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Amazon: better in than out

Workers process incoming items at an Amazon Fulfillment Center on Cyber Monday in Tracy, California, U.S. November 28, ...

OPINION: Sudden and serious talk that Amazon could set up shop in NZ is good news for shoppers but leaves retailers with a dilemma.

Migration: six questions answered

Do attitudes to migrants vary depending on where people have come from? It does appears to matter to some Kiwis.

Survey shows many Kiwis view Asian and European migrants through different lens.

Visa crackdown worries sector

Summerset plans to spend $1.3 billion on building villages in Auckland over coming years.

Retirement villages will lose valuable staff if overseas workers can't get visas, major operator says.

Renters tell their stories video

"We want to gather personal stories of people's experience," says Laura O'Connell.

The 250 stories collected so far highlight the insecurity and challenges facing many people living in our rental properties.

Foundry had no work coming in video

All was quiet at A & G Price on Thursday morning after 100 staff learnt on Wednesday that they'd lost their jobs.

Many staff thought the 149-year-old Thames company was in trouble, employee says.

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Aviation lobby group appoints boss

Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says Australia and New Zealand must remain competitive on a world stage.

The trans-Tasman aviation lobby group wants to tackle airport services and charges.

Tourist spending in June hit $1.7b

June's tourism spending by UK visitors doubled from last year.

The Lions series doubled UK tourist spending from last year.

What $528 rent gets abroad

This is what the average price of rent will get you in Auckland - but how does it compare to the rest of the world?

Auckland's average rent will get you a loft in New York City, a family villa in Phuket or a tiny Tokyo apartment.

$7m for 1.7km cycleway?

The layout of Wellington's Island Bay cycleway, which places the bike lane between the kerb and parked cars, has divided ...

Design options reveal the costs of solving Wellington's cycling dilemmas.

Tweeter answers new call

Wellington barrister Pheroze Jagose was sworn in by Chief justice Dame Sian Elias.

Newest High Court judge described as kindly, scary-looking, and grammatically correct.

ICT sector growing

Two-thirds of the new jobs created in the IT services industry have been for programmers, a report says.

Nearly 25,000 jobs created over 10 years with exports growing strongly, says report.

Eating spot hits hard times

Bethany's restaurant, on The Square, has fallen into liquidation.

The reputable restaurant was born out of love and tragedy.

Premium fuel price called into question

2032016 News Photo: Marion van Dijk/Fairfax NZ

Petrol price sign at BP2go Haven Road.

AA says petrol companies' failure to display premium fuel prices leads to price gouging.

Ripped off fishers repaid

Indonesian fishing boat workers have been compensated after being ripped off by a Japanese company. (File photo)

Indonesian fishing boat workers were underpaid by up to half their entitlement while on boats in New Zealand waters.

Ryman on cusp of new wave

Taking up the chief executive role at Ryman was "bitter sweet" for Gordon MacLeod after his predecessor Simon Challies ...

The disorganised state of Australia's retirement sector gives Ryman Healthcare a comparative advantage, shareholders were told at the annual meeting.

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Flick prices biting hard during cold snap

Steve O'Connor says Flick is doing what it can to help customers through a period of higher prices.

Retailer tells customers to prepare for the worst prices in its history.

Mum's choice: Food or school

Stats NZ data shows beneficiaries hardest hit by rising prices.

How to keep the bowl full

A sick day's a sick day

small business

Cocktails delivered to door

The business launched in May, and will deliver the cocktail boxes across the country.

The delivery service, born out of a New Year's yarn at the bach, turns customers into their own mixologist.

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.

Local policy retains loyalty

Karen and Ross Norman of Udy's Grain & Feed Ltd on Balaclava St, Wyndham, who still have their own recipe for making ...

Sticking resolutely to their "keep it local" guns is paying off for one rural Southland firm.

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.

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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.

property

What $528 rent gets abroad

This is what the average price of rent will get you in Auckland - but how does it compare to the rest of the world?

Auckland's average rent will get you a loft in New York City, a family villa in Phuket or a tiny Tokyo apartment.

Kiwi Property on hunt for new CEO

Chris Gudgeon, chief executive of Kiwi Property, in the dining precinct of its recently revamped Lynn Mall shopping ...

Longstanding chief executive to leave country's biggest listed property firm.

Renters tell their stories video

"We want to gather personal stories of people's experience," says Laura O'Connell.

The 250 stories collected so far highlight the insecurity and challenges facing many people living in our rental properties.

Asbestos hits housing project

The Government's Northcote Development on Auckland's North Shore will complete Stage One of the project in October, not ...

It was launched with great fanfare, but weather and a nasty surprise delay a $750m Government housing project.

opinion & analysis

NZ's relaxed about collusion

Pattrick Smellie: ''It's a fair bet that US anti-trust regulators would take a far less tolerant attitude ... than New ...

OPINION: If you fix prices in the US, expect to go to jail. In NZ, expect a slap on the wrist.

Fish hooks in living wage proposal

There are about 75 businesses and organisations accredited as living wage employers in 2017.

OPINION: Productivity, not the stroke of pen, should be lifting wages.

Take your mental health days

Peter Cullen:  Employers are largely left to decide whether a worker's condition is really sickness.

OPINION: Mental health is as worthy of sick leave as any other illness, Peter Cullen writes.

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.

farming

Kill infected cows: Feds

Overseas, Macroplasma bovis is commonly associated with cows being housed in large barns.

There's a growing chorus for the cows infected with Mycoplasma to be put down before they spread the disease.

Fonterra lifts price to farmers

29062015 News Photo: Mark Taylor Fairfax NZ .
 President for Federated Farmers Waikato Chris Lewis
talks milk prices and ...

Farmers received a welcome surprise this morning as Fonterra raised its farmgate forecast.

Fitness, calving, a wilful child

Louise Giltrap's daughter Brittney and "unofficially adopted" son Daniel, with eight of her nine grandchildren.

Louise Giltrap is coping well with a new health regime the physical and mental demands of calving and a wilful daughter.

Farm pigs' 'life of misery' video

SAFE has now launched a petition calling for the government to stop mother pigs being confined to cages.

Animal rights group says footage shows crates are cruel, researcher says they save piglets.

world

$5b bitcoin laundering arrest video

Alexander Vinnik

Man suspected of being behind a major criminal operation caught after a tip-off in a small Greek village.

VW: Cooperation 'common' video

VW: "It is quite common for car manufacturers all over the world to engage in an exchange on technical issues in order ...

German car giant tries to head off criticism after reports of possible collusion with other auto makers.

KFC's finger-lickin' good clothing

'Let your Colonel flag fly' with the new clothing and home decor range from KFC.

Because what fried-chicken fan wouldn't want KFC socks, tees and pillows?

Ford 'misled customers on faults'

The company faces legal action for refusing to give refunds or replacement vehicles on faulty cars.

Australian arm of auto giant faces legal action after claims it wrongly blamed drivers of faulty cars.

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