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Canterbury mayors call for Government to rethink immigration changes

There are not enough Kiwis to work on Canterbury farms and in businesses, they say.

Two Auckland buildings confirmed as having combustible cladding, but there could be more

Anger among residents of Auckland apartment high-rise identified as having Grenfell Tower combustible cladding.

Westpac customers left unable to use eftpos or credit cards thanks to blip

Scores of customers were unable to use eftpos or credit cards, but bank says problem is now resolved.

Wellingtonians taking part in 'virtual' solar and battery power plant trial

Wellington residents could end up sharing electricity with neighbours after a disaster.

Casino fraudster Tessa Grant splashed out at the expense of her employer, SkyCity

Tessa Grant lived it up on stolen funds, but that luxury lifestyle has come to a crashing halt.

Motueka cafe's syringe-injected doughnuts selling like hot cakes

A Motueka cafe is struggling to meet demand for its hand-made decadent doughnuts.

New Plymouth's last video store is here to stay

They're becoming as rare as hen's teeth, and now New Plymouth only has one left.

$50,000 funding to consider return of Christchurch-Invercargill passenger train service

Christchurch to Invercargill passenger train service is a step closer to making a historic comeback.

Mum(preneur)s doing it for themselves

Brittany Bourgoise is a mumpreneur and reckons other mothers can become one too.

Businesses alarmed at proposed new immigration rules

Retirement sector businesses are worried about National's immigration changes and even more worried about Labour's plans.

The latest in sports technology makes coaching easy

New Zealand technology companies' products have been picked up by NBA teams and offshore armed forces.

US food processing giant expands storage and distribution network to Taranaki

Multinational US food processor to set up storage and distribution facility in Taranaki.

Police name woman killed in Hastings workplace accident

It's suspected that 23-year-old woman Manpreet Kaur died after being entangled in machinery in Hastings.

The Masala fallout continues for young restaurant owners

Uncertainty as building sold out underneath new restaurant owners.

Big Read: The digital revolution changing the way you manage your money

We're spending more than ever before so why's it getting harder for banks to stay open?

TVNZ acknowledges Netflix's influence on market with online revamp

State broadcaster will livestream all its channels through a single online hub from Monday.

The Warehouse Blenheim slammed for dumping 'brand new' sheets - right next to a linen charity

Well, it's not like there's a charity called Sheets 'n Things right beside them. Oh wait ...

Aorangi House one of most energy-smart buildings in New Zealand

A 46-year-old building in Wellington has a better energy rating than the average NZ office.

Government intervention with Pt England needs to stop, local board chair says

An Auckland local board says it is being walked over by the Government.

Daughter's debt to lender-parents has $14,000 costs added to $367,000

Colleen Warin's $367,000 debt to her parents has increased by another $14,000.

Women of Influence: Feminism has been around for over 150 years, and it's still needed

OPINION: I never thought I was a feminist, but three things made me realise it's still important:

Tourism: a brilliant career or a job for dummies?

Migrant labour is propping up our tourism industry which needs thousands of new workers to service the international visitor boom.

Army keeping cover amidst row over leaky rain jackets

Defence Force needs more time to answer questions about jackets supplied to NZ troops.

McDonald's takes virtual leap with latest Happy Meal toy

The Happy Meal has had a technology makeover.

Reading cinema gets $27.5 million for earthquake damage to Courtenay Central

Multimillion-dollar quake payout allows Wellington cinema to rebuild on demolished car park land.

Victims in short supply for Christchurch finance company’s offending

Finance firm overcharged customers, but Commerce Commission can't find anyone to speak out.

Need a new phone cover? Shoot a possum, tan its hide, and make your own

Maggie Gibson made the most Kiwi smartphone accessory from a possum she shot at the family farm.

Māori Television and Stuff partner in video deal

Māori Television and Fairfax partner to play the indigenous broadcaster's news video on Stuff.

Giving up on buying a house? Don't blow your savings just yet

If you scrimp and save but still can't afford a house, don't waste that nest egg on luxuries.

Hogarth Craft Chocolate puts New Zealand 'on the map' at global awards

Nelson chocolatiers Hogarth won top prize at the global chocolate awards in London.

Man who died in Hamilton warehouse accident named

Teenager Jacob Woods was killed while working at a Hamilton distribution centre.

Proposed Edgecumbe flood stopbank leaves couple facing uncertain retirement

Reuben Cohen's Edgecumbe home sits where a stopbank needs to be built. And that's going to cost him.

'Lions led by donkeys': Winston Peters makes a pitch for farmer vote

Winston Peters pushed all the right buttons in his play for the rural vote.

What Next? Futurists can take their cricket meat - I'm milking cows until I'm 130

Northland dairy farmer Lyn Webster is unimpressed by What Next's predictions of the future.

Dramatic jump in demand for green houses: Homestar

Ten-fold rise in demand for a tool which rates houses by their efficiency.

Taranaki farm declared NZ's best dairy business

New Zealand's top dairy farming business is run by the Sulzberger family in Taranaki.

Hogey 'hangs up his jandals' after 12 years of business in Nelson

Slow winters and rise of online shopping spells end of veteran retailer's Nelson surf shop.

Canterbury may have hit 'peak cow' with incoming rules

After decades of rising cow numbers in the region, new pollution rules will likely result in a decline.

Chart of the day: Peaks and troughs in bonds for Dunedin rentals

The bonds lodged for rental properties in city peak at the same time every year.

Janine Starks: Ten ways to cure money madness

OPINION: Here's how to rid yourself of this common affliction.

John Milford: Five leaders who are working together for Wellington

OPINION: John Milford is heartened to see Wellington's leaders are not working in silos.

Rob Stock: Don't scrimp on travel insurance

OPINION: I'm not interested in saving $10 on a policy if it means bargain-basement, limited cover.

Sorry, that's not traumatic enough - ombudsman warns of confusion over insurance

Kiwis find out the hard way that insurance policies won't always pay out just because they're suffering.

Home building costs climb 3.5pc, but they should start to ease

Kiwis in the main centres wanting a new house need more money in the bank than they did last year.

Ask Kevin: Should we sign up with more than one agent?

If having one real estate agent is good, surely more than one is even better?

Own goal likely if NZ uses immigration as a political football: Peter Townsend

OPINION: One more migrant in NZ doesn't mean one less job for a Kiwi.

More Kiwis approaching retirement with money trouble

What can you do when you realise you should be financially sorted by now?

Community services cards are pointless, say critics

Community services cards are pointless, critics say, as health costs cripple.

Wellington restaurant Tinakori Bistro in liquidation, after 18 months of new ownership

Tinakori Bistro is in liquidation, owing more than $300,000, including unpaid wages.

West Coast woman becomes first national president for Federated Farmers in 118 years

Katie Milne is the new face of Federated Farmers, and is the first woman to hold the role.
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