Auckland childcare company offering 14-hour days to suit parents' work habits

The centre is also considering providing overnight education.


Watch: Hundreds of excited shoppers flock to opening of Invercargill's first Kmart

Shoppers cheered when the store on Clyde Street opened this morning.


Vast majority of Kiwis want businesses to champion sustainability, survey finds

“People actually want to see those claims about sustainability coming through in advertising and the way brands talk about themselves because people want this information."


'Intimidation' of public feared if Tauranga begging ban overturned – community advocate

Sally Benning told Seven Sharp the bylaw has "worked really, really well".

Google launches cloud-based gaming service Stadia today, but experts aren't convinced

Some say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme.

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner sells stake in beauty empire for $900 million

The 22-year-old sold her 51 per cent share in Kylie Cosmetics to CoverGirl owner Coty.

Reserve Bank increases supervision of BNZ after identifying 'a number of errors'

The central bank is requiring the BNZ to increase it supervisory capital overlay by $250 million.

Overseas investment shake-up sees extra step for water bottling consents

The changes will bring in a 'national interest test' and introduce a national security 'call in power'.

Thousands of McDonald's workers in NZ to receive 'millions' in holiday back pay

The incorrect payments could apply to workers as far back as November 2009.


Air NZ expects 14k customers will be affected by 'unavoidable' engine checks over holidays

The airline said it has been working to minimise disruption but schedule changes are now unavoidable.

New proposals to fix 'power imbalance' between landlords and renters outlined

Proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act include making the period between rent rises longer, and forcing landlords to give a reason when evicting tenants.


Qantas test-runs nearly 20-hour non-stop flight from London to Sydney

A final decision on whether the ultra-long haul flights will become a commercial reality is expected by the year’s end.

Amazon protesting Pentagon's $10b contract with Microsoft

The tech giant is citing 'unmistakable bias' in the contracting process.

Thousands of Countdown supermarket workers to get living wage pay rise

Around 15,000 workers will be paid $3.55 more per hour from September 2020.

'Ongoing trend' of plastic contamination in Foodstuffs pre-packaged butchery products, MPI says

So far at least 10 recall notices have been issued for some New World and Pak'n Save and FreshChoice supermarkets.

New Zealand's median house price at record high after passing $600k for first time

New data from REINZ shows an annual increase across New Zealand of 8.2% in October.

Coca-Cola slammed by NZ Dental Association for 'appalling' use of te reo in marketing

It says slogans such as "Share a Coke with Whānau" are cynical and exploitative of "poor Māori oral health statistics, and high rates of diabetes".


Official cash rate remains unchanged at one per cent - Reserve Bank

In August the official cash rate was cut by 0.5 percentage points to the current rate.


Infrastructure Commission promises faster projects; sets sights on 500 over next decade

The commission will advise the Government on projects, bottlenecks, timing, and look at industry resources to get jobs done.

Tip Top re-launches Goody Goody Gum Drops on a stick and it's here for good

The last time we saw it was in 2008 when it was released as a limited edition.

Moving Auckland's port north would be 'stupid' according to Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Michael Barnett said moving the port would effectively be a "tax on Aucklanders".

TVNZ appoints new board chair

Andy Coupe will take over from Dame Therese Walsh.


Petition calling for clear, compulsory recycling labels on packaging garners 46k signatures

It would show if the package is made of recycled material and can be recycled in NZ.

Shares for NZ-based tech company Xero surge to all-time high

The cloud accounting software firm swung to a $1.34 million first-half profit on a near one-third rise in revenue.

BNZ's annual earnings drop seven per cent to $1.02 billion

The bank says it's been impacted by a number of one-off issues.


Completion date for SkyCity's convention centre to be revealed next February

The huge fire at the site last month has added to delays in its construction.

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