Kiwi firms urged to tap into India

Mobile phone stores selling Bharti Airtel Ltd. products, left, and Vodafone Group Plc. products, right, sit next door to each other in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, July 25, 2009. MTN and Bharti Airtel Ltd. may prolong merger talks that were originally scheduled to last until July 31 "by two to three weeks" due to the complexity of the deal, India's Economic Times reported. Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg
 Mobile phone stores selling Bharti 
Airtel Ltd. products, left, and Vodafone Group Plc. products, right, sit next 
door to each other in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, July 25, 2009. MTN and Bharti 
Airtel Ltd. may prolong merger talks that were originally scheduled to last 
until July 31 "by two to three weeks" due to the complexity of the deal, India's 
Economic Times reported. Photographer: Prashanth 
Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Economic traffic between NZ and India moves closer to the fast lane as work continues on a free-trade agreement.

Buyers move to top brands

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Shoppers are starting to abandon budget products in favour of famous brands.

Anti-TPPA march ahead

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International Day of Action Against the TPPA "Kiwis Fight Back"  -  Palmerston North rally and march - The Square, Palmerston North  -

Anti TPPA lobby group It's Our Future expects a big turnout for its rally tomorrow.

Computer search plan irks

Power play: Customs is seeking new rights.

Customs should not make people disclose passwords unless there are grounds for suspicion.

Heritage land for homes

Erskine College

The old air force base in Wellington is in line for development.

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industries

Heritage land for homes

Erskine College

The old air force base at Shelly Bay is in line for development as part of a push to get more new houses built in Wellington.

Over 1000 expected to join anti-TPPA march

Anti TPPA lobby group It's Our Future expects a big turnout for its rally tomorrow.

Kiwi firms urged to tap into India

Wendy's opens in Dunedin

money

Few power customers switch

ON THE FENCE: Kiwis are fairly passive about switching power companies compared with consumers in the US.

Kiwi consumers are 'relatively passive' about looking for a better deal, despite fierce competition among firms.

Auckland house prices up 13pc

NZ property values rise 6.4pc in a year, half of Auckland's gains.

shopping, credit cards

Securing the card you 'rent'

There's something in your pocket that does not belong to you, though you may not realise it.

small business

Vineyard work paying off

From left, John Nalpini from Vanuatu’s Tanna Island, Jason Kennard and Jono Bushell of Vinepower, and Noeline Sel, who works for Tanna Farms in Port Vila, with a
new display of Tanna Farms Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at Blenheim’s Burleigh Dairy.

The story of a coconut oil launched in New Zealand last week is entwined with the grape vines of Marlborough.

Do you want that X factor?

The right amount of charm can win over clients, inspire staff and drive great business achievements.

NO SIGN: Frankton hairdresser Sharron Clarke had her footpath sign seized by Hamilton City Council staff after she refused to pay a permit fee.

Council cops it for actions

Hairdresser says heavy-handed bureaucrats are styming Hamilton's small business operators.

world

Australian Reserve Bank reveals probe into dollar spike

Australian dollar

The Australian central bank confirms an investigation into the Australian dollar price spike one minute ahead of yesterday's decision to hold the cash rate at 2.25 per cent.

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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Hart slips a place on rich list

Packaging tycoon Graeme Hart falls four places to 195 in Forbes ranking, one of just two Kiwis.

better business

All Blacks game leads to big deal

Injured: Cory Jane of the All Blacks.

All Blacks game in Chicago last year led to a $600K contract for Auckland engineering firm.

Tips for surviving an open plan office

"My door is always open" is becoming extinct in the workplace, as fewer of us have actual offices with actual doors.

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The SkyTower and Federal Street dining area in Central Auckland includes the Depot and Federal Street Diner as well as the Grand Hotel, The Grill, Bellota and the Grand Hotel which is part of Sky City. 

Travel story by Kim Knight

O'Connell St says goodbye to cars

For the next few weeks O’Connell St will be shut to vehicles on Thursdays as part of a new initiative.

opinion & analysis

Lonely life of an oil explorer

Pattrick Smellie

OPINION: It's a hard row to hoe being a New Zealand-based oil and gas company.

Balancing payout risk

OPINION: New Zealand is now in the spotlight for international events, with promoters making huge investments and carrying substantial risks.

CAKE BAKE: Karen Hammond, who baked the cake at the centre of a Human Rights Review Tribunal hearing.

Let them eat cake

OPINION: This week's "rude cake" payout decision raises the bar for injury-to-feelings compensation under the Privacy Act.

farming

Legendary shearer retires

LAST TIME: David Fagan will end his shearing career at the New Zealand Championships in his home-town of Te Kuiti in early April.

David Fagan reckons he's had a pretty good innings. And you can't argue that.

Tractor connects with rural community

An iconic kiwi symbol was given a police blue and yellow make-over for this year’s major farming event.

FAMILY BUSINESS: Southland deer focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift production from their weaner deer.

Top of their game

Southland Deer Focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift deer production at The Rock.

unlimited

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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