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Woman doused in petrol at Kapiti service station

Ingrid Carson was covered in the flammable substance by a faulty pump. But, she was told to drive home.

Manawatu homeowners off the grid after designing alternative solar energy system

Feilding homeowners have been self-sufficient for six years after building an alternative solar energy system.

Households told to shop around for better power deal as prices rise

It's that time of year again... when power bills get more expensive.

Domestic violence costs employers millions

New bill would see leave for victims enshrined in law.

'Hell of a great guy' dies after being crushed by bundle of steel in Christchurch

Man crushed to death by a bundle of steel in Christchurch was "a hell of a great guy", his friend says.

Mothers earn less than fathers, Statistics NZ says

Parents get paid more than those without kids - but mothers get the worst deal.

PR guru and league stalwart Malcolm Boyle dies

Malcolm Boyle, 66, had a 40-year career in public relations.

Masala restaurant chain in $8 million forfeiture settlement

They've been fighting it for two years, but now an Indian chain restaurant has settled an $8 million claim with police, IRD.

Farmers: Nut 'milks' riding on our good name

Fancy some 'almond squashings' on your cereal?

'Hot headed' farmer uses four-wheel drive as weapon against cycle trail contractor in his paddock

Council contractor's dive not enough to avoid "hot headed" farmer's four-wheel drive.

Affco adopts new skin technology for retail beef packs

 Affco is trialling new skin packaging technology for beef which allow consumers to better judge the meat.

Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung's Jay Y Lee on bribery

South Korea plans to charge the de facto company head and four executives with bribery.

Backlash over job ad ruling out de facto couples

Taranaki man wants a married couple for sharemilker role to "set example" for daughters.

Banana supply scare short-lived as boat arrives to restock supermarkets

Fear not banana lovers, the yellow wonders are back on store shelves.

Trump to use food safety as a cudgel in trade deals, leaked tape reveals

US President plans to dangle food safety as a weapon in trade talks, tape reveals.

Small town New Zealand is tipped to struggle

Big cities and popular areas will grow but the outlook's grim for some regions, report says.

List of streets with unreinforced masonry show they surround Wellington CBD

Nick Smith releases list of streets most at risk of falling facades and parapets in an earthquake.

CAA must review safety areas at Wellington Airport, Court of Appeal rules

Concerns over safety areas at proposed airport extension upheld by court.

Scales posts scrunchy profit, dazzles with new apple, welcomes Chinese

New apple varieties and a brilliant harvest have lifted Scales again.

Marlborough to launch tourism offensive in Nelson and the North Island

With dwindling numbers of Cantabrian tourists, Marlborough is looking elsewhere.

First-ever double-decker buses roll into Auckland's North Shore suburbs

The first ever double-decker buses are running routes on suburban streets in Auckland's North Shore.

Female journalists paid 26 per cent less - survey

Female journalists are paid on average above $10,000 less than their male counterparts and are less likely to be promoted.

Sky Television apologises after cutting off Oscars mid-stream

Sky TV pulls live stream of Oscars after realising it didn't have rights.

House moves home after 105 years

A 105-year-old house has been moved to make room for three new homes on a prime inner-city spot within New Plymouth.

Bill English claims about Kiwi jobseekers using drugs 'not backed by data'

Bill English says young Kiwis can't get jobs due to drug use, but that's not true, NZ Drug Foundation says.

Dentists applaud Taranaki dairy owners for ban on selling sugary drinks before school

They're shops that won't sell kids sugary drinks and everyone loves them for it.

The Washington Post's new slogan turns out to be an old saying

The Washington Post added a new phrase beneath its online masthead, but it turns out it's an old saying.

Central Hamilton city office building for sale

A new office building in central Hamilton is up for sale fully leased to three national tenants.

Design confirmed for Edendale bypass

 NZ Transport Agency chooses design for Edendale bypass, consents to be lodged soon.

How Bill Gates goes unrecognised in public: 'I sometimes wear a hat'

The richest man in the world has a very low-tech way of going unrecognised in public.

Wellington's housing headache: Figures show city is 3590 homes short of what it needs

Capital can't build homes quick enough to keep pace with population growth, leaving it thousands short.

Takata admits fraud in air bag scandal that has killed at least 16

Japanese auto parts maker admits criminal charge and will pay NZ$1.38b in penalties for concealing deadly air bag defect.

Camilla kaftan warehouse sale ends in arrest for woman posing as security guard

She posed as security while pinching bags of bejewelled designer clothes from a Sydney warehouse sale of fashion label Camilla.

Kirsten Patterson to head Institute of Directors

Kirsten Patterson has been named as the new chief executive for the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Summerset overcomes major hurdle to $120 million Boulcott retirement village

Massive hurdle cleared ahead of $120 million retirement village being built in Lower Hutt.

Death follows birth and passports online as NZ's digital transformation continues

New parents and people wanting passports can fill in everything online, and soon the bereaved can too.

On The Land: Syndication keeps NZ racing industry going

Syndication is keeping New Zealand racing going, says a veteran of the industry.

Alleged ponzi fraudster's beauty business seeks buyer

An alleged ponzi operator is seeking a buyer for his hair and beauty business.

Anywhere but Dreamworld, say parents: An uncertain future for Gold Coast theme park

"There's no way I'm going there," my kids tell me ahead of our annual Gold Coast trip.

Wellington high-rise tenants warned of spontaneously breaking windows

Simply putting up a poster on a window could smash the glass, workers in Wellington's second-tallest building told.

Mad Butcher faces challenges but owner Veritas still profits

A competitive market and supply shortages have hit the Mad Butcher as its owner makes a small profit of $1.2m.

Far North fishermen concerned about commercial sustainability

Spotter planes, helicopters and dye are being used in commercial fishing in the Far North.

Advert or honest opinion? Australia cracks down on social media influencers

Influencer marketing 1.0 was Top Gear celebrities selling protein balls, but things have changed.

Liquidators trying to bankrupt Napier developer Malcolm Herbert

Liquidators obtain ruling against Malcolm Herbert, apply to make him bankrupt

Real estate agent cleared of telling porkies about plumbing

Flooding caused by faulty pump led to a real estate agent finding a mistake.

The office affair can shred your career and cost a lot of money

Here's what not to do when your high-profile CEO has an affair with an employee.

Government 'very keen' for stronger trade ties with Iran

As NZ and Iran reach a new deal on sheep and beef exports, the Government chases further trade opportunities.

Small businesses driving 'rock star economy'

Nikki Clarke has been astonished by the rate of growth in her business, Cadenshae, over recent months.

It's a bad idea to make your customers angry: Cas Carter

OPINION: I got so many chores done while on hold for an hour, but I'd rather just talk to someone.

Chart of the day: How many Kiwis own and work at the shop?

How many Kiwis not only work at the shop but also own it?
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