If it was Friday night and he had been good, Derek Drummond used to race his brother to their local fish and chip shop for their weekly treat.
Kiwis opted to splash out at restaurants and liquor stores on Boxing Day.
Times are changing and a feed of fish and chips is falling victim to franchised fast food.
Just how much are pet owners prepared to spend on their fur-babies when the vet bills start rolling in? The answers may surprise you.
Eager shoppers have splurged on clothing, jewellery and food in a record-breaking post-Christmas spending spree.
Cafes and bars reap the benefits of an influx of Boxing Day bargain-hunters.
Dairy NZ still has no definite answers on what made some Southland cows sick after eating swedes earlier this year.
Delays expected after Lyttelton's container terminal shuts overnight due to understaffing.
New Federated Farmers chief executive has had a few months to settle in and talks about plans for the lobby group's future.
LIC may soon be exporting dairy genetics that will enable cattle to tolerate high tropical temperatures - and climate change.
A Christchurch real estate agent is offering an alternative to sellers fed up with paying percentage commission.
The Australian dollar may hit a historic low against the Kiwi and could even go below parity next year.
A lobby group for people living in retirement villages plans to challenge the industry to bring about fairer deals for residents.
Overcrowding, claustrophobia and controlled entries on the cards as Kiwis battle Boxing Day sales.
Anti-mining group to spend the festive season preparing to take a council and and gold mine to court.
Technical fault thwarts shoppers eager to get an early online Boxing Day bargain from The Warehouse.
New Zealand is in the grip of Boxing Day madness with reports of fainting in stores and overcrowding at the malls.
Spark may go to Commerce Commission after Vodafone dug its heels in over its 4G advertising.
Auckland tech start-up offering travellers free car hire and a tank of fuel is revving up the US car rental industry.
Silver Fern Farms has turned around two forgettable years after repaying $99 million in debt.
The Financial Markets Authority expects to reach a settlement with ASB over its future sale of interest rate swaps.
Mackenzie salmon farmers are discharging waste that can smother waterways, ECan says.
Dairy bulls show us what they're made of as LIC collects semen for export at its Manawatu centre.
Meatworkers are being forced out of the industry because of insecure jobs, a union official says.
The perpetrator remains a mystery but colleagues of a former Canberra public servant say they regret the affair.
The amphibious vehicle maker was censured for not having enough independent directors.
Party says Waikato Regional Council bureaucrats who prosecuted Bas Nelis should seek employment in North Korea.
Kiwis have spent up large over the last two days before Christmas, resulting in record levels of EFTPOS sales across the country.
The US is putting distance between itself and struggling economies around the world.
Almost 10,000 Aucklanders have objected to this year's revaluation figures.
After 24 years as maintenance manager Garry McMurtrie has heard all types of tales; some true, some not.
Union says 510 workers are striking, bank says only 110 are taking action.
Visas will be fast-tracked for overseas workers coming to Queenstown ahead of a busy summer.
Major meat processor Silver Fern Farms has turned around two forgettable years.
Commerce Commission to look into competition implications of Spark, Vodafone and Telstra’s subsea cable.
Does Spark now have NZ's largest 4G network? They think they might, and want Vodafone to stop claiming otherwise.
Bank pays $3.2m to settle withCommerce Commission over allegations it missold interest rate swaps to farmers.
More integration of data by agricultural companies would benefit farmers, says a farmer-owned co-operative's automation specialist.
Frustration over a fine handed to a South Waikato farmer has spread through New Zealand.
Russia's rouble hit its highest levels in two weeks, shored up by informal capital control measures.
IRD has received about 23,000 anonymous tips since 2009 from people suspecting others of evading taxes.
KiwiRail has quietly laid off many of its most senior managers just before Christmas.
The blistering growth in online spending seen four years ago has slowed to just a stroll for domestic spending on the web.
The slump in dairy prices is flowing through to export figures with a vengeance.
More families are choosing holiday parks for a cheaper break this year.
Shoppers are opening their wallets wider than last year in the leadup to Christmas.
IAG has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more over $100,000 cap claims.
PWC expects mortgage lending competition to heat up in the new year with the big five banks tipped to compete on longer-term fixed rate home loans.
The Christmas hamper company, Chrisco, is facing court action in Australia over allegedly unfair contract terms that also apply to New Zealand shoppers.
A US consumer group is calling for Californians to boycott a computer system underpinned by software supplied by Auckland firm Orion Health.