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Pay by card and we get stung

For food truck owner Nadine Higgins, the added costs associated with eftpos, tap and go and credit card payments are ...

OPINION: Wait, why am I paying anyone for the privilege of parting with my money?

Maori business a goldmine 

ASB executive manager of Maori financial solutions Kirikaiahi Mahutariki said Maori needed to take their passion for ...

Maori business networks could inject $28 billion into the Maori economy in the next 16 years.

Taxed for money never made

16052016 News Photo: Supplied/Reserve Bank of New Zealand. New 'bright' banknotes in circulation including the $5, $10, ...

An Auckland woman is left reeling by a hefty $50,000 bill thanks to a rule that catches migrants.

We've bought a house at last!

"Our rental market is broken. There seems little appetite in our politics to tackle this obvious first step to solving ...

OPINION: We bought a house because our rental will be sold and we want stability for our family.

Are singletons doomed?

If you're in the forever alone camp, things aren't looking good right now, writes Richard Meadows.

Life’s tougher without a significant other – just ask anyone trying to buy a house in Auckland on one income.

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Beautiful coupe now wows NZ video

The sensuous-looking Lexus LC500 coupe poses at Highland Park motorsport track at Cromwell.

Lexus launches one of the most radical vehicle designs yet seen in New Zealand.

Asian bank hits major milestone

Siah Hwee Ang.

OPINION: Does it make sense to have another funding option?

Chinese keen on pricey NZ crays

New Zealand crayfish is a premium product in China where it can fetch $1000 a kilo.

When it comes to high end gourmet goods the Chinese have a growing appetite for New Zealand wine, water and crayfish.

Us Two: The Mad Butcher and Don Graham

Sir Peter Leitch, left, and Don Graham.

'You know the saying, "He'd give you the shirt off his back?" I've actually seen him do that.'

An answer to the housing crisis?

We will all retire and age – and we would all prefer to "age in place'.

OPINION: Retirement villages have a vital role to play in addressing New Zealand's housing woes.

Students: an $83m workforce

Sea Digital general manager Felicity Douglas and head of creative Nick Schuler with student employee Adam Scott (standing).

While hitting the books, students are collectively earning more than they have in nine years.

Urban living needs transport choices

People ride-sharing bikes during the evening rush hour in Beijing's central business area.

OPINION: Everywhere in the world we're seeing people heading towards living in cities, but how are they getting there?

Talkative cookies 10 years in the making video

Mookies are "motivational cookies" that offer people funny quips and inspirational quotes.

Do you think the fortune cookie saw this coming?

Funds for Kiwi kids

Grace Jale was awarded for her dedication to soccer. Funds will help pay for her training, competition costs, travel, ...

A New Zealand trading firm is continuing its 11 year sponsorship to help disadvantaged Kiwi children.

Give young people free money

Alison Mau: It's young people who will fund the pension that pays for our discount bread and vegemite, and a little ...

OPINION: Young people deserve a weekly handout as much as retired folk, Alison Mau argues. But young shoe designer Gustavia Liu disagrees.

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Reserve Bank sets out its stance on cyber security

The Reserve Bank is playing its part in keeping vigilant about cyber-security.

Firms in the finance sector, regulators, and other authorities all have a part to play in managing cyber security risks.

Ten banking mistakes

After 25 years, the Banking Ombudsman should know all the secrets.

Housesit and save $20k

Nosh buyers sought - again

small business

Give young people free money

Alison Mau: It's young people who will fund the pension that pays for our discount bread and vegemite, and a little ...

OPINION: Young people deserve a weekly handout as much as retired folk, Alison Mau argues. But young shoe designer Gustavia Liu disagrees.

Expo earns plenty of party favours

Mia Tutaki, 5, has her face painted with a unicorn by Jeanette Poulson from Feral Face Painting and Body Art.

The country's first children's party expo a riot of cake, fairies, games and colour.

Ram raid a blow to livelihood

Thieves drove a car into the Stirling Sports at The Base shopping centre at 3am on Thursday.

"They have no respect or idea about how hard we work to get this," devastated sports shop owners say.

