Cheaper milk, butter, cheese

Consumers might see cheaper milk prices later in the year.

6:53 PM  Shoppers should expect to see cheaper milk, butter and cheese in stores says Consumer New Zealand.

Business as usual: Yeah right

Tui Brewery in Tararua may be downsizing. Up to 24 jobs may be affected, and a smaller brewery may be installed.

Up to 24 of the 37 people employed at iconic Mangatainoka Tui brewery could be impacted.

Seeka buys Aussie grower

New Zealand produce company Seeka has bought an Australian company for $25 million.

6:27 PM  Seeka Kiwifruit Industries has spent nearly $25 million spending spree in Australia.

Spark could sell pager network

Coastguard volunteers are among those who have expressed concern on stuff about the planned closure of Spark's pager network.

Previous attempts to find a buyer for the paging network have failed, Spark says.

NZ dollar 'double whammy'

The New Zealand dollar has fallen against the Australian overnight.

The kiwi falls sharply against the Aussie dollar in a double interest rate and dairy price whammy.

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industries

Unemployment gets worse

The building sector wasn't the key driver of jobs growth in Auckland - that's been overtaken by retail and hotel work.

6:54 PM  Unemployment is up slightly to 5.9 per cent, and wages are still growing slowly.

Calls made to suspend Fonterra's GDT

6:46 PM  Another fall on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade prompts call to temporarily suspend the auction process.

Seeka buys Aussie grower

Business as usual: Yeah right

money

Firm 'negligent' in botched sale

The 29 Muritai Road mansion (left) was marketed and sold for $6 million, but received a price of just $4.4m after the original sale fell through.

High Court orders an Auckland Bayleys franchise to pay its former client more than $2.2m.

Say ‘Argh!’ to dental bills

Salt away two bucks a day for the dentist. Keeping your chompers in good nick doesn't come cheap.

In a highly competitive market, your bank needs you just as much as you need it.

Ask and you shall receive

In NZ, driving a hard bargain still faintly feels like it violates some social code but the bold are often rewarded.

small business

Famous sausage on the comeback?

Tuatapere man Leo Henderson came up with the original recipe for the famous Tuatapere Sausages, and a similar tasting sausage may be in the offing.

The famous Tuatapere Sausages may be gone, but "very similar" snags may be coming to your plates soon.

Support for small businesses

Eight small businesses get a leg-up through a scholarship from business growth hub The Icehouse.

The Commerce Commission says small businesses are being misled by an invoicing scam.

Small business scam warning

Firms are being tricked into signing up to an online business directory - for a $1411 annual fee.

world

Greece, lenders to strike upbeat deal

Greek flags are displayed for sale for one Euro at a shop in central in Athens, Greece July 26, 2015.

Both Greece and its lenders say they're optimistic they can broker a deal within days on a multi-billion euro bailout.

Greek stocks plunge

The market tanked when it reopened after a five-week shutdown during Greece's debt crisis.

US President Barack Obama said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the "the single most important step" America has ever taken to fight climate change.

Obama unveils greenhouse gas cuts video

US president Barack Obama reveals plan to dramatically cut emissions from US power plants.

better business

Hubbard receiver suspended

Court gavel.

A receiver for the late Allan Hubbard's statutory managers has been suspended as a chartered accountant.

Tax compliance 'abject failure'

Dave Henderson's tax compliance is an "abject failure", a court has heard.

The OneLogin ad that sparked a sexist backlash.

IT stereotypes targeted

What does an engineer look like? Less and less it's white, male and vitamin-D deficient.

opinion & analysis

Classic cars skyrocket in value

A selection of MGA sports cars at the New Zealand Classic Car Show at Ellerslie Racecourse in February.

Soaring vintage and classic car values pose questions over insurance cover

Think engagement, not employment

OPINION: Some towns you visit feel vibrant and busy while others felt more like a black hole. Why is that?

Whittaker's seems willing to collaborate with other brands to advance itself.

Whittaker's tasty marketing

Whittaker's is an overnight success that's been over 100 years in the making.

farming

Farmers to 'make losses' - English

Finance Minister Bill English says all dairy farms may operate at a loss after Fonterra's updated forecast on Friday

English surprised how far milk prices fell overnight and says all dairy farmers may soon be operating at a loss.

Low dairy prices 'new normal'

OPINION: For farmers, the low dairy prices may be just the beginning of a whole new normal.

An Environment Court judge has told Fonterra he was disappointed "at the industry leader being flat-footed in this way".

Environment judge blasts Fonterra

Co-op fined $174,150 and labelled a "laggard" when it should be an industry leader.

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