Fear of immigration crackdown

Winston Peters said he did not want to be blamed for a looming economic downturn.

Dollar drops on news Labour will lead the next government but what else will change?

Housing party is definitely over

A Labour win subdues the fortunes of the housing market.

OPINION: Put your champagne back on ice. It's time for the property market to get sensible.

Changes likely for RBNZ

Winston Peters announces a coalition deal with Labour.

OPINION: Changes to how our Reserve Bank runs may spook the markets.

Are you feeling richer?

Households are earning 40 per cent more, on average, than they were 10 years ago.

NZ households earn 40% more than they did 10 years ago. Is putting a roof over our heads getting harder?

Xero boss urges MYOB to buy rival

Xero's Rod Drury believes buying Reckon would be a short-term play only for MYOB.

NZ software firm Xero's battle with MYOB takes another twist.

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Disney faces a big test

Disney's boss is pretty excited about the Taika Waiti-directed movie Thor: Ragnarok.

The company's boss really likes his chances with the Taika Waiti-directed movie Thor: Ragnarok.

Cinema's April opening

Focal Point Cinema owner Matt Bell said the new Cuba St cinema won't be opening until April next year.

Focal Point Cinema won't open its Palmerston North branch until April next year.

Dam public consultation plan gets nod

Cr Dana Wensley says too many issues with the dam project are still up in the air.

It's time for the public to have a say on the proposed Waimea dam.

Mad Butcher for sale

Mad Butcher Point Chevalier is up for sale.

Another Mad Butcher store has gone under, this time in Auckland.

Wellington council boss to stay

Wellington City Council CEO Kevin Lavery has signed on for another two years.

Contract extension for Wellington City Council boss Kevin Lavery, and maybe a pay rise.

Landlords fear wobbly market

The Adelphi Hotel, in Kaikoura, was pulled down due to earthquake damage.


Rents drop in some parts of the country, shoot away in others.

Navy sailors catch Fiji cruise ship for training

New Zealand Navy navigation trainees on the job aboard a P&O cruise ship.

The Navy says its all work and no play when its sailors hitch a ride on cruise liners to do navigation training.

ORC boss loses job

Peter Bodeker's contract as the Otago Regional Council's chief executive will not be renewed.

The Otago Regional Council's chief executive is out of a job after the council decided not to renew his contract.

Racing boss turns to golf tourism

Owner of Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs, Tony Quinn.

Highlands Motorsport Park boss Tony Quinn wants to build a golf course and residential development at the back of his racetrack.

Bull named Noah for wet farmers

World Wide Sires' General Manager, Hank Lina said extreme wet conditions have challenged dairy farmers across the country.

Elite bull Noah's semen is being discounted for Manawatū farmers hit by the rain.

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Mobil’s new reward scheme a whole lot more to Kiwi drivers.

Banks readying their roboadvisers

Westpac and BNZ have confirmed they are looking at launching roboadvice services.

The rise of multi-generational living

Big pay rise for Superfund boss

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Cutting conversation

New Zealand Barber of the Year Jen Lawton puts Brew Union co-owner Jules Grace in the chair for a trim.

She's happy to listen to your problems, and leave you with a smooth 'do.

Tantrum free shopping

Holly Vandenberg, with niece India Miller Rain Vandenberg, has started up the Panda Crew website where people can ...

Would you use a subscription service to buy your baby clothes?

Clothing boxes for tots taking off

Normandale mums Beverley Walter and Jess Halley have started a baby clothing library.

A couple of Wellington women are doing their part to help rescue and relocate babies' clothing through a new subscription service.

French Market owner in crash

La Cigale French Market owners Elizabeth and Mike Lind.

Pedestrian hit by car on Tamaki Drive is owner of famous La Cigale French Market.

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Key's six-figure salary

Sir John Key will give ANZ's board added credibility, commentators say.

Former PM could earn at least $200k a year as chairman of the ANZ board in New Zealand.

CBD is hot property

Hamilton CBD, seen from the east side of the Waikato River, is experiencing increased occupancy amid a string of new ...

Waiting for a tenant doesn't work any more, Hamilton commercial real estate leader says.

Gun club misunderstanding

The Disputes Tribunal rulled there had been a misunderstanding between the New Plymouth Club  and The New Zealand ...

A venue which cancelled a booking for a gun show and auction has been ordered to pay some of the associated costs.

New life for old slum

Hamilton East's Jebson Place might be designated a special housing area, which would mean development could proceed ...

Demolished state homes make way for a new development.


New village for Auckland

An artist's impression of the new retail village to go in at the Todd Property development.

A roughly one-kilometre road to Long Bay will cost developer and Auckland Transport $20 million.

First-home buyers 'making sacrifices'

First-home buyers may be more willing to sacrifice on location or type of house, to get in the market.

The property market may be in a slowdown, but buyers just starting out are hanging in.

Farm and manor for sale

Glenralloch Manor, built in 1912, is the centrepiece of the farm for sale that overlooks Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula.

An "immaculate" Banks Peninsula farm is up for sale after 174 years with one Canterbury family.

Rental WOF slow to take off

Landlords for rental properties in Wellington have been slow to join up to the council's rental WOF trial. (File photo)

Only two landlords have applied since Wellington scheme launched six weeks ago.

opinion & analysis

Central banks rethink their goals

Pattrick Smellie: "Doubts about whether the traditional relationship between interest rates and growth rates even still ...

What uncertainty will follow the end of the GFC containment measures?

Was he Mr Business all along?

John Key worked hard to be seen as a guy you'd have a beer with.

OPINION: He worked hard to distance himself from his life as a financial shark - now he's leveraging his past.

NZ needs Ministry for the Oceans

Around 600,000 of us are recreational fishers.

OPINION: NZ's seen as a lucky country, but we have to be ambitious to protect one of our jewels.

Redundancy tests questioned

Have you ever been skydiving? Does that matter?

OPINION: Questions about skydiving and Greek mythology trouble those worried about their jobs.


China bid for Southland farm

Landcorp's Jericho Station in Southland. An offer from a Chinese buyer of $8.7 million was almost matched by one from a ...

A would-be Chinese buyer of a Southland farm could be stymied by a new government.

Peter Jackson's new menu

Movie directors James Cameron and Sir Peter Jackson have created a new company but details about it are scant and they ...

Led by Sir Peter Jackson, New Zealand may become a force in the plant-based protein business.

Calves, turnips, a slipped disc

Geoff Giltrap with Scotty, his highland calf 40th birthday present.

Calving is over and the sun is out in time for mating - catch up with life on Louise Giltrap's farm.

The end for big tractors?

Big heavy tractors will have to be replaced by lighter vehicles that caused less soil damage and were better for the ...

Farmers' love of big tractors may have to come to an end.


Men feel left out at work

"No one wants to feel left out, even though you may actually be a top person," says Karyn Twaronite.

No one wants to feel excluded, even if they dominate the top ranks of virtually every field including business.

China to get more powerful

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Chinese president wants to downplay China's image as an emerging superpower.

Amazon Studios boss quits after harassment charge

Amazon Studios boss Roy Price quits after sexual harasment charge.

Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer.

NZ cows in Mexico probe

The shipment of ewe hoggets and 3224 heifers were loaded on a fleet of trucks to be taken to a farm near Mexico City ...

NZ cows and sheep were sent to help drought-hit Mexico - 900 ended up on the ranch of then-governor.

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