Battle over 'field of dreams' video

Panuku Development Takapuna's indicative plans show three buildings of up to nine-storeys on the current car park site.

7:23 PM  Auckland Council's plan to sell prime land in Takapuna is angering some of the community.

Sky: Media biased. Media: No

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Pay TV giant says media companies including TVNZ and Stuff run "every negative story they find".

'No idea' of trawler cost video

Tyler Stewart Stokes, 20, and Monique Carlaw, 22, earlier admitted lying to Talley's Fisheries about a car crash they ...

A bogus tale used to divert a fishing trawler cost $173k. They have to pay back just a fraction of that.

Kiwibank CEO departing

Paul Brock, who has headed Kiwibank since 2010, is leaving at the end of the year.

Long time boss Paul Brock set to "take a break".

Swimmable rivers pledge

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne in front of Michael Spaans, Bruce Wills, Mike Petersen, Carolyn Mortland ...

Farming leaders representing 80 per cent of the industry have pledged to make all NZ rivers swimmable.

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Agency emerging alongside clients

The Virtue is a new space on Devon St West that is a modern retail store set up like a living catalogue.

A new PR company is as fresh to the market as its clients.

Conversation about cannabis video

Kelvin Davis says "we've got to protect the kids and we've got to keep them safe but also those parents need help.

Labour's Kelvin Davis and Mana Party's Hone Harawira discuss the harm cannabis use can have on Maori Youth and wider whanau.

From meat pack to Maldives

Harcourts Kaikoura owner Mark Davis, left, and holiday winners Susan and David Lewis.

They might have won something in the work raffle before, but never a tropical island getaway.

Pond house problems continue

Jillian Sinclair is struggling to find a house suitable for her special needs children, and fears she'll have to leave ...

A solo mother of special needs children can't find a place to go after a pond formed under her flat.

The million-dollar market

It is not unusual for an Auckland house to cost at least $1m.

Auckland's property market slowing at the top end, too - but seven-figure sales growing elsewhere.

First female head for chamber

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Leeann Watson, General Manager, speaks during the Canterbury ...

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce general manager Leeann Watson will take over from Peter Townsend when he steps down after 21 years.

Compo win for renters

A landlord has been rapped over the knuckles by the Tenancy Tribunal for his tardiness in fixing a hole in  the bathroom ...

Their landlord ignored their complaints about their damp and dangerous home.

Tourism Holdings records $30m profit

Just over half of the Tourism Holdings' annual profit came from its New Zealand motorhome rentals and sales.

Booming motorhome rentals at home and abroad have contributed to Tourism Holdings Ltd's record $30m annual profit.

The maze of fuel savings

It's a maze finding your way through the best way to save on fuel. Which is why reporter Christina Persico is so chuffed ...

OPINION: Saving cents off a litre on petrol should be child's play. It's not.

No funding for Wairarapa problem roads

Lyn Patterson, Stan Sayer, and truck driver Daniel Wilson at the Ngaumutawa Road intersection.

Two well known dangerous intersections in Wairarapa still wait for improvement after National Party $10.5 billion road package released.

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KiwiSaver docs still too hard

Communication from KiwiSaver providers may be of little use if the average investor does not understand.

People need to know about 100 finance-related terms to understand their KiwiSaver documents - but they are a bit shorter.

Get rewarded for your opinion

Understanding the new role that digital technology has in sharing consumer opinion.

Where's the 15-hour work week?

Why shoppers prefer contactless payment

small business

Doug Robinson's dream solution for affordable lifestyle

Wanaka architect Doug Robinson in the living space of his nearly completed Tiny House.

Tiny house designer Doug Robinson is practising what he preaches about affordable living.

Barbecue-inspired restaurants to fire up

Godfrey's BBQ and Grill chef Louwie Venter, left, has been busy learning the regional recipes that general manager David ...

One is traditional American barbecue, the other South African Braai. Both come from a deep love of food.

