July 26, 2014
Following yesterday’s increase in the Official Cash Rate and export data for the June quarter, Federated Farmers is relieved the OCR will likely be on hold for the remainder of 2014.“With the rural economy’s sentiment decidedly bearish, an OCR hold...
July 24, 2014
Business policies of all main political parties will be outlined at the Deloitte-BusinessNZ Election Conference on 8 September.Leading politicians from National, Labour, Greens, NZ First, ACT, Conservatives, UnitedFuture and the Internet Party will...
July 24, 2014
Following today’s increase in the OCR, a period of stability would be positive for the economy, says BusinessNZ.Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly said a pause in the upward trajectory of the OCR was now called for.“The Reserve Bank has had to balance...

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.


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...


June 30, 2014
Unfortunately, in business, common sense is not always so common!
May 26, 2014
Every day, businesses worldwide fight to bring together departments. Fiefdoms form and divisions develop, while customers fall between the cracks and profits suffer as a result.