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Terminally ill Helen Kelly wants legal cannabis

Helen Kelly is battling terminal lung cancer.

Council of Trade Unions president will ask the Government for permission to take cannabis oil.

Legal win over lewd library pics

The woman's boss was caught at work at the library with 2784 close up photographs of women's breasts and cleavage.

A legal win for an employee who had a photos secretly taken of cleavage by her boss at a public library.

Lambton Quay is hot property

The demise of Kirkcaldie & Stains may be mourned my some, but its replacement is driving interest in space on Lambton Quay from across the Tasman.

International retailers are battling for space on Wellington's premier shopping street.

You want money? How to earn that paper

‘You Want Money? You Gotta Work!’ A financial planner delivers her message about saving.

There's a new rap video about teaching millennials about money.

Hells Angels takes legal action against tech start-up

Outlaw bikies Hell Angels take legal action over trademarks.

Motorcycle enthusiasts v an online art community. Hells Angels Australia take legal action.

7-Eleven beings terminating franchises

The termination of  franchises sent sent shockwaves through 7-Eleven.

7-Eleven franchises terminated following revelations of worker exploitation

Harvey Norman won't honour 'sale'

Harvey Norman customers received an email from the retailer on Friday outlining its 'terms of use' as a reason for not agreeing to sell furniture at a lower price after a sales glitch.

Harvey Norman emails hundreds of customers caught up in sales glitch to say it's only "human" and within its rights not to honour the sales.

Foxton Beach boat launched on air bags

The boat is lowered into the water.

The 170 tonne boat at Foxton Beach has been launched by using air bags to roll it in the water.

Wellington hosts Maori economic 'movers and shakers'

Federation Of Maori Affairs chairwoman Traci Houpapa (left) and Liz Mellish, chairwoman of the Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, a "sister" of The Wellington Tenths Trust, at the opening of the FOMA conference in Wellington.

Conference will discuss opportunities to diversify into new types of investment.

Finance diary

Statistics New Zealand releases its  accommodation survey data for August 2015 on Monday.

Business events for the week ahead.

Crime to watch US TV?

The Government has yet to spell out whether some internet TV viewing will face sanctions under the TPPA.

Will it become a crime to get around the block on overseas online TV services like US Netflix?

'It's a racist toy'

Playmobil figurine that she said was racist posted on the Playmobil Facebook page.

Playmobil forced to defend a dark-skinned toy wearing a neck choker after it was called racist.

Alliance Group rewards farmers

Alliance Group's Lorneville plant has invested in a thermoform controlled atmosphere packaging machine as part of its efforts to enhance the shelf life of its products.

Farmers will get loyalty payments from Alliance Group, but they come with a catch.

Cheap suit influx comes at price

Brothers Karam, left, and John Haddad have owned their clothing store in Otorohanga for the past 50 years.

Once a coveted item in most men's wardrobe, the high-end wool-blend suit is being pushed off the rack by cheap imports.

Blue cod changes a 'satisfactory compromise'

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy announces changes to blue cod fishing rules at the Waikawa Boating Club in Picton.

Changes to blue cod fishing rules are a "satisfactory compromise", a Blenheim recreational fisherman says.

Township's golf course and extra land for sale

The commercially-zoned land on sale includes Pegasus Town's convenience centre.

Township's golf course and land for commercial and housing seeks buyer.

Onions NZ signs GIA in Pukekohe

Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy, chief executive officer of Onions NZ Michael Ahern and Hunua MP Andrew Bayley sign the Deed of the Government Industry Agreement.

Onions New Zealand signed the Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for biosecurity readiness and response on Friday at a ceremony in Pukekohe.

Accidental landlords no longer

More homeowners choosing to sell could put the squeeze on rents

Auckland buyers are no longer opting to hold on to their existing properties when they buy a new one, brokers say.

Dead cow rotting in water supply

Dwayne and Hedley Edwards are fed up with the lack of help from local councils to remove a rotting cow carcass from their water supply.

A cow carcass was left to rot and seep into the main water supply of a Waikato school.

Graham's funnyman style remembered

Mainfreight founder Bruce Plested gave a eulogy to his Christchurch business partner, Neil Graham, who died on September 30, aged 71

Neil Graham used humour to build Mainfreight's income and craft its style, his longtime ally Bruce Plested says.

Townies say mow, farmers say grow

Select Lawn Mowing contractor Renjith Rajagopal is in the midst of a busy spring.

Lawnmowing contractors are rushed off their feet but on the farm they need the grass.

Opposing Chinese deal 'risky'

Dissident Silver Fern Farms shareholder John Cochrane says he cannot reveal all  he knows about a counter-proposal for the company.

Opponents of Shanghai Maling deal of "playing a very dangerous and irresponsible game" but the opposition has said it is muzzled legally over how much it can reveal.

Is your meeting room a waste of space?

How to get the right size meeting room is an ongoing issue.

Getting the right mix of meeting-room sizes has become a conundrum for office tenants and their landlords

Hell pizza goes free range

All ingredients on Hell pizzas are now guilt-free, sourced from audited free range farms.

Hell pizza is now 100 per cent free range and consumers do not have to pay a cent more than before.

Spending while the sun shines

Kiwis have spent 8 per cent more on durables like furniture this year.

Kiwis are spending more on the house, according to electronic card figures.

Hold on to your cash

You worked hard for your money, don't throw it away.

Here are 10 ways to help you stop throwing your money away.

Families lose historical land battle

The view from the disputed reserve land at Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland.

Descendants of Auckland land owners who had chunks of waterfront land taken have lost an Appeal Court bid.

Tampons go organic

Organic Initiative sanitary products are made in Europe with cotton sourced from certified organic farms.

Organic Initiative is on a mission to provide sanitary products that are good for women and the world.

Power returns to Far North

Some shops in Kerikeri were able to keep operating despite the power cut.

Top Energy is restoring power on a rolling basis with hopes the entire region will be reconnected by 4pm.

Broker's View: a2 Milk

Investors are pouring more money into a2 Milk on the back of strong trading.

Company: The a2 Milk Company

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