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Auckland's combustible buildings video

Auckland Council's general manager of building control, Ian McCormick, said staff have manually checked for buildings ...

Anger among residents of Auckland apartment high-rise identified as having Grenfell Tower combustible cladding.

Westpac card issue fixed

Some Westpac credit and eftpos cards were hit by a network issue on Friday.

Scores of customers were unable to use eftpos or credit cards, but bank says problem is now resolved.

Virtual power plant on trial

Craig Burt is taking part in a “virtual power plant” trial, designed to support Wellingtonians in the event of a natural ...

Wellington residents could end up sharing electricity with neighbours after a disaster.

Common themes to global challenge

Nuffield scholars Mat Hocken (left) and Ryan O'Sullivan examine agricultural products as part of their visit to Brazil.

Nuffield scholar Ryan O'Sullivan shares his observations after exploring the state of global agriculture.

Casino fraudster stole $1.9m

Tessa Grant at a court appearance in 2016.

Tessa Grant lived it up on stolen funds, but that luxury lifestyle has come to a crashing halt.

Doughnuts selling like hot cakes

Josiah Smits of the Smoking Barrel Cafe and Restaurant with some of his famous donuts at his High St, Motueka business.

A Motueka cafe is struggling to meet demand for its hand-made decadent doughnuts.

Last video store standing

United Video owner Sam Bansal says he is still here and open for business.

They're becoming as rare as hen's teeth, and now New Plymouth only has one left.

South Island train comeback?

Timaru Mayor Damon Odey is keen to see a Southern passenger rail service return.

Christchurch to Invercargill passenger train service is a step closer to making a historic comeback.

Word to your mother

Brittany Bourgoise, mother to Elsie, 11 months, and Brooklyn, three, juggles mum life with running her own nail business.

Brittany Bourgoise is a mumpreneur and reckons other mothers can become one too.

Vulnerable elderly 'at risk' from immigration changes

Immigrant workers offer essential labour for many New Zealand businesses such as Compass Fruit which provides workers ...

Retirement sector businesses are worried about National's immigration changes and even more worried about Labour's plans.

Tech a game changer video

Wearable technology company I Measure U's sensors can be wrapped around an athlete's limbs to measure their performance.

New Zealand technology companies' products have been picked up by NBA teams and offshore armed forces.

The Block's housing market woes

In case you hadn't guessed, Julia and Ali are identical twins from Auckland.

A cooling Auckland housing market means this might be The Block's hardest season yet.

Factory death still being probed

The entrance to the Homegrown Juice Company's office and factory on Williams Street, Hastings.

It's suspected that 23-year-old woman Manpreet Kaur died after being entangled in machinery in Hastings.

Masala fallout continues

The stigma attached to the Masala restaurant has made establishing their own restaurant  Paprika much harder for Anu and ...

Uncertainty as building sold out underneath new restaurant owners.

Search for travel using emojis

Want to fly to Las Vegas? Just put in the slot machine emoji for a list of deals.

One travel site is letting us look up flight or hotel deals using emojis to represent our destination.

Banking on the change in money

Steven Faulkner says electronic transactions make up at least 40 per cent of his ice cream truck sales.

We're spending more than ever before so why's it getting harder for banks to stay open?

TVNZ 1 and 2 go online

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13/06/03 Picture by David White. ...

State broadcaster will livestream all its channels through a single online hub from Monday.

Warehouse dumps faulty sheets

Packs of flannelette sheets slashed and dumped in a skip outside The Warehouse Blenheim.

Well, it's not like there's a charity called Sheets 'n Things right beside them. Oh wait ...

70s building smarter than most

Aorangi House in Molesworth St.

A 46-year-old building in Wellington has a better energy rating than the average NZ office.

Board 'stood on' by government

The community has been rallying against the selling of 12 hectares of Point England Reserve.

An Auckland local board says it is being walked over by the Government.

Daughter's bill soars

Colleen Warin was ordered to pay her parents $367,000, now topped off with nearly $14,000 legal costs.

Colleen Warin's $367,000 debt to her parents has increased by another $14,000.

We still need feminism

"I know I'm not the only person that came to feminism later in life," says Anna Guenther.

OPINION: I never thought I was a feminist, but three things made me realise it's still important:

Tourism's recruitment crisis video

Dylan Bryant got his big break by completing a five week hospitality course run by Accor Hotels and now works  at ...

Migrant labour is propping up our tourism industry which needs thousands of new workers to service the international visitor boom.

Army in leaky coat fight

The NZDF contacted Pacific Brands three times to complain jackets were leaking, the Australian court was told.

Defence Force needs more time to answer questions about jackets supplied to NZ troops.

McDonald's gets virtual video

The augmented reality McDonald's Happy Meal cartoon, named Happy, adopts the colouring that it is given on paper.

The Happy Meal has had a technology makeover.

Cinema gets $27m after quake video

Reading Cinema and surrounding buildings on Courtenay Place were closed for four months following the November quake.

Multimillion-dollar quake payout allows Wellington cinema to rebuild on demolished car park land.

Victims in short supply

Christchurch company Acute Finance Ltd has been fined $22,000 for overcharging its customers.

Finance firm overcharged customers, but Commerce Commission can't find anyone to speak out.

Māori TV and Stuff in video deal video

Maori Television

Māori Television and Fairfax partner to play the indigenous broadcaster's news video on Stuff.

Don't blow your savings yet...

What might your house deposit savings buy? Best not to find out.

If you scrimp and save but still can't afford a house, don't waste that nest egg on luxuries.

Kiwi craft chocolate wins gold

Karl Hogarth of Hogarth Craft Chocolate holds a handful of cocoa nibs.

Nelson chocolatiers Hogarth won top prize at the global chocolate awards in London.

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