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Fletchers pull-back fear

Fletchers has been a "backbone" for training in the construction industry, a rival says.

Concern voiced over industry training if Fletchers leaves biggest jobs to foreign rivals.

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.

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.

Added sugar labels ambiguous

Kellogg's Nutri-Grain cereal contains 77g of added sugar. Yet, it boasts four health stars.

Added sugars should be included in food health ratings, a nutrition expert says.

Corn packaging pops up

Saad Hussain who has a PhD in foaming technology, says his idea to create foam packaging from corn is just "putting two ...

In a white laboratory in Rotorua, a Canadian scientist turned corn into foam. His dream? For Coca Cola to use it.

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Wellness theme for new Auckland hotel

An artist's rendition of a new EVEN Hotel planned for central Auckland.

EVEN Hotels offer travelers the exercise choice of 'wellness warrior' videos or the sociability of athletic studios, in between gluten-free organic food and wine.

'Have-not' airports in crisis

Regional airports help in transporting patients to base hospitals and medical specialists to isolated communities.

A campaign is underway to get more money for 12 of our smallest airports to help cover critical maintenance and passenger services.

'Always challenge parking tickets'

Consumers should challenge "unreasonable" parking tickets,  Consumer NZ advises.

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

New gorge route likely

A third slip fell on the already-closed Manawatu Gorge road this weekend.

Rocky old road could remain closed as officials turn their attention elsewhere.

Winning ticket kept under pillow

The Auckland woman knows exactly what she's going to do with the money.

Powerball's latest millionaire spent a restless night waiting to claim her $8 million Lotto prize.

Insurers face expensive year

The Plains Irrigators business in Washdyke was flooded on Friday. Technician Theo Joubert looks at the mud.

Flooding expected to generate about 2000 claims nationwide, adding to expensive year for insurers after two cyclones and the "Tasman Tempest".

Injured acid worker paid $34k

The Employment Relations Authority found Alastair Cowles was not fairly investigated.

The acid production worker was sacked for failing to report his workplace injury.

Abseilers on a mesh mission

Abseilers working at the top of a bluff at Ohau Point, with a view down to the Pacific Ocean.

Ohau Point is the only place roading contractors can't reach, but abseilers with a head for heights are working to change that.

Cycle trail will happen - advocate

A cycleway will run along the edge of this damaged stretch of SH1, just south of Ohau Point, as part of $231 million of ...

Government chips in to build stretch around Ohau Point, deemed the most difficult section.

Holiday kaput but no payout

Travellers are being told not to "set and forget" their insurance.

One traveller paid $1100 for insurance that only paid out $1300 when her New York trip had to be cancelled.

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Holiday kaput but no payout

Travellers are being told not to "set and forget" their insurance.

One traveller paid $1100 for insurance that only paid out $1300 when her New York trip had to be cancelled.

Does KiwiSaver work?

Forget raising contributions - new report says it's not even clear the savings scheme works.

Landlords earn $1000 more

Rich list sneak peek

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.

Win for developer

Palmerston North courthouse.

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

'Unglamorous end of fashion' video

Ninety per cent of textiles can be reused, but they are just on a one-way road to landfill, Casey says.

The Formary transforms used clothes into industrial textiles.

Pay by card and we get stung

Nadine Higgins: Credit card charges have no place in modern New Zealand and have to go.

OPINION: Wait, why am I paying anyone for the privilege of parting with my money?

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.

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Wellness theme for new Auckland hotel

An artist's rendition of a new EVEN Hotel planned for central Auckland.

EVEN Hotels offer travelers the exercise choice of 'wellness warrior' videos or the sociability of athletic studios, in between gluten-free organic food and wine.

Concerns over development plans at Waiheke Island gateway

Gary Thomason beside the land at Matiatia where visitor units could be developed.

Plans for a visitor accommodation development on Waiheke island are making waves.

New residents to pay for infrastructure

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Progress work on the Kapiti Expressway. Waikanae Bridge. Roading, highway, ...

New homeowners will become creditors to investment companies in new infrastructure scheme.

Prepare for CV shake-up

REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell says CVs can only serve as a guide to the value of a property.

Unitary Plan to shake-up Auckland CVs and create "city of multi-millionaires", on paper at least, experts say.

opinion & analysis

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.

Rebranding Doctor Who

The new Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker.

OPINION: We were due another show-stopper to keep the Doctor front of mind, and last week we got it.

Solo-parent bashing, how novel

These women aren't living the high life on taxpayers' dollars. They're trying to give their kids the best life they can.

OPINION: Those of us who sacrifice our careers and our sleep are sick of being written off as negligent breeders.

An answer to the housing crisis?

We will all retire and age – and we would all prefer to "age in place'.

OPINION: Retirement villages have a vital role to play in addressing New Zealand's housing woes.

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Migrant workers boost dairy

Dairy farmer Michael Woodward thinks the Government should change its migrant dairy worker policy to reflect realities.

Immigrants are valuable for both the dairy industry and the communities in which they live, dairy argues.

Cow disease reaches NZ

Cows on a South Canterbury farm have been found infected with the disease Mycoplasma bovis, the first time it has been ...

A highly contagious cattle disease has infected a South Canterbury dairy herd in the first recorded case in NZ.

When will the rain ever stop?

Waikato farmers have had to put up with steady rain since April.

The cows may need snorkels when they leave the milking shed if the wet weather continues, says Marc Gascoigne.

Pioneers' risky days are past

Stuart Taylor, with son Miller, says it is no longer acceptable to take a risk on the farm.

Marton dairy farmer Stuart Taylor now has a health and safety "conscience" on his 1200-cow farm.

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IMF cuts US view, citing Trump video

The IMF doesn't believe the US will meet the targets set by the Trump administration of economic growth rising to 3 per ...

World's biggest economy will grow less than expected, and fall far short of Trump's predictions, IMF says.

Exxon fined for actions under Tillerson video

Rex Tillerson was the head of Exxon Mobil until Donald Trump picked him to serve as Secretary of State (file photo).

Oil giant must pay US$2m for violating sanctions against Russia when Rex Tillerson was chief executive.

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.

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