Don't forget those who can't buy

A significant number of renting households do not earn enough to buy a property in their areas.

Mother-of-four Melissa Greeff says the cost of keeping a roof over a family's head is a big barrier to getting ahead.

Trump shuts business councils video

The dissolution of the councils was a remarkable moment for Donald Trump.

7:31 AM  It was a remarkable moment for the US president, who talked up his business experience.

Brothel building for sale

Il-Bordello is on Vivian St.

"More bang for your buck" for this brothel building.

Transport Ministry clearout

Ministry of Transport chief executive Peter Mersi is expected to announce four new deputy chief executive roles soon, ...

Three top officials at troubled organisation leave in restructure.

Risk as fresh eyes on Labour

Fresh scrutiny over old policies has left Labour looking light on detail sometimes.

OPINION: Fresh scrutiny over old policies has left the party looking light on detail sometimes.

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Do you know you've lent money to the government?

It's important to understand how your investments should be expected to behave in different market conditions.

New research shows widespread misunderstanding of common debt instrument.

Final credits roll for DVD store

Stoke Video Ezy owner Sean Davis is closing his store.

Video Ezy in Nelson is no more but is the rapid decline really down to the Internet?

Ask Kevin: Your guide to a smooth sale

The last few hours before you get the keys in your hand can be frustrating.

OPINION: Extra time spent now can help make things easier on settlement day.

Free ink offer draws tattoo virgins video

Jamee Mitchell's new tattoo.

An offer of free tattoos drew a line of keen punters staunchly queuing in winter downpours.

Iwi stalls Blue Springs bottling

An application to take 6.9m litres per day from the Blue Spring near Putaruru is on hold.

Raukawa's concerns put an application to bottle billions of litres from Putaruru's Blue Springs for export on hold.

CropLogic launch a boost for Powerhouse

Long standing CropLogic director Peter Roborgh.

Fledgling Christchurch firm CropLogic is the first in the stable of Powerhouse investments to achieve Stock Exchange listing.

Desperate drivers block way

Some residents have little sympathy for cars parked too close to their driveways and outside the parking guidelines.

An increasing trend towards parking across driveways is frustrating residents on Auckland's North Shore.

$62k for private Boeing 777 trip

You will be looked after by butlers - "not flight attendants."

The target market for this ultra-luxurious, nine-day tour is the world's "top 2 per cent".

More than six houses is "greedy"

Party candidates meet before the Taranaki Property Investors Association forum, from left, Corie Haddock, Dr Stuart ...

There were no surprises for property investors at a candidates election forum in New Plymouth.

Sir Ngatata Love granted parole

Sir Ngatata Love, during sentencing in the Wellington High Court.

Convicted fraudster to be freed after less than a year in prison.

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The best KiwiSaver for me video

If there's one thing you do today, make sure to look up how much fees you're paying, says Anuja Nadkarni.

The younger you are, the more you can save on KiwiSaver fees - which can add up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Avoid simple insurance pitfalls

Many insurance problems could be avoided if policy-holders understood how their cover worked.

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Kids learn value of a dollar

small business

Gun pointed at shop assistant's head

One of the men who robbed the Avalon Mini Mart on High St, Lower Hutt

Mini mart owner on edge after first robbery in 12 years.

'Not your everyday doughnut'

Lyttelton's Glamour Cakes owner Bree Scott with some of her own creations which are selling off the shelves.

Her beautiful sweet treats are going viral online, bringing hoards of dessert lovers to the small port town.

Manfeild hosts business awards

The Feilding and District Business Awards will move to Manfeild in a bid to increase guest capacity. 

The Feilding and District Business Awards will move to Manfeild in a bid to bump up guest capacity. 

A little slice of Holland

Mischa van Dijk is the new owner of The Dutch Shop in Petone.

Petone's The Dutch Shop has a new owner who plans to offer more treats to her fellow Dutchies.

