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Slurry of iron sand mining

Patea resident Hemi Ngarewa is hugged by his daughter Debbie Ngarewa-Packer after the decision to allow seabed mining in ...

Sea bed mining activists say more mining planned after South Taranaki application set precedent.

Warriors bidder in legal stoush

Paul Davys (left) and Peter Brown are directors of ChoiceKids childcare centre.

Childcare centre operated by man trying to buy the Warriors has been shut down for operating without a license.

Milestones for Southland accountants

Mervyn Gillick , 95,was the oldest member in attendance at the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Southland ...

There was no shortage of experience on hand at yesterday's chartered accountants members lunch in Invercargill.

'Affordable' option for Auckland

An artistic drawing of the Soto apartments  six storey apartments planned for Auckland's eastern suburbs.

The cheapest one-bedroom apartments are going for $620,000.

First new supermarket in CBD

Christchurch CBD's newest supermarket is set to open to the public on Tuesday.

Christchurch will get its most central supermarket yet when a new FreshChoice opens its doors on Tuesday.

Tunnel project not boring

Traffic needn't worry about Watercare's latest $14 million project.

A boring machine for an exciting tunneling project on Auckland's North Shore

Hawke's Bay reaches water limit

Hawke's Bay's commercial water users, including those who farm using irrigation, have been warned they can't take more ...

Regional council plans to stop issuing new consents to draw water.

Liquidation for HydroWorks

The workshop of HydroWorks in central Christchurch is looking quiet.

Two months ago it lost all its directors, now it's main shareholder and funder had pulled the pin on HydroWorks.

House auction for charity

GJ Gardner managing director Jeff De Leeuw, left, and Big Buddy Hamilton coordinator Andrew McFadden and the house in ...

The auction of a four-bedroom Hamilton house will help a charity find role models for boys with no dads.

Inequality concern soars

Our attitudes to inequality are changing while actual inequality stays mostly even.

Concern about inequality is through the roof, but actual inequality isn't. So why do we feel like it is?

Richmond's new $800m community

Andrew Spittal says he expects the first stage of The Meadows residential development will have either 66 or 80 sections.

A whole new community will spring up near Nelson, with more than 1000 homes and a new school.

Wanaka councillor Quentin Smith starts work

Quentin Smith has been sworn in at a Queenstown Lakes councillor.

New Wanaka councillor keen to sink teeth into planning, strategy and community services issues.

Brothel bylaw review for Queenstown and Wanaka

Queenstown and Wanaka do not have brothels, according to the district council.

Brothel bylaw due to expire in Queenstown and Wanaka.

Council fraud inquiry

Waikato District Council chief executive Gavin Ion.

A report by KPMG on its investigation into a Waikato District Council department is due next week.

Tourism spend plateaus

Chinese and Korean tourists recorded the biggest drops in international visitor spending for the year to June.

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.3 billion for the year to the end of June, and appears to have plateaued.

Very Successful... and in liquidation

Very Successful Company had not been in business for some time.

What's in a name? Not much, in this case.

Truck shop fined

Home Direct was the only mobile trader the Commerce Commission could identify that was meeting its requirements.

Commerce Commission's $1m blitz on mobile traders continues.

Spark broadband warning

Chief Executive Simon Moutter launches spark.

Something has to give, says managing director Simon Moutter, despite 13 per cent profit rise.

Apple boss blasts Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "Equating [white supremacists and those who oppose them] runs counter to our ideals as Americans."

"Hate is a cancer," says Tim Cook, before pledging to donate US$2m to organisations battling white supremacists.

An accent can limit your career

Sound like a local and you can disguise incompetence. Sound like a foreigner and you could unfairly struggle.

OPINION: Sound local and you can disguise incompetence. Sound foreign and you may struggle.

Dozens of directors banned

Director of failed mining company Infratech Robert Cottle has been banned from directorship for a record 10 years.

The 38 failed business people included not allowed to be a director for a record 10 years.

The lost video shops of NZ

The founder of Video Ezy in New Zealand thinks the stores changed New Zealand.

Video Ezy were "serious players", a $125m business. It is a business that has evaporated.

Landline lovers, rejoice

The Google Home speaker has voice recognition so it knows who to ring if different family members say "call Mum".

Google and Amazon's smart speakers are reviving the humble landline.

Apple boss funds peace

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has pledged for peace announcing that he will match employee donations to human rights ...

The tech giant's chief executive Tim Cook is donating millions to human rights groups after a woman was killed at a white supremacist rally this week.

Facebook, Airbnb stamp out Nazis

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says moderators have already shut down eight white supremacist group pages and ...

Tech companies like Airbnb have shut Nazi users out of its service amidst violent white supremacist protests in the United States.

Steel firm feels boom time strain

Dave Taylor: A "perfect storm" brewing as the construction sector comes under pressure.

Pressures in the construction industry are starting to bite on the earnings of Steel & Tube.

$12m worth of Kiwi Aston Martins video

Red Bull Special Edition Vantage V8: at $199,000, one of the most affordable cars featured here.

Past and future classics came out for Aston Martin's Auckland grand opening.

Are you playing favourites?

Kids who are talented at sports can end up getting a bigger share of the household budget.

OPINION: Treating your kids fairly financially may be more complicated than you think.

Bunnings hits a snag

Bunnings continued to grow in Australia but has run into trouble in the UK and Ireland.

Bunnings' foray into the United Kingdom and Ireland is emerging as a headache for its owners. 

QT athletes hope gym stays

Queenstown Gymnastics Club trains in a 120 square metre gym at Wakatipu High School.

The Queenstown Gymnastics Club has an uncertain future after Wakatipu High School moves to its new site.

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