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Hefty rates increase to pay for Auckland transport

Auckland Council votes overwhelmingly in favour of a $99-a-year extra transport levy.

BNZ profit jumps 28 per cent on stronger margins

Stronger profit margins helped the bank's half-year profit leap 28 per cent.

Spark launches new attack on internet pricing

Commerce Commission told to justify why wholesale internet prices are 'massively out of line'.

Defamation proceedings issued by banker

Investment banker Stephen Jennings has issued defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.

Details emerge of NZ extortion attack

Companies have been told they will be knocked offline if they don't pay up.

Film studio in Hobsonville gains support

Film-makers applaud an idea to turn old Auckland Air Force hangars into film studio space.

Z Energy lifts profit margins on fuel

Fuel retailer says it has not been making "windfall" profits because of falling world oil prices.

Landlord charges Filipino workers per-bed rent

A landlord is charging Filipino workers up to $145 a week for a single bed in a seven bedroom house.

Kim Kardashian's secrets to business success

Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, there's no denying she's a savvy businesswoman.

Kiwi dollar drops following latest labour market figures

Kiwi dollar fell against the Australian currency following the release of labour market figures.

Retailers relying on list in battle against shoplifters

Ursula Allen was Christmas shopping at the Warehouse when she was asked to leave. She was on the list. It was "humiliating".

WorkSafe inspectors don't want to be the bad guys

WorkSafe staff say they prefer education to enforcement when it comes to farm safety.

Governing for present and future generations

From shearing shed hand to corporate strategist to company director - it has been quite a journey for Mavis Mullins.

Unemployment stays up at 5.8 per cent

The Reserve Bank will likely cut official interest rates twice this year, according to economists, throwing more fuel on the housing market fire.

May's Bakery's Timaru cafes for sale

May's Bakery's Stafford St businesses are for sale and its southern shop could be remodelled if no buyer emerges.

Talent pool shrinking in Christchurch

Finding competent candidates for jobs is becoming harder in Christchurch as the pool of local workers shrinks.

James Cameron's eye on the C-prize - improving drone technology for film

Movie mogul James Cameron is supporting more innovation in the emerging technology.

Are you doing your bit to help young Kiwis?

OPINION: How can you help youngsters bridge the gap between learning and work?

Holy cow - number 209 sells for $20,000

Cow number 209 is no ordinary cow.

More Stockton Mine job cuts expected

Stockton Mine workers have been called to a meeting in Westport on Thursday.

Delegat group buys Hawke's Bay farm for $29m

Delegat Group has acquired land in Hawke's Bay to support long term growth.

1080 blackmail threat still live

MPI describes the 1080 blackmail threat as "live", more than a month after deadline set by blackmailer to contaminate infant formula.

'Stay-at-home' militants biggest terrorist threat

Terrorism expert advises NZ 'soft targets' like hotels to screen staff for terrorism risk.

Climate Justice change position on Maui gas field consent

A Taranaki environmental advocacy group has changed its tone on the Maui gas field consent application opting to support it under strict conditions.

Investiture ceremony held at Auckland's Government House

Former Telecom chief executive and co-founder of My Food Bag says she is honoured to be seen as a role model to other women in business.

Forman Insulation job losses in Taranaki

The Taranaki branch of Forman Insulation is closing and 18 people are set to lose their jobs, a union leader has said.

Auckland University one of 70 affected by faulty Fletcher Building concrete

More sites affected by Fletchers' weak concrete.

New Christchurch home amongst greenest in NZ

A house under construction in Christchurch will be amongst the greenest in New Zealand.

Whitcoulls looks to reconfigure stores, but no new boss yet

Whitcoulls still looking for a leader as it reshapes its focus and locations.

Apple keeps Buckley Systems busy

Touch screen tech company flat out.

Crown negotiates with EQC to recover $330m for red zone

The Crown is still waiting to recover an estimated $330 million for the residential red zone properties it acquired post-quake.

New car sales up again in April

New car and commercial vehicle sales have turned in the best April since 1989.

Briscoe on track for bigger profit

Retailer on track to beat last year's profit with sales up for the first three months.

Tribeca Homes put into liquidation

High Court places home investment company into liquidation.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg emerges to speak at husband David Goldberg's memorial

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg describes relationship with late husband as "truest partnership that I could imagine".

Invercargill and Tauranga chosen for first state house sales

First sale of hundreds of state houses to community housing providers announced.

Why companies should stalk customers' social media feeds

Want to target customers using social media? Try stalking them a bit first.

Not much in the cupboard for English to dine on

OPINION: Bill English must feel a little like Mother Hubbard when he looks at the Budget he will bring down in two weeks time. So much to do, such an empty cupboard.

Mega says listing remains 'on the cards'

A reverse takeover of Mega by shell company TRS has been abandoned.

Carr Group picks up more seed business

Mid Canterbury family picks up more agriculture business after winning the distribution rights to sell Pacific Seeds products.

Record bets as Mayweather Pacquiao fans hit casinos

Floyd Mayweather's victory over Manny Pacquiao was a huge payday for host MGM.

Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction prices hit five-year low

Prices have continued to fall at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Domino's to offer pizza driver tracking app

Inspired by Uber, Domino's pizza lovers will soon be able to use their smartphones to track their orders' journey.

Tree accident leads to big fine for Auckland company

A contractor struck by a falling tree trunk suffered a fractured skull and severe brain injuries.

Dave Henderson's paid own power bill before PAYE

Dave Henderson paid his personal power bill from company funds but left IRD waiting for PAYE tax.

Porirua real estate agent feels 'vindicated'

The Porirua real estate agent found guilty of disgraceful conduct has been fined $10,000, but says the leniency of the fine clears him of suspicion.

Auckland retirement village proposal pushes limits

Retirement village plans in Remuera have put residents' backs up.

Genetics the answer for high quality pasture-fed beef

New Zealand is in serious trouble with its beef industry, according to angus breeder Gerald Hargreaves.

Still in the beekeeping game after 40 years

Beekeeping runs in the family for Paul Bartrum.

Faulty concrete supplied to Auckland's $1.4b Waterview Connection

Faulty concrete was supplied to a huge roading project in Auckland.
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