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    $70k fine, $130k reparations for farm worker's tractor death

    $70k fine, $130k reparations for farm worker's tractor death


     A farmer has been fined $70,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $130,000 after his worker was killed in a tractor...

     A farmer has been fined $70,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $130,000 after his worker was killed in a tractor incident.
    Oil ban puts New Zealand on a 'black list' for investment, service companies claim

    Oil ban puts New Zealand on a 'black list' for investment, service companies claim


    A body representing seismic testing companies is demanding more than $100 million in compensation for its members if the Government passes a ban on issuing new exploration...

    A body representing seismic testing companies is demanding more than $100 million in compensation for its members if the Government passes a ban on issuing new exploration permits.
    7000 open letters delivered to Sistema, asking for better worker pay

    7000 open letters delivered to Sistema, asking for better worker pay


    A union delegation has presented plastics manufacturer Sistema with 7000 open letters calling for it to improve the pay and conditions of its...

    A union delegation has presented plastics manufacturer Sistema with 7000 open letters calling for it to improve the pay and conditions of its workers.
    Channel Three owner MediaWorks reportedly circled by Aussie advertising firm QMS

    Channel Three owner MediaWorks reportedly circled by Aussie advertising firm QMS


    MediaWorks, owner of TV channel Three, says it has no comment on a report in an Australian newspaper that it may be about to be taken over by a billboard...

    MediaWorks, owner of TV channel Three, says it has no comment on a report in an Australian newspaper that it may be about to be taken over by a billboard company.
    KFC operator Restaurant Brands a tasty target for Mexican investor

    KFC operator Restaurant Brands a tasty target for Mexican investor


    Shares in Restaurant Brands have jumped more than 14 per cent after a major Mexican company flagged a $881 million offer for a controlling stake in Restaurant...

    Shares in Restaurant Brands have jumped more than 14 per cent after a major Mexican company flagged a $881 million offer for a controlling stake in Restaurant Brands.
    Sky TV shareholder hits out at board member Derek Handley

    Sky TV shareholder hits out at board member Derek Handley


    Sky TV board member Derek Handley has been dragged over the coals by a shareholder concerned about the entrepreneur's chequered...

    Sky TV board member Derek Handley has been dragged over the coals by a shareholder concerned about the entrepreneur's chequered history.
    Tax-free internet shopping to end next October

    Tax-free internet shopping to end next October


    GST will go on internet shopping purchases from overseas from October next year, the Government has...

    GST will go on internet shopping purchases from overseas from October next year, the Government has confirmed.
    Housing development ad selling 'Kiwiness' labelled disrespectful

    Housing development ad selling 'Kiwiness' labelled disrespectful


    A KiwiBuild developer's suggestion that "we've lost our Kiwiness" has been labelled disrespectful by a top sociology...

    A KiwiBuild developer's suggestion that "we've lost our Kiwiness" has been labelled disrespectful by a top sociology professor.
    Surge in spot power prices proves stressful for Flick Electric customers

    Surge in spot power prices proves stressful for Flick Electric customers


    Power retailer Flick Electric has customers experiencing such high spot prices many are opting to switch services – but at least one other retailer is refusing to take them on as...

    Power retailer Flick Electric has customers experiencing such high spot prices many are opting to switch services – but at least one other retailer is refusing to take them on as customers.
    Working group recommends employment overhaul for screen industry

    Working group recommends employment overhaul for screen industry


    Workers in New Zealand's screen industry will be allowed to bargain collectively again under a model proposed by the Government-convened Film Industry Working...

    Workers in New Zealand's screen industry will be allowed to bargain collectively again under a model proposed by the Government-convened Film Industry Working Group.
    Leading salmon exporter recognises international culinary excellence

    Leading salmon exporter recognises international culinary excellence


    Infusing salmon with a drizzle of Disney, Irish megalithic art or a homage to late chef Anthony Bourdain were some of the mouth-watering creations at an international culinary challenge with a...

    Infusing salmon with a drizzle of Disney, Irish megalithic art or a homage to late chef Anthony Bourdain were some of the mouth-watering creations at an international culinary challenge with a difference.
    BNZ banks on selfies to let new customers open accounts

    BNZ banks on selfies to let new customers open accounts


    BNZ will let new customers prove their identity and open bank accounts online by videoing their passport and taking a "video...

    BNZ will let new customers prove their identity and open bank accounts online by videoing their passport and taking a "video selfie".
    Wife of businessman Yikun Zhang says they hosted Simon Bridges for dinner

    Wife of businessman Yikun Zhang says they hosted Simon Bridges for dinner


    A businessman who rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross alleged provided $100,000 in donations to Simon Bridges hosted the National Party leader for dinner, his wife...

    A businessman who rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross alleged provided $100,000 in donations to Simon Bridges hosted the National Party leader for dinner, his wife says.
    Air New Zealand does deal for autonomous air taxis

    Air New Zealand does deal for autonomous air taxis


    Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks have signed an agreement to bring the world's first autonomous electric air taxi service to New...

    Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks have signed an agreement to bring the world's first autonomous electric air taxi service to New Zealand.