Consumer and business confidence is so high they suggest the economy could grow as much as 6 per cent.
BNZ's new chief executive is banking on consistent growth as NZ's economy continues to expand.
Consumer electronics retailer Dick Smith reports 47pc bounce in online sales, but NZ sales fell almost 6 per cent.
South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.
Wife of man behind NZ's biggest fraud pockets nearly $900,000 from family mansion sale.
Funds raised through the partial sale of Genesis Energy may be lower than they could have been, with taxpayers getting good value only "on average" over the sales process, the finance minister has admitted.
Rents have risen nearly 5 per cent in the last year, and one observer believes they will rise further this year as would-be first-home buyers remain stuck in the rental pool.
OPINION: Important economic indicators signal strong optimism in the South Island, economist Robin Clements reports.
A liquidator who referred to property developer Dave Henderson as a "little bastard" has been found guilty and ordered to pay costs.
Labour is promising research and development tax credits and accelerated depreciation for hi-tech firms, at a cost of $300 million a year.
Labour will seek a law change to help subcontractors caught up in big construction firm failures.
For more than 100 years, New Zealand cheesemakers have separated curds from whey at Barrys Bay.
Defibrillator supplier Heart Saver launched on April Fools day but the market it services is certainly no joke.
Christchurch's tallest building pre-quake, the Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.
The Wellington Chocolate Factory is the new kid on the block.
Mental illness among farmers is like grass staggers a top agricultural communicator claims.
Farming industries to match the Government's funding with $8.7m of their own money.
Shares in Genesis Energy traded as high as $1.83 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.
New Zealand's economic boom will pop, and with dramatic results, US experts say.
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