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Insurance winners and losers

It's worth taking on your insurer over a rejected claim, even if victory's not guaranteed.

Where's the next housing bubble?

House prices surge in Vancouver, London and Stockholm, putting them most at risk of a housing bubble.

Manager's 'sxy' dismissal unfair

A married ASB senior manager declared his love for a "super-hot" staff member, then was fired.

Little Garden bidding war

As bids on a full set pass $200, could get the same plants at a garden centre for $42.

$7.3m property deal goes wrong

She claimed she didn't understand the $7.3m property deal, but she still must pay a 10% deposit - that's $730k.

On the green

A sporting store selling golfing equipment has a prime new location at the Marlborough Golf Club course.

Bumper cruise season ahead

New Zealand will welcome a record number of cruise ships to its shores this summer.

Multimillion-dollar claims rejected

Liquidators of collapsed firm Mainzeal have rejected more than $36 million worth of claims made by out-of-pocket creditors.

Online sales bad idea

Selling non-existent helicopters online lands man a real visit to the dock.

Stand-off over sand suck

"We think they're deliberately misleading the government that they have iwi mandate."

Regional council to pay living wage

Decision could see cleaners and security guards' pay increase by 25 per cent, union claims.

Big lift for NZCU

A South Island credit union is targeting younger people in a marketing push into northern centres

How they make it: Carpet

Ever wondered how the carpet in your home was made? Roll up and find out.

CPW water rush

Central Plains Water says it has support of shareholders for its second stage covering 20,000ha.

Kiwis asked to change attitudes to donations

Can Kiwis be convinced to give more to one of New Zealand's internationally-renowned galleries? Last year they gave just $11,000.

Taxi driver axed for speeding

"He was due to take up a job driving buses, which he won't be able to do either."

Why the Chinese win

Why are the Chinese property winners? Because they're more focused, says real estate agent.

Uber rides into food delivery

UberEats set to become a driving force behind meal deliveries as it prepares to expand to global markets.

Presidental debate the new Super Bowl

A 30-second ad during coverage of the US presidential cost more than US$200,000.

Top 10 consumer abuses

Dodgy debt collectors, mis-sold extended warranties and unsafe goods are among the main consumer traps.

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