Island's fuel tax reprieve

Great Barrier Island residents currently pay $3.11 per litre for 91 unleaded.

One of New Zealand's most expensive places for fuel could be thrown a lifeline.

Do we really need a Taco Bell?

Fast food operator Restaurant Brands wants to introduce a new brand to NZ this year. Will it be Taco Bell?

As the presence of Taco Bell in NZ looms, a marketing expert says we probably don't need it.

Aussies' favourite company is Kiwi

Air New Zealand was more popular than Qantas, even on Australian soil.

Air New Zealand was more popular than Qantas, even on Australian soil.

Mike Greer sells prefab stake

Don Elder chairman of Spanbild in Christchurch.

Christchurch-based Spanbild is taking over a prefabricated factory half-owned by Mike Greer Homes.

Market may get rid of PKE

Photos supplied by  Phil Crawford  mages for Fonterra Palm Kernel story

Minister says 'commercial imperatives' may spell demise of controversial cattle feed.

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Women of Influence can be ordinary

Keynote speaker Kristine Bartlett believes that influential people often start as ordinary ones.

Gold, silver and bronze for Obo

Simon Barnett of Obo with one of the new range of goalie 'kickers' worn by Black Sticks keeper Sally Rutherford.

Protective sports gear company had a hand, or a foot, in each of the Games' top hockey teams.

Bus strikes called off

Commuters will no longer be impacted by bus strikes in Auckland next week.

NZ Bus and unions representing bus drivers have struck a deal that means no more strikes for Auckland.

Uncertainty for Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau has been at Reid's Studio for 20 years.

CAB volunteers come up with their own initiatives to ensure the service's longevity in Hamilton.

Redevelopment promised

The All Seasons Hotel on Papanui Rd as it stands now.

The owners of the derelict All Seasons Hotel in Christchurch could be seeking tenders for its demolition by the end of the month.

Action coming on dirty money video

The lack of a proper register makes it difficult to find out who is really behind NZ firms, and concerns are lingering ...

Minister to seek ways to increase company transparency after spotlight falls again on Azerbaijan connections.

Iron sand mining decision reserved

The 65 square kilometres, shown in green, off the South Taranaki coast where Trans-Tasman Resources has been given ...

A mining company's plans for seabed iron sand mining await a judge's decision.

Reserve Bank boss: we hear you

Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr has described the central bank's approach to contact with the outside world as ...

New governor responds to damning report by writing to banks saying it gets the message.

R&D credits or handouts? gallery video

Gary Foot, left, managing director of Enatel, talks with Megan Woods, Labour Minister of Energy and Resources, and Grant ...

Business groups are keen to take part in developing an R&D tax break.

Chef payment 'tipped balance'

Christchurch's Cafe Allwood closed over Easter weekend after the ERA ordered it to pay its former head chef $13,000. It ...

A Christchurch cafe has gone into liquidation owing $280k, including $13k to its former head chef.

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How BK convinced Kiwis

010514 My Marlborough competition.  Photo Warwick Tempero.  Main Street, Blenheim.  Burger King.  McDonalds. Night lights

Kiwis didn't believe Burger King was grilling its patties, so it went out to prove it.

Economics of home-building stack up

But there's still the challenge of finding land to do it on.

Pain of credit card costs

Mobile trucks 'reprehensible' video

small business

No more Graeme

Graeme Meyers' cafe has been open longer than the shopping mall it's part of.

Long-time Palmerston North cafe to lose its eponymous proprietor.

City ladder company folds

Pelco, a prominent Palmerston North joinery company, went into receivership on April 4.

Eighty-one-year-old business in receivership over unpaid rent. Fifteen jobs lost.

Farro Fresh backtracks on plastic bag stance video

Bags Not.

Auckland grocers have decided swapping plastic bags for compostable bags is best.

Couple turns to nuts

Brent and Shyr say their almond butter and salted macadamia is New Zealand's favourite.

A failed hummus start-up turns to nut smashing gold for emerging health food brand.

