Greece 'blackmailed', PM says

Pro-Euro protestors gather on Constitution (Syntagma) square in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday.

9:24 AM  Alexis Tsipras continues his risky game of chicken with creditors a day after Greece defaulted on an IMF loan.

TV shows boost food sales

Foodstuffs boss Steve Anderson at a Raeward Fresh outlet.

9:41 AM  You'll never guess what the biggest selling winter item at New World and Pak'nSave is.

Yealands sells wine group  video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

9:52 AM  Peter Yealands sells his majority stake in Yealands Wine to Marlborough Lines.

IKEA plans online push

Most customers tend to shop at IKEA four or five times a year, and those who live hours away shop once or twice a year.

Swedish furniture giant plans to more than double its presence in Australia and sell online.

Auckland's no-alcohol bar 

A no-alcohol bar will soon open in Auckland.

9:38 AM  "You could head straight to church" after going to this pub, says its creator.

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industries

Mortgage rate cuts forecast

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler is expected to cut rates to 2.5 per cent.

10:29 AM  Bank predicts floating rate mortgage cuts, but continued pain for depositors.

Yealands sells to power firm video

9:52 AM  Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Chorus wins internet price fight

TV shows boost food sales

money

NZ's Ponzi scheme shame

David Ross is New Zealand's most notorious Ponzi schemer.

Between 1991 and 2012, New Zealand had undetected Ponzi schemes operating.

Always look for good fruit

OPINION: We should all seek wisdom from others to strengthen our financial position.

Around 9000 car owners have been overcharged for their regos.

ACC to refund 9000 motorists

ACC has admitted thousands of motorists have been overcharged for their car registrations.

small business

Allsorts of success for sweet maker

RJ's Licorice is enjoying the sweet taste of success with its allsorts.

A Horowhenua confectionery company is enjoying the sweet taste of success after the demise of Pascall allsorts.

Fear of the taxman

Erin Reilly's accountant had some great advice for a budding self-starter.

The Commerce Commission is investigating the NZ Small Business Assistance Centre which is using the images of businesses on its website without permission.

Powerless to stop image abuse

Businesses say they can't stop their images being used by a firm under investigation.

world

Greece 'blackmailed', PM says

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen at his office during a meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki (not pictured) in Athens June 8, 2015. Greece is willing to compromise to reach a deal with its EU/IMF creditors that is acceptable to both sides and is ready to negotiate until the end of June to achieve this, the government said on Monday.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

9:24 AM  Greece's PM continues his risky game of chicken with creditors a day after the country defaults.

Merkel is winning Greek battle video

Her critics call her the villain of the Greek drama, a taskmaster forcing a bankrupt nation to its knees.

Most customers tend to shop at IKEA four or five times a year, and those who live hours away shop once or twice a year.

IKEA plans online push

Swedish furniture giant plans to more than double its presence in Australia and sell online.

better business

When embargoes go bad

It is a fair bet Synlait is rethinking its use of media embargoes.

OPINION: A couple of weeks back, we inadvertently gave a communications manager at an NZX-listed company a very bad day at the office.

Miner fails in unjustified dismissal claim

Mine worker fired for undermining a strict drug test regime fails in legal challenge bid.

AUT business graduate Anna Garrett (L) sits in on a meeting with Xero managing director Victoria Crone and Xero head of accounting Grant Anderson during AUT's Shadow a Leader day.

Xero MD gives students time video

Xero managing director Victoria Crone gives students a chance to Shadow a Leader for a day.

opinion & analysis

When embargoes go bad

It is a fair bet Synlait is rethinking its use of media embargoes.

OPINION: A couple of weeks back, we inadvertently gave a communications manager at an NZX-listed company a very bad day at the office.

Paying people to dob in tax dodgers

OPINION: Informants who dob in tax dodgers don't receive cash rewards in NZ, unlike in the UK and USA.

Careers New Zealand chief executive Keith Marshall (left) and Jake Millar, editor of Oompher shake on the sale of the motivational website.

Starting and selling a start-up in my teens

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

farming

Dairy prices tumble again

Dairy prices fell another 5.9 per cent on Wednesday night.

9:55 AM  Worried farmers 'beyond words' after eighth consecutive fall in Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Fonterra proposes job cuts

Fonterra staff across NZ called into meetings in to hear about a proposal to cut "hundreds" of jobs.

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

Sheep industry's best

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards.

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