Last year we spent around $1.5 billion on our pets, with the vast majority on cats and dogs.
Hawera's Countdown slapped with five day booze ban after selling to underage buyers.
Mortgage fraudster Simon Turnbull tricked a company chaired by a former prime minister out of almost $50m.
Anyone holding out for a house price collapse might be disappointed, says BNZ.
The first new buildings since the earthquakes are going up in Christchurch Cathedral Square.