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The grassed and the furious

Few things are as satisfying as a freshly cut lawn.

You're not the only one to fight with your lawnmower - unreliable, but Kiwis still love them.

When rebranding goes wrong video

Branding can go horribly wrong.

The Tasman Makos have done it, as has Instagram, and there’s talk of rebranding Blenheim.

Auckland 'uninhabitable'

Young people are disappointed by the lack of initiatives in the Budget to build more affordable homes such as these ones ...

Young Aucklanders bitterly disappointed the Budget did little to fix the housing crisis.

'I'm waiting for the carrots' video

Amanda Papp-Goodhue and Glen Goodhue with children Luke, 2 and Georgia, 3, and dog Pipi.

Wellington family write off Bill English's latest Budget as a dull and drab affair.

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United on smoking, divided on Budget

Housing and education were two points of contention for National Minister Paula Bennett and Labour deputy leader Annette ...

Annette King and Paula Bennett disagree on many things, but tobacco isn't one of them.

MidCentral gets unexpected boost

MidCentral District Health Board's coffers have had a larger-than-expected boost in this year's Budget announcements.

Recap: Facebook chat with Bill English video

What would you like to ask Finance minister Bill English about the 2016 Budget?

We talked to Finance Minister Bill English after he delivered his eigth Budget.

Budget 2016: A family's take

It was another loud, busy Thursday night in the Hickman household, but they managed to take a few minute to discuss ...

"I'm really disappointed at the proportion of the health spending that Christchurch gets."

Southland looks to 2020 average wage

Aerial of Waituna Lagoon, looking back onto Stewart Island, Bluff Hill and Tiwai Point.

Southland needs innovation to meet projected average wage of $63,000.

Regions still lack housing video

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People gather to protest the demolition of state houses between ...

Not enough homes for Palmerston North's need, let alone Auckland's homeless too.

MPs disagree over budget effects video

MP for Rangitata, National's Jo Goodhew, says a series of budget measures designed to boost innovation could also help ...

A South Canterbury MP says the Government's budget addresses local economic issues.

'Where's our money?' schools ask video

Targeted funding was the new buzzword for education in this year's budget.

OPINION: Schools are increasingly relying on parents' pockets, so it's no wonder they're shocked by a Government funding freeze.

The Budget in politicians' words

Finance Minister Bill English has delivered his eighth Budget - what did politicians have to say about it?

Are the Budget numbers making your head spin? Here are the key quotes from the day.

Too steep to bike

Riders push up the first climb out of Ship Cove at the northern end of the Queen Charlotte Track.

Plans to make a popular Marlborough Sounds track easier to cycle are picking up speed.

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Credit file errors challenged

It can take weeks for a mistake in your credit file to be rectified.

Hundreds check their credit files for mistakes, and more than half the time they're justified.

Don't put your money in the bank

What do you do if you've saved $20,000 but you're hardly getting any interest from it?

Millions of years lost

What's your 'health age'?

Panama Papers

Pedro Almodovar's Julieta video

Director Pedro Almodovar leaves the Juliet' premier.

"If the Panama Papers were a film," the acclaimed Spanish director said, "we wouldn't even be credited as extras."

Greens donor in Panama Papers

Forbes Elworthy donated $15,000 to the Green Party in 2011 during the election campaign.

A wealthy Kiwi who gave the Greens $15,000 has been listed in the documents leaks.

Key reveals NZ trust numbers video

John Key's former lawyer Ken Whitney.

Prime Minister John Key says only 200 out of 500,000 MF trusts are linked to New Zealand. Oh, and Greenpeace has one.

The Kiwi trust wizard

Auckland accountant and lawyer Roger Thompson has been named as being associated with the Panama Papers leak.

He once worked for IRD, now his nondescript Auckland office is claimed to be a centre of tax haven activity.

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Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Brain injury from ladder fall

Matthew Wright, who was 21 at the time, suffered a brain injury when he fell off a faulty ladder, Wellington District ...

Builder must pay $60,000 after a faulty ladder slipped out from under a young apprentice.

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

No action against bar directors

The company behind Parrot and Jigger, Whistle Stop and Station Cafe Casino was placed in liquidation in 2015, running up ...

Liquidators will not take action against Lower Hutt bars after investigating if they were trading while insolvent.

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Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Who are your mentors?

Mark Fisher, managing director of recruitment firm Eighty4 Recruitment.

Would you call anyone your mentor? Have you ever considered finding a mentor? What on earth is a mentor in today's world and how the hell do you find one!

Friends at work?

Recruitment expert Mark Fisher.

Five reasons why hanging out with your workmates is good for business.

Weta extends collectables

Weta Workshop collectibles head of department Leonard Ellis, left, and concept designer and author Daniel Falconer who ...

Weta Workshop is expanding its line of miniature models after demand from collectors to create scenes.

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The Budget and confidence

Following this year's Budget, it's likely that business will be feeling more rather than less confident, BusinessNZ ...

OPINION: One of the main tasks of the Budget is to give confidence.

When the kids just won't leave

Half of British kippers do no food shopping, half pay no rent and 84 per cent of parents are still doing their laundry.

OPINION: Visitors are like fish. They go off after three days. But what if they are your kids, your adult kids.

Never fret the Fed

Wall Street saw an upswing on Wednesday on speculation rates would rise in the US.

Something unusual and encouraging has happened overnight on Wall Street.

Japan exporters' forgotten land?

"Japanese consumers are sophisticated, well-travelled, well-educated and they know what they value and are prepared to ...

OPINION: Finding pockets of growth in Japan's high margin market might be harder, but also more rewarding for Kiwi exporters.

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Farmers give Budget thumbs up

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston.

 Federated Farmers say science and innovation funding positive for future.

Milk price not near break even

Federated Farmers dairy industry group chair Andrew Hoggard says Fonterra's price needs to be at least $1 higher for ...

Fonterra is dampening down farmer expectations with a low season opening price.

Dairy hits Waikato economy

Waikato dropped four places in the March quarter on the scoreboard, down to eight out of the 16 regions in ASB's ...

Waikato's thriving housing market helps offset the dairy sector's struggles.

Slow road for chilled meat

Shanghai Maling head of investment Henry Wu talks to a group of Silver Ferns Farms farmer shareholders.

Chilled meat exports to China won't happen overnight.

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Gina Rinehart no longer richest

Triguboff, owner and head of Meriton Group, is number one on the BRW Rich List with A$10.62 billion (NZ$11.39b) wealth.

Surging real estate has seen a property developer crowned Australia's richest person.

Budget 'stable platform'

There were no surprises in the Budget for business.

Wellington business leaders are not in awe of the bland Budget, but it will help businesses grow.

Bank laughs off $131m glitch

"I was pretty shocked," says Matthew Pearce of his unexpected windfall.

Matthew Pearce found a surprise windfall in his account, but his bank was chill about it - for two weeks.

Never fret the Fed

Wall Street saw an upswing on Wednesday on speculation rates would rise in the US.

Something unusual and encouraging has happened overnight on Wall Street.

If a company fails on social media, it really fails, says HRV chief executive Bruce Gordan.

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