Beware Chinese 'pro shoppers'

Shangai-based New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Trade Commissioner Damon Paling: "I would like to think the lifespan of the ...

12:31 PM  Chinese shoppers hoping to cash in on consumer law breaches worry Kiwi food exporters.

AMP chief quits over scandals

AMP CEO Craig Meller has announced his immediate resignation.

11:09 AM  Wealth manager charged clients for service they didn't get, lied to regulator about it.

'Practice your signature'

Adrian Orr's signature, as it appears on the policy targets agreement he signed with Minister of Finance Grant ...

Reserve Bank governor's mother fretted that no one would be able to read his name when it appears on bank notes.

How to boost your financial health video

Kendall Flutey is the co-founder and CEO of Banqer, an online tool which teaches financial literacy in classrooms across ...

New research by ANZ shows Kiwis' financial wellbeing is patchy, but taking simple steps can help.

Our weird mortgage relationship

Young Woman standing with keys in front of her new apartment Image ID : 32184087 rent rental housing generic tenancy ...

OPINION: Mega mortgages, tiny mortgages. They're all the same to Kiwi homeowners.

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Disaster response 'stronger'

Minister of Civil Defence Chris Faafoi and Horizon's chairman Bruce Gordon meet with emergency responders in Manawatū.

Civil Defence is in a stronger position to deal with farming disasters, says Minister Chris Faafoi.

BizDojo settles with employee

Co-working space company BizDojo was bought by IWG in February after failing to pay rent to an Auckland Council subsidiary.

Former BizDojo Auckland employee that accused directors of bullying and ransom, wins a settlement.

Beware, Chinese 'professional shoppers'

Shangai-based New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Trade Commissioner Damon Paling: "I would like to think the lifespan of the ...

Chinese shoppers hoping to cash in on consumer law breaches worry Kiwi food exporters.

New rules for Kiwi FB users

Facebook Ireland provides New Zealand's Facebook service.

New Zealanders among 1.5b Facebook users to no longer be governed by European rules, reports say.

The $23b supermarket spending spree

The amount we spend on food using our debit and credit cards is on the rise and already over $20 billion.

Wwe spend the most of our money on food according to electronic transaction data.

Investors offer cash injection

Fletcher Building has raised $515m of the $750 million it needs.

Fletcher Building has raised $515m in new capital and will seek to raise another $235m mum and dad shareholders.

Strong wool prices lift

Wool prices were on the up for crossbred fleece.

Crossbred wool prices moved in the right direction at the Christchurch auction.

Famous artist's home saved from demo

The house has been burgled several times since it was red-zoned, with large steel driveway gates, metal spouting and ...

Bill Sutton's red-zoned house, where he painted most of his works, will be restored and gifted to Christchurch.

$1000 car excesses unfair to young drivers

My excess is how much?

OPINION: It's time the young got a fairer deal on car insurance.

'Pharma Bro' heads to prison

Martin Shkreli was sentenced last month to seven years in prison for securities fraud and fined US$75,000 (NZ$105,000).

Pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified for jacking up price of life-saving drug heads to federal prison.

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$1000 car excesses unfair to young drivers

My excess is how much?

OPINION: It's time the young got a fairer deal on car insurance.

How BK convinced Kiwis

Kiwis didn't believe Burger King was grilling its patties, so it went out to prove it.

Economics of home-building stack up

Pain of credit card costs

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No more Graeme

Graeme Meyers' cafe has been open longer than the shopping mall it's part of.

Long-time Palmerston North cafe to lose its eponymous proprietor.

City ladder company folds

Pelco, a prominent Palmerston North joinery company, went into receivership on April 4.

Eighty-one-year-old business in receivership over unpaid rent. Fifteen jobs lost.

Farro Fresh backtracks on plastic bag stance video

Bags Not.

Auckland grocers have decided swapping plastic bags for compostable bags is best.

Couple turns to nuts

Brent and Shyr say their almond butter and salted macadamia is New Zealand's favourite.

A failed hummus start-up turns to nut smashing gold for emerging health food brand.

