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Watching the ABs on Amazon?

Forsyth Barr says NZ entry would be "logical extension" for Amazon.

Retail giant may cross the ditch soon, and would have its eye on NZ prizes, says Forsyth Barr.

Wilson's at it again

More people have been ticketed by Wilson Parking for parking in a free Wellington car park.

Parking giant caught out as more unhappy motorists come forward.

Around 100 jobs lost in Thames

For more than 140 years, the furnace men at A&G Price's Thames jobbing foundry have begun the day with a shower of ...

A worker at A & G Price said staff were told they were now unemployed and not to come to work tomorrow.

Council under investigation

Wellington City Council is being investigated by the Ombudsman over its failure to release information on the ...

Ombudsman investigating Wellington City Council's refusal to release info to ratepayers.

Quakes insurance 'could be scrapped'

Cinema company Reading International got a $27.5 million insurance payout for quake damage to the Courtenay Central ...

Reinsurer warns NZ cover may become more expensive and harder to get - or completely unavailable.

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NZ's relaxed attitudes towards collusion

Pattrick Smellie: ''It's a fair bet that US anti-trust regulators would take a far less tolerant attitude ... than New ...

OPINION: The Americans take a much stricter view on cartels than we do.

Christchurch opening for H&M revealed

Hans Andersson, Australia and New Zealand country manager for H&M.

Swedish fashion giant H&M will open in Christchurch on September 9 at the The Crossing and will also offer its homeware range.

Step back in 'Horn time

Mary Tresch, a Swiss immigrant, started the iconic Matterhorn restaurant in Cuba st which is due to close after 54 years.

Mary Tresch remembers opening Wellington's Matterhorn, which was told this week it must close.

Dam plan tops review of water augmentation options

TDC warns of a possible "water gap" for some urban residents in Tasman district.

Some urban residents face a "water gap" in dry spells without augmentation.

WWI exhibition could be extended

Sir Peter Jackson's personal collection features in the Great War Exhibition at the old Dominion Museum, which was ...

Question hangs over whether Sir Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition is popular enough to warrant Govt extension.

City rents back at 2012 levels

Rents have been dropping in Christchurch for over two years.

Rents are continuing to tumble in Christchurch and are now back where they were five years ago.

Work starts on retirement village

Construction has begun on Bupa's newest retirement village on Napier Rd, after nearly four years of waiting.

The $50 million retirement village will have a 70-bed rest home, 18 apartments and 72 villas.

House Lifters on the job

Spreydon Lodge being moved 50m on sliders by House Lifters.

It could have ended up in a demolition yard but the developers of Meadowlands in Christchurch have chosen to restore this colonial house.

Vero/Tower merger denied

Commerce Commission chairman Mark Berry says a combined Tower and Vero threaten consumers' insurance coverage.

A merger between the two insurers could have meant higher prices for customers, says competition watchdog.

Digital doctor double-up

A week ago Patea had no doctor. Now there's two digital doctor services open.

Patea now has two virtual services offering medical help while the hunt for new GPs carries on.

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money

Your shopping: Smaller, dearer

If you think you used to get more for your money, you're not wrong.

Many products on supermarket shelves are shrinking - but we are paying more and more for them.

'Always challenge parking tickets'

Pay what's reasonable and let them chase you for the rest, says Consumer NZ.

Winning ticket kept under pillow

Holiday kaput but no payout

small business

Resilient student climbs ladder

Whitley has all areas covered with a marketing manager making sure his workers look smart for a day's work.

Overcoming a death and a heart attack, a 22-year-old founds a caring business.

Local policy retains loyalty

Karen and Ross Norman of Udy's Grain & Feed Ltd on Balaclava St, Wyndham, who still have their own recipe for making ...

Sticking resolutely to their "keep it local" guns is paying off for one rural Southland firm.

Matterhorn to close

Matterhorn restaurant has called Cuba St home for 54 years.