Indulge your inner artist

Jess Griffith of New Plymouth is holding wine and paint classes, held at different venues offering a unique experience ...

Move over cheese, paint is wine's new best friend.

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Giving kids a sporting chance video

Anaru Williams, 12, went from playing zero sport to playing four. That wouldn't have happened without support from The ...

Thomas Nabbs tried most sports that came his way, and was shocked to discover not everyone had the opportunity.

World swamped in plastic video

Plastic bags are the biggest problem at landfill.

There's literally a ton of plastic garbage for every person in the world.

Customers complain about telcos

The Commerce Commission says most New Zealanders have some dealing with a telco, so it's an important industry to get right.

Problems with mobile, landline and broadband providers are in the Commerce Commision's sights.

Employees trained by app

Screenshot from the interactive game that show new employees at a Philadelphia restaurant what to do on the job.

3D animation and an interactive game show new employees how do their jobs.

property

The house with the cedar-clad views is a building success

Peering out over Lake Wakatipu like a pair of cedar-clad binoculars the award-winning home from Bennie Builders of Arrowtown

A house renowned in Queenstown as "that binocular house with the large numbers" has made a statement of a different kind after winning a top regional building award.

$20k/$1.5m pre-nup split unfair

The High Court has upheld a lower court decision for a couple to equal property shares after separating

A pre-nuptial agreement gave one partner $20,000, and the other partner $1.5 million worth of assets.

Ex-British Cars House for sale

The building features a tiled lobby and a vintage cage lift.

1920s character building with penthouse apartment and rooftop on the market.

State houses for pricey areas

The building of new state houses could mean existing tenants have to leave Auckland's North Shore for good.

Some of the million-dollar suburbs on Auckland's North Shore are set to get more state houses.

opinion & analysis

Urban living needs transport choices

People ride-sharing bikes during the evening rush hour in Beijing's central business area.

OPINION: Everywhere in the world we're seeing people heading towards living in cities, but how are they getting there?

Smart investing in the retail landscape

Buying n engagement ring is usually an occasion, but most other purchases escape the same type of fuss.

OPINION: Who would be a retailer, or invest in retail?

Time to put the foot down

Mike O'Donnell: "If we lose our focus for a moment, there's no doubt that a bunch of other countries will shoot past."

OPINION: New Zealand can't rest on its laurels when it comes to digital technology, Mike O'Donnell writes.

Ask Kevin: Are open homes safe?

Let your insurance company know you will hold open homes.

OPINION: You want people to buy your house, not take your stuff.

farming

Farmers combat deluge

Federated Farmers branch chairman Mark Adams said farmers always prepared for bad weather and made sure they had extra ...

Reports of farmers stranded after storm damages culverts, creeks and fences.

Don't spare the cream cheese

A tea macchiato with a topping of cream cheese is all the go in China.

Chinese consumers are finding 'bold' new ways of using cream cheese and Fonterra is capitalising on the trend.

Weeds: counting the cost

The cost of the giant buttercup to the dairy industry could be as high as $592 million a year if it spread across its ...

New Zealand's farms and forests could be even more productive if it weren't for weeds.

Quad bike safety quest

Trauma data reveals a huge peak in quad bike injuries among the 55-to-65 age group.

Wintec students look to solve the problem of quad bike accidents.

world

Exxon fined for actions under Tillerson video

Rex Tillerson was the head of Exxon Mobil until Donald Trump picked him to serve as Secretary of State (file photo).

Oil giant must pay US$2m for violating sanctions against Russia when Rex Tillerson was chief executive.

Delta Goodrem's bad example

Delta Goodrem is a singer songwriter and judge on The Voice Australia and her Apple music ad has breached community ...

The singer's Apple Music ad sparks complaints from viewers who noted she was behaving badly in a car.

Netflix officially goes global

Dylan Minnette stars in Netflix's controversial and very popular show 13 Reasons Why.

Despite failures, including Sense8 and The Get Down, the streaming platform is charging ahead with US$6 billion worth of content.

7-Eleven magnate dies

The 7-Eleven business is believed to be worth about A$1.5 billion.

Not many people knew Beverley Barlow was one of the wealthiest women in Australia when she died.

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