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Earning $100k and under stress video

Once households earned $30,000 a year, how much more income they had made little difference to their stress.

16 min ago  Why does one person's fortune leave another struggling?

Auckland, Wellington divide

A new survey shows consumer confidence dropped sharply in the three months to September 30.

9:56 AM  Consumer confidence drops sharply, especially in Auckland, but Wellington alone is firmly optimistic.

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.

Whittaker's ice cream sideline

Whittakers and Tip Top have created three luxury flavours of icecream, including coffee and cacao nib.

10:02 AM  It's a new sweet treat from two of New Zealand's major confectionery companies.

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.

10:16 AM  Qantas to strip workers of extra payment if they or a colleague "harms" airline.

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Big brewers become craftier gallery video

Craft beer festivals are attracting a wider range of drinkers such as  Alina Kazakova and Marina Zhilenko at the ...

The wee players in the craft beer sector are slating the thirst of large corporates.

Last ditch attempt saves landfills

This Lawrie Rd landfill site in Warkworth will remain open, as well as another site in Wellsford

Two Rodney landfills set to be closed have been giving a reprieve.

Netsafe washes its hands of complaint

Sir Ray Avery took an inventive approach to complaining about Newsroom's stories.

Internet regulator Netsafe has declined to pursue a complaint by entrepreneur Sir Ray Avery that media coverage amounted to harassment.

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.

Net rules over trees

The chainsaw Massey University student Oskar Edgar has designed, which he hopes will help USAR rescuers work better in ...

Neighbours can be forced to remove trees blocking broadband, High Court rules.

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.

Apple gets a facelift

Apple says you should notice the camera launching more quickly.

OPINION: New operating system will make your device faster, easier to use.

'The aunty in charge of The Aunties' video

The top Woman of Influence isn't a titan of business; she helps women in domestic peril.

The top Woman of Influence isn't a titan of business; she helps women in domestic peril.

Airport returns $841k profit

The company running New Plymjouth Airport, Papa Rererangi i Puketapu Ltd,  returned a profit of $841,712.

More parking and higher landing charges are being looked at by New Plymouth Airport.

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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The truth of 'profiteering' landlords

Between 2003 and 2017, the cost of property ownership grew 5 per cent per year on average but rent prices increased 4.4 ...

If you've felt the pinch of rising rent in recent years, take heart (a bit): Your landlords' costs have been rising, too.

Beneficiaries face paycut

Concerns some may not cope with $20 less a week after winter energy payment ends.

Save money on your mortgage

Animal cruelty in KiwiSaver

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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

Petrol

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.

property

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.

Kate Sheppard’s home for sale

The historic Kate Sheppard house is on the market for the first time in 33 years.

A Christchurch home of national significance goes on the market.

For $5k deposit, he'd build home

Nigel Gattsche's tiny home concept aims to fill a need in New Zealand

The man who rebuilt Scott Base has a housing crisis solution, and it's no biggie.

Save money on your mortgage

ANZ's economists said, while that made fixing for a longer period more attractive, the value still did not stack up.

Is now the time to seek the safety of a long-term interest rate?

opinion & analysis

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?

Blockbusters can make for good art, too

The Oscars' televised broadcast.

OPINION: The Oscars can honour big money makers and under the radar critical darlings.

Toilet tourism takes off

Sue Allen: "As New Zealand spends up large on improving infrastructure to cope with growing numbers of tourists, ...

OPINION: No longer just a rest stop, some conveniences are a destination in themselves.

Here's how to get a loan when you're self-employed

If you work for yourself, the bank will probably want to see two years' worth of financial statements.

OPINION: Ditching your day job has lots of benefits, but what if you need to borrow money?

nz farmer

2298 beds short for harvest

About 465 hectares of new cherry trees will be planted across Central Otago in the next four to five years - a 56 per ...

Hundreds of hectares of new cherry trees will be planted in Central Otago, but there may not be enough beds for all the workers needed to harvest them.

Strawberry season takes shape

Farm manager Hannah Thomas says she would have to walk around with a paint brush and pollinate the flowers by hand if it ...

Strawberry farm ships in team of North Island bumble bees to help pollinate flowers and achieve that perfect strawberry shape.

Why 100,000 lambs died

A young lamb struggles in wet cold conditions.

Sometimes there's little farmers can do when a major storm sweeps in.

Plant professor adds science to wine

A bud burst on one of the vines at the Marlborough Research Centre, in Blenheim.

A new wine research centre in Blenheim has appointed a Lincoln University professor to help shape the centre's science programme.

world

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.

Needle found in Sydney apple

A needle has been found in an apple bought in a supermarket in Sydney.

An Australian mother has reportedly found a needle inside an apple she bought from a Woolworths supermarket in Sydney.

Needles in Aussie strawberries

Western Australia strawberry producer Mal's Black Label is the latest grower to have been embroiled in the needle scandal.

Sewing needles have now been found in strawberries in all six Australian states.

Dead people charged life insurance video

AMP in Australia charged life insurance premiums to thousands of its superannuation members it knew were dead, the ...

AMP in Australia charged life insurance premiums to members it knew were dead, the banking royal commission hears.

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