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Aussie tax plan 'too draconian'

A group of Australian church groups create a mock tax haven to highlight poverty caused by big business tax avoidance.

Judith Collins says Kiwi exporters could be hurt if NZ follows Australia's plan to stop multinationals' tax avoidance.

Millions on parking misery

It's fair to say Wilson Parking's become notorious in Christchurch since the earthquakes.

It's fair to say that Wilson Parking has become notorious in Christchurch since the earthquakes.

Japan air link to meet demand

Sunrise at Haneda Airport, where Air NZ now flies three times a week.

New Air NZ flights provide second entry point to Tokyo.

CEO waves away millions video

Fletcher Building's outgoing chief executive Mark Adamson was a straight shooter, according to analysts

Fletcher Building boss forfeits shares worth $8m plus a million share options.

Time to put the foot down

Mike O'Donnell: "If we lose our focus for a moment, there's no doubt that a bunch of other countries will shoot past."

OPINION: New Zealand can't rest on its laurels when it comes to digital technology, Mike O'Donnell writes.

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New Haneda-Auckland service touches down

Sunrise at Haneda Airport, where Air NZ now flies three times a week.

New Air NZ flights provide second entry point to Tokyo.

Aussie tax plan 'too draconian'

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has warned Australia's approach to multi-nationals could backfire if New Zealand adopted it.

A 40% penalty on global companies doing business across the ditch might sound great, but will net just $100m, says Judith Collins.

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.

Time to put the foot down

Mike O'Donnell: "If we lose our focus for a moment, there's no doubt that a bunch of other countries will shoot past."

OPINION: New Zealand can't rest on its laurels when it comes to digital technology, Mike O'Donnell writes.

How do you stop begging? video

Marcus Pohio is homeless and regularly begs on Courtenay Place, in Wellington.

The only thing that will get Marcus Pohio off the street is death. But is public generosity speeding that up?

Nelson's Monaco lawsuit still live 10 years later

The Grand Mecure Nelson Monaco.

Investors in Nelson's Grand Mercure Monaco resort are still pursuing the developer after 10 years.

Millions spent on parking misery

It's fair to say Wilson Parking's become notorious in Christchurch since the earthquakes.

It's fair to say that Wilson Parking has become notorious in Christchurch since the earthquakes.

Fletcher makes frame assurances

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she gets "frustrated" by claims the east frame is on track.

Fletcher Building has given assurances Christchurch's East Frame anchor project won't be affected by another profit downgrade.

Political ad misses bus

The ads by ActionStation criticise Jonathan Coleman's approach to mental health services, but Coleman says mental health ...

Auckland Transport refuses to run ad at bus stops criticising Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's approach to mental health.

Businessman jailed for fraud

Brian Duffell at an earlier appearance outside the Hamilton District Court.

He has paid back none of the more than $300,000 he swindled.

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money

Ten banking mistakes

Nicola Sladden said a lot of problems could be avoided if people had an emergency fund.

After 25 years, the Banking Ombudsman should know all the secrets.

Housesit and save $20k

Here's a golden opportunity - you could save $20,000 a year minding someone else's home and pets.

Nosh buyers sought - again

Kiwis 'not price-conscious enough'

small business

Expo earns plenty of party favours

Mia Tutaki, 5, has her face painted with a unicorn by Jeanette Poulson from Feral Face Painting and Body Art.

The country's first children's party expo a riot of cake, fairies, games and colour.

Ram raid a blow to livelihood

Thieves drove a car into the Stirling Sports at The Base shopping centre at 3am on Thursday.

"They have no respect or idea about how hard we work to get this," devastated sports shop owners say.

Indulge your inner artist

Jess Griffith of New Plymouth is holding wine and paint classes, held at different venues offering a unique experience ...

Move over cheese, paint is wine's new best friend.

The road with 100 slips

Tapu's Royal Oak Hotel owner Bruce Efford will miss being the local publican.

Bruce Efford has had enough. The Thames Coast Rd has been shut on and off since March and it's cost him his livelihood.

better business

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.

Customers complain about telcos

The Commerce Commission says most New Zealanders have some dealing with a telco, so it's an important industry to get right.

Problems with mobile, landline and broadband providers are in the Commerce Commision's sights.

Employees trained by app

Screenshot from the interactive game that show new employees at a Philadelphia restaurant what to do on the job.

3D animation and an interactive game show new employees how do their jobs.

UberEats faces challenges

There are now more than 100 restaurants delivering via UberEats in Auckland.

Food delivery service has a few hurdles to overcome entering the Kiwi market.

property

$20k/$1.5m pre-nup split unfair

The High Court has upheld a lower court decision for a couple to equal property shares after separating

A pre-nuptial agreement gave one partner $20,000, and the other partner $1.5 million worth of assets.

Ex-British Cars House for sale

The building features a tiled lobby and a vintage cage lift.

1920s character building with penthouse apartment and rooftop on the market.

State houses for pricey areas

The building of new state houses could mean existing tenants have to leave Auckland's North Shore for good.

Some of the million-dollar suburbs on Auckland's North Shore are set to get more state houses.

No young families here

Devonport's villas used to be an attraction for young families but now they come with a price tag of over $1 million.

High house prices mean some Auckland suburbs are short on young families, a principal says.

opinion & analysis

Ask Kevin: Are open homes safe?

Let your insurance company know you will hold open homes.

OPINION: You want people to buy your house, not take your stuff.

Card surcharges are unfair

Britain is banning card surcharges. We should follow suit.

OPINION: Face it, transaction costs are just part of doing business.

Fletchers mea culpa shakes market

Fletcher Building's outgoing chief executive Mark Adamson was a straight shooter, according to analysts

ANALYSIS: Where to now for Fletcher Building, where further profit downgrades have claimed its chief executive.

Can your boss ban your tattoo?

Briar Neville has offered to remove the DEVAST8 tattoo for free.

Kiwis are among the most tattooed people in the developed world, and most of us have to work.

farming

Farmers combat deluge

Federated Farmers branch chairman Mark Adams said farmers always prepared for bad weather and made sure they had extra ...

Reports of farmers stranded after storm damages culverts, creeks and fences.

Don't spare the cream cheese

A tea macchiato with a topping of cream cheese is all the go in China.

Chinese consumers are finding 'bold' new ways of using cream cheese and Fonterra is capitalising on the trend.

Weeds: counting the cost

The cost of the giant buttercup to the dairy industry could be as high as $592 million a year if it spread across its ...

New Zealand's farms and forests could be even more productive if it weren't for weeds.

Quad bike safety quest

Trauma data reveals a huge peak in quad bike injuries among the 55-to-65 age group.

Wintec students look to solve the problem of quad bike accidents.

world

Exxon fined for actions under Tillerson video

Rex Tillerson was the head of Exxon Mobil until Donald Trump picked him to serve as Secretary of State (file photo).

Oil giant must pay US$2m for violating sanctions against Russia when Rex Tillerson was chief executive.

Delta Goodrem's bad example

Delta Goodrem is a singer songwriter and judge on The Voice Australia and her Apple music ad has breached community ...

The singer's Apple Music ad sparks complaints from viewers who noted she was behaving badly in a car.

Netflix officially goes global

Dylan Minnette stars in Netflix's controversial and very popular show 13 Reasons Why.

Despite failures, including Sense8 and The Get Down, the streaming platform is charging ahead with US$6 billion worth of content.

7-Eleven magnate dies

The 7-Eleven business is believed to be worth about A$1.5 billion.

Not many people knew Beverley Barlow was one of the wealthiest women in Australia when she died.

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