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Bank of New Zealand chasing Abel Tasman beach owner and others for millions

The owner of a pristine Abel Tasman beach is being chased for millions of dollars by the Bank of New Zealand.

Concerns raised about proposed fishing park in Marlborough Sounds

Nadine Taylor was disappointed to learn quota owners would receive compensation, but there was no provision for operators who leased quota.

Safety first when topping up empty Marlborough water tanks

Marlborough residents with empty water tanks should check companies trucking in water are meeting public health standards.

ASB Theatre fundraisers won't reveal identity of $500,000 donor

"The theatre trust appreciated every donation, no matter how small. We respect everything everyone's given us."

Central Auckland apartment offering $170pw for a bunk bed

Renting in central Auckland can be expensive - but $170 to share a bunk bed?

Kiwi business magnate and rich-lister John Spencer dies

John Spencer, who topped the Rich List for many years, has reportedly died in London.

South Port half-yearly net profit improves by 50 per cent

South Port's net profit improved by more than 50 per cent in the second half of 2015.

Sir Bob Jones buys Leaders building in central Wellington for $3.7m

Richlister Sir Bob Jones has bought a central Wellington building for $3.7m.

Tainui boss confident in Ruakura after Ports of Auckland announcement

Ruakura consents due in February, as Waikato's logistics credentials grow.

More signs of softening Auckland housing market: Westpac

House sales and prices up but data interpreted as being weak, especially in Auckland.

PropertyPlot raises $200,000 from Lightning Lab investor pitch

PropertyPlot, the first participant in a Christchurch cluster, has raised $200,000 from the programme only two months after the business started.

Shareholders Association warns Wynyard motion would give company 'carte blanche'

Shareholders Association to oppose Wynyard plan at shareholders' meeting.

Forlongs of Frankton leaves a seven-decade legacy

When Ralph and Evelyn Forlong switched from farming to selling furniture, their aim was to make just £40.

Marlborough Wine and Food Festival weekend offers rich pickings

Other events are being held around the festival to entice people to spend longer in Marlborough and extend the party atmosphere.

Former Conservative leader Colin Craig wants to build affordable homes

Ex-Conservatives leader Colin Craig wants to build affordable homes to ease Auckland's housing crisis.

Queenstown Airport runway extension completed, making headway for night flights

A six month project to extend Queenstown Airport's runway, allowing for night flights to the resort to start in July, has been completed.

Bell Tea buys Christchurch's Hummingbird coffee company

Bell Tea and Christchurch coffee roaster Hummingbird look to expand together.

Cash will not die, but more retails will become cashless

Retail experts doubt cash will die in 10 years, but expect some shops to stop accepting it.

Pukeko Pictures Thunderbirds Are Go! TV series to launch in US with Amazon

Pukeko Pictures' remake of cult TV show to be screened on demand on Amazon.

Girl on the Swing shuts city store, council and city business association disappointed

Cake store closes in Garden Place after daily dramas and multiple calls to police.

Marlborough CBD health check reveals not-so-healthy travel habits

Some people commented that conflict between pedestrians and drivers might be reduced by pedestrianising parts of the town centre.

Southland Blueberry farm aims to increase production tenfold in 2016

A Southland blueberry farm has the goal to increase its production tenfold in 2016.

Animal rights advocates exhort farmers to commit suicide

Attacks on dairy farmers from animal rights advocates are escalating, supporters say.

SkyCity convention centre deal starting to pay off

Casino operator quickly profits from extra gaming machines under government deal.

Tuna treaty negotiations signal grave consequences for Pacific

Government hopes the US and Pacific nations can come to an agreement on fishing rights.

Couple on trial charged with stealing $2.3m from Mighty River Power

Auckland couple deny six charges of deceiving Mighty River Power.

4500 new homes in latest announcement of Special Housing Areas

An iconic Herne Bay pub is among the sites being redeveloped under the Government's Auckland housing plan.

Solid Energy has decision "pending" on whether to close Stockton

Solid Energy says its West Coast mine is still losing money and it's looking at its closure.

Work finished on $70 million Pohokura platform project

The Pohokura platform has undergone a $70 million spruce up

John Milford: business sentiment backs a longer Wellington Airport runway

Wellington Chamber of Commerce claims members see strong benefits from extension.

Sex-tech entrepreneur Cindy Gallop says NZ could 'clean-up' in industry

It's love, not porn, says sex-tech entrepreneur Cindy Gallop - and she believes NZ could play a big part.

National guest nights rise for 21 months straight

Guest nights on the rise across all accommodation types.

Emirates releases Auckland to Dubai pricing

Emirates releases sharp pricing for new Auckland to Dubai service.

Petrol prices drop for second time this week to lowest in more than a year

Petrol prices are at a fresh year low after another drop in the price of oil.

Cycle trainer Revbox plans European expansion with Belgian distribution deal

The designer of a New Zealand-made training bike has found a distributor in Europe.

New app Safely launched at Southern Field Days

New app helps busy, tech-savvy farmers deal with health and safety.

Wine company Indevin snaps up Winegrowers of Ara vineyards in Marlborough

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Kerepehi icecream factory looking for staff

The Waikato's newest icecream factory is on the hunt for workers.

Councils oppose Easter shop trading bylaws

New Easter shop rules get support, but bylaws needed to make them work make it "costly" and "complicated".

Highest rental returns found in Gisborne, realestate.co.nz survey finds

Sunny Gisborne is the best place in NZ for would-be landlords looking for a good return.

Dick Smith Australia bleeds over $3 million a week as deal looms

Across the Tasman, the troubled retailer is losing over $3 million a week.

Sellers of Auckland houses now want $100k more than they did last year

People selling Auckland houses now want far more than they did last year.

Where's the love for Twitter gone?

Here's 140 characters or less - Twitter is in trouble.

Intueri suspends dividends under shadow of Serious Fraud Office enquiry

The private education provider is under the shadow of a Serious Fraud Office enquiry.

'No hubba-hubba' slogan inventor Hendrix Brown starts Maori language business

Man who wrote "no rubba, no hubba-hubba" slogan enters te reo Maori business.

Auckland bus union action to continue until negotiations are made

Auckland bus passengers face more disruption to their daily commutes

Phone companies say Kiwis should be 'proud' of their telcos

They've long been the butt of grumbles from consumers, but our phone companies insist they're amazing.

Dairy worker visa fraud accused 'faced death threats'

Threats against her life not enough to keep Loraine Anne Jayme's name secret.

Ports of Auckland set to develop multimillion dollar freight hub in Waikato

Ports of Auckland is moving ahead with plans to develop a Waikato freight hub.

Pattrick Smellie: A tale of John and two Malcolms

OPINION: OPINION: Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, will take the stage next week for what should have been a mutual love-in.
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