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    Good pay, great conditions - what makes a good employer>


    OPINION: New Zealand's a small place and word gets around about the places you just don't want to work; and those you'd love to get a job offer...

    OPINION: New Zealand's a small place and word gets around about the places you just don't want to work; and those you'd love to get a job offer from.
    Why I'm happy to call myself a farmer's wife, not a farmer

    Why I'm happy to call myself a farmer's wife, not a farmer


    OPINION: I am a dairy farmer's wife, mother, grandmother and a former hairdresser. I have a big heart, great work ethic and an innate ability to string several swear words together to form a sentence, a talent which I place firmly and squarely on my...

    OPINION: I am a dairy farmer's wife, mother, grandmother and a former hairdresser. I have a big heart, great work ethic and an innate ability to string several swear words together to form a sentence, a talent which I place firmly and squarely on my Irish father's shoulders.
    Court orders untangle property partnership that turned hostile

    Court orders untangle property partnership that turned hostile


    A property-owning partnership descended into hostility with complaints of food smells, disconnected power, and unpaid bills, a court has...

    A property-owning partnership descended into hostility with complaints of food smells, disconnected power, and unpaid bills, a court has found.
    WorkSafe investigation following carbon monoxide poisoning in New Plymouth office block

    WorkSafe investigation following carbon monoxide poisoning in New Plymouth office block


    A WorkSafe investigation is underway after five office staff in downtown New Plymouth were hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning from a suspected faulty work site...

    A WorkSafe investigation is underway after five office staff in downtown New Plymouth were hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning from a suspected faulty work site generator.
    The forgotten generation falling between cracks

    The forgotten generation falling between cracks


    Holly was born in the early 1980s - making her a "Xennial" part of the mini-generation born in the years that preceded the arrival of...

    Holly was born in the early 1980s - making her a "Xennial" part of the mini-generation born in the years that preceded the arrival of "Millennials".
    Stakes rise in legal stoush over Callaghan Innovation grant

    Stakes rise in legal stoush over Callaghan Innovation grant


    Damages of $57 million are now being sought against government grants agency Callaghan Innovation by Trends Publishing, in a lawsuit that is due to kick off at the High Court in Auckland in a...

    Damages of $57 million are now being sought against government grants agency Callaghan Innovation by Trends Publishing, in a lawsuit that is due to kick off at the High Court in Auckland in a fortnight.
    Couple concerned activists targeting their lifestyle property

    Couple concerned activists targeting their lifestyle property


    Suspicious behaviour and intruders lurking on his farm, has led a South Canterbury alpaca farmer to believe he is being targeted by animal rights...

    Suspicious behaviour and intruders lurking on his farm, has led a South Canterbury alpaca farmer to believe he is being targeted by animal rights activists.
    Bagging a bargain - supermarkets reward customers who bring their own bags

    Bagging a bargain - supermarkets reward customers who bring their own bags


    New Zealand supermarkets are rewarding customers who remember to bring their own shopping bags, but not quite to the level of their Australian...

    New Zealand supermarkets are rewarding customers who remember to bring their own shopping bags, but not quite to the level of their Australian counterparts. 
    Erskine College demolition underway as massive development begins

    Erskine College demolition underway as massive development begins


    ​ The walls are coming down at​ Erskine College, the treasured Catholic school in Island Bay, to make way for 96...

    ​ The walls are coming down at​ Erskine College, the treasured Catholic school in Island Bay, to make way for 96 townhouses.
    Petrol spike to send inflation higher, but end to low interest rates unlikely

    Petrol spike to send inflation higher, but end to low interest rates unlikely


    Higher oil prices and a weaker New Zealand dollar are expected to see inflation hit 2 per cent later this year, although the increase may be...

    Higher oil prices and a weaker New Zealand dollar are expected to see inflation hit 2 per cent later this year, although the increase may be fleeting.
    Country of origin proposal scaled back

    Country of origin proposal scaled back


    Two weeks before the deadline for public submissions on mandatory country of origin labelling, a pared-back version of the proposed law has been...

    Two weeks before the deadline for public submissions on mandatory country of origin labelling, a pared-back version of the proposed law has been released.
    Nearly all Kiwi receive drinking water that meets chemical standards

    Nearly all Kiwi receive drinking water that meets chemical standards


    Last year about 98 per cent of New Zealanders received water that met the necessary chemical standards, a recent report from the Ministry of Health...

    Last year about 98 per cent of New Zealanders received water that met the necessary chemical standards, a recent report from the Ministry of Health says.