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Trump's Wall St friends suffer

Shares of companies that have visited the White House since the inauguration have enjoyed a median increase of 3.7 per ...

Shares in companies closest to US President are lagging, those out of favour are up.

Are Kiwi companies avoiding tax?

An artist's impression of Ryman Healthcare's latest $360m retirement village in Melbourne where work is now under way.

Corporate tax is a touchy subject but companies aren't necessarily villains/

Get paid for doing nothing

The idea of a universal basic income has been mooted in NZ as well.

Fancy free money? Ontario, Canada is the place to be, as thousands join a basic income trial.

Serving size shenanigans

Shoppers should look for the amount of nutrients per 100g, not per serving, one nutritionist says.

Five grams of butter. A tablespoon of tomato sauce. Serving sizes vary wildly - and consumers are being caught in the confusion.

Low fares? Forget wet NZ

Europe and US are expected to be big destinations this winter.

A summer-less year of rain and floods - plus cheap fares - are driving Kiwis to travel agents, to chase the sun.

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Sacked mechanic wins case

David Bangs said the dismissal caused him to lose his passion for being a mechanic, which was something he had wanted to ...

Rotorua mechanic awarded $15,000 after he was forced to resign to care for his sick family.

NZ seeks US military planes

The Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes will replace a fleet of retiring P-3K planes.

The four maritime patrol planes have a combined price-tag of around $2 billion.

The family home 2.0

David Barnes, right, with his son Samuel Barnes who needs medical care, pictured with the dwelling David built for him ...

When David Barnes' mentally ill son came home to live, they had to get creative. And he thinks the solution could help others.

Taking care of business

Suzie Johnson will make her boxing debut in the Battle of the Belts on May 5.

Manawatu's Suzie Johnson will step into the ring for the Battle of the Belts.

Want more? Get real stuff nation

We made choices based on what we wanted to spend and, on occasion, we felt we got a great deal.

No-one wants to pay too much, no one wants a place less than ideal. The compromise is hard.

Game of Thrones stars make a mint

Mother of Pay Rises, Danerys Cashborn.

They may only have a year of work left, but you don't have to worry about GoT stars making ends meet once the show ends.

Placemakers sale off the plans

An artist's impression of the new Placemakers to be built in Oamaru.

A dilapidated PlaceMakers​ building in Oamaru will be progressively demolished to make way for new premises and offered as a passive investment.

Are Kiwi property companies avoiding tax?

An artist's impression of Ryman Healthcare's latest $360m retirement village in Melbourne where work is now under way.

Corporate tax is a touchy subject but companies aren't necessarily villains/

Rosy irrigation report

A photo taken when the Central Plains Water scheme was officially opened in late 2015.

The promoters of the Central Plains Water scheme in Canterbury are claiming big wins after a year's operation.

An expensive addiction

With immigration, some people win – but as many economists point out, many Kiwis lose out with rising house prices and ...

OPINION: We welcome immigrants, their families, their businesses - and their money. But at what point should NZ say 'Enough'?

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Kiwis fly to forget the wet

Europe and US are expected to be big destinations this winter.

A summer-less year of rain and floods - plus cheap fares - are driving Kiwis to travel agents, to chase the sun.

Serving size shenanigans

Five grams of butter. A tablespoon of tomato sauce. Serving sizes vary wildly - and consumers are being caught in the confusion.

Insurance lesson of inspirational father

How to be financially free

small business

ILT set to take first steps in hotel project

Invercargill Licensing Trust general manager Greg Mulvey.

With the settlement of the final piece of the property puzzle, plans for demolition consent are set to be put together.

Bluff businesses fed up

Oyster Cove Restaurant manager Ross Jackson says he and his wife, Lynda Jackson, who is the manager of Lands End ...

A Bluff couple are fed up with unreliable internet and say it's making it hard to run their businesses.

To Hollywood by motorbike

Todd Holland's work appears on motorbikes in Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell.

