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A pre-fabulous housing idea video

Entire prefabricated homes can be built "off site", trucked to sites, and assembled there.

OPINION: If 100,000 KiwiBuild homes are going to be built, two things are necessary.

Fonterra's 5-star celebration video

Fonterra staff celebrate Anchor's five years in China. President of China operations Christina Zhu is in the red dress ...

6:38 AM  Fonterra's historic loss didn't stop its China operations going on a spending spree.

Arrest for pins in Aus berries

A Queensland man posted this photo of a strawberry with a needle in it after reporting his friend swallowed one.

7:47 AM  One boy is arrested while more needles are found in fruit in Australia.

Too many real estate agents video

Leilani Sell left real estate after just one year as an agent. She says the industry in Auckland is over-saturated.

Former agent Leilani Sell got out when it was clear where things were heading.

Shipley 'conscientious' director

Chairman Dame Jenny Shipley was a director of Mainzeal from 2004 to December 2012.

Former PM Dame Jenny Shipley's lawyer defends her performance at Mainzeal.

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Big Brother leaves capital

Wellington City Council and Japanese company NEC have parted ways, that will see the end of sophisticated Orwellian ...

Big Brother has left the capital - for the time being.

Teen pushes for mental health help

Greer Wilson, 13, won the inaugural GirlBoss Emerging Leader award for her work in mental health.

Aucklander wins award after her submission on mental health services was presented to Parliament.

1st division: $25,000 prize

Forty Kiwis have split Lotto's First Division - the most winners ever.

Imagine picking all six Lotto numbers - but you only get a one-40th share of the big prize.

'Technology and community meet'

City Harvest Food Rescue co-founder John Milligan and some of the food parcels the business distributes to people in need.

Two Canterbury businesses have taken out top honours at the region's biggest business awards.

How did the GFC happen?

There are many theories about what led to the GFC.

OPINION: Everyone has their favourite theory about the financial crisis, but we keep overlooking what actually happened.

Winter tourism both up and down

Is Queenstown getting less winter visitors or are they making different choices?

Queenstown's tourism staff are scratching their heads as visitor numbers rise for some and drop for others.

Row over pay equity 'back pay' video

Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage says the Equal Pay Amendment Bill is the "next step to address historic ...

BusinessNZ sends barb after ministers contradict each other over pay equity bill.

The break-up, the trespass, the sale video

Tony Astle's hopes are riding on Chiwahwah on The Terrace. It has yet to open.

Arch-rival of Tony Astle snaps up his troubled award-winning restaurant after trespassing him from his own.

Don't rent to diplomats, group advises

The principle that diplomatic immunity could be used to avoid a private $20,000 debt angered one of the landlords ...

It's a risk if diplomats can dodge rent debt using immunity, property investors' group advises.

Vodafone's 'unlimited' plan investigated

Vodafone NZ chief executive Russell Stanners the company was "disappointed" by the commission's decision to lay charges ...

Commerce Commission asking question about plan that reduces in speed after 22GB.

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Stacey Gatfield-Tupou

Stacey Gatfield-Tupou is one of thousands who will get less in their benefits from the end of this month.

Banks make another record profit video

Banks made $1.5b in 3 months, but branches are still closing in New Zealand.

The truth of 'profiteering' landlords

Beneficiaries face paycut

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Cups for a guilt-free caffeine fix

Cake & Kitchen co-owner Richard Schouten with a reusable coffee cup which will be used in the CupCycling initiative.

Sustainable coffee culture hits Upper Hutt with reusable cup initiative.

Six arrested over dairy robbery

The Bunnythorpe Mini Market, 10 kilometres north of Palmerston North, has been robbed.

The men allegedly entered the store armed with bats and threatened the attendant.

Moreish expansion plans set for take off

Free-range online butchery Moreish co-owner Nicola Fitzsimons.

Palmerston North free-range butchery lines up deal with major airline.

Way over Yonder

Yonder's lead mentor Craig Oliver said they have the foundations of a great business.

