Ebert's trail of debt and destruction

Julian Oxborough's business has felt the impact of Ebert's collapse.

Thin margins and a dispute may have toppled the seemingly strong building company.

Ebert subcontractor speaks out

Daniel Pepperell's family company lost $120,000 in Ebert's collapse.

Daniel Pepperell's company lost $120,000 in Ebert's collapse, and it'll take $1m contract to make the profits back.

Mansion work continuing

Earthworks continue on the multi-million dollar mansion of Ebert Construction director Kelvin Hale at Lowry Bay, Eastbourne.

Ebert Construction director Kelvin Hale continues working on his multi-million dollar property as his company gets liquidated.

Soft ride for 'Amazon tax' video


Some consumers see a bright side as National voices support for internet shopping change.

The city with too many houses

Builder Dayle Jones downsized after the construction bonanza. He may have to cut more workers as business dries up.

After the quakes there was a building boom, then quiet. Did Christchurch overcompensate?

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Teen baked grandfather's ashes

A student mixed her grandfather's ashes into cookies and shared them with classmates.

Student mixed her grandfather's ashes into cookies and shared them with classmates.

Bridges the Nats' only option

Duncan Garner: Simon Bridges  will survive for now because the game Jami-Lee Ross played was so dark, calculated.

OPINION: There's one reason why Simon Bridges remains National's leader this weekend - his name is Jami-Lee Ross. 

National donor to host compatriots

Yikun Zhang with former National MP Sam Lotu-Iiga and former Prime Minister John Key.

Alleged National donor bringing 1000 compatriots to New Zealand next year.

Businesses missing emergency plans

Businesses weren't prepared for infrastructure damage after the April 10, 2018 storm.

Extreme weather events leave unprepared small-medium sized businesses vulnerable to infrastructure loss.

Migration at three-year low

Gains from migration continue to fall, hitting a three year low in the year to September 30.

Population gains from migration dropping as lure of Australia sees Kiwis crossing the Tasman.

Mate Ma'a Tonga's 'number one fan' video

Kami says braiding is art - and a few NRL stars her canvas.

When Tonga take the field on Saturday, the work of the team's "number one fan" will be on full display for the world to see.

Forestry fears video

Ron Tye clambers over debris in the backyard of the Tapawera-Baton Rd property belonging to Clare James' brother ...

For some Tasman residents more stringent rules around forestry can't come soon enough.

Old school mates and their golden parachutes

Mark Wilson, the New Zealander who, until earlier this month, headed up giant pension company Aviva in Britain.

OPINION: Richard Swainson once shared an accountancy teacher and a debating team with an old schoolmate, but only one's path headed to a seven figure salary in London.

Architect Maurice Tebbs dies, 86

Architect Maurice Tebbs has died, aged 86.

Maurice Tebbs has left his mark on buildings throughout New Zealand and abroad.

Egg business makes bank

Dunedin businessman Michael Guthrie.

NZ's biggest egg business sold for $285 million, and created a new rich lister.

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Am I being ripped off on power?

It's always worth shopping around to see if you can get a better deal.

OPINION: And is there any way to stop intellectually disabled person taking out more debt?

10 things to do with $100

Don't just spend it. Here are some better ideas.

Don't bank on personalised plates

Debt collector warned for misleading

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From farm to stock exchange floor

Former Taranaki woman Merryn Straker will be ringing the bell to open trading at the Australian Stock Exchange on Monday ...

Businesswoman says she's not lucky: "It's about slogging your guts out for years."

Reefton Distillery swamped as doors open

Reefton Distilling  co-founder Patsy Bass.

A crowdfunded Reefton Distillery seems to have its social media well sorted as opening day exceeded expectations.

Your smartwatch security risk

Devices can come straight into the office from staff members' homes, without anyone thinking of whether they have basic ...

Businesses might not even know the risks sitting right there on their desks.

Aspiration and despair behind biz launches

Many people decide to launch into business. For some, its an act of hope. For others it's a bid for economic survival.

A survey by Stuff and Neighbourly gathers testimonies of why people went into business for themselves.


Ebert's trail of debt and destruction

Ebert director and managing director Kelvin Hale in a Petone construction yard this week.

Thin margins and a dispute may have toppled the seemingly strong building company.

You can't buy a view video

Mission Bay, where Kohimarama residents are fighting a plan to line the beach front with buildings that exceed the ...

Poisoned trees and neighbours at war over consents. And all over the view.

Foreign buyers 'rush to beat ban'

Law said Chinese buyers liked safe property investments that were easy to manage.

A rush of foreign buyers snapped up NZ homes before a law change made it impossible.

Tenant can't keep Airbnb profit

The weekly rent for the Wellington apartment was $650.

Ruling clears way for landlords to take profits from tenants subletting on Airbnb.

opinion & analysis

Phone shopping? Here's what to watch for

iPhone X might be a good phone but it wasn't what my friend needed.

OPINION: Be wary when browsing for new technology.

After the bull market, what then?

There are housing bubbles, auto bubbles, tech micro-bubbles, art bubbles.

OPINION: We're surrounded by financial bubbles, and one day they'll pop.

First-home buyers: You've got it good

Buyers have lots of things on their side in the market at present.

OPINION: Things are falling into place for would-be homeowners.

Being a SME: Regrets, I’ve had a few

You might get on swimmingly at first, but will that change?

OPINION: Business isn't all celebration and success.

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Farmers drenching too often

Most farmers use a 28-day drench routine but thinking about how, when and how often sheep get drenched could reduce ...

Farmers could be drenching their sheep too often, says a veterinary parasitologist.

Lacklustre dairy sales for Canterbury

There is preference for farms getting water from an irrigation scheme that holds the nutrient discharge consent compared ...

Only 15 dairy farms found buyers in Canterbury over the past year.

$70k fine, $130k reparations for tractor death

WorkSafe said tractors were a key contributor to farming's unacceptable number of deaths.

Farmer charged for not ensuring safety of workers.

A2 execs bank $22m in share sale video

A2 milk from Anchor is now sold in New Zealand stores.

In the last six weeks, A2 Milk Company execs have engaged in a multi-million dollar share sell-off.

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