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Kiwis most concerned about fake news and security threats online

A 'surprising' amount of New Zealanders are taking steps to protect themselves online, but fake news is a growing concern alongside identify theft and hacking.

Family of four shared bills with strangers after landlord moved new tenants into home

Family of four found themselves splitting bills with strangers when their landlord rented part of their house to other tenants.

Cover webcam with tape to hide from adult website hackers, authorities warn

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

Winston Peters ticks off Prosser over 'dump Contact shares' comments

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

PopUp Business School heads to New Zealand to help entrepreneurs get ideas off the ground

A UK course which helped launch hundreds of businesses for free is coming to NZ.

Builder Jaden Melgren lived high life before skipping Queenstown leaving debts and incomplete work

Jaden Melgren, who owes at least $670,000, enjoyed a flamboyant Queenstown life as his business slowly collapsed.

Cavaliar warns of breaching bank covenants if poor trading repeated

Carpet maker Cavalier has issued a dire warning if trading does not improve in coming months.

Miguel Menezes went from courier driver to millionaire with 14 home property portfolio

Miguel Menezes took less than six years to become a millionaire after investing in Auckland property.

Chows lose against Stonewood founder

A High Court judge has upheld the wording of a contract over a $556,920 guarantee by the Stonewood group founder.

Auckland International Airport wants to become one of the best in the world

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

Air New Zealand just seems to get things right across the board

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

Northern link road between West Coast to Tasman region raises red flags

Building a new road between the upper West Coast and Tasman could cost up to $900 million and probably wouldn't offer any time savings, a report has found.

A2 Milk posts record profit on strong Chinese demand

NZ dairy company's profit nearly tripled on the back of soaring demand for its infant formula products in China.

Millennial Money: Debt can be the devil, but sometimes you need it

Being in my 20s means Game of Thrones and loud flatmates usually keep me up at night. Credit scores don't.

Launch Taranaki partners with New Zealand Venture Investment Fund

An increase in funds for investment will encourage innovation from young companies.

Hollywood actress inadvertently promotes Auckland Council development plans

Vanessa Hudgens is a fan of New Zealand but does she actually love Takapuna? Auckland Council accidentally says 'yes'.

ASA upholds ad that tries to make fun of workplace safety

An advert that tried to take a funny stance on a workplace accident hasn't received the reaction it hoped.

Auckland councillors urged to ditch Easter trading hours

Auckland councillors are set to keep shops shut over Easter, ignoring calls to overhaul trading laws.

Windflow sorts $21m debt, agrees to Gebbies Pass turbine conditions

Windflow's future may be determined over the next two or three months at a shareholders' meeting.

Rules change for neighbours and apartment dwellers fighting over UFB

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

Facebook, Google defend their tax figures amid Australian audit

Bosses of the digital advertising giants promise they are paying enough tax in Australia, but scholars say there is still an "extraordinary discrepancy".

Cone and the Marlburian: Len Shaw has ice cream business licked

Marlborough's Mr Whippy creams the competition, scoops national award.

Report says more should be done to help elderly tenants

Kinsa Hays, 75, hadn't rented before she sold her home 10 years ago. Now, she can't find a rental property.

Sky TV investigating how it came to block Twitter users

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

Renters v Landlords: The horror stories from Renters United report

Renters United's report paints a picture of renters trapped in an existence of poor-quality rental houses.

Leaving Auckland airport's traffic woes out of $10.5b transport package 'shocking'

Business leaders angry the main route to Auckland airport is not included in major election transport plan.

Cadbury says its sales hold up after Dunedin shock choc exit

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

Couple will pay only a fraction of Talley's trawler’s losses

The couple created a bogus tale of a family tragedy to divert fishing trawler - costing Talley's $173k. They have to pay back just a fraction of that.

Sky TV boss more worried about pirates than streaming

ANALYSIS: Sky TV's boss comes out swinging, worried more about pirates than streaming services.

How many Kiwis are happy making online transactions?

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

Bridge beams make for extra-long loads on alternate highway

Design plans show new-look coastal highway, complete with bridges and seawalls.

Renters v Landlords: the argument for regulation

In damning report based on over 600 renters' horror stories, tenant advocacy group calls for regulation of private landlords.

Business park attracts attention, tenants

Construction is gathering pace in Hamilton's business and industrial areas.

Evil Genius unveils new co-working space

Evil Genius has set up in Ferrymead premises with a combo cafe bar and co-work combo offering.

Big interest in suite of revamped townhouses

Investors and owner-occupiers are beating a path to the refurbished Wiltshire Townhouses in central Christchurch.

Chris Hartshorn: How your smart meter could change your life

OPINION: Do you want Facebook to know your fridge isn't running well?

Business park attracts attention and tenants

A Waikato business park undergoing development has already sold all but two sections.

Peter Cullen: CEO salaries no longer private

OPINION: All stock exchange listed companies will be required to disclose how much they pay their chief executives from October.

Business not as attractive to Maori leaders

Profit-driven culture of business doesn't entice Maori leaders, who prefer community-focused iwi organisations.

Conman ruined woman's credit score

Brooke McGregor couldn't get a loan after a stranger used her details and defaulted on a bill.

Renters United report calls for caps on annual rent rises

Renter advocacy group sets out a charter for change to give tenants rights to healthy, dry homes.

Clutha District Council tops debt-free list in Otago in national ratepayers' report

Debt-free Clutha District Council highlighted in national ratepayers' report.

Syft Technology trumpets success, seeks $7.5m from investors

Christchurch's Syft Technologies anticipates rising sales and more staff as it seeks more investment money.

Public stoush over Auckland Council's plans to sell prime land to developers

Auckland Council's plan to sell prime land in Takapuna is angering some of the community.

New PR agency launches in Taranaki to represent small businesses

A new PR company is as fresh to the market as its clients.

Media Take: Conversation about cannabis decriminalisation

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

From meat pack to Maldives for Kaikoura couple

They might have won something in the work raffle before, but never a tropical island getaway.

Pond house problems continue for Palmerston North solo mother

She won a Tenancy Tribunal case against property manager after finding a 10cm-deep pool of water under damp and mouldy home.

Sky TV looks to improved 'on demand' experience to keep customers loyal

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

Farming leaders pledge to make all NZ rivers swimmable

Farming leaders representing 80 per cent of the industry have pledged to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable, although they don't say how or by when.
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