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Advice for parents: Get 'pre-nup' protection
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:47
Blenheim lawyer Audrey Seaton says a formal property agreement can ensure money stays in the family should their son or daughter's relationship hit the rocks a few months or years down the line.


Cinderella story has a dark economic message
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:24
Once upon a time, during a brief egalitarian period in postwar America, people of different classes did not live in separate worlds. The promise of mobility and prosperity was alive throughout the land. In 1950, Walt Disney Productions was saved from bankruptcy with its smash hit Cinderella, which audiences cheered at a time when the future looked bright and it was still possible for the dream of marrying up to come true.


Christchurch recovers its property mojo
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:11
Christchurch continues to grow at an amazing rate, with a string of commercial property projects suddenly jumping off the drawing board.


Bad eggs - is your Easter chocolate sustainable?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:16
The country has got its second Fairtrade Easter egg, with the Wellington Chocolate Factory's glamorous, salted brittle caramel egg joining the Cadbury Dairy Milk in carrying the blue and green logo.


Crane Brothers : a life in fashion
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:33
Murray Crane is always in a suit. The founder and owner of Crane Brothers tailors is a walking, two-piece, brand. At cafes on Auckland's on-trend Ponsonby Rd while the rest of the jetset sip flat whites in Nikes and exercise pants, Crane wears pinstripes. He wears suits on his long-haul flights to Europe to visit cloth mills.


Reddit CEO loses Silicon Valley sexism lawsuit
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:08
A California jury has soundly rejected the chief executive of Reddit's claims of gender discrimination by her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks and exposed how women fare in the male-dominated world of venture capital.


Investors backing Lincoln University farms
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:00
Major companies are putting big money into Lincoln University's growing demonstration and research farms base.


$80m hi-tech tower to replace Wellington's BP House
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:46
A new $80 million office block is set to replace the quake-damaged BP House on Wellington's waterfront.


Joseph Janus still kneading dough after 35 years
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:15
For Joseph Janus, you could say that flour runs through his veins. The third-generation baker is this year celebrating 35 years of practising his art, and 25 years in business.


Flashback: Air New Zealand off to a flying start 75 years ago
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:11
The ashtrays were exquisite and the outfits sublime when the jet age arrived in New Zealand.


Henderson wins chance for more argument against bankruptcy
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:41
Bankrupt Christchurch businessman David Ian Henderson has persuaded the Court of Appeal to grant him a chance to further argue his case against the Official Assignee.


Cricket fans go batty for the handmade touch
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:10
Kiwi cricket bat maker Laver & Wood is having a good World Cup with orders up 20 per cent this month, before today's final is even played.


KiwiRail cost-saving plan 'nuts'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:47
Cash-strapped KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines - a move which will horrify environmentalists and could see the loss of hundreds of jobs.


Mayors agree to fund up to half of Wellington airport's runway extension
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:33
Regional mayors are pledging ratepayers' money to help get a longer Wellington Airport runway across the line.


Fonterra adds more milk powder to auction
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00
Fonterra has announced it will increase the amount of milk powder for sale on the GlobalDairyTrade platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction on April 1.


Special investigation: 1080 activists in spotlight
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:12
A small number of anti-1080 extremists dominate the police suspect list for the infant formula threat, <a href="" target="_blank">as the deadline set by the offender looms</a>.


Cera spent $1.8m on extra land
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:00
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.


Trigger-happy GST critics miss bullseye
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:30
All over the country right now small-game shooters are sorting out their teams and sighting in their rifles in anticipation of Central Otago's Great Easter Bunny Hunt. Now in its 24th year, this iconic event accounts for anything up to 30,000 noxious animals in less than a day, giving some precious relief to under-siege farmers.


Cat food linked to slavery ring
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:25
Kiwi cat owners who buy their moggies Fancy Feast or Iams branded food may have unwittingly supported a slavery ring in Southeast Asia.


Investor cash sought for trainer
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:43
The future of a new training bike has been put to a community vote on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.


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