April 23, 2014
It was a podium finish for Speight’s Triple Hop Pilsner at the 2014 World Beer Cup in Colorado, USA, taking out a rare silver medal in the international lager category.The World Beer Cup (WBC) is right up there with the International Brewing Awards...
April 23, 2014
To paraphrase a 1980s advertisement, “they liked it so much they bought the company ”. No, not an American shaver company, but a Canadian coffee business that was “their” previous owner.The “they” in this story are New Zealand brothers Stuart and...
April 23, 2014
The Auckland hospitality industry has spoken, the votes are in and the finalists for the 2014 Lewisham Awards have been announced.With a record breaking 7,386 votes from their industry peers, the finalists represent the leading lights of the...

Ten questions in ten minutes

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.
November 13, 2012
Jeanette Tobin from Superyacht Support explains how she has set a course for success.

blogs

January 21, 2014

Clever, uncomplicated, modern Italian fare – without walloping diners with weird-science in an attempt to impress – is how I would describe Baduzzi. Instead, the restaurant seduces diners with cutting-edge cuisine and back to basic...

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

April 1, 2014
Negotiating the hazards of business can often feel as dangerous as taking on whitewater. Just ask Hillary Clinton about that!
February 28, 2014
Business is war! Strategic thinking employed on the battlefield is often just as practical in the boardroom.