Munich,Germany - August 28, 2015: Burberry store in Munich airport. Some customers are visible inside.

Top end British fashion label Burberry destroys $50 million worth of product

Fashion firms burn unwanted items to prevent them being stolen or sold cheaply.

The findings come from Infometric economists, who predict a cooling of the economy next year.

Booming provincial areas help keep economy afloat as cities start to slow down

Provincial economies are driving growth by building on the recovery of dairy prices in 2016.

Perpetual Guardian’s 240 employees spent two months working four days a week, and most said it worked for them.

Kiwi company trials four-day working week for more 'energised, engaged workforce'

Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes suggests other companies to follow suit.

Angry businessman phoning the bank for credit card support  ++++ Note for the inspector : Credit card is fake and made especially for the photosession ++++

New Zealand banks' profits fall more than 10 per cent in first quarter

"While it might be a pivot point, it's certainly not time to panic."

The Auckland Mayor says Auckland Council should get be able to spend GST from rates on local infrastructure as they wish.

Mayor Phil Goff wants to spend GST component of Auckland rates on city's infrastructure

"I don't think it's great that local government has to go cap in hand to [central] Government."

Houses along Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Queenstown hospitality businesses fear bed tax could drive tourists away

The proposed tax will raise prices for accommodation to help pay for infrastructure costs.

TradeMe seller fined $5000 for not declaring 'in-trade' status and selling unsafe cot

Bilal Shurab listed more than 1300 items between November 2016 and April 2017.

Caltex Kaiwaka

Is Auckland dodging the regional fuel tax?

Logging truck driver, Nigel, says they're encouraged to avoid filling up in the Super City.

Mr English says he’s “very happy” with his decision to step down as National Party leader.

Sir Bill English joins Jim Bolger on the board of 'southern' Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

Mr Bolger said he is confident in Mr English making a valuable contribution.

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

The coffee chain aims to use straws made from biodegradable materials by 2020.

Australian couple Moe Barr, left, and Sasha Patrick of Brisbane.

The Auckland baker who refused to make a lesbian couple's wedding cake is being flamed online - but supported by some

Her Warkworth business is receiving numerous one-star reviews on Google Reviews.

The hardware issue in a data centre caused frustration for thousands of Kiwis.

Commerce Commission lays 11 charges against Spark over 'false and misleading representations' to customers

Spark’s managing director Simon Moutter said the incidents were "all system-based errors caused by genuine mistakes".

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

China warns of 'counterattack' as US tariffs take effect

Washington increased tariffs on $US34 billion worth of Chinese imports.

New Zealand currency (file picture).

New Zealand bank employee blows whistle on 'morally disgusting' sales tactics

The banker claims to have seen emotional blackmail on customers with children.

Watch: Farmers retail workers chant outside Auckland shopping mall during strike

Workers are striking around the country over what they say is low pay and unfair performance reviews.

The EU is considering banning single use plastic bags, as well as things like cotton buds, drink stirrers and takeaway containers

Foodstuffs says not likely NZ will see same backlash to plastic bag ban as Australia

A customer in Western Australia reportedly grab a shop assistant by the throat at the weekend.

Most of us use a plastic bag for just twelve minutes, and then never again - but they take decades to decompose.

Shop assistant 'grabbed by throat' as Aussie supermarkets' plastic bag ban sparks backlash

Western Australia's statewide ban came into effect on Sunday, joining other states.

The Warehouse could cull 180 jobs - union

Workers have until next weekend to give feedback on the planned proposal.


John Armstrong: Ardern's baby leave gives her time to give serious thought to Labour's 'cannot be bothered' attitude to business sector

Those voicing the views of business are few and far between in the Labour caucus, writes out columnist.

The union representing staff says the tax department isn't being transparent about how many jobs will go.

IRD to waive penalties over online payment glitches

IRD has said the problems were temporary glitches which had been fixed.

The measures are to counter predatory behaviour aimed at the poor.

'Ongoing weak inflation' - Reserve Bank leaves OCR unchanged at record low

The central bank has not adjusted the OCR since 2016 and has been forecasting no changes until late 2019.

The measures are to counter predatory behaviour aimed at the poor.

Interest rates of up to 800 per cent prompt Government crackdown on loan sharks

The Government has announced measures to counter predatory lending behaviour aimed at the poor.

Avocado file image.

Rise in avocado prices sees spike in thefts across New Zealand orchards

"In some cases vans and trucks driving into orchards just 'wack' the avocados from the tree."

Sue Chetwin says the five per cent rise in domestic fares taking effect this week should be a reminder to people that alternatives exist.

Air New Zealand fined $15 million for its part in global airfreight price fixing cartel

The Federal Court in Australia found Air NZ had agreed with at least 13 other international airlines to fix the price of fuel and insurance for cargo flights in and around Asia.

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