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NZ land's biggest buyers

Americans have been the biggest buyers of New Zealand land in the past five years although the Chinese topped the list in 2014 alone.



Xero names new CFO

Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, named US-based Douglas Jeffries as its new chief financial officer, replacing Ross Jenkins who will take on the new role…

Briscoe Group may launch loyalty scheme

Briscoe Group, which operates the Briscoes, Rebel Sports, and Living & Giving stores in New Zealand, may introduce a customer loyalty programme this year to stoke growth…



Life & Style

Bar review: The Botanist, Auckland CBD

First drinks: Were inspired by the beautiful blooms at The Botanist - a blushing bottle of Moncellier Central Otago Rosé. Delightfully fruity and not too sweet, the…



Pakistani teachers get gun training

Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban…


Swift 'dead' after Madonna praise

Our social media scout Cam Mansel gives you the run down of things you might have missed in the weird and wonderful world of celebrity social media.



Key's lost opportunity

State of the Nation speeches, so called, are really about the state of the government or the party in opposition at the opening of a new political year. Politicians…



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