Ray White signs Chinese deal

Real estate firm inks a deal with China's largest agency that will see Kiwi properties exposed to 260 million Chinese buyers.

PM: McClay 'dancing on head of a pin'

John Key has publicly reprimanded Trade Minister Todd McClay after he downplayed China trade retaliation fears.

Why supermarkets close

Countdown store closures open a window on the dynamic world of supermarkets.

Millionaires move for safety

Wealthy people are moving to New Zealand as it is one of the safest places in the world for women to live.

Court battle over precious kauri

Exporters are flouting the rules to ship "the world's most valuable timber" out of NZ, the High Court at Auckland has heard.

Kiwi motor racing boss dies

Super Black Racing founder and owner Tony Lentino dies shortly after his team's best performance.

Burnt by solar power price hike

Electricity firm raises prices for solar-panel users, saying they get unfair benefits.

Maths tutoring top-up

"I just wanted to be able to help somebody else's children," says sponsor.

Dispute over Rich Lister's will

Hugh Green left hundreds of millions, and his children are fighting for control.

Street name stalemate

Historians not pleased by business group's bid to rename Blenheim's Sinclair St.

Two-year ban on pea farming

Pea farming in this country is under threat from a new pest, and Wairarapa farms will pay a hefty price.

Where are all the tradies?

"All you can do is poach from someone else and that doesn't fix the problem, it's robbing Peter to pay Paul."

Theatre consultant selected

The boss of an arena complex in Auckland has been chosen to examine the financial situation of Blenheim's ASB Theatre.

Alleged exploitation of backpacker labour under investigation

Backpackers working for a free bed instead of wages are doing everything from cleaning backpacker lodges to picking up horse poo as volunteer labour comes under scrutiny.

Council to stop buying land for parks

"What there is now is all you're going to get," is the claim, as Auckland relies on developers to provide new parks.

What now for Ezibuy?

Aussie supermarket chain tipped to sell its NZ clothing business as it cut jobs and closes stores.

'Bring it to the Boardroom' baby book winners

Lianne de Jong and Lee Scheepers win retailing competition

'They're study pods, not bedrooms'

Property manager defends Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles, which was labelled 'unliveable' by students.

Woolies casualties include Countdown

Six Countdown stores to close as Australian parent company undergoes major restructure.

3-D reality for lens tests

Choosing the right lens for your glasses is about to get easier.

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