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New website aims to encourage investment

A fear of the unknown may be putting some Kiwis off investing in the sharemarket.

Torn liver, fractured spine just some of injuries suffered at Uni of Otago building

University of Otago apologises to woman left disabled after slipping at a building subject to dozens of complaints.

Southland needs to diversify to survive - Steven Joyce

Southland cannot rely on its biggest employers to remain strong in the future, Steven Joyce says.

Woop takes on My Food Bag in fight for country’s kitchens

Popular food delivery service My Food Bag faces increased competition from new rivals like Woop.

Hubbard investors receive much less than expected

About 300 investors in Hubbard Management Fund have received their original $35.6 million of capital back.

Matching yourself with a credit card

Finding the right credit card for you is only a matter of patience and a bit of research.

Air New Zealand and Air China alliance cleared for take off

New alliance for Air New Zealand will bring cheaper airfares, Transport Minister says.

On ya bike? Bicycle injuries top list for NZ Post work accidents

NZ Post employees fall victim to their bikes more than they do to dogs when it comes to work-related incidents. 

Gas price to go up for residential customers in October

Consumers look set to pay more on their gas bills from October.

International destinations not a flyer from regions

Airport boss says there are no plans for airlines to fly internationally from regional airports.

Possible $29 million divorce wrangle reaches Supreme Court

A businessman's divorce that could be worth $29 million will go before the Supreme Court.

Much hyped milk arrives in Marlborough

Marlborough milk lovers can finally celebrate as the much hyped Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk arrives on South Island shores from Wednesday.

Meet Waikato's dog whisperer

It started out with a notepad and an 11 year-old girl. Now Selina McIntyre calls herself the dog whisperer.

Fighting the law on holiday leave

The world of work is changing, but are our laws keeping up?

New era of cheaper airfares may be here for good

ANALYSIS: While the $9 airfares are clearly unsustainable, lower prices may be here to stay.

Extension of UFB network to be completed by end of 2022

Communications Minister Amy Adams says she is open to all proposals to expand broadband network.

Does Lewis Rd coffee milk make the cut?

Just how does Lewis Road Creamery's coffee milk compare to the competition?

Beekeeper unsure what summer will bring

The plight of bees is under the spotlight with the industry-led Bee Aware Month promotion kicking off.

Erin Reilly: 365 days later

This year has been the hardest yet most rewarding year of my life.

Most Fonterra farmers expected to take up interest-free loan

Most dairy farmers predicted to take advantage of a Fonterra interest-free loan to help them through this season.

Tourism core part of Canterbury economic strategy

Mayors work to keep Christchurch and the Canterbury region a calling point for visitors.

Foodies keen on boutique beefalo meat

As Kiwis find a taste for boutique meat Southland businesses look set to profit.

Flexi Buy truck shop former director Vikram Mehta charged by watchdog

Charges have been laid against one of two truck shops under investigation by the Commerce Commission.

Money Week live chat: Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell discusses KiwiSaver and retirement issues.

Kiwis keeping partners in dark on finances

Many Kiwi couples are so hesitant to talk about money that some do not even know what each other earns.

New agency to unlock potential of $1b worth of Auckland Council land

A new agency to turn under-used Auckland land into housing has opened its doors.

Record Auckland house price effect continues to spread:QV

Auckland's house prices are rising the fastest in over a decade, and are being felt across the upper North Island.

Sir Edmund Hillary's daughter applauds 'beautiful' new NZ banknotes

Sir Ed's daughter has a big thumbs up to the clearer picture of her father on the new $5 note.

OceanaGold boosts production forecasts for 2015

OceanaGold expects higher gold production following purchase of Waihi Gold Mine

Rural Equities says lower milk price impacts earnings

Farm-owning group Rural Equities says its annual earnings have been hit by dairy decline.

Editorial: Your move, Air New Zealand

OPINION: OPINION: Let the airfare price wars begin - and not a moment too soon.

NZ's vehicle sales a game of dairying and non-dairying

Dairy payout fall slowing down new vehicle sales in areas where dairy farming is a big part of the economy.

Farm's $5.25m sale seen as confidence sign

A recent $5.25m sale price for a large Waikato rural property seen as continued resilience in the dairy sector.

Former All Blacks captain David Kirk backs Straker Translations

Straker Translations puts NXT listing on ice after getting backing from David Kirk investment firm.

Lewis Rd Creamery releases two new milk brews

The company that created consumer hysteria with its chocolate milk is back for another round, and reckons it might even have something better on the cards.

Mileage rate change may increase tax obligations

OPINION: Inland Revenue's new mileage rate may see you pay more tax.

Jetstar news a hit with travellers

Jetstar's announcement of its push into the regions has already prompted a ticket sale by Air New Zealand.

NZ dollar tumbles below US64c on back of low business confidence

'Suffering' NZ dollar falls by almost 2 cents against the greenback after business confidence slumps.

New Bluff wind farm can power 2500 homes

With turbines churning on a grey day, Southland's newest wind farm is officially up and running.

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

The Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on staff travel costs in the past five years.

John Key claims mood 'reasonably positive' as optimism hits six year low

Business confidence slips to a six-year low amid warnings growth could grind to a halt.

Wellington On a Plate 'year-round tourism driver'

Wellington On a Plate has left a lasting appetite in the capital, contributing millions to the regional economy.

Most plan to hold onto KiwiSaver after 65

Many older Kiwis don't know what they'll do with their KiwiSaver nest eggs.

A 'descent into unprofessionalism' - Auckland lawyer guilty of misconduct

A controversial Auckland lawyer has once again been found guilty of misconduct.

Vector Arena concerts to increase in size and frequency

More large-scale concerts are tipped for Auckland's Vector Arena following its sale.

Foreign investment in Silver Fern Farms opposed by farmers

Farmer shareholders are up in arms at the prospect of foreign investment in Silver Fern Farms (SFF).

Air NZ joins $9 price war, Jetstar announces new NZ routes

Air NZ offers its own $9 fares after Jetstar opens a sale on its new regional routes.

Wellington business opportunities at New Zealand China Mayoral Forum

Wellington is open for business and keen to attract Chinese investors to the capital.

West Auckland house sells for almost double CV and three times 2009 price

Two determined bidders drove the price of 6 St Margaret Place to 89 per cent above CV.

SkyCity Auckland does away with 'zero hours' contracts

SkyCity Auckland staff on collective agreements guaranteed set amount of weekly hours.
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