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Don't ask us about Christmas

The wholesale market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province. The city supplies cheap consumer goods to the chain stores and malls of ...

There are no elves at Santa's real-life workshop in China which makes decorations all year round.

Exploding growth brings new technology

The new 4.5g tower site also overlooks the development of the former Peninsula Golf Club at Red Beach, north Auckland.

Data usage growing by 2 per cent a week in New Zealand's fastest growing area.

Hospital parking woes set to worsen

This car park at the metro sports site, formerly used by hospital visitors, is also is no longer available to staff and ...

Nearly 300 Christchurch Hospital car parks may be transferred to the new metro sports facility.

Luxurious B&B once again video

David McLay has spent a year renovating Issey Manor on Carrington St in New Plymouth.

A 141-year-old house is once more an up-scale bed and breakfast.

Hassle-free Christmas trees

Getting a real Christmas tree home can be quite a hassle.

The cost of hassle-free Christmas trees.

Rich Christmas, poor Christmas

Parents under financial stress should understand that gift budgets aren't always higher in richer homes.

Top-end households won't be tightening their belts this festive season, but middle and lower-income NZ is feeling the pinch.

NZ Super's ageism blight

Will age discrimination force her out of the workforce before she reaches 65?

Raising the age we get the pension won't work unless employers start giving jobs to older people, the Retirement Commissioner says.

A US$1000 Christmas tree

Christmas tree from December 2015 H&G for use in CHCH AT HOME

If you're complaining about the cost of buying a Christmas tree, spare a thought for the festive folk of New York.

'Huge' number stream Parker fight

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker v Andy Ruiz Jr. 
WBO World Heavyweight Title.

Sky TV says it took down a "huge" number of people illegally streaming Saturday night's Parker v Ruiz fight. 

Thank goodness for Vanuatu video

RSE workers are in Blenheim for the grape vine pruning season. Pruners working at South Borough Family Estate on New ...

Central Otago growers "would be beside themselves" if they lost the 1400 seasonal workers from Vanuatu.

Coastal property for the birds

Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre manager Keith Woodley spots birds at the mouth of the Miranda stream.

Long-haul champion to dine out in restored mudflats on the Firth of Thames in Fonterra project.

Client manager for estate firm admits theft

Robert Clark misappropriated funds by performing transactions from client accounts, into his bank accounts, a finance ...

Robert Thomas Clark used unattended computers at his office to transfer more than $66,634 to his own accounts.

Waffles for Christmas breakfast

Thanks to rewards points, this Christmas it's waffles for breakfast and toasted sandwiches for lunch.

You've spent all year collecting them - here's how Kiwis plan to spend their rewards points.

Revolutionising the NZ music industry

Jam Space founders Noel Mohandoss and Matt Insul started the online platform after feeling frustrated about how tedious ...

It started with three musicians fed up with the status quo.

Too good to be true


Here are some of the worst - and most significant - scams this year.​

Key's economic scorecard

Prime Minister John Key's economic legacy will be defined by the response to the Global Financial Crisis, says Rod Oram.

OPINION: Outgoing prime minister John Key would score a 9 for salesmanship and a 1 for long-term strategy.

Food for thought

Auckland chef Michael Van de Elzen

The Good Food Boost competition begins this week, looking for sustainable businesses.

Women's career realities

The Women's Career Realities and Aspirations survey showed more than 40 per cent of women felt they were behind schedule ...

Nearly half of women in management feel their career is lagging male colleagues' because of family demands.

Pop-ups key for retailers

Best Ugly national operations manager Jeremy Coombes says using pop-up opportunities helps build rapport with new customers.

More than 1000 people visited ANZ's market day, where 21 businesses popped up for three hours to sell goods.

Fishing for pets

The essential fatty acids found in fish oil are said to boost skin and coat health, joint mobility and intestinal health.

The world's largest king salmon manufacturer has launched its first pet food range.

Bridging the skills age gap

Fiona Kingsford, is chief executive of NZ skills organisation, Competenz.

Skills Through Life: how will NZ bridge the intergenerational gap in our workforce?

Invest offshore to beat the house

Is there a house price bubble in New Zealand. And is it about to come to an end?

NZ's property market has certainly paused, and there are some signs it could be the start of a house price slump.

Stop being so cheap

It might generally be a good idea to buy quality products, but many people spend up on top-of-the-line hobby items such ...

Sometimes it pays to shell out on quality stuff that’ll go the distance.

Winning people over the 2 per cent way

Customer experience is a complex collection of feelings.

I believe in the "2 per cent rule" to stand out to your customers, says Zac de Silva.

A taste of the country life

In off-peak traffic, 47 Constable Rd, Waiuku, is a 55 minute drive from Auckland CBD.

Two rural Auckland property opportunities are separately trying to lure city-dwellers to the country.

Time for a rethink on disaster planning?

Leicester Gouwland is a director of accounting firm William Buck Leicester Gouwland, Auckland.

It's time to rethink how we assist businesses through natural disasters says Leicester Gouwland, director of Auckland accounting firm William Buck Leicester Gouwland.

Zespri's new headquarters

The Point England Reserve housing project proposed by Ngati Paoa and Tamaki Redevelopment Company.

Zespri builds a new $42m head office in Tauranga.

Paying to park in a national park

Pressure on hugely popular locations, such as Coromandel's Cathedral Cove, is driving calls for a new $130 million fund ...

Car parking charges in national parks and other tourist spots could help pay for much needed infrastructure.

Resthomes could solve the housing crisis

Marion Booth pictured at her home at Greenwich Village resthome in Unsworth Heights, Auckland.

Older generations make way for younger families in the city that needs housing.

Buggy biz booming

Behind this door is where minds meet to come up with new ideas for phil&teds.

A Wellington buggy business is expanding in Spain - hot on the heels of increasing demand for its products in Europe.

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