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Palmerston North software developer's holographic exhibitions to bring art out of the vaults

A Palmerston North project to create holographic exhibitions could revolutionise museum industry.

Rise in bad behaviour in Nelson CBD worries retailers

Drunkenness, violence, abuse, theft, rubbish and broken glass have retailers calling for action.

Pooches at the pub: Hamilton's The Keg Room offers a specially-prepared menu for dogs

No doggie bag needed as Hamilton pub encourages man's best friend to enjoy a meal with him.

NZ's waning sheep flock: Has our pastoral identity finally jumped the fence?

Sheep are a long-standing part of New Zealand culture, but as the national flock declines has a golden era ended?

1MBD scandal: Judge allows Malaysian businessman tussling for $370m in seized assets to take control of NZ trusts

Controversial businessman involved in huge alleged scandal is allowed to take control of NZ trusts.

Z Energy to help get curious drivers behind the wheel of an EV

Government-backed scheme should offer cheap way to check out an electric vehicle.

BNZ internet banking outage: Customers unable to bank online

Bank tells customers to cross their fingers as it investigates fault that's downed mobile and internet banking.

Invest in yourself in 2017

Invest in yourself and watch your human capital grow alongside your super and investment assets.

Get up close with Goat Island’s marine life in a see-through kayak

See what lies beneath the deep blue sea, without getting wet.

Empty branded bottles selling for as much as $416 as fake wine spreads through China

Fake news, fake art and now fake wines - there's huge money in filling empty vintage bottles with cheap plonk.

Wicked Campers key ring: 'Try not to be a c...'

"People love them. They say 'can I have more to take home overseas?'"

More than 500 job losses as more Pumpkin Patch stores to close

A further 68 Pumpkin Patch stores are to close by the end of January, resulting in up to 560 job losses.

Strict noise rules for contentious new Roys Peak Lodge as permission granted to build

Hush-hush ordered as permission granted for contentious lodge at Roys Peak near Wanaka.

Slave to Summer: Silly season for Waikato road workers

Jandals, shorts, singlets stay in the wardrobe as road construction workers face their busiest time of year.

Rolls-Royce emerges tarnished, but lucky despite NZ$1.15b fine

Despite a heavy fine for corruption and bribery and a dent to its reputation, Rolls-Royce has been spared criminal conviction.

Donald Trump's appointment of Xero's Chris Liddell: Does NZ not care about the values of its business leaders?

OPINION: Chris Liddell could be Mother Theresa or Mussolini. NZ never actually asked him his values.

Fonterra's great cheese expectations for South Korea

Koreans' taste for pizza is growing, to the benefit of Fonterra.

The one question this CEO starts every job interview with

Job interviews questions can be profound, tricky, or downright weird. This CEO keeps it simple.

Investigations but no progress on Christchurch-Dunedin passenger train, KiwiRail says

KiwiRail still investigating but it's not made any progress reviving passenger train between Christchurch and Dunedin.

Point England Reserve developers Ngati Paoa respond to public concerns

Iwi developing hundreds of houses on east Auckland reserve pours cold water over residents' concerns.

Up to 33,000 Chinese visitors expected in NZ for Year of the Rooster celebrations

Businesses cock-a-hoop for Year of the Rooster as up to 33,000 Chinese prepare to descend on NZ shores.

$36 billion on the card: Canstar reveals Kiwis' massive credit card interest bill

Kiwis spent more than $36 billion on their credit cards in 2016, but only a minority of them paid it back without interest.

New Zealand's sheep numbers continue to fall

Once, there were 22 sheep for every person in NZ. Now there are only 6 for each of us.

Spark joint-venture Southern Cross commits first $8m for new Pacific cable

Southern Cross Cable hopes government support for cable ventures will be 'bipartisan' as rival Hawaiki claims lead.

What's selling at the inauguration: Socks, mugs and Trump-scented candles

There's inauguration merchandise for everyone — even non-Trump supporters.

Taranaki company charges $120 to dump rubbish on the side of the road

He charged her $120, then dumped her rubbish on the roadside, but people think it's her fault.

Baby City fined $39k for selling non-compliant cots

Selling two models of non-compliant cots has cost baby products company Baby City almost $40,000.

Camera gives cyclists advanced warning from behind

He was knocked off the road by a vehicle, now cyclist Des Hughes is fighting back.

Tesla avoids recall in probe of death linked to Autopilot

No evidence of defects after investigation into the death of a man whose Tesla hit a truck while using its Autopilot system.

Taranaki hospitality players recognised by beer aficionados

Industry awards raise a glass to bar and breweries offering great service.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba becomes major Olympics sponsor

Chinese e-commerce giant teams with the IOC in an estimated $420m sponsorship deal.

Vegemite critic and rival Dick Smith cheers sale to Bega Cheese

Dick Smith buys A$250,000 of Bega Cheese shares after it bought Vegemite.

NZ Bankers' Association warns about survey scam

The unsolicited callers ask for personal information and claim to be doing a customer satisfaction survey.

Offensive Wicked Campers 'disappear' following censor ban

After national outcry, Wicked Campers seems to have toned down its offensive message.

Chart of the day: How long have jobless Kiwis been unemployed?

How long have jobless Kiwis been unemployed?

Auckland law firm warning Canterbury homeowners of shoddy steel

Thousands of Canterbury homeowners warned properties built since earthquake may contain shoddy steel mesh.

Cold and wet weather bad news for beekeepers

Southland beekeepers expecting honey production to be down 50 per cent as cool weather stings.

Anticipation builds over Cobb and Co's possible return to Palmerston North

Palmerston North Cobb and Co fans fizzing over the Kiwi favourite's possible return to the city.

Wait for legal action for South Canterbury Finance investors who lost millions could be over

Those who lost big when South Canterbury Finance went under about to find out if they have a case for compensation.

Hamilton ram raids plaguing city

Four people are facing charges after a number of ram raids in Hamilton.

Quake demolition creates empty lot eyesore, business association says

Owners of building torn down after quake say they have no plans for the site.

23 complaints about child photography business shamed for Northland privacy breach

Child photography business shamed for privacy breach also being investigated by Commerce Commission.

Auckland hair salon owner penalised $8000 by Employment Relations Authority for unjustified text message firing

Boss claimed he saw hairdresser working for a competing salon and fired her by text. Now he'll pay $8k.

Entries well up for new Kathmandu Coast to Coast event

The Coast to Coast has lost none of its aspirational hardcore spirit but it is more inclusive.

Freight ships not on the horizon but Kaikoura tourism staying afloat

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett makes her first trip to Kaikoura.

Million-dollar Upper Hutt manor Beechdale goes on market

Elegant Upper Hutt home was built for a pair of pioneering plastic surgeons.

American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket, just don't bring a bag

No carry-on bags will be allowed in overhead compartments under airline's stripped-down fare.

Airbus CEO sees 'flying car' prototype ready by end of year

The plane-maker's self-piloted flying car is an answer to congested cities and pollution.

Chris Liddell resigns as Xero chairman after Donald Trump administration appointment

Newly-appointed Donald Trump assistant will step down from Xero's board on Friday.

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