Cheesy ad boosts refund payouts video

Inland Revenue has spent $41,000 on a series of tax refund videos based on 1980s aerobics.

A cheesy aerobics video ad campaign has led to Inland Revenue handing out an extra $50 million in tax refunds.

Greece– lessons for NZ

A referendum campaign poster that reads 'Yes (Nai)' is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads 'No (Oxi)' on it in Athens, Greece.

OPINION: Christian Hawkesby looks at lessons for New Zealand from the Greek financial crisis.

Pets mean vet bills

Get pet insurance, or start saving. Vet bills can be huge, and it's hard to resist a dog that looks like this.

If faced with a big vet's bill for a dog, I'd prefer to ask the vet to put it down and spend the money on the kids.

Wellington confidence slips

Wellington business confidence has dipped but signs for the long-term are good according to the Employers' Chamber of Commerce.

Wellington business confidence has dipped but it's not a cause for concern, says Chamber of Commerce.

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.

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industries

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

money

Cheesy ad boosts tax refund payouts video

Inland Revenue has spent $41,000 on a series of tax refund videos based on 1980s aerobics.

A cheesy aerobics video ad campaign has led to Inland Revenue handing out an extra $50 million in tax refunds.

More mortgage rate cuts?

Floating mortgage rates are tipped to fall sharply this year, but depositors will feel more pain.

A spat between valuers has exposed deep confusion about the way stolen jewellery is valued.

Jewellery theft victims underpaid

Warring valuers are at odds over how to value lost antique jewellery.

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.

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.

world

Greece votes 'no' in referendum video

A referendum campaign poster that reads "Yes" (Nai) is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads "No" (Oxi) on it in Athens, Greece.

6:22 AM  Greeks have overwhelmingly rejected new Eurozone bail-out terms, partial referendum results show.

Greeks leaning to Yes vote

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

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

Thousands rally, 'yes' camp takes slim lead

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

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

Greek dramas – lessons for New Zealand

A referendum campaign poster that reads 'Yes (Nai)' is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads 'No (Oxi)' on it in Athens, Greece.

OPINION: Our markets are at the mercy of global sentiment.

Global Mode legal challenge bad business

OPINION: Big broadcasters including TVNZ, Mediaworks, Sky and Spark saw their business model about to be savaged by internet innovation such as Global Mode.

Zac de Silva says doing things the same way all the time can be bad for business.

Prioritise to push ahead

One of my favourite funny pictures of all time is of three Lego characters.

farming

Young farmers 'shattered'

Young Farmer Contest winner Matt Bell from Aorangi, East Coast's Sully Alsop, Waikato/Bay of Plenty's Dwayne Cowin, and Tasman's James Hoban competing in the sheep shearing section of the competition in Taupo.

The best young farmers in the land went to town for a showdown in Taupo.

Farm to city and back

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

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

Couple battle tough times

Award-winning Southland couple have battled through a tough season

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