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Auckland house prices slip

Auckland houses property

The election is one reason for a slight dip in Auckland property prices, Barfoot & Thompson says.

Logging death arrest

Lincoln Kidd

Horowhenua man arrested and charged with manslaughter following death of 20-year-old Lincoln Kidd during logging operation.

Kiwi hits seven-month low

NZ dollar down

The NZ dollar has dropped below US83c after another dairy price slump.

Keep the paycheques coming

Luc Wiesman

It's hard to hold down a day job while setting up a completely new business, but it's a good idea.

Liquidators for retirement home

George Jones

Interim liquidators are appointed to a retirement complex where the elderly residents face an uncertain future.

$100m waterways buffer plan

dairy cow

Nats pledge $100m to buy and retire farmland near waterways to improve water quality.

Cute and cuddly killers?

Lambs

Health board warns allowing children to frolic with baby spring animals could lead them to contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases.

Australian growth slows

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Australia's economy grew a mere 0.5 per cent in the June quarter, less than half the pace of the March quarter.

NZ targets Aussie tourists

Tourism NZ and Chch Airport are joining forces to remind the Aussies that the South Island has a lot to offer.

Milk flows boost earnings

Dairy cows.

Farm-owning group says its operating earnings have nearly doubled, helped by record milk production on some of its dairy farms.

Another bumper year for NZX

nzx

NZX sees nearly $5 billion of new capital listed so far this year, despite a lack of monster debuts.

Kirks tips smaller retail loss

kirkcaldies

Wellington department store believes its retail arm made a pre-tax annual loss of $1.1m.

Hart unveils $78m superyacht

graeme hart

New Zealand's richest man has launched his new 107-metre 'expedition yacht' in Norway.

Detroit bankruptcy trial kicks off

Detroit, Michigan

Lawyers for the city are arguing that plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

Dairy prices drop again

A screenshot from GlobalDairyTrade's website showing the downward spiral of dairy prices.

Fonterra's milk payout forecast is under pressure as dairy prices suffer another big decline.

Beervana lures more visitors from afar

Beervana

Out-of-towners lured to Wellington for the Beervana festival have risen to about 43 per cent of participants, up from 35 per cent last year.

White overalls spark dispute

meat worker

A set of white overalls has sparked a stoush between NZ Meatworkers Union and Awarua-based South Pacific Meats.

Slowdown behind job losses

magnifying glass dollar

Employees who lost jobs at an engineering business are the latest casualties of a slowdown across the industry.

No alcohol sales after 9

alcohol generic

New Plymouth bottlestores and supermarkets will now be forbidden to sell alcohol after 9pm.

CCHL defends cost for port shares

Lyttelton Port

Christchurch City Holdings likely had to pay a "significant premium" to Port Otago for shares it held in Lyttelton Port Company, an independent report says.

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