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Greek Finance Minister confirms IMF payment to go unpaid

Greece confirms the country will not make its payment due later to the International Monetary Fund.

Allsorts of success for Horowhenua company RJ's Licorice

A Horowhenua confectionery company is enjoying the sweet taste of success after the demise of Pascall allsorts.

Oddfellows not going anywhere: Allen's

Oddfellows mints safe, Spearmint Leaves gone

Greek crisis and China worries expose New Zealand's economic vulnerability

Dairy prices are softening, stocks in China are tanking and Greece is in crisis mode. How worried should we be here?

Business confidence slips into the red - ANZ Business Outlook

Business confidence has slipped for the second consecutive month, with the agriculture industry the least upbeat.

ACC says 9000 overcharged for car regos

ACC has admitted thousands of motorists have been overcharged for their car registrations.

Benjamin Mugisho and Beatrice Faumuina captivate Kea Inspire audience

Benjamin Mugisho witnessed atrocities no human should - but says NZ "opened its hands to me".

Tiwai decision too close to call

Tiwai decision too close to call, industry sources say.

Angry firms unable to protect images from NZ Small Business Assistance Centre

Businesses say they can't stop their images being used by a company under Commerce Commission investigation.

Business confidence slumps in Canterbury and drops nationwide

Business confidence in Canterbury has slumped as fewer homes are built, rental returns drop and uncertainty hits dairying.

Kathmandu investors warned to think carefully on Briscoes bid

Investors are being cautioned to think carefully about the Briscoes bid.

Kiwi dollar recovers despite looming Greek debt crisis

Currency markets are in disarray as uncertainty builds in the eurozone.

Cricket World Cup earned Wellington $35m in visitors spending

Visitor spending during the Cricket World Cup injected millions into the Wellington economy, "exceeding expectations".

Auckland transgender woman Mary Haddock-Staniland accuses Farmers of discrimination

Transgender woman claims department store staff made snide comments when she used female changing room.

Swedish woman gets $26 million sex harassment verdict against Wall Street boss

Hanna Bouveng, 25, claims her Wall Street boss began a relentless quest to have sex with her.

Fonterra's $235 million state-of-the-art rebuild of Pahiatua dairy factory

Fonterra's $235 million redevelopment of it is Pahiatua dairy factory is a celebration of the industry's technological innovation.

Should NZ pay pay people to dob in the tax dodgers?

OPINION: Informants who dob in tax dodgers don't receive cash rewards in NZ, unlike in the UK and USA.

Auckland building consents hit a 10-year high, Canterbury continues to decline

Building consents are on the rise nationally, including a record in Auckland, but continue to slump in Canterbury.

Wellington airport consumers $33m better off says Commerce Commission

Wellington Airport's decision to cut landing fees will leave travellers $33m better off.

Cricket World Cup boosts New Zealand's economy by $110 million

Cricket World Cup adds $110m to New Zealand economy.

New Zealand not immune to Greek crisis fallout: John Key

John Key warns that Kiwis aren't immune to the turmoil from Greece's impending loan default.

TPP fast-track bill signed into law by Barack Obama

But US president acknowledges his fight to secure the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is far from over.

Uber buys Bing Maps unit off Microsoft

Ride-sharing service acquires a portion of Microsoft's Bing mapping unit.

Greeks rally to protest tough bailout as financial crisis escalates

Tens of thousands of Greeks rally amid financial chaos to back the government's bailout rejection.

Sankar Narayan appointed Xero CFO

Xero is welcoming a new senior executive with Sankar Narayan joining as chief financial officer.

Wayne Percival new UDC finance chief executive

ANZ-owned finance company names Wayne Percival as the new chief executive.

Erin Reilly: An accountant's words of tax wisdom

My accountant had some great advice for a budding self-starter.

Aussie's Lincraft moves into Upper Hutt's The Mall

The big retailer touted to move into Upper Hutt's The Mall is revealed.

Real estate agent discharged over stinky delivery

An Auckland real estate agent has been discharged without conviction after he mailed poo to a rival agent.

Foreign buyers snap up Marlborough vineyards

Overseas companies continue to buy up land in Marlborough for vineyard expansion.

New Regent St: Hospitality is booming

Carlton Bar & Eatery to open in New Regent St as hospitality continues to flourish and some retailers struggle.

Cheesemakers want farmers to diversify

Two Takaka master cheesemakers are hoping to inspire a new generation into their craft.

State house sales 'asset sale by stealth' - Labour

Plans to sell off state houses to social housing providers is "an asset sale by stealth," the Labour Party says.

Startup Weekend a launch-pad for budding businesses

Nelson's first Start Up Weekend helped budding companies design and create a business model from scratch within 54 hours.

Online sales boost Marlborough business

Moving into the online retail world has seen one small Marlborough-based children's clothing business get a foothold in new markets around the world.

Wall St falls on Greece default fears

US stocks extended losses in heavy trading on fears Greece could be the first to exit the euro zone.

Vilagrad Winery family looks forward after fire

The Waikato family that has greeted new neighbours with its own wine and hospitality is about to have the favour repaid as it recovers from a devastating fire.

Families forgo 'luxury' milk as prices rise

The price Kiwis pay for milk is influenced by international markets, supermarket competition and wholesale prices.

Wellington business Mojo Coffee to open in Xi'an, China

A prominent Wellington businessman partners with coffee business Mojo to set up in China.

Smelter site rehab 'encouraged' in district plan

City council encourages smelter to rehabilitate Tiwai site if its closes, owners say they have plans in place already.

Nada livestock in Mexico: website

The livestock carrier Nada has reached Mexico, according to vessel tracking website, Marine Traffic.

The Warehouse compares prices with Farmers in toy catalogue

The Warehouse has taken to comparing its prices directly with Farmers, a type of advertising not common in New Zealand.

As Greece closes banks, fear spreads of a eurozone implosion

Fears are mounting that the outcome could sink not just Greece but the euro and the idea of the EU itself.

Puerto Rico says it can't pay its $100 billion debt

Greece isn't the only place with debt problems - the US commonwealth is in a fiscal crisis with a crushing debt load.

NZ milk pricing isn't 'perverse' or out-of-whack, Prime Minister John Key says

Prime Minister says milk prices move up and down, and milk is actually cheaper here than in the UK.

Waiariki ordered to pay $40,000 after tutor crushed by tree

Waiariki Institute of Technology has been ordered to pay $40,000 after a tutor was seriously injured during a forest operations course. 

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter electricity contract deadline expires on Wednesday

Wednesday is d-day for New Zealand Aluminium Smelters, when bosses must make a decision about its electricity contact.

No rules against Australian charities buying state homes - Key

Australian charities bidding to buy state houses from the Government will not be subject to special conditions, Prime Minister John Key says.

Jetstar meets with Hamilton leaders ahead of domestic service decision

Will a growing region be enough to entice Jetstar to land in Hamilton?

Smiths City profit boosted by earthquake insurance payment

Smiths City's trading profits halved this year, the result of fierce competition
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