If Aldi's not coming to New Zealand, who will shake up our supermarkets?

Aldi is a massive global player, and can use that to keep prices low.

ANALYSIS: Supermarket giant Aldi has been saying no to NZ for years, but there may be room for someone else if our grocers are forced to change.

Man locked out of investment trading platform after losing $17,000 of borrowed money

The investor told the platform he was trading with borrowed money ‘he could not afford to lose’, following the ...

The man had told the platform he was trading with borrowed money ‘he could not afford to lose’, following the conversation the platform closed his account.

Supermarket study: claim attempt made to muzzle criticism

Feelings are running high in the groceries industry ahead of the publication of a competition report on Thursday.

Email shows attempt made to silence criticism from supplier council chief executive Katherine Rich, consultant says.

Evacuated staff ask for help with costs of working from home video

Hundreds of Inland Revenue and other staff have yet to return to the Asteron Centre in Wellington’s Featherston St.

Public servants still waiting to return to their office after building concerns.

Wellington financial services firm censured by market watchdog

The FMA found four of FoxPlan’s representatives wrongly held out to clients that they were an authorised financial ...

A series of breaches resulted in the Financial Markets Authority formally censuring FoxPlan.

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Cake retailer accused of receiving stolen Trelise Cooper clothing is named video

Dame Trelise Cooper said the robbery was a “kick in the guts”.

Kathy Yu-Jen Stephens can now be named as the cake retailer accused of receiving stolen Trelise Cooper clothing.

More shopping for busy Christchurch suburb video

An artist's impression of The Railyard shopping and hospitality complex that will be developed in Hornby.

New shops and hospitality outlets will expand busy retail suburb in Christchurch.

Man locked out of investment trading platform after losing $17,000 of borrowed money

The investor told the platform he was trading with borrowed money ‘he could not afford to lose’, following the ...

The man had told the platform he was trading with borrowed money ‘he could not afford to lose’, following the conversation the platform closed his account.

Wet weather stalls Brooklyn wind turbine

Wellington’s Brooklyn wind turbine has been put out of action after suffering moisture damage.

The Brooklyn wind turbine was built to harness Wellington’s notorious wind, but it is the recent cold, damp weather that has put it out of action.

Palmerston North firm making big waves in the Pacific video

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Mana Pacific works on development projects across the Pacific Islands, helping isolated island nations get vital and hard-to-access products.

If Aldi's not coming to New Zealand, who will shake up our supermarkets?

Aldi is a massive global player, and can use that to keep prices low.

ANALYSIS: Supermarket giant Aldi has been saying no to NZ for years, but there may be room for someone else if our grocers are forced to change.

Dairy business hits road block

Cambridge’s Grey Street Dairy owner Wei Na says business has dropped off since roadworks for a new cycleway began.

No longer are customers stopping in to grab some last-minute groceries on their way home.

Mid-winter spike in rents as supply gets short in some regions video

In pockets of the country, there has been no winter lull in demand for rental accommodation.

Sharp rent spike in Taranaki, Gisborne and Manawatū/Whanganui.

Auckland Transport wants KiwiRail to foot $250,000 bill for train repairs video

08102020: Photo: David White/Stuff   An Auckland electric commuter train under speed restriction due to track wear ...

A pile of rails stacked close to the tracks by a contractor fell over due to vibrations and were clipped by trains.

What is The Warehouse's top-selling toy of the past decade? video

The Warehouse has released a list of the top 10 toys sold over the past decade.

You might be surprised to see some classic toys are still favourites with the next generation.

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Mid-winter spike in rents as supply gets short in some regions video

In pockets of the country, there has been no winter lull in demand for rental accommodation.

Sharp rent spike in Taranaki, Gisborne and Manawatū/Whanganui.

Luxury goods replace overseas holidays for the well-off video

Property wealth and low interest rates mean many can afford to take on debt to fiance home improvements or even BMWs, economists say.

SBS Group to harness first home buyers

Overseas student left with bill for childbirth injury treatment video

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There are limits to 'whistle blower' protections

Susan Hornsby-Geluk: “Whistle blower protections are not a blanket licence to do and say anything to anyone.”

OPINION: Sometimes ordinary people doing ordinary jobs may find themselves having to blow the whistle on something going on at work, says Susan Hornsby-Geluk.

Starting a 'girls' club' for women-led startups

Marian Johnson, chief executive of the Ministry of Awesome, says the way to bolster the number of high-growth startups ...

Women are trailing in the formation of high-growth businesses that have potential to shake up competitors.

What if we crashed the housing market on purpose?

A crash may seem unthinkable to many, but the reality is that the status quo is already catastrophic for those who are ...

OPINION: New Zealand now has the worst discrepancy between incomes and house prices in recorded history.

A valuable marketing lesson from the Olympic Games

Nobody was watching Ahmed Hafnaoui from Tunisia in lane eight of the Olympic pool when he started the 400 metres ...

OPINION: You don’t have to be the most well-known business or have the most resources or even be the best at what you do to make sales.

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Starting a 'girls' club' for women-led startups

Marian Johnson, chief executive of the Ministry of Awesome, says the way to bolster the number of high-growth startups ...

Women are trailing in the formation of high-growth businesses that have potential to shake up competitors.

Exporter ANZCO foods begins shift away from coal-fired boilers video

ANZCO Foods is firing up retired electrical boilers at its Ashburton site to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

One of New Zealand’s largest exporters retired its electric boilers, but has now reinstated them as it works to reduce its fossil fuel consumption.

