NZ dollar 'double whammy'

The New Zealand dollar has fallen against the Australian overnight.

The kiwi falls sharply against the Aussie dollar in a double interest rate and dairy price whammy.

Call for dairy auction to be suspended

Ross Jenkins to leave Xero

Xero boss Ross Drury says the company had pulled chief operating officer Ross Jenkins off the golf course once already.

12:44 PM  Xero chief operating officer Ross Jenkins will leave the company by the end of the year to retire.

Unemployment worsens 

The building sector wasn't the key driver of jobs growth in Auckland - that's been overtaken by retail and hotel work.

Unemployment is up slightly to 5.9 per cent, though job numbers continued to rise in the June quarter.

Tips for credit card control

Shopping with a credit card is fine, but pay off the debt in full each month.

With $4 billion of interest-bearing credit card debt, it's time many of us learnt responsible credit card use.

IT stereotypes targeted

The OneLogin ad that sparked a sexist backlash.

12:55 PM  What does an engineer look like? Less and less it's white, male and vitamin-D deficient.

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TPP 'secret' goes to court

Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey.

1:49 PM  A law professor is to ask the High Court to overturn a decision refusing access to TPP documents.

Calls made to suspend Fonterra's GDT

1:02 PM  Another fall on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade prompts call to temporarily suspend the auction process.

Ross Jenkins to leave Xero

Auckland Airport executives quit

money

Firm 'negligent' in botched sale

The 29 Muritai Road mansion (left) was marketed and sold for $6 million, but received a price of just $4.4m after the original sale fell through.

High Court orders an Auckland Bayleys franchise to pay its former client more than $2.2m.

Say ‘Argh!’ to dental bills

Salt away two bucks a day for the dentist. Keeping your chompers in good nick doesn't come cheap.

In a highly competitive market, your bank needs you just as much as you need it.

Ask and you shall receive

In NZ, driving a hard bargain still faintly feels like it violates some social code but the bold are often rewarded.

small business

Famous sausage on the comeback?

Tuatapere man Leo Henderson came up with the original recipe for the famous Tuatapere Sausages, and a similar tasting sausage may be in the offing.

The famous Tuatapere Sausages may be gone, but "very similar" snags may be coming to your plates soon.

Support for small businesses

Eight small businesses get a leg-up through a scholarship from business growth hub The Icehouse.

The Commerce Commission says small businesses are being misled by an invoicing scam.

Small business scam warning

Firms are being tricked into signing up to an online business directory - for a $1411 annual fee.

world

Greece, lenders to strike upbeat deal

Greek flags are displayed for sale for one Euro at a shop in central in Athens, Greece July 26, 2015.

Both Greece and its lenders say they're optimistic they can broker a deal within days on a multi-billion euro bailout.

Greek stocks plunge

The market tanked when it reopened after a five-week shutdown during Greece's debt crisis.

US President Barack Obama said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the "the single most important step" America has ever taken to fight climate change.

Obama unveils greenhouse gas cuts video

US president Barack Obama reveals plan to dramatically cut emissions from US power plants.

better business

IT stereotypes targeted

The OneLogin ad that sparked a sexist backlash.

12:55 PM  What does an engineer look like? Less and less it's white, male and vitamin-D deficient.

$1.4m fraudster guilty

Wellington jury finds Suzanne Davies, 60, guilty on all 300 dishonesty charges.

Dave Henderson is facing an inquisition in the High Court at Christchurch.

Tax compliance 'abject failure'

Dave Henderson's tax compliance is an "abject failure", a court has heard.

opinion & analysis

Classic cars skyrocket in value

A selection of MGA sports cars at the New Zealand Classic Car Show at Ellerslie Racecourse in February.

Soaring vintage and classic car values pose questions over insurance cover

Think engagement, not employment

OPINION: Some towns you visit feel vibrant and busy while others felt more like a black hole. Why is that?

Whittaker's seems willing to collaborate with other brands to advance itself.

Whittaker's tasty marketing

Whittaker's is an overnight success that's been over 100 years in the making.

farming

GDT auction halt call

Waikato Federated Farmers president Chris Lewis says a discussion needs to be had over whether the GDT should be temporarily suspended in the wake of falling dairy prices.

1:02 PM  Another fall on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade prompts call to temporarily suspend the auction process.

Family pay warning

12:21 PM  Farmers warned to be careful about how much they pay their children for farm work.

Awassi ewes at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia, farm of Saudi businessman Hamood Al Khalaf.

Treasury objected payment

12:18 PM  Treasury repeatedly expressed doubts about a controversial $4m payment to a Saudi businessman.

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