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'Have-not' airports in crisis

Regional airports help in transporting patients to base hospitals and medical specialists to isolated communities.

A campaign is underway to get more money for 12 of our smallest airports to help cover critical maintenance and passenger services.

'Always challenge parking tickets'

Consumers should challenge "unreasonable" parking tickets,  Consumer NZ advises.

Pay what's reasonable and let them chase you for the rest, says Consumer NZ.

New gorge route likely

A third slip fell on the already-closed Manawatu Gorge road this weekend.

Rocky old road could remain closed as officials turn their attention elsewhere.

Winning ticket kept under pillow

The Auckland woman knows exactly what she's going to do with the money.

Powerball's latest millionaire spent a restless night waiting to claim her $8 million Lotto prize.

Matterhorn to close

Matterhorn restaurant has called Cuba St home for 54 years.

Restaurant and bar to shut to allow redevelopment of neighbouring Wellington building.

Insurers face expensive year

The Plains Irrigators business in Washdyke was flooded on Friday. Technician Theo Joubert looks at the mud.

Flooding expected to generate about 2000 claims nationwide, adding to expensive year for insurers after two cyclones and the "Tasman Tempest".

Corn packaging pops up

Saad Hussain who has a PhD in foaming technology, says his idea to create foam packaging from corn is just "putting two ...

In a white laboratory in Rotorua, a Canadian scientist turned corn into foam. His dream? For Coca Cola to use it.

Added sugar labels ambiguous

Kellogg's Nutri-Grain cereal contains 77g of added sugar. Yet, it boasts four health stars.

Added sugars should be included in food health ratings, a nutrition expert says.

Injured acid worker paid $34k

The Employment Relations Authority found Alastair Cowles was not fairly investigated.

The acid production worker was sacked for failing to report his workplace injury.

Abseilers on a mesh mission

Abseilers working at the top of a bluff at Ohau Point, with a view down to the Pacific Ocean.

Ohau Point is the only place roading contractors can't reach, but abseilers with a head for heights are working to change that.

Cycle trail will happen - advocate

A cycleway will run along the edge of this damaged stretch of SH1, just south of Ohau Point, as part of $231 million of ...

Government chips in to build stretch around Ohau Point, deemed the most difficult section.

Holiday kaput but no payout

Travellers are being told not to "set and forget" their insurance.

One traveller paid $1100 for insurance that only paid out $1300 when her New York trip had to be cancelled.

Mining plan delayed

Ngati Ruanui, of Patea, protest in Parliament grounds, Wellington, against the mining application.

The decision on whether to allow a controversial application to mine thousands of tons of iron sand off the Taranaki coast has been put back by a week.

Girl-only coding proves popular

Girl Code founders Alice and Matthew Gatland say there is a lack of women in the technology sector.

Auckland coding class aims to remedy under-representation of women in the tech sector.

MedRecruit grows into new office

After starting his doctor recruitment agency 11 years ago Sam Hazledine, based in Queenstown, now employs more than 70 ...

Australasian doctor recruitment company grows out of its old Queenstown office with 45 staff on board.

Concerns over development plans at Waiheke Island gateway

Gary Thomason beside the land at Matiatia where visitor units could be developed.

Plans for a visitor accommodation development on Waiheke island are making waves.

Iwi rebuffs tax critics

Waikato-Tainui owns three hotels, including the Novotel Hamilton, which contributed significantly to a boost in equity ...

Waikato-Tainui says charitable tax status is warranted through work to rebuild the tribe after historical injustices.

New residents to pay for infrastructure

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Progress work on the Kapiti Expressway. Waikanae Bridge. Roading, highway, ...

New homeowners will become creditors to investment companies in new infrastructure scheme.

Prepare for CV shake-up

REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell says CVs can only serve as a guide to the value of a property.

Unitary Plan to shake-up Auckland CVs and create "city of multi-millionaires", on paper at least, experts say.

Fletchers pull-back fear

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Sod turning ceremony for the East Frame.

From left to right:
Otakaro Limited ...

Concern voiced over industry training if Fletchers leaves biggest jobs to foreign rivals.

Toilet training for boys and girls

Huggies has retracted content which listed different toilet training advice for girls and boys.

Huggies removes gender specific toilet training advice from website, admitting it's "not appropriate".

Power of a personal brand

"Confidence and clarity are signals to the market you're different. You're good. You're the one to do business with," ...

OPINION: You need to line up six elements if you want to build up a brand that says you're the one to do business with.

Axe hangs over knighthood

Former Tenths Trust chairman and Te Puni Kokiri chief executive Sir Ngatata Love failed in his appeal against his ...

PM considers the best way forward in dealing with the "serious matter" of the disgraced Maori leader's honour.

Boris upbeat on Kiwi OE

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson is greeted by NZ Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gerry at ...

UK Foreign Secretary downplays concerns Kiwis on their "OE" could be worse off after Brexit.

Feilding house prices spike

Feilding's Smeaton family sold their home in just eight days. From back left: David holding Evie, 1, and Hayley holding ...

House sales prices in Feilding are at a 20-year high but that hasn't stopped them selling fast.

Sky apps a viewing nightmare

No matter who wins the rugby rights for 2021 and beyond, millions of customers will want to view the games via streaming apps

OPINION: The future of TV is streaming, and Sky's apps don't look like the future.

No-frills petrol station on the way

Waitomo Petroleum has begun work on a new self-service station on Tremaine Ave in Palmerston North. It's expected to ...

Waitomo Petroleum's new self-service station is due to open in Palmerston North in mid-August.

Neglected by council?

Robert D'Cruze says it would be "nice" if someone from council contacted to check if he was doing OK.

A business owner says council communication has been sparse over the four months since floods hit New Lynn.

Countdown to league world cup

New Zealand's Shaun Johnson celebrates victory at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup after scoring the winning points in ...

In under 100 days, an estimated 6000 rugby league fans will descend on New Zealand.

MP criticises 'unhealthy' Rich List

Rangitikei MP and Rich Lister Ian McKelvie says the list is inaccurate, irrelevant and not in anyone's best interest.

Wealthy Manawatu politician says the annual compilation is irrelevant and of little positive use.

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