A small town car painting shop has made it big, with its work featuring in Ghost in the Shell, featuring Scarlett Johanssen.

Made to order

Earthy colours are in but Montreux has also produced a lobster red leather chair for a Hong Kong leather fair.

A Christchurch business is making stylish and lasting furniture from a factory in the central city.

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$53m on Dubai expo well spent

Mike O'Donnell - New Zealand really punches above its weight in the UAE.

OPINION: The price tag for being at Dubai's World Expo is a no brainer, Mike O'Donnell writes.

Competitors here, collaborators there

John Hawkesby of Waiheke Island, Judy Finn of Neudorf Vineyards and Neil Hodgson during a wine writers of New Zealand ...

New Zealand exporters say they are achieving more by banding together with other Kiwi firms when they take on the world.

Cyber risk just got very real

The internet knows no boundaries and New Zealand businesses need to be prepared for global cyber threats.

NZ businesses need to prepare for the possibility of a cyber attack.

Sleeping (around) on the job

Susan Hornsby-Geluk: Fox must also shoulder some blame for O'Reilly's behaviour.

What we can learn from the sacking of a Fox News host for sexual harrassment.

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The family home 2.0

David Barnes, right, with his son Samuel Barnes who needs medical care, pictured with the dwelling David built for him ...

When David Barnes' mentally ill son came home to live, they had to get creative. And he thinks the solution could help others.

Want more? Get real stuff nation

We made choices based on what we wanted to spend and, on occasion, we felt we got a great deal.

No-one wants to pay too much, no one wants a place less than ideal. The compromise is hard.

Nelson's Achilles building on the market

The Achilles Building was once home to the Nelson Telephone Exchange.

This building in Nelson might ring a bell.

Meth 'not going away'

Detective Inspector Greg Murton said amphetamines have been around since the 1960s, in different forms. (FILE PHOTO)

Police are finding fewer labs, but more of the drug. And it's reaching a wider range of people than ever before.

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$53m on Dubai expo well spent

Mike O'Donnell - New Zealand really punches above its weight in the UAE.

OPINION: The price tag for being at Dubai's World Expo is a no brainer, Mike O'Donnell writes.

How to be financially free

Don't spend lots of money on your wine collection.

OPINION: People who set themselves up for a great retirement tend to have these things in common.

Check you're protected

Tim Fairbrother's nine fundamental steps to achieve financial health.

Do you have a solid financial plan in place to create, protect and grow your wealth?

Ask Kevin: We're selling, what now?

Kevin Lampen-Smith says it's important that vendors know what they are doing when they sign up a real estate agent.

What do we need to know about working with a real estate agent?

farming

Time to move cows indoors video

Dairy cows enjoy their feed in Aberystwyth Dairies' free stall barn.

It's not just about barns. New Zealand's whole system of dairy production may need a re-think.

Fonterra escapes Aus court

Fonterra's Corporate Centre in Melbourne.

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

The world's healthiest?

New Zealand is well placed to provide the natural, non modified types of food some consumers are recognising to be the ...

OPINION: The Government should start an initiative to promote New Zealanders as potentially the healthiest people in the world.

Fisheries changes ahead

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Changes underway in fisheries management should usher in improvements to the industry.

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Get paid for doing nothing

The idea of a universal basic income has been mooted in NZ as well.

Fancy free money? Ontario, Canada is the place to be, as thousands join a basic income trial.

Trump eyes Pacific Ocean for oil

Donald Trump's next executive order is set to pave the way for drilling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean.

US President's next executive order set to pave the way for drilling in large tracts of Pacific Ocean.

Billionaire makes $4.8b in five minutes

(L-R) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Larry Page, CEO and Co-founder of Alphabet, sit during a meeting with U.S. ...

A surge in after-hours trading puts Amazon founder $5b away from becoming world's richest person.

Elderly couple die minutes apart video

Isaac and Teresa Vatkin died holding hands.

After 69 years of marriage, Isaac and Teresa Vatkin spent their final moments as deeply in love as ever.

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