'Don't put 5G at risk'

Excitement about 5G is growing, though details of exactly what it will be are yet to be finalised.

Government could end up in the same 'invidious position' it faces in the fixed-lined market, says Spark boss.

Trade Me Motors 'throttle' fear

Motorcentral has a strong grip on independent dealers that aren't allied to manufacturers' franchised chains, and who ...

Autotrader says Trade Me software move could steer car dealers away from competitors.

Capital's motorcyclists sidelined

Motorcycles use a fraction of the fuel cars do, take up less parking space - so why the lack of love?.

OPINION: Mike O'Donnell thinks Wellington's council is missing a beat when it comes to transport trends.

'Affordable' option for Auckland

An artistic drawing of the Soto apartments  six storey apartments planned for Auckland's eastern suburbs.

The cheapest one-bedroom apartments are going for $620,000.

The lost video shops of NZ

The founder of Video Ezy in New Zealand thinks the stores changed New Zealand.

Video Ezy were "serious players", a $125m business. It is a business that has evaporated.

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Apprentice overwhelmed by win

Central North Island Registered Master Builders 2017 Carpentry Apprentice of the Year Atigiapa "Tingi" Meyrick.

Young carpentry gun smiling so much his mouth was hurting.

Birthday girl gets business

Anika has been learning the value of money.

They've gone one better then the ol' roadside lemonade stand.

Killer crocs on hit list


"Problem" crocs up to 6m long with a taste for fishermen are fair game, Malaysia rules.

Trump's next battle looms

US President Donald Trump's demands to fund his border wall with Mexico may complicate efforts to raise the debt ceiling.

The US President isn't exactly winning friends in Congress - and he's going to need them very soon.

House auction for charity

GJ Gardner managing director Jeff De Leeuw, left, and Big Buddy Hamilton coordinator Andrew McFadden and the house in ...

The auction of a four-bedroom Hamilton house will help a charity find role models for boys with no dads.

Spain's victims: Snapshot of the world

Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, were celebrating their honeymoon in Barcelona.

Men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations were killed or hurt in Spain's terror attacks.

Majestic Centre for sale, again

Kiwi Property chief executive Chris Gudgeon

Wellington's tallest building is on the open market months after another deal fell over.

Getting Chch tourism out of intensive care

Images like this have been used to promote Christchurch as the gateway to Canterbury and the wider South Island.

Much is riding on the success on ChristchurchNZ, the council agency charged with improving the city's post-quake image and its economy.

Ballantynes' rebuild details

Marble, porcelain and gold will be features of the Ballantynes interior.

 Ballantynes has released details and pictures of its planned rebuild of part of its central Christchurch department store.

Hawke's Bay water limit reached

Hawke's Bay's commercial water users, including those who farm using irrigation, have been warned they can't take more ...

Region of wine, fruit and farms can't handle any more as council turns tap off on all new consents.

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Cut leaves couple in cold video

John and Bona Sinclair have been trying to resolve suspension of John's pension payments leaving them $55 a week to live ...

Christchurch man who married US woman "disgusted" as his pension is slashed from $375 to $80 a week.

Are you playing favourites?

OPINION: Treating your kids fairly financially may be more complicated than you think.

Added fees for rental cars

Students reveal loan mistakes video

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Milestones for Southland accountants

Mervyn Gillick , 95,was the oldest member in attendance at the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Southland ...

There was no shortage of experience on hand at yesterday's chartered accountants members lunch in Invercargill.

Brothel bylaw review for Queenstown and Wanaka

Queenstown and Wanaka do not have brothels, according to the district council.

Brothel bylaw due to expire in Queenstown and Wanaka.

Worker's claims dismissed

A rest home worker has failed in her mission to have her former employer found guilty of unjustifiable dismissal.

 Rest home worker's claims against former employee "confused".

From bombings to pancakes

Stepfather Marcel Naenen and Ingrid Vercammen launched Van Dyck Fine Foods, better known as Marcel's Pancakes, in ...

A former freelance reporter tells of terror overseas and how he's come to the sweet life in New Zealand.

