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Court clarifies lenders' fees

Court 5:00am A High Court judgment has clarified the rules that lenders must comply with when charging credit fees to borrowers.

Fuel price should drop further - AA

petrol pump 5:00am Fall in oil price leads to another cut in fuel cost, but AA says motorists still pay too much.

Weta caves in to demand

Weta cave 5:00am The busy dwarfs at Sir Peter Jackson's movie empire in Miramar have tunnelled out a new Weta Cave.

Fieldays thinks big

Fieldays 5:00am The southern hemisphere's biggest agricultural event is hoping for government help to go bigger.

New crane gives port extra lift

Crane at Lyttelton Port 5:00am $12m ship-to-shore gantry crane starts operating at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, supporting faster container transfers.

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Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.490
Hong Kong Dollar 6.100
Japanese Yen 84.320
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US Dollar 0.786

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Weta caves in to demand

Weta cave The busy dwarfs at Sir Peter Jackson's movie empire in Miramar have tunnelled out a new Weta Cave.

Bidding to be champion

Auctioneers vied to be crowned Australasian champion, spinning colourful phrases to get the bids rolling in.

New crane gives port extra lift

Tauranga port expects same profit

Surviving on student finances

cash in hand Your student years are a flash in the pan, writes Frank Wielemaker, here's how to survive them.

Run with the herd at your peril

Following the crowd can hurt us when it comes to finances, so do what's right - not what's popular - and you'll come out ahead.

Beware the interest-only loan

Great pocket money debate

Minecraft money lessons

Turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.

Up high in Up Town

Rise and Dine Twelve Auckland diners will be suspended more than 2 metres up with nothing but stars and the SkyTower for light.

Wellpack workers' jobs to go

Rumour became reality for 40 workers at the Wellpack packaging company in Wallaceville last week.

$500k for CloudCannon

Zoo may reopen as animal sanctuary

'World's best water' Nelson-made

Ancient subterranean water from beneath Nelson's mountains will soon be quenching thirsts around the world.

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.

Job fairs target Kiwis in Aus

Australian flag, Australia The Government is wasting no time in attempting to lure skilled New Zealanders back home.

More women set to work longer

The number of women working past the age of 65 is tipped to double in the next 20 years

The rise of democratic retail

Connectivity and your business

It's easy to do business here

Third place in World Bank index on the ease of doing business puts NZ behind just Singapore and Hong Kong.

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.

Hidden dealings and hushed mouths

There's a chain of deceit behind SCF not covered in the court judgment, says Chalkie.

Many now dream of being forgotten

Small wonder we don't get risk

Tomfoolery could cost your job

Much of modern life is now played out on social media, but think before you post about your job.

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.

250 jobs possible

Fonterra New milk powder dryers at Fonterra's Studholme site will generate hundreds of jobs for South Canterbury.

LIC appoints new director

Co-op appoints independent director to the board of LIC at annual meeting.

A tough conversion

Now the life-lists

Dairy farming in the sky

South Canterbury dairy farm among NZ's most technologically intensive farms.

The new generation wharfies

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

Kiwi virtual reality firm's big vision

Wellington virtual reality firm, 8i is vying to be part of the next big tech breakthrough.

Cosmetics fill eco niche

No.8 wire rules ok

Conquering sweet temptation

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

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Australian Dollar 0.895
Euro 0.622
British Pound 0.490
Hong Kong Dollar 6.100
Japanese Yen 84.320
Singapore Dollar 1.002
US Dollar 0.786

Prices as at 8:50 pm, 23 Oct