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Politics in uncertain times

Protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square, London on Tuesday to demonstrate against the EU referendum result.

OPINION: What's the bet that in a few months' time, the only people who care about Brexit are the Poms?

'War Memorial' no longer

Napier's War Memorial Conference Centre is to lose its war memorial status.

Aussies' confusion about centre's title partly responsible for name change.

Bic clicks into 60th year video

Bic Oceania marketing manager Laura Grufas and OfficeMax NZ general manager Kevin Obern are confident Bic's appeal will ...

Kiwis have been clicking, chewing, chucking and of course, writing with Bic pens for 60 years.

Bid for Jamie Oliver leaves big debt

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is no longer opening a restaurant in Wellington.

They tried to bring the celebrity chef's restaurant to NZ. Now they owe the landlord "hundreds of thousands".

Homeowners increasingly confident

About 68 per cent of homeowners expect median residential house prices to rise in New Zealand's four main centres.

Kiwis across the country expect house prices to climb, survey shows.

Wellington's accessibility efforts

Wellington Zoo is built on a hill but that hasn't stopped the organisation making changes to welcome people with ...

Changes have been made around the Capital city to improve accessibility.

Air NZ campaign backfiring

Air New Zealand claims it supports Singapore Airways' new service into Wellington but the new service may further eat ...

OPINION: Singapore Airlines' strange move into the capital via Canberra shows Wellington's needs aren't being served.

Revision cuts unemployment

A job board at Work and Income's Timaru office. Changes in calculations mean New Zealand's unemployment rate has fallen ...

With the stroke of a pen, the number of people unemployed in New Zealand dropped by 12,000.

Call to end commissions abuse

Partners Life managing director Naomi Ballantyne is urging Government action to force insurance advisers to justify ...

Government told to act to regulate insurance advisers to protect consumers.

Secret lives of insurance advisers

16052016 News Photo: Supplied/Reserve Bank of New Zealand. New 'bright' banknotes in circulation including the $5, $10, ...

One adviser earned 10 ten free trips from insurers in four years. He's about to be visited by the Financial Markets Authority.

Five pitfalls of switching insurer

A new insurer may not cover pre-existing conditions.

Moving from one life insurer to another brings five big risks, the Financial Markets Authority warns.

Protecting older workers

New Zealand's flexible working arrangements law make working longer an attractive option.

OPINION: NZ has a high number of older workers, but what is it that keeps them at work?

Overloaded ships break up at sea

From July, ships will not be able to accept export containers that have not had their total weight verified.

NZ ports join a worldwide crackdown on dangerously overloaded container ships after some broke up at sea.

Accountants' groups join forces

CAANZ president Darren Scammell said it made good business sense to work together with the largest global professional ...

Partnership will help both groups increase their reach and offer value for members.

Stepdad declared bankrupt

Various images of Gary Watt and his partner Heather Duffy.

A Wellington man who used his stepchildren's inheritance to buy luxury items has been declared bankrupt.

Campground with 'glamping' potential for sale

The camp has budget housing potential, Bayley's agent Mike Peterson says.

A traditional coastal camping ground with development potential to become a multi-faceted accommodation venue, is for sale.

The demise of ad jingles

Rachel Hunter's Tip Top trumpet advertisement launched her super model career in 1985.

OPINION: What has happened to advertising jingles that stuck in your head?

Why not to pay for gym upfront

Configure Express in Centre Place in Hamilton has closed.

Paying a lump-sum for a gym membership is often better for the bank account, but what happens if it shuts?

Brexit may make British visitors more frugal

The tourism industry is hoping financial volatility following Britain's exit from the European Union won't deter Lions ...

Visitors from the United Kingdom pumped more than $1 billion in the New Zealand economy last year and the tourism industry is waiting to see if the Brexit has an impact on their spending habits.

The Brexit effect on investment

With the relationship between the European Union and the UK ripped apart, now is not the time to be making rash ...

There's no need to get whipped up into a frenzy, but it'd be wise not to make sudden investment moves.

Farmer confidence boost

Farm confidence bounced back strongly in the June quarter, according to a survey by Rabobank.

Dairy payout forecast sees positive farmers outnumber pessimists for first time in 15 months.

Meth-testing group concerns

NZ Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell says the organisation has written to Standard NZ expressing its strong ...

A group charged with setting new standard for testing meth-contaminated homes is tacked with vested interests, the NZ Drug Foundation says.

Lending hits record highs

New figures from the Reserve Bank show a surge of lending on residential properties in May.

Mortgage lending keeps rising, with investors' share of the borrowing creeping up.

For the love of dog

Kiwis are willing to fork out a lot of money for their pets.

Kiwis are forking out for their pets to have chemotherapy and hip replacements, operations usually reserved for humans.

Californian opens Wairarapa's window

Founder of new Martinborough arts, crafts and music business Ventana, Auriga Martin.

It's got the wine, the IT, the surfing and the arty folk - it's NZ's California, new retailer believes.

Hospice thinks big

Te Omanga Hospice will move into its new Fitzherbert St warehouse in Petone in August.

Te Omanga Hospice is moving from Jackson St, Petone to Fitzherbert St, Petone.

Pretoria House up for grabs

Lower Hutt's three-storey Pretoria House is on the market.

A Lower Hutt office building - dubbed Pretoria House - is up for sale and is expected to fetch up to $1.7 million.

Resist 'shopper's exhilaration' video

These people are exhibiting signs of marketing-induced shopper's hysteria.

OPINION: Buying great cushions with Mount Cook stitched on in mock-leather doesn't build your wealth.

Q&A with Jo Cribb

Former Ministry for Women chief executive Jo Cribb completed her four year term on Friday. She was a finalist in the ...

Outgoing Ministry for Women Jo Cribb talks about what being a woman of influence means to her.

Cribb inspring female leaders

Ministry for Women CEO, Jo Cribb.

Jo Cribb has dedicated the past four years to making New Zealand a better place for women.

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