'A handbrake on our economy'

On the day that the Reserve Bank's consultation on the capital plans closed, the bank censured ANZ for not following the ...

5:00 AM  Reserve Bank faces major pushback on its plans to force banks to hold more capital.

Lobbying to hire migrants

In March Shane Jones raised action being taken by the New Zealand Transport Authority against Stan Semenoff Logging with ...

Shane Jones rails against the use migrant labour, but lobbied for an associate who wanted to streamline hiring foreign workers.

Netflix guru joins NZ start-up

DropIt should be used to run 600,000 reverse actions in the year to March next year, but doesn't always generate bargains.

Netflix former marketing boss agrees 24-person Tauranga firm could be worth $1b.

Riot Foods director wants back in

From left Ryan Kamins, Arthur Green and Mitchell McClenaghan started Riot Foods in 2013.

Former Riot Foods owner Ryan Kamins says it's hard to walk away from the troubled business.

Housing threat to Kiwi workers video

Kiwi economist, Kinley Salmon, predicts that the future is in our hands and a robot-led future is a way off yet.

High house prices will make it hard for Kiwi workers to compete as robots change jobs market.

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Tech sector won't wait for NZ

One of the reasons technology companies are thriving in Asia is simply scale. China-based Alibaba, as an example, have ...

OPINION: The real tech innovation is now coming from surprising places in Asia.

Chequebook generation still around

Chequeing out?

OPINION: The chequebook's had its day. Its users haven't.

A better day to be a survivor video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks on during a visit to the Te Pou Herenga ...

ANALYSIS: Support services for sexual violence survivors are getting a boost - but the fine print shows some will benefit more than others.

'Kaumatua' barred from New Zealand

Wenzel is not Māori, but claimed to have been accorded kaumatua status by a "hapu" of Māori followers, and sometimes ...

It was supposed to be a short holiday to Hong Kong in 2017. But he won't be coming back.

Due date for south frame

Ōtākaro has been calling for contractors to complete the remaining construction work on the south frame anchor project.

Crown rebuild agency Ōtākaro hopes to have remaining parts of Christchurch's south frame completed by August 2020, a tender document shows.

Breast cancer survivor helps others

Phoebe Roche, left, and Fiona O'Connor at a Pink Ribbon breakfast at Boho Cafe in Palmerston North.

When Phoebe Roche was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 29 years old the news came as a shock.

Thiel invests in Kiwi start up video

Internationally renowned wedding photographer James Broadbent is co-founder of Narrative.

NZ tech start-up Narrative wins $700k seed investment from a cohort of local and US investors.

Hill repairs progress

Repairs to 10 sites on Takaka Hill within the single lane areas managed with traffic signals have gone well over the ...

There's no avoiding traffic lights and minor delays on the Takaka Hill - but the large-scale effort to fix the road has turned a corner.

TDC to expand 3D mapping

Tasman district mayor Richard Kempthorne says LiDAR is an essential tool for the council.

Tasman district is one of eight regions set to benefit from co-funding of $14m to expand 3D mapping.

Winston email not 'spoofed'

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters received an email from a Defence Force employee who says he did not send it.

Defence Force worker loses employment dispute over email to Winston Peters he says he did not send.


We want prenup!

​Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie, who divorced earlier this year, reportedly did not have a prenup ...

OPINION: Even if you're not married, your live-in boyfriend or girlfriend can still take half your stuff.

First-home buyer - at 50 video

Goodbye renting. Hello new home. Former HNZ tenant shares his story of home-owning hope.

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Trial by Facebook video

Yolande Jeffares' family received abuse after Nelson Snippets posted misinformation about a family funeral.

Dozens say they are victims of an anonymously run community Facebook page. What can they do?

Treasures in store for shoppers

Fossickers may spot a snakeskin inside the store.

A mother and son retail team are behind a new Richmond store that is filled with new and secondhand wares.

Motel's death metal nightmare

Marton Motel owners David and Carol Thompson took action after guests complained about the heavy metal music from over ...

Couple say guests are put off by the sound of loud music; man behind the racket feels targeted in neighbourhood noise dispute.

