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EasyLaw can help home buyers

Business owner and solicitor Emma Stanley.

An app produced in Southland for home buyers seeks to demystify property law.

Boxer wants Q-town women to feel safe

Boxer Linda Coultrip wants women to know how to get away from the assault with professional military self defense classes.

"I want to run it until we have no one to keep running it for."

Windsor 'a great wee area'

Windsor New World owners Sasha and Ashley Hunter have recently jumped ship from Winton New World.

New Windsor New World owners say they enjoy how 'proactive' the community is.

Citadel demolition under way

Foodstuffs NZ has purchased the Salvation Army Citadel on Tay St, in front of PAK'nSAVE. Ryal Bush Transport has started ...

The demolition of the Salvation Army Citadel is well underway after Foodstuffs bought the site this year.

Fastest growing companies revealed

New Zealand chef Michael Meredith, left, has teamed up with Auckland woman Lisa King to help feed hungry kids by ...

The regional winners and rising stars of this year's Deloitte Fast 50 have been announced.

Rising southern stars recognised

Blis chief executive Brian Watson has forecast the company will make its first profit next year.

Rising stars in the southern business world have been recognised in the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50.

Government "pulling plug" on small power stations

One the country's oldest generators, Roaring Meg, in Central Otago, is at risk of closing if the Electricity Authority's ...

Proposed electricity reforms will cause power costs to go up and local power stations to shut, industry players say.

Construction industry talks housing

Off site fabrication and new training methods are some of the solutions up for discussion at a major meeting of building ...

A who's who of the construction industry is gathering in Christchurch to come up with solutions for the housing crisis.

$261m meat deal gets OK

The proposed investment is now unconditional and is set to be completed on January 4 next year.

After almost a year's deliberation, Government says Shanghai Maling can buy half of Silver Fern Farms.

Wanaka debates Sticky Forest purchase

Queenstown mountainbiker Kate Fluker won the 2015 Queen of Sticky Forest crown in Wanaka.

Wanaka's mountainbike community is lobbying for council ownership of their favourite trails.

Wanaka bags and bees raise $5,500 for good cause

Plastic Bag Free Wanaka spokeswoman Anna van Riel is delighted that the group has met its crowdfunding target.

The money's in the bag and more sewers are needed to satisfy demand.

Zoological garden to get kids involved

Garston School students Thomas Baker, 5, and Loretta Steyn, 11, plant a native tree at Queenstown Zoological Gardens.

"I want to continue my dad's legacy." - Queenstown Zoological Garden owner Rachel Young.

Lake Wanaka Trust formed

Russell McGeorge is the chairman of the new Lake Wanaka Trust.

Better understanding of freshwater management and science sought by Wanaka water interest groups.

Florence Micoud's dream is for real

Scientist Dr Maggie Lawton and college librarian Florence Micoud at Otago Fish and Game's decommissioned Wanaka Hatchery ...

Community swings in behind Wanaka woman's vision for an ecological centre in Wanaka.

Wanaka sports lodge vision targets middle aged executives

Gavin and Jacquetta George plan to build passive energy commercial lodge in Wanaka.

Data chaos for insurance brokers

Customers are being warned to check that their insurance policies have not lapsed following a long running data glitch ...

Some New Zealand insurance brokers have been badly affected by a power outage which knocked out access to a U.K data centre almost three weeks ago.

No room in Queenstown

Ramada Hotel and Suites in Remarkables Park opened in Queenstown in June 2016.

An "unprecedented" tourism boom leads to critical shortage of hotel rooms.

Giant company invests in Dunedin studio

Dean Hall's gaming company Rocketwerkz is going from strength to strength.

Dunedin-based gaming studio wants to do what Sir Peter Jackson did with the film industry.

Drunk patrons means suspension

Lake Hayes Estate bar and restaurant Graze in Queenstown.

A bar will be forced to close after a drunk customer suffered a serious head injury.

Jucy joins fines campaign

Jucy chief executive Tim Alpe says freedom camping was a valuable contributor to the economy but it was important ...

Jucy has joined three other major campervan brands in helping authorities pursue illegal freedom camping fines.

Shops lobby for Easter trading

In August the Government handed councils the power to decide if shops can open on Easter Sunday.

Wellington retailers want Wellington City Council to create a policy on Easter trading and lead the way nationally.

Cafes vs council

The Grind Cafe owner John Thornley is renovating a space in the Waikiwi Shopping Centre for The Grind cafe, but building ...

An Invercargill cafe left in the lurch for months is running out of money - before it even opens.

Expensive loo wish list

The Store at Kekerengu on State Highway 1 on the Kaikoura Coast provides toilets for thousands of visitors because there ...

A list of urgent toilet upgrades includes loos in Culverden that are so freezing in winter cleaners have to defrost them to do their job.

'Current sugar star system flawed'

Consumer NZ survey finds strong support for labelling of added sugars.

Consumer NZ wants to change the star rating system to prevent sugary foods earning high ratings.

More losses for Fly Buys

Customers can no longer get Fly Buys points at Life Pharmacy and Unichem stores after the partnership ended on August 31.

Life Pharmacy and Unichem - two of NZ's biggest pharmacy players - have quit the loyalty scheme.

Triple-flipped house 'ok'

The house at 168 Hepburn Rd sold three times in one day - netting an $80,000 profit.

Ex-owner is angry $80,000 was made on her house in one day but the agent says she got the best price.

Shareholders told to accept Brierley bid

Shareholders of Kirkcaldie & Stains, now known as Wellington Merchants Limited, have been urged to accept Sir Ron ...

Kirks directors unanimously recommend shareholders to accept Sir Ron Brierley's take over offer.

To sit or not to sit? video

The benefits of adjustable height desks was discussed at The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand conference in ...

To sit or not to sit - fad or future: are adjustable height desks in the office needed?

Invercargill freight centre opens

South Port chairman Rex Chapman, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and South Port chief executive Mark O'Connor open ...

An official opening of South Port's freight centre has highlighted the development's benefit to the region.

Olympic golden boys on business

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray of New Zealand pose after winning the gold medal in the Men's Pair Final A on Day 6 of the ...

Bond and Murray offered words of wisdom in Queenstown today.

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