Obesity plan 'too little, too late'

Health minister David Clark does not want Kiwi kids growing up tyo be obese. Currently 12.4 per cent of children are obese.

1:09 PM  Getting food industry to fight obesity epidemic won't work, leading sugar researcher says.

Personal costs of obesity

New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

Obesity costs taxpayers, but the impact on personal finances is bigger.

Power bill price hikes in pipeline

A linesman works on a power pole in Cromwell as part of Aurora Energy's Fast Track pole programme.

Otago power consumers may soon know how much extra they will need to pay to a struggling lines company.

From New Year's Day to Singles' Day

Bono and the boys showed a generosity and a warmth that's rare among bands whose careers have spanned 40 years, 14 ...

OPINION: Rock legends U2 may outlive the legendary shopping event of Singles' Day.

Investing in a low-rate world

Civil engineer Jordan Rae is saving for a first home, and he's sick of the paltry rates of returns investors are getting ...

With deposit rates so low, investors are seeking riskier places to earn a return.

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Building firm goes bust

Halliday is not sure what he is going to do next.

Todd Halliday owns flash cars, horses, a boat and lush home. But he faces losing the lot, again.

'Poor management' linked to failure

Greg White has been acting  as the key negotiator representing Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama in talks with New Zealand ...

A business that lost the bulk of its $20 million treaty cash failed because of poor management.

Website helps fill seasonal jobs

Hoddy's Fruit Company expects to hire about 100 seasonal staff over their busy season, with 40 per cent either local or ...

A job platform is helping orchards and abattoirs find jobseekers for peak periods.

Restaurants on menu for new building

An artist's impression of a building under construction as part of the Upper Queen development in central Richmond, from ...

Diners in Richmond will soon get three new options with a Sal's pizzeria, Zambrero Mexican eatery and Aki Kitchen Japanese restaurant set to open early next year.

Massive housing shortfall forecast

The Wellington suburb of Karori. The city faces a population surge that could require it to home about five more ...

A Hutt-Valley's worth of newcomers will move into Wellington city. Will there be enough homes?

Central city rates questioned

The Christchurch tram in New Regent St in central Christchurch

Are businesses getting enough for their rates in a central city still being rebuilt?

Manawatū company builds Antarctic habitat video

Fibreglass Developments general manager Steve Bond says he isn't sure he would have chosen green as the colour for the ...

The "big green box" is designed to keep researchers safe and comfortable in 200 kmh winds and -60C temperatures.

Top end market heats up

A Northwood Avenue house in Waikiwi, Invercargill has been listed for $1.5 millon.

 An Invercargill house has been listed at $1.5m as the number of $1m-plus sales grows, according to a real estate executive.

Case to move Auckland port 'flawed'

An aerial view of Ports of Auckland from the east

The argument to relocate Auckland's port to Marsden Point is hard to justify, says a new analysis.

Paid tours only for iconic tree? video

Access to iconic kauri Tāne Mahuta, in Waipoua, could be restricted to paid tour groups.

Iwi and DOC consider paid tours only to Tāne Mahuta, to stop kauri dieback.


BNZ boss takes pay cut

Angela Mentis, BNZ's chief executive, was paid A$2.91 million in the most recent financial year.

Bank held back on bonuses for top team including CEO Angie Mentis, but at $3m she's still the best paid bank CEO.

BNZ 'conflict' over payday lenders video

BNZ shouldn't offer banking to payday lenders if it's serious about stamping out the sector, expert says.

Pay rise for Countdown staff video

Dad's $7k bill to see son video

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Paid tours only for iconic tree? video

Access to iconic kauri Tāne Mahuta, in Waipoua, could be restricted to paid tour groups.

Iwi and DOC consider paid tours only to Tāne Mahuta, to stop kauri dieback.

Buildings which don't just save lives, but time

The restoration of Wellington's old Town Hall will use base isolators to help reduce earthquake damage.

The merits of designing buildings which are not only safer but recover quicker from quakes.

Feed your IT future

Supermarket technology is much more than the beep you hear at the checkout.

SPONSORED: If you get excited about the future, then IT is the perfect career.

The Warehouse: Shopping by subscription

NZX-listed company The Warehouse is taking a punt that Kiwis will move their more of their shopping habits online.

The Warehouse takes a leaf out of Amazon's book, but there are 'red flags'.

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How AR-15 is now 'America's rifle'

Detective Barbara J Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model ...

OPINION: Remington will have to reveal how it sells a military weapon to ordinary people.

Friends can help you at work

Has there ever been a better sitcom that showcases the power and beauty of strong friendships than The Golden Girls?

OPINION: Work pressures often mean we sacrifice friendship, but that's a big mistake.

Fishing ban won't save Māui

Māui dolphins off the coast of New Plymouth. The dolphins are 16 times more likely to die from toxoplasmosis than in a ...

OPINION: A cat-borne disease is a bigger threat to dolphins - but fishermen are an easier target.

Boomers didn't do this to you

Calder knows he came of age in a privileged time and place. But he says that, just as that material advantage is not an ...

OPINION: Boomers' wealth is not the cause of Millennial deprivation; it is not a zero-sum game.


People steal hemp, think it's weed

A hemp plant from Ashleigh Baldwin's crop in Pennsylvania.

"I thought I was in pot heaven," said one young US man caught in the act on Halloween.

Disney heiress rebukes boomers

"What the hell is wrong with you/us boomers??" asked Abigail Disney.

Abigail Disney poured scorn on fellow baby boomers, telling them to "let the kids drive".

Motorola reboots the Razr

Modelled after the popular 2000s flip phone, the new Motorola Razr uses folding technology to open up to a 6.2-inch screen.

15 years ago the Razr was unleashed, years ahead of the iPhone. Now it's back.

'Amazon's first grocery store'

The tech giant confirmed that it will open a Los Angeles supermarket next year.

The tech giant confirmed it will open a Los Angeles supermarket next year.

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