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Business booming for Christmas decoration firm

Decorating shops and public spaces with Christmas cheer is big business.

Leaders are human too

Everyone's an expert when a leader makes a one-off mistake.

How I keep well: Lance Walker

Lance Walker CEO of insurance company Cigna shares his health and wellbeing tips.

International exec makes Christchurch home

Despite holding a senior role with international corporate Priceline Group, Englishman Adrian Currie has made Christchurch his home.

Gas detection firm averting tragedy

An Otago University venture developing new generation gas detectors is benefiting from the growing focus on workplace safety.

Kiwi startup pulls out of on-demand race

The experience of a team of Kiwi entrepreneurs who tried to tackle the on-demand video market shows how lightning-fast the technology is changing.

Seven summer books for business readers

REVIEW: Nevil Gibson shares his picks of books that will make you forget the office, won’t rot your brain or break your wallet during the holidays.

How to find IT staff

Using recruiters to find IT people is a lost cause because they just don’t get tech, IT firms complain. But is the fault all on one side?

New Zealand's cleanest and greenest firms

A green childcare centre shaped like a womb; senior managers with sustainability KPIs; a disaster relief mobile phone network – this year’s Sustainable 60 winners show how building a better future is good for business.

Old boys' club bad for business

OPINION: It may seem cosy, but the old boys’ club is a sign of a business going nowhere fast

Kiwi entrepreneurs investing back

The deepening ecosystem of New Zealanders who’ve made it and are now investing back is showing up in the Deloitte Fast 50 list.

Partnerships key to success in Aus

There is more tendering and more collaboration between firms required to win new business in Australia, reports one executive.

Why Kiwi innovators never talk

OPINION: Dr Catherine Mohr, our first ever female Flying Kiwi, wants to know why Kiwis never talk about their ideas

Inside the office: Trade Me

With three slides and a caravan, you could be forgiven for mistaking Trade Me’s new Wellington headquarters for a holiday park

Grappling the Australian market

Kiwi firms sometimes misunderstand the scale of the Australian market.

Reality bites

OPINION: Living in the real world depends on your definition.

Bionic joints could become a reality

A robotic sensor firm hopes that returning to a campus lab to develop a bionic limb will give its technology international lift-off.

Sunny outlook for MetService

There’s money to be made in them thar storms, just ask our MetService. Trouble is others can see the potential too.

Does accounting need to evolve?

REVIEW: A new book argues bookkeeping needs to take account of the environment and company culture.

Five fab firms to watch

Meet Deloitte's picks of the five firms to keep a close eye on from this year's Fast 50 list.

Success on home ground

Firms on the Deloitte Fast 50 list are experiencing growth by exploiting domestic demand - but exporting is not out of the picture.

The sleeping giant awakens

OPINION: In the wake of the China-Oz Free Trade Agreement, New Zealand firms exporting to China need to develop a thick skin and commercial edge.

Meet the Sydney Bulldogs' Kiwi CEO

She might be a woman and a Kiwi, but Raelene Castle is earning respect at Sydney rugby league club the Bulldogs.

Royal jelly selling at a premium

False claims dogging the Kiwi honey and bee industry have stung Auckland royal jelly producer Happy Valley.

How I keep well: Stephen White

Stonyridge vineyard founder, Stephen White, also teaches yoga and rubs shoulders with Richard Branson.

Psych testing for SMEs

Personality testing is a cost-effective way for small businesses to check they’re making a good hire.

Aussies more eco-friendly

In part two of our four part series on doing business in Australia, Ecostore's Doug Sadler reveals consumers over the ditch are more environmentally aware.

Dynamic Hybrid: The new generation of cloud

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Early cloud-based services were all about storage. Today's cloud is all about changing business. Here's how.

Subsidies whether you like it or not

OPINION: R&D grants are the best way for government to support innovation.

Forbidden cider grows from adversity

When life served Alan Spinks lemons, he brewed cider.

Probiotic business riding high

A Rotorua startup believes its health-giving potion for horses could become a lucrative export product.

Reining in the recruitment cowboys

OPINION: Kiwi employers need to make recruiters get a real job

Managing the Aussie branch

Making it in Australia is not as easy as Kiwi firms think. Two CEOs of New Zealand companies across the ditch share their experiences conquering the kangaroo.

Fast growing firms adding staff

The happy news is the employment market is on the up. The not-so great news, for employers at least, is it means rising wages bills.

Praise for a pirate

OPINION: Maverick publishing platforms may end up favouring the artist.

Study shows SME governance gap

A new business barometer is showing up Kiwi firms’ true colours.

When to take the entrepreneurial plunge

When is it time to give up your day job? Interior designer Hayley-Anne Brown is facing that quandary.

The dos and don'ts of meetings

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OPINION: Improve the effectiveness of your company's meetings by avoiding these common mistakes.

Inside the office: Strategy Design and Advertising

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A look inside the offices of Strategy Design and Advertising in central Christchurch.

Mixing Aussie ruthlessness with Kiwi grit

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Australian firms make a lot of noise, but sometimes their bark is worse than their bite.

Karen Walker's $35m specs appeal

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Sales of Karen Walker eyewear should reach $35m this year. The designer shares her global success story.

How I keep well: Scott Rice

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Scott Rice, founder of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, is a former national swimming rep - but these days she keeps fit by running.

The startup formula

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OPINION: There is an equation for building a flourishing business.

Yealands top sustainability winner

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Yealands Estate Wines and DB Breweries are among the companies recognised in this year's Sustainable 60 awards.

Alan Bollard wrangles APEC

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Keeping APEC’s 70-odd working groups singing from the same songsheet is providing more than enough challenge.

Smooth food operators

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Olympian George Bridgewater and brother Sam are providing quality blended food to sick people.

Conquering sweet temptation

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REVIEW: An account of a marshmallow psychology test reveals that willpower can be nurtured.

The new generation wharfies

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Overhauling restrictive legacy recruitment systems is changing the notion of what it means to be a stevedore.

The rise of democratic retail

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OPINION: Customers now expect retailers to work harder to win them over.

Big picture thinking for virtual reality firm

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Wellington virtual reality firm, 8i is vying to be part of the next big tech breakthrough.
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