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industries

Datacom wins $247m contract

Datacom Group chief executive Jonathan Ladd.

Kiwi IT company Datacom has capped another year of growth with a big win in Australia.

Jobs go at super ministry

A leaked internal document puts 65 jobs at MBIE on the chopping block.

Solid Energy issues 'not resolvable'

Controversial port plan on hold

money

Calculating for success

Online calculators are making personal financial planning easier.

They are free, online, and could transform your money life.

Snapper in to mobile wallet

Snapper joins new mobile wallet app, Semble, which lets your smartphone act as a debit card.

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says New Zealand's future must not be held back by fear.

NZ must be bold, Treasury boss

Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says foreign investment shouldn't be feared.

small business

IT pioneer's hard work pays off

BlueBerryIT
owner Richard
Butler at the
Hardy St
offices of the
growing
company.

A foosball table, dart board and flat screen TV sit among a circle of desks and couches at Nelson's BlueBerry IT.

How to keep startups on track

OPINION: This phase sets the scene for the future so good decision making and cashflow management are critical.

Pineapple Heads chief executive and founder Megan Sanders gives her son Jimmy D'Audney, 4, a good head scrub.

Solo mum raising funds

Kids bath time product range Pineapple Heads turns to crowdfunding to raise capital.

world

JetBlue sued over midair meltdown

JetBlue pilot captain Clayton Osbon is removed from the plane after erratic behaviour forced the crew to land in Amarillo, Texas.

Pilot sues his airline saying it should have stopped him from having onboard breakdown.

Apple CEO to donate fortune

Apple CEO joins the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.

Sky's the limit: The CBA announced a first-half profit of $4.62 billion this morning.

Kiwi on A$1.9m bribery charge

Kiwi is second person to be charged with corruptly receiving payments from a supplier.

better business

What not to ask working women

Work-life balance is as important to men as women, so why don't we hear about it?

7 min ago  There are questions you shouldn't ask women, and they are always the questions you do ask.

Keen on an Anzac dollar?

There are some good reasons for a trans-Tasman currency but it would be a very hard sell.

Silicon Valley was built with glass, steel and stock options.

Boost planned for staff share schemes

4:36 PM  Inland Revenue hopes to cut red tape holding back employee shares schemes and stock options.

opinion & analysis

How to survive the Easter onslaught

A one-child, one-egg policy is advisable.

OPINION: What's the Easter equivalent of the Grinch who stole Christmas? Quite probably me.

Is the Lucky Country losing its lustre?

OPINION: Australia seems a bargain. Their dollar is worth about the same as ours - making it a great spot for a holiday.

Greg Williamson, director of Concentrate, says focus on activities that keep customers happy.

Stop spending on marketing

OPINION: You need to stop spending on marketing, and instead look at how you can invest in acquiring new customers.

farming

Wage breaches disappoint

Investigation finds a number dairy farmers around the country have short changed or exploited staff by breaching employment laws.

4:20 PM  Investigation catches out dairy farmers around the country who have short changed or exploited staff by breaching employment laws.

Top staff command high pay

The top 25 per cent of farm workers can command much higher salaries than average earners in the sector.

Guppy

Cow steroids make fish randy

4:19 PM  A steroid found in waterways makes guppy mating more aggressive.

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