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Foreign house buyer ban is law

In June last year around 82 per cent of houses in the New Zealand were being bought by residents or citizens, with ...

Government succeeds in passing law to curb foreigners from buying New Zealand homes.

Mega bucks in supermarkets

Pak 'n Save Wairau owner Quintin Proctor is worth an estimated $60m.

The supermarket trade is producing a generation of millionaires, according to the annual NBR Rich List.

Time for Air NZ to reflect our inky culture

Tottoos are increasingly being viewed as art and finding acceptance in Kiwi society.

OPINION: Our national airline is famous for reflecting our culture so why so conservative over body art?

Plastic bag maker goes bust video

People now bag their groceries including meat and vegetables in the same bag, which could cause health problems, a bag ...

Decision to phase out single-use plastic bags will see Kiwi Plastics close at end of the year.

From wrecking ball to wrecking balls video

Former Kiwi rugby league international Joe Vagana established Trow Group five years ago with fellow Aucklander, Saia Latu.

Like all good ideas, Trow Group was born from a conversation with a mate over a few beers, says former Warrior Joe Vagana.

Porirua to get more state housing

The modern properties will be built in 2019 on land that has sat empty for almost a decade after the last state homes ...

Land that sat vacant for almost a decade will be turned into 53 modern, light-filled homes.

Women-only ride-sharing coming

Women-only ride sharing service DriveHer is launching in Auckland later this year.

Uber will have a new competitor in NZ when a uni student launches a female-only ride-sharing service later this year.

Millennial voices stifled by employers

Miranda Burdon of Global Women said the pipeline of future leaders were not feeling included by their employers.

Millennials are feeling left out at work research finds, and especially men.

Coffee chain Mojo sold

Steve Gianoutsos says the chain's purchase by Cooks will give Mojo staff a chance to work in many other countries.

One of NZ's best-known coffee chains, Mojo, is bought by another Kiwi coffee company.

New view of convention centre video

An artist's impression of the Christchurch convention centre from Victoria Square.

Te Pae is still a construction site - but the tours have already started.

Fine diners lose their appetite

Victoria At Bistro is set to close its doors for good on September 1 after a downturn in business.

Upmarket Hamilton restaurant exits industry as bitter economic wind blows through fancy eateries.

Transformation of Cardrona

Cardrona Hotel, one of New Zealand's oldest, and established in 1863.

The quite southern village of Cardrona may be transformed in the next few years by ambitious tourism developments

Taylors Contracting wins award

Taylors Contracting maintains 285km of rivers in Tasman district.

Taylors Contracting has won a Civil Contractors New Zealand national award for its work maintaining the riverbanks in Tasman district.

Visa changes yet to sink in

Airport immigration and customs sign

Private training establishments are still 'coming to terms with changes', says industry body.

The danger of speaking out video

Nikki Denley was sacked from Cosmo Pharmacy for speaking to media.

Attacked-and-sacked case illustrates the danger of talking publicly about an assault that happened at work, says lawyer.

Fonterra's cut-price CEO video

Fonterra is New Zealand's largest company, with a $17 billion turnover.

Fonterra's interim CEO won't get the eye-watering salary of Theo Spierings - yet.

Quinovic 'by far the worst'

One of the advertisements that has angered Renters United.

"We are responsible tenants, but to them we are scum," former Quinovic tenant says.

Charges laid in Waitangi fraud case

A former employee is alleged to have stolen $1.2million from the Waitangi National Trust, which administers the Waitangi ...

A former employee of the Waitangi National Trust Group is alleged to have defrauded the trust of $1.2 million. 

Hokitika tourism beckons

Hokitika's distinctive town centre.

Hokitika has more on its plate than just the 'delicacies' at its famous Wildfoods Festival.

Stuff restructuring 'worth it'

Stuff parent Fairfax announced its plan to merge with Australia's Nine Entertainment last month.

Fairfax free to consider 'all best options' for Stuff, ahead of planned Nine merger.

$8.5m fix for freedom camping

Freedom camping in Akaroa has upset local residents and the area will benefit from new Government funding to improve ...

After problems at some of NZ's top scenic spots, help is at hand this summer.

Commission to sue Viagogo

Earlier this year German tourist Stephanie Heinemann was a victim of ticket scalping site Viagogo after she was turned ...

The Commerce Commission is taking the ticket resale website to court.

Turkish woes just the start

The lira slide risks turning into a self-feeding downward spiral .

OPINION: US Fed won't come to the rescue this time until there's blood on the floor.

The opposite of a shortfall

Auckland Transport warned the local board it might not have enough resource to support its large budget for next term.

An Auckland local board faces the prospect of having too much money to spend after the next election.

Te Awamutu population taking off

Te Awamutu is growing and changing while keeping its character.

Towns south of Hamilton such as Te Awamatu are growing and property prices are rising.

Facebook's fake ads used TV stars

Today co-host Georgie Gardner is among Australian TV stars whose name is used in advertisements on Facebook without her ...

Australians reportedly gave credit card details after seeing dodgy adverts.

Use sick leave wisely video

Pink probably had genuine reasons to cancel many of her Sydney shows due illness.

OPINION: You don't have to stay in bed when on sick leave - ask pop star Pink.

Attacked, then sacked video

Christchurch beauty therapist Nikki Denley was assaulted by a rough sleeper at her place of work. Then she lost her job ...

First she was beaten by a rough sleeper in her workplace. Then her employer fired her for talking about it.

Tinder owners sued for US$2b video

Swiping through potential matches on Tinder is a common part of millennial dating culture.

"Sour grapes alone do not a lawsuit make," say the dating app's owners.

Destination Mapua heating up

Mapua Country Store owners Kirsten Ammann and Tim Fitzgerald say businesses in the town are doing a lot to support each ...

The Nelson seaside village of Mapua continues to make strides as a destination to tempt any visitor.

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