Organic wines pass quality test

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

5:51 PM  Organic wines are as good quality and yields similar to conventional wines, study shows

Greeks leaning to Yes vote

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)

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

Tuatara to brew overseas

Tuatara Breweries chief executive Richard Shirtcliffe says the company will start brewing overseas before the end of 2015.

6:29 PM  Wellington craft brewer will be making beer overseas by end of the year.

Builders suspended and fined

A Wellington builder was  fined for poor workmanship.

6:42 PM  MBIE warns licensed building practitioners about poor work after investigations. 

Rent claim in High Court

Former Molly Malone's Irish pub director Ewan Henderson is in a dispute with his former landlord about rent arrears.

6:04 PM  A rent arrears claim against former Molly Malone's Irish pub director will be heard in Wellington High Court. 

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Builders warned about poor work

A Wellington builder was  fined for poor workmanship.

6:42 PM  MBIE warn builders after suspending and fining a Wellington builder for a series of errors.

Tuatara to brew overseas

6:29 PM  Wellington craft brewer will be making beer overseas by end of the year.

Molly Malone’s rent arrears claim

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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.

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Greeks leaning to Yes vote

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)

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

IMF's warning for Greece

Greece needs an extra €50 billion to stay afloat, the International Monetary Fund says.

A group of teens rampage through a Walmart store in Georgia.

Mob smashes Walmart store video

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

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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.

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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

Reform resolution non-binding

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton.

Silver Fern Farms board could ignore moves forcing it to examine the benefits and risks of a merger with the Alliance Group.

Varsity farm in bottom rung

Dairy demonstration farm at Lincoln University is sliding down the ladder against top Canterbury farmers.

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

Organic wines pass quality test

5:51 PM  It seems organic wines are as good quality and yields similar to conventional wines.

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