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Capital idea for annuities

New annuities offer greater flexibility.

Old style annuities were something of a gamble between the investor and the company providing the annuity:

Why is tech so blokey?

With the exception of Sysdoc founder Katherine Corich who wast inducted into the Tait Communications HiTech Hall of ...

OPINION: The male dominated tech sector struggles to find staff, why are women not interested?

Budget for 'Mad Men' of politics

Something to crow about - Prime Minister John Key and Finance Minister Bill English after Thursday's budget.

Long on slogans, short on excitement. That's the 2016 budget.

Hot pools in harbour?

An artist impression of a possible hot, saltwater pool in Oriental Bay, including waterfalls and a swimming area.

Outdoor swimming in Wellington? A businessman insists it's not just a fantasy.

Town Hall deal expected

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Victoria University School of Music look set to become long-term tenants of ...

Council hopes to reach deal with NZSO and School of Music to restart strengthening works.

New scam targets builder's payments

Banks need to do more to help people avoid scams, says Consumer NZ.

Alert goes out on scam targeting builders' payments.

Smoking hike could have been higher

Manawatu smokers are bracing for another three years of 10 per cent tax hikes, the Government's strategy for stamping ...

Manawatu health advocate applauds cigarette price hike from $20 a pack to $30 by 2020.

'Drop in the bucket' for water

Environment Minister Nick Smith, middle, pictured swimming in the Manawatu River, has announced $100 million for ...

Government's $100m for water quality is "a drop in the bucket", says clean water advocate.

Rising from the rubble

"It's just been the longest process on the planet. Two years down the track I've finally got my life back," said Jenny ...

After weathering a perfect storm of tax dodging charges and liquidation, Jenny Joblin's back at the helm of fashion label Federation.

'Fat people' to blame for tax: Peters video

Winston Peters - why not a "fat free" New Zealand?

NZ First leader blasts "fat people sitting in their ivory towers" for tobacco tax hike as he calls for a fat-free nation.

More efficient exporting

Outward allows users to connect with importers in China, providing a novel way of finding overseas business partners.

Outward is set to make exporting to China easy as.

$16m spent on convention centre

A 2014 artist's impression of the Christchurch convention centre.

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says ''huge strides'' made in Christchurch's recovery.

Air NZ trials robots

Invert Robotics climbing robots can detect damage to an aircraft fuselage not immediately apparent visually.

Air NZ is using robots fitted with cameras to explore hard to reach spots on its aircraft.

Smith floats compulsory building guarantee

The Government is exploring the idea of spreading the liability of fixing flawed buildings though a compulsory warranty.

Concern that building guarantee could force builders out of the trade.

Celeb chef fires up in Wellington video

MasterChef New Zealand judge Al Brown is opening Best Ugly Bagels on Swan Lane in Wellington later this year.

One of the founders of Logan Brown is expanding his bagel business into the capital.

Social services look good on paper

YMCA South and Mid Canterbury general manager Keith Shaw says they continue to deliver government contracts under ...

Social service investments look good on paper, but finer details are key for South Canterbury.

Winter arrives, according to TradeMe

Chilly weather over the country has given Kiwi's a serious case of winter-brain.

Sales of blankets, heaters, firewood and snow chains soar as the mercury drops.

Store's smashing start

Dimple Khatri inspects the damage after a car drove over the footpath and smashed into her store window.

Being late to work meant shop owner wasn't hurt after car crashes through his window.

DHBs still shortchanged - Labour

Labour's health spokeswoman Annette King says the Government is still short-changing DHBs, despite a record funding ...

Health got the lion's share of Budget funding, but Labour's updated its calculations and says it's not enough.

Tourism industry hot over DOC funding cuts

The Tourism Export Council said stricter enforcement of concession fees for visiting scenic spots such as the pancake ...

Tourism industry leaders are worried that lack of funding will continue to severely handicap the Department of Conservation.

Below the beltway

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key head to the House to deliver the Budget.

Who is up, down and inbetween in politics this week?

Labs bring workers into Frankton

The old mail sorting room of a Frankton NZ Post building will turn into home base for Hill Laboratories. Pictured are ...

New site will boost floor space by about 1500sqm and bring workers under the same roof.

Let's think about 2038, not 2017

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Prime Minister John Key gives a post budget speech at the Trans-Tasman ...

OPINION: I'm 23, and I know super isn't going to survive until I retire - unless we change it soon.

Substandard solar work

David Johnson was fined $2,500 after solar panels he installed did not meet the proper safety standards.

"There are concerns about public safety in these circumstances"

Reyburn St site for new medical centre

Regional council chairman Bill Shepherd and Freya Johnstone, development manager for Johnstone Group, at the Reyburn St ...

 The Northland Regional Council has sold one of its Whangarei properties for $2.6 million.

Bankers slam blogger's 'victim filter'

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler, whose decisions have been repeatedly attacked by former colleague Michael  ...

Michael Reddell expected thanks for revealing a Reserve Bank leak. Instead, he was privately slammed him as "reckless"

Dreaming of a mid-year Christmas?

Christmas is always just around the corner for Taranaki woman Jenny Field, who's will open The Christmas Village shop ...

"Some people like hunting, some like fishing, some like sports or fishing - I just like Christmas."

Key gets tough on Auckland

Auckland's current restrictions on building outside the urban limit was "a failed experiment", Key said.

A new policy will force the city's council to release more land and bring house prices down, the PM says.

Wanaka developer can't wait to prepare Scurr Heights for subdivision

Some of the Scurr Heights landbank, with the Criffel Range in the background.

Wanaka developer secures tender to buy a ratepayer-owned land bank.

Planning your estate

Tim Fairbrother outlines the options for managing your estate.

OPINION: Have you planned for what happens to your children or assets after you die?

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