Aussie fault triggered BNZ crash

BNZ customers could not access ATMs, eftpos or mobile banking yesterday.

BNZ says cases for compensation will be "examined on its merit".

Sistema millions stay in NZ video

Lindsay says he and his wife Jo like to fund those who cannot help themselves.

In the year since Brendan Lindsay sold Sistema, he's been bombarded with people asking for money.

Sky decodes its customers

Sky TV is moving fast to make changes to its pricing and technology, but will it be fast enough?

Sky has your viewing data - here's what they'll do with it.

'At peace' with takeover

Frank Lowy, a Holocaust survivor, was an Australian refugee before founding Westfield.

Westfield founder content about sale which creates the world's biggest shopping centre owner.

Who will plant 1 billion trees?

Forestry Minister Shane Jones will be hoping more people are willing to pick up a spade if he wants to achieve a target ...

Finding people to plant the Government's ambitious 1 billion trees target may prove difficult.

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Black Harp plays new tune

The business partners had always wanted to open a finer establishment and noticed a gap in the market for one.

New Plymouth hospitality heavyweights open a new restaurant.

Rich Listers in family feud

Peter Huljich is being litigated against by his grandmother Elizabeth Huljich.

Rich List family mother seeks hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages from son and grandson.

Hamilton's beer pipeline video

Good George general manager Race Louden will pipe beer underground to the neighbouring warehouse and expand the Frankton ...

Hamilton brewer Good George is building an underground pipe to move beer between its buildings.

Pokies banned at Rawene Hotel

The Rawene Masonic Hotel in the Far North has banned gaming machines from its premises. (file photo)

Northland hotel's owner hopes local community backs his decision to get rid of the business's pokie machines.

MPI hits back at criticism

One of the big challenges with Mycoplasma bovis is the ability to test for it. Often the disease can hide in the animal ...

OPINION: Farmers need our support, not shallow analysis, says the head of Biosecurity NZ.

US millionaire has NZ fortune frozen

The couple lived a life of luxury, owning yachts, expensive cars and planes, including a Gulfstream jet.

"Massively wealthy" US businessman has New Zealand assets frozen by his wife.

On-job training turns crims around video

A pilot scheme by Fairview Motors and the Department of Corrections is giving offenders opportunities in the automotive ...

He was convicted, given an ankle bracelet and lost his job. But things are looking up.

Markle adds sparkle to table 22

Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry on May 19, 2018.

Staff at boutique Marlborough winery dream of hosting new duchess again, this time with hubby in tow.

Changing hearts and minds

Shamubeel Eaqub is trying to use his speaking platform for good.

OPINION: Do opinion pieces ever change anything for the better? Yes.

Secret inquiry into ACC

ACC chair Dame Paula Rebstock asked a top QC to investigate allegations sent anonymously to ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

ACC has done a secret review of its chief executive and culture, after anonymous tip-offs prompted a "please explain" from Government.

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money

Stay warm without burning cash

A recent survey found that just over half of New Zealand households rationed heating at home due to the cost.

OPINION: With New Zealand’s high electricity prices, heating a drafty home feels like setting fire to a large pile of money.

BNZ customers demand compensation

BNZ customers ask for compensation for a bank-wide systems shutdown which left many having eftpos transactions declined at the checkout.

BNZ customers fuming

London solution to Kiwi housing crisis

small business

Call to help mid-sized firms reach potential

Carolyn Luey of MYOB says the mid-market is where our next success stories should be coming from.

A lack of ambition and the skills shortage are limiting our would-be business high-flyers, report says.

Big brands push small ones out

The place to be seen is Queenstown - some overseas retailers don't need to be anywhere else.

Overseas retailers use Queenstown as their New Zealand showcase, but it's affecting local retailers.

'Lax approach' sees licence suspended

The Bellbird Arms Tavern in Auckland's Manurewa.

When inspectors visited, the bar manager wasn't there. He was at the bottle store next door, praying.

'Boss' on trial for kidnapping

Jade Barton pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from the robbery and wounding of a taxi driver in August 2017.

