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Rate rise pressure deflates

inflation 11:17am Annual inflation is down to just 1 per cent, lower than most economists had predicted.

LVR brakes held rates: RB

coins The rules are not permanent but Governor Graeme Wheeler won't say when they may be lifted or relaxed.

Petrol, diesel prices drop

Petrol, fuel, gas 10:38am A continued drop in barrel prices has led to another 2c cut in the cost of fuel at the pump.

Boutique village for elderly

Shotover Country subdivision A retirement village with a bowling green and swimming pool has been announced for Queenstown.

KFC feeds owner's profit

kfc Restaurant Brands' stalwart boosts its bottom line, with Carl's Jr. sales also jumping.

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Australian Dollar 0.898
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British Pound 0.491
Hong Kong Dollar 6.108
Japanese Yen 84.400
Singapore Dollar 1.002
US Dollar 0.787

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Lenders warned over credit fees

Open purse and money High Court clarifies the rules lenders must comply with when charging credit fees to borrowers.

PGC said to have sold Epic stake

British asset manager Cheyne Capital is understood to have bought PGC's 27 per cent stake in the investment fund.

Rate rise pressure deflates

A 'most epic' safety video

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

Staff at a KFC outlet in China take three days to realise a customer had been camping out in the store.

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.

A tough conversion

Dairy cows South Otago couple who converted from sheep to dairy seeking an easier life soon encounter unforeseen problems.

Now the life-lists

Ben Allomes does not believe in bucket lists. Instead, he and wife Nicky have life-lists outlining everything they want to achieve.

Early-gestation calves huge boost

Plaintiffs delay filing of Psa claim

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 0.898
Euro 0.623
British Pound 0.491
Hong Kong Dollar 6.108
Japanese Yen 84.400
Singapore Dollar 1.002
US Dollar 0.787

Prices as at 11:50 am, 23 Oct