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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.

9:49 AM  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.


Thousands rally, 'yes' camp takes slim lead

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

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

Mob smashes Walmart store video

Young people rampage through a Walmart store allegedly wanted to see how much damage they could cause.

ATHENS, GREECE - JULY 02:  Greek Communist Party supporters wave flags during a rally in Syntagma Square near the Parliament on July 2, 2015 in Athens, Greece. 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.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Greeks leaning to Yes vote

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

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?


Couple battle tough times

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

Award-winning Southland couple have battled through a tough season

'The world needs less milk'

There's so much milk flowing out of US cows these days that some is ending up in dirt pits.

The family getting out on the farm together, from left, Ben, Paddy 2, Maz 5, Millie 3 and Deanne.

Farm to city and back

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

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