Pacific countries agree to expand trade deal

In 2017 Trade Minister David Parker (left) assured petitioners that the trade deal would go through public consultation ...

3:44 PM  Agreement has been reached on guidelines to expand the world's third largest trade deal.

Retail prepares for battle

Is this the future of retail staffing? A robot named Marty cleans the floors and keeps watch at a Giant Food store store ...

Newmarket versus Commercial Bay, more AI, soggy consumer confidence? Retail has an interesting year ahead.

Hey Gwyneth, where's my money? video

Gwyneth Paltrow's website, Goop, is accused of being difficult to extract payment from.

Small business complains of admin struggles with Goop.

The less wasteful supermarket video

Fibre-based fruit and veges trays from Jenkins Freshpac Systems. The company also sells compostible, breathable soft ...

Consumers may have to pay if producers move away from wasteful plastic.

My 10 year tech challenge

In 2009 my laptop was a Dell Inspiron 1545 and now it's a MacBook Air.

OPINION: Here's what technology looked like in 2009.

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Imports doesn't 'pave way for recreational cannabis' video

New Zealand will get to vote on legalising cannabis for personal use in a 2020 referendum.

Cannabis company allowed to import type of cannabis that can make one high.

Claims landlord reviews fake

Real Estate Institute chief executive, Bindi Norwell said Quinovic had done a number of things that were 'potentially ...

Landlords may love Quinovic but what if their appreciation is not real?

Community to profit from the dead

A Cambridge funeral is donating its profits back into the community.

A Cambridge funeral home is donating its profits back into the community.

Employers must be 'more aware of risks'

A man was critically injured when a trench collapsed in West Auckland on Thursday.

WorkSafe calls on employers to step up after spate of accidents across Auckland.

Pay rise for TVNZ boss after job cuts video

TVNZ CEO Kevin Kenrick.

Kevin Kenrick's pay increased by $72,000 last year - $20K more than the average Kiwi salary.

Boom year for city development

This nearly complete development on Tristam street  has replaced what used to be a car yard.

Residential building consents in Hamilton at highest levels since digital records began.

Op shop happy ending video

Becca Gibbs and her mother Bridgit are thrilled she's been been offered a new job.

Auckland woman forced out of op shop job after complaint about her disability finds a new "happy place".

Training wheels for new investors

Investing is like learning to ride a bike: you have no idea what you're doing, and the thought of falling is terrifying.

Opinion: Even if you only have a few bucks to play with, it's never been easier to dip your toes in the stockmarket. Richard Meadows shares his tips to getting started.

Disgraced agent's sign drama video

Real estate agent Aaron Drever was stripped of his licence in 2016.

New Zealand dairy giant's ire raised over links to banned real estate agent Aaron Drever.

Making every post a loser

Linkedin is the self-promoters swamp of choice, writes Damien Grant.

OPINION: Social media's swamp of self-promotion has led to a steady parade of mediocrity.


Marie Kondo and the extremists

Japanese author and creator of the KonMari Method to declutter, Marie Kondo, has become a Netflix sensation.

OPINION: Extreme lifestyle choices make good media, but how realistic are they?

Why carshare services are great

E-scooter company Lime plans to launch a carshare car service. Here's why we should be pleased.

LimePod car launch planned

Payment service breaches bank rules

small business

Uber Eats - for condoms

Conversations with their peers confirmed what the Package founders suspected - purchasing contraceptives in person is ...

Young people find buying condoms in stores 'embarrassing'. Three teenagers think they have the answer.

Large rubbish fire probed

LA Landscapes owner Paddy Toyne is under investigation over the material burnt at his clean fill site on Halcombe Rd, ...

Officials believe toxic waste dumped at site of blaze that smoked for weeks.

Halcyon cafe and bar for sale

Halcyon owners Alesha McQuinn and Wade Cashmore pour their hearts and time into the quirky coffee and cocktail spot, but ...

Halcyon's Alesha McQuinn and Wade Cashmore selling up for freedom to travel world.

