InterIslander ferry Aratere is to make daily freight-only return sailing between Wellington and Picton on one engine.
A record $60 million settlement fund has been almost completely paid out to investors in a failed financial product called Credit Sails.
Electronic transactions figures reveal Christmas shopping is underway with spending up 8.6 per cent.
180 taxi drivers have begun a hunger strike at Auckland Airport as an industrial spat continues.
A Christchurch red-zoned couple will get $550,000 from their insurer after the High Court rejected their bid for $1.3m.
The average national price rose 9.2 per cent over the past year, with Auckland leading the way.
Telecom got a pretty good price for its Australian business unit, AAPT, all things considered, analysts say.
The govt agency failed to do its job properly when it granted Anadarko consent for oil exploration, court hears.
NZ Bankers' Association offers tips on avoiding fraud and scams which could put a damper on the holiday season.
Tertiary textbook company, Bennetts Group, has acquired the assets of Jasons Travel Media from the receivers.
The stainless steel manufacturer has licensed its "breakthrough sterilisation" technology to a large US medical sector firm.
Meat exporter ANZCO Foods has turned around its last-season loss to record a post-tax profit of $12.2 million for the year to September
MPI red tape nearly prevented cheesemaker's entry reaching world awards where it won a silver medal.
Better sales of metal products and in oil and coal product manufacturing helped offset a fall in meat and dairy products in the September quarter.
Bill English's tough talk follows investor concerns about the investment environment.
At least 40 firm are registered with the South African government that use the Mandela name.
The first rule of the wine industry: don't talk about the wine industry. Much less its overpriced fakes.
The listed clothing retailers sales figures continue to reflect the impact of this year's distribution woes.
As the US job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers.
Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed.
OPINION: Who is to blame when promising investments turn sour?
The kiwi is trading higher to the surprise of currency traders who cannot pinpoint a particular reason.
After reckless lending brought several banks to their knees during the GFC, the review will judge whether banks have learnt their lesson.
It is possible to throw a classy wedding that doesn't leave you starting life as a married couple in debt.
A business opportunity brought Darryn Henderson back to NZ and on a journey to owning roofing and construction companies.
AgResearch's former base in Upper Hutt has been sold to a mystery buyer.
Milk production fell just 1.6 per cent during the year despite the season being shortened by drought.
One of New Zealand's biggest and most valuable farms is up for sale.
High quality appliances alone can't make a good kitchen, according to expert Milvia Hannah.
A move to Hawke's Bay allowed a polo equipment supplier to expand their services.
Alliance Group plans to increase exports to the Middle East after a positive first year.
Dairy exporters hurting from the whey contamination scare await results of a Government inquiry.
The high New Zealand dollar could see the Reserve Bank hold official interest rates.
Business and Finance Diary - week to December 13.
OPINION: Moa beer's signing of Shane Warne as a celebrity partner is a smart way to enter the Aussie market.
A Christchurch man has bought wine with a virtual currency he is "mining" in his own garage.
Toddler inadvertently sent statements for ANZ accounts containing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
OPINION: The self-employed are the forgotten of personal finance.
OPINION: Looking at the scorecard for the SOE sales, the Government comes out with more crosses than ticks.
New Fairfax Media boss Simon Tong says asking customers what they want and delivering on that is key.
The C-bombs are flying thick and fast. Every time I hear the word, I cringe.
The internet offers shopping without the hassles, but what do to if it goes wrong?
A trickle of corruption cases highlights a culture of inducements and kickbacks, one businessman says.
The ''Skynet'' streamlined justice system for music piracy is starting to gather dust.
After a decade in the shoe business, Kathryn Wilson is still on the rise.
Director Andrew Adamson joins Sir Peter Jackson in calling for more competitive tax incentives to save the film industry.
Reading a bank statement has taken on a new meaning for some of New Zealand's largest businesses.
OPINION: Sean Hughes, the Financial Markets Authority boss, leaves the role in two weeks and, in my view, it's a shame he's going.
Lloyds of London has made a $2.4 million payout to investors in a New Zealand mortgage trust supposedly insured against losses.
A report into the massive indebtedness of a North Island council found that its woes were exacerbated by an interest rate swap sold to it by Dutch investment bank ABN Amro.