Ban these phrases to get ahead

It's time to grow up and realise Monday is just another day.

There are certain phrases that, over 14 years in business, I've learnt do not put me in the right headspace, and so I've banned them.

Economic recession - yes or no?

Steven Joyce is downplaying talk of a recession.

Some economists say the economy's in trouble but the government's trying to look on the brightside.

NZ Post buggies a big hit video

Joy Ellison, left, has made the switch from bike to buggy in NZ Post's New Plymouth trial of their new delivery system. Wendi Day, right, is New Plymouth's last bikie standing after 34 years in the job.

People were so keen to get close to the new postal cars, posties had to get creative with their excuses.

Charity made easy

A mini drives through Invercargill as part of the Pork Pie Charity Run on Wednesday.

Few would dispute that giving is good. It's not just the recipients of giving who benefit.

KiwiSaver Spotlight

Each week we dissect a different KiwiSaver fund.

Grosvenor SRI Growth KiwiSaver Fund - a growth fund with an ethical twist.

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Tuatara to brew overseas

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

Wellington craft brewer will be making beer overseas by end of the year.

NZ Post buggies a big hit video

People were so keen to chat about the new postal cars, posties had to get creative with their excuses.

Vilagrad food and wine fuels community spirit video

Builders warned about poor work


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.


Thousands rally, 'yes' camp takes slim lead

A woman puts up a referendum campaign poster reading "Yes to Greece, yes to the Euro" in Athens.

Thousands of Greeks stage rival rallies ahead of a weekend referendum that may decide the country's Euro future.

Mob smashes Walmart store video

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

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)

Greeks leaning to Yes vote

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

better business

Ban these phrases, get ahead in your career

It's time to grow up and realise Monday is just another day.

There are certain phrases that, over 14 years in business, I've learnt do not put me in the right headspace, and so I've banned them.

Nelson tax evaders named

The former owners of a Nelson Thai restaurant can be named as being convicted for neglecting to pay tax.

All Transport Refinishers in Tahunanui, Nelson.

Spray painting company fined

Nelson spray painting business fined $15,000 for breaching a Worksafe prohibition order three times.

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.


'The world needs less milk'

Global dairy prices have dropped 39 percent from an all- time high in February 2014 and are the lowest in five years, United Nations data show.

There's so much milk flowing out of US cows these days that some is ending up in dirt pits.

Farm passes wow test

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Conor Macauley had a little lamb, and a very wet boot by the time this segment was over.

Not sheepish about TV leak video

Ewe could say it was the kind of live-stream TV report that gives you a warm feeling.

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