Simple formula grows business

Robyn Day, right, with staff member Colin Walker, inside Hank's Place in Lumsden. Robyn along with her husband Darrin ...

Sometimes succeeding in business isn't rocket science - but typically it requires a similar level of dedication.

From politics to coffee

Peoples Coffee head roaster Rene Macauley with a coffee roasting machine in its Newtown warehouse.

Peoples Coffee has been stirring for change for 13 years.

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Rain helped power firms, not you

Mercury's chief executive Fraser Whineray is also backing electric cars.

Power companies have been singing in the rain, but don't expect a drop in your bill.

Ex-mayor returns to law

Julie Hardaker will specialise in employment and public law, and be involved with Mai Chen's Superdiversity Centre.

Julie Hardaker's hard at work, still - just not as the mayor of Hamilton.

Who sits on NZ's top boards?

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african, agreement, american, ...

Are New Zealand's highest-paying boards still pale, male and stale?

NZ's pay problem

Susan Doughty says firms have to 'peel the onion' to work out what their gender pay discrepancies are.

Gender gap is outright sexism, one lawyer says.

property

Compo win for renters

A landlord has been rapped over the knuckles by the Tenancy Tribunal for his tardiness in fixing a hole in  the bathroom ...

Their landlord ignored their complaints about their damp and dangerous home.

The $6m 'doer-upper'

32 Rawene Avenue: A doer-upper for as much as $6m.

Auckland property to sell for $6 million even though the new owner is expected to simply bowl the house and build afresh.

Greens push capital gains tax

Greens Party Leader James Shaw has re-emphasised his party's plans for a capital gains tax, saying it would be a Green ...

It's silly arguing about it so lets just get on with it, say the Greens.

Cost of construction workers up

Despite the demand, construction salaries have been "sedate," Hays says.

There's only so much more building firms can pay their staff, an industry player says.

opinion & analysis

Don't sass me, Siri

Artificial intelligence may replace some human roles in business.

OPINION: AI interacts with us well beyond just gathering our data and pumping out targeted content.

AI is coming for your job

Experts predict that AI will be able to drive a truck by 2027, work in retail by 2031, and work as a surgeon by 2053.

OPINION: Artificial intelligence is a threat to our jobs, regardless of whether you're blue collar or white collar.

Asia - it’s time to think ahead

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Mandarin language at Carncott School.
Carncott school has devoted lots of ...

OPINION: Young New Zealanders need to know how important Asia will be to their futures.

The perils of procrastination

Thinking of your future self is an important part of financial planning.

OPINION: Most of us know what we have to do – it's just we cannot or will not do it.

farming

'Violence and cruelty'

The tails of an unknown number of cows were broken by a Temuka farmer, who didn't obtain any medical help to treat their ...

Farmer broke tails of cows, punched them, and struck them with a pipe, a court has heard.

Buyers lining up for deer farms

Canterbury deer farms are in high demand.

The demand for deer farms in Canterbury cannot be met.

Lincoln research centre starts

An artists' impression of the first stage of the Lincoln Hub

Work begins on $206 million world class facility at Lincoln University.

Muddy for Canterbury farmers

Feds national meat and fibre chairman Miles Anderson is well through lambing.

Farmers calving and lambing have struck muddy paddocks in South Canterbury.

world

Trump eyes Afghanistan riches

A US helicopter flies near the new-found gold mine site in Nor Aaba, Takhar Province, Afghanistan (file photo).

US president's plans to use some of the country's US$1 trillion in mineral wealth to pay for the war are unlikely to happen.

Claim that Nestle spring water isn't video

Nestle's Poland Spring water.

At least one of the firm's US water sites is near a current or former landfill, according to a lawsuit.

Killer crocs on hit list

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"Problem" crocs up to 6m long with a taste for fishermen are fair game, Malaysia rules.

Trump's next battle looms

US President Donald Trump's demands to fund his border wall with Mexico may complicate efforts to raise the debt ceiling.

The US President isn't exactly winning friends in Congress - and he's going to need them very soon.

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