Clouds loom over NZ economy

China under a magnifying glass - economic uncertainties there could hit New Zealand hard

Dairy prices are softening, stocks in China are tanking and Greece is in crisis mode. How worried should we be here?

Business confidence slump

Business confidence has slipped for the the second consecutive month.

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

Cash for IRD informants?

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

'Don't rush to make a move'

Briscoes boss Rod Duke said he was excited by the potential created by bringing together the two retailers.

Kathmandu investors are being cautioned to think carefully about the Briscoes bid.

Congo refugee inspires Kiwis video

Red Cross Refugee Service amabassador Benjamin Mugisho moved to New Zealand as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Benjamin Mugisho witnessed atrocities no human should - but says NZ "opened its hands to me".

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industries

Oddfellows not going anywhere: Allen's

Oddfellows was featured in a classic TV ad in New Zealand.

Oddfellows mints safe, Spearmint Leaves gone

Business confidence slumps

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

Tiwai decision too close to call

Kathmandu a Briscoes' bargain?

money

More homes in Tauranga

Tauranga will get as many as 210 new homes in Special Housing Areas.

Up to 210 new homes will be built after Cabinet approves Special Housing Areas inĀ Papamoa and Ohauiti.

You can save and have fun stuff nation

Instead of complaining about how little money you make, think about the things that matter to you.

There’s nothing like a roaring fire in winter, especially when it's not costing a cent.

Staying warm this winter

Secrets to staying toasty this winter without racking up a huge power bill.

small business

Fear of the taxman

Some people will argue that once you figure out what you've got to do, managing your finances yourself is a piece of cake.

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

Family businesses need love

An exit strategy is essential for family run businesses.

Teams at work during the Startup Weekend held at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Launch-pad for businesses

Nelson's Start Up Weekend helped firms design and create a business model from scratch.

world

Greece to miss IMF payment

An anti-austerity protester burns a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union (EU) offices in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. Greece said it may impose capital controls and keep its banks shut on Monday after creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to a dangerous new level.   REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Greece confirms the country will not make its payment due later to the International Monetary Fund.

Woman's $26m sex harass verdict

Hanna Bouveng, 25, claims her Wall Street boss began a relentless quest to have sex with her.

A police officer holds up police tape in Times Square New York City.

Man in wheelchair robs bank

Police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City.

better business

Congo refugee inspires Kiwis video

Red Cross Refugee Service amabassador Benjamin Mugisho moved to New Zealand as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Benjamin Mugisho witnessed atrocities no human should - but says NZ "opened its hands to me".

New numbers guy for Xero

Xero is welcoming a new senior executive with Sankar Narayan joining as chief financial officer.

Mary Haddock-Staniland claims staff at Farmers' Botany store made snide comments when she went to use the female changing room.

Farmers accused of transgender discrimination

Transgender woman claims department store staff made snide comments when she used female changing room.

opinion & analysis

Paying people to dob in tax dodgers

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

eBay's no teddy when talking tax

The Australasian tale of global company eBay's tax affairs is worthy of Hollywood fantasy.

Givers of a cash donation are entitled to claim a tax rebate but not necessarily on other types of gifts.

Tax fish hooks in 'donations' at charity auctions

Cash donations are entitled to a tax rebate.

farming

Foreign buyers snap up vineyards

Foreign ownership of land in Marlborough continued to increase

Overseas companies continue to buy up land in Marlborough for vineyard expansion.

A question of milk

The price Kiwis pay for milk is influenced by exchange rates, supermarket wars and wholesale prices.

Livestock carrier Nada berthed in the Port of Timaru.

Livestock reach Mexico

The livestock carrier Nada has reached Mexico, according to vessel tracking website, Marine Traffic.

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