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    Drug trafficker owns operation at centre of strawberry scandal

    Drug trafficker owns operation at centre of strawberry scandal


    A fruit growing and packing business at the centre of the Australian strawberry contamination scandal is owned by a convicted drug trafficker named in a confidential report on organised...

    A fruit growing and packing business at the centre of the Australian strawberry contamination scandal is owned by a convicted drug trafficker named in a confidential report on organised crime.
    Finding your website has been copied is now a common shock

    Finding your website has been copied is now a common shock


    Building websites and attracting big audiences to come and visit can take millions of dollars and years of hard...

    Building websites and attracting big audiences to come and visit can take millions of dollars and years of hard work.
    NZ tourism 'asleep at the wheel'

    NZ tourism 'asleep at the wheel'


    The idea of building a new international airport in the deep south has a "pigs might fly" ring about it when so much of our tourism infrastructure spending is going into toilets and car...

    The idea of building a new international airport in the deep south has a "pigs might fly" ring about it when so much of our tourism infrastructure spending is going into toilets and car parks. 
    Don't be spooked by October market hoodoo

    Don't be spooked by October market hoodoo


    OPINION: As October approaches some professional investors are prone to letting superstition get the better of...

    OPINION: As October approaches some professional investors are prone to letting superstition get the better of them.
    What are you sacrificing, to pay for your wedding?

    What are you sacrificing, to pay for your wedding?


    OPINION: Your wedding day is a magical day. Nerves, romance, heart-felt vows and the start of a new life as a...

    OPINION: Your wedding day is a magical day. Nerves, romance, heart-felt vows and the start of a new life as a couple.
    Resistance builds to central Auckland retail rents

    Resistance builds to central Auckland retail rents


    Resistance is building among international retailers facing high rents along Auckland's prime retail strip in Queen...

    Resistance is building among international retailers facing high rents along Auckland's prime retail strip in Queen St.
    Sleeping killer - the transport industry gets a wake up call over fatigue

    Sleeping killer - the transport industry gets a wake up call over fatigue


    It's every motorist's worst nightmare – rounding a corner to find a fully laden 50 tonne truck and trailer unit hurtling straight at you with the driver asleep at the...

    It's every motorist's worst nightmare – rounding a corner to find a fully laden 50 tonne truck and trailer unit hurtling straight at you with the driver asleep at the wheel.
    KiwiBuild will benefit the few, not the many: Economist

    KiwiBuild will benefit the few, not the many: Economist


    ​KiwiBuild could prove to be a lottery giving some first-home buyers a financial headstart in life, leaving others lagging in their...

    ​KiwiBuild could prove to be a lottery giving some first-home buyers a financial headstart in life, leaving others lagging in their wake.
    David Slack: More missed opportunites

    David Slack: More missed opportunites


    OPINION: Back in the last century there was a shop I walked past each day outside the ferry building selling magazines, chewing gum, umbrellas, Coke, all of life's little essentials. There would always be one or two or five people in there handing over...

    OPINION: Back in the last century there was a shop I walked past each day outside the ferry building selling magazines, chewing gum, umbrellas, Coke, all of life's little essentials. There would always be one or two or five people in there handing over their one, two or five-dollar notes.  People used cash back then. They all bought newspapers. It was such a different time, 1994.
    Legends of NZ's coffee scene: The Kiwis who shaped what we drink

    Legends of NZ's coffee scene: The Kiwis who shaped what we drink


    New Zealand's billion-dollar coffee scene as we know it today is largely due to a group of 80s and 90s Kiwi roasters and...

    New Zealand's billion-dollar coffee scene as we know it today is largely due to a group of 80s and 90s Kiwi roasters and businessmen.
    The US-China trade war is in full swing, NZ stands to benefit

    The US-China trade war is in full swing, NZ stands to benefit


    OPINION: The trade war is escalating. The United States has slapped new tariffs on Chinese products, China has retaliated and The US has promised to retaliate...

    OPINION: The trade war is escalating. The United States has slapped new tariffs on Chinese products, China has retaliated and The US has promised to retaliate further.
    Taranaki gets a taste of local brewing talent following big win

    Taranaki gets a taste of local brewing talent following big win


    When Kelly Ryan finished university he didn't like beer and was eyeing a job at Fonterra as a microbiologist or food...

    When Kelly Ryan finished university he didn't like beer and was eyeing a job at Fonterra as a microbiologist or food scientist.
    End of the road for regulatory authority's insider trading prosecution

    End of the road for regulatory authority's insider trading prosecution


    The Financial Markets Authority has lost its first insider trading case after a jury found Hamish Marc Sansom not guilty of selling Eroad shares as a result of a tip from a fellow company...

    The Financial Markets Authority has lost its first insider trading case after a jury found Hamish Marc Sansom not guilty of selling Eroad shares as a result of a tip from a fellow company employee.
    Search for a widow's money leads to court door

    Search for a widow's money leads to court door


    The mysterious disappearance of perhaps $450,000 is behind an attempt to corral what may be the only remaining property of a vulnerable Wellington widow who died nearly three years...

    The mysterious disappearance of perhaps $450,000 is behind an attempt to corral what may be the only remaining property of a vulnerable Wellington widow who died nearly three years ago.
    Millionaire Craig Heatley rates Jacinda Ardern at book launch shared with John Key

    Millionaire Craig Heatley rates Jacinda Ardern at book launch shared with John Key


    Luck and ruthlessness played their part in the success of rich lister Craig Heatley who spoke to nearly 400 people who paid $100 each to hear him talk at Addington Raceway in Christchurch over a...

    Luck and ruthlessness played their part in the success of rich lister Craig Heatley who spoke to nearly 400 people who paid $100 each to hear him talk at Addington Raceway in Christchurch over a luncheon.