Business

New airline 'totally different'

New regional airline will learn from past failure and will not compete against Air NZ, says founder.

Downtime dress dilemmas

The tricky rules of smart casual

Avoiding casual calamities when invited to an out-of-work-hours function is quite an art.

Raise a glass to craft beer

Art and science is an intoxicating mix for brewery boss Richard Emerson.

Kiwi firm exports good vibrations

Start-up firm, Myovolt, is preparing for the global launch of its vibrating, wearable technology to help boost circulation.

Culture is king over strategy

OPINION: Fonterra is trying to be good at too many things and lacks the capital to take on its global competitors.

D-School gets A plus in design

Sunday is a day when people have a chance to really analyse the world around them, and the challenge for newspapers is to help them.

Regrassing boosts demand for seeds

A silver lining from two years of North Island drought is demand for Canterbury seed increasing from farmers regrassing parched paddocks.

Greening the housing landscape

New Zealanders are used to seeing efficiency "star" ratings on appliances - so why not buildings?

Aussie market hot property for Kiwi homehunters

The surging New Zealand dollar is pushing Kiwi property investors and holiday home hunters across the Tasman in search of more bang for their buck.

Smoothing the bumpy ride

People working two jobs or more need to cope with getting a full pay one week and just 10 hours the next.

Livelihoods on the line

Cheaper alternatives to NZ wild venison knock southern suppliers out of the market, with at least one Southland business in limbo.

Development stalls

Tamahere residents are concerned about unsightly constructions that seem to have stalled.

Productive land focus urged

An award-winning farmer is focusing on his most productive land and retiring the rest.

FF wants unused water rolled over

Irrigators should be allowed to carry forward their unused groundwater takes from one year to the next, a Federated Farmer's spokesman says.

Dairy industry to fund predator control

NZ's major dairy companies have committed to spend $5 million over two years on predator control.

Bosses may be underestimating the economy

The country's chief executives are less confident in their own businesses and the global economy.

Slow pace of building a 'disgrace'

The pace of home building may slow this year, economists say, after a drop in the number of new home building consents issued by councils in January.

Not loving Hertz's failure to communicate

OPINION: Dear John, I thought you might like a little bit of feedback from the coalface.

Solid Energy concerned about debt

Embattled coal miner Solid Energy puts off presenting its half year accounts because it says it is worried it cannot repay debt next year.

Mercer upbeat despite interim half-year loss

Christchurch's Mercer Group says it is on track with its annual sales and earnings objectives, despite a $23,000 interim loss.

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