The report reveals the number of people who spend over half their income renting run-down and overcrowded houses is increasing.

Property drives New Zealand's net wealth past $1.5 trillion

Net worth is the balance of what New Zealanders own over what they owe.

NZ dollar rises to month-high amid Brexit speculation and US tax cuts

The NZD traded at 52.53 British pence and US69.98 cents.

The Commerce Commission said there is a flood of dangerous toys on the market which often pose a choking hazards.

'A real concern' - Dangerous toys put under spotlight by NZ Commerce Commission

In October, 123 Mart landed a $337,000 fine for dangerous toys, and it's not isolated.

The move raises fears about the pipe's long-term future after it was shut for two weeks by a leak in September.

Petrol may be 'temporarily unavailable' in some places following pipeline disruption, BP warns

The company is trucking fuel into Auckland and closely monitoring fuel supply.

Diane Maxwell says she is hearing from people that they still feel young and active at age 65, and the workforce will need to accommodate that.

Aging workforce predicted to drive employment growth

Stats NZ predicts the country's total workforce to number three million people by 2030.

Custom clothing featuring Jacinda Ardern's face helps US artist 'adjust to Trump's presidency'

The Prime Minister appears on a range of merchandise on artist selling platform Redbubble.

Building jobs added to skill shortage list

Employers will no longer need to prove they can't find a Kiwis to do any one of several jobs.

Trade Minister David Parker.

Trade Minister returns from Buenos Aires WTO conference 'disappointed'

But there was some progress on environmental issues, David Parker says.

Mondelez International has taken more than $100 million in dividends out of New Zealand in recent years.

Job cuts set to hit staff at Dunedin's Cadbury factory

The first batch of 160 seasonal workers were due to leave the business on today.

A mixture of New Zealand Bank notes and coins.

NZ dollar rises above US70c as traders have eyes on government's mini-budget

The increase comes after the US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates.

It’s a critical time for the New Zealand government, and provides a look into the country’s future financial decisions.

Government's Budget priorities to be revealed today

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is about to reveal the priorities for his first budget at the same time as the Treasury puts out its half-year economic update.

Lawyers say the Environment Court got it wrong and are worried about wider implications.

Oil spill compensation polluters liable to pay more than triples under Bill

The Maritime Transport Amendment Bill passed its third reading unanimously.

Mike Thorpe visited Cardrona ski-field while it hosted a special skiing lesson for children who've had strokes.

Spike in tourist numbers to NZ in October due to longer ski season

Visitors spent 3.1 million nights in NZ accommodation that month, a jump on 2016.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's Dunedin shows prompt council to allow shops to open on Easter Sunday

First Union says it will pressure the Government on the issue.

It seems getting into the Christmas spirit has become too expensive for some retailers.

A quarter of shops are snubbing Christmas decorations - survey

While some stores aren’t readily spreading the Christmas cheer, marketing experts say decorations do influence how we shop.

Critics say it's taking a resource that's already in trouble offshore, for free.

Concern brewing as Chinese-owned water bottling plant sets up shop in Christchurch

The company received consent to extract more than 4.5 million litres of water a day.

But fears tighter immigration policies will make harvest even harder have been extinguished by government.

There's plenty of cherries - but not enough cherry picker in Otago

Many growers are concerned the new government’s tougher stance on immigration could cause problems.

A mixture of New Zealand Bank notes and coins.

NZ dollar dragged lower by Aussie

Meanwhile the greenback has strengthened on optimism about the progress of US tax reforms.

More than a 1000 people in Northland make their living from wood manufacturing.

NZ manufacturing sales volumes up in September quarter

Chemical, polymer and rubber product led gains.

New Zealand money, dollars, currency

Government to crack down on multinational companies dodging tax

A bill will be given its first reading on Tuesday.

A mixture of New Zealand Bank notes and coins.

NZ dollar rises as Aussie growth slows

The overnight global dairy auction also helped support the New Zealand dollar.

Some of the attractive scenery of the South Island New Zealand seen from a train

Orient Express-style luxury sleeper train planned for Auckland to Queenstown

The Antipodean Explorer would take 56 guests on a tour from the country's north to its south.

Experts hope it'll prompt companies to wake up to the fact that women are good for business.

Promoting women into leadership roles could boost economy by nearly $1 billion - report

Women make up 47% of NZ's workforce but hold just 29% of management roles.

Aussie businesses are bracing themselves for the imminent arrival of Amazon, employing various new strategies.

Online shopping giant Amazon underwhelms on Australia debut

The website has launched with fewer products and small discounts than expected.

Zuru's popular Bunch o Balloons device has been a target for copycats.

Kiwi toy firm wins multi-million dollar legal battle over balloon device rip off

Zuru's Bunch o Balloons device took American company Telebrands to court over their product.

1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann delves into what the new changes really mean for people wanting to get into the housing market.

Inside Parliament: Will the LVR changes actually help first home buyers?

1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann delves into what the new changes really mean.

CEO Theo Spierings says Fonterra can afford it, and it's unlikely it can challenge the tribunal decision over the Botulism scare.

Fonterra cuts earnings forecast after order to pay $183m to French food giant over botulism scare

Fonterra says the decision by the arbitration tribunal has no impact on the forecast Farmgate Milk Price.

With a reduction in supply driving them higher, NZ’s largest export whole milk powder rose 2.3%.

Dairy prices expected to lift on threat of drought

Prices at the GlobalDairyTrade auction may lift next week, snapping four consecutive declines.

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