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Westpac cards struck down

Some Westpac credit and eftpos cards were hit by a network issue on Friday.

16 min ago  Scores of customers unable to use eftpos or credit cards as bank scrambles to fix problem.

TVNZ 1 and 2 go online

**** ? SUNDAY STAR TIMES The Television New Zealand, TVNZ, building in Auckland. 
13/06/03 Picture by David White. ...

3:45 PM  State broadcaster will livestream all its channels through a revamped website from Monday.

$27m for cinema after quake video

Reading Cinema and surrounding buildings on Courtenay Place were closed for four months following the November quake.

2:15 PM  Multimillion-dollar quake payout allows Wellington cinema to rebuild on demolished car park land.

Factory death still being probed

The entrance to the Homegrown Juice Company's office and factory on Williams Street, Hastings.

8 min ago  It's suspected that 23-year-old woman Manpreet Kaur died after being entangled in machinery.

$2.6m army raincoat claim

The NZDF contacted Pacific Brands three times to complain jackets were leaking, the Australian court was told.

2:44 PM  Defence Force needs more time to answer questions about rain jackets from Australia.

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Casino fraudster stole $1.9m

Tessa Grant at a court appearance in 2016.

Tessa Grant lived it up on stolen funds, but that luxury lifestyle has come to a crashing halt.

Masala fallout continues

The stigma attached to the Masala restaurant has made establishing their own restaurant  Paprika much harder for Ana and ...

Uncertainty as building sold out underneath new restaurant owners.

Search for travel using emojis

Want to fly to Las Vegas? Just put in the slot machine emoji for a list of deals.

One travel site is letting us look up flight or hotel deals using emojis to represent our destination.

Banking on the change in money

Steven Faulkner says electronic transactions make up at least 40 per cent of his ice cream truck sales.

We're spending more than ever before so why's it getting harder for banks to stay open?

Warehouse dumps faulty sheets

Packs of flannelette sheets slashed and dumped in a skip outside The Warehouse Blenheim.

Well, it's not like there's a charity called Sheets 'n Things right beside them. Oh wait ...

Board 'stood on' by government

The community has been rallying against the selling of 12 hectares of Point England Reserve.

An Auckland local board says it is being walked over by the Government.

South Island train comeback?

Timaru Mayor Damon Odey is keen to see a Southern passenger rail service return.

Christchurch to Invercargill passenger train service is a step closer to making a historic comeback.

Daughter's bill soars

Colleen Warin was ordered to pay her parents $367,000, now topped off with nearly $14,000 legal costs.

Colleen Warin's $367,000 debt to her parents has increased by another $14,000.

We still need feminism

"I know I'm not the only person that came to feminism later in life," says Anna Guenther.

OPINION: I never thought I was a feminist, but three things made me realise it's still important:

Tourism's recruitment crisis video

Dylan Bryant got his big break by completing a five week hospitality course run by Accor Hotels and now works  at ...

Migrant labour is propping up our tourism industry which needs thousands of new workers to service the international visitor boom.

money

Victims in short supply

Christchurch company Acute Finance Ltd has been fined $22,000 for overcharging its customers.

2:09 PM  Finance firm overcharged customers, but Commerce Commission can't find anyone to speak out.

Teen's possum fur phone cover

Maggie Gibson made the most Kiwi smartphone accessory from a possum she shot at the family farm.

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small business

Kiwi craft chocolate wins gold

Karl Hogarth of Hogarth Craft Chocolate holds a handful of cocoa nibs.

Nelson chocolatiers Hogarth won top prize at the global chocolate awards in London.

Hogey rides new wave

John Hogan is catching a new business wave, selling his Nelson surf shop after 12 years of doing business.

Slow winters and rise of online shopping spells end of veteran retailer's Nelson surf shop.

Camembert crisis? Not in NZ

The Camembert in Whitestone's Lindis Pass range.

Camembert cheese may be in danger of disappearing, but Kiwi cheese lovers need not worry.

