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Fletcher woes delay SkyCity plan

Fletcher Building chief executive Mark Adamson said he was disappointed to be leaving the firm amidst bad news.

Auckland will have to wait for its International Convention Centre.

Mea culpa leaves market shaken

KiwiSaver v smoking

Mikayla Prosser from The Mushroom Cloud in New Plymouth vapes now after giving up smoking. Breathing only air would be ...

OPINION: Smokefree New Zealand. Bring it on, and increase our KiwiSaver contributions.

Doing the dirtiest work

After Disaster owner James Nunes-Vaz has never ever turned down a cleaning  job.

After the police and fire brigade have done their jobs at an emergency scene, the clean-up begins.

Cabbies struggle to survive video

Manjit Singh works 12 hours a day but only makes money for two hours.

Some drivers are working at least 12 hours a day to make a living while charging some of the highest fares in the world.

Good for retirees, but not kids

Jessica Berentson-Shaw says New Zealand has made policy decisions that have left older people in a better position than ...

New Zealand's pensioners have it good - younger generations, not so much, one researcher says.

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Homes, sections shrink

Council rules allow duplexes to be built on a 400sqm section.

At one Hamilton development, 14 semi-detached homes are being built on a section that could accommodate five stand-alone homes.

Kiwis 'not price-conscious enough'

If your provider doesn't give you the information you need, go somewhere else, the Financial Markets Authority says.

Fewer than half of KiwiSaver members think fees explained well.

Rewarded for underperformance

Fees should be disclosed in a way investors understand, the FMA says.

Fund researcher says some investors paying extra even when they aren't getting exceptional returns.

Nosh buyers sought - again

The chain has been suffering heavy losses.

Receivers are taking offers on the troubled chain until

Ask Kevin: Are open homes safe?

Let your insurance company know you will hold open homes.

OPINION: You want people to buy your house, not take your stuff.

SMEs to be recognised

A new award in the Deloitte Fast 50 will celebrate small and medium-sized businesses.

A new award has been added to the Deloitte Fast 50 index.

Card surcharges are unfair

Britain is banning card surcharges. We should follow suit.

OPINION: Face it, transaction costs are just part of doing business.

Over 50 and renting? 'Get your act together'

If you plan to rent in retirement, you'll need to find ways to save more money now.

Here's how to salvage your retirement if you're approaching 65 as a tenant.

Stuff gains influence

https://stuff-fibre.co.nz/

Stuff has jumped eight places on the leaderboard of New Zealand's most influential brands.

Builders' tools hammered by thefts

Taranaki builder Logan Korff, right, with Hayden Manson,  had $16,000 worth of tools stolen from a building site.

Hammers, saws, even the beer in the fridge from the roof shout - nothing is safe on these building sites.

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Over 50 and renting? 'Get your act together'

If you plan to rent in retirement, you'll need to find ways to save more money now.

Here's how to salvage your retirement if you're approaching 65 as a tenant.

Harder to buy in the regions

Report shows Southland still offers most affordable houses.

Put your spending on a diet

$55 for four payphone calls

small business

Ram raid a blow to livelihood

Thieves drove a car into the Stirling Sports at The Base shopping centre at 3am on Thursday.

"They have no respect or idea about how hard we work to get this," devastated sports shop owners say.

Indulge your inner artist

Jess Griffith of New Plymouth is holding wine and paint classes, held at different venues offering a unique experience ...

Move over cheese, paint is wine's new best friend.

The road with 100 slips

Tapu's Royal Oak Hotel owner Bruce Efford will miss being the local publican.

Bruce Efford has had enough. The Thames Coast Rd has been shut on and off since March and it's cost him his livelihood.

No immediate relief for Woodville

The closure of the Manawatu Gorge is hitting Woodville businesses hard.

A relief package for a town losing business during the Manawatu Gorge closure not on the table.

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World swamped in plastic video

Plastic bags are the biggest problem at landfill.

There's literally a ton of plastic garbage for every person in the world.

Customers complain about telcos

The Commerce Commission says most New Zealanders have some dealing with a telco, so it's an important industry to get right.

Problems with mobile, landline and broadband providers are in the Commerce Commision's sights.

Employees trained by app

Screenshot from the interactive game that show new employees at a Philadelphia restaurant what to do on the job.

3D animation and an interactive game show new employees how do their jobs.

How bro culture hurts women

Women in the start-up world face an uphill battle thanks to the men who think they simply aren't trying hard enough.

OPINION: Women in the start-up world face an uphill battle thanks to men who think they just aren't trying hard enough.

property

Homes, sections shrink

Council rules allow duplexes to be built on a 400sqm section.

At one Hamilton development, 14 semi-detached homes are being built on a section that could accommodate five stand-alone homes.

Harder to buy in the regions

Only Otago and Canterbury/Westland have become more affordable places to buy.

Report shows Southland still offers most affordable houses.

Family feud ends in sale

The Court of Appeal has ordered North Shore resident Hsing-En Lee to sell her home and divide the proceeds with her ...

Spat over Auckland house concludes with court ordering the property be sold and proceeds split.

Shelly Bay Rd land subdivided

Wellington property developer Eyal Aharoni.

Eyal Aharoni has put 13 blocks of land at 1-19 Shelly Bay Rd up for lease.

opinion & analysis

Fletcher's mea culpa leaves market shaken

Fletcher Building's outgoing chief executive Mark Adamson was a straight shooter, according to analysts

ANALYSIS: Where to now for Fletcher Building, where further profit downgrades have claimed its chief executive.

Can your boss ban your tattoo?

Briar Neville has offered to remove the DEVAST8 tattoo for free.

Kiwis are among the most tattooed people in the developed world, and most of us have to work.

Downstream effects of a water tax

Irrigation in the Mackenzie Country.

Introducing a water tax is not as simple as it might appear.

Angst of choosing a school

Choosing a school is one of the most important parenting tasks.

It's one of the biggest decisions parents make, and schools themselves don't help.

farming

LIC turns loss into profit

LIC chairman Murray King.

Livestock genetics company turns a $4 million loss into a $20.8m profit.

Masters of farming diversification

Mt Somers Station runs from the Ashburton River to the boundary of the conservation park at the base of Mt Somers.

Kate and David Acland have made a great success of diversifying their farming business.

Crackdown on animal abuse

The Government, officials and farmers are hoping there will not be a repeat of last year's controversy over bobby calf ...

Greater fines and more prosecutions will result when new animal welfare rules are introduced next year.

Ocean Drover departs Timaru

The Ocean Drover left the Port of Timaru on Wednesday morning bound for Napier.

Massive livestock carrier heads to Napier to collect more cows before two-week voyage to China.

world

Delta Goodrem's bad example

Delta Goodrem is a singer songwriter and judge on The Voice Australia and her Apple music ad has breached community ...

The singer's Apple Music ad sparks complaints from viewers who noted she was behaving badly in a car.

Netflix officially goes global

Dylan Minnette stars in Netflix's controversial and very popular show 13 Reasons Why.

Despite failures, including Sense8 and The Get Down, the streaming platform is charging ahead with US$6 billion worth of content.

7-Eleven magnate dies

The 7-Eleven business is believed to be worth about A$1.5 billion.

Not many people knew Beverley Barlow was one of the wealthiest women in Australia when she died.

TV network ruined CEO's mistress

Amber Harrison has been ordered to pay Seven Network's legal costs.

The Seven CEO's former mistress took the Australian network on, and lost.

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