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8000 recalled washers unaccounted for

There are thousands more faulty washing machines that could cause damage like this in a West Coast home, the Fire Service says.

Up to 8000 unserviced washing machines similar to one that caused a West Coast fire are still to be recovered.

Craft beer exports tipped for huge growth

Marlborough could be at the heart of a boom in the craft beer industry as a generational shift in beer drinking habits sees demand moving away from mainstream beer, researchers say.

Hanover settlement a 'soft deal'

No need to hit panic button yet - Key

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

Greek finance minister resigns

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis attends a Eurozone finance ministers emergency meeting on the situation in Greece, in Brussels.

Yanis Varoufakis says he shall " wear the creditors' loathing with pride".

7 things to know about Greece's debt crisis

Greece has voted no and is on the brink of becoming the first country to leave the euro zone.

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.

Where next after Greece's No vote? video

With 100 per cent of the ballots counted, Greece has voted 'no' to a bailout.

better business

Let's Be.Accessible New Zealand

Be.Accessible CEO Minnie Baragwanath

New Zealand has an extraordinary history of leading social change movements.

Breaking the 'brogrammer' stereotype

OPINION: The IT industry is taking giant leaps in encouraging and nurturing women through successful technology careers.

Andrew 
uses Bow, his demonstration horse, to address clients on one of his leadership courses.

Meet NZ's horse whisperer gallery

He should also be known as a ‘people whisperer' the methods he uses to tame horses work just as well on businessmen and troubled children.

opinion & analysis

Greek dramas – lessons for New Zealand

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.

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

Belt-tightening will follow rates rises

OPINION: With average 9.9 per cent rates rises, it's time for Aucklanders to tighten those belts again.

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

Prioritise to push ahead

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

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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