No more sickies at this company

Ami Muir, owner of Pepa Stationery, said changing the contract was easy and encouraged other Kiwi businesses to allow ...

A Christchurch stationery shop owner is encouraging her staff to take mental health days when they need them.

Stocks slump amid trade tiff

US President Donald Trump is playing a game of chicken with China.

8:03 AM  Global markets sink as concern grows over potential all-out economic brawl between the US and China.

Line drawn over NZ Post

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NZ Post closing the Post Shop it shares with Kiwibank

Minister to resist cuts, but NZ Post not guaranteeing any dedicated post shops in five years.

Sacked for seeking new role

It is legal to sign a new employment agreement while still employed.

OPINION: The Spanish football coach was sacked for signing with Real Madrid. So how much do you owe your boss if you want to leave?

Are you ready to give up cash?

Some people need cash for nefarious purposes.

OPINION: It's time for New Zealanders to accept the future is digital - but some things will have to change first.

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Foreign buyer ban changes

Labour campaigned on making housing more affordable for Kiwis, now David Parker's controversial foreign buyers ban has ...

Trade Minister David Parker will talk to Stuff about changes to his foreign buyers ban.

Labour’s sympathetic ear

Health Minister David Clark has warned there is no more money available to offer to nurses who have threatened to ...

OPINION: Why are the unions threatening strikes under worker-friendly Labour? Because it works.

Google's 3000% price hike

Metlink is among Google customers worldwide who will be stung by higher charges for using its mapping service.

Metlink says its bill for using Google Maps will jump from $1000 to $30,000 a month.

Robertson 'disappointed' with Super Fund

NZ Super Fund chief investment officer Matt Whineray has been named as the fund's new chief executive.

Fund hires new CEO on terms unlikely to be approved once new legislation is passed later this year.

Christchurch cruise berth design pricier

Redesign of the Lyttelton cruise berth means it will cost more and open a year later than originally planned.

Fine for exploiting freebie labour

A run down Tai Tapu property that accommodated thousands of young travellers has to pay a record fine for illegal use of ...

A Christchurch farm that exploited volunteer workers has been slapped with a $45,900 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority.

Housing timetable called for

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Wellington mayor Justin Lester and deputy Paul Eagle announce the ...

Wellington city councillors want to see their housing plans and policy turned into construction.

Warrant for $4m man

An arrest warrant was issued for Richard Whitham, who failed to appear in Hamilton District Court on a charge of theft ...

A former finance company employee was charged with theft by a person in a special relationship.

Motueka ANZ to close

The Motueka ANZ will be the latest small-town branch to close, thanks to digital disruption and earthquake risk.

ANZ has confirmed that Motueka will be the latest small town to lose its local branch thanks to digital disruption and seismic risk.

Queen St upgrade nears completion

Families in May watch the musical film The Greatest Showman during the Take Two free community event.

After more than 16 months, the Queen St upgrade in Richmond is on the home stretch.

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Motueka ANZ to close

The Motueka ANZ will be the latest small-town branch to close, thanks to digital disruption and earthquake risk.

ANZ has confirmed that Motueka will be the latest small town to lose its local branch thanks to digital disruption and seismic risk.

Bitcoin could break the internet

In a withering 24-page article, the overseer of central banks around the world said Bitcoin and its ilk suffered from "a range of shortcomings".

How much do your appliances really cost to run?

Mother racks up $12k power bill

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Building Blocks opens new HQ

Building Blocks founder and owner Cara Cummings watches as Palmerston North city councillor Lorna Johnson cuts the ...

A Palmerston North home-based early childhood education company is thrilled to have found its new 'home away from home'.

Leader of the pack

When Bianca takes the dogs out in her van it's usually really loud on the way but coming home it is silent because ...

As a dog walker, Bianca Brons plays fetch for a living.

A bloomin' great arrangement video

New Plymouth woman Nadine MacRae is launching floristry business, You Bloom.

It's a bit like the flower version of My Food Bag.

Spreading warmth and understanding video

Former refugee Johnsy Johnsy's  has come a long way in six years in New Zealand.

