September 23, 2016
The Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable is now in the final stages of construction, with the specialised undersea cable ship ‘Ile de Re’ heading towards New Zealand shores. Telecommunications companies Spark, Vodafone and Telstra are investing...
September 21, 2016
New Zealand’s services sector experienced an increase in expansion across all main indicators, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for August was 57.9.  This was 3.4 points up from July, and the highest...
September 16, 2016
While Auckland Council and central Government agreement on an “aligned” 30 year strategy represents a step forward, clearly missing is any heightened sense of urgency or accelerated action or ambition to move delivery of Auckland’s transport...

Ten questions in ten minutes

September 20, 2016
When it comes to acting locally, few can match Malcolm Sweetman. As a former Queens’ Scout, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award recipient, past president of the Half Moon Bay club in Auckland, and former president of his local rugby club, this sweet-...
August 20, 2016
Paul (aka Ditch) Keeling is all fired up about his work. Keeping greater Auckland’s suburban and rural homes, businesses and farms pest-free requires this modern day maverick to act responsibly while carrying a big gun!


August 5, 2015

Travel writers, DENNIS and ROSAMUND KNILL set sail on a luxury 5-star clipper to experience the charm and unspoiled beauty of French Polynesia.

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...


August 20, 2016
Inventor, adventurer and original thinker, Bill Phillips is widely considered to be an innovator in the field of economics.