She's a jean genie

Glenys Shearer, executive chair of Postie Group.

Glenys Shearer is a consummate seller of denim and the passionate chair of Postie Plus.

RBNZ eyes reverse mortgages

Bill Rayner is lobbying to make reverse mortgages more affordable for older people, who tend to be asset-rich but income-poor.

Loans sold to the elderly can rapidly eat away at the family home, especially if interest rates rise.

Bright sparks choose spokes

A Switched on Bikes electric bicycle.

Electric bicycles are powering a new cycle hire start-up.

Electricity cross currents

Rod Oram

If you are an investor in electricity generating companies, you can expect rising dividends and, in some cases share buy backs.

Innovate for global gains

Langdon Morris of Innovationlab

US innovation guru Langdon Morris is on a mission to save SMEs from threats posed by the pace of change.

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industries

"World class engineering facility" to create 50 new jobs in Nelson

Engineers refit the interior lining and overhead lockers to an Air Nelson Q300 at Nelson Airport.

A new “world class” regional aircraft maintenance facility will open at Nelson Airport next week, creating around 50 high-paid engineering jobs.

The thin green line video

Does the New Zealand economy stand with its toes on the biosecurity precipice?

Park International Country Club for sale

Huka Lodge owner loses multimillion dollar lawsuit

money

KiwiSaver for bankrupts

Creditors struggle to get quick access to debtors' KiwiSaver money

What happens to my KiwiSaver, if I go bankrupt?

Entrepreneur not in KiwiSaver

Top entrepreneur likes a flutter, but steers clear of the pokie machines.

Martin Hawes.

Help yourself to business

Potential investors should not be put off by the ups and downs of the stock market.

small business

Bright sparks choose spokes

A Switched on Bikes electric bicycle.

Electric bicycles are powering a new cycle hire start-up.

Be a business bookworm

To be good at business, you must be hungry for knowledge.

Jo Pennycuick, managing director and founder of in-demand design company Redesign Group.

Globetrotting design company 

A lone design consultant in Christchurch now has offices in four international locations.

world

Eight-year-old makes $166k a month

Five-year-old Ashlee (left) and 8-year-old Charli (right) in one of their baking tutorials.

Australia's mini Martha Stewart and her 5-year-old sister rake in huge income thanks to their online baking tutorials.

CEO cuts his salary for staff

For some workers, the increase will more than double their pay.

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Man in custody over date-rape drug

A Victorian man who allegedly imported more than 3kg of the date-rape drug known as "Fantasy" has been denied bail in Perth.

better business

Guess who's not coming to dinner?

DDB chairman and ceo Marty O'Halloran with his wife Deborah O'Halloran on Lake Como, Italy.

High flying exec misses dinner with the missus.

Be a business bookworm

To be good at business, you must be hungry for knowledge.

Jackie O'Fee, business owner of Signature Style, Auckland.

How to style your business

How do you tell someone they aren't dressing well?

opinion & analysis

Key sledges Aussie during rare moment in the sun

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key speak during a joint news conference on Abbott's first official two-day visit, in Auckland February 28, 2015. REUTERS/David Rowland/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: POLITICS)

OPINION: It was hardly an underarm joke, but John Key engaged in a little trans-Tasman sledging this week, only moments after announcing Tony Abbott is coming for Anzac celebrations.

The nine-year itch of property shocks

OPINION: Another day, another report on the over-heated Auckland property market.

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

Vernon Small: Surplus obsession so last election

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

farming

Coming season "won't be pretty"

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But milk price fall has an upside because it limits European expansion, economist says.

LIC partners with Lely Group

Livestock breeding co-op pushes ahead with its strategy to become a $1 billion business.

Jason Colebourn of Landcorp and Xiaobao Du, Milk NZ Shanghai Pengxin.

Train wreck gets turned around

Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin has transformed a former Crafar dairy farm.

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