September 2, 2014
The Greens’ employment policy would mean less jobs, says BusinessNZ.Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says the Greens’ proposal to raise minimum wages, remove youth rates, require redundancy packages for all workers and remove trial periods would...
August 29, 2014
The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the allowances for operating and base capital expenditure, quality standards, and reporting requirements that will be used to set Transpower’s price-quality path for the next five year...
August 28, 2014
As part of a review of how it monitors telecommunications markets, the Commerce Commission is currently seeking feedback on the information it proposes to collect and  report on in relation to mobile telecommunications markets.The proposed changes...

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.
January 10, 2013
Submissions Close on 1 February 2013Submissions on the proposal to expand the kerbside collections of rubbish and recycling to the Burleigh, west side of Springlands, St Andrews and Dry Hills areas have been arriving steadily at Council, with 30% of...