Economy

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Seven Sharp's Carolyn Robinson breaks down the key findings from NZ's Retirement Commissioner.

Watch: What's the new-age definition of being rich – and will you ever get there?

Being a millionaire used to be the Kiwi measure. Not any more. So what's the number?

Kiwi dollar gains against Aussie after imminent rate hikes talked down

The gains also came after Australian second-quarter inflation was more muted than expected.

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Confirmation is still yet to come through on whether online retail giant Amazon will open this year in Australia.

Amazon likely to launch in NZ and 'put pressure on local retailers' according to brokerage firm

Forsyth Barr has released a report warning of the impact on the Kiwi economy.

A mixture of New Zealand Bank notes and coins.

Kiwi dollar recovers after cattle disease news

Investors will also be keeping a close eye on events across the Tasman tomorrow.

New New Zealand 10 dollar and 5 dollar notes and coins.

Kiwi dollar falls from 10-month high in New York

"The New Zealand dollar is running low on air."

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says too many people decline social housing without “good reason”, prompting a new policy.

State housing waiting list increases by nearly 1500 people on this time last year

Just two weeks ago, Bill English expressed confidence in the Government's housing plans.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Home affordability drops for Kiwis by almost 10 per cent, report says

Central Otago Lakes is now less affordable than Auckland according to the report.

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Kiwi dollar falls ahead of inflation figures

Today, the kiwi slipped to 63.70 euro cents from 63.93c.

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Political reporter Katie Bradford takes a closer look at the details.

Government to overhaul IRD social policy payments to create 'more straightforward' tax system

Steven Joyce says most Working for Families recipients are not being paid correctly.

Tax is vital for reducing inequality but NZ is not collecting enough of it - Oxfam report

The charity has just released their inequality index, ranking 152 countries on social spending.

The Warehouse

The Warehouse to offer 1000 unemployed young Kiwis a foot on the job ladder

They will get experience in customer service, communications and stock management.

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Kaikoura remains isolated with SH1 south of the coastal township likely to remain closed all day.

Kaikoura gets $7.5m Lotto grant for earthquake rebuild

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says they'll help build and maintain facilities.

Avocados and soft drinks nudge up NZ food prices in June

The average 200g avocado cost $4.52 in June, compared with $3.38 in May.

New zealand dollar bills stacked background. 3D illustration.

New Zealand bank profits shrink as smaller lenders chase customers

Smaller lenders are chasing more of the market share, for less profit margin.

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Andrew Little is promising to scrap National's planned tax cuts, and introduce a winter payment for pensioners and beneficiaries.

New Labour policy promises an extra $48 per week for low and middle income families

Labour would use the $1.5 billion saved in their alternative budget to award tax credits to 30,000 more families.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Government's first $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund projects to be announced

In February the Government gave councils a hurry up, urging them to firm up their housing plans.

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Over $183 million in unclaimed tax is sitting there, but entrusting an agent to get your money can cost you.

Fair Go's guide to doing your own fee-free tax return online

Two sisters wanted others to know how to "de-link" with your tax agent.

New New Zealand 10 dollar and 5 dollar notes and coins.

NZ dollar edges lower ahead of G20 meeting

"Generally the kiwi dollar's on hold for any escalation and further pressure from a weekend event."

Council consents indicate home building growth - report

The new report shows 28,000 homes were built in New Zealand in the year ended March 31, out of 31,000 consents granted.

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NZ dollar holds gains against Aussie

"The Aussie is still suffering from the RBA yesterday."

The study also exposes deliberate fish dumping and a culture of  misreporting.

Urgent call for Maori fisheries law change

Policymakers are being asked to reform legislature to enable an overhaul of Maori fisheries governing body.

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The report found petrol prices "might not be reasonable".

NZ petrol prices have greatest discrepancy between import cost and price at pump in developed world

Kiwis are paying 21 cents a litre for petrol over what it costs fuel companies to import it.

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Ever wondered what to do with your leftover lasagne or excess of apples?

Community food fridge for struggling families opens in Christchurch

The New Brighton fridge is open seven days a week from 7am to 7pm.

What's potentially New Zealand's largest undeveloped gold deposit sold for $4 million

A new company has bought an 80 per cent share in the Sam Creek Gold Project.

New Zealand currency fifty dollar note money

NZ dollar rises against weaker greenback

The kiwi is on track to gain around 6 per cent against the US dollar in the first half of the year.

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