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Women of Influence can be ordinary

Keynote speaker Kristine Bartlett believes that influential people often start as ordinary ones.

'Quiet hour' for autistic shoppers video

Marton Countdown is hosting a 'quiet shopping hour' for people with autism every Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm.

Everyday errands can be difficult for people with special needs, and retailers are trying to help.

Chef payment 'tipped balance'

Christchurch's Cafe Allwood closed over Easter weekend after the ERA ordered it to pay its former head chef $13,000. It ...

A Christchurch cafe has gone into liquidation owing $280k, including $13k to its former head chef.

Courier accused of theft

A former Fastway courier driver has faced trial regarding allegations he stole parcels of money, which were meant to be ...

With four parcels of money missing he's either the 'unluckiest' delivery driver, or a thief.

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Uncertainty for Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau has been at Reid's Studio for 20 years.

CAB volunteers come up with their own initiatives to ensure the service's longevity in Hamilton.

Diplomatic rental stoush

Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand deputy chief of mission Eva Tvarozkova has found herself in a diplomatic ...

A high-end Wellington rental and the diplomatic stoush over unpaid rent.

Sellers' $1.5b windfall

Auckland sellers made the largest gains, at a median $370,000 per sale. They were followed by Tauranga, at $227,500 and ...

Only 4 per cent of sellers sold their homes for less than they paid.

'We just feel dead inside'

Damian and Jenny Coffey say they've lost all confidence in Tauranga City Council.

Damian and Jenny Coffey's home looks pristine on the outside. But they aren't allowed back inside.

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Mandate for more rates

A law change could give councils scope to place more emphasis on the "cultural well-being of communities", adding fiscal ...

OPINION: A looming law change will give give councils a mandate for 'nice-to-haves', meaning higher rates and debt.

Is 'wellness' a load of garbage?

Franziska Iseli says the wellness trend is a joke if it's merely treated as another 'thing to do' at work.

OPINION: There's nothing worse than being forced to exercise and eat your greens.

Are we avoiding China?

In the decade since securing a free trade deal in 2008, China has become New Zealand's largest trading partner.

OPINION: In six months, no Government minister has yet visited Beijing.

Red turns green

Just how happy Labour's formal coalition partner, New Zealand First, is about this has been the subject of much pop ...

Emissions trading scheme more important for environment than stopping oil permits.

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Kind autumn helps farmers

Tararua Federated Farmers president Neil Filer says milk production is down a bit in the Tararua district.

Warm, wet conditions have helped set up some Manawatū/Rangitīkei farmers for the winter ahead.

It's time to be moving on

Grandchildren Max Bendall, 4, and Jacob McGillivray, 4, will be within squeezable distance of Louise and Geoff Giltrap ...

Louise Giltrap tells why she and husband Geoff have put their farm up for sale.

Horror tractor accident

Michele Bastiaansen said she lost her dignity, independence and self confidence as a result of her injuries.

Firm to pay $90,000 compo after woman horrifically injured when tractor's brakes failed.

Contest nurtures future farmers

Pupils from Seddon School travelled to Christchurch to compete in the primary schools' AgriKidsNZ contest.

Their school is surrounded by farmland, and Seddon School pupils are being taught how to safeguard its future.

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'Pharma Bro' heads to prison

Martin Shkreli was sentenced last month to seven years in prison for securities fraud and fined US$75,000 (NZ$105,000).

Pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified for jacking up price of life-saving drug heads to federal prison.

Wayward billionaire dies video

Having spent summers digging ditches, it came as a shock to Matthew Mellon when, at 21, he inherited US$25m.

Having spent summers digging ditches, Matthew Mellon was shocked at age 21 to inherit US$25m.

Starbucks to shut for afternoon video

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Starbucks in Trafalgar St.

Starbucks tries to tamp down uproar over the arrest of two black men at US store.

Torrent of cash to come video

Aramco generates the bulk of Saudi Arabia's revenue.

It's a cornerstone of the global economy, and one of the biggest secrets in global business.

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