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Chef payment 'tipped balance'

Christchurch's Cafe Allwood closed over Easter weekend after the ERA ordered it to pay its former head chef $13,000. It ...

A Christchurch cafe has gone into liquidation owing $280k, including $13k to its former head chef.

Courier accused of theft

A former Fastway courier driver has faced trial regarding allegations he stole parcels of money, which were meant to be ...

With four parcels of money missing he's either the 'unluckiest' delivery driver, or a thief.

Why can't we sell Weetabix?

Lisa Wilson: "We're standing our ground on principle because we feel we should be able to sell it in our shops."

A little Kiwi shop is facing a court clash with global brand Sanitarium.

Chinese Kiwis sell Godzone to friends and relatives

Chinese Kiwis are travelling widely around New Zealand and they are big tourism ambassadors for their new home.

Chinese New Zealanders spend up big on exploring their new home country and advising their friends where to go.


Diplomatic rental stoush

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand deputy chief of mission Eva Tvarozkova has found herself in a diplomatic ...

A high-end Wellington rental and the diplomatic stoush over unpaid rent.

Sellers' $1.5b windfall

Auckland sellers made the largest gains, at a median $370,000 per sale. They were followed by Tauranga, at $227,500 and ...

Only 4 per cent of sellers sold their homes for less than they paid.

'We just feel dead inside'

Damian and Jenny Coffey say they've lost all confidence in Tauranga City Council.

Damian and Jenny Coffey's home looks pristine on the outside. But they aren't allowed back inside.

Whitianga campground for sale

The Harbourside Holiday Park in the Coromandel township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale.

A popular slice of Coromandel camping paradise has been put up for sale.

opinion & analysis

Is 'wellness' a load of garbage?

Franziska Iseli says the wellness trend is a joke if it's merely treated as another 'thing to do' at work.

OPINION: There's nothing worse than being forced to exercise and eat your greens.

Are we avoiding China?

In the decade since securing a free trade deal in 2008, China has become New Zealand's largest trading partner.

OPINION: In six months, no Government minister has yet visited Beijing.

Red turns green

Just how happy Labour's formal coalition partner, New Zealand First, is about this has been the subject of much pop ...

Emissions trading scheme more important for environment than stopping oil permits.

Hacks may go unnoticed

FILE - This Sunday, July 27, 2008, file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. On Monday, April ...

OPINION: Just because nothing has gone wrong, doesn't mean aren't you aren't a potential victim of Russian hacks.


It's time to be moving on

Grandchildren Max Bendall, 4, and Jacob McGillivray, 4, will be within squeezable distance of Louise and Geoff Giltrap ...

Louise Giltrap tells why she and husband Geoff have put their farm up for sale.

Horror tractor accident

Michele Bastiaansen said she lost her dignity, independence and self confidence as a result of her injuries.

Firm to pay $90,000 compo after woman horrifically injured when tractor's brakes failed.

Contest nurtures future farmers

Pupils from Seddon School travelled to Christchurch to compete in the primary schools' AgriKidsNZ contest.

Their school is surrounded by farmland, and Seddon School pupils are being taught how to safeguard its future.

Ouch, butter butters pricier

Butter on white background. Photo:

You butter be joking - prices are heading up again?


Starbucks to shut for afternoon video

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Starbucks in Trafalgar St.

Starbucks tries to tamp down uproar over the arrest of two black men at US store.

Torrent of cash to come video

Aramco generates the bulk of Saudi Arabia's revenue.

It's a cornerstone of the global economy, and one of the biggest secrets in global business.

Claim of more racial profiling video

Barack Obama said he had been racially profiled prior to becoming president (file photo).

Before he was US president, he'd been followed by staff in shops because he was black, says Obama.

Jamie Oliver's Aussie chain fails

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19:  Jamie Oliver is interviewed by journalists as he arrives at Portcullis House to present ...

As financial woes worsen, Naked Chef signs off in Canberra with: Big Love Mr O xxx.

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