EQC engineer wins appeal

EQC's top engineer has won an appeal against findings he was negligent and incompetent.

Retirement village boom

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

Farming father 'has no way' of paying fine

A Te Aroha man is reeling after a judge handed him a $65,000 fine for offences at a piggery.

David Ross bankrupt

The Wellington man responsible for the single biggest individual fraud in New Zealand's history has been declared bankrupt.

More interest rates cuts to come after "relentless" dairy price drops

With the "relentless" falls in global dairy prices, the Reserve Bank is likely to cut official interest rates to 2.5 per cent by October economists say, back to its record lows.

China's slump hits world markets

NZ's reaction to the biggest rout in Chinese shares in eight years is a small decline.

Pay inequality holding NZ back

White males are key in overcoming pay inequality, a prominent lawyer says.

Contractors retreat from Coast

More than 65 workers are looking for new jobs after two West Coast companies missed out on a region-wide roading contract.

Switch and save

Households save hundreds of dollars each year by switching power companies.

Tourism industry fears $104m hit

Arrival and departure tax could result in fewer flights, lobby group warns.

Partner blames forestry for death

'We've lost a father and a hard working, decent man because this industry works people too hard,' partner says.

Bigger pill bill under TPP

Protecting Pharmac's purchasing model is one of Labour's bottom lines in support for TPP, Labour leader Andrew Little says.

Ombudsman staff cope with suicidal bank customers

Deborah Battell shares the challenges and highlights of her six years as Banking Ombudsman.

Marton man's dirty business

Cleaning up a dirty nappy problem is the goal behind a Marton man's new venture.

FMA drops Capital + Merchant civil claim

The markets watchdog says directors' “limited personal assets” means there would be little prospect of recovering funds.

Serco-run childrens' services still on the table

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says plenty of service providers get into "difficulty" but that wasn't a reason not to offer them contracts.

Big OE money planning

OPINION: Before heading off on your big trip, it pays to have your finances sorted.

Petrol cut by 3 cents a litre

Z Energy has cut fuel prices by 3 cents a litre, following calls from the Automobile Association for a drop.

Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.

Bids in to buy Shanghai Pengxin farms

Bidders have made offers for what Shanghai Pengxin says is the "legitimate" sale of its dairy farms in south Waikato.

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