First-home buyers have it good

Buyers have lots of things on their side in the market at present.

OPINION: Things are falling into place for would-be homeowners.

'Amazon tax' to hit shoppers

Foreign firms will be required to collect GST on goods worth $1000 or less that they ship to New Zealanders from October.

Kiwis will be charged more for some online shopping when GST is put on internet  purchases next year.

Heavy hitters on PM's council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has named her business advisory council members.

12 min ago  Jacinda Ardern gets the biggest names in NZ business on her advisory council.

Sleepy train driver didn't stop

The location of maintenance workers when the train crossed the Pongakawa bridge.

A train driver suffering from "microsleeps" drove through a maintenance site while workers were on it.

Don't bank on plates

Would you pay $99,000 for these?

Buyers hope the right combination of letters and numbers could lead to riches.

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Reefton Distillery swamped as doors open

Reefton Distilling  co-founder Patsy Bass.

A crowdfunded Reefton Distillery seems to have its social media well sorted as opening day exceeded expectations.

Canterbury council reaps millions from industrial land

The development of the Izone industrial park in Rolleston has helped draw businesses, jobs and people to the township of ...

Industrial park development fills Canterbury council coffers

How many hotels is too many in Auckland?

An artist's impression of the Horizon Hotel, a 300-room, 5-star hotel at the Sky City New Zealand International ...

Real estate firm Bayleys argues an oversupply of hotels in Auckland is unlikely.

Marine firm owes nearly $4m

Nevil Basalaj, director of liquidated company Nelson Reliance Engineering, which owes creditors nearly $4 million.

Close to $4 million owed by defunct marine company and the debt could rise, liquidators warn.

Storm claims still unresolved

A Monaco resident surveys the damage to his property, flooded by seawater during ex cyclone Fehi.

The average time to settle insurance claims is 69 days. A small number of people hit by ex cyclone Gita have waited more than 200.

Massey's new flight simulator a jewel video

School of Aviation chief of standards Paul Kearney said the simulator cockpit was made in the same factories as the ...

The closest fledgling pilots can get to flying an aircraft without leaving the ground.

Fenced-off foreshore 'not good enough'

Picton business owner John Reuhman has complained to council about the state of the foreshore.

The council says the season doesn't start "proper" until next month, despite one ship already in the books.

'The minimalistic look is over'

Antiques dealer Ron Proctor with a clock from the Dick Nardella collection.

Antiques dealer with weakness for old clocks (he has 40) notices more "younger ones" giving in to auction "buzz".

Debt collector warned for misleading

Complaints against debt collectors to the Commerce Commission have increased in the past year.

Complaints against debt collectors to the Commerce Commission have increased in the past year.

Your smartwatch security risk

Devices can come straight into the office from staff members' homes, without anyone thinking of whether they have basic ...

Businesses might not even know the risks sitting right there on their desks.

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Debt collector warned for misleading

Complaints against debt collectors to the Commerce Commission have increased in the past year.

Complaints against debt collectors to the Commerce Commission have increased in the past year.

Aspiration and despair behind biz launches

A survey by Stuff and Neighbourly gathers testimonies of why people went into business for themselves.

Donations go beyond Bridges video

Art of small talk at office parties

small business

Your smartwatch security risk

Devices can come straight into the office from staff members' homes, without anyone thinking of whether they have basic ...

Businesses might not even know the risks sitting right there on their desks.

Being a SME: Regrets, I’ve had a few

You might get on swimmingly at first, but will that change?

OPINION: Business isn't all celebration and success.

Wages of fear (and hope)

James Beck, chef and restaurateur at his Bistronomy in Napier.

Cost rises, minimum wage hikes and optimism. Survey reveals business owners' hopes and fears.

Kiwi visits Facebook HQ video

Alexia Hilbertidou, founder of Girl Boss and advocate for for women's rights and equality in the workplace.

She's already met the Queen, now this Aucklander has won a Facebook leadership award for empowering other teen girls.

opinion & analysis

Innocent until proven guilty?

Some commentators claimed that Brett Kavanaugh should be entitled to due process and the presumption of innocence until ...

OPINION: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation wasn't a trial but a job interview.

Google snubs New Zealand

The 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and 6.3-inch 3XL will cost US$799 ($1220) and US$899, respectively.

OPINION: New, high-end smartphones not coming here.

Kanye: Trump's mixed blessing video

It's great that Taylor Swift got people interested and motivated enough to register to vote.

OPINION: Should you care who your favourite celebrity thinks you should vote for?

You're not stupid, it's complicated

If you feel like making finance decisions is getting more complicated, you're not alone.

OPINION: We're being asked to make more, and increasingly complex, financial decisions.

nz farmer

Historic farm for sale

Bruce Hoban of PGG Wrightson and Lorna Hammond of Mandamus Downs.

Mandamus Downs which has been in the Hammond family for 110 years, is on the market.

Kiwifruit disease found in Aus

Seeka-branded kiwifruit is sold in Australia.

Vine-killing bacteria Psa arrives in Australia, found in NZ-owned kiwifruit orchard.

M&S chooses NZ wool video

New Zealand crossbred wool, more traditionally used in carpet, is being used in a responsibly-produced menswear range ...

Our wool is front and centre in a new menswear range from UK giant Marks & Spencer. 

Suffrage petition no mean feat

Kate Shepherd is deservedly honoured on our $10 note, but each one of those signatures carries a story of someone ...

OPINION: Huge effort got about 10 per cent of NZ women to sign petition.

world

Burger King's nightmare burger

Burger King says its Halloween burger passed the nightmare test.

Nutritionists might agree - Burger King says its new US burger can cause nightmares.

YouTube is back

YouTube was down for users across the world.

Google's video streaming site is now working after YouTube experienced a worldwide outage.

US stocks gain after rout

The last time US stocks suffered a notable slide was in March.

Market recovers from steep declines after good news on the US economy and company profits.

Trump steps up attacks on Fed

Last week, US President Donald Trump called the Fed "out of control".

US president says he's not happy with how fast interest rates are rising.

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