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China's growth slows to 24-year low
China's growth slows to 24-year low

China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses…

Countdown intimidated Lotto - Jones

Labour MP Shane Jones has lashed out at Countdown once again, this time accusing the supermarket giant of squeezing hundreds…

Genesis shares scaled back to $5000

The Genesis Energy public share offer has been heavily scaled back, with a cap of $5000 worth of shares set on general applications…

It's time to stop hating Google Glass

Ever since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has moved from "that's amazing" to "if you…

Tobacco tax a drag as inflation puffs higher
Tobacco tax a drag as inflation puffs higher

Consumer prices rose 0.3pc in the first quarter as a hike in tobacco taxes was offset by cheaper in-season vegetables.

'Shoebox' apartment ban should go
'Shoebox' apartment ban should go

A real estate agency boss has backed a call this week by finance minister Bill English to relax rules designed to stamp…

Small Business: Chocolatiers - Kako Chocolate
Small Business: Chocolatiers - Kako Chocolate

Stu Jordan is founder and executive chocolatier at Kako Chocolate, an Auckland-based chocolate manufacturer and chocolate…

World dairy prices slip overnight
World dairy prices slip overnight

Dairy product prices have kept falling in the latest overnight, falling 2.6 per cent to 14-month low, paced by whole milk…

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NZ shares joined global rally
NZ shares joined global rally

New Zealand stocks joined a global rally as US company earnings growth lifted sentiment for equity markets…

NZ dollar drops to nine-day low

The New Zealand dollar dropped to a nine-day low after slower than expected inflation raised questions over the track of…

Team NZ site flagged for hotel

A Beijing developer has won the right to build a $200 million five-star hotel on the Auckland waterfront site currently…

Ex-AB's spit-roast franchise

Former All Black Justin Marshall is bringing a popular Australian mobile spit-roast business to New Zealand.

Havens leave US taxpayers $1,259 tab each - report
Havens leave US taxpayers $1,259 tab each - report

Taxpayers would need to pay an average of $1,259 more a year to make up the federal and state taxes…

Fran O'Sullivan: Fonterra ramps up China strategy

Fonterra has come to a compelling realisation it will need to develop "Chinese feet".

China Business: Tim Groser: Our China footprint

The showpiece of the NZ presence in China will be the new embassy being built in Beijing, says Tim Groser.

Chorus lifts broadband connections

Chorus, the network operator spun out of Telecom in 2011, increased its broadband connections by 1.1 percent in the first…

Signs of danger 'ignored'

Accounting standards were already tight in the lead-up to the global financial crisis, but they didn't stop several major…

Accused in know: Crown
Accused in know: Crown

A now-disbarred lawyer accused of helping a property developer borrow millions of dollars from a finance…

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