Huawei ads 'just the start'

Anne-Marie Brady, a professor at the University of Canterbury says the strength of our democracy relies on a free press.

The Government took a stand against Huawei - but ads and sponsorship deals for the Chinese telco are everywhere.

Serepisos house for sale

Terry Serepisos was discharged from bankruptcy in 2014.

A Wellington house belonging to Alliki Serepisos, mother of former Phoenix owner Terry Serepisos, has been listed on Trade Me.

Kiwi banks among world's most profitable

New Zealand has fewer mid-tier banks than Australia.

And you can put that down to less competition in the NZ market, Fitch peer review finds.

Job market loses momentum

People looking for a job in IT have the upper hand over employers.

Trade Me reports first year-on-year drop in job ads in 10 years.

Teen's farm dream video

Braydon Langton wanted to find work on a sheep and beef farm.

Local farmers wouldn't take a chance on 16-year-old Braydon Langton - so he's settled on joinery, for now.

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CGT a bitter pill to swallow

Co-leader James Shaw said the Greens position on a capital gains tax had not changed. The party is holding out on Budget ...

The Green Party leadership is holding out on Budget 2019 to make progress on other areas of its confidence and supply agreement with Labour.

Queenstown housing plans dashed

Plans for almost 600 homes on Queenstown's Ladies Mile have been turned down.

Hopes for 579 homes on Ladies Mile have been dashed but plans for another 600 near Jacks Point are progressing.

TDC 'missing in action'

Nelson Regional Development Agency CEO Mark Rawson, left, and board of directors chair John Palmer are frustrated with ...

The top of the south could be missing out on funding thanks to lack of action from the TDC, Nelson Regional Development Agency boss says.

Mike Hosking, 'king of radio'

Mike Hosking is "the king of radio", according to bosses at NZME and MediaWorks. (edited image)

Hosking's bosses and opposition are praising his work, as he takes the crown in the latest radio survey.

The grounding of Jet Airways video

The New Delhi Television news channel said 20,000 jobs at the airline were at stake.

Once the largest airline in India, 20,000 jobs are now at risk.

No time for hindsight on City Rail Link

The "northern tunnel" will connect through to the existing lines and platforms at Britomart.

OPINION: Amid the finger-pointing over the $1 billion rise in the cost of Auckland's City Rail Link project, are some short memories.

Ivanka passed on World Bank

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump said her father asked her if she'd consider leading the World Bank, but she ...

Ivanka Trump told her father Donald Trump she's happy with the work she's doing now.

Ōtāhuhu top suburb for millennials

Otahuhu Town Centre before a $17 million upgrade announced by Auckland Transport in 2017.

Affordable housing, parks and public transport makes south and west Auckland suburbs best for young people to live.

Petrol market under scrutiny

In December 2018, the commission commenced a market study looking into the factors that may affect competition for the ...

Discounting is up, but that doesn't automatically mean we are getting a good deal.

Measles hits Silicon Valley

Measles was eliminated in the US by 2000, but cases have recently resurfaced in part due to anti-vax information on ...

Case of measles reported at Google, which has been criticised over anti-vax videos.

money

Petrol market under scrutiny

In December 2018, the commission commenced a market study looking into the factors that may affect competition for the ...

Discounting is up, but that doesn't automatically mean we are getting a good deal.

'Renting longer' without CGT

Dropping the capital gains tax could mean first homes stay out of reach for many, says renters' group.

Boomers or millennials: Who's got it easier?

KiwiSavers missing out video

small business

More shops for Rangitīkei St

Totally Fresh's new Rangitīkei St store is almost finished, as the produce store prepares to expand.

New produce store expands to busy city road, while new development is expected to be finished by early next year.

Lifestyle change leads to cracker innovation

Don Grant with his Penati brand of nut and seed crackers.

How a nut and seed cracker to replace chocolate biscuits became a booming business.

Marshall's 'Boomfa' trademarked

Former All Black halfback Justin Marshall is know for his frequent use of distinctive phrases in his rugby commentary.

Several of former All Black Justin Marshall's catchphrases have been protected under the description of "beer".

Grocery shopping for charity video

As they get more brands, Thomas said he hoped to have "a mix of main national brands and local players".