Tradies hit by burglaries

More than $17,000 worth of tools have been stolen from housing construction sites around Mosgiel, Otago, this month. ...

Three new homes under construction were broken into, with thieves stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools.

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Animal feed company in receivership

The plan is to sell Reporoa-based Fiber Fresh as a going concern, liquidators from KordaMentha say (file photo).

The Reporoa-based company has been making high-performance animal feed formulas for more than 30 years.

Could you work with your family? video

Rachel Klaver started her marketing company, Identify, four years ago and after a senior staff member unexpectedly left, ...

Some couples have multiplied their success by working together.

'Uber-like' app plan fails video

Jacob Williams, the sole director of Pride Intelligence, declined to comment when approached earlier.

The man behind a failed media company owes creditors more than $100,000 through another company he created.

High Court throws out claim

WorldClaim had an office at 212 Antigua St, Christchurch. People with inquiries are referred to New York.

The High Court has struck out an action alleging frauds against the former manager of the Christchurch branch of WorldClaim Global.


Top commercial buildings awarded gallery video

Wellington's PwC Centre won the Supreme Commercial Project of the Year in the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2019.

The embattled construction sector showcases its winning building projects

Could you live in this house?

The houses range in price from just under $80,000 for a two-bedroom kitset to about $130,000 for a four-bedroom house.

Bunnings' flat pack houses are proving a hit with first home buyers, costing as little as about $80,000.

Fence gone, but not the legal bills

Peter Aitchison on the terrace while the fence/fort was still in place. (File photo)

The view that was blocked was expansive, and so have been the court cases.

Tips for property investment

You'll need to consider how attractive a potential investment property will be to prospective tenants, says Kevin ...

It's a big mistake to think you can make a fortune by buying a dump you wouldn't dream of living in.

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Uber's Wall Street disaster video

A banner for Uber is draped on the front of the New York Stock Exchange before the world's largest ride-hailing service ...

ANALYSIS: Could it get any worse for Uber? What does the company's future look like?

Careful with that referee

Chris Eilers is a CV and career consultant.

OPINION: Your referees can make or break your next job application.

ANZ must play by the rules

ANZ says it's disappointed the error occurred.

OPINION: ANZ won't like having to beef up its balance sheet.

Last mover advantage

Mike O'Donnell says Stuff might benefit from being the "last man standing" by not putting its content behind a paywall.

OPINION: As online media moves to putting news behind a paywall, the last mover may have an advantage.

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Otago water rights investigated

The Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group wants to raise Falls Dam 20 metres for a new irrigation scheme.

A former Environment Court judge will review Otago Regional Council's plans for historical water rights.

Forests can't feed the world

Forestry was promoted to farmers as a way to make marginal land more productive and complement traditional production, ...

OPINION: As farms are lost to forestry and carbon speculators, we could lose a valuable source of food too.

Spring Sheep builds on growth

Spring Sheep Milk Company business manager Thomas Macdonald says they are seeking three to four more suppliers for the ...

Sheep milking is gathering steam with more suppliers wanted.

Pest quest success questioned

Adam Ivey and his dog, Chase, are all ready for the Waimate Pest Quest.

ECan is not convinced about the effectiveness of the annual Waimate Pest Quest which could eliminate 1300 pests.


Gucci's turban draws backlash

The white model walked onto the runway at a Gucci fashion show last year in a bright blue turban.

Gucci's 'Indy Full Turban' has a hefty price tag and is criticised for appropriating Sikh culture and values.

Seeking: Social media boss for the Queen video

We're guessing it's not all cute great-grandkid posts, but it would still be pretty fun to do social media for the Queen.

It seems Her Majesty is looking to up her game on Twitter and Instagram by hiring a digital communications officer.

Virgin Australia warns of bad news

Virgin Australia blamed "fuel and foreign exchange headwinds" for the earnings downgrade, and warned the loss could blow ...

To stem its losses Virgin Australia's cutting back routes, including Sydney-Christchurch.

'Flash Boys' hit speed bump

An Atlanta-based derivatives exchange wants to introduce a three-millisecond "speed bump" into trading in its gold and ...

High-frequency traders, considered predatory by critics, lose an advantage.

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