Jade Barton was in it for the money when a taxi driver was bashed, kidnapped and robbed, Crown says.

better business

Retirement villages eye Hamilton

Development in the Peacocke area could push forward with a retirement village near the site of the future bridge ...

One village is planned for the city's north and another for the south.

Millennials lose confidence in bosses

Businesses that recognise how to connect with millennials will succeed in the future.

Millennials become disillusioned when they join the workforce, recruiter says.

Incredi-bull mechanical beast video

The Te Aroha artist's creation is made out of scrap metal and weighs about 1.9 tonnes.

Worsley has a gearbox in one arm, an engine in the other and vases as giant testicles.

Stuff buys out Stuff Fibre

Stuff Fibre managing director Sam Morse is a former Vodafone executive.

One of New Zealand's fastest-growing ISPs bought by media company.

property

Approaching peak office

Artist's impression of Precinct Properties' Commercial Bay building under construction on Queen St near the waterfront.

Commercial property returns are looking good as vacancies shrink - but there are new buildings on the horizon.

KiwiBuild 'magic wand' won't make it so

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has rejected a Treasury downgrade of the impact of KiwiBuild.

Just because Labour wants more houses, it doesn't mean we'll get them, a construction expert warns.

Getting on board the rising seas

Four seaside homes in Days Bay, including this bach formerly owned by Katherine Mansfield, were heavily damaged by high ...

OPINION: For flood-prone property owners it's time for the cold water: sea levels will rise whether we prepare or not.

Uh oh, we picked the wrong agent

You need to be able to trust the agent with one of your biggest assets.

OPINION: It's not working out, can we change our minds?

opinion & analysis

Changing hearts and minds

Shamubeel Eaqub is trying to use his speaking platform for good.

OPINION: Do opinion pieces ever change anything for the better? Yes.

Don't give up on getting ahead

Hannah McQueen: 'If you're not on track, it doesn't mean you're not capable of better, it just means you need a strategy.''

OPINION: It's not impossible to reach the same financial milestones as your parents, just a bit more challenging.

You've got a mortgage, now get rid of it

Interest rates are at the lowest level they have been for some years and will increase over time, so pay off as much as ...

OPINION: Getting the deposit together was one hurdle. Now you've got a bigger one.

The worst smartphone faux pas

Blayne Slabbert: "The smartphone may be the best gadget invented but it's made some people adopt bad social habits."

OPINION: The smartphone may be the best gadget invented but it's made some people adopt bad social habits.

farming

Bell tolls for 300 'beautiful' calves

Ashburton farmer Frank Peters: the Government needs to take a breath, he says.

Farmers whose cattle are being killed to stop the spread of Mycoplasma question MPI's hard-nosed approach.

Bovis-infected farmer outs himself video

Henk Smit has told a packed out Sir Don Rowlands Centre that his farm has Mycoplasma bovis.

Waikato dairy farmer Henk Smit has told a packed farmer meeting how his farm got Mycoplasma bovis.

Lincoln's joint $206m facility delayed

The west courtyard of the planned Lincoln University and AgResearch joint facility, looking towards the campus' historic ...

 A joint $206 million Lincoln University and AgResearch facility at the Lincoln campus will start construction later this year,

Farmers easy scapegoats

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News: A downturn in the Fonterra payout has created enormous pressure ...

OPINION: Farmers in New Zealand have somehow become a public whipping boy.

world

Las Vegas strike could hit city hard

Las Vegas's Bellagio casino. Thirty-four casino-hotels stand to make losses if workers walk off the job on June 1.

More than 50,000 casino-hotel workers are mulling strike action at Sin City's world-famous resorts.

Bunnings UK venture fails

Bunnings Rangiora will officially open next week.

Aussie owner abandons attempt to expand Bunnings into the UK after heavy losses.

Trump loosens banking rules video

President Donald Trump said the legislation "rolls back the crippling Dodd-Frank regulations that are crushing community ...

US banks made US$56b in profit in 3 months - now they're getting a bit more help.

US woman wins baby powder case video

J&J is facing litigation over its baby powder from over 9000 plaintiffs.

US woman claimed her deadly cancer was caused by asbestos in J&J's baby powder.

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