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Tech talent touches down

Darren Kidd, his wife Alyssa, and their 18-month-old daughter Isobel are among the first LookSee Wellington recruits to ...

Family swaps Perth's beaches for the capital's windy streets, lured by global IT talent recruitment drive.

Sharesies attracts 3500

Sharesies founders Brooke Anderson, Leighton Roberts and Sonya Williams. In around eight weeks the company has attracted ...

Company targeting those shut out of sharemarket attracts thousands of customers.

Hairdressers win holiday pay claim

Four Taranaki hairdressers have successfully applied to the Employment Relations Authority to have outstanding holiday ...

A group of hairdressers spent a year trying to claw back holiday pay owed to them by their former employer.

Bottles replace biscuits at factory video

Flight Plastics chief executive Keith Smith with a handful of processed PET flakes and a fruit punnet made of recycled ...

A new plastic processing facility means 200 million bottles a year can be turned into recyclable food packaging.


'Affordable' option for Auckland

An artistic drawing of the Soto apartments  six storey apartments planned for Auckland's eastern suburbs.

The cheapest one-bedroom apartments are going for $620,000.

Richmond's new $800m community

Andrew Spittal says he expects the first stage of The Meadows residential development will have either 66 or 80 sections.

A whole new community will spring up near Nelson, with more than 1000 homes and a new school.

Building boom in Nelson

Building is booming in Nelson, with an all time high of building consents being issued since 2008.

A major construction boom in the Nelson region means builders are having to turn away business.

Landlords hit out at rental WoF

To achieve the new rental WoF, a property must pass all 29 criteria including insulation, heating, ventilation and ...

"Army of clipboard holders" won't keep kids healthy, says investors' federation.

opinion & analysis

An accent can limit your career

Sound like a local and you can disguise incompetence. Sound like a foreigner and you could unfairly struggle.

OPINION: Sound local and you can disguise incompetence. Sound foreign and you may struggle.

Money advice from the White House

Alyssa Mastromonaco's money advice takes Rob Stock's fancy.

OPINION: Finally, someone near the Oval Office with a head for personal finance.

Health and safety not just red tape

Francois Barton: "We need to move beyond the "health and safety is red tape" mentality and build our competence and ...

OPINION: Focusing on the costs of health and safety underplays its benefits, Francois Barton writes.

Not just rows of housing

New subdivisions are not all just dormitory suburbs where everybody commutes each day, says Kevin Atkinson.

OPINION: Criticism that new subdivisions create urban sprawl, or all look alike, is misplaced.


Woman first to win grower crown

Te Puke fruit grower Erin Atkinson is the first woman to win the Young Grower of the Year title.

Erin Atkinson is the first woman to win the Young Grower of the Year title in its 11-year history.

Japan tariffs hit NZ beef

Beef prices have slipped slightly from a year ago but  tight supply will mean falls will not be significant.

The outlook for the primary sector is positive overall in Rabobank's summary of the market.

Cheese factory rises from fire

Fonterra chairman John Wilson speaks at the opening of the co-operative's new cheese factory in Victoria, Australia.

A new $149 million cheese plant has been opened by Fonterra in Australia.

Pollen, Psa evidence in court

Russell West, a partner in the Olympos Orchard at Te Puke, inspects the shoot die back caused by Psa. The photo was ...

The second week of the Kiwifruit Claim case focused on the part imported pollen may have played in introducing the disease Psa.


Apple boss blasts Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "Equating [white supremacists and those who oppose them] runs counter to our ideals as Americans."

"Hate is a cancer," says Tim Cook, before pledging to donate US$2m to organisations battling white supremacists.

Bunnings hits a snag

Bunnings continued to grow in Australia but has run into trouble in the UK and Ireland.

Bunnings' foray into the United Kingdom and Ireland is emerging as a headache for its owners. 

Trump shuts business councils video

The dissolution of the councils was a remarkable moment for Donald Trump.

It was a remarkable moment for the US president, who talked up his business experience.

Crowdfunding a legal bill

Amber Harrison says if every Seven viewer gave just $1, she could easily pay off the TV network.

Australian Amber Harrison wants help after a court brawl with Seven West Media came to the same ugly end as her affair. 

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