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Spark fault largely fixed

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Spark North Shore hub business development manager Francis Sach.

Mobile broadband fault had small "knock-on" effect on people trying to use their mobiles for calls and texts.

Trade Me struggles to sell optimism

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Online powerhouse ups profit by a quarter, but property-listings warning and Amazon threat frighten investors.

Runway safety showdown

The Civil Aviation Authority has warned that if it is required to reconsider runway safety areas in the way the Court of ...

Civil Aviation Authority says a ruling on Wellington runway could slash Queenstown tourism.

Uber welcomes stop-offs

Uber's multi-destination feature lets passengers plan their multiple stops before they get in the car.

Need to pick up your dry cleaning, dinner or kids on the way home from work? Uber has a new feature for that.

NZME: merger remains priority

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 Media firm labels interim result 'stable' but sees no end in sight to headwinds in the advertising market.

Engineer's got it made

Watching his dad "magically fix things" inspired Joji Chute to become a mechanical engineering apprentice.

Engineers like 22-year-old Joji Chute from Auckland's North Shore will be in demand in years to come.

They get rent, we get ill stuff nation

I've developed lifelong health conditions as a result of substandard housing.

I've developed lifelong health conditions as a result of substandard housing.

The renter, owner mould divide

Exposure to black mould can cause chronic health problems, inflammation, nasal congestion, wheezing, coughing, ...

One in 10 renters feel their home has a major problem with dampness or mould, but just over 2% of owners feel that way.

Porn watchers should cover webcam

Netsafe and CERT have received reports of filming hackers lurking in New Zealand devices and on adult websites.

Netsafe tells adult website visitors to put tape over their computer webcam to prevent blackmail filming.

Peters: We won't nationalise

NZ First MP Richard Prosser says the party will buy back shares in electricity companies at the price investors ...

NZ First leader ticks off colleague who suggested party would nationalise power companies.

Airport has record profit

Passenger growth and night flights behind record profit for Queenstown Airport.

Passenger growth and night flights behind record profit for Queenstown Airport.

Air NZ 'one of the smartest'

Air New Zealand is facing unprecedented competition.

Staff reward for second year as airline responds to "unprecedented" competition.

Auckland Airport spending $1m a day

Hong Kong Airlines was one of seven new airlines to fly to Auckland International Airport this year.

Airport has aspirations of being one of the world's best in 10 years, and 44 projects are under way to improve it.

New rules for UFB disputes

About 10,000 UFB orders have hit a wall because of access disputes, Chorus believes.

About 7000 people who have been blocked from getting UFB may have more luck now new rules apply.

'Blocked' by Sky TV

Sky TV is hitting the off switch on critics, some Twitter users believe.

Twitter user suspects he was blocked for sharing criticism of Sky, but firm says that's not its policy.

Cadbury sales holding up video

Cadbury's owner has been keeping an eye on its popularity with Kiwis after confirming it's shutting its southern factory.

Cadbury's owner has been keeping an eye on its popularity with Kiwis after news it will shut its southern factory.

Chart: Who's online shopping

According to Statistics New Zealand, 80 per cent of those 25 to 34 years old reported feeling safe making online ...

They're 30, flirty, and most at ease with the security of e-commerce sites.

Conversation about cannabis video

Kelvin Davis says "we've got to protect the kids and we've got to keep them safe but also those parents need help.

Labour's Kelvin Davis and Mana Party's Hone Harawira discuss the harm cannabis use can have on Maori Youth and wider whanau.

Sky looks to shore up support

Sky will spend less on content after a costly year in 2016-17 but hopes new on-demand features will keep customers happy.

No price rise, but Sky boss calls time on aggressive discounts for new customers.

Sky: Media biased. Media: Not us

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Pay TV giant says media companies including TVNZ and Stuff run "every negative story they find".

No funding for Wairarapa problem roads

Lyn Patterson, Stan Sayer, and truck driver Daniel Wilson at the Ngaumutawa Road intersection.

Two well known dangerous intersections in Wairarapa still wait for improvement after National Party $10.5 billion road package released.

Kiwibank boss quits

Kiwibank is looking for a replacement for Paul Brock.

Resignation comes after seven years in role.

Property prices on ice

The previously "red-hot" Auckland property market is cooling.

The upcoming general election and impact of loan-to-value restrictions have stalled the property market.

Movie pilgrims mean big bucks

Lord of the Rings fans produce a Rohan flag at Mt Potts Station, which stood in for the Rohan capital Edoras in the film.

This location tour expert says there's money in making fans' dreams come true - and he learned how to do it here.

Sky: 'No need to panic'

Sky saw almost 34,000 satellite subscribers walk away.

Pay TV giant lost 34,000 customers and saw profits drop by 21 per cent as CEO says piracy is huge problem.

Chart: Urgent DIY

Acting now on extensive repairs can save tens of thousands of dollars.

More people in Wellington feel they need immediate or extensive home maintenance than any other region.

Return to local ownership

Energyworks Engineering in Bell Block, formerly Inglewood Engineering, will focus more on gas as oil prices remain low.

It was a Taranaki-owned company once and Energyworks is a Taranaki-owned company again.

Get rewarded for your opinion

Yabble users are well rewarded each time they feedback plus the platform also benefits NZ charities

Understanding the new role that digital technology has in sharing consumer opinion.

Cost of construction workers up

Despite the demand, construction salaries have been "sedate," Hays says.

There's only so much more building firms can pay their staff, an industry player says.

Underestimating migration

In a strong job market, tourists might get a job in New Zealand and decide to stay, one economist says.

Official data may not give the full picture when it comes to the number of new New Zealanders.

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