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Wattie's customer finds baked beans a bit light

A baked beans fan has encountered a weighty problem.

Canty manufacturer excited about TPPA

Canterbury manufacturers say the wishes of the dairy sector aren't everything.

Labour to carry on regardless of TPPA - Ardern

Whatever fine print remains to be revealed in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a future Labour Government will carry on regardless.

Investment could turn sheep milking into NZ's next billion dollar industry

According to some experts, sheep milking could become a billion dollar industry in NZ.

Winery now facing liquidation over unpaid tax bill

A $220,000 unpaid tax bill is the latest financial hurdle a Sentry Hill Winery will need to conquer if it wants to stay in business.

Queenstown's Five Mile set to open

Businesses are gearing up to open at Queenstown's Five Mile with more than 200 new jobs created.

Ministry breaks down TPPA tariff gains; dairy, meat the biggest winners

Trade negotiators were almost dead on their feet. What did they achieve?

Siblings' property U-turn lands in court

Court hears how two siblings sold their home at auction, then changed their minds within days.

Aucklanders look to regions for work

The cost of living and houses appears to be driving more Aucklanders to look for work elsewhere.

Media boss pleads guilty to fraud

Former boss of publishing company admits charges laid by Serious Fraud Office.

Apple and Google top the world's 'best brands'

It is all about technology and cars in this year's Interbrand best global brands report.

The Islamic State economy: Where the poor starve and the tax man carries a whip

Before the Islamic State captured a town in Syria, gas for the stove cost the equivalent of 50 cents. But as the militants settled in, the cost shot up to US$32 (NZ$49).

Trip to China opens agribusiness experts eyes on trade

A Waikato agribusiness expert has some tips on how to trade with China.

Growth in new jobs slowing

National job growth is slowing but numbers of applications for those jobs are rising.

Auckland house prices at 'crossroads' after hitting record high in September, says agency

Nearly a third of Auckland homes sold by Barfoot & Thompson in September went for more than $1m.

Judge imposes 'modest' fine for workplace accident at New Plymouth warehouse

Two companies have been fined over a workplace accident which knocked a man out.

Hell Pizza confirms Timaru restaurant

Hell Pizza has confirmed it will open a Timaru Restaurant about March 2016. Hell is expected to be a tenant in The Landing 

Not much gained from TPPA deal - Nelson activist

The announcement of the TPPA highlights what the nation has lost, says a Graeme O'Brien.

Economist who branded NZ economy rockstar says 'don't panic'

HSBC says New Zealand now 'middle of the pack' but has good prospects.

Wall St jumps as investors eye rate hike delay, oil up

US stocks have risen for the fifth day in a row on the back of rising oil prices and a possible delay in interest rates hike.

Broadband customers being short-changed

Vanessa Beetson, who lives on Schoolhouse Rd, says she and many other Spark customers are being ripped off by their broadband plan, which in fact only delivers dial-up speed.

Savvy customers force companies to cut prices at highest level since 1999

Businesses are slashing prices at the highest rate since 1999 as consumers lose confidence in the economy.

TPPA 'bigger opportunity than China free trade deal' says Business NZ

Business leaders are welcoming the signing of a Trans Pacific Partnership deal, with one claiming it represents a bigger opportunity than the free trade deal with China.

Mike Yardley: New Zealand dragging chain on multi-national tax-dodgers

OPINION: New Zealand must pounce on multi-national tax dodgers like Google, Facebook and Apple.

Financial services in EU firing line

OPINION: The European Union is considering the controversial "Robin Hood tax".

Stink brews over Tasman District Council rubbish contract

Nelson waste management firm Can Plan believes the Tasman District Council's contract with a rival business breaches the Commerce Act.

Whittaker's Chocolate finding sweet success in Malaysia

Whittaker's mash-ups have been hugely popular here, but Asian consumers have different tastes.

No increased medicine costs under TPPA

Kiwis won't face increased medicine costs as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

ANZ had 3% of workers breach code of conduct in 2014

ANZ has revealed about 3 per cent of its staff breached its code of conduct for employees.

NZ dollar supported but not by TPP

The NZ dollar is finding support through continued concern over when the US central bank will lift rates and also through another positive outlook for the GlobalDairyTrade auction.

BP to pay US$20 billion in fines for Gulf of Mexico spill

Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 will end up costing BP more than US$20 billion in fines.

Man seriously injured after after falling into freezer hold on boat in Bluff

Man survives half an hour in -20 degrees after falling into a freezing hold on a boat in Bluff.

Stark Property breathes new life into Knox St building

A former medical lab on the back door step of Hamilton's hospitality precinct will be stripped back to its core and given a facelift.

Job losses at Porirua Ericsson plant blamed on changing demand in NZ market

Ericsson is dumping one third of its staff at its Porirua factory, citing market changes.

Bumper Southland cruise ship season expected

The Southland cruise ship industry is gearing up for its biggest summer season.

National science and research investment strategy released by Government

Improved planning and private investment among key points of national science strategy.

Harvey Norman customers may seek legal action over online sales glitch

Some Harvey Norman customers are considering legal action against the retailer over an online sales glitch.

Erin Reilly: Create a Community Where Complaining is OK

OPINION: It's OK to moan when you run a business by yourself.

Borrowers must take active interest in home loan

OPINION: If you want to get ahead, you can't afford to leave your mortgage alone.

Hundreds evacuate Dunedin Cadbury factory after 'ammonia cloud'

Cadbury launches investigation into ammonia leak which caused factory evacuation streets to be shutdown.

Wool merger could lead to 'hundreds' of job losses, Godfrey Hirst warns

The Commerce Commission has 'shifted the goalposts' in backing a merger in wool processing, carpet-maker Godfrey Hirst says

KiwiSaver members net $3 billion in investment returns

KiwiSaver contributors are $3b better-off on paper thanks to strong investment returns.

One in five at risk of workplace bullying

An expert says bullying is rife in New Zealand workplaces.

Kiwi Regional Airlines gears up for big test

New Zealand's newest airline is three weeks away from its first passenger flight, with one big test remaining.

End in sight for multinational tax rorts?

What will OECD recommendations for multinationals to pay their share of tax mean in NZ?

3D model to map Auckland's changing environment

A new centre for environmental engineering research promises to deliver for the public and private sectors.

After four years of talks, Westpac retains most of Government banking contract

Westpac has retained the bulk of the government banking contract, following a tendering process which dragged on for years.

Wynyard Group announces executive to take on product role

Wynyard Group looks to enhance its product development efforts.

Southland wood supply suitable: report

A Southland scheme to reduce remissions has received a confidence boost.
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