Sweatshop or sustainable? video

Some fashion industry workers can work for up to 14 hours with no breaks.

A Wellington woman wants to expose modern-day slavery in the global fashion industry.

His own podcast before 10 video

Eli hosts Ground Breaking and hopes to interview Jacinda Ardern one day.

Young Eli Smit interviews Kiwis in business to guide up-and-coming entrepreneurs towards success.

Jeff Bezos busts rich record

Jeff Bezos' net worth has soared by US$52 billion this year.

Amazon boss, with a net worth of $221 billion, is the richest person in modern history.

Would-be sellers: Jump in video

Ashley Dodd had been trying to buy a house for five years before she was successful.

Don't think you'll get a better price in summer - and hold back on the DIY.

MPI investigating sow crates

A photo taken by animal rights group Farmwatch showing a sow confined in a crate on a farm near Timaru.

Some pig farmers manage to make a living with free range systems but the majority keep them inside.

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More people, more noise

The number of passengers going through Queenstown Airport is forecast to more than double by 2031.

Homes in Frankton, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown and Shotover Country, four schools and a hospital will be impacted by the proposed noise limits.

Fees dropped for higher density housing

Upper Hutt City Council is trying to stimulate higher density housing development in the city by waving consent fees. ...

One city in the Wellington region is trying to encourage higher density housing by scrubbing consent fees.

Chef all go on Chiwahwah

Christchurch restauranteur Tony Astle as the Universo Brasserie and Bar at the Christchurch Art Gallery was about to ...

Christchurch chef Tony Astle is confident he can pull off his latest ambitious bar and restaurant project.

Breeder risks 'serious' animal welfare issue

MPI has asked Holly Farm owner David Marshall to reduce horse numbers on his farm to a more manageable level.

A horse breeder facing neglect complaints was told by officials to reduce numbers. Instead, his stud is growing.

Political block better deal for KiwiSavers

Ministers who direct where KiwiSaver money is invested risk being blamed if sharemarkets fall, and KiwiSaver account ...

OPINION: Ministers risk political futures if they up the risk on KiwiSaver default funds in search of higher returns.

Lolly jobs for Levin

Susan Williams, from RJ's Licorice, with some of the products that will be rolling off its production line soon.

RJ's confectionery about to seal boon deal for the Horowhenua town.

Heritage stoush costs Christchurch $160m investment gallery video

Harley Chambers' owner Gerard McCoy and engineer Brett Gilmore inspect damage to the heavily vandalised building.

The owner of two Christchurch heritage buildings says red tape and objections to their demolition has cost the city $160m worth of investment.

Regional video news 'lacks promotion'

Star.kiwi/CTV, a Christchurch-based news website, received $400,000 from the regional fund.

Taxpayers have forked out $1.3m for regional video news coverage. But did they get value for money?

Sewer search pinpoints lane

Repairs to the sewer main under Third Lane are expected to disrupt nearby businesses and staff, from left, Cassie ...

Underground cameras, used to snake through old pipes, find serious damage to sewer main behind several businesses.

Queen of antiques business video

Marcelle Cameron and Ngaire Low in their family business, Ethel Anne Antiques.

At nearly 90, Ngaire Low is like the Queen - actively involved in her realm despite being well past retirement age.

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The forgotten generation

Gareth Kiernan says it will take a sustained period of wage rises and flat prices to make things easier.

Boomers 'had it good' and millennials are told help is on the way. What about those who fall between?

KiwiSaver and banks too cosy

"Default" funds cost Kiwis $1b in six years, money that mostly went into Aussie bank coffers, financial planners say.

Inflation up, for now

Bridging the retirement savings gap

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Queen of antiques business video

Marcelle Cameron and Ngaire Low in their family business, Ethel Anne Antiques.

At nearly 90, Ngaire Low is like the Queen - actively involved in her realm despite being well past retirement age.

Toto Pizza put into liquidation

The Auckland pizza place, Toto Pizza, has been put in liquidation.

The pizza store owes money to employees, Inland Revenue and other creditors.

Why NZ has so many $2 shops

The original $2 Shop opened in New Plymouth in 1994 by Brian Salmon.

