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MediaWorks and NZME Radio both tops in market research

New Zealand's two main radio providers are both claiming to be darlings of the airwaves after survey results are released.

Mark Weldon's resignation from MediaWorks will benefit brands

MediaWorks chief executive resignation seen by public as a victory for the underdog, marketing expert says.

Earthquake Commission asks how to 'turn off the tap' on second time repairs

EQC is making an effort to "turn off the tap" on homeowners seeking second time repairs, a presentation shows.

Warm Marlborough weather sees shoppers bypass winter woolies

Blenheim takes early lead in sunshine race, but Nelson is making a move.

Marlborough celebrates International Sauvignon Blanc Day

Friday is International Sauvignon Blanc Day and social media streams will be flowing with wine.

Fonterra's reduction of the Studholme plant is commonsense, Federated Farmers say

The 30 tonne milk dryer is like the Death Star of the milk powder industry," Federated Farmers chair says.

Timaru's Pita Pit tops franchise's shop turnover rankings in first week

Timaru's newly opened Pita Pit was the franchise's busiest restaurant in the world last week, company figures suggest.

District health board sues Fletcher, Beca over Wellington Hospital's leaky pipes

Lawsuit filed over leaks in Wellington Hospital pipes that were fitted only eight years ago.

Union hit out at redundancies announced for Wells Instrument and Electrical

A leading Taranaki business has dismissed claims it is targeting union members for redundancies.

NZ olive oil growers competing against imported 'fakes'

Imported olive oils that fail international standards on our shelves, says industry body.

Sneak peek at Huntly's $458 million roading project

Work has started on reshaping Waikato's northern gateway.

Scrap metal prices for Taranaki 'in the doldrums'

 "Once you've shipped your scraps to one of the foundries in Auckland or Wellington you're left with almost nothing."

Star Wars artists to appear in science fiction show for artists in Wellington

Weta designer's book business has led to the country's first science fiction event specifically for artists.

September deadline for 196 unfinished Stonewood homes in Canterbury

Stonewood Homes' new owners want to complete 196 unfinished homes delayed by the company's receivership in five months.

Why Australia's banks should care about New Zealand's cows

Forget sheep, New Zealand's cows are a big problem for Australia's banks.

Blenheim refuses to be a dump for Christchurch car scraps

Blenheim refuses to be "dumping ground for the South Island" and won't take Christchurch's rubbish.

Move to prevent illegal freedom campers leaving the country until they pay up

Local Government New Zealand has suggested grounding illegal freedom campers who try to skip the country without paying their fines.

New entrepreneurs visa to boost New Zealand's reputation for innovation

Palmerston North entrepreneurs say a new immigration visa could be a boost to the region.

Strait Shipping ferry Strait Feronia compliant at faster speed in Marlborough Sounds

Wave tests reveal Strait Feronia is still compliant at a faster speed.

Spotless Facility Services to pay $15,500 for bullying complaint failures

Spotless must compensate former kitchen worker for failures over workplace bullying.

Casualisation of formal events and cheap suits force Frank Casey Wellington to close

He's dressed everyone from All Blacks to Stephen Fry. Now he's shutting up shop.

BNZ reports half a billion dollar increase in impaired dairy loans

The bank's impaired loans have risen by half a billion dollars in the space of a year.

Gym chain Cityfitness launches review to investigate national selfie ban

First Cityfitness took on excessive grunting, now it wants and end to workout photos.

St Margaret's public cafe in Christchurch foots it with the competition

A public cafe run by Christchurch private school St Margaret's is holding its own against strong competition.

Alexandra vineyard rookies complete first harvest

Five months ago, Paul and Sue Keast moved from the African jungle to buy a vineyard in Central Otago. Jo McKenzie-McLean caught up with them for their first harvest.

New survey compares credit card reward schemes

Countdown and The Warehouse top comparison of credit card rewards schemes.

Europe Central Bank to halt production of €500 bills amid fears it's popular with crooks

The €500 bill to be withdrawn from circulation over fears it "could facilitate illicit activities".

Company censured for firing employee because he was young and had Asperger's

Lichen Wang worked 12 days out of 14, had his stuff stolen, then was fired for being too young and having Asperger's.

Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch more than $100 million

Have $100 million to splash? This three-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball could be yours.

NZ's foreign trust review slammed as 'limited' by Transparency International

Anti-corruption organisation "extremely surprised and disappointed" at review scope.

New Plymouth artists set to bring skulls to life for New Zealand craft show

If you discovered a boot full of skulls what would you do?

Huge fee hike approved for Overseas Investment Office

Government says fee hike and hiring spree not related to controversy over Onetai Station farm sale.

A model farm - with few farmers - in North Korea

It's a farm, but not as we know it. There was barely a farmer in sight

Civil and environmental engineering courses come to Waikato

New Zealand is short of engineering graduates and is recruiting from overseas.

Wendy's withdraws bid to serve alcohol at Hornby outlet

Wendy's fast-food restaurant withdraws bid to sell alcohol at its Hornby restaurant - for now.

Queenstown desperately needs new hotels as visitor numbers surge

With few new hotels coming on line, lower value visitors might not be able to afford to stay in Queenstown at peak times.

John Key says Panama Papers leak a cautionary tale for Kiwi businesses

Kiwi companies need to protect their information from being stolen or leaked, John Key says.

Time to speak up or Wellington's traffic bottlenecks will get much worse

OPINION: Can Wellington cope with what transport projects to the north will throw at it?

Woman arrested at Sydney Airport over alleged A$4.6m fraud due to banking error: police

Woman whose account credited millions in error arrested "trying to leave country".

Ford NZ lost in transmission over Australian class action

Ford NZ taking a "wait and see" approach to a potential class action over its PowerShift gearbox tech in Australia.

Tesla production, spending rising, 500,000 cars planned in 2018

Electric carmaker to accelerate production to meet strong demand for upcoming Model 3.

Being a 'mumpreneur' is an option of last resort for most mums

Diana Holwerda fell into self employment through necessity.

Fonterra divesting itself of its Farm Source stores

Fonterra has put eight of its Farm Source stores up for sale amid a depressed dairy market.

Transport Minister unveils 'revolutionary' Queenstown Airport lights

Minister of Transport Simon Bridges officially switched on 200 new runway lights at Queenstown Airport.

Nelson's Supreme Biotechnologies turns bird bath algae into skincare range

Algae found in a Nelson bird bath is the key ingredient in cosmetics.

Air New Zealand denies woman from boarding heavy Tongan flight

Woman removed from Air New Zealand flight as aircraft had to carry extra fuel.

US confirms recall of 35m-40m Takata air bag inflators

Automakers to recall another 35 million to 40 million US air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019.

Bitumen on roads is not standing up to heavy traffic and hot weather

Kiwi roads are melting and breaking apart too easily, prompting the introduction of a new standard for road seal.

An opening for Hilary Barry in MediaWorks post-Mark Weldon rebuild

Hilary Barry must be persuaded to stay at TV3 at any cost as a "smoking ruin" is rebuilt, experts say.

Marlborough Movies theatre looking for new lease of life after decades gathering dust

The projection room is still kitted out with old-school film projectors, a world away from the new digital projectors.
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