This summer could be one of the most difficult in years for farmers.

Farmers ‘hoping for the best, but planning for the worst’

This summer could be one of the most difficult in years for farmers.

Calls for Fonterra to cut four directors from 'bloated board'

There are calls for the world's biggest dairy exporter to slash its board member numbers and be "fitter, leaner, and more agile."

Three people at Fonterra's Pahaitua plant have contracted legionnaires disease.

Exclusive: Outbreak of potentially fatal bacteria at Fonterra plant

ONE News can reveal three people at the Pahiatua plant have contracted legionnaires disease.

Fruit picker boss fined after failing to pay out nearly $20,000 in holiday earnings

"The woman's business practices were irresponsible and reckless" - ERA.

Arnott's Light & Crispy Shapes.

Time to Shape up? Confusingly labelled Arnott's crackers still on Kiwi shelves

The biscuit maker has been slapped with a hefty fine in Australia.

Auckland housing.

Kiwisaver HomeStart loan scheme proving extremely popular

The scheme provides grants of up to $10,000.

A senior lecturer in chemical and physical sciences is challenging her colleagues to re-think their approach to recruiting.

Salaries prove sexism in science, says expert

Dr Nicola Gaston: "I see a majority of men across all disciplines at senior career levels."

It's easy to pay company tax in NZ: PwC

New Zealand has ranked 22nd in the world for ease of paying tax, ahead of Australia, the USA and other important trading partners.

Prime Minister John Key talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung, left, while walking in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Trade ties between New Zealand and Vietnam set to boost

Kiwi exporters look set to cash in on Vietnam's growing economy.

New government contracts save $20m

The government says it has saved $20 million through new contracts with 12 telecommunications companies.

The airline will fly from Auckand to Ho Chi Minh City from June to October.

Air New Zealand announces Vietnam direct service

The current indirect service for travellers is about to be replaced by an 11-hour direct flight.

KFC to start delivering buckets of fried chicken to customers' homes

The chicken won't come cheap with a delivery fee and some higher prices.

Company fined after worker struck in face by chain

A screw used to secure a chain snapped, causing it to strike the employee in the face.

Chief economist Kirdin Lees says it is getting pretty unaffordable to pay back mortgages in Auckland.

Hamilton and Tauranga on notice over rising house prices

The two cities, along with Auckland, have been singled out by the Reserve Bank.

Robotic toys help drive holiday sales

Toys staging a comeback over video games and mobile apps

The growth is fuelled by collectible toys based on Hollywood blockbuster films.

An Asian worker

Asian migrants paid less than Europeans, study finds

Around a quarter of skilled migrants leave within five years of taking up residence.

The Warehouse entering credit card and pre-pay mobile market

The red sheds are offering up more bargains.

Doors to Auckland’s new cat café open next week and they’re predicting big business.

A cat what? Auckland coffee lovers to enjoy the puurrfect cuppa

A new brand of cafe is set to open on the North Shore, one that caters to cat owners.

Air New Zealand named Australasia's top airline - again

The World Travel Awards recognise travel organisations that push the boundaries of industry excellence.

There is widespread speculation the official cash rate will be cut again today.

OCR on hold for now, but further cut 'seems likely'

Borrowers counting on further interest rate relief from the Reserve Bank will have to wait.

The First Union is speaking out against changes to Easter trading, which will make it the responsibility of local councils to determine opening hours.

Local districts to decide if shopping on Easter Sunday is a good idea

The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill will enable councils to choose whether or not to allow trading on Easter Sunday.

Silver Fern farms could soon be controlled by a Chinese company, prompting concerns about the future of meat processing.

Silver Fern Farms shareholders accept $261m offer from China firm

Stakeholders in Silver Fern Farms have resoundingly voted to sell half of the company.

Lochiver’s owners say the surprise move will hurt New Zealand’s economic interests.

Hopeful Chinese buyer of North Island farm wants fresh scrutiny of Govt's decision to turn down bid

The Government declined Pure 100 Farm's application to buy Lochinver Station.

The Huntly East mine has been closed by operators Solid Energy after it was deemed too unprofitable to sell.

Hopes axed mine workers can get other work in the Huntly area

One worker told ONE News today that he blames “incompetence on the management side”.

An innovative company in Christchurch is giving more power to passengers.

Power to the passengers with solar chargers installed at bus stop

The novel charger could be useful in the case of a natural disaster or widespread power cut.

There are fears that proposed cuts will deter future scientists and put farmers on the back foot.

Crown research institutes are about commercial science - Steven Joyce

The PSA says scientists who lose their jobs under a proposed AgResearch restructure will simply go overseas.

Entrepreneur Annette Presley is helping look for 10 startups that each have at least one female co-founder.

Slingshot founder's startup venture supporting women in business

A new business programme aiming to get more women to set up companies has the support of multi-millionaire Annette Presley.

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