Rude cake baker gets $168K

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1:10 PM  Credit union to pay damages to a former staffer who iced a cake with derogatory comments about her employer.

Bryers seeks bankruptcy end

OBJECTION LODGED: The High Court  will decide whether or not to discharge Bryers' bankruptcy, and whether to attach any conditions to it.

12:28 PM  Founder of failed investment scheme Blue Chip returns to NZ to face public examination.

Kiwi in $3.5b African fight video

BITTER BATTLE: Stephen Jennings is fighting a boardroom coup over his $3.5 billion Tatu City development outside Nairobi.

19 min ago  Stephen Jennings, who made billions in Russia, tries to save multi-billion Kenyan development.

Mexicali buys Burger Wisconsin

Burger Wisconsin?s new franchise owners Steve Hanna and Tim Stewart
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12:15 PM  The company's "brand dude" says the gourmet burger sector is a hot, high-growth category.

How to wine and dine clients

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Getting the rules right can really seal the deal when taking clients out for a meal.

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TSB Bank writes off Solid Energy loan

Solid Energy.

1:18 PM  The bank has written off its entire $53.9 million loan to the troubled state owned mining company.

Morton Estate vineyard sold

12:51 PM  Canadian owner sells Marlborough's Stone Creek vineyard to Lion.

Paypal stops payments to Mega

Mark Bryers seeks bankruptcy end

money

Know the hardship rules?

FOR LIFE? KiwiSaver can be accessed in times of true hardship.

A once-yearly review seems to indicate people don't understand the KiwiSaver "financial hardship" rules.

Homehunters cross Tasman

The surging New Zealand dollar is pushing Kiwi property investors across the Tasman.

SMOOTH THE PATH: Ironing out the kinks in your income can help you plan and feel in control.

Smoothing the bumpy ride

People with two or more jobs may need to cope with getting full pay one week and just hours the next.

small business

A business with an edge

HAVING A BALL: Dave Hannay in his Napier store King of Swords.

Dave Hannay went to the Port of Napier for a small parcel. Instead, he found a six-metre container full of swords.

Firm exports good vibrations

Start-up Myovolt is preparing for the global launch of its vibrating, wearable technology.

IT'S A WRAP: Shrinkmaster Wellington owner John Hand uses a drone to quickly and cheaply assess construction sites before wrapping them in plastic for protection.

Sky's the limit for builder

A Wellington builder's $1600 drone has helped him land $400,000 of business in one year.

world

Kiwi in $3.5b African fight video

BITTER BATTLE: Stephen Jennings is fighting a boardroom coup over his $3.5 billion Tatu City development outside Nairobi.

19 min ago  Stephen Jennings, who made billions in Russia, tries to save multi-billion Kenyan development.

Protests leave shelves bare

Brazilian police sent in backup troops to control striking truckers after demonstrations turned violent.

BUILDING TRUST: Greece's fate remains entwined with the euro's survival.

Greek crisis revives euro doubts

The risk of a Greek exit from the EU comes amid signs the euro zone is turning the corner.

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Rude cake baker gets $168K

03122014 Stock photo 123rf. Cake isolated on white background (birthday)

Image ID : 15703253
Image Type : Stock Photo
Copyright : Sergejs Bespalovs

1:10 PM  Credit union to pay damages to a former staffer who iced a cake with derogatory comments about her employer.

Bosses may be underestimating the economy

The country's chief executives are less confident in their own businesses and the global economy.

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How to wine and dine clients

Getting the rules right can really seal the deal when taking clients out for a meal.

opinion & analysis

Not loving Hertz's failure to communicate

Mike O'Donnell

OPINION: Dear John, I thought you might like a little bit of feedback from the coalface.

Pumped up over petrol

OPINION: As the oil price plunged, so did petrol prices. But did they plunge enough?

CATCH-UP: The most effective form of feedback for employees is a 10-minute conversation once a month with the team leader.

Risky business is good business

OPINION: Working on a more engaged workplace can increase your profits by more than double.

farming

Changing guard at Smedley

SEEKING NEW CHALLENGES: Terry and Judy Walters were only nine years older than the oldest cadet at Smedley when they started as managers.

With the farm cadet training scheme in good heart after 19 years, the station's managers are keen to take up a new challenge.

Regrassing boosts demand

Silver lining from North Island drought is demand for Canterbury seed increasing.

Cole Groves gives credit to an extra water source helping the family’s dairying business maintain milk production.

Stay positive, keep motivated

By good management and fortuitous leasing of land, the Groves are making the most of a tough dairying season.

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Cloud in unexpected places

UNEXPECTED PLACES: It would be easy to think that the farming, fishing and forestry industries are immune to shifts in technology, but nimble business thinking and agile technologies are changing the local game.

It would be easy to think the farming, fishing and forestry industries would be immune to shifts in technology, but you'd be wrong.

Telcos under the gun

Consumer NZ says internet providers are doing a worse job and customers are more likely to be dissatisfied.

DAVID MCLEAN: Acting NZ chief executive since June last year, when he was flown in from New York.

Kiwi gets top job at Westpac NZ

David McLean was drawn home from the bright lights of New York City by the allure of his "dream job".

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