Reading Winston's bottom lines

Winston Peters speaks to media outside The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel in Russell on Sunday.

Markets like National in box seat, but fret over "fundamental" differences with NZ First on trade and Reserve Bank.

Aust banks scrap ATM fees

ANZ has ditched ATM fees in Australia, as have the Commonwealth Bank, National Bank of Australia, and Westpac.

Four big banks bow to consumer pressure in Australia and abolished ATM withdrawal charges.

Five types of work jerk

The Office's David Brent: Clueless Jerk?

Vile co-workers come in many different guises. Here's how to cope with five common types.

Beating the bugs tourists bring

Tourists naive about biosecurity risks try to bring in food and other banned items.

While we welcome foreign tourists, we'd much rather they arrived minus bugs, banned food, or other nasties.

Facing the future head-on

Auckland's urbanisation issues are not unique.

New Zealanders must not ignore the major world challenges it faces, an expert says.

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Innovate finalists chosen

Innovate manager Dave Craig briefs the competition's 31 mentors before they hear business pitches from the top 20 entrants.

The entries in the competition this year are so good the final five is now the final six.

ANZ: The economy's cooling

ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie said the construction, migration and tourism booms may all have peaked, but the ...

Economist warns construction, migration and even tourism booms may have all peaked.

First fuel down the line

The fuel pipeline from the Marsden Point Refinery to south Auckland, which crippled New Zealand air travel after ...

Freshly-repaired pipe delivers seven million litres of jet fuel to Auckland.

Where Winston will lock horns

At the centre of it all again: New Zealand First Party leader Winston Peters at The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel in Russell ...

The gap between National and NZ First on Super policies is wide, but pension experts think it can be bridged.

Lufthansa offering to buy Air Berlin - report

German carrier Air Berlin is insolvent.

The airline would pay 200 million euros for its insolvent smaller rival newspaper Bild am Sonntag (BamS) says.

Force car insurers to open up

Crash claims costs are rising, now topping $1 billion a year.

Tech entrepreneur wants car insurers to be forced to give their pricing to price comparison websites.

Kiwi sales SME gets backing from US investor

Adam Blackwell chief executive of sales agency Stun.

Kiwi sales agency to expand across the USA.

SFO needs to be brave

A High Court judge found Serious Fraud Office director Julie Read's decision unreasonable.

Recent court decision highlights Zespri investigation issues, former SFO boss says.

Start up stress

Co-founder of tech start up Weirdly Dale Clareburt says the key to overcoming stress is to have a strong network of ...

Business owners feel the pressure to toughen up when their mental health slips.

Don't expect a rate rise anytime soon

Rates are in intensive care, Martin Hawes says.

OPINION: Is inflation dead? The answer is no.

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Don't expect a rate rise anytime soon

Rates are in intensive care, Martin Hawes says.

OPINION: Is inflation dead? The answer is no.

Spotting the signs of problem gambling

OPINION: It’s a silent addiction, but there are red flags that might alert you if a loved one has a gambling problem.

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Bird on a Wire tests China's taste

Bird on a Wire owner Sophie Gilmour says she is considering setting up a permanent shop in China.

Auckland eatery teams up with a Kiwi culinary incubator in China.

Phone app's sole purpose

Angad Nayyar is the chief executive of Strutagio, an app designed to help shoppers find the perfect-sized shoe.

Auckland friends develop app that lets customers try on shoes without setting foot in a physical store.

Craft brewery 'swansong'

Whistling Sisters co-founders Bede Roe, left, and Russel Scott.

Man behind Ombra and Belgian Beer Cafe Leuven to open new rooftop bar and brewery.

Chocolatire makes Taupō home

Paul Brazier has opened up the Huka Falls Chocolate Company in Taupō.

He loves all things chocolate and coffee. Now he has opened up shop in Taupō.

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Six-figure golden handshake

Aurora Energy boss Grady Cameron's exit package means he will make nearly $1 million in a year.

Otago lines company boss's 'excessive' exit package means he'll make nearly $1m this year.

'Let go' for same-sex marriage view

Madeline, who was fired for saying she would vote 'no' in the same-sex marriage survey, hit back on Tuesday.

Australian kids entertainer fired for saying she doesn't support same-sex marriage is fighting back.

Quarry to billion-dollar development

The site could be home to an adventure park where visitors can try wakeboarding or scramble over an inflatable aquatic ...

Waikato plans for a water adventure park – with tourist accommodation and surrounding houses and businesses – have been revealed.

A vacuum deal that sucks

Richard and Olivia Knights, of Dunedin, and a trade-in vacuum cleaner that was returned.

Godfreys told her she was getting a discount, took her old vacuum - then charged her full price.


Grand Arcade gets major refurbishment

An artist's rendering of the refurbished Grand Arcade, forecast to be completed early 2019.

The building is the site of one of the few fatalities in Wellington due to an earthquake.

Real estate agent loses appeal

Aaron Drever needs to wait five years before he can reapply for his licence.

A west Aucklander has lost a High Court appeal to get his real estate agent licence back.

Rodd and Gunn moves shop

Rodd & Gunn managing director Mike Beagley says moving the Wellington shop has been a "mad scramble".

The New Zealand menswear company's flagship store is moving around the corner.

Rodd and Gunn moves shop

Rodd & Gunn managing director Mike Beagley says moving the Wellington shop has been a "mad scramble".

The New Zealand menswear company's flagship store is moving around the corner.

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The retail of two cities

Fashion retailer H&M welcomed hundreds of shoppers on its first day in Christchurch.

OPINION: there are signs of new life in central Christchurch.

Online shopping is dangerous

Bye-bye money: Online shopping enables a whole new level of consumption unlimited by time, or location.

OPINION: Online shopping means you live in a 24/7 shopping mall with endless aisles. The weak-willed and credulous need to beware.

Money tsunami coming

Women tend to give more money to charity.

OPINION: Baby boomers are older and richer - what are they going to do with their cash?

You might need a vodka for this

ardern v english

OPINION: When it comes to viral marketing, this election campaign has been a fizzer.


Farm lifestyle not for faint-hearted

Farming can be a rewarding business if you are prepared to work hard, Lyn Webster says.

Earning a living is not the only reason people choose to farm, Lyn Webster says.

Women unrepresented at Fonterra

Dairy farmer and Fonterra director Leonie Guiney challenged the 'group think' on the board, making some feel ...

NZ's largest employer is under fire for having so few women on its board, after spurning a sitting female director.

More lambs this spring

There should be between 5-10 per cent more lambs this spring.

Prospects for the red meat sector this season look promising.

Aus push to cash in on mānuka 

The mānuka plant which provides honey is a New Zealand and Australian native, but who has rights to the mānuka honey term?

What's in a name? In the case of mānuka honey, a lot of money.


Meet the world's richest woman video

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, right, has shunned the glittering social life that her late mother, Liliane Bettencourt, ...

The death of L'Oreal's founding family matriarch has put the spotlight on a reclusive 64-year-old heiress.

Walmart deliveries go next level video

The programme was likely to appeal to urban dwellers who work long hours and are used to having cleaning crews and other ...

US delivery drivers may soon let themselves into the house and unload groceries.

The end is nigh, profits are up

Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have US survivalists convinced that the ...

Sales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment spike as US "preppers" get set for armageddon.

Uber stripped of London licence video

You won't be able to use Uber in London soon, if the company fails to overturn a Transport for London decision not to ...

Uber's new London licence application refused over "lack of responsibility" and "potential public safety issues".

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