Caught in the steel mesh

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Steel mesh is used to reinforce concrete foundations. Non-compliant mesh can degrade the ...

The concerns over a million sheets of 'non-compliant' steel mesh explained.

Is the regional fuel tax spreading?

A recent drop in the New Zealand dollar has meant petrol prices are now at or near all time highs.

No data is yet available, but major fuel retailer suggests some of the increase may have slipped.

Off the rich list, on the naughty list

John Chow (left) has said the brothers never asked to be part of the Rich List. But they appeared to enjoy the status. ...

Colourful businessman in heated exchange with publisher after being removed from the Rich List.

'Concerns' over Musk outburst video

Elon Musk has admitted that exhaustion is taking its toll.

​Entrepreneur reveals he uses Ambien to sleep in interview that sends company shares crashing.

Managing a reverse mortage

Your home can provide a pot of retirement gold.

OPINION: A reverse mortgage can help provide for a comfortable retirement.

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Sweet remembrance for lost fisherman

Sea cadets line the pier to the Searfarers' Memorial.

Nelson fisherman Barry Wells was remembered on Saturday at the Blessing of the Fleet event.

Public service productivity 'poor'

The Productivity Commission found some public servants "actively hostile" to requests for efficiency information and ...

Public Service Association says 'top down' mentality to blame.

Healthy response to open sick leave

"The more you encourage people to work sick, the more likely everybody will be sick and you'll have less productivity."

Kiwi businesses experimenting with unlimited sick leave say they've ended up better off.

There are many flavours of board charters

Mike O'Donnell: It is important to brew the right company board charter for the organisation at the time.

OPINION: Developing a board of directors charter is not unlike brewing a fine beer.

How personality affects pay

Does being nice get you a bigger pay packet? If you're a man, the answer seems to be No.

It pays to be conscientious and extroverted but might cost you to be shy.

'Expired food' still safe to eat video

That white speckling that chocolate gets when it gets a bit old is not going to harm you.

Month-old eggs, mouldy cheese, wilted salad leaves - should you eat them?

Apartments more popular

Real Estate Institute data shows apartments were 11.8 per cent of sales in the June quarter of this year.

But are you missing an opportunity?

What do I do about house insurance?

Kevin Lampen-Smith says its a good idea to get independent insurance advice.

OPINION: How can I get insurance for a property before I make an offer?

NZer of the year 'ropeable'

Kristine Bartlett, left, celebrates a historic pay equity settlement in April 2017. A Lower Hutt care worker, Bartlett ...

Kristine Bartlett criticises business campaign, but BusinessNZ claims she's being 'used' by unions.

Oldest Māori radio station may close

Te Ūpoko o Te Ika Radio has been operating for 33 years.

The country's oldest Māori​ radio station risks closure, with a hui called to discuss the future of Wellington's Te Ūpoko​ o te Ika.

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money

How to survive a cash crunch

People with a little money saved to survive a cash crunch are often happier than those who don't.

OPINION: There are four steps to becoming financially healthy.

Mega bucks in supermarkets

The supermarket trade is producing a generation of millionaires, according to the annual NBR Rich List.

Millennial voices stifled by employers

What does success look like? video

small business

Leaving The Square

Ross Hyde's family jewellery store has been on The Square in Palmerston North for 54 years.

Hyde Jewellers is one of Palmerston North's oldest businesses, and it's moving off The Square.

He could run, but he couldn't hide

As Dobbie Tipene was burgling Gelissimo Gelato he was being watched from afar. (File photo)

A burglar jumped into the harbour to avoid police, but the cold forced him ashore.

Angels and dragons

Angel Investors Marlborough members Mark Unwin and George Elworthy bought the whole company, Loring Distributors Solcor. ...

What do bungee cords and sci-fi films have in common? They're both ideas that went through the dragons den.

When footy meets fashion video

Isaac John (left) runs YKTR with current NRL players Corey Norman and James Segeyaro.

The former Warrior carving a name for himself in the world of fashion.

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Men must support gender equality

New Zealand is celebrating 125 years of womens' suffrage. But we still have a way to go in the workplace for gender equality.

OPINION: I've been called dumb for supporting equal pay for women. But it's not a women's issue.

The danger of speaking out video

Nikki Denley was sacked from Cosmo Pharmacy for speaking to media.

Attacked-and-sacked case illustrates the danger of talking publicly about an assault that happened at work, says lawyer.

Air NZ's tattoo ban unusual video

Trendy retailers might prefer sales staff with tattoos.

Air NZ says it's not OK to come to work with them, but what do other companies say?

Other plastics now in the gun

A lot of our waste is no longer being taken by China, forcing New Zealand to find other recycling buyers and onshore ...

Environmentalists welcome the ban looming on plastic bags, but it's only the just the beginning.

property

Apartments more popular

Real Estate Institute data shows apartments were 11.8 per cent of sales in the June quarter of this year.

But are you missing an opportunity?

Chinese spooked by housing ban

The Property Council says small developments will likely go unfinished due to the ban.

Chinese real estate site says foreign buyer ban is unwise and not useful.

Hamilton's $1 million streets video

Ann Street, in Beerescourt, is one of 14 streets in Hamilton where the median property value exceeds $1 million.

Hamilton now has 14 streets with a median value over a million bucks.

Parties spar over construction crisis video

Construction company collapses have left the industry with grave concerns.

National and Labour say they know best how to help troubled construction sector.

opinion & analysis

What do I do about house insurance?

Kevin Lampen-Smith says its a good idea to get independent insurance advice.

OPINION: How can I get insurance for a property before I make an offer?

Samsung struggles to standout

The Samsung Note 9 looks great and has high-end specs. Compared to last year's model, it's got a larger display, better ...

OPINION: Samsung's new Note 9 is a good smartphone, but we have seen it all before.

Business likes certainty

A plunge in business confidence could cause companies to delay making investment decisions.

OPINION: Business is looking ahead, and seeing looming waves.

Foreign ban v Reserve Bank

Legislation banning foreign buyers of New Zealand houses could take pressure off the housing market, but the law will be ...

Will the foreign buyer ban pull down house prices, or has the Reserve Bank propped up the market?

nz farmer

'Best hunter of his generation'

Alan "Dunc" Duncan in one of his deer recovery helicopters.

Obituary: Alan Duncan, contemporary of Barry Crump, was revered by fellow hunters.

Should we be eating wool protein?

Sheep

It's soft, warm and durable and scientists say wool could also be good for your gut.

Greens oppose, Labour backs dam bill

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says he's not surprised by the Greens' decision to oppose the local bill but welcomes the ...

The proposed Waimea dam is a "think big" solution with significant downside risks, says Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson.

Saudi slaughterhouse on hold video

Diane Kelly from Rare Breeds with her awassi sheep that featured in Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films.

The controversial NZ-funded Saudi agribusiness hub is almost finished but the abattoir has run into problems.

world

Manafort jury back with questions video

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes through security as he arrives at federal court in Washington.

On its first day of deliberations, jury in the trial of US president's former campaign chair asks about "reasonable doubt".

Google to take big step: Report

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Bangkok, Thailand - June 15, 2017: Google icons printed on paper on green grass in the park. owned by ...

Report Google will control a big retail space in Chicago, but tech giant calls it rumour.

CBA in denial, fraudsters jailed

Bill Jordanou leaves Melbourne Magistrates Court after getting bail in May 2014.

Aussie fraudsters blew millions on gambling junkets, cars and boats, while victims are destitute.

Glyphosate in US food video

The worst offenders were Quaker oat products.

Popular US breakfast foods contain potentially dangerous amounts of weedkiller ingredient.

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