Chris Quin to leave Spark

Chris Quin

9:53 AM  Senior executive Chris Quin will leave byJuly as the company embarks on another rejig.

Tait wins $3m contract

Tait Communications has built a digital mobile radio (DMR) network including a series of base stations for EA Networks, an Ashburton-based lines company.
Brendon Quinn

17 min ago  Christchurch tech company is awarded an emergency communications contract in the United States.

Traders furious after losses

Euros

12 min ago  Foreign exchange day-traders from around the world vent their fury with a Sydney-based online broker.

Exporters relish slide in dollar

Harley Davidson motorbikes are in hot demand despite the falling dollar, says Pete McDonald of Wellington Motorcycles.

Exporters are rubbing their hands as the dollar slides to a three-year low, but consumers may pay more for imported goods.

Upbeat year for service sector

BusinessNZ chief executive Phil O'Reilly said 2014 represented a positive and solid year for the services sector.

Services sector had its best run of expansion in seven years last year, ending the year on a solid note.

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Tait wins $3m contract

Tait Communications has built a digital mobile radio (DMR) network including a series of base stations for EA Networks, an Ashburton-based lines company.
Brendon Quinn

16 min ago  Christchurch tech company is awarded an emergency communications contract in the United States.

Exporters relish slide in dollar

Exporters are rubbing their hands as the dollar slides to a three-year low, but consumers may pay more for imported goods.

Upbeat year for service sector

City playing catch up with hotels

money

Behind the doors of a private bank

A pile of gold bars at the Czech National Bank in Prague

ANZ doesn't advertise its service to NZ's "one percenters" but has had to turn away hopeful applicants.

Getting a fairer insurance deal

Consumer watchdogs want to make it harder for insurers to avoid paying out when customers fail to disclose information.

New Zealand dollars

Interest rates likely to remain static

The Reserve Bank is likely to put interest rates firmly into neutral this week, with a "high hurdle" to cut rates and no need to flag a rate rise down the road, economists say.

small business

A 'goody bag' without the waste

Show-stopper: ShowSmart chief executive Marie-Claire Andrews says the company is delighted to connect with the biggest technology expo in Australasia.

A Wellington company's "virtual goody bag" will be part of the actual goody bag at Australasia's largest technology expo in May this year.

Big deal for family firm

A tiny Motueka family company has taken on the big boys at sea and won.

Waste not, want not: Method Recycling supplies designer bins to help recycling fit into the modern office’s aesthetic and routine

Bin now a thing of beauty

To the madness of unsustainable corporate waste, a Wairarapa couple are quietly introducing a bit of method.

world

Forex traders furious after losses

Euros

12 min ago  A group of foreign exchange day-traders from around the world have vented their fury with a Sydney-based online broker.

Britain looks to plain cigarette packs

Cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco will have to be sold in standardised packs in England starting in May next year.

VICTORY: Supporters of Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza left-wing party, cheer during a victory rally outside Athens University Headquarters on Sunday.

Greeks celebrate in the streets

After snap election victory, leftist leader vows an end to the "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors.

better business

Chris Quin to leave Spark

Chris Quin

9:53 AM  Senior executive Chris Quin will leave by July as the company embarks on another rejig.

'Spoiled' generation

Tradesmen say young people are almost impossible to employ, with bad literacy, numeracy and work ethic high on the list of problems.

Show-stopper: ShowSmart chief executive Marie-Claire Andrews says the company is delighted to connect with the biggest technology expo in Australasia.

Events attendees get 'goody bag' without the waste

A Wellington company's "virtual goody bag" will be part of the actual goody bag at Australasia's largest technology expo in May this year.

opinion & analysis

Pitfalls of owing Inland Revenue

Geordie Hooft

OPINION: Do small-to-medium business owners have a strong sense of loyalty to their suppliers but less regard for the tax department?

Set your goals for a great new year

Business coach and director Zac de Silva shares his four-point plan to help put you ahead of the pack.

Susan Hornsby-Geluk

How staff bonuses can bite the boss

OPINION: Making promises about bonuses and other incentives to staff needs to be carefully considered.

farming

Fight on to halt wildings march

TODAY: A poisoning campaign has killed much of the pines.

14 min ago  Another battle being fought in the same area firefighters struggling to contain massive central South Island fire.

Injured man 'remarkable'

A man who had part of his arm amputated is more concerned with how his workmates are coping, his boss says.

DRY TIMES: Drought, sheep in dry paddock in Greendale area, Canterbury

Stop putting drought boot in

OPINION: Assumptions about drought do not always ring true.

unlimited

The drive of an economic revolution

A 'building block' approach to business allows organisations to rapidly innovate and reinvent themselves to stay ahead of new customer expectations.

APIs are the glue that tie pieces of technology together and the API economy is on the rise.

Pitfalls of owing Inland Revenue

OPINION: Do small-to-medium business owners have a strong sense of loyalty to their suppliers but less regard for the tax department?

CROWD PLEASER: CarbonScape executive director Tim Langley, left, is ‘‘delighted’’ with the $764,000 raised through equity crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect. Pictured with
microwave engineer Greg Connor, right, at their Riverlands factory.

Eco-firm breaks crowdfund record

Marlborough clean-tech firm raises more than $700,000 in NZ's biggest crowdfunding effort.

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