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11:29 AM  Lowest home loan rate in two years is likely to be followed by more deals to come.

How can we fix the housing crisis?

IMF's warning for Greece

Protesters carry a gigantic Greek flag during a rally in front of the parliament building calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015. Euro zone finance ministers welcomed new Greek proposals for a cash-for-reform deal on Monday but said they required detailed study and it would take several days to determine whether they can lead to an agreement to avert a default. REUTERS/Yiannis Liakos/Intimenews GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE	
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Greece needs an extra €50 billion to stay afloat, the International Monetary Fund says.

Bubble Wrap loses its pop

The packaging industry just lost a big part of its romance.

One of life's pleasures - popping Bubble Wrap - is about to pass into folklore.

Is Taco Bell coming to NZ?

Taco Bell could soon make its New Zealand debut, Restaurant Brands hinted today

Mexican-themed chain could make an entrance here through fast-food giant Restaurant Brands.

Mob smashes Walmart store video

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

11:42 AM  Group rampages through a Walmart store allegedly to see how much damage they could cause.

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industries

Spotlight on homelessness video

Vodafone chief financial officer Mark Aue and Vodafone human resources director Antony Weldon rug up at Auckland's Big Sleepout.

11:37 AM  150 people sleep rough in central Auckland for homelessness.

Convention centre could be scaled down

"Commercial rigour" needs to be applied to Christchurch convention centre, PM says.

Eco tourism vision for city

Is Taco Bell coming to NZ?

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

Mob smashes Walmart store video

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

11:42 AM  Young people rampage through a Walmart store allegedly wanted to see how much damage they could cause.

Bubble Wrap loses its pop

One of life's pleasures - popping Bubble Wrap - is about to pass into folklore.

Protesters carry a gigantic Greek flag during a rally in front of the parliament building calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015. Euro zone finance ministers welcomed new Greek proposals for a cash-for-reform deal on Monday but said they required detailed study and it would take several days to determine whether they can lead to an agreement to avert a default. REUTERS/Yiannis Liakos/Intimenews GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE	
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IMF's warning for Greece

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

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

Varsity farm in bottom rung

Executive director Ron Pellow is at ease with the demonstration farm's declining financial performance because of the environmental advantages.

Dairy demonstration farm at Lincoln University is sliding down the ladder against top Canterbury farmers because of nitrogen loss restraints.

Sheep deaths escalating

SAFE claims 252 sheep destined for a live export shipment to Mexico, died before they got on board.

Ali Gordon, Mia Gordon, Alistair Gibb and daughter Emma on a pony trek on the track across farmland to a scenic section of the Ruamahanga River near Gladstone.

Farmer welcomes river access

10:36 AM  Alistair Gibb says he would like to see better public access across farmland - and he is showing the lead.

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