Government needs to change its policies, economist tells Nelson conference.

Camera store rides through the digital revolution

	 Graham Boswell

Snapshot Cameras has seen some big changes in its 86 years of business.

Vector: Change would hurt power supply

electricity 300

The Commerce Commission is proposing cutting the amount local lines companies can charge.

China approves a2 Milk Company product

A2 Corporation.

NZX-listed The a2 Milk Company has been approved to be a manufacturer of a finished infant-formula product to China.

Hydroslide holdup could cost millions

timaru hydroslide century pool

Timaru District Council threatened with a $2m bill over the sale of an old hydroslide.

What you need to know: New KFC, Maccas scandal

kfc

What you need to know on Tuesday morning, July 8.

Farming family demonstrate conservation message

Blue Duck

Endangered creatures flourish as a family figures out how to combine farming with eco-tourism.

Sustainable farm development in Otago

David Smith (second left) explains his reasons for fencing off 2.3km of the north branch of the Waikouaiti River to a Beef+LambNZ environmental planning workshop on his property.

Enthusiastic environmental planning doesn't slow intensive programme of sustainable development on 1436ha in east Otago.

Greens stir up dirty water issue

A file photo of Manawatu River water being tested at Foxton Beach by a member of the Horizons Regional Council science team.

OPINION: Greens promise tough rules on farmers to make rivers safe for swimming, but at what cost, asks Federated Farmers?

EPA demands higher standard of pesticide science

bee

NZ's Environmental Protection Authority wants a a higher level of scientific evidence regarding the safety and effects of new pesticides.

Clocking off at NZ Post

Olive Cassidy

Long-serving postal worker Olive Cassidy is leaving NZ Post after 45 year's service.

Irrigation key to spike in cow numbers

Dairy cows

South Canterbury has more than doubled its dairy cattle numbers in just 10 years.

Serepisos may get a fraud windfall

Terry Serepisos

Bankrupt Terry Serepisos could profit from the fall of a man he paid US$1.5m to arrange a US$100m loan.

SCF $25m loan recorded as $25,000

SCF, South Canterbury Finance

A $25 million loan was mistakenly recorded as one for just $25,000, the SCF trial has heard.

City 'pedantic' on building consents

Construction, contractors, rebuild

Building industry doubts claims city council is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

Biscuit maker Griffin's sold for $700m

Griffins Mallowpuffs

Sale of biscuit-maker Griffin's to a Philippines-based food giant for $700m nearly doubles its Australian owner's original investment.

Cricket World Cup boss sees capital tourism spinoffs

Therese Walsh

NZ 2015 Cricket World Cup chief executive is making sure this summer's event is on the aviation industry's radar.

Migration boom may stoke housing market

Wellington houses, generic, homes

Migration boom returns as Kiwis shun Australia and foreigners arrive, and risks reigniting the housing market.

Talk as if you're being recorded

Peter Cullen

OPINION: Isn't it better for people to be open at work about what they are doing, and not secretly record meetings?

Chinese interest in NZ property 'unprecedented'

Auckland

NZ has only seen the "tip of the iceberg" of wealthy Chinese wanting to invest in Auckland property.

Sole trader privacy concerns linger

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - The Dominion Post

ID numbers issued to cut red tape and promote e-commerce.

Resort may get first airport hotel

Queenstown Airport

An Auckland company says it has lodged a resource consent to build a Ramada Hotel in Queenstown.

Govt digital services use surges

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - The Dominion Post

The Government has reported mixed results in its drive to make it easier for people to deal with the public service.

Students find success with paleo sweets

El’Paleo

Six teens are revelling in the success of their new business catering for health-conscious chocolate lovers.

Griffin's sold for big bikkies

Griffins Mallowpuffs

New Zealand biscuit company Griffin's has been sold for $700 million.

Customers 'just need to be listened to'

complaining customer

Businesses need to adapt how they deal with customer complaints in the age of social media, according to new research.

Red meat farming cooking again

Red meat carcasses.

The planets are lining up for red-meat farmers to put decades of low profits and lack of reinvestment behind them.

Big drop in dairy farm sales

Farm sales

Farm sales and prices continue to make steady gains despite a big drop in the number of dairy farms sold.

Motor Trade Finance fights off approaches

money finance generic

New Zealand Stock Exchange-listed Motor Trade Finance says it has so far spurned an aquisition offer by a rival finance company.

Expedia plans Wotif takeover

wotif expedia

Commerce Commission to run its ruler over Expedia's acquisition of booking service Wotif.

Plan to draw women to trucking

Kylie Winiata

"Woah, are you driving that?" Kylie Winiata gets asked when she pulls up in her 18-wheeler.

Escarpment mine work kicks off

escaropment mine

After a prolonged consents battle, Bathurst Resources has commenced activities at the company's Escarpment mine site on the West Coast, the company says.

Dairy farmers' confidence plummets

Dairy cows

Dairy farmer confidence has ebbed while meat and fibre farmers remain positive

Tourists flocking in from Japan and China

Tourists

A record 162,000 tourists visited New Zealand last month, dominated by visitors from Japan and China.

Auckland transport boost vital: commuters

auckland motorway

Three Aucklanders talk about what they think is needed to give the city the transport system it deserves.

Migration is booming

Passport.

NZ gained nearly 40,000 new residents last year, as fewer Kiwis headed over the ditch to work.

NZX hopeful faces German investor complaint

stockmarket

NZ company embroiled in complaints about alleged market manipulation on Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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