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New beat for business

Doctors medical stethoscope, health, Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, October 26, 2006. Credit:NZPA/Ross Setford

Medical innovation is a growing trade area for New Zealand.

Kiwi firms denied Eastern promise

China is no longer the automatic home for NZ factory orders.

Tuatara to brew overseas

NZ Post buggies a big hit video


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

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.


Greece votes in referendum video

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.

Greece have voted on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid.

Greeks leaning to Yes vote

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

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

Thousands rally, 'yes' camp takes slim lead

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

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.

Spray painting company fined

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

Companies need to be clear what sort of behaviour is expected.

Business Toolbox: Culture club

No matter how thorough the interview process, many businesses will have experienced the disappointment of spending money recruiting a candidate who simply does not live up to expectations.

opinion & analysis

Prioritise to push ahead

Zac de Silva says doing things the same way all the time can be bad for business.

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

Tougher rules needed for builders

OPINION: The Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme needs teeth to keep consumers safe.

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.

Be prepared

How well-prepared is our economy if the escalating Greek crisis rattles world financial markets?


Young farmers 'shattered'

Young Farmer Contest winner Matt Bell from Aorangi, East Coast's Sully Alsop, Waikato/Bay of Plenty's Dwayne Cowin, and Tasman's James Hoban competing in the sheep shearing section of the competition in Taupo.

The best young farmers in the land went to town for a showdown in Taupo.

Farm to city and back

A Tararua couple reveal how the call of the land was too strong.

Jono and Kelly Bavin are the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilkers of the Year

Couple battle tough times

Award-winning Southland couple have battled through a tough season

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