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Nurture Change business retreat: Mike Carden

Software as a service (SaaS) is a hot topic in business.

Massive US convenience store rollout for Kiwi self-pay technology

Ivenco's self-pay technology is going to be used across 2770 stores across 22 US states.

Martin Hawes: Banking on safety

Large amounts of cash in the bank needs clever handling, says Martin Hawes.

NZ natural health industry seen as second best to the Aussies, industry group says

New Zealand natural health industry players say the continued delay of a bill that would help boost exports has put them behind Aussie counterparts in growth markets.

New freighter service to start flying through Palmerston North Airport

Palmerston North Airport is set to get even busier, with a new freighter service set to begin operating at the airport.

Auckland house buyers making big bucks through 'flipping'

Auckland house bought for $390,000 and sold the next day for $500,000. Welcome to the art of property flipping.

Nelson business matters

Brockie Renovations on the move and a community event about the internet.

Tech billionaires Zuckerberg, Bezos and co surge up wealth ranks

Tech moguls are making a run for the top of the global wealth rankings.

US President Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

US law would demand labelling of genetically modified ingredients in food for the first time.

2degrees resolves main network issues amid outage

2degrees customers spent hours last night feeling like they were missing something after a nationwide outage.

Sky TV threatens court action over Rio coverage

A legal battle is brewing over how much coverage Kiwis get of the Olympic Games.

Rich listers favour property investment, according to NBR Rich List

Property plays a big part in many wealthy Kiwis' portfolios.

Views of Mt Victoria in Devonport threatened by Unitary Plan

Three historic North Shore suburbs are protected in Unitary Plan recommendations, but some areas miss out.

Maori trust to pay $10,000 to worker who was sacked for making false claims

He was sacked after making a false claim of immigration fraud. Now he's won $10,000.

Blis promises first profit for next year

Long-patient shareholders of Blis Technologies may soon be rewarded

Listeria found in smoked salmon products

Listeria found in batches of popular salmon product

Stricter parole conditions for Tony King after concrete business failed

Convicted thief and arsonist told to stay away from business dealings after his Canterbury concrete company collapsed.

Canadians given go-ahead to buy another dairy farm

Canadians are big investors in New Zealand property, especially dairy farms and forestry.

Air New Zealand sets new benchmark for wine industry

The airline has come up with a new way to select the top inflight wines.

Kale, spinach and mesclun salad shortage in New Zealand supermarkets

Fancy some spinach in your smoothie? You may have to wait.

Budget Buster: All that glitters is not gold

I should have seen this coming. Last week's column, which discussed the possibility of a bank failure, brought the gold bugs crawling out of the woodwork.

Cattle standing in muddy paddocks distresses farmer

Cattle standing in a sea of mud during a wet winter have raised the ire of a retired Manawatu farmer.

Wellington's Felix Cafe property put on the market

 A unit in central Wellington which is home to Felix Cafe is up for sale.

TVNZ heads to Rio but criticises Sky TV demands

State broadcaster will go to the Olympics but it is not happy with Sky TV's demands.

Petone building offers CBD perks without the cost or chaos

A building with all the perks of a CBD location, without the cost or chaos, needs new tenants.

Miner found dead after front-end loader rolls in Waihi goldmine

Tipiwai Stainton died when the 50-tonne front-end loader he was driving tipped and fell at a Waihi mine.

Supreme Court clears way for leaky school compo bid

Ministry of Education gets green light to take court action for compensation from Carter Holt Harvey.

Legal profession is about to be ''uber-ised'': online lawyer John Shingleton

The legal profession is about to be "uber-ised", one lawyer says.

Freebie labour has fish hooks for the tourism industry

Businesses flouting employment and tax laws by using volunteer labour are risking legal action.

Paper bank statements fall out of favour as digital takes over

Banks are changing the way customers receive financial statements as customers favour digital over snail mail.

Rod Oram: Embracing Auckalnd's potential under its Unitary Plan

If you wonder how fabulously Auckland might develop under its Unitary Plan, take a trip up Mt Wellington.

Mike O'Donnell: Why the radio sounds a bit blurry

OPINION: RNZ has binned its walkshorts and is embracing a digital future.

Givealittle 5 per cent fee may cause stress for campaigners

Young cancer sufferer's dad says 5% fee may add to stress of some campaigners.

Removing a smoke alarm proves costly for tenant

Hamilton renter has to pay $1850 for tampering with a smoke alarm, and more cases may follow.

Gloucester St section to permanently close for convention centre

A section of a central Christchurch street will be permanently closed next week to make way for the convention centre.

Auckland bridal shop's 'crazy' closure deeply disturbs designers

'We are absolutely shocked, saddened, and outraged over this situation.'

A $4.9 billion profit for Google parent

Alphabet has reported a massive $4.9 billion profit.

Shamubeel Eaqub: fixing the renting game

OPINION: We need to give tenants greater 'ownership' of their homes, despite not having equity in it, while preserving the landlord's ultimate control of the asset.

Annual building consents rise to a 12-year high

Residential building consents surge to a 12-year high.

Under ANZ bank's new CEO, the drivers and big offices are out

Shayne Elliott has cut his salary and also limousine drivers as he takes the ANZ environment in a different direction.

Tony Quinn: from zero to 60, and beyond

Millionaire businessman and motorsport devotee Tony Quinn is a fiend for simplicity and an unapologetic straight-shooter.

Former Wellington Mayor turned green-fingers

The name of Mark Blumsky - usually associated with with shoes and politics - is now tied to hydroponic herbs.

Auckland house sale prices leave official valuations in the dust

When prices are up to 59% over CV, official valuations are all but irrelevant.

'Considerable damage' dealt to Nelson day spa by oil fire

A newly-opened Nelson day spa suffers 'considerable damage' in midnight oil fire.

What does bridal shop failure mean for customers who have paid deposits?

Shoppers who have paid thousands in deposits for wedding dresses may be left out of pocket.

Ministry issues fresh warning over phone scams

Ministry receives 300 complaints over 'government' phone scams in two months.

Recruitment consultant ripped off foreign workers in Christchurch

Recruitment consultant admits defrauding mostly foreign workers and gambling away the money.

Hamilton City Council votes unanimously for Momentum theatre rebuild

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

Unfiltered founder Jake Millar signs up Aussie entrepreneur

NZ entrepreneur teams up with Australian contemporary with a plan to build a $100 million business.

Macpac happy with new Australian owners Champ Ventures

New Australian owners are just what we needed, says outdoor equipment maker.
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