Shock in store for savers

Every cent counts: The Australian government is moving its websites to the cloud to save costs.

Banks clamp down on letting people take out cash from term deposits early.

Auckland housing target beaten

Building work done in the September quarter was down compared to the three month to June.

Over 11,000 consents granted in Auckland housing accord's first year.

Aldi says no plans for NZ

NO NZ PLANS: Aldi Australasia CEO Tom Daunt.

German discount retailer dismisses speculation it would expand across the Tasman.

Should you buy or rent?

'DEAD MONEY': Daine Thompson and Anneliese Willis, pictured with son Caleb outside their West Auckland home, say renting just pays someone else’s mortgage.

There are endless arguments about which makes most money sense and no easy answer.

Mortgages still prove elusive

Mortgage

Low-equity bank loans hit year-high, but first-home buyers aren't finding it easier to secure a loan.

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industries

Orion holds onto gains

ON THE RISE: Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae.

Orion Health's value after a strong debut would rank it at 20th on the NZX.

Bidder hits back at criticism

Just Water founder and majority owner defends his takeover bid for the water cooler company.

Huge broadband hikes ahead

THL upgrades profit forecast

money

Should you buy or rent?

'DEAD MONEY': Daine Thompson and Anneliese Willis, pictured with son Caleb outside their West Auckland home, say renting just pays someone else’s mortgage.

There are endless arguments about which makes most money sense and no easy answer.

What will Santa bring? gallery

Santa's sleigh is going to be bulging with board games, action figures and life-like robot animals.

COOL: Rolling through your debts from smallest to largest can have a great snowball effect.

Debt snowball can bury bills

Paying off consumer debt can be difficult and debt consolidation is not always the answer.

small business

Jetpack shares 'speculative'

FLYING HIGH: Martin Aircraft's P12 jetpack in action.

Christchurch-based Martin Aircraft is trying to raise $27 million but one broker calls the IPO a "very high risk gamble".

From hobby to business

A couple who moved from Paris to Hastings are bringing the old world to the new, one shipping container at a time.

Tim Benest & James Tucker, Mad Group

Success on home ground

Firms on the Deloitte Fast 50 list grow through domestic demand - but exporting is not out of the picture.

world

Aldi says no plans for NZ

NO NZ PLANS: Aldi Australasia CEO Tom Daunt.

German discount retailer has dismissed speculation it would expand to New Zealand.

From Outback to Hollywood gallery

Jan Logan, whose jewellery is the choice of many A-list celebrities, is celebrating 25 years in business.

LAGGING: Westpac is behind Australia's other big banks when it comes women in key management positions.

Westpac's Thatcher-style team

Aussie bank with the lowest number of women reporting to the CEO is the only one with a woman at the top.

better business

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Williams & Co director Ashton Williams

Disgruntled customer files High Court application to liquidate troubled building company Williams & Co.

Staying ahead of the curve video

NIWA puts big demands on digital technologies, so staying ahead of the technology game is crucial.

Stonyridge winery founder Stephen White's yoga work has seen him rub shoulders with Richard Branson.

How I keep well: Stephen White

Stonyridge vineyard founder also teaches yoga and rubs shoulders with Richard Branson.

opinion & analysis

Robertson hunts for finance gospel

Labour MP Grant Robertson.

1 min ago  OPINION: As he hits the books in coming weeks, Labour's finance spokesman Grant Robertson will be building on thinking that's been percolating for months.

Chinese sites open the throttle

OPINION: With the Chinese consumer and online marketplaces hitting our shores, one thing's for sure: it's going to be an exciting ride.

Court generic NZ

Redundancy under the spotlight

Employers using redundancy as a quick fix for workplace problems risk costly lawsuits from former employees.

farming

Westland cuts payout forecast

Westland Milk Factory in Hokitika.

West Coast dairy co-operative lowers its farmer payout forecast by 40c after succumbing to a global dairy glut.

Fonterra plans farm investment fund

Investing in dairy farms could reduce payout risks to the dairy giant's farmers.

Mark Fagan in the cattle yards. The cattle are so quiet they come to his call.

Living and loving life

In the deepest darkest area of King Country, Mark Fagan has discovered and farms a slice of paradise.

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Success on home ground

Tim Benest & James Tucker, Mad Group

Firms on the Deloitte Fast 50 list are experiencing growth by exploiting domestic demand - but exporting is not out of the picture.

The sleeping giant awakens

OPINION: In the wake of the China-Oz Free Trade Agreement, New Zealand firms exporting to China need to develop a thick skin and commercial edge.

Kiwi Raelene Castle is the NRL’s second ever female boss.

Queen of the Castle

She is a woman and a Kiwi, but Raelene Castle gets respect at Sydney rugby league club the Bulldogs.