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Damien Grant buys fireworks in China

Liuyang is where you will end up. It's an awful city. No foreign tourists ever visit. I love it.

Arnott's changed their Shapes flavour so we taste tested them

There was outrage when Arnott's changed its Shapes biscuits - but how bad are they really?

Heat goes on Hamilton City Council staff over incomplete work

Political pressure is going on city council staff over the number of incomplete projects in Hamilton.

Sydney madam Jamelie Lahood pursued over tax bills

She ran one of Sydney's most expensive brothels, but Jamelie Lahood now owes $17.4 million in tax.

Australian pet brand Petstock plans aggressive expansion in NZ

Australian company Petstock only launched in New Zealand last year and is already keeping Kiwis' furry companions fed, healthy and clean.

Home ownership comes with a side of guilt

OPINION: I recently bought a house, and it feels great. Kind of.

Tim Murphy: Hilary Barry's popularity would rival the Prime Minister's

OPINION: Most likely Hilary Barry will appear in the mornings, opposite the show she created with Paul Henry.

Griffins new Squiggles mashups are short changing customers

Unsavoury truth about a new chocolate bikkie - consumers paying the same for less.

Mediaworks' week of hell with Hilary Barry's resignation

High staff turnover sees hundreds leave the public broadcaster in the past 18 months.

Editorial: Hilary is gone, and so too the cool dispassion of the newsreaders of the past

OPINION: A channel full of Real Housewives and Top Chefs is no substitute for local talent.

Kiwi farmers sue for $33 million over Facebook scam

Te Kuiti farmers sue rabbi over multi-million dollar Facebook stock scam

Hilary Barry and John Campbell were MediaWorks' most valuable assets

OPINION: First it was John Campbell, now Hilary Barry has closed the door on TV3. What's next?

May Wang guilty of fraud over failed Crafar farms acquisition

The failed bidders of Crafar farms convicted of fraud and money laundering.

Wellington businesses go through the trash to save cash

Businesses digging deep into their rubbish do their bit for the environment.

Baggage handlers caught throwing surfboards

Video surfaces of surfers watching in horror as heavy handed baggage handlers throw surfboards on ground.

Duncan Garner: Some home truths for a Government missing in action

OPINION: As the Government fiddles, house prices remain on fire. Do the Aussies have the answer?

Hamilton Airport passenger numbers do a 180

More travellers means more investment into the regional airport.

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely'

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

Cotton On worker in Australia suffers traumatic brain injury after 90kg pallet falls on her

The former employee has no memory of the workplace accident which left her with a traumatic brain injury.

Uber drivers operating illegally in New Zealand, NZTA says

Uber may pay the fines of its drivers found to be breaking the law.

NZX Ralec grain firm battle finally in court

Former NZX boss Mark Weldon faces days in the witness boss as long running battle finally heads to court.

Supermarket chains appeal Hamilton's booze laws

The country's two big supermarket chains have filed appeals against Hamilton's proposed new liquor laws.

Waikato and BOP architecture awards showcase “wildly imaginative” projects

Holiday homes and retreats prominent in annual architectural awards

Dick Smith store closes door for final time

Bargain-hunters and the curious mingled with disappointed regulars for the final days of Dick Smith.

Labour says Argentinian court case raises questions for OIO

The OIO is investigating claims the foreign owners of the Onetai station in Taranaki were held responsible for polluting a river in Argentina in 2011.

Panama Papers 'wake-up call' for NZ tax system - Peter Dunne

"We may be a little naive" in assuming foreigners will play by our tax rules, Peter Dunne says.

Kiwi Property open to sale of Wellington's Majestic Centre and Porirua's North City

Listed property fund mulls future of Wellington landmarks.

Dick Smith's misfortune proves a boon for other retailers

Retailers eye up prime Dick Smith locations.

Kiwi seafood giants mount legal challenge to Kermadec Sanctuary plan

Big fishing companies have joined Maori in opposing in court the Government's plan to create a vast ocean sanctuary around the Kermadecs.

Auckland dairy robbed at knife point, worker threatened with hammer

Auckland dairy owners fear nothing will stop ongoing series of armed robberies by youths.

Wine industry heads deny demand for Marlborough sauvignon blanc declining

Are international wine lovers growing tired of Marlborough sauvignon blanc?

Family of the late microlight pioneer Max Clear put his Te Kowhai airfield up for sale

A privately-owned airfield developed by one of New Zealand's aviation pioneers is up for sale.

Masterton's bold claim to be 'the best town on Earth' pays off

Wairarapa marketing campaign raises smiles, but townsfolk get the last laugh.

Auckland protester Penny Bright 'won't budge' over $50k rates arrears bill

Mayoral hopeful Penny Bright now owes Auckland Council nearly $50k in overdue rates and costs.

Jailed accountant still shows 'breathtaking' lack of insight - Parole Board

Risk posed by accountant, given longest-ever tax charge sentence, to community still "elevated".

Aussie owner of Wellington offices gets OIO nod for $100m property fund

Fund made up of Wellington office buildings gets OIO approval.

Shamubeel Eaqub: Housing list if upside down

OPINION: The core of our housing nightmare rests on two big things.

Wicked Campers should remove sexual slogans or get out cheque book, says Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett warns Wicked Campers to remove sexual slogans or get the chequebook out.

Most common brand mispronunciations revealed

Chuck on your "ny-kees" and head on down to "ih-key-yah" in your "hun-day". Understand?

Migrant says it's not fair no one will accept blame for lax tax advice

The IRD is chasing Alison Gordon for a bill she says she might have to lose her house to pay.

Houzz launching New Zealand website for renovation inspiration

Global home renovation and design platform Houzz launches New Zealand website

Honeylab medical‐grade kanuka honey a vanguard for pharmaceutical honey industry

 International deals are transforming the humble honey industry.

Countdown Redwoodtown did not go far enough to minimise the liquor department's exposure to customers.

A medical officer has appealed the decision to grant a new Countdown store an alcohol licence.

Nurofen maker Reckitt Benckiser fined $1.86m for misleading conduct

Nurofen maker landed with fine for misleading consumers about its specific pain products.

AA warns Z Energy's Caltex takeover could lead to higher petrol prices

The AA says the purchaser, Z Energy, is the most aggressive player when it comes to raising fuel prices.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai sees the end of computers as physical devices

You've heard of the internet of things. But what about computers that aren't things at all?

NZ tourism needs to learn from dairying

OPINION: Are we sure we want herds of tourists trampling all over our clean, green attractions?

Private equity firm given approval to buy New Zealand chain of education providers

ACG set to sell to international private equity firm.

How tech is going to change insurance

Someone from the 1960s would recognise modern insurance policies. But technology will change all that.

Chinese startup Liangma a first for Lightning Lab programme

Chinese startup Liangma is getting a taste of the New Zealand startup scene through Lightning Lab's female-focused programme.
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