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Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck is set to launch his second rocket today from Māhia Peninsula.

Thunderbirds are (not quite) go ... Rocket Lab's Māhia launch on hold. 

Oh no - where are the web giants?

Mike O'Donnell: ''For years there have been similar stories about members and clients trying to get in operational touch ...

OPINION: When kids trash your Airbnb or your computer crashes, are the big internationals there to help?

The best first home

Don't assume that a car park is included unless it is specifically included – if there is one it may have a separate ...

OPINION: We want to help our son into his first home but not sure of the best way to do it.

No deal for NZ house sellers

New players have entered the market, offering cheaper commission structures, but the big guns hold tight to their market ...

Every day, Kiwis turn down the cheaper option when selling their home.

$14k bag lost, $23k compo

Golnaz Bassam-Tabar was upset it took two months to be compensated for her lost bag.

Woman who flew into Auckland "disgusted" as her payout is capped after her bag of valuables disappears.

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Scam victim punished again

Western Union agreed to pay compensation to scam victims to close off a US investigation.

Western Union and Police response questioned after scam victim misses chance to rebuild life.

Mental health days OK

OPINION: Mental health will retain a stigma until it's treated like any other illness, including in the workplace.

Malls reach out to their communities

A $78m makeover of Bayfair Shopping Centre is underway.

A mall manager talks about the things that really make a community shopping centre hum.

An eye to the downside

Influential investor George Soros has sounded the alarm that another financial crisis may be near.

OPINION: The human brain is hardwired to avoid pain. How should you financially avoid it?

Bitcoin sites play down security threats

Cryptocurrencies are largely being stored offline to keep them safe from hackers, a UK trader says.

British MPs assured that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are still relatively safe.

You can go your own way

Porsche cars stand at a German dock ready for export. Germany and the EU is trying to prevent US tariffs which threaten ...

OPINION: Different countries are not only finding their own voice on trade, but also on interest rates.

$40k KiwiSaver fees, for what?

AUT's finance lecturer Ayesha Scott: ""It isn't as simple as New Zealanders being ripped off. That is part of the story… ...

Heat goes on providers to explain what they deliver in return for fees charged.

Three credit cards in six months

Travis Barker and his son Sam.

Aucklander has to replace credit card three times in six months over fraud problems.

Evading tax just got harder

The New Zealand government has joined an OECD initiative to combat global tax evasion.

Thanks to global information sharing.

More Auckland space wasters uncovered

Auckland has a long history of building out rather than up.

Look to the heavens and you might find Auckland's biggest waste of space.

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Have a financial date night

Having a shared goal and talking it through might help a couple transcend their different money personalities.

13 min ago  OPINION: You don't have to be a financial clone of your partner, just be on the same page.

Sun, sea, and surgery

13 min ago  OPINION: Cheap medical tourism is becoming increasingly popular, but it's not without its pitfalls.

Businesses on bank's embargo list

Johnny Depp's crazy revelations

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Loo pedal could save relationships

The Kiwee Lifter toilet-seat lifter on display.

A Kiwi family have invented a foot-operated toilet-seat lifter that will be on sale soon.

Taxi driver shooting guilty plea

Dylan Nuku, 27, pleaded guilty at the High Court in Wellington, to wounding taxi driver Alem Tesema, who was shot in the ...

Alem Tesema was shot in the shoulder last November in Wellington.

Storm relief clouded by wait

Cheryl Elsey, chairwoman of the Golden Bay Promotions Association and owner of Takaka food cart, Goodness 2 Go.

For storm-hit Tasman residents, welcome news that ex-cyclone Gita relief funds are finally on their way is tinged with frustration. 

Distiller gets back to his 'roots'

Ben Leggett spends hours tasting and balancing the complex flavours  in the Marlborough Roots gin.

A worldwide surge in popularity for the spirit gin has got craft distiller Ben Leggett excited for his premium product's success.

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Wellington Gold Awards turns 20

Huhana Smith, left, and Rachel Rouge, of Massey University's College of Creative Arts attended last year's Wellington ...

It started as a way to make Wellington businesses feel valued, 20 years later it's still going strong.

ASOS to ban cashmere, mohair

ASOS has teamed up with PETA to phase out several luxury fabrics and fibres.

Teaming up with PETA, the company plans to phase out luxury fabrics and fibres by January.

Warrant for $4m man

An arrest warrant was issued for Richard Whitham, who failed to appear in Hamilton District Court on a charge of theft ...

A former finance company employee was charged with theft by a person in a special relationship.

'Honey, I shrunk the store'

The blame for recent store closures has fallen mainly on Amazon and other global players entering the Australian market.

OPINION: If you think your local supermarket is shrinking, you might be right.

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Chimney shade of discontent

The Porters' three-storied home, left, is allegedly losing sun because of their neighbours blocking the sunlight.

Papamoa family say their neighbour's home is an "eye sore" and must go.

Commerical plan takes flight

Palmerston North Airport chief executive David Lanham says the next step in the airport's commercial development is ...

Airport chief executive plans to take advantage of strong confidence in Palmerston North to expand commercial plans.

No deal for NZ house sellers

New players have entered the market, offering cheaper commission structures, but the big guns hold tight to their market ...

Every day, Kiwis turn down the cheaper option when selling their home.

Foreign buyer ban changes 'too far'

Foreign money is often required to kickstart developments.

Risk that allowing purchases off-plans could result in glut of apartments, economist says.

opinion & analysis

Have a financial date night

Having a shared goal and talking it through might help a couple transcend their different money personalities.

OPINION: You don't have to be a financial clone of your partner, just be on the same page.

Ask Susan: What can I do about dodgy gumboots?

You should expect your gumboots to last a year or two, depending on how you use them.

I only bought them a month ago and they are leaking already.

Better pay, still no takers

The aged care sector is still stuggling to attract Kiwi workers, despite recent pay increases.

OPINION: A year on from landmark pay settlement, few Kiwis apply for caregiver jobs.

So you'll be a working mum...

Susan Edmunds: I've got pretty good at the juggle over the past four years,

OPINION: Prime minister of NZ and new mother? You've got this.

farming

Chinese owner fights access

Kawakawa Station  at Cape Palliser on the South Wairarapa coast.

Foreign owner of a Wairarapa sheep station blocks "reasonable" walking access.

Freshwater action needed now

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Proposed dam for the Hurunui River would affect water flow.20032018 ...

Speed up work on swimmable rivers is the take home message from Fieldays.

Rabbit virus results 'mixed'

Officials say there is a difference between the natural spread of the virus that's been released now and the illegal ...

A new strain of a deadly rabbit virus has kill rates of up to 40 per cent, in line with expectations.

Farming at bottom of world

Stock at Stonewood Farm in the Catlins.

The McDonalds are some of the world's southernmost farmers.

world

Xiaomi eyes Google, Amazon video

The Mi Note drew comparisons to the Samsung Galaxy Note and Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

It's a star among Chinese unicorns and has plenty of fans, but may be hard to sell outside Asia.

Europe's beer shortage 'unfortunate'

It's estimated football fans will drink an extra 14 million pints during the tournament.

There's a carbon dioxide shortage in Europe, news that's sure to leave beer lovers feeling flat.

Disney ups bid for Fox

The advantage swings back to Disney to acquire some of the most valued assets in the entertainment world.

Advantage swings back to Disney to snap up some of the most valued assets in the entertainment world.

A self-made billionaire by 27 video

Worth at least US$1 billion, John Collison was born and raised in the Irish countryside near Limerick, where his parents ...

He grew up in the Irish countryside and dropped out of Harvard before making his first $1b.

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