Seven-year business ban

BANNED: Mark Bryers has been banned from carrying out business in New Zealand for another seven years.

6:32 PM  Blue Chip founder Mark Bryers is banned from carrying out business in NZ for another seven years.

Fliway unveils listing plans

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The freight firm, owned by Graeme Hart's daughter and John Hawkesby's son, aims to raise up to $44.5 million.

Auckland startups win funding

NZX, shares, money

A web business that helps guys get advice from girls on clothes is among the chosen firms.

Moody's confirms NZ rating

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Credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has reaffirmed New Zealand's Aaa sovereign credit rating with a stable outlook.

Warehouse does it tough 

TOUGH TIMES: Sales have been slow at The Warehouse and Noel Leeming.

Slow sales for red sheds and Noel Leeming see the company's profit drop 26 per cent.

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Seven-year business ban

BANNED: Mark Bryers has been banned from carrying out business in New Zealand for another seven years.

6:32 PM  Blue Chip founder Mark Bryers is banned from carrying out business in NZ for another seven years.

Bus driver had expired licence

A routine stop by police found the driver of a Naked Bus service between Wellington and Napier did not have a licence.

RBNZ told to leave property investors alone

Employee accused of fraud

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Mortgage debt tops $200 billion

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The mountain of property borrowing has doubled in the space of 10 years.

Insurance dispute cap to lift

Disputes of up to $350K will be able to go to a resolution service instead of court.

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Buyers move to top brands

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

small business

Firm aims to help CF sufferers

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A New Zealand drug company is seeking $500,000 to trial an experimental cystic fibrosis treatment it plans to have produced locally.

Memphis Belle pulls through

The former operator of popular Wellington cafe Memphis Belle has emerged in Christchurch.

NZX, shares, money

Auckland startups win funding

A web business that helps guys get advice from girls on clothes is among the chosen firms.

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.

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The difference between the sexes

Gender

Study shows men are more narcissistic than women. This surprises no one

Work trips a waste of time

The annual corporate get together is nothing but an opportunity for HR to spend company coin.

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What's your calling?

Are you merely working in a job - or does some more lofty ambition drive you?

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.

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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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