New initiative boxes up groceries and charity in one hit.

better business

Lifelong impairments after workplace accident

WorkSafe inspectors found farmer Robert Ashton's ramp handle could dislodge from the winch shaft and that no automatic ...

Robert Kirk Ashton was fined $33,000 and ordered to pay $40,000 in reparations after his stock loading ramp severely injured a truck driver in 2017.

Fines for crushed arm

The Southern District Health Board has been fined $225,000 after a worker almost lost their arm in this X-ray machine.

Southern District Health Board and a contractor fined more than $500,000 after worker's arm was crushed in an X-ray machine.

Kiwi managers trust gut, not data

Top level managers use intuition,  but they ask lower level managers for their opinions and they expect those opinions ...

Managers need to experience and understand analytics to trust it, say Massey researchers.

Company to pay $419K for death

Police and WorkSafe vehicles at Pegasus Engineering after a worker died in an accident in June 2017.

Engineering firm must pay a fine, reparations and costs after a worker was crushed by a falling beam.

property

Building a $400m property empire

Cornerstone half-owner Charlie Zheng and chief executive Andrew Cotterrell in front of the Ricoh Building on Victoria ...

Upgrading historic buildings, seismic strengthening behind impressive value growth.

Ōtāhuhu top suburb for millennials

Otahuhu Town Centre before a $17 million upgrade announced by Auckland Transport in 2017.

Affordable housing, parks and public transport makes south and west Auckland suburbs best for young people to live.

Prime church site up for grabs

St Anne's Church in St Martins, Christchurch, and the vicarage and land on which they stand have been put on the market ...

Church site for upgrade or residential redevelopment

Investors: Correct CGT call

Graeme Fowler: Capital gains tax might come back in future.

Saying no to capital gains tax is called "the best thing" the Government could have done.

opinion & analysis

Surrender on capital gains tax

A capital gains tax has been described as the greatest shake-up in the tax system since GST was introduced in 1986.

OPINION: Giving up on major tax change was more "cock up" than conspiracy.

Where is the fairness? video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there will be no CGT, "not because I don't believe in it, but because I don't believe ...

OPINION: A Government that promised so much has given way to the wealthy, the selfish and the greedy.

Capital gains decision is right

NZ First deserves credit for articulating the concerns of small and large businesses, from within Government, says Kirk Hope.

OPINION: It was meant to fix housing shortages and dampen house price inflation. It wouldn't have.

Will construction accord bring change?

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa launched the Construction Sector Accord at a Manurewa building site on ...

OPINION: The construction sector needs saving from itself, but can it halt the race to the bottom.

nz farmer

Surge in cattle disease restrictions video

MPI will clamp down on the movement of livestock from 250 more farms with restricted place notices.

As cattle moving day approaches, MPI is getting tough on livestock movements.

Turning sheep milk into booze video

Once the idea for a spirit made from sheep milk took hold, Kiwi entrepreneur Sam Brown couldn't shake it.

If NZ has no national drink, could vodka or gin made from sheep's milk fill the gap?

Muddy bun craze bumps butter price

A buttery spread could be costing more later in the year.

Hold on to your hotcross, the Chinese muddy bun is about to drive up the price of butter.

'Mangy dog' CGT back in kennel

In the lead up to the Government announcement on the CGT, Federated Farmers had referred to it as a 'mangy dog'.

Federated Farmers is pleased but not gloating over the capital gains tax rejection.

world

Ivanka passed on World Bank

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump said her father asked her if she'd consider leading the World Bank, but she ...

Ivanka Trump told her father Donald Trump she's happy with the work she's doing now.

Measles hits Silicon Valley

Measles was eliminated in the US by 2000, but cases have recently resurfaced in part due to anti-vax information on ...

Case of measles reported at Google, which has been criticised over anti-vax videos.

Samsung Galaxy Folds break

Some of Samsung's new, almost NZ$3000 Galaxy Folds are reportedly breaking after just a couple of days.

Samsung's nearly $3000 Galaxy Fold was completely unusable after 2 days, one owner said.

News Corp 'muck-spreading' claim

The New York Times earlier this month published a 20,000 word investigation into Rupert Murdoch and his family's ...

News Corp global CEO Robert Thomson lashes digital giants and 'professional liberals'.

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