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Moa man has bag pinched in Bangkok

Moa general manager "rag dolls" thieving taxi driver.

Rod Oram: Appy days for health and safety

A health and safety culture allows even small companies to improve their workplaces.

Gluten-free food sales spread to furry friends

Countdown supermarket is planning to slash prices on gluten-free foods after discovering 6 out fo ten customers pick up the special products in their weekly shop.

Carly Flynn takes a one-week venture into retirement

TV presenter and journalist Carly Flynn might not need to worry about retiring for a decade or two yet, but when it comes to financial security in old age it doesn't hurt to get a heads up on what to expect.

SPCA's Blue Tick ruffles feathers

SPCA reviews its accreditation scheme as it continues the balancing act between animal welfare and keeping farmers in business.

Family upset by Air New Zealand's lack of compassion

Family of woman on life support angry after they were unable to get flights refunded on compassionate grounds.

How a Boeing sales flop became world's hottest secondhand jetliner

Nine years after production ended for 717 jetliner, the former sales dud is one of the most sought-after aircraft in the world.

Why women should stop wearing black to work

It’s the go-to shade for most working women. But is it holding you back?

Stakes are high with super-cities, says Australian policy analyst John Daley

The economy will be hurt if a super-city grows badly, says an Australian expert.

Twelve-year-old entrepreneur launches travel review site for kids

Kids can now rate hotels, theme parks and attractions on a website designed just for them by this 12-year-old Australian.

The Battles of the Goughs

Two branches of one of Christchurch's wealthiest families have been slugging it out in court for the last three years.

Searching, betting, buying: the microeconomy of the flag debate

Interest in buying and betting on the New Zealand flag has taken off.

Rod Petricevic's release challenged by Sensible Sentencing Trust

SST wants to stop former Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic's release from jail.

Expert says Christchurch convention centre needed

Breakfree on Cashel Christchurch, the latest hotel to open in the Garden City.

James Grigor: Property worth a pop

Falling interest rates and a slowing economy have been key drivers of the strong performance of New Zealand's listed property sector.

Best to hang on to Australia's coat tails on GST and internet shopping

OPINION: Australia's plan for levying GST on overseas shopping is sketchy, but still our best bet.

Business toolbox: How to ask for a promotion

Asking for a promotion is a stressful moment. The conversation requires a lot of planning, so that if you do get a knock-back, then at least it won't be an embarrassing experience.

Z Energy disputes "surprising and disappointing" tax excise bill

Z Energy says it is facing a "surprising and disappointing" excise tax bill from the government, dating back to 1986, that could cost tens of millions of dollars.

Milk in a black bottle for Rugby World Cup

Anchor's black milk bottle is expected to become flavour of the month with ABs supporters.

Funeral cover sums rise as families get more far-flung

Major insurer Cigna is doubling the level of funeral cover it will provide thanks to the rising costs of Kiwi funerals.

NZ trade delays frustrate foreign firms

Representatives of one of the world's biggest street lighting companies, CU Phosco, says it is being held back from trading in New Zealand because of a two-year wait to have its products approved.

Auckland company to build Queenstown's $21.8m Kawarau Falls Bridge

The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the $21.9 million contract for Kawarau Falls Bridge to Auckland company.

Fairfax Media, NZME and TVNZ see common interests as Apple, Facebook flex muscles

TVNZ boss Kevin Kenrick says it could forge new partnerships to make full use of its international rights.

Strike action at Warehouse Rotorua and Bunnings Mt Maunganui

Warehouse workers have gone on strike in Rotorua.

Iwi sends lawyers to Reserve Bank over $10 note design

Reserve Bank used meeting house design without permission, Iwi says.

Consumer NZ says laundry balls claims are just spin

Laundry balls are billed as the green way to wash your clothes, but a test shows they may be a waste of money.

The Kiwi blokes making it in the perfume industry

In a predominently female focused perfume industry, many of those at the helm are men.

Kiwibank says 'initiatives planned' after BNZ cuts one-year mortgage rate to 4.35pc

BNZ's new record low interest rate may be first in series of competitive cuts.

Positive week's end for NZ dollar but less so for NZX 50

Positive overseas sentiment and holidaying Chinese sharemarkets helped give support to NZ dollar but did little for the sharemarket.

A New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement would be good for business

OPINION: OPINION: Stephen Jacobi believes a potential new FTA between NZ the EU could be good for business.

Why the planet needs business titans

OPINION: OPINION: Ecostore CEO Malcolm Rand extolls the importance of sustainability within businesses.

Failed property developer a devotee of US motivator Tony Robbins

Creditors of Valiant Homes says the owner's devotion to Tony Robbins was a running joke.

Big response to Fonterra loan offer

Fonterra swamped with responses to its offer of interest-free support loans to its payout beleaguered farmers..

Hawke's Bay Seafoods says it is co-operating with investigation

Seafood company co-operating with authorities over investigation into blackmarket operation.

Reserve Bank buys crime-fighting software from Wynyard

A crime-fighting software company has been signed up to provide risk management products to the Reserve Bank.

Bank chases Atamai ecovillage founder

Former trustee of Atamai ecovillage is holed up in Japan facing potential financial ruin over unpaid mortgages.

Astra Motor Lodge adds heart to hospitality

Dealing with hospital guests means this Hamilton motor lodge runs as much on compassion as it does cash.

Property Council swings in behind quake-prompted masonry changes

Landlord group gives qualified support to law change on unreinforced masonry.

Second step on property ladder may be just as hard

House price boom has made it harder to move on from a first home.

Banks offer cheaper KiwiSaver options

Fees can make tens of thousands of dollars' difference over a KiwiSaver member's lifetime.

Man loses job after accidentally texting explicit image to HR manager

A man in the US lost his job after sending two explicit photographs to a female HR manager.

Rod Petricevic parole decision challenged by Sensible Sentencing Trust

Rod Petricevic walks free from prison next week, but the Sensible Sentencing Trust wants a judicial review.

Energy efficiency can help the bottomline

DETA Consulting works to add energy efficiency value to a range of larger businesses.

Mind Lab founder Frances Valintine says fewer women working in tech sector

Young women suffering "imposter syndrome" in tech sector.

Martin Hawes: Considering bonds

Every investment can lose money, and that includes safe-sounding bonds.

IAG chief Jacki Johnson is New Zealand's top dollar executive

IAG NZ chief Jacki Johnson earns over $4m and might be the country's top earning executive.

Lower Hutt company fined after worker loses four fingers

Man who had four fingers chopped off in a workplace accident awarded $17,500 in reparation.

Film industry's space needs outpacing supply: ATEED

New Zealand's ability to attract big films is closely aligned to studio space, writes Catherine Harris

Kiwi experts assess Barack Obama's money lessons for children

Like few US presidents before him, Barack Obama has concerned himself with the lives of US children.

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

A new survey looks at how much rebuild progress has been made since September 2010.
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