October 30, 2014
The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) used for regulated businesses. The WACC uplift (or margin) for price-quality regulation has been set at the 67th percentile, down from the 75th...
October 29, 2014
New Zealand’s leading examples of businesses practising sustainability were showcased and celebrated last night in Auckland at the seventh annual Sustainable 60 Awards.Hosted by Westpac, with Te Radar as MC, the event shone a spotlight on companies...
October 29, 2014
A new strategic direction from digital services company Spark has provided a significant boost for one local tech company.Optimizer has recently entered into partnership, which allows Spark’s SME customers to utilise their Swipe Reader mobile...

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

September 12, 2014

Reverence is not a word commonly associated with Fort Street but that’s precisely the mood that prevails among diners at Ima, a low-key Middle Eastern, back street diner.

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

November 1, 2014
Whether building a business, tackling a triathlon, or writing a book, sometimes it pays to jump in with both (Bar)feet!
October 1, 2014
What does it take for the All Blacks to win a test match? It all comes down to the set piece, go forward ball from the scrum.