Labour Inspectorate says Gloriavale's volunteer workforce are not employees video

Gloriavale leavers protesting for a Government intervention to ensure the human rights of its members.

Former members of the Gloriavale Christian Community are disappointed with the outcome of an investigation into labour practices at $41m business empire.

Christchurch RSA sells central city building for $3.4 million to cover debts video

The building has now been sold to cover the Christchurch RSA’s debts.

The building opened in 2015, but closed in 2019 with heavy debts to several creditors, including Inland Revenue and the RSA itself.

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Housing boom in Christchurch as city gets most new homes on record video

New homes in Halswell, Christchurch, the city’s busiest suburb for housing construction.

New homes worth more than $1 billion have been approved so far this year in the greater city area.

Row over Stratford building rules video

Mike Childs, of New Style Homes, at one of his many Stratford building sites which he says work has ground to a halt ...

During one of the “biggest booms” builders have seen, new guidelines have been blamed for construction grinding to a halt in one Taranaki district.

Emergency housing complaints show safety a major concern

Harbour City Motor Inn in Wellington no longer provides emergency housing. It was subject to a police raid March. (File ...

The latest data from the newly established emergency housing complaints register showed both clients and providers were concerned about safety issues.

Residents brace for growth video

A 30-hectare potential housing development on Banks Rd could double the size of Rongotea.

A potential housing development could double the size of a rural Manawatū village and add up to 200 new homes.

opinion & analysis

There are limits to 'whistle blower' protections

Susan Hornsby-Geluk: “Whistle blower protections are not a blanket licence to do and say anything to anyone.”

OPINION: Sometimes ordinary people doing ordinary jobs may find themselves having to blow the whistle on something going on at work, says Susan Hornsby-Geluk.

Migrants and businesses pay price of policy failure video

Migrant protests have been gathering steam during this year.

OPINION: NZ needs to answer some basic questions around how many workers at different skill levels we actually need.

Leaky home buyer beware court warning video

The Sirocco apartments in Wellington are highlighted as an example of the devastating problem facing owners of ...

OPINION: Courts send 'contributory negligence' warning to leaky home buyers.

Nightmare on Auckland's Albert Street video

Andy Ariano pictured on Sunday, July 25 preparing for the truck to arrive to take the furniture from the Da Vinci ...

OPINION: This cannot be how a civilised society treats its businesspeople.

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Farmer relays concerns to minister: We'd be 'better off' with M bovis than floods video

Labour Party MP Jo Luxton and Agricultural Minister Damien O'Connor survey the impact of the overflow of the North ...

Dairy farmer Laurence Rooney believes he would have been better off if his farm got M bovis than the “hit” it took during Canterbury's recent flood.

Menacing feral dogs prompt safety concerns for Northland walkers, runners video

Amy Nilsson, 15, is upset to find more dead sheep killed by feral dogs on her family farm in Te Paki.

The vicious wild dogs have not only been killing sheep on farms in the Far North but also seen in a forest and on DOC land.

Urgent action needed to stop Canterbury lakes 'turning to sludge' video

Lake Clearwater is one of several Ashburton high-country lakes at risk of being overwhelmed by algae.

Several beloved Canterbury lakes have degraded so badly that urgent action is needed to stop them crossing a dangerous threshold, a new report has found.

Mass chicken death: MPI won't prosecute video

Tens of thousands of chickens died after a possible power and backup generator failure in 2019. (File photo)

Nearly 200,000 chickens died in a single incident in 2019, after a power outage at an Auckland farm.

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Windy cows to be weeded out in climate quest video

New Zealand passed “peak cow” a few years ago and in 2019 had about 6.3 million dairy cattle.

Farmers are hoping new research to cut burps will allow them to keep their cows and meet their climate targets.

Exporter ANZCO foods begins shift away from coal-fired boilers video

ANZCO Foods is firing up retired electrical boilers at its Ashburton site to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

One of New Zealand’s largest exporters retired its electric boilers, but has now reinstated them as it works to reduce its fossil fuel consumption.

River authority's five-year report about to be released video

Waikato River Clean Up Trust funding manager Michelle Hodges is reviewing applications for the 11th funding round for ...

It will show more than 2 million native trees have been planted for projects aimed at improving the wellbeing of the Waikato River.

Methane vaccine for cows could be global emissions 'game changer' video

New Zealand research into a methane vaccine for cows could be a “game changer” for animal emissions globally.

The vaccine introduces antibodies into a cow’s saliva which then passes to the animal’s stomach where it prevents the production of methane.

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How chewing gum lost its cool

Frenchy blows a balloon in Grease. The cast of the movie reportedly got through 100,000 pieces of gum on set.

It was once a symbol of cool rebellion, but now the bubble has burst. Gum has had a bad pandemic and Gen Z doesn’t see the appeal of chewing plastic.

Tesla has its first US$1 billion quarter despite chip shortage

FILE - in this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, the company logo shines off the hood of an unsold 2021 Model 3 sedan ...

Tesla has fattened its margins, while delaying the Semi truck to focus on Cybertruck production.

Bezos offers to spend billions to join Musk in Nasa contract

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.

The Blue Origin founder has penned a letter to Nasa saying he's ready to waive $2.86 billion in payments to secure a bid for its moon-landing contract.

Coffee surges to 7-year highs with more cold headed for Brazil

Prices for the high-end beans favoured by Starbucks Corp. and other cafe chains have surged more than 30 per cent in a week,

Coffee surges to 7-year highs with more cold headed for Brazil

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