Woman's attempt to reject faulty car leads to claims of abuse

Siobhan Kelly’s purchase of a second-hand Audi turned sour after it repeatedly broke down.

Popular Auckland farmers' markets not reopening next week

Some who run farmers' markets say it's still too risky to open up even if restrictions ease.

Consumer NZ's top tips for navigating 'bargains'

The organisation's advice comes after it tracked pricing at big retailers Briscoes, Farmers, Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming over 13 weeks.


Botox rule change outrages others in beauty industry

Doctor-led Botox clinics on Monday announced the approval of the cosmetic procedure.

Reefton gym shuts down rather than police vaccine certificates

The owners said it was a "political stand against tyranny".

Countdown, Auckland University announce vaccine mandates

All staff and students will need vaccine certificates to access the University of Auckland.

'Tide is changing' on house prices - Reserve Bank

Governor Adrian Orr took some blame for low interest rates and the resulting housing market frenzy in recent times.

Auckland retailers relieved at plan to ease restrictions

Cabinet has decided in principle to move the Super City to Alert Level 3 step 2 at 11.59pm next Tuesday.

Sir Ian Taylor set to lead self-isolation trial

It's hoped the system will keep the borders safe while allowing overseas Kiwis to return home.

Retail therapy offered to ease growing lockdown frustrations

There has been a mixed reaction to the announcement from business owners.

Westpac latest big bank to record whopping earnings

The Australian-owned bank's cash earnings are up to just over $1b, and it's issuing more mortgages.


Collins visits 'frustrated' Auckland business owners

The National Party leader says many Aucklanders have had enough.


Farmers warn of looming food supply issues

Demand is up in export markets, but China's cutting production of chemicals used by NZ farmers.

G-20 endorses 15% global corporate minimum tax

It's a step toward building more fairness amid skyrocketing revenues of some multinational businesses.

Calls for review of banking system after ANZ records huge profit

New Zealand’s biggest bank recorded a $1.92 billion profit this year, up 44 per cent.

NZ exporters confident of survival despite pandemic

An increase in export orders has been the saving grace for many.


Govt in talks about mandating Covid-19 jabs for more workers

Grant Robertson says an announcement is expected “very shortly”.


Oats-based product joins list of milk alternatives

Nearly 15 per cent of Kiwis now always or mostly eat plant-based meals.

Bullying, harassment rife in commercial fishing industry

A review casts a shadow over the entire fishing industry in NZ, giving a rare view into what happens to get seafood on our tables.

Business owners fume over lack of clarity in next steps of Covid plan

A rescue package for businesses worth billions of dollars was announced on Friday.


Aucklanders in 'despair' over announcements, Judith Collins says

The National leader was visibly emotional when discussing Covid-related business closures.

Auckland businesses get extra help as lockdown continues

Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced support worth $940m per fortnight.


NZ-UK free trade deal 'groundbreaking' for Māori - iwi exporter

"From a Māori point of view, there’s so much to be happy about this agreement," Te Awawa Fisheries' Chris Insley says.

Competing Christchurch bookstores open next to each other

A bookstore war isn't brewing in the Garden City, however.

National propose $100 'dine and discover' voucher, tax changes in economic plan

It also wants to change alert levels based on vaccination rates and Covid cases.

Disgraced businessman Ron Brierley to appeal sentence

The 84-year-old was handed a 14-month jail term for possessing child sex abuse images.

Fonterra wants more Government focus on Covid economic response

"We all know the debt needs to be repaid," CEO Miles Hurrell told Q+A.

SFO looking into allegations of Covid-19 wage subsidy abuse

The allegations had been referred to the agency following investigations by the Ministry of Social Development.

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