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Craig Norgate dies

Businessman Craig Norgate has died.

11:21 PM  The ex-chief executive of Fonterra, Craig Norgate, has died in the UK at the age of 50.

NZ craft brewers go global

Craft brewers producing overseas to reduce costs, improve quality.

Space a factor in New Plymouth's pitch to Jetstar

Film industry hub for Auckland

money

Plan for financially capable Kiwis

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell's national plan aims to make us all better money managers.

A national strategy has been devised to build more financially capable Kiwis.

Jewellery victims underpaid

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

Inland Revenue has spent $41,000 on a series of tax refund videos based on 1980s aerobics.

Cheesy ad boosts tax refunds video

A cheesy aerobics video ad campaign has led to Inland Revenue handing out an extra $50 million in tax refunds.

small business

NZ craft brewers go global

Yeastie Boys creative director Stu McKinlay has moved to Britain to oversee the company's brewing operation there.

Craft brewers producing overseas to reduce costs, improve quality.

High-flyer's tips for startups

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

Lucky Taco owners Sarah and Otis Frizzell are looking to raise $100,000 to get their products into supermarkets.

Crowdfunding key for tacos

Sarah and Otis Frizzell made a bold move to launch their range of taco kits and Mexican pickles.

world

Is a deal near in TPP talks?

ISDS would allow foreign companies to challenge US laws — and potentially to pick up huge payouts from taxpayers — without ever stepping foot in a US court.

Top officials from 12 Pacific nations negotiating a free-trade pact may be nearing a deal.

Greek banks running out of cash

Greeks have been hit with more bad news: their banks will stay shut for longer and may run out of cash.

HSBC workers have been fired after they staged a beheading scene during a team-building day.

Bank staff sacked for mock beheading

Six British bank staff sacked after staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out.

better business

How FOMO marketing works

New Zealand's Marmite shortage sparked a national crisis.

Marketers are seizing on our "fear of missing out" to sell products.

Govt 'complacent' on economy

Opposition parties are accusing the Prime Minister of complacency over the state of the economy, after John Key said there was no need to hit the panic button.

Victoria's Secret supermodels Lily Aldridge, Erin Heatherton, Adrian Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Chanel Iman pose during the "Incredible by Victoria's Secret" bra launch in New York

Reality sells lingerie

Victoria’s Secret is in danger of losing its customer base while Aerie soars after eschewing retouching.

opinion & analysis

Marketing basics for IT firms

Was the US$130,000 Tonga's Government spent on an advertorial in a magazine produced by US publisher Forbes marketing brilliance or a waste of money?

What marketing capability does your firm need?

Prioritise to push ahead

One of my favourite funny pictures of all time is of three Lego characters.

A referendum campaign poster that reads 'Yes (Nai)' is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads 'No (Oxi)' on it in Athens, Greece.

Greek dramas – lessons for New Zealand

OPINION: Our markets are at the mercy of global sentiment.

farming

Gay marriage hasn't hurt NZ trade

Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce believes gay marriage could affect his country's trade with Asia.

New Zealand's trade with Asia has increased since same-sex marriage was legalised, rubbishing Aussie minister's claim.

Woman killed in farm accident

A 32-year-old woman has died after an incident on a Southland farm.

PGG Wrightson chief executive Mark Dewdney addressing the company's annual meeting in 2013.

Livestock division investigated

PGG Wrightson has been investigated by the Commerce Commission for breach of the Commerce Act.

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