Enhanced free-to-air service looming

Free-to-air television starts marketing an upgraded “Freeview Plus” service this month.It is playing catch-up after a flood of new technology and changes to the way people view programming.Freeview Plus will increase the library…

Drought premium gone as world dairy prices fall

Dairy prices fell sharply at the latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction, bringing to an end the so-called “drought premium” built in to prices over February.The 10.8 per cent price reversal at the GDT auction put downward pressure…

F&P Appliances' losses drop as global sales grow

Fisher & Paykel Appliances, the Auckland-based manufacturer and consumer credit company owned by China’s Haier Group, narrowed its full-year loss in 2014 after sales growth across all its markets drove a 46 percent gain in revenue.The…

Climb the career ladder by doing good

The world is awash with lifestyle bloggers showing off their healthy breakfasts and YouTube sensations seeking the limelight, but, under the radar, New Zealanders are flying the flag in aid organisations, in the UN and taking up careers…

Mary Holm: Super options can get you a home

I am a 36-year-old widow on $50,000 a year. I have a student loan and no other debt, and $6000 saved up. My daughter is 8 years old, and I would like to own my own house in an area with a good college in five years’ time.It sounds…

Jury orders Chrysler to pay $150M in Jeep fire death

NEW YORK (AP) ” A jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed when a Jeep Grand Cherokee exploded into flames three years ago after being rear-ended. The jury said Chrysler, the maker of Jeeps,…