Dollar stores are everywhere in NZ, but there's an uncomfortable reason behind their abundance.

Homestays flood Taupō market

Huka Lodge is at the top end of the accommodation sector in Taupō.

The rapid increase in homestay accommodation has many moteliers calling for a level playing field.

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Inside an Egyptian tomb video

Most of the paintings inside Queen Nefertari's tomb are of her.

The beauty of an ancient Egyptian queen's tomb has been opened to all through virtual reality.

Circular economy future of recycling

Recycling firm Method is owned by Steven and India Korner.

These Kiwi companies are trying to find solutions to the complexity of recycling.

Tax rort netted $100K

Charles Hedburg tried to rip off the IRD by claiming his businesses had expenses that far outweighed their income.

Eyebrows lifted at the IRD when he claimed his lawnmowing business had expenses of $10 million.

J&J ordered to pay $6.96b

File photo of the Johnson's baby powder.

The verdict comes as the pharmaceutical giant battles numerous legal cases involving its signature baby powder.

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Chow bros quit dancing

John Chow, left, and brother Michael are shifting their focus to growing the hotel side of their business.

Rich list Chow brothers will spend sale proceeds of their dance studio ramping up hotel plans and projects.

Commerce Commission to pay $280,000

Jeremy O'Rourke, director of Lodge Real Estate, one of the companies that chose to fight the price-fixing claims.

Two agencies fought while others settled and now they're getting a payout.

Would-be sellers told: Jump in video

Ashley Dodd had been trying to buy a house for five years before she was successful.

Don't think you'll get a better price in summer - and hold back on the DIY.

QV 'did not follow the law'

Auckland Council is unhappy with the quality of QV's work.

Thousands of property rates valuations in Auckland caught in unprecedented dispute between council and state-owned valuer.

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Asean gets more attention

Siah Hwee Ang: "There is a sense that the Asean countries are ready to work as a group to engage."

OPINION: The under-appreciated region holds great promise for New Zealand.

Bridging the retirement savings gap

Riding off into a comfortable sunset has much to do with your financial strategy earlier on.

OPINION: Getting the best return now is a key to security in your sunset years.

Holding the accountants to account

In Britain accountancy firms are in the gun following a series of high profile corporate failures.

OPINION: Offering both auditing services and providing advice is a conflict of interest.

Too soon for the gloom

A roll of the dice - the economy has lots of good features but it's mature and that means growth and confidence can falter.

OPINION: Is time about to be called on the economic expansion? No.

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Shane Jones keeps texts secret

National's economic and regional development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says Shane Jones is "secretive".

Shane Jones says 365 people backed his Fonterra attack - but he won't release the evidence.

NZ companies join forces in China

A display of Rockit apples in a Shanghai supermarket.

NZ companies exporting to China have discovered there is strength in co-operation.

Few Kiwis fear biosecurity breach

Stink bug.

Despite the ripple effect of Mycoplasma bovis, most New Zealanders still believe they would be immune to the impact of a biosecurity breach.

A&P cattle shows under threat

Cattle enthusiasts like Radford Powell from Clarkesville in Canterbury may find that they can no longer display their ...

The cattle disease is putting paid to another beloved rural tradition.

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Boeing '797': Rewriting rulebook video

The mid-market family would be the first Boeing jets designed to make money for the world's largest planemaker long ...

Boeing is seeking to rewrite the rules for creating commercial jets.

Cave joy rescued me from dark depths of Trumpian dispair

The Thai cave rescue offered Oscar Kightley a glimmer of hope amongst the Trumpian gloom of world news.

As Cyclone Trump barrels through another 24-hour rolling news cycle, Oscar Kightley finds shelter in the selfless heroism of the Thai cave rescue.

J&J ordered to pay $6.96b

File photo of the Johnson's baby powder.

The verdict comes as the pharmaceutical giant battles numerous legal cases involving its signature baby powder.

Rare pink diamonds on sale

The Argyle Pink Jubilee.

With the world's only pink diamond mine shutting, the rare gems could sell for over $100 million.

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