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Interest hike deemed unlikely

Reserve Bank did not need to lift interest rates this year and may not need to raise them again next year, as low inflation is balancing out growth.

Port industrial strife to continue

Mediation talks between Lyttelton Port and union workers falter, with industrial action set to continue.

Couriers charging for absence

National transport firm Freightways has extended its policy of charging for an unsuccessful courier delivery.

Help on offer for depressed farmers

Do not isolate yourself and hang on to hope.

Creating the magic

Stables strap Wayne Stables works with some of the biggest names in modern cinema.

Designing a teaching career

Nick Webster is helping students start off in their creative digital careers.

Big care for little babies

Party business is child's play

Mouldy flats to be torn down

Leaky state homes in Wellington will be torn down after Housing NZ decided refurbishment was too costly.

'Ghetto' waiting to happen

A Wellington developer has sparked a fight with residents over a multimillion-dollar project that will see three-storey rental apartments in the suburbs.

Caught short: NZ underinsured

Council considers local housing body

Home building dips in September quarter

House building slows, even in Canterbury, but non-residential building work is close to record levels.

Huge Kmart store plan for Petone

Australian-owned Kmart is planning to open a large new shop in Hutt Rd, Petone.

Developer snaps up Unilever site

WELLINGTON property investor and developer Eyal Aharoni has bought the sprawling Unilever property in Petone.

Stadium's designer calls for revamp

Hutt hotel gets go-ahead

DNZ cashes in on Ngauranga

DNZ Property Fund has raised nearly $6 million from the sale of two Wellington properties.

Why the US loves red Ken

For almost 30 years Ken McDowall worked on Rotokawa Farm at Whanganui, managing the sheep flock and a beef herd for its owner.

Apple growers get the pip

I have a braeburn apple each morning with my breakfast. I love the tangy sharpness of its taste. It could be my Swedish and Anglo-Saxon genes, because I am not alone in this. Apple lovers in Northern Europe buy almost all of our braeburns.

The art of once-a-day milking

Farmers get red pens ready for drought-hit accounts

Farming: full of strategy

A Wairarapa farmer has spent more than 20 years showing Wellington bureaucrats that farmers aren't dimwits.

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