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Apartments John? Really?

John Key John Key is giving dangerous advice suggesting first home buyers look at apartments.

Tiptoes to openness

Transport Ambassadors The veil of secrecy has been lifted by Auckland Transport - the super-city's roading, rail, ferry and cycleway arm.

Smooth food operators

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Sharing the final send-off

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How to rate your council

Recycling bin, rubbish, generic From roads and rubbish to statues and scholarships, just what do we get for our rates?

New baby but no home

Lance Morrison is among 80 to 100 customers of insolvent Christchurch construction company which owes creditors $2m.

Powercos beat the jinx

From war to business high achiever

Kiwisaver's comeback kings

Thousands of "second-chancers" who fell off the property ladder have climbed back on using KiwiSaver.

Face Value: A global perspective

Growing up with with four mothers in his household left its mark on Vodafone NZ's chief financial officer.

Hard to get more for less

Owners caught short

No-one needs shoe umbrellas

Slightly useful, mostly unnecessary gadgets are hurting your back pocket.

Sharing the final send-off

Funeral casket Kiwi tech start-up One Room claims a worldwide lead in the live-streaming of funeral.

Move your business 'furniture'

Sometimes you have to shift your furniture around in business and in life.

Tiling business heading back to US

Fancy a pot luck dinner?

Smooth food operators

Olympian George Bridgewater and brother Sam are providing quality blended food to sick people.

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.

Plunge for SkyJump owners

AJ Hacket's bungy business takes over Sky Tower's SkyJump and hopes for a leap in tourist numbers.

Green coke scheme gets crowdfunded

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

Sacked bus driver gets job back

BNZ boss's 5-point plan

Office workers feel the squeeze

We are all working a little closer together as employers cram in more desks to save on costs, a survey shows.

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.

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

Tomfoolery could cost your job

Time for TV to be freed

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

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.

Conquering sweet temptation

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

The new generation wharfies

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

The rise of democratic retail

Kiwi virtual reality firm's big vision

Smooth food operators

Olympian George Bridgewater and brother Sam are providing quality blended food to sick people.

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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 8:10 pm, 25 Oct