Get set for cheaper shopping

Don't pin your hopes on dirt-cheap fuel, despite cheap oil.

12:15 AM  Everything from airfares to plastic is set to get cheaper for New Zealand consumers as oil prices keep falling.

Forlongs' customers share stories video

Hamilton retailer Forlongs is considering shutting shop after 70 years.

Frankton shoppers spanning a few generations remember doing business with Forlongs.

Dodgy dealers in Trade Me's sights

Anyone who sells more than six vehicles in a year must be registered as a trader.

Changes should mean you're less likely to buy a car off a dodgy dealer on Trade Me.

Hummingbird better with Bell

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Hummingbird coffee look to expand together.

Beyonce jolts Red Lobster sales

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016.

Seafood chain feeling the "Beyonce Bounce" after mention in star's song.

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Green light for movie museum gallery

The Movie Museum founders Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor

Councillor questions whether Sir Peter Jackson needs ratepayers to build home for his project.

What the cabbie sees video

New Plymouth's Energy City Cabs operations manager Josh Reeves says the company is set to start filming their second season of Through the Eyes of a Cabbie.

Ever wanted to know what taxi drivers have to put up with? Well, this firm has you sorted.

Chinese firm buys Waitaki 'castle'

A Chinese company has bought Campbell Park Estate in the Waitaki Valley.

An affiliate company of NZHouseChina has purchased Campbell Park Estate, located in the Waitaki Valley near Oamaru.

Union unhappy with Sealord plan

Nelson Sealord workers losing one factory job should not have to accept lower pay for doing another one, their union says.

Loyal Forlongs customer hopes store won't close

The pushbike, mohawk helmet and even carpet at Amanda Fitzpatrick's Patetonga home are from Waikato retailer Forlongs, her latest purchases after decades of loyalty.

A customer remembers decking out her first flat and still has an account 30 years later.

FMA defends deregistration of Vivier

Vivier chief executive Luigi Wewege (left) with Bevan Chuang and John Palino.

The Financial Markets Authority has challenged a High Court ruling that it breached a company's right to natural justice.

Could dildo throw cost her job? video

Josie Butler leapt to international fame after flinging the toy in the face of Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce at Waitangi.

Employer of woman who threw a dildo at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce refuses to say if she will be disciplined.

NZX loses more ground

The NZX is in for a rocky ride as global uncertainty continues.

New Zealand listed companies have fallen again as global uncertainty continues.

New name, same honey

Taylor Pass Honey Co chief financial officer Kelvin Deaker and managing director Darren Clifford with some of the newly branded honey.

The Honey Company has changed its name and business is booming.

Successful start for cheesy business

Jasmine Timu has had a busy first week in her new business The Cheese Platter

It turns out there are more cheese lovers in Taranaki than one new business owner expected.

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NZX follows Wall St down

241109 PHOTO JOHN SELKIRK/AUCKLAND BUREAU. Shares. share. NZX, shareboard.

Renewed market turmoil has hit New Zealand, with the NZX down 1.3 per cent.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

Flunked NCEA? No problem

iPhone 'error 53' class action

small business

From Wellington to Hollywood

Sophie Howard's love for tea has landed her a unique opportunity serving her tea to the stars at the Oscars.

The who's who of Hollywood will be sipping Wellington-branded high tea at this year's Oscars.

Aro Video gets reprieve

Aro Video owner Andrew Armitage said the store was saved by the community.

Just before the axe fell on the Wellington video store, the community stepped in.

Streets 'tough for girls in heels'

A high heel takes on post-quake Christchurch in 2012.

Christchurch shoe repairer has seen many high heels in "mutilated state" since the earthquakes.

Giblin Group to expand

Giblin Group director Jenni Giblin hopes to expand her business into Australia this year.

Juggling five children and running a successful business seems like child's play for one Hawke's Bay woman.

better business

How to choose an MBA

America's Harvard university has one of the top reputations for business degrees.

It can consolidate your management position, or set you on the path to promotion or a completely different career.

Kea showcases World Class Kiwis

Phil Veal, global chair of Kea New Zealand and passionate advocate of getting Kiwis connected all over the world.

Expat Kiwis are making a powerful contribution to the country.

Driving for more electric vehicles

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is planning an overseas trip to encourage more electric vehicles manufacturers to bring their cars to NZ.

Moves are afoot to get more company fleet cars changing to electric vehicles.

Party over for big-spending car boss

Clyde Campbell is accused of misappropriating and misusing more than $30 million of company money.

How one of the world's biggest car makers ran itself off the road, with a MD accused of misusing more than $32.5m.

opinion & analysis

Is Gareth Morgan having a laugh?

Gareth Morgan is like New Zealand's eccentric uncle. He's got an opinion on everything, he's slightly annoying, but a good bloke at heart.

OPINION: Crowdfunding the private beach retreat of a multi-millionaire might not be quite as crazy as it sounds.

How to 'steal' a business

Steve Jobs said: "Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy; great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."

Zany ideas are a dime a dozen, but very few go on to become successful businesses.

Trading Places

NZ Inc has mutated into NZ funds management: the modern way to run an economy.

The national accounts now perch upon a staggering $180 billion raft of derivatives. It is the new way we run the economy. But who can understand it?

Airbnb on a roll

Airbnb now has business travellers firmly in its sights.

OPINION: Regular tourist accommodation is becoming tight in peak season but Airbnb could help.

farming

Age no barrier for Southern Man

Southern man competitor Karl Barkley.

Karl Barkley is 25 years older than some of the other contestants in the Southern Man competition.

Harvester reduces accidents

Kelly Logging's ClimbMAX tree harvestor in action in Marlborough.

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

No live sheep to Mexico

Scenes like this last year as 45,000 ewe hoggets were loaded on trucks after they arrived in Mexico will not re-occur this season.

Controversial shipment of live NZ sheep to Mexico won't be repeated this year but not because of welfare concerns.

No fine for cows in lake

Fish and Game posted this photograph on Twitter of cattle getting "free access" to Canterbury's Lake Taylor.

Warning only for high-profile owners of cattle seen in lake after ECan finds "a few cow pats on the shore".

world

Beyonce jolts Red Lobster sales

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016.

Seafood chain feeling the "Beyonce Bounce" after mention in star's song.

Shkreli sued over $2m Wu-Tang art

Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, is sworn in to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 4, 2016. Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions on Thursday from U.S. lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The "world's most hated man" just can't catch a break.

Markets tumble again

Knock-on effects from slumping energy prices are spreading into the financial system.

Bank fears help push down world stock indexes for the third straight session.

Fiat excess emissions claim

The Fiat 500X.

Lobby group steps up campaign against auto industry pollution, accusing little Fiat SUV of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.

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