Charity made easy

A mini drives through Invercargill as part of the Pork Pie Charity Run on Wednesday.

5:00 AM  Few would dispute that giving is good. It's not just the recipients of giving who benefit.

KiwiSaver Spotlight

Each week we dissect a different KiwiSaver fund.

5:00 AM  Grosvenor SRI Growth KiwiSaver Fund - a growth fund with an ethical twist.

Postal pilot attracts attention

Joy Ellison, left, has made the switch from bike to buggy in NZ Post's New Plymouth trial of their new delivery system. Wendi Day, right, is New Plymouth's last bikie standing after 34 years in the job.

5:00 AM  People were so curious about NZ Post's new delivery vehicles, posties devised ploys to get out of stopping to chat.

Organic wines pass quality test

John Bell and Kaye McAulay, organic wine makers and owners of Vynfields winery in Martinborough.

Organic wines are as good quality and yields similar to conventional wines, study shows

A Broker’s View

Heartland has traditionally offered investors higher deposit rates than their banking peers.

5:00 AM  OPINION: We look at Heartland New Zealand, who haven't put a foot wrong lately.

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Postal pilot attracts attention

Joy Ellison, left, has made the switch from bike to buggy in NZ Post's New Plymouth trial of their new delivery system. Wendi Day, right, is New Plymouth's last bikie standing after 34 years in the job.

5:00 AM  People were so curious about New Zealand Post's new delivery vehicles, posties devised ploys to get out of stopping to chat.

Vilagrad food and wine fuels community spirit video

Rubble from an early morning fire that ravaged the century old Vilagrad Winery in Ngahinapouri is being cleared for a new era and a reopening in October.

Builders warned about poor work

Tuatara to brew overseas

money

Jewellery theft victims underpaid

A spat between valuers has exposed deep confusion about the way stolen jewellery is valued.

Warring valuers are at odds over how to value lost antique jewellery.

NZ's Ponzi scheme shame

Between 1991 and 2012, New Zealand had undetected Ponzi schemes operating.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler is expected to cut rates to 2.5 per cent.

More mortgage rate cuts?

Floating mortgage rates are tipped to fall sharply this year, but depositors will feel more pain.

small business

High-flying Kiwi's tips for startups

Wildfire Interactive founder Victoria Ransom says being likable helps New Zealand entrepreneurs.

NZ entrepreneur Victoria Ransom, who sold her business to Google, has some advice for Kiwi business owners.

Silicon Valley eyeing up NZ video

NZ the next place for "transformative ideas and high impact projects".

Careers New Zealand chief executive Keith Marshall (left) and Jake Millar, editor of Oompher shake on the sale of the motivational website.

Selling a start-up in my teens

OPINION: Teen entrepreneur Jake Millar shares his five top tips for success.

world

Thousands rally, 'yes' camp takes slim lead

A woman puts up a referendum campaign poster reading "Yes to Greece, yes to the Euro" in Athens.

16 min ago  Thousands of Greeks stage rival rallies ahead of a weekend referendum that may decide the country's Euro future.

Mob smashes Walmart store video

Young people rampage through a Walmart store allegedly wanted to see how much damage they could cause.

ATHENS, GREECE - JULY 02:  Greek Communist Party supporters wave flags during a rally in Syntagma Square near the Parliament on July 2, 2015 in Athens, Greece. As people continue to queue outside banks Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that he will quit if voters don't back him up in Sunday's referendum.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Greeks leaning to Yes vote

Survey shows Greek public slightly in favour of "Yes" in this weekend's referendum.

better business

Spray painting company fined

All Transport Refinishers in Tahunanui, Nelson.

Nelson spray painting business fined $15,000 for breaching a Worksafe prohibition order three times.

When embargoes go bad

OPINION: A couple of weeks back, we inadvertently gave a communications manager at an NZX-listed company a very bad day at the office.

07052015 news photo: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ

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Nelson tax evaders named

The former owners of a Nelson Thai restaurant can be named as being convicted for neglecting to pay tax.

opinion & analysis

Tougher rules needed for builders

The licensing system for builders should be toughened up, according to one industry body.

OPINION: The Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme needs teeth to keep consumers safe.

When embargoes go bad

OPINION: A couple of weeks back, we inadvertently gave a communications manager at an NZX-listed company a very bad day at the office.

Darrin Grafton, head of Serko, sees the future in coupling corporate credit cards with automated expense management apps and tools.

Saving businesses money

Better management of corporate expenses can help companies save big, says Serko boss.

farming

Farm passes wow test

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

6:00 AM  Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Police back rural crime fight

6:00 AM  Police bosses are taking notice of the efforts of Taranaki farmers fighting rural crime.

Westpac Taranaki Agricultural Research Station supervisor Debbie McCallum and chairman Brendan Attrill want the farm to be profitable within the confines of scientific research.

Trust retains confidence

6:00 AM  The trust operating Taranaki's agricultural research station has confidence in the future of dairying, despite two years of projected low payout.

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