August 18, 2014
The services sector showed an upswing in expansion during July, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).The PSI for July was 58.4.  This was up 3.2 points from June, with the PSI averaging 56.5 points so far for 2014 (A...
August 15, 2014
Telemarketing company Power Marketing Limited has been fined $168,750 after pleading guilty in the Auckland District Court today to 23 charges under the Fair Trading Act. The charges related to misrepresentations the company made during...
August 15, 2014
Following the third phase of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) dairy strategy, focussed on migrant workers, Federated Farmers knows a sizable minority of farmers still need to meet basic employment law and the Federation is...

Ten questions in ten minutes

June 27, 2014
During more than 20 years in the recruitment industry, Debbie Graham – director of Debbie Graham Associates (DGA) – has successfully navigated her small business through a share market crash and the global financial crisis.
May 6, 2013
After a devastating cyclone ripped through the Tongan island of Vava’u a decade ago, John Ross lent a hand with an aid project which would evolve into a new company, Heilala Vanilla.

blogs

June 17, 2014

Ostro serves up a lesson in how to be big and bustling without compromising quality and finesse. The location alone is reason enough to visit, but it’s the unstinting attention to detail that will impress.

The IT report

June 12, 2013
As a manager, when walking through your office, you probably can’t help but glance at passing computer screens. And when doing this, you probably catch a glimpse of a variety of consumer applications open and running, such as Skype, Google...
January 22, 2013
Kiwi tertiary institutions will need a radical shift in thinking when it comes to training the next generation of software engineers and developers if they are to keep up with the rapidly changing trends of the global market, says an Auckland IT...

competitions

August 1, 2014
While many a newspaper columnist will find their sage words of one day become the takeaway wrappers of the next, some scribblings are saved for the ages.
June 30, 2014
Unfortunately, in business, common sense is not always so common!