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    Taranaki florist business started with flowers for soldiers

    Taranaki florist business started with flowers for soldiers


    Elizabeth Lovell's prowess with making wreaths came to the fore as soldiers were welcomed home to Hāwera after the First World War...

    Elizabeth Lovell's prowess with making wreaths came to the fore as soldiers were welcomed home to Hāwera after the First World War ended.
    Taxi driver describes beating, boot, and burning ordeal

    Taxi driver describes beating, boot, and burning ordeal


    A taxi driver says surviving being beaten, kidnapped and left in the boot of a burning car showed that God loved him, a jury has...

    A taxi driver says surviving being beaten, kidnapped and left in the boot of a burning car showed that God loved him, a jury has heard.
    National co-working day sees free trial for prospective users

    National co-working day sees free trial for prospective users


    Shared office spaces nationwide are opening their doors to prospective users for free on May 22 to showcase what they have to...

    Shared office spaces nationwide are opening their doors to prospective users for free on May 22 to showcase what they have to offer.
    Cheapskates to move from Cuba St after more than three decades

    Cheapskates to move from Cuba St after more than three decades


    Roller-blades were not yet a thing and a group called NWA had just brought out an album called Straight Outta Compton when Dave Green set up his shop on lower Cuba...

    Roller-blades were not yet a thing and a group called NWA had just brought out an album called Straight Outta Compton when Dave Green set up his shop on lower Cuba St.
    Cuba Street Fruit Mart - the end of a Wellington institution

    Cuba Street Fruit Mart - the end of a Wellington institution


    For more than 50 years, the Dayal family's fruit and vege shop has looked on as Cuba St transformed from butchers and fishmongers to trendy cafes and hipster boutiques. Nikki Macdonald joined them for the last days of one of the city's last urban...

    For more than 50 years, the Dayal family's fruit and vege shop has looked on as Cuba St transformed from butchers and fishmongers to trendy cafes and hipster boutiques. Nikki Macdonald joined them for the last days of one of the city's last urban greengrocers. 
    Lip service for sustainable businesses not enough

    Lip service for sustainable businesses not enough


    Higher costs mean sustainable businesses aren't getting a look in despite generating positive social outcomes, one  employer...

    Higher costs mean sustainable businesses aren't getting a look in despite generating positive social outcomes, one  employer says.
    Hawera clothing company makes changes after $52,500 fine

    Hawera clothing company makes changes after $52,500 fine


    A Taranaki company fined $52,500 for selling safety jackets that did not provide the stated standard of burn protection says it has made changes to protect its...

    A Taranaki company fined $52,500 for selling safety jackets that did not provide the stated standard of burn protection says it has made changes to protect its customers.
    Kiwifruit business ordered to pay over $30k for underpaying workers

    Kiwifruit business ordered to pay over $30k for underpaying workers


    A Bay of Plenty kiwifruit picking business has been fined and ordered to pay more than $30,000 for avoiding minimum wages and illegally deducting money from a...

    A Bay of Plenty kiwifruit picking business has been fined and ordered to pay more than $30,000 for avoiding minimum wages and illegally deducting money from a worker.
    Ashen: Kiwi-made Xbox adventure highlights NZ's booming game industry

    Ashen: Kiwi-made Xbox adventure highlights NZ's booming game industry


    At New Zealand's International Games Festival Play by Play in Wellington last month, gamers from across the country gathered to get a glimpse of the future of the NZ game...

    At New Zealand's International Games Festival Play by Play in Wellington last month, gamers from across the country gathered to get a glimpse of the future of the NZ game industry.
    Hawke's Bay eco-business churns organic waste to energy

    Hawke's Bay eco-business churns organic waste to energy


    Mike Guilford's self-contained waste remediation system could be a game-changer for commercial waste...

    Mike Guilford's self-contained waste remediation system could be a game-changer for commercial waste producers.
    Whitianga DVD rental store owner says key to survival is to diversify

    Whitianga DVD rental store owner says key to survival is to diversify


    While DVD stores throughout the country are shutting up shop, a bustling business in the Coromandel Peninsula holiday destination of Whitianga is bucking the...

    While DVD stores throughout the country are shutting up shop, a bustling business in the Coromandel Peninsula holiday destination of Whitianga is bucking the trend.