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Can you afford a crisis? 7 savvy savers' tips for building an emergency fund
Tips from a beneficiary saving $10 a week, a student with $39k at 22, and a $1m family.
Revealed: What not to talk about in your next job interview
'Talk about it at offer – you don’t have to talk about it at application'
'Amazing tenancy demand': Build costs and interest rates hit $200m sold-out Tauranga development
'If we see a drop in interest rates next year then I think it will start to stimulate.'
'Hellishly dangerous': Row erupts after two-inch longline hook snags beachgoer
Man, dog and boogie boarder get caught up by fishing line.
'Overwhelmed with joy': Young couple on pathway to owning home
"I cried. We are so grateful and thankful for the opportunity.”
Heartbreaking: Kids make sacrifices to help mum and dad pay the mortgage
"Every single dollar that one can save is important."
His weekly mortgage payment hit $1000 a week. It was the last straw
About 80 per cent of fixed-term loans due to reprice in less than two years.
'Risking it all': The couple touring NZ to pitch new cafe app - face to face
'We put everything in storage and sold or donated pretty much everything else'
'Tarnished': How migrant exploitation cases are harming NZ's reputation overseas
The cost of living and crime are other turnoffs for skilled workers.
Trust pumps $10m into housing, Māori development, move to high-wage economy
"We’re looking at ways we can maximise the impact we’re having."
“A nice blue, National Party evening': Rutherford claims victory in Bay of Plenty
With 34,514 of the votes counted, Rutherford had 19,589 votes.
Boss 'blindsided': Migrants quit for jobs with better residency path under new rules
'We just have to roll with the punches and see what happens.'
'No place like home': Why record numbers of Kiwis have returned from Australia
The number of Kiwis returning home from Australia has jumped by 46 per cent.
Demolishing the construction gender gap: Inside the push to get more women tradies
'Having the right crew to work with' is key, says a 23yo woman with all-male colleagues.
'Massive workforce crisis ': Tradie skills shortage despite soaring apprenticeship numbers
More than $652 million has been paid to employers on Apprenticeship Boost.
Hipkins in Tauranga: Labour leader addresses five hot election topics
Hipkins: 'Watch this space ... there hasn’t been enough competition in the grocery sector'
'Absolutely devastating': Homeless man's tents, treasured items stolen
Possessions worth thousands of dollars were stolen.
$200k-$300k a year: The workers doubling their money in Australia
Australia aggressively markets jobs with significant salaries and relocation packages.
Let's go party: Artist who turned David Seymour into Barbie Ken is just getting started
'I just wanted to put a little bit of happiness in the community.'
Heartbreaking choice: Mum 'trapped in motel' can't have all her kids to stay
'On a good day, it still tears us apart … we are on tenterhooks.'
'Gone to Aussie': Infrastructure workers ditch NZ for more money, year-round work
"We find it really, really hard to find skilled, drug-free staff."
'Landlords have left the industry': City's rental listings plummet
Fears mum-and-dad investors are being 'squeezed out'.
'Cop-out': Calls for 'lethargic' Crown to break Treaty settlement stalemate
'We're getting grumpy. We’ve been protesting since the start of 2016.'