It's Government Budget week, and our learned politicians in Wellington have again being preaching the virtues of surpluses, the vices of debt and the need to live within your means.
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Two Northland beef farming families have taken top accolades in this year's prestigious Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin competition held in Feilding on Monday.
A Kensington Thai restaurant has been selected as one of the top five in New Zealand by Thailand's Prime Minster.Join the conversation
Changes to the state housing sector are being welcomed by a Northland emergency housing group.Join the conversation
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A 43-year-old man who gave a 12-year-old girl synthetic cannabis and put his hand up her skirt when she passed out avoided being sent to jail today. The judge hit out against legal highs during sentencing, they were filling up her courtroom and causing widespread social problems. Long-time cannabis and synthetic user Kirk Daniel Rutledge, 42, had smoked the then-legal Tai High before going to Woodham Park in Dallington, Christchurch, last year. The young girl, truant from school, approached him and asked him for a cigarette. After sharing a cigarette, Rutledge then offered her one of his synthetic…
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Small businesses sometimes pay hundreds of dollars a month more than necessary for their telephony - thanks to inertia. Many have a mish-mash of telephony services. It's not uncommon for small businesses to cut costs significantly following a telecommunications health check, says Kelly Blomfield, business account manager at Telecom Hub... More
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In your greater efforts to save money and not be quite so frivolous in the coming weeks you might start to begrudge the fact that you don't...