Turning selfies into lollies video

The Remarkable Sweet Shop's 3-D gummy printer can create lollies in more than 100 shapes.

From spiders to castles and even personalised selfies, printer creates 3D lollies in eight different flavours.

better business

Hamilton's reputation a worry

The city's reputation mightn't be what the council wants, but it isn't likely to be a key factor for anyone choosing ...

You don't have to look hard to find a joke about the place, and the council isn't laughing.

City needs 28 new houses a week

Hamilton will need to make a move in two new growth cells in the next decade, councillors were told.

Almost 1500 new houses a year are needed, councillors heard.

Cement plant turns tyres into fuel

Fletcher's cement plant at Portland in Northland hopes the tyre-based fuel will help reduce its reliance on coal.

The Government and industry band together to use up our growing stockpile of old tyres.

Young entrepreneurs slay dragons

NMIT Dragons' Den judges Al Columbus, left, Virginia Watson, Noel Eichbaum, Jax Myers and Chris Jack listen to the ...

The top of the south's top young business minds battled for backing at Nelson's Theatre Royal.

property

70s building smarter than most

Aorangi House in Molesworth St.

A 46-year-old building in Wellington has a better energy rating than the average NZ office.

First SHAs in pipeline for Tasman district

There could be hundreds of new homes built in Tasman district as eight proposed Special Housing Areas get TDC backing.

Richmond may get hundreds of new homes as TDC backs first proposed Special Housing Areas.

Surge noted in green houses

A house in Central Otago with a high six-star rating by Homestar.

Ten-fold rise in demand for a tool which rates houses by their efficiency.

Price to be made public

Athfield Architects' images of the proposed Willis Bond development at Site 9. If the building goes ahead,“high level ...

If a new Wellington waterfront development goes ahead, the commercial terms will be publicly released.

opinion & analysis

Immigration own goal

"It is exciting to see Christchurch becoming an increasingly diverse, multi-cultural city with people of different ...

OPINION: One more migrant in NZ doesn't mean one less job for a Kiwi.

Wellington leaders deserve a back pat

John Milford: ''The collaboration had never been so strong, and that's exactly what we need.''

OPINION: John Milford is heartened to see Wellington's leaders are not working in silos.

Two agents may not deliver

In theory, listing with more agents means the property will be seen by a larger number of potential buyers.

If having one real estate agent is good, surely more than one is even better?

Off by one degree

Just like a plane, a small nudge in the controls will get you to the right destination.

OPINION: If the steps in your marketing are off only slightly, then it won't get you the results.

farming

Teen's possum fur phone cover

Maggie Gibson with her possum fur phone cover.

Maggie Gibson made the most Kiwi smartphone accessory from a possum she shot at the family farm.

Lions led by donkeys: Peters

NZ First leader and Northland MP Winston Peters makes a point of reminding people he is the only major party leader who ...

Winston Peters pushed all the right buttons in his play for the rural vote.

Future of farming pure fantasy

Farming crickets? Lyn Webster says she would rather milk cows.

Northland dairy farmer Lyn Webster is unimpressed by What Next's predictions.

Dairy farm best in business

Dairy Business of the Year supreme winners Sibylle and Andrew Sulzberger share a tender moment.

New Zealand's top dairy farming business is run by the Sulzberger family in Taranaki.

world

Uber CEO resigns video

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped aside after a tumultuous time for the world's largest ride-services company.

Uber boss and co-founder steps down under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks.

Clooney sells tequila for $1b video

George Clooney, seen with his wife Amal, created Casamigos in 2013.

George Clooney may be the face of fancy coffee, but it's in premium tequila that he just hit the jackpot.

Luxury flats for fire tenants

The apartments are located in a highly desirable part of London.

UK government buys some of the most expensive real estate in London to rehouse survivors of Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Valium, laxatives, 'malicious' bankers

The unconscious victim.

Members of Australia's "millionaires factory" tried to discredit colleague by drugging him on a business trip.

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