Members of the media attend a preview for one of Quebec's new cannabis stores in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct.1 6, 2018. Canada will become the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace when sales begin on midnight Wednesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada now the world's largest country with a legal marijuana marketplace

Sales began early today in Newfoundland, with a formal announcement planned for later.

AA’s Mark Stockdale analyses what exactly motorists are paying for at the pump.

Cheaper petrol on its way to Wellington

The Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group will open an unmanned station with six pumps.

Air New Zealand's new A321 Airubuses will enter commercial service in mid-November.

Air NZ takes axe to single use plastics on domestic flights, McDonald's says bye-bye to straws

Customers will have to request straws from tomorrow at McDonald's restaurants.

She says it could have a "disproportionate effect" on those unable to afford to spend a high amount at the pump.

Jacinda Ardern criticises minimum spend discounts by fuel retailers

The Prime Minister said some motorists would not be able to afford to reach the minimum spend.

Fletcher Building sign and logo

Fletcher Building scraps Steel & Tube takeover

Rejection of enhanced $315.4 million offer sent target's shares plummeting from a four-month high.

Gill Higgins gets the preview of the Wellington plant that’ll finally be big enough to deal with all the plastic Kiwis throw away.

NZ moves to stamp out faux environmentally-friendly 'greenwash' branding

There is now a working group creating advertising guides for companies.

Jess and Luke are rescuing bees and rehoming them on people’s roofs.

Meet the Auckland couple rescuing bees and putting them on rooftops

Jess and Luke came up with the idea to put bees on top of roofs while travelling in Bolivia.

When  the PM was asked if she thought the pricing moves were “fair”, she said “certainly motorists won't look upon it as fair”.

John Armstrong's opinion: Jacinda Ardern can’t afford to look complacent as petrol prices verge on crisis-level

It's taken some time for the PM to realise the price hikes have serious economic implications, our columnist writes.


Porirua residents say Government missed chance to end predatory loan shark industry

Truck shops are a familiar sight in Porirua, with several finance companies all within a few minutes walking distance of each other.

NZ shares face hefty losses as US stock market drops further

The New Zealand benchmark top-50 index has fallen 82 points or nearly 1 percent in early trading.

In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke’s Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.

Hawke's Bay growing giant emphasising flexible schedules to increase Kiwi staff numbers

In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke's Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.

House sales drop nationwide, September figures lowest since 2011

"There simply weren't as many properties for sale resulting in a very quiet start to spring," says REINZ's boss.

FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US stocks suffer worst loss in eight months as tech companies plunge

"The tax cuts juiced earnings this year and that's not sustainable."


Government set to crack down on loan sharks with fines of up to $600k for lenders who break rules

The measure will include a cap on the amount of interest that can be charged, as well as a cap on fees.

Commerce Commission taking Auckland power lines company Vector to court over excessive outages

Vector is not contesting the charge and they could face a fine of up to $5 million.

Fonterra lowers forecast milk price for 2018/19 due to stronger global supply

Dairy co-op also announced an increase in forecast collection volumes of milk.

Greens expect big spend after Government posts $5.5 billion surplus

"What point is ... [a surplus] ... if you've still got people living in cars and garages?" James Shaw asks.

The construction site for Seascape Apartments.

Weak points in basement of Auckland skyscraper project

Construction of the Seascape apartments in Auckland began in October last year and will be second only in height to the Sky Tower.

A senior woman walking down a corridor with the assistance of a walker. view from rear

Rest home worker gets $19,000 compensation after being sacked for taking $1 packet of chips

The Mosgiel employer's decision was ruled to have been "unnecessarily severe".

An artist's impression of what the new building at 65 Federal Street will look like among Auckland's skyline.

First look at huge new $200 million skyscraper confirmed for downtown Auckland

ICD Property will build the 180m, 48-storey tower at 65 Federal Street, close to the Sky Tower.

The labour inspectorate has found widespread exploitation of people rolling out the ultra-fast broadband network, many of whom are migrants.

Chorus sub-contractors taking employees' cash for promises of visas - union

The Labour Inspectorate found 73 Chorus sub-contractors in Auckland breached employment standards.

Gull NZ general manager David Bodger says the oil industry takes a kicking from politicians from time to time and it's all part of the job.

Petrol company boss pushes back against Jacinda Ardern's 'fleecing' claim, says they need to make a profit

Gull NZ general manager David Bodger says taking a kicking from politicians from time to time is all part of the job.

The Government’s books revealed a $5.5 billion surplus, well up on what was predicted.

Government posts $5.5 billion surplus, numbers employed up, average wages rise

The Finance Minister says a strong surplus and growing economy show the coalition is managing the books responsibly.

The Prime Minister says the Government is now undertaking work to get a basis for their plans.

'Enough is enough' - Ardern outlines what Government's doing about high petrol prices

"I need to get to the heart of the issue and that's what I'm intending to do," the PM told TVNZ1's Breakfast today.

Avocado file image.

Big plans for NZ avocado exports to China - 'it's a market of huge opportunity and huge challenge'

40,000 trays will head to China this season, but that's just the beginning.

It is the latest move by a big supermarket chain on the use of plastic shopping bags.

Countdown's transition to removing plastic bags will be finished this month

The supermarket will still offer re-usable bags for sale for $1, which can be returned to the supermarket and replaced for free if they are damaged.

AA’s Mark Stockdale analyses what exactly motorists are paying for at the pump.

Government urged to cut taxes on petrol to 'speed up' the economy

A foreign exchange expert expects the dollar to keep falling until at least after Christmas, pushing up petrol prices even further.

A pack of Corona beers.

NZ's biggest alcohol company to fund Lifeline mental health charity programme

Charity says deal with Lion will provide much needed cash after Government stripped funding. But not everyone agrees.

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