"Hi, I'm Johnsy Johnsy. I'm from Absolute Energy and I've come to install your insulation."

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Warrant for $4m man

An arrest warrant was issued for Richard Whitham, who failed to appear in Hamilton District Court on a charge of theft ...

A former finance company employee was charged with theft by a person in a special relationship.

'Honey, I shrunk the store'

The blame for recent store closures has fallen mainly on Amazon and other global players entering the Australian market.

OPINION: If you think your local supermarket is shrinking, you might be right.

Insurer trials paid 'live well' day

The eight hour paid leave can be taken for medical appointments, preventative screening and budgeting or financial advice.

From next month all Southern Cross employees can take up to eight hours off for their wellbeing.

When a minister isn't a minister

OPINION: The perception that those with enough money can buy access to ministers is corrosive to our democracy, writes Jonathan Milne.

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Housing timetable called for

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Wellington mayor Justin Lester and deputy Paul Eagle announce the ...

Wellington city councillors want to see their housing plans and policy turned into construction.

Foreign buyers ban relaxed

Trade Minister David Parker has announced a relaxing of the foreign buyers ban as it relates to apartments.

Foreigners still able to buy and rent out apartments in relaxed version of ban.

Airbnb bed tax 'not fair' stuff nation

Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent accommodation.

Why should I pay for excess council services my guests won't be using, asks Sian Draper. I'm doing that through my regular rates.

Capital gains tax 'would cut prices 10%'

Sir Michael Cullen is leading the working group considering the future of New Zealand's tax policy.

Tax changes would definitely affect house prices, bank economist says.

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Time for a national tourism taskforce

Tourists photographing the view in the Eglinton Valley on the Milford road.

OPINION: A genuinely sustainable tourism industry would ensure international visitors' enjoyment and New Zealanders' goodwill.

Fonterra suffers an image problem, for sure

Sue Allen: At times ''it seems like Fonterra is a useful political football for politicians to kick around if no one is ...

OPINION: It's hard to pinpoint why Fonterra just never seems to get ahead in the court of public opinion.

Cruise ships set to return to Lyttelton

A revised plan for a new cruise ship berth at Lyttelton means the project is back on track, says Lyttelton Port Company ...

OPINION: Pile driving for a new berth will begin in August, helping to return big cruise ships to Lyttelton after seven years in the wilderness.

Here's why 'agile' works video

Next time you work on a new project, ask yourself: How many people were involved and did each need to be there?

OPINION: Too many firms are seduced by political correctness and consensus.

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Risk to our avocado market

Mexico, Peru and Chile are large scale exporters of avocados, and have set their sights on selling into the Australian ...

New Zealand is the only country that can export avocados to Australia but that may be challenged.

EU farmers nothing to fear

New Zealand's red meat export quotas to the EU and UK could be a contentious topic when FTA talks begin.

Greater access to the UK and EU markets looks to be a key talking point in trade agreements.

Dairy prices down 1.2 per cent

Dairy prices

Prices at the second global dairy trade (GDT) auction of the season have fallen again.

Wheat prices up $100 a tonne

Wheat prices are up $100 a tonne after two years of poor returns.

Arable farmers welcome a $100 a tonne lift in wheat prices this season after two years of poor returns. 

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Apple misled Aussie customers

Apple has been fined $9.6 million in Australia for making false or misleading claims over faulty iPhones and iPads.

Apple is slapped with $9.6 million fine in Australia for making false or misleading claims over faulty iPhones and iPads.

US threatens big China tariff hike

Trump said that if China responds to this fresh round of tariffs, then he will move to counter "by pursuing additional ...

US President Donald Trump has threatened to slap $288 billion in new tariffs on China.

Chinese investors feel unwelcome

Chinese investment in Australia fell 11 per cent last year to NZ$14.8b.

Chinese investment across the Tasman is falling, largely due to political debate and diplomatic tensions.

Chocolate makers fend off sugar backlash

Ruby chocolate, said to be the first new natural colour in chocolate making for 80 years.

Radical flavours and downsized bars - chocolate makers are searching for ways to stay relevant in a low-sugar world.

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