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Ten old-fashioned things that life's more expensive without

Here are some old-fashioned items that will save you money.

Coke targets 'foodies' as more people move away from fizzy

As tastes change Coca-Cola is trying to flog more of its fizzy using a tricky marketing move.

Tatua announces new CEO from within company ranks

Tatua's new CEO is a local who grew up just down the road from the co-op's HQ.

Getting the best bang for your buck at Christmas

OPINION: The key to getting the best possible price for your gifts is to be prepared, patient and informed.

Ryman celebrates opening of Charles Upham Village

Ryman's latest retirement village openings bring the number of residents under its care to more than 10,000.

Lyttelton risk study sets scene for council cruise ship plans

A study into Lyttelton's chemical storage tanks is relaxed about risk - opening up possibilities for a cruse ship berth.

Mixed reaction to Wanaka Airport land purchase

Reservations expressed about Wanaka Airport's future development costs and who gets to foot the bill.

Kiwis tetchier about tourists

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

Zealandia sanctuary posts first surplus on the back of record visitor numbers

A record number of visitors has helped Zealandia turn around its financial woes.

New World Lower Hutt to become a pop-up supermarket

Supermarket closed by Queensgate quake risk is reformed as a massive 'pop up' shop.

Council tells public to bring up quake concerns with building owners

Council tells quake-concerned public to take it up with building owners.

Worker claims employer hired gang member to threaten family

A former clothing store worker claims a gang member threatened her family, on the orders of her boss.

Fairfax NZ mystery bidder tight lipped

They won't reveal themselves until the NZME merger is decided.

Gibbston Valley Concert liquor licence approved

Good news for those wanting to have a quiet beer at this summer's Gibbston Valley Summer concert.

High tech ablution block stops freeloading by freedom campers

A truck stop owner has designed an ablution block with a payment app for freedom campers.

Party pill pioneer Matt 'Starboy' Bowden to accept bankruptcy from Thailand

Matt Bowden - a star player in New Zealand's legal high industry - could be made bankrupt.

Denheath crowdfunding reaches almost $370,000

Timaru family business Denheath Desserts has been lent more than $360,000 through PledgeMe.

Eight week extension to Kaikoura business support package

Subsidies for quake-stricken Kaikoura business will now carry on until mid-March.

Ultra-fast broadband rolled out on Waiheke Island

Auckland haven no longer on island time, now that ultra-fast broadband has been rolled out on Waiheke.

The biggest office complaint is about temperature, survey shows

It's a cold war when it comes to the biggest office gripe, a new survey has shown.

Fonterra sells cream of the crop UHT milks to Chinese

Fonterra is making a play for health-conscious Chinese consumers with its new line of premium milks.

Workplace consequences of an economic downturn

OPINION: Bursting the bubble on the economy has unintended psychological results at work.

Parents refuse to help children with their money homework

A Wellington financial educator is worried about how few parents are talking to their children about money.

Ex-cops aim to make healthy eating a Habitual Fix in Palmerston North

Hopes that new sandwich and salad bar will be habit forming in Palmerston North.

Jake Millar: How John Key changed my life

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key provided the spark of inspiration for young Kiwi entrepreneur Jake Millar.

We just don't love the mall like we used to: Justin Kean

Customers are seriously falling out of love with the mall - is there any way to lure them back?

Guilty verdicts in Auckland roading corruption case

Ex-Auckland council employee and roading contractor found guilty of corruption worth more than $1m.

Ngai Tahu, Ngati Whatua have top financial performance of iwi

Ngai Tahu has nearly tripled its assets to $1.5b in 10 years, making it one of the most financially successful iwi.

Ferrari LaFerrari auction boosts Italian American earthquake relief fund

A prized one-off Ferrari LaFerrari has become the most valuable car ever made in the 21st Century.

New Zealand celebrates 15 years of fame as Middle-earth

It's been 15 years since NZ was put on the map as Middle-earth, and it still lures tourists in droves.

Waikato couple apply 'buy one, give one' model to business

A new business has a point of difference - it is making the difference to people in need.

Post-quake travel trends and growth strategy boost Nelson-Tasman tourism

International visitor numbers to the Nelson-Tasman region are up 20 per cent on last year.

Lingerie shop staff stalked, bullied at Australia's Honey Birdette: ex-workers

Sexual harassment, leering customers and public shaming just part of the job at Australian lingerie and sex-toy chain Honey Birdette, ex-worker says.

Queenstown Airport's 'head-scratching' 106 hectare Wanaka land investment

Head-scratching as Queenstown Airport buys 106 hectares of critical, strategic land next to Wanaka Airport.

Chinese consul-general visits Marlborough, talks wine, education and tourism

Chinese consul-general in Marlborough to talk tourism, wine, business and education.

The importance of KiwiSaver to your retirement planning

OPINION: KiwiSaver can make the difference to the quality of your retirement years.

Kirk Hope: John Key Government's economic performance

OPINION: What has happened in the economy during his reign?

News Corp's Rupert Murdoch cleared to buy Australian APN newspapers

Competition watchdog gives News Corp tycoon permission for $38m Australian acquisition.

Bill English HYEFU gets gold star

His handling of the economy puts Australia to shame, economist says.

Bill English gives financial update, says reducing debt and earthquake recovery more important than tax cuts

Reducing debt and paying for the Kaikoura quake are more important than tax cuts, says the man who will be NZ's next prime minister.

Liquidators find $9m in suspected ponzi but 'substantial funds' transferred

Millions still missing after Kiwis invest big in company with ponzi scheme hallmarks, liquidators say.

Reduced ACC levies on vehicles welcomed, rubbished

Reduced ACC levies on cars welcomed by AA but rubbished by Labour as political move.

Genevieve Toop: Farmers filming themselves drinking water from their streams are playing a game of Russian roulette

Farmers filming themselves drinking water from their streams are playing a game of Russian roulette.

'This is going to be a thing we laugh at one day': Sydney man's house mistakenly demolished, neighbour's house still standing

When Steve Ballas got a call saying his house was being demolished, he thought it was a joke. But no.

New operator for Rolleston inland port promises fewer trucks through city

Coda Group says its Rolleston inland port operation will help reduce trucks traffic through Christchurch.

Holy KiwiSaver Batman! Plan to grow KiwiSaver told through superhero doll clips

The Retirement Commissioner's plan to grow KiwiSaver, as told through superhero doll clips.

Fairfax New Zealand confirms bid but no discussions on possible sale

An offer between $100m and $120m reportedly being made for Fairfax Media.

Police investigating theft of 70 hay bales from farm near Wanaka

They were just sitting in the field, now they're gone. But they're pretty big, so did anyone notice them being pinched?
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