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Owners and workers in frenzied rush to comply with workplace health and safety law

Business owners are in a "headless chooks" rush to get ready for new health and safety law.

West Coast awaits decision on Solid Energy's future

The Government has been warned not to sell the West Coast's Stockton Mine in a "fire sale".

Origin Energy's sale of 53pc stake good for Contact: analyst

The sale of Origin Energy's 53 per cent stake in Contact Energy is welcome, an analyst says.

Rapidly growing tech firm VMob delays plan to list on Australian stock market

Auckland cloud software company shelves plans to list on the Australian stock market this year.

Gargantuan slump in world commodity prices in July: ANZ

World dairy prices collapse more than 23 per cent in July to 11-year lows.

Boozing dockworker wins right to appeal dismissal

A dockworker, fired after an eight-hour booze-up, is taking his case back to the Employment Court.

Dollar and interest rates need to fall further, says Berl

The New Zealand dollar should fall another 10 per cent to around the US60c mark and official interest rates eventually come down to just 1.5 per cent, according to BERL.

Insurer Suncorp's NZ profit jumps 64pc, Christchurch claims unsettled

Fair weather boosts profits at one of NZ's biggest insurance groups, Vero and AA Insurance.

QV figures show house values rising at fastest rate since 2007

House prices across NZ have have increased at the fastest rate since 2007 - a whopping 10 per cent.

Home repair risk in Canterbury, building industry warns

Warning that Christchurch's housing rebuild could be compromised as cash quake payouts increase.

Farming syndicates penalised under overseas act

Two farming syndicates linked to deceased businessman Allan Hubbard have been penalised.

Wine Bill amendment to clarify origins

Wine industry figures expect a new law clarifying a wine's origin to come into force later this year.

Online 'directory' scamming small businesses, Commerce Commission warns

Firms are being tricked into signing up to an online business directory - for a $1411 annual fee.

Kiwi confidence trumps Aussie gloom: Mastercard survey

Kiwi consumers are growing more confident, but New Zealand is still below the Asia-Pacific average.

Tuatapere's famous sausages set to make a comeback, kind of

The famous Tuatapere Sausages may be gone, but "very similar" snags may be coming to your plates soon.

Dairy, Australian interest rate could affect NZ dollar

A busy Tuesday with the dairy auction and Australian interest rate decision could prompt moves in the NZ dollar.

July New Vehicle Registrations Still in High Gear

New car sales in July are up almost 3 per cent on the same month last year to new record levels, but commercial vehicle sales tapped the brakes in the month, dropping almost 5 per cent.

Tourism Holdings sees higher 2019 profit

Tourism operator Tourism Holdings Ltd forecasting growth in net profit to at least $30 million in the 2019 financial year.

President Obama heralds impact of US power plant greenhouse gas limits

US president Barack Obama reveals plan to dramatically cut emissions from US power plants.

Ancient waterway delays Avon River steps

An ancient waterway under Oxford Tce will delay construction of steps as part of the Avon River precinct.

Greek stocks plunge 16pc as market reopens after debt crisis shutdown

The market tanked when it reopened after a five-week shutdown during Greece's debt crisis.

Wellington launches own commercial property awards

Wellington to honour its own commercial property trailblazers.

Volunteer injured at speedway is furious no-one can be held accountable

A speedway volunteer who had both legs broken in an accident has no legal protection.

Maori Council ditches Donna Hall's law firm over TPP claim

Wellington lawyer's firm dismissed from handling Maori Council's TPP claim.

TGH to sell up to half of The Base

Half of Waikato-Tainui's flagship development, The Base shopping centre, will go up for sale as the tribe seeks to free up cash.

Christchurch company fined for container breach

A Christchurch business has been fined more than $16,000 after dumping contaminated soil.

Solid Energy in 'precarious position', says John Key

State-owned company Solid Energy could know its fate within a matter of weeks, Key says.

John Key optimistic TPP will pass despite collapse of talks

Prime Minister is disappointed but not surprised that free-trade deal ground to a halt in Hawaii.

Henderson's business affairs under court probe

Christchurch bankrupt Dave Henderson wants out of bankruptcy but must face a court probe first.

John Key expects 'intense' weeks of TPP talks but rejects delay till October

John Key expects several weeks of "intense negotiations" towards the TPP trade deal.

Trilogy International flags big profit increase for the first half year

Shares in cosmetics and candle maker Trilogy International jumped 21 per cent after the company flagged a tripling in half year profits.

Jetpack flying machines to be made in China

Jetpack flying machine company Martin Aircraft will have its flying machines produced in China.

Former employee claims she was entitled to repayment in $1.4 million fraud trial

Employee believed she was entitled to reimburse herself for payments she made using company money.

Fatter, less flatulent cows good for planet, and for farmers

Kiwi scientist helps find feed additive that cuts farm methane emissions.

The price of an unquestionably strong banking system

The price of an unquestionably strong banking system

Gender pay gap widening in NZ accounting industry

The pay difference between male and female chartered accountants has blown out to an 'unacceptable' $45,000.

Icehouse scholarship gives small businesses chance to grow

Group of small business get a leg-up through a scholarship from business growth hub The Icehouse.

Tiwai Smelter deal signed between Meridian Energy and NZAS

Aluminium production will continue at Bluff's Tiwai Point smelter, meaning a huge sigh of relief for Southland.

Logging transport firm Waimea Contract Carriers to trade on despite $16m debt

Creditors vote in favour of repayment deal to keep Waimea Contract Carriers in business.

Beef+Lamb NZ proposes not to lift farmer levy

Beef+Lamb NZ has proposed to keep the levies paid by farmers at existing rates until 2022.

Guilty plea over Tokoroa forestry death

A forestry company has pleaded guilty to breaches of safety laws that resulted in the death of Charles Finlay.

Timaru firm Pivot Accounting announces KPMG merger

KPMG's Timaru office and South Canterbury firm Pivot Accounting have announced they will merge.

Lessons from chocolate-maker Whittaker's achievements

Whittaker's is an overnight success that's been over 100 years in the making.

Think engagement, not employment

OPINION: Some towns you visit feel vibrant and busy while others felt more like a black hole. Why is that?

Hart Jewellers moves next door

If you have dropped by Hart Jewellers lately you might notice something different.

Don't let them eat cake- how to chew yourself out of a job at Harrods

Borderline behaviour is the fertiliser for litigation.

Greek debt crisis: The optimist's guide

There are so many ways things could go wrong in Greece, it's easy to miss how things could go right.

Busy economic week could see a bumpy ride for NZ dollar

A number of events coming up this week have the potential to move the NZ dollar.

Commerce Commission alleges price fixing by PGG Wrightson, Elders NZ

Price fixing by PGG Wrightson and Elders NZ is alleged by the competition watchdog.

Sudima airport hotel redevelopment on track

Sudima Christchurch Airport opens new rooms as part of a $25 million upgrade.
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