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Boozy truth about spending

Booze bottles New spending figures reveal hidden truths about how we spend our money.

Cheers to another award

Greystone Wines A North Canterbury vineyard won producer-manufacturer Champion Canterbury Award for 2014, small business category. Let's get a taste.

Tiling business heading back to US

Cameron Ross An Auckland tiling company is preparing to expand into the United States with the lifting of a three year non-compete period.

Retirees left homeless

Barry and Shirley Tilling Elderly couple living in a borrowed caravan and 80-year-old left without a roof after Canterbury building company goes under.

Menus for cows?

Dairy cow A trial under way in South Taranaki is looking at whether it's worth giving measured amounts of feed to individual cows.

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Caught short: NZ underinsured

Insurance Properties nationwide are underinsured and could leave homeowners facing a hefty bill after a disaster.

Failures were predictable

Hindsight is a fine thing, but warning signs foretold the mess finance companies got into in the financial crisis.

Sky goes on-demand with Neon

Auckland commercial values rise

Home loan hikes further off

LVR, interest rate, mortgage, money In good news for borrowers, short-term interest rates are likely to say on hold for another year, with the inflation genie well corked for now.

Auckland rates sure to rise

Auckland's 29 per cent increase in property values has cemented a rate hike for many homeowners.

Surviving on student finances

Minecraft money lessons

Fuel price should drop further - AA

Fall in oil price leads to another cut in fuel cost, but AA says motorists still pay too much.

Anger over Cantina comments

Deborah Lee Marlow Self-styled business guru in charge of a failed restaurant leaves angry creditors in her wake.

'Beer up' sign 'inappropriate'

Provincial pub's signage, designed by a 'concept company', rubs locals up the wrong way.

'World's best water' Nelson-made

Wellpack workers' jobs to go

New lease of life for iconic hotel

Sixty years of majestic beauty and history is being revived in the Putaruru Hotel - carpet, wallpaper and all.

Bite out of McDonald's profit

McDonald's McDonald's profit plunged 30 per cent as fewer people visited its restaurants in all major markets.

Miner avoids work for 35 years

Carlo Cani did not like being down a mine shaft so invented a range of illnesses to keep him off work.

$2.8b bid for Reebok picked

Fears of further China slowdown

Heartbroken and living in KFC

Dumped woman seeks solace in the form of fried chicken, to avoid memories of her boyfriend at home.

Green coke scheme gets crowdfunded

CarbonScape Marlborough clean-tech company CarbonScape has started a crowdfunding project to start the supply of "green coke" to NZ Steel.

BNZ boss's 5-point plan

Knee-jerk responses to foreign investment betray 'close-mindedness' at odds with NZ's image, Anthony Healy says.

Nats persist with new labour law

Conquering sweet temptation

Sacked bus driver gets job back

Driver was fired after an elderly passenger was left hanging from the front doors of his bus.

Help the parents, not just the kids

Open purse and money When my little monsters come along they won't be getting any pocket money from mum and dad.

Time for TV to be freed

What's really made it tough for television broadcasters is social media.

Hidden dealings and hushed mouths

Tomfoolery could cost your job

What will be done with the RMA?

Where National is happy to forge ahead with employment law reform before Christmas, it is not in a particular hurry to force change on RMA.

Navy women rise through the ranks

CORINA BRUCE Women now hold a commanding presence in the navy.

A mind-cleansing journey

No answers but former mayor is finding peace on 800km walk in thinking about son's accidental death.

Stories to tell young women

More women in NZ boardrooms

A daughter's legacy

Anti-domestic violence campaigner Lesley Elliott wins top prize at 2014 Women of Influence awards.

Menus for cows?

Dairy cow A trial under way in South Taranaki is looking at whether it's worth giving measured amounts of feed to individual cows.

Expansion may post challenge

Fonterra's proposed new Studholme expansion could provide a challenge to recruit for 250 positions.

Chilean prickly pest threatening farms

Appetite still strong for land

Water storage feasibility study

Greater Wellington Regional Council will spend $4m on the feasibility stage of its Wairarapa water storage proposals.

The new generation wharfies

thumb Overhauling restrictive legacy recruitment systems is changing the notion of what it means to be a stevedore.

The rise of democratic retail

Customers now expect retailers to work harder to win them over.

Kiwi virtual reality firm's big vision

Cosmetics fill eco niche

Conquering sweet temptation

An account of a marshmallow psychology test reveals that willpower can be nurtured.

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Australian Dollar 0.894
Euro 0.621
British Pound 0.489
Hong Kong Dollar 6.100
Japanese Yen 85.060
Singapore Dollar 1.003
US Dollar 0.786

Prices as at 12:10 pm, 25 Oct