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Tiny cottage, big history

Paeata Cotter in front of her restored Devonport pioneer cottage. Photo / Doug Sherring

Current owners Paeata and David Cotter found it had been in the same family for nearly 150 years until 1991.

Card spending up in September

On an annual basis, core retail spending rose 7.7pc from September last year, the biggest annual jump since January's 8pc  increase

Retail spending on electronic cards rose for a fifth month in September, led by an increase in expenditure on durable goods…

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ASB $1 3.40%
BNZ $1 3.40%
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Lending to investors grows

Investors took out nearly $2 billion in mortgages in a month, the latest statistics show - 33 per cent of all new lending…

'Liar loans' are back in the US

Years after the great housing bust, so-called liar loans - made without verifying people's finances - are creeping back…