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Facebook tests self-destructing status updates
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:15:05 +1200
Facebook is testing self-destructing messages as a way to encourage users to post more status updates. In a bid to win over users that have moved to more transient platforms, such as Snapchat and Twitter, Facebook could add an option...
What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:27:00 +1200
The global retail and e-commerce giant Amazon is planning to open a warehousing operation in Australia and is considering New Zealand as well. Hamilton City Council member Angela O'Leary is looking for a business romance for her city....
Emerson's Taproom and Restaurant named best in the country
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:06:03 +1200
The team behind the "spiritual home" of an iconic Dunedin craft beer maker has clearly tapped into something special, the bar having been crowned the best in the country.Emerson's Taproom and Restaurant won the prize at the Hospitality...
Government prioritised investors over locals research says
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:43:35 +1200
Cantabrians became "collateral damage" post-earthquake as the Government focused on telling positive stories to attract investors, an academic has said.Victoria University of Wellington architecture head of school Morten Gjerde...
Coffee is under attack from climate change but new plants offer hope
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:09:01 +1200
Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn't sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks' latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in brewing: A tree that can withstand the effects of climate change.Climate change...
Airbus jet designed to win back sales from Boeing takes maiden flight
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:43:18 +1200
Airbus's newest airliner - the A330neo - has made a successful maiden flight, marking an important milestone for both the pan-European plane-maker and Rolls-Royce, which builds the engines for it.The new aircraft is an upgraded...
Foreigner land sale ban could hurt economy:finance expert
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:33 +1200
Clamping down on property and farm sales to foreign buyers would hurt New Zealand's economy, says one expert.Labour and New Zealand First have agreed to restrict sales of residential land and farmland to citizens, permanent residents...
Brian Gaynor: IPOs - assess with care, before you decide to invest
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200
Intueri Education and Metro Glass are standout duds. The dismal performance of Metro Performance Glass has refocused attention on private equity IPOs.How have these IPOs performed, and have private equity firms encouraged investors...
Coming to terms with the e-word
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200
CBL boss Peter Harris is a reluctant 'entrepreneur', finds Hamish Fletcher. Peter Harris doesn't like being called an "entrepreneur" - but that's the category in which he will be representing New Zealand.The insurance boss and...
Fran O'Sullivan: Ardern, Robertson need to reassure business
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200
Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson must move swiftly to stamp their authority on the new Labour-New Zealand First coalition Government and take business with them.Yesterday, Ardern asserted that she would run a "very productive...
Mary Holm: Your call - Risky ride, or no ride at all
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200
Q: I was interested to learn at a recent seminar you ran that I will not necessarily lose all my money if my KiwiSaver provider goes bust - that is, there is an independent body whose responsibility it is to make sure that my money...
Revealed: Police haul of assets from corrupt contractor
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200
A mortgage-free property portfolio worth at least $4 million, bank accounts containing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and a classic 1963 Ford Fairlane are among assets of a corrupt roading contractor seized by police.The haul...
Michelle Dickinson: Learning the language of innovation
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200
Imagine travelling to a foreign country without having to worry about communicating in a different language. This may soon be a possibility thanks to Google's new wireless headphones, which have the power to translate between 40...
What's a pet worth? $1.8b, say Kiwi animal lovers
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200
From cats, to dogs, to goldfish - pets have become a $1.8 billion business. That's how much New Zealanders spent on our animal companions last year.That figure - up from $1.6b in 2011 - includes everything from pet insurance, to...
Is this the worst designed flat ever? Two bedrooms in a $1m apartment are separated by a 10m long public corridor
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:41:38 +1200
An expensive two-bedroom flat in Shanghai has puzzled potential buyers for its jaw-dropping floor plan. The 77.88sq m apartment, priced at nearly five million yuan ($1.08 million), contains two bedrooms that are separated by a long...
KFC Twitter account just sent social media into meltdown
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:43:49 +1200
People on Twitter are calling for the person who runs the KFC Twitter account to get a raise. After reading this post you may agree with them.Twitter user @edgett22 posted a tweet today that has blown people's minds."KFC follows...
Sausages and Sauvignon Blanc: What we eat at Labour Weekend
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:55:34 +1200
Booze and barbecue food is top of Kiwis' shopping lists this Labour Weekend, as the country makes the most of the last three-day break before Christmas.Last year Countdown supermarkets sold more than 51,000 sausages over Labour...
Liam Dann: No 'new Government hangover'
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:12:21 +1200
There's always a morning after, when left-leaning governments take power. The world of business and financial markets is seldom enamoured with such results. But my hangovers usually last longer than this one.The New Zealand...
New Government could cut immigration numbers 'overnight'
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:42:13 +1200
The new Labour-led Government could slash immigration numbers "overnight" once it takes power, says former Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere.With net migration at 71,000 in the year to September, Prime Minister-in-waiting Jacinda...
First Qantas Dreamliner touches down in Sydney
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:42:10 +1200
Qantas' first Boeing 787-9 touched down in Sydney today after a low-level swoop down the city's harbour trailed by helicopters shooting footage of the plane.The plane, VH-ZNA, was greeted by more than 1000 staff, politicians and...

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