Forlong's can't compete with malls

Succession issues and competition may have taken their toll on Hamilton retail stalwart, Forlong's.

1:31 PM  The possible closure of one of Hamilton's oldest and biggest retailers is a sign of the times, a retail consultant says.

Competition prompts Forlongs demise

Hamilton retailer Forlongs is considering closing after 70 years, citing competition from multi-store operators.

Staff called to a meeting at short notice

SPCA needs your help

SPCA Waikato staff members Steph Hunt, left, and Debbie Kornman with puppy Luna and three-month-old kitten Maggie, who are both looking for new homes.

"We can't take any more animals than what we've got."

Hospo owners face hefty furniture bill

Council staff is recommending a two-metre-wide clearway be enforced along all central city footpaths including Victoria Street.

A council rule change could cost Victoria Street bars and restaurants thousands of dollars.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

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