Big influx of cruise ships to boost New Zealand economy

There are more cruise ships calling this season, they're bigger and newer and they're calling at more ports.


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.


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.


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.

Swedish clothing chain H&M to open New Zealand store

The world's second-biggest clothing chain will open a store at a yet to be determined location in 2016.

Telecommunication companies top list of consumer complaints

The Commerce Commission received most complaints about Spark and Vodafone.

Fonterra announces $506 million profit and lifts milk price forecast payout

Just days after saying jobs would go, Fonterra has announced a $506m profit.


Man 'lost faith' with Vodafone after debt agency bungle

A cancelled agreement with the internet and phone company led to years of headaches for one man.

Volkswagen concedes emissions scandal may affect NZ vehicles

Volkswagen NZ says it will keep Kiwi customers up to date with developments in the debacle.

'Science in NZ will suffer' if AgResearch jobs get axed - union warns

It is being tipped that up to 100 workers could lose their jobs at the Crown research institute.

Volkswagen boss 'endlessly sorry' over emissions evasion scandal

Some 11 million of the German carmaker's diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software that evaded US emissions controls.


'Brilliant' snow conditions set up 2015 as one of the greats

It's looking good for the start of the school holidays.

Government unfazed about off-shore ownership of iconic NZ brands

A Philippine company which has bought Griffins is "thrilled" to be involved with an iconic New Zealand brand.

Govt blocked Lochinver sale because 'the heat got to them' - Ron Mark

The Govt "felt the wind of public opinion and changed their position", the opposition says.

Reminder for bosses : Some fans may not be in a fit state for work

The early morning airing of games in NZ isn't great from an employer's perspective, a business consultant says.

Global dairy prices jump for third straight auction

Whole milk powder - the key index for New Zealand - is up 20.6 per cent.


Chinese firm set to take 50 per cent stake in Silver Fern Farms

A Shanghai based firm wants to buy a $261million chunk of NZ's largest meat exporter.


Farmers face nervous wait over potential sale of NZ's largest meat co-op

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

Techapuna? Auckland’s North Shore pipped to be next Silicon Valley

A growing number of business, academic, and Government leaders are backing the potential development.


Finance minister hints red-hot Auckland property market set to cool

Property speculators are being warned Auckland house prices may have peaked.


Slowing economy prompts another interest rate cut from RBNZ

The Reserve Bank has taken the knife to the benchmark interest rate again today.

Iconic Australian surfing label Quiksilver files for bankruptcy

Quiksilver is reportedly set to file for bankruptcy and undergo a restructure to hand control to Oaktree Capital Management.


Bid to keep fraudster Rod Petricevic behind bars

When placed in receivership in 2007 the finance company owed $459 million to 14,500 investors.

Air New Zealand and Air China join forces

Travellers are the likely winners as a result of the new partnership.


'Dad looks as handsome as ever' - Sir Ed's son delighted with new banknotes

The son of the man on the $5 note says he was initially anxious about the redesign.

Kiwi business confidence hits six year low

Bill English acknowledges the survey shows that the economy is going through a 'softening stage'.

Air NZ shares dive despite soaring profit

Concern about Air New Zealand's ability to profitably fill capacity increases as economies weaken and competition increases.

TVNZ profit up $10 million on last year

TVNZ reported a net profit after tax of $28.1 million for the year ending June 2015, up $10 million on the prior year.

Global markets bounce back after China cuts interest rates to help economy

Investors also got some encouraging news from a survey indicating that US consumer confidence rebounded this month.

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