A business wanting to help tourism websites increase their sales has walked away with $10,000 after winning a new Taranaki competition helping turn ideas into a reality.

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Thieves target farm fuel

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Higher petrol prices deal a double blow to farmers, with a quarter having had fuel stolen.

Dangers of DIY dentistry

EZ Smile, which is based in Sydney, offers cut-price, over-the-internet clear aligners.

Home kits promising straighter teeth for a fraction of the price seem too good to be true. Dentists say they are.

Company was 'vehicle for fraud'

Tax fraudster Andy Jayadi Ghozali will be sent to jail if he does not pay $117,680 in reparation by December. (Stock image)

A property deal in Java is all that stands between a Christchurch GST fraudster and a jail term.

Unflued gennie gasses DJs

Five people were hospitalised on July 1 with carbon monoxide poisoning after a generator ran through the night. (File photo)

Two radio breakfast hosts and three others had carbon monoxide poisoning after their landlord failed to flue a generator.

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Don't rent to diplomats, group advises

The principle that diplomatic immunity could be used to avoid a private $20,000 debt angered one of the landlords ...

It's a risk if diplomats can dodge rent debt using immunity, property investors' group advises.

Army properties coming into scope

Examples of NZ Defence Force properties near the Trentham Military Camp in Upper Hutt.

It has about 16 rugby fields worth of various property in the area.

Run-down Wellington garage sold

This run down garage in Kelburn has sold for ''well in excess'' of $50,000.

A Kelburn garage on a tiny plot has sold for ''well in excess'' of $50,000 after attracting huge interest.

First-time home buyers rise video

First-time home buyers, like Christchurch woman Grace Brown, are still finding a way to buy a property despite the many ...

First home buyers still find a way, despite the many obstacles in their path.

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CTO needs KPIs

It is impossible to assess Derek Handley's suitability for a role that is not defined

OPINION: Forget egos and buzzwords, if we're to have a chief technology officer, they need a clear job description.

Why these voters love Trump video

Many of Donald Trump's most ardent blue-collar supporters stand behind him, even when his policies threaten their own jobs.

OPINION: The US president has mastered the language of the blue-collar, white American.

Ardern's economic lesson video

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's mistaken answers over economic growth questions highlight the importance of market ...

OPINION: It was a simple mistake, but the punishment for Ardern's GDP mix-up could have been much more brutal.

It doesn't matter if my client is right

Lawyers have to have confidence in the justice system to reach the right outcome.

OPINION: People often ask me, how can you defend a client who has done wrong and who you know is guilty?

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Sale yields return for pupils

Waituna West pupils watch as their prized lambs are sold at the Feilding Saleyards.

Waituna West pupils watched as their prized lambs were sold, with money going towards school resources.

Synlait: Next stop, cheese

Talbot Forest Cheese in South Canterbury is being bought by Synlait.

Milk processor banks another profit as it grows from start-up to a $2b business.

DOC investigating cattle deaths video

The dead animals are believed to have been poisoned by 1080 dropped in the area on September 6.

Livestock were seen in a 1080 drop zone two weeks before eight animals were found dead.

Jones promotes Kiwi forestry to China

The government is creating a more streamlined process for investment in forestry using foreign capital.

Forestry minister tells conference New Zealand needs foreign money.

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Men-only Facebook job ads: Claim video

The ACLU says Facebook broke US laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads.

US women say filters stopped them seeing job ads in male-dominated fields like software.

Qantas A$2k 'bonus' has strings video

Qantas employees agreed to an 18-month wage freeze to help the airline get back on its feet after its A$2.8b loss in 2014.

Qantas to strip workers of extra payment if they or a colleague "harms" airline.

The billion-dollar vertical mansion video

Antilia in central Mumbai, the home of India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani.

The 160m-high vertical mansion of India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is a symbol of his country's inequality.

Tesla co-operates with probe

Elon Musk "speaks loosely," but his conduct probably doesn't rise to the criminal level.

CEO Elon Musk "speaks loosely", but the question is whether his conduct was criminal.

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