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Study finds more visitor accommodation needed

Auckland More visitor accommodation has been identified as the main priority to support the growth of New Zealand's booming tourism industry. Research carried out for Tourism...

Video games may be NZ’s next big thing

Wellington Video games could be New Zealand's next big export with no limit on how big the industry could be come, Green Party MP Gareth...

Fewer farmers pessimistic

Wellington Net confidence edged up in the latest Rabobank confidence survey of New Zealand farmers, with growing optimism in the horticulture, beef and sheep sectors. The...

Man stung over beehive thefts

Whangarei A Northland man has pleaded guilty towards the conclusion of his judge-alone trial to stealing beehive boxes and receiving stolen beehives. Justin Mathew Howes, 25,...

Shoe makers visit their wool source

Dunedin When Nanny Glerup Kristensen felted a pair of boots with wool from her own sheep back in 1993, little did she know that it...

Data deluge swamps investors

Jeremy Crang of Craigs Investment Partners Former Cyclone Debbie did not bring the only deluge this week, as investors had to process a number of large...

Interests associated with tech billionaire Peter Thiel have sold

Wellington Interests associated with tech billionaire Peter Thiel have sold about 1.1 million shares in Xero, reducing the overall holding to below 5%. Mr Thiel's VV...

Wages lag as job listings take off

Auckland A rise in the number of job vacancies means workers should expect offers of heftier pay packets in coming months, one of the country's...

Central Otago wine flavours to savour

Alexandra One of the windiest and coldest summers on record appears to have a silver lining with Central Otago winemakers saying the weather has caused...

Rabobank annual profit down 14%

Wellington Rabobank New Zealand posted a 14% decline in annual profit last year as the rural lending specialist boosted its provisioning for bad debts in...
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