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Marlborough goes 'crazy' for flavoured milk

Picton FreshChoice deli assistant Kelly Wright with their last four bottles of Lewis Road Creamery flavoured milk.

Bottles of Lewis Road Creamery flavoured milk have flown off the shelves in Marlborough, with some stores selling out before they could even get them into fridges.

Briscoe: Take it or leave it for Kathmandu

Briscoe tells Kathmandu shareholders to take or leave its offer.

Briscoe will not up its bid for outdoor clothing firm Kathmandu.

A life without credit cards

Reporter Rachel Thomas is averse to credit cards.

OPINION: To me, credit cards are tiny plastic reminders you've spent money you don't have.

Kids call for money lessons

Kids want to be good with money, but few schools are teaching them.

School children think they are pretty good at managing their money. Their teachers think they are not.

Petrol rises above $2 a litre

Petrol pump pain is in store for motorists who have got used to a long run of price cuts in recent months.

Z Energy and BP have both hiked prices by 4 cents a litre, the first increase in two months.

Growth looks set to continue

Wellington City’s economy has strengthened during the middle stages of 2015.

Wellington's economy is in good shape across retail, house sales and accommodation.

Why does NZ feel dissatisfied?

The author of a new study suggests the reason Kiwis have felt dissatisfied is because Australia's economy has outperformed New Zealand's.

If New Zealanders feel downbeat, Australia may be to blame, a new study suggests.

Tourism the economy star

Experts expect to see more tourists this year due to the low New Zealand dollar.

Tourism is "on a roll" to overtake dairy as New Zealand's top export earner.

El Nino summer looming for Marlborough farmers

Dry conditions in the Awatere Valley.

Ward farmer Kevin Lowe believes landowners in Marlborough have no reason to fear the El Nino weather conditions forecasted for the summer if they are well prepared.

Major changes to quake building rules

The scene on Colombo St in Christchurch after buildings collapsed on to two buses during the February 2011 earthquake.

Government halves timeframe to make the country's most earthquake-prone buildings safer.

Will you have enough cash when you retire?

Comfort in retirement comes down to planning to save enough over over your working life.

Kiwis are ill-prepared for retirement and planning to rely on the pension, rental properties and KiwiSaver to get by, a new survey shows.

Seafood company gains national recognition

Omega Seafoods managing director Chris Redwood, left, and marketing manager Johanna O'Connell after being placed in the top six companies in the Westpac Business Growth Grant awards.

A Marlborough seafood company has won recognition in a national competition promoting small to medium sized businesses.

Three months to rapidly grow companies

From left, Dogmatek audio owner Tim Prebble and Jack Candlish from Organic Dynamite, who are taking part in New Zealand's first manufacturer accelerator programme with Lightning Lab Manufacturing in Lower Hutt.

Their product ideas range from surfboards to motion capture technology but the entrepreneurs behind eight startups have yet to prove they can turn prototypes into saleable products.

Contractor costs will fall - ministry

Labour's education spokesman Chris Hipkins says the Ministry of Education hasn't learnt anything from the Novopay debacle.

Payments for private contractors continue to skyrocket in Government departments.

Spending habits begin at home

Teaching children how to manage their money needs to begin in the home.

Creating healthy money habits needs to begin in the home.

Boosting investor knowledge

"We're living longer and it's really important that we all, collectively and individually, plan for that so our money lasts as long as we do," Commission group manager of investor education David Boyle says.

A fear of the unknown may be putting some Kiwis off investing in the sharemarket.

Financial crisis to return?

Singapore-based David Dredge says the current volatility in financial markets is in the early stage.

Recent global market convulsions are just the beginning, Fortress fund manager says. 

Money laundering rules breach

Stringent anti-money laundering laws came into force in June 2013.

Jin Yuan Finance is the first firm to be publicly named and shamed by the Department of Internal Affairs.

FMA works closely with KiwiSaver providers on rules

Simone Robbers, right,  director of primary markets and investor resources with the Financial Markets Authority, talks to a member of the public about KiwiSaver.

The Financial Markets Authority has been watching the role KiwiSaver providers take.

Old cloths become trendy aprons video

Barbara Gilchrist creates and sells old fashioned aprons made from tablecloths and teatowels.

Barbara Gilchrist created quirky vintage aprons out of recycled tablecloths and tea towels with her apron business, Inapinny.

Mosquitoes as DNA drones

Mosquito feeding: Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect to predict the spread of diseases.

Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect as a biological drone to predict the spread of diseases.

KiwiSavers told: Don’t bail out

David Boyle is worried some investors might get scared by sharemarket losses and bail out of their growth KiwiSaver funds into conservative options instead, costing them dearly in the process.

KiwiSaver members who are invested in growth funds are being advised to close their eyes and hold on tight through market turbulence.

Ford NZ boss is a happy man gallery

Ford's new Focus which is set for the New Zealand market.

Ford launches facelifted Focus hatch as New Zealand sales continue to race ahead.

ES frustrated with Fed Farmers

Environment Southland lashes out at Federated Farmers.

Environment Southland has lashed out at Federated Farmers.

Dairy prices still rising

Price rises were backed by 166 participating bidders trading 35,865 metric tonnes of dairy product.

But difficult times are far from over for farmers after the second positive dairy auction in a row.

Time for KiwiSaver check-up

It's time for your KiwiSaver health check.

Money Week is a good time to take your KiwiSaver pulse and check you have a healthy balance.

Live chat: Managing debt

Sorted's Tom Hartmann.

Tom Hartmann from Sorted answers questions on managing finances.

Kiwi Property buys into Westgate

The Zone 7 retail develoment features a 2km road lined by a shopping mall, library, supermarket and more.

Auckland's Zone 7 retail centre development has been bought by giant property fund Kiwi Property for $82.5 million.

Weak start for NZX 50

The kiwi has failed to lift following another postiive GlobalDairyTrade auction.

The NZX 50 opened down for the third day in a row, while a lift in dairy prices failed to boost the kiwi.

Google refines its logo

Same-same, but different. Google's new look.

Google gives itself a face lift - but can you spot the difference?

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