China meltdown risk to NZ

China's ailing sharemarket could have a greater impact on New Zealand than Greece's financial turmoil.

2:51 PM  The world may be watching Greece, but greater threat to the New Zealand's economy comes from China.

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.

2:59 PM  Top officials from 12 Pacific nations negotiating a free-trade pact may be nearing a deal.

Auckland bus drivers to protest

Auckland bus drivers employed by NZBus plan to protest roster changes.

Bus drivers plan to protest outside the Auckland Transport office over 'risky' roster changes.

Politics gods taunt English

Finance Minister Bill English -  surfing the uncharted waters of a Budget surplus.

2:35 PM  OPINION: Just when they'd given up hope of a surplus, a Budget update shows "a strong set of accounts."

Push for  foreign investment

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says more foreign investment is needed to achieve a "step change" in economic activity

Steven Joyce launches plan to boost offshore investment and attract more wealthy migrants

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industries

Outlet City expansion planned

An artist's impression of Outlet City's proposed redevelopments.

3:28 PM  Outlet City celebrated its first birthday earlier this year and is already planning its next big step in business.

China meltdown greater risk than Greece to NZ

2:51 PM  The world may be watching Greece, but greater threat to the New Zealand's economy comes from China.

Snappy smartphone bus fares video

Big five power companies fail to spark

money

Cheesy ad boosts tax refund payouts video

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

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

More mortgage rate cuts?

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

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

Jewellery theft victims underpaid

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

small business

Crowdfunding key for taco truck

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

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

Selling a start-up in my teens

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

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

High-flyer's tips for startups

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

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.

2:59 PM  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

Reality sells lingerie

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

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

On women tradies in NZ

Can I get that tool belt in pink? Are women welcome in the building trade?

Winston Peters: New Zealand is staring down the face of recession.

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.

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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