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Hugh Green's family fight over his $400 million fortune

Children of late business magnate Hugh Green continue fight over his fortune.

RMA too important not to consult on

The Government insists its RMA reforms are urgently needed to stimulate economic development.

GFC effecs still linger in NZ housing market

The global financial crisis is still having an impact on New Zealand's housing eight years later, according to new research.

Who said postcards are a thing of the past?

Writing postcards might be out of fashion as more people communicate by email, smartphone and Skype, but the same can't be said for eating them.

Export puzzle solved to get Cookie Time's Postcard cookies into international markets

Export puzzle solved to get Cookie Time’s Postcard cookies into international markets.

Some garden centres to defy Easter trading laws

Prospect of brisk trade will lure some garden centres to risk a $1000 fine on Good Friday.

What not to ask working women

There are questions you shouldn't ask women, and they are always the questions you do ask.

The Design Depot owner "buzzing" after Chicago trip

Raylene Marsh is "buzzing" with new ideas.

Metlifecare buys land at Manukau golf course

Metlifecare has conditionally bought land at Auckland's Manukau Golf Course from Fletcher Living.

Porirua City Council buys post office building

Porirua's former post office building could be turned into apartments following the council's purchase of the building.

Boost planned for staff share schemes

Inland Revenue hopes to cut red tape holding back employee shares schemes and stock options.

Wages breaches found in dairy farm investigations

Investigation catches out dairy farmers around the country who have short changed or exploited staff by breaching employment laws.

Christchurch property investors no longer the most confident in NZ

Queenstown has overtaken Auckland as the most optimistic commercial property scene in the country.

James Cameron snaps up organic empire

James Cameron has further distanced himself from dairy farming, adding an organic vegetable venture to his Wairarapa portfolio.

Christchurch homes more affordable

That first home has come a little closer for Christchurch buyers.

Datacom wins $247m Australian contract

Kiwi IT company Datacom has capped another year of growth with a big win in Australia.

Shared trans-Tasman dollar still a hard sell

There are some good reasons for a trans-Tasman currency but it would be a very hard sell.

The boutiques of Berhampore

Celebrating one year of being in business

In Wellington's Berhampore, a bakery, a jewellery studio and a bistro have all just turned one and contributing to the rejuvenation of the suburb.

Sacked coffee cart worker wins $10K in compensation

Auckland coffee cart staffer wrongly fired under the 90-day trial period wins compensation.

Jobs lost as MBIE restructures

A leaked internal document puts 65 jobs at MBIE on the chopping block.

Ripping up RMA reforms

Prime Minister John Key used dramatic language this week to describe the effect of the Northland by-election on the government’s desire to amend the Resource Management Act to give greater weight to economic development.

Solid Energy chairwoman quits over disagreement with Finance Minister

Chairwoman resigned because she disagreed with Bill English that the company could be saved.

Auckland port told to stop wharf extension for now

Auckland Council asks the port company to cool its heels on wharf extensions.

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

EQC claims manager forms own assessment company but has a process to avoid conflicts.

Property values outside of Auckland flattening out, says QV

Auckland property values are continuing to rise, but other main centres are starting to plateau.

Looking for the next "Jonah Lomu" for the oil industry

The next "Jonah Lomu" of the oil industry could be a super-resource called ice gas, according to Shell NZ chairman Rob Jager.

Top farm workers command high salaries

The top 25 per cent of farm workers can command much higher salaries than average earners in the sector.

Forestry margins 'too tight'

Tight margins in the forestry sector have been highlighted by the struggles of a major log transport firm.

MYOB owner dismisses Xero criticism

Soon-to-be-listed accounting software company slams NZ rival's 'outrageous' accusations.

Jade Software expands to Indonesia, Netherlands

Jade software is expanding its reach with new offices in the Netherlands and Indonesia. 

Auckland and Canterbury drive record house asking prices

March asking prices break new national record for third consecutive month.

Mana Postshop plans revealed

New Zealand Post has backtracked on plans to close Mana PostShop.

NZ behind in paid parental leave

Parents taking time off work to care for their children are getting a rough deal compared with other countries.

Transport Minister defends Air New Zealand in Christchurch

Hints at new international flights into Christchurch as he dismisses concerns over the end of long haul services into the South Island.

Kirkcaldie & Stains appoints Philip Shewell as acting CEO

Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains appoints Philip Shewell as acting chief executive.

More jobs if wool scour firms merge

Wool merger plan may secure 25 new jobs for Timaru.

The calls just keep rolling in

Fallout from Fonterra's pay cheque announcement has seen one of its competitors inundated with calls.

Farmers shut Fonterra gate

'You've actually just robbed me'

Waikato farmers are putting Fonterra on notice and eyeing up a move to its competitors after its latest disastrous pay announcement.

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Connor Healthcare appeals Commission decision

Connor Healthcare appeals Commission Commission decision declining clearance

Tax changes broadly right, says BusinessNZ

Huge proposed changes to the tax system are welcomed by a business advocacy group but Labour says they are late and vague.

Sydneysiders take a hover holiday to Wellington

Australians are making flying visits to the 'coolest little capital in the world' without their passports.

Bayleys joins Air New Zealand Airpoints club

Bayleys joins growing list of company's offering Air New Zealand Airpoints dollars

Housing consents weak for third month in a row

Home building plans are disappointing for the third month in a row, despite a record migration boom adding to housing demand.

IRD gets tough with rebuild businesses

Inland Revenue's lenient approach to quake-hit firms appears to be over as it moves to recover millions of dollars in debt.

New Zealand must not be held back by fear - Treasury boss

Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says foreign investment shouldn't be feared.

Truck drivers working long weeks

New census data shows most of us are working shorter weeks, but truck drivers and managers are still putting in long hours.

Pineapple Heads CEO Megan Sanders on capital raising mission

Kids bath time product range Pineapple Heads turns to crowdfunding to raise capital.

Auckland Port opponents still poised for action

Groups opposing expansion of Auckland’s port say they aren’t popping the champagne yet, despite planned comprehensive study.

Trade Me helps test rescue drone

There's a lot of hype around using drones for commercial deliveries but they may have more important uses, Trade Me boss says.
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