A top economist says the billions of dollars of Chinese investment is badly needed.

Expo to bridge the cultural barrier between Chinese and New Zealand builders

Event organises aim to target Kiwi scepticism at Chinese developers.

New zealand dollar bills stacked background. 3D illustration.

New Zealand bank profits shrink as smaller lenders chase customers

Smaller lenders are chasing more of the market share, for less profit margin.

What's potentially New Zealand's largest undeveloped gold deposit sold for $4 million

A new company has bought an 80 per cent share in the Sam Creek Gold Project.

Trade Minster Todd McClay has received this welcome news at a Commonwealth gathering in London.

NZ negotiating free Latin American trade deal

Trade Minister Todd McClay made the announcement from the Pacific Alliance summit in Colombia.

New Zealand stockbroker fined $400,000 for market manipulation

The High Court Judge deemed the boutique investment firm portfolio manager manipulated the NZ stock market twice in 2014

Customers at some outlets can now pay just a fraction of a garment's price and pay later - but experts are warning them to be careful.

New layby pay system reaches NZ, concerned consumer watchdog calls on Commerce Commission to investigate

Buyers own the items after making the first weekly payment in the new model.

The law changed in February after concerns raised in the leaked Panama Papers.

New disclosure rules sees sharp drop in registered foreign trusts

New rules came into effect in February after last year's Panama Papers investigation showed New Zealand was being used to hide assets and cash.

A plan to rescue part of Cadbury's Dunedin operation is gathering momentum.

Save our Pineapple Lumps! Campaign launched to keep production running at Dunedin's Cadbury factory

Manufacturing is due to finish at the Cadbury factory in March next year.


Should New Zealanders start tipping in restaurants?

You can't escape it in the US, but Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett is keen on it becoming more common here.

The PM says he TPP "has taken on a bit more relevance as a strategic agreement at a time when the US has pulled back".

TPP has more 'relevance as a strategic agreement' with US out and unpredictable North Korea – Bill English

"We want to get on with the job of working with like minded countries to achieve our trade objectives."

Barry Coates says the deal now has none of the benefits and all of the disadvantages

'Really razor-thin benefits' – New TPP deal is worthless, says Green Party trade spokesperson

"There are a lot of costs for New Zealand, but without the US there are even tinier benefits."

We break out the secret cameras and drill down on the tradesman.

Aucklanders urged to watch out for 'fastest' locksmiths who leave trail of bad locks and big bills

A Fair Go investigation was prompted by two customers and three locksmith firms that complained about Locksmith Auckland's business practices.

It is the reason more and more people are installing monitored alarms, but are they really being monitored?

How do you ensure you're getting the peace of mind you've paid for from alarm monitoring companies?

The sad truth is for many of us, buying and installing a burglar alarm may be no guarantee of beating the bad guys.

Ubco has partnered with an American technology group to help launch the bikes overseas.

Kiwi electric farm bike ready to go global

Ubco has partnered with an American technology group to help launch the bikes overseas.

The Belt and Road initiative is based on the ancient Silk Road trading routes.

China kicking off ambitious new trade plan

The Belt and Road initiative is based on the ancient Silk Road trading routes.

Horticulture New Zealand acting CEO Richard Palmer says poor weather has created considerable shortages of certain crops like lettuce and broccoli.

Can't afford high-priced veges? Choose seasonal options, and spare a thought for farmers during difficult growing season

Horticulture NZ's CEO says it's not only a hard time for consumers - but for farmers too.

At the Marlborough end of the broken coastal highway, businesses that depend on through traffic are near breaking point.

'We've become the biggest cul-de-sac in NZ' - is enough being done to help NZ's small towns hit hard by earthquakes?

At the Marlborough end of the coastal highway, businesses depending on traffic are near breaking point.

Reserve Bank leaves OCR unchanged at 1.75 per cent

Governor Graeme Wheeler hasn't brought forward the timing for a hike as many were expecting.

Auckland Property Investors Association are reviewing relationship with Alan Fong after he sent a controversial DVD to members.

Property investment coach labelled 'dishonest' after advising buyers to target the vulnerable

Auckland Property Investors Association said they were unaware of the content of Ron Hoy Fong's video.

Mondelez International has taken more than $100 million in dividends out of New Zealand in recent years.

Cadbury denies stripping assets before Dunedin factory shutdown decision

Mondelez International has taken more than $100 million in dividends out of New Zealand in recent years.

More than 100 buildings in the capital have been identified as having potentially dangerous frontages which could fall down in a quake.

List of Wellington buildings needing facades earthquake-proofing to be announced

Owners of buildings with unreinforced masonry have until March next year to complete the work.

Unemployment fell from six to five per cent in three months to December, but many workers are trapped in the wrong jobs.

Construction boom helps unemployment rate fall back under five per cent

However, it isn't all good news as annual wage inflation remained flat.

NZME and Fairfax staff react to the Commerce Commission's denial of a proposed merger between their companies.

Fairfax and NZME staff vent frustrations online after Commerce Commission denies media merger

"We'll keep doing our jobs bravely fiercely," one defiant journalist wrote.

The NZ Herald, Stuff and affiliates were attempting to create a huge NZ media empire.

Video: The moment Commerce Commission boss crushes NZME-Fairfax merger dreams

A merged company would have combined two large New Zealand news websites - NZ Herald owned by NZME and Fairfax's Stuff.


We go in search of New Zealand's worst call centres

Fair Go puts a number of Kiwi companies to the test.

Some are asking if spending that much to take part in the Dubai expo is worth it.

Splashing $53 million on NZ pavilion at World Expo a waste of money, say Greens, ACT

The Government believes its investment in the 2020 Dubai expo will pay for itself.

SAN RAFAEL, CA - OCTOBER 30:  A bucket of KFC Extra Crispy fried chicken is displayed October 30, 2006 in San Rafael, California. KFC is phasing out trans fats and plans to use zero trans fat soybean oil for cooking of their Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken as well as other menu items. KFC expects to have all of its 5,500 restaurants in the U.S. switched to the new oil by April 2007.  (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to go on strike tomorrow

Unite Union says staff are underpaid, overworked and have no job security in the case of their job being cut.

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