Green-souled online retailer to launch

Felicia Aull and Daniel Anderson created Soul Family, an online store selling reusable shopping bags made from hemp and ...

New online retailer set to start selling green products by February.

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Your erotic capital at work

James Adonis says that good-looking employees attract many advantages in the labour market, but there are far more ...

OPINION: Workplace managers admit that they treat attractive staff differently - but at what cost?

Cancer Society defends sunblock

The Cancer Society is defending its sunscreen after 49 complaints this summer.

More than 40 people have complained about sunblock sold by Cancer Society, with seven now going through a formal complaint process.

Pot firm folds after less than a year

Brian Gaynor of Millford Asset Management said there is an oversupply of cannabis in the global market.

Company which licensed 30 strains of exclusive medical cannabis liquidated because shareholders can't get along.

Shaken up: Syrup company folds

Andrew Brodie bought Finest Foods Ltd in 2013. The 35-year-old company was put into liquidation on January 10.

Company behind Supreme, The Goodness and Kapiti Kitchen in receivership, with 16 jobs under threat.


2019: What next for housing? video

David Whitburn sees opportunities in developing more affordable homes.

A buyer, builder, investor, agent and developer weigh in.

Bella Vista report may stay secret

Homes in the doomed Bella Vista subdivision which went into liquidation leaving some homeowners evicted from their ...

It is unclear whether a council report into the Bella Vista Homes saga will be made public.

KiwiBuild boss quits

KiwiBuild head Stephen Barclay has resigned.

Resignation follows unexplained absence.

Renting: What you need to know

Know your rights as a renter to ensure you don't get caught out.

Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, flatmate or boarder? We've got it covered.

opinion & analysis

Making every post a loser

Linkedin is the self-promoters swamp of choice, writes Damien Grant.

OPINION: Social media's swamp of self-promotion has led to a steady parade of mediocrity.

Another step to KiwiBuild failure

Stephen Barclay resigned after an employment dispute.

OPINION: Its chances of success were slim. Barclay's resignation sets it back again.

Why are debt collectors chasing me?

A budget adviser may be able to advocate on your behalf.

You have rights when you're being chased for cash.

Open your arms to lord Ikea

Ikea uses 1 per cent of the world's wood.

OPINION: What exactly is there to be excited about? My house certainly doesn't need an ottoman.

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Farmers grinning to start year

Steady rainfall and good grass growth has increased production in Manawatū, Marton farmer Richard Morrison says.

Steady rainfall and good grass growth has increased production in Manawatū.

End the 'she'll be right' attitude video

Rhys Mair was a cheerful, caring guy, loyal and loving, his mother says.

Ice gripped Jane Mair's stomach when she could not contact her son. Then two police officers walked down the drive.

We need more seasonal workers

In just five years, the value of exports has almost doubled, thanks to growth in shipments of kiwifruit, wine, apples ...

OPINION: Instead of taking pot-shots at growers, here's what the Government should do.

A plea for attitude change video

At age 17 Rhys Mair died after crashing a borrowed quad bike in a remote area of the Wairarapa.

Kiwis' relaxed ''she'll be right' approach to quad bike safety can have deadly consequences.


15 cans of beer saved life

Alcohol poisoning almost killed him, but five more litres of booze saved his life.

Alcohol poisoning almost killed a man from Vietnam, but five more litres of booze saved his life.

Dishwasher awarded $31m

Marie Jean Pierre says she told the Conrad Miami when she started the job that, due to her religion, she couldn't work ...

US jury sides with hotel employee who was forced to work Sundays, infringing on her religious rights.

Red alert on Aus house prices

Citi says Australia's property market downturn has been caused by several factors, including tighter lending standards, ...

After years of soaring prices, Aussie property is at risk of a record crash in 2019, Citi Research says.

Elon Musk's Aussie tunnel?

Elon Musk has costed an idea from a former Australian Greens MP of a tunnel through NSW's rugged Blue Mountains at ...

The technology entrepreneur hints his interest in helping solve Sydney's road congestion with a Blue Mountains tunnel.

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