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Official unemployment falls to 4% in June quarter but banks warn it won't last
Fall in hours worked the largest on record, but employment data better than expected. 
© 2020 Wed 12:55am 

Here's what you need to know about banks' secret mortgage test rate
OPINION: Just being able to meet the current repayments isn't enough. 
© 2020 Tue 11:55am 

Merchant fees to drop - businesses hopeful costs will be passed on
Visa and Mastercard have both agreed to reduce the interchange fees they charge banks whenever a customer pays using one of their issued cards. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Mon 3:25pm 

Reserve Bank gives outlook on banking sector post-lockdown
The Reserve Bank has told retail banks not to be too cautious on new lending over the next 12 months, saying the country's recovery depends on it. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Fri, 31 Jul 3:45pm 

At 81, John Banks Price has been busted with a cannabis crop worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
At 81, John Banks Price used his experience growing aquarium plants to cultivate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cannabis crops. 
© 2020 Fri, 31 Jul 5:25am 

Stunning tiny house on banks of Whanganui River was a true labour of love
Built around an old kauri boat, this magical tiny house on the riverbank has won a prestigious NZIA award. 
© 2020 Wed, 29 Jul 6:25pm 

Paywave shock for businesses as fees return to normal
A brief respite from fees is over as banks return to charging for contactless payments. 
© 2020 Fri, 24 Jul 10:55am 

Banks more positive, but house prices could still fall 10%
Banks are being less than apocalyptic on their expectations for a post-covid housing market correction, which could be as low as 5 per cent, although they warn of potentially significant regional variations. ASB Bank economist Mike... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Tue, 21 Jul 6:25pm 

NZ First Foundation not operating, not taking donations, Winston Peters says
By RNZ The New Zealand First Foundation is not operating at the moment, New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters says.Peters was being asked about his involvement with former Brexit campaigners Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore.... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Mon, 20 Jul 9:45am 

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The multimillion-dollar wastewater problem faced by just 800 households
Some believe a controversial proposal to get rid of Akaroa's wastewater will ruin a tiny Banks Peninsula settlement but others welcome the scheme. 
© 2020 Fri, 17 Jul 5:36am 

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Project getting fresh produce to hungry families to end, despite demand
A government initiative to help fruit and vegetable growers while also feeding hungry whanau is coming to an end - but food banks say demand for the service is only growing. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Tue 7:55pm 

Covid-19 brings home the bacon for food banks
The gruesome prospect of mass slaughters of pigs on farms because of over-supply prompted the government to buy 12,000 carcasses during lockdown - and donate them to food banks. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Fri, 31 Jul 7:25pm 

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Reserve Bank says banks 'stepped up' during Covid-19 - despite slap from Government
Deputy governor states a case for not further loosening monetary policy. 
© 2020 Fri, 31 Jul 11:15am 

International students turn to food banks in lockdown
Hundreds of international students are unable afford fees, food or rent as funds dry up due to virus. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Wed, 29 Jul 6:45pm 

The Conversation: How NZ can close the generational gap by taxing boomers' wealth
The world's wealthiest people will transfer US$15.4 trillion in assets to their heirs in the next decade, according to a recent report . Published by specialist data analysts Wealth-X, the report focused on the richest 0.1 per... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Mon, 27 Jul 11:45am 

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Marlborough's plan to honour its mighty Wairau River
The banks along Marlborough's Wairau River are set to be transformed into a regional park, to honour the river as a taonga for Maori, while securing its future as a major regional resource. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Mon, 20 Jul 11:55am 

Coronavirus: Demand for food banks double pre-Covid levels, and still growing
Food banks say they're helping people who used to be on six-figure salaries. 
© 2020 Sat, 18 Jul 5:45am 

Police seek man in relation to Wilson Parking card skimming
Police have released images of a man they suspect is responsible for the Wilson Parking card-skimming fraud operations.The major banks last month alerted Wilson Parking to card-skimming fraud at its ticket machines in two hospital... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Fri, 17 Jul 9:45am 

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