The things we ask AI video

Jamie has been programmed to say it likes watching cat videos in its spare time.

ANZ's artificial intelligence asked whether it likes turtles, what's in its fridge and what sort of tea it likes.

Moreish wants more

Free-range online butchery Moreish co-owner Nicola Fitzsimons.

Meat supplier looks for overseas deals after just missing out on deal to supply beef to airline.

Hemp plantings on high video

A female hemp plant.

If you see a cannabis crop in a paddock this summer it is most likely to be legal and a waste of time smoking.  

First-home buyers' bidding hacks

Michael Rea has encountered buyers giving vendors letters to convince them to sell them their house.

Heartfelt notes from potential buyers to home sellers are appearing as the property market heats up.

The sad saga of letting fees video

Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford says for too long mental health has been the Cinderella of the health ...

OPINION: What's in a name? That which we call a "letting fee" by any other name would smell as foul.

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Power supply costs rising

Some people are needing to choose between power and food. Pictured is Timaru Salvation Army corps officer Emma Howan.

Electricity line prices reset on the cards, while people flock to food banks to cope with unexpected power costs

Lockout for striking bus drivers

Bus drivers picket outside the Hamilton Transport Centre in August (file photo).

Pay dispute between Go Bus and FIRST Union in Waikato has escalated into a lockout.

Temporary police station for sale

Christchurch's former temporary police station on St Asaph St is for sale.

A central city police station, complete with cellblock, is for sale.

Sun shines at West Otago Show

Lilah Scott, 6, leads Daisy the lamb in the grand parade at the West Otago A&P Show.

New events popular with the crowd at this year's West Otago A&P Show.

Shared space for public good

Chief Executives Mark Rawson Nelson Regional Development Agency, left, Ru Collin Nelson Chamber of Commerce, and Liam ...

A new Nelson shared business space wants more collaborators, with public good and innovation as the key drivers.

Google launching driverless taxi video

Waymo, formally known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project, is set to launch the autonomous cab service in the US ...

OPINION: It looks like Google will win the race to launch the first self-driving taxi service.

Southbase expands construction footprint

Inside Christchurch's new central library, Turanga, a project delivered by Southbase.

Canterbury construction company says there's no need to bring in offshore players.

Building enduring success

Achieving profit is a benchmark of any business, but enduring success requires a longer and broader view.

Achieving profit is a benchmark of any business, but enduring success requires a longer and broader view.

Village planned for Mangawhai

Mangawhai is the fastest-growing town in the Kaipara region.

Housing, a business park and retail centre planned for fast-growing seaside community north of Auckland.

Two degrees, no job prospects video

At 23, Stacey Mulholland is part of Generation Z. Despite studying marketing at university she doesn't feel prepared for ...

Stacey Mulholland is about to get a conjoint degree. But she's nervous she hasn't got the right skills for an entry-level job.

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How I accidentally smuggled drugs

The Ministry of Health says the intent is to make access to CBD products easier, so it now allows NZ pharmacies and ...

OPINION: According to the Ministry of Health, I've unwittingly imported a Class B drug into NZ. Yikes.

Can payday lenders survive?

OPINION: One year ago, short-term lender Moola placed second in the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards. Now it's under investigation.

Warins a family at war

Seoul, Bali on Kiwi holiday lists

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Arthritis remedy firm's cash crisis

Dietery supplement Arthrem is made from the Artemisia annua plant, which has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands ...

Medsafe warning hits herbal arthritis remedy's finances hard.

Parkable wants fewer car parks

Parkable chief executive Toby Littin says a staggering 80 per cent of under used car parks in Auckland.

Kiwi parking app Parkable makes use of car parks sitting empty.

Adapting to change

Embracing new technologies like Chatbot could not only revolutionise businesses, it could put them in a stronger ...

The future for business owners will bring exciting changes, but you've got to be ready for when they arrive.

Murray swaps Highlanders for drilling

Ida-Jean and Bronson Murray say they value work ethic over experience when hiring.

Professional rugby career gave way to Fast50 success.

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Building enduring success

Achieving profit is a benchmark of any business, but enduring success requires a longer and broader view.

Achieving profit is a benchmark of any business, but enduring success requires a longer and broader view.

ACC invests in Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab's first commercial Electron rocket lifts off from Mahia Peninsula.

ACC's investment means Kiwis can be part of Rocket Lab's success, rocket company's Peter Beck says.

Mojo coffee sale falls through

Mojo is back with its owners after a deal to sell it fell through.

Sale of coffee chain Mojo for $19m is off.

Kathmandu invites feedback from Chinese workers

Garment workers for Kathmandu have been given a voice via social media.

Feel free to report your conditions, clothing maker tells workers.

property

Letting fee 'ban' will cost renters

From December 12, property managers will not be allowed to charge tenants a letting fee when they sign a new tenancy.

OPINION: Steps to help renters will just add costs until there is more property to go around.

'Sort land prices, housing will follow'

An architect's drawing of Kiwibuild houses planned for Te Kauwhata, Waikato.

Kiwibuild is only needed because no one will fix the land cost, economist says.

Village planned for Mangawhai

Mangawhai is the fastest-growing town in the Kaipara region.

Housing, a business park and retail centre planned for fast-growing seaside community north of Auckland.

Day-dreams that aren't quite free

Mud huts, one of the varied forms of accommodation at Raglan's Solscape.

For some people, a location where you can live and earn is the dream.

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Facebook's Soros smear: Report

The New York Times report claims Facebook hired an opposition research firm to discredit critics by linking them to ...

Facebook-hired firm linked critics to George Soros, a target of anti-Semitic vitriol, report says.

Myer put on trading halt

The ASX put Myer in a trading halt on Friday morning.

Struggling department store on trading halt after leaked figures show sales decline.

'NZ is open for business' - PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern got important facetime with China and the US.

Jacinda Ardern is building the case for open trade in talks with China and the USA.

Teslaquila coming soon: Musk

Elon Musk wants to make Teslaquila, not "tequila", but Mexico is not happy.

Want to sip on a Teslaquila while waiting for Mars to be colonised? It may be a while.

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