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Bottles replace biscuits at factory video

Flight Plastics chief executive Keith Smith with a handful of processed PET flakes and a fruit punnet made of recycled ...

A new plastic processing facility means 200 million bottles a year can be turned into recyclable food packaging.

It's the putting right that counts

Nicola Sladden: One grateful customer "offered to pay us with a side of venison".

OPINION: Banks' attitudes towards customers are not what they used to be.

Big money for council bosses

Reviews of a chief executive's salary don't consider what other workers in the organisation earn, Hamilton Mayor Andrew ...

Big pay increases for local council CEOs but not so much for low-paid staffers.

Sanitarium takes on NZ store

Sanitarium says it can't sell Weet-Bix in Weetabix-dominated markets, so it's only fair that it isn't sold here.

'Small-time trader' of British groceries readies for a court date with the Kiwi cereal giant.


Don't forget those who can't buy: Researcher

A significant number of renting households do not earn enough to buy a property in their areas.

Mother-of-four Melissa Greeff says the cost of keeping a roof over a family's head is a big barrier to getting ahead.

Brothel building for sale

Il-Bordello is on Vivian St.

"More bang for your buck" for this brothel building.

Asbestos found in backyard

Tenant Jade Darbyshire believes his landlords  failed to properly address his concerns about asbestos found in the yard ...

"It's been making people sick for years," claims Paekakariki tenant.

$2.9m payout for Fletcher chief

Mark Adamson: forfeited $8m in share options.

Mark Adamson, who sent "inappropriate" email over project problems, given multi-million dollar exit package.

opinion & analysis

A lesson from the Greens

If you had been employing Metiria Turei, would you have wanted to know about her benefit fraud?

OPINION: Is it better to disclose a criminal conviction to an employer or risk the truth dribbling out?

Airbnb seduces the people of Queenstown

What better way to offset a crippling mortgage than rent a room to Airbnb guests?

OPINION: There is a mutual love affair going on between Queenstown home owners and Airbnb.

Everyone has a personal brand

Cas Carter: "Sometimes showing warts isn't such a good idea.''

OPINION: When you're job seeking, going on a date, or making new friends, you're selling your brand.

Death of a decent day's work video

There's the much talked about threat of robots stealing our jobs.

OPINION: We should take the 24 extra minutes a day machines are giving us and spend it at the pub.


Riparian planting no silver bullet

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says dairy farmers have invested a "huge effort" in planting alongside rivers and streams.

River side plantings have their limitations on farms when it comes to cutting nitrate runoff, author says.

Pipeline blowout's $2m cost

Contractors lay a section of the North Otago Irrigation Company's main 1.2m pipeline.

A massive pipeline blowout caused a year's delay to a North Otago irrigation scheme and cost $2 million in lost revenue.

Farmer loves Murray greys

Mike Phillips and one of his two-year-old murray grey bulls brave the mud in Otorohanga.

The Murray grey cattle is the first choice for a King Country breeder.

Unexpected dairy drop

Federated Farmers dairy group chairman Chris Lewis says farmers are less "hell for leather" than a few years ago.

For the fourth time in the last five auctions, global dairy prices have fallen slightly.


Crowdfunding a legal bill

Amber Harrison says if every Seven viewer gave just $1, she could easily pay off the TV network.

Australian Amber Harrison wants help after a court brawl with Seven West Media came to the same ugly end as her affair. 

Game of Thrones arrests

The Spoils of War surfaced on the internet before the series premiered on TV.

Four arrests have been made in India over the leak of a Game of Thrones episode online three days before its premiere.

A$150,000 stray grape

The grape could not have been on the floor longer than 10 minutes, the court ruled.

Sydney supermarket wins fight against a customer awarded a small fortune after slipping on a grape.

Aussie bank boss to leave video

CBA chief executive Ian Narev is walking away.

As Australia''s biggest lender is engulfed by allegations it breached anti-money laundering rules, the CEO says he'll go in 2018.

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