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Briscoe: Take it or leave it for Kathmandu

Briscoe tells Kathmandu shareholders to take or leave its offer.

Briscoe will not up its bid for outdoor clothing firm Kathmandu.

Growth looks set to continue

Wellington's economy is in good shape across retail, house sales and accommodation.

Why does NZ feel dissatisfied?

Tourism the economy star

money

Credit card matching made easy

Credit cards can be a costly trap if not used correctly.

Finding the right credit card for you is only a matter of patience and a bit of research.

Partners in dark on finances

Many Kiwi couples are so hesitant to talk about money that some do not even know what each other earns.

Truck shop operator Vikram Mehta has been charged with obtaining money from customers by deception and accepting payment from customers without intending to supply the goods they contracted to purchase.

Truck shop owner charged

Charges have been laid against one of two truck shops under investigation by the Commerce Commission.

small business

Meet the dog whisperer video

Selina McIntyre is a dog behavioural consultant.

It started out with a notepad and an 11 year-old girl. Now Selina McIntyre calls herself the dog whisperer.

Textile queen re-invents herself

Textile artist Judith Ritchie - screen-printer, costume designer, seamstress - is adding retailer to her resume.

Let's see what the next 365 days have in store, shall we?

Erin Reilly: 365 days later

This year has been the hardest yet most rewarding year of my life.

world

Financial crisis to return?

Singapore-based David Dredge says the current volatility in financial markets is in the early stage.

Recent global market convulsions are just the beginning, Fortress fund manager says. 

Turmoil returns to Wall St

Wall Street slumped nearly 3 per cent after weak data from China added to fears of a slowdown.

Same-same, but different. Google's new look.

Google refines its logo

Google gives itself a face lift - but can you spot the difference?

better business

University warned of potential fatality

University of Otago Commerce Building which has resulted in dozens of injuries due to slippery tiles

University of Otago apologises to woman left disabled after slipping at a building subject to dozens of complaints.

Hotel focus on accessibility

A sign-language restaurant and nine rooms for people with disabilities are offered by a Wellington hotel.

Joy Ellison has made the switch from bike to buggy. Wendi Day, right, is New Plymouth's last bikie after 34 years in the job.

Bike, not bark, posties' enemy

NZ Post employees fall victim to their bikes more than they do to dogs when it comes to work-related incidents. 

farming

Dairy prices still rising

Price rises were backed by 166 participating bidders trading 35,865 metric tonnes of dairy product.

But difficult times are far from over for farmers after the second positive dairy auction in a row.

Curly a godsend for widow

A widowed dairy farmer says she's felt blessed to have a visit from goodwill jogger Grant Jacobs.

Farmers are frustrated at increased poaching on their land.

Poaching increasing

Sheep farmer bemused at the sentencing of a helicopter pilot caught poaching on his property.

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