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Ex-Fonterra chief executive Craig Norgate dies

The ex-chief executive of Fonterra, Craig Norgate, has died in the UK at the age of 50.

Molly Malone director claims scaffolding catalyst for business failure

Former director of Molly Malone's bar in Wellington claims scaffolding put up by the landlord at his other business led to the demise of the popular bar.

Jelly Tip chocolate: A case of fear of missing out?

Marketers are seizing on our "fear of missing out" to sell products.

New Zealand craft breweries producing beer overseas

Craft brewers producing overseas to reduce costs, improve quality.

Business case being developed to lure Jetstar to New Plymouth

Space at New Plymouth airport is the biggest stumbling block to luring Jetstar to the city.

Auckland film industry hub gets the initial go ahead

Big screen productions could be attracted to a new film precinct at Hobsonville.

Newtown New World gets alcohol licence renewed but must move store-front booze

A Newtown supermarket has been forced to move its storefront alcohol display.

Heartland fails to recover unauthorised lending losses from insurer Vero

A senior manager at the bank's subsidiary was dishonest, but did not set out to cause losses.

Tips to fix your financial incapability

It's often personal manias, fears and biases that disrupt our money lives, but it doesn't have to be that way.

National plan to build people's 'financial capability'

A national strategy has been devised to build more financially capable Kiwis.

Competition watchdog to take legal action against rural firms

Commerce Commission is expecting to file a case against three rural services firms for alleged price fixing

Expansion planned for Tawa's Outlet City

Outlet City celebrated its first birthday earlier this year and is already planning its next big step in business.

Government delays release of Saudi sheep information

Government delays the release of information around deal that saw millions of taxpayer dollars given to Saudi businessman for a farm in the desert.

Pacific trade talks said to resume, a sign deal may be near

Top officials from 12 Pacific nations negotiating a free-trade pact may be nearing a deal.

NZ economy could suffer from plummeting Chinese sharemarket - Greece little risk

The world may be watching Greece, but greater threat to the New Zealand's economy comes from China.

2015 Budget surplus back to taunt Bill English just after dream abandoned

OPINION: Just when they'd given up hope of a surplus, a Budget update shows "a strong set of accounts."

Auckland bus drivers plan protest over roster

Bus drivers plan to protest outside the Auckland Transport office over 'risky' roster changes.

Government launches plan to attract billions more from wealthy migrants

Steven Joyce launches plan to boost offshore investment and attract more wealthy migrants

Snapper your Wellington bus fare using Semble's Android phone app

Android smartphones can be used to pay a bus fare, taxi and parking with Snapper from Tuesday.

Charges of $1.42 million cheque fraud for former Zip Plumbing employee

Former Zip Plumbing worker accused of stealing $1.42m in cheques written to herself.

UK HSBC bank staff sacked for Islamic State beheading prank

Six British bank staff sacked after staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out.

Victoria's Secret lingerie models unrelatable, Aerie models unretouched

Victoria’s Secret is in danger of losing its customer base while Aerie soars after eschewing retouching.

Big power companies fail to spark in satisfaction survey

Customers are fed up with unfair contracts and confusing pricing plans.

Christchurch rebuild: From recovery to 'regeneration'

Government will retain wide-reaching powers over the next five years under a new recovery plan.

Government opens up financial assistance for struggling farmers

Farmers who have taken a hit to their income after recent floods are due for some respite from the Government.

Business confidence hits three-year low - NZIER

Business confidence is at its lowest level in three years as concerns over economic growth gather pace.

Summerset Group's set retirement village sales record

Summerset has recorded its highest level of half year sales this year.

Govt 'complacent' on economy: Opposition

Opposition parties are accusing the Prime Minister of complacency over the state of the economy, after John Key said there was no need to hit the panic button.

Lower Hutt villa arts and crafts treasure for sale

A piece of Lower Hutt history goes on the market.

Porirua council buys Carters site

Carters hardware site seen as strategic purchase for Porirua council.

US entrepreneur Enoch Elwell visits Wanaka business incubator The Cube

Co.Starters entrepreneur Enoch Elwell launched a economic development programme in Wanaka last week.

Oil exploration surveys targeted by Taranaki environment group

 A self-appointed environmental watchdog is advising against letting oil companies conduct seismic surveys.

Cocaine Skis: Christchurch snow addict starts ski-making business

The brand is Cocaine Skis, because snow is an "addictive white powder that costs lots of money".

Greece: Banks to stay shut and may run out of money before Eurozone decision

Greeks have been hit with more bad news: their banks will stay shut for longer and may run out of cash.

Debts pile up as company director can't be found

Creditors worry Auckland-based rebuild company appears to have abandoned Christchurch.

Mike Yardley: City Council-led rebuild would be 'cataclysmic'

OPINION: For the Crown to simply uncouple its claws from the rebuild, walk away and turn it all over to the council would be cataclysmic.

Australian consumer watchdog scrutinises Monster Slide

Monster Slide has emerged on the radar of an Australian consumer watchdog as angry customers demand refunds from a postponed event.

The essentials of marketing for IT companies

What marketing capability does your firm need?

Dairy farmers accused of milking during ban

The trial has begun of Marlborough's biggest dairy farmers who are accused of milking 1000 cattle during a court-ordered milking ban.

8000 washing machines unaccounted for after West Coast fire

Up to 8000 unserviced washing machines similar to one that caused a West Coast fire are still to be recovered.

On women in the building industry

Can I get that tool belt in pink? Are women welcome in the building trade?

Craft beer could be the next boom for New Zealand

Marlborough could be at the heart of a boom in the craft beer industry as a generational shift in beer drinking habits sees demand moving away from mainstream beer, researchers say.

PGG Wrightson livestock division investigated by Commerce Commission

Rural services firm PGG Wrightson has been investigated by the Commerce Commission for breach of the Commerce Act.

Hanover Finance directors settle with Financial Markets Authority for $18m

Critics say the FMA should have pushed harder on the $18m settlement.

John Key says more spending to boost growth possible, but no need to panic yet

PM John Key leaves the door open to extra spending if growth slows sharply, but says don't panic yet.

Meat workers dispute heading to court

A group of meat plant workers are heading to an employment hearing to dispute contractual changes they claim could cost them up to $50 a day.

New Zealand businesses should prepare for repercussions of a Greek debt default

Greece's rejection of a bailout offer has sent the New Zealand dollar down to a new five-year low.

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Insurers are backing a proposal for major changes to the Earthquake Commission Act.

Waikato Times prepares for move to city centre

Construction of the Waikato Times new building in Hamilton's city centre is two months away from completion.

Moody's upgrade Air New Zealand's credit rating

Moody's Investor Service increases its credit upgrade for Air New Zealand.
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