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Limeworks company to pay $100,000 to dead worker's partner

Limeworks company to pay $100,000 to worker's partner after "horrific" death.

From the point of view of success, a CV of failures is nothing but a humble brag

OPINION: It's easy to be blasé about failure when you've had some success.

Wellington's $28m week: Capital prepares to feast on British & Irish Lions tour

Next year's rugby tour could be worth $28 million to Wellington, in just one week.

Budget 2016: It's not so tough at the top while the bottom 'gets ignored'

Incomes for households at the top have increased by $28,000, while down the bottom it's not so rosy.

Proposal to change Blenheim's name to Marlborough City not that unusual

Blenheim isn't the first town to consider a name change. How would you like to live in Google?

Lotto's 'online scratchies' plan raises problem gambling concerns

Lotto wants phone-accessible "instant win games" - but anti-gambling groups are worried.

John Key says no Auckland housing crisis, but 76 per cent of voters want more action

John Key won't call Auckland housing a crisis, but three-quarters of Kiwis say otherwise.

'It's the end of energy and transportation as we know it' - Tony Seba

Revolution in solar, batteries will render conventional energy, transport "obsolete in 15 years".

A beginner's guide to the housing crisis: Who says what?

Do we have a housing crisis, or a challenge? And what's the difference? We break it down for you.

New rail operator Transdev promises big things, including longer trains

Wellington commuters are promised longer trains, smarter staff and better service.

Karl Reipen's coastal estate for sale for $8.5 million

It has an indoor equestrian centre, stables, a vineyard, multiple homes and is selling for $8.5m.

Budget 2016: Did the Finance Minister's 'no comment' just give away a Budget secret?

Days before the Budget, we've learned Bill English is averse to answering questions about an extension to paid parental leave, writes Tracy Watkins.

Christchurch City Council's $100m funding to 'smooth bumpy roads'

The city council is vowing to fix Christchurch's bumpy roads after shortcomings in the infrastructure repair programme. 

Government ordered to reveal details of Crown limo use after three-year battle

Ombudsman says releasing ministers' use of tax-funded cars is of strong public interest.

Qatar Football World Cup contract for Kiwi electric motor maker AuCom

A Christchurch company making motors for air conditioners has been called in for the 2022 Football World Cup in Qatar.

Budget 2016: Government under pressure to take the heat off housing

ANALYSIS: The Government is feeling the strain to sort Auckland's housing problems - what will it deliver?

Bay of Plenty's economy holds tight grip as top regional performer

Bay of Plenty's housing and construction market has helped it secure its status as top performing region.

Analysts toast F&P Healthcare's success as shares settle above $10

Health technology firm shows global exporters can succeed on NZX says analyst.

Civil engineer mortified by diverted stream the district court hears

A farmer's diversion of a stream has left a civil engineer mortified.

Area360 launches Ticketure, in a bid to disrupt the major ticketing companies

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

Big banks could ditch exposure to coal projects in five years

A report suggests the big lenders could almost completely stop coal lending within five years.

Another 26 hotels needed for tourist boom

A report on the hotel market suggests the major tourist centres need an extra 26 hotels over the next decade.

90 Seconds' Tim Norton: how Kiwi firms can secure world class investment

Tim Norton explains how his video production company won investment from the company that invested in Apple and Google.

Budget: Help is on the way for those most in need, says John Key

Help for those most in need in the Budget, John Key says.

Perth kebab shop server challenged to a wrestling match for a free falafel

Some visiting Americans met their match when they challenged a Kwinana kebab shop server to a wrestling match to win some free falafels.

Blenheim Business Association holding event to showcase future direction

A Blenheim business group wants to firm up its membership, secure funding and encourage businesses to collaborate.

Seven ways to answer difficult job interview questions about money

What do you say when you're asked what you currently earn during a job interview?

NZ a land of opportunity for entrepreneur Marian Makkar

Auckland entrepreneur Marian Makkar shares how growing up in the Middle East and coming to NZ shaped her views on business and being a woman.

Jobs secured after Ericsson sells Porirua factory for $5.5m

Swedish specialist cabling firm takes on factory's 19 remaining staff.

Nathan Penny: Time to break the digital drought for farmers

Farmers would prefer greater access to fast broadband than cash handouts in Thursday's Budget.

Napier finance company accused of charging unreasonable fees

Napier finance company faces 32 charges laid by Commerce Commission

Bookshop forced to close after single complaint

A neighbour's complaint cost Ben Kemp, but they won't tell him what he did wrong.

$1 Lamborghini auction from Trade Me rival, but there's a catch

Handbrake's on the promotion unless auction site achieves 50,000 paying members.

National conference needed to tackle housing issues - Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne calls for nationwide housing conference, saying "piecemeal" solutions aren't enough.

NZ grass-fed milk preferred for infant formula by US firm Munchkin

US firm is sourcing milk from NZ cows grazing on grass because of its health benefits.

Callaghan Innovation boss Mary Quin joins Westpac board

New Westpac director Mary Quin once wrestled an AK47 from a captor while a hostage in Yemen.

Demand prompts new $100m retirement village in Richmond

Five retirement villages under development to accommodate growing elderly population.

Ugg-ly legal battle shapes up as Australian boot maker fights to use 'ugg'

Little Aussie battler is taken on by US footwear giant over the use of the 'ugg' label.

Nelson in good shape but must play to its strengths, says Findlater

Working with Nelson's sister cities is the key to building a business relationship with China, says Bill Findlater.

New Zealand's $750 billion man in London calls for compulsory saving

The New Zealander named as one of Britain's 500 most influential people calls on Kiwis to tackle low savings rates.

Budget 2016: The pressure points - mental health in New Zealand

 In the second of a pre-budget data series on the health system, we look at the pressures of mental health in NZ.

Cash strapped council insurer seeks 15 per cent director fee hike

Ratepayer-backed insurer wants to hike directors' fees by 15 per cent, even though it can't write new business.

Interactive: See how your household income compares

Are you as well off as you think you are? Compare your household to the rest of NZ with our income calculator.

Amuri Park owners seek tenant support for redevelopment plan

The owner of a spaceship-like Christchurch office complex is asking tenants to stay for a redevelopment rather than skate into the central city.

Budget 2016: $700m needed for health to stand still: CTU

Anything less than $700m and the health system won't keep up, say unions.

Joseph Parker 'nowhere near' ready for top boxing echelon, says Sir Bob Jones

A world title shot promises Parker's biggest payday yet, but his former manager says he'll earn more in NZ.

Jetstar fined for deliberately ignoring order not to allow deported passenger to board

A deportee flew back to NZ after an airline employee deliberately spelt their name wrong to avoid a "do not board" warning.

Good TV aims to fill gap for online entertainment parents can trust

Hollywood studios supportive of NZ family-friendly online TV venture, says founder.

Countdown brings in click and collect at all its supermarkets

Countdown beats Foodstuffs to the punch on national click and collect service in battle for online customers.

Big snow dump blankets southern ski fields

With the ski season just weeks away from opening, a heavy snow dump has blanketed South Island fields.
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