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Faster payments carry risk

Banks aim to stay a step ahead as they move closer to making payments in 'real-time'.

Payments will be flushed through the banking system within the hour.

Air NZ opens new look Sydney lounge video

Air New Zealand's new Sydney Airport international lounge is a swanky set up.

Southern Response may get more money

Cable cut worries Tuanz


Snapper tags off retail market

Snapper boss Miki Szikszai sees the company's future in mobiles.

Snapper will put its focus on selling its mobile payment know-how to the world.

Your financial survival kit

When things in your financial life turn bearish, it's important to have all your survival gear ready and waiting.

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Extreme frugality - it's a thing

Sometimes being frugal leads people to do things that are just plain weird.

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Small business budget benefits

Xero managing director Victoria Crone says overall it's a reasonable budget, one that provides stability for businesses to have confidence to invest.

OPINION: As expected, the Government's support for small business continues.

You can now track your home

A new online tool dispenses with screeds of paperwork and can be passed on if the property is sold.

Quenched advertises with the phrase: Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help.

Last orders at Quenched site

New alcohol delivery service shuts down its site - at least for now.


Tycoon's rollercoaster wealth

By last year, Pan Sutong had pretty much exhausted the billionaire's bucket list.

Pan Sutong made $29 billion this year and then lost most of it. He says he doesn't care.

Would you eat this burger?

It's got beef, hot dogs and crisps and weighs in at a whopping 1080 calories.

Capitol police identified the aircraft as a "gyrocopter with a single occupant."

Gyrocopter pilot faces prison sentence

The US postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the US Capitol says he did it to highlight 'rampant corruption' by Congress.

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Q'town's $250m building boom

The 'Five Mile' construction site in Frankton, near Queenstown.

Frankton leads the way as Queenstown's construction industry booms.

Court case over port injury

Ports of Auckland faces prosecution after a second watersider is seriously injured.

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Hamilton real estate agent censured

Agent's advert misled a buyer into believing he had purchased a house in a school zone.

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Small business budget benefits

Xero managing director Victoria Crone says overall it's a reasonable budget, one that provides stability for businesses to have confidence to invest.

OPINION: As expected in Thursday's Budget, the Government's support for small business continues through the Business Growth Agenda initiatives.

Development doesn't have to be ugly

Most tourists visit New Zealand to admire the landscape, not its architecture.

Google may be one of the companies impacted by proposed tax legislation in Australia.

Aussie takes on multinationals

OPINION: Australian government hits back at 30 companies it says may avoid paying their share of tax.


Sheep death disagreement

The Ngapara community remains convinced more than 200 sheep killed on separate occasions in the district were not killed by dogs, despite police investigations finding they were.

Police say dogs killed close to 200 sheep on a North Otago farm - but Ngapara residents are doubtful.

Hotspot waits for rain

Some North Canterbury drought zone farmers are wondering how they will be able to feed their livestock over winter.

The Budget will bring more detector dogs at the border

Border beasties hit Budget wall

Biggest win for farmers and growers in Budget is extra funding going to stopping pests at the border.

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