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Filipinos charged huge fees to work

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Almost 70 Filipino workers claim they were charged exorbitant fees to work in New Zealand.

Bank puts pressure on village

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The Press. Holly Lea Village offers a unique level of comfort, in gracious and spacious surroundings. Senior Scene advertising feature, The Press, February 24, 2015.

Village is mystified why SBS Bank is calling in an $8.5m loan that dates back 12 years.

Nurofen faces lawsuit

Hangover

The maker of painkiller Nurofen faces a possible legal headache on both sides of the Tasman over its marketing tactics.

Revamp fails to stop profit fall

Woolies has sold its stake in The Warehouse Group for $84.1 million.

Rising online sales and a $90m revamp of its stores have not been enough to help The Warehouse.

Seven-year business ban

BANNED: Mark Bryers has been banned from carrying out business in New Zealand for another seven years.

Blue Chip founder Mark Bryers is banned from carrying out business in NZ for another seven years.

Bus driver had expired licence

New Zealand Driver Licence

A routine stop by police found the driver of a Naked Bus service between Wellington and Napier did not have a licence.

RBNZ told to leave property investors alone

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Reserve Bank told to to "stick to knitting", after announcing plans to crack down on rentals.

Employee accused of fraud

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Man accused of defrauding a construction company of more than $100,000 has been released on bail.

Car dealers fined for information failure

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Three car dealers have been fined by the Commerce Commission for failing to display consumer information on used cars.

Auckland startups win seed funding

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A web business that helps guys get advice from girls on what clothes to buy is among the chosen firms.

Moody's confirms NZ rating

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Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has reaffirmed New Zealand's Aaa sovereign credit rating with a stable outlook.

Fliway unveils NZX listing plans

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The freight firm, owned by Graeme Hart's daughter and John Hawkesby's son, aims to raise up to $44.5 million.

SODA Inc. moving to Wintec House

SODA Inc. will be relocating to Wintec House in Hamilton later this month.

Waikato business incubator SODA Inc. will be relocating to Wintec House in the heart of Hamilton city.

Warehouse struggles in tough retail market

TOUGH TIMES: Sales have been slow at The Warehouse and Noel Leeming.

Slow sales for red sheds and Noel Leeming electronics were the main reason for the company's 26 per cent drop in profit.

Mortgage debt tops $200 billion

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The mountain of property borrowing has doubled in the space of 10 years.

Air NZ warned over insurance sales

Air New Zealand has been warned over its travel insurance sales.

Commerce Commission is concerned the airline is misleading customers when selling travel insurance.

Oil to stay below US$50 for 2015

Painted old oil pumps in a scrap yard in Bahrain. Oil prices are destined to remain low all year, Goldman Sachs says.

Goldman Sach's oil guru believes surplus storage space and oversupply of capital will weigh on oil prices.

Heritage land for homes

Erskine College

The old air force base at Shelly Bay is in line for development as part of a push to get more new houses built in Wellington.

Over 1000 expected to join anti-TPPA march

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International Day of Action Against the TPPA "Kiwis Fight Back"  -  Palmerston North rally and march - The Square, Palmerston North  -

Anti TPPA lobby group It's Our Future expects a big turnout for its rally tomorrow.

Kiwi firms urged to tap into India

Mobile phone stores selling Bharti Airtel Ltd. products, left, and Vodafone Group Plc. products, right, sit next door to each other in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, July 25, 2009. MTN and Bharti Airtel Ltd. may prolong merger talks that were originally scheduled to last until July 31 "by two to three weeks" due to the complexity of the deal, India's Economic Times reported. Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg
 Mobile phone stores selling Bharti 
Airtel Ltd. products, left, and Vodafone Group Plc. products, right, sit next 
door to each other in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, July 25, 2009. MTN and Bharti 
Airtel Ltd. may prolong merger talks that were originally scheduled to last 
until July 31 "by two to three weeks" due to the complexity of the deal, India's 
Economic Times reported. Photographer: Prashanth 
Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Economic traffic between New Zealand and India is closer to moving to the fast lane as work continues on a free-trade agreement.

Wendy's opens in Dunedin

A Wendy's store is seen in Westminster, Colorado, in this file photo taken February 27, 2014.  Wendy's Co, the No. 3 U.S. hamburger chain by sales, said it would sell about 500 restaurants to franchisees and reduce company ownership of its outlets to about 5 percent by mid-2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD)

The burger joint will be the southernmost Wendy's in the world.

$300m Albany complex launched

An artist impression of the Rose Garden development planned for Albany.

Cheapest apartment in the Auckland block will start from $399,000 for a one-bedroom unit.

Foodstuffs mum on Warehouse

AT A LOSS: Woolies has sold its stake in The Warehouse Group for $87 million.

Supermarket giant won't be drawn on whether it will follow rival Woolworths and sell its stake.

Aotearoa launches fleet renewal

STATE OF THE ART: The new vessel is the first step in the biggest fleet renewal in New Zealand since the 1970s, Aotearoa Fisheries head Carl Carrington said.

NZ’s biggest Maori-owned fisheries company signs deal with Nelson boat builder for state of the art fishing boat.

NZ toothfish catch faces boycott

Toothsome: Panfried patagonian toothfish at Silks restaurant.

Supermarket chain refuses to sell fish caught in the Ross Sea, hitting NZ's $18m in exports.

Power retailers struggle with network pricing

Nelson power lines.

Energy retailers say lines company tariffs hamper efforts to provide clear information to households.

Briscoe profit a record

Invercargill's Boxing Day sale's were busy on Friday morning, pictured the line at the checkout's at Rebel Sport on a busy shopping day.

Owner of Briscoes and Rebel Sports defies the difficult climate for retailers.

Xero US listing delayed

NO HURRY: "The primary thing is to get our new US leadership team to do two or three quarters (with the company), so the earliest we would go now is early next year," CEO Rod Drury said.

Online accounting software developer US market debut will be at the start of 2016 at the earliest.

Workers hurt in port mishap

The Patricia Schulte container ship at the Port of Timaru, where two men were injured early yesterday morning.

Port of Timaru accident reinforces calls for a national inquiry into port and maritime safety.

Council looks to free trade benefits

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Deputy Mayor Darren Ludlow at Rugby Park which the ICC  have just taken  ownership of.

The Invercargill City Council will look to further capitalise on a free trade agreement with Taiwan.

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