Restaurant and bar to shut to allow redevelopment of neighbouring Wellington building.

Win for developer

Palmerston North courthouse.

Property developer wins case after High Court incorrectly interprets the law.

better business

Debt carrier could drive growth

A Government company may be able to give Hamilton a hand with infrastructure, and take on the associated debt.

New Government company could open throttle in Hamilton without burning up the balance sheet.

The Rich List is 'unhealthy, harmful'

Graeme Hart, Chairman of Burns Philp speaks at the Goodman Fielder Press conference, Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, ...

Obsession with capitalism makes Kiwis fawn over the rich and hold a "disturbing" interest in who has the most money, academics say.

Giving kids a sporting chance video

Anaru Williams, 12, went from playing zero sport to playing four. That wouldn't have happened without support from The ...

Thomas Nabbs tried most sports that came his way, and was shocked to discover not everyone had the opportunity.

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.

property

Quake insurance under threat

Cinema company Reading International got a $27.5 million insurance payout for quake damage to the Courtenay Central ...

Reinsurer warns NZ cover may become more expensive and harder to get - or completely unavailable.

City rents back at 2012 levels

Rents have been dropping in Christchurch for over two years.

Rents are continuing to tumble in Christchurch and are now back where they were five years ago.

A lesson on vacant homes gallery video

The walls of the family room are covered with graffiti and racial slurs.

The walls were covered with graffiti, wiring ripped out and appliances trashed.

Stats House 'unacceptable'

Statistics House on Wellington's waterfront was one of the worst hit buildings during the November 2016 earthquake.

Minister expresses his concerns about the 5-storey building on Wellington's waterfront, which remains closed.

opinion & analysis

Fish hooks in living wage proposal

There are about 75 businesses and organisations accredited as living wage employers in 2017.

OPINION: Productivity, not the stroke of pen, should be lifting wages.

Take your mental health days

Peter Cullen:  Employers are largely left to decide whether a worker's condition is really sickness.

OPINION: Mental health is as worthy of sick leave as any other illness, Peter Cullen writes.

Power of a personal brand

"Confidence and clarity are signals to the market you're different. You're good. You're the one to do business with," ...

OPINION: You need to line up six elements if you want to build up a brand that says you're the one to do business with.

Sky apps a viewing nightmare

No matter who wins the rugby rights for 2021 and beyond, millions of customers will want to view the games via streaming apps

OPINION: The future of TV is streaming, and Sky's apps don't look like the future.

farming

Fitness, calving, a wilful child

Louise Giltrap's daughter Brittney and "unofficially adopted" son Daniel, with eight of her nine grandchildren.

Louise Giltrap is coping well with a new health regime the physical and mental demands of calving and a wilful daughter.

Farm pigs' 'life of misery' video

SAFE has now launched a petition calling for the government to stop mother pigs being confined to cages.

Animal rights group says footage shows crates are cruel, researcher says they save piglets.

Plastic infests our fisheries

Auckland University researchers have looked at plastics eaten by fish around the South Pacific.

They're fish you can buy from your local fish market and most of them have eaten plastic, research suggests.

World record for Kiwi shearer

Rowland Smith had a good run at the Southern Shears held in Gore.

Sibling rivalry has stepped up a notch after a world shearing record was smashed by Rowland Smith.

world

Ford 'misled customers on faults'

One of the cars which had problems was the Ford Focus.

Australian arm of auto giant faces legal action after claims it wrongly blamed drivers of faulty cars.

General Motors profits dive video

Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of the General Motors Company.

Drop mainly down to sale of European operations, but it is still better than many expected.

Volkswagen exec to plead guilty video

Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States over the company's diesel ...

Oliver Schmidt has been in a US jail for months following the company's emissions scandal.

US eye fuel efficiency standards

US President Donald Trump is looking at changing rules established under the Obama administration.

Claims freezing standards could "hurt the American people just to pad the pockets of big oil and auto executives".

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