Greenlane Biogas sold for $25 million

Sharon Hunter

A publicly listed British company has purchased a Kiwi biogas business rescued out of receivership.

Jyoti Morningstar: How I keep well


The founder of yoga fashion brand We’ar stays healthy by doing yoga, swimming and surfing.

ACG expands further offshore


Launched in the 1990s with just one local campus, Kiwi private school group ACG has grown into an international education provider.

Moving your business to the US


Silcon Valley is not necessarily tech startup heaven.

Former Olympian drives prefab growth


Former snowboarder Pamela Bell knows all about trailblazing and is applying the lessons learned to her new cause.

Sustainable 60 finalists announced


Construction company Mr Box and Eco timber company Adobo Wood and are among the finalists in this year’s Sustainable 60 Awards.

Finding a window of investment

Cameron Shaw

Investment in high-tech joinery machinery is paying off for a Wairarapa manufacturer.

CEOs Uncovered: Victoria Crone

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Xero's multi-sport-loving managing director is ready to steer the company towards a US listing.

Behind the scenes at the museum


A look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

CEOs Uncovered: Darrin Grafton

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Steering travel software company Serko into an IPO this year wasn't entirely smooth sailing for CEO Darrin Grafton.

How to spin a crisis


OPINION: Greenpeace demonstrated its crisis management skills after its recent calendar blunder.

New firm offers cheaper power


Getting jaded electricity customers interested in yet another promise of cheaper bills is new retailer Flick Electric Co's challenge.

The billion-dollar challenge


A new initiative aims to produce more of a very exotic beast for New Zealand – billion dollar companies.

Filthy, rich


OPINION: The world needs to find a better way to share its Kardashian-scale abundance.

CEOs Uncovered: Glenn Milnes


Taking the plunge and floating his company on the stock exchange has been a full time job for the Ike GPS chief executive.

Wound repair firm scales up


Biomedicine firm Mesynthes is preparing to take on the world again with a new tissue and wound repair product.

Forming functional leadership teams

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OPINION: Senior leadership teams often perform poorly because they don't spend enough time together.

The power of the brand

Andrew Brodie

Clever rebranding has helped entrepreneur Andrew Brodie transform at least two distressed food businesses.

CEOs Uncovered: Mark Binns

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There can hardly be a more demanding time in a CEO’s life than taking a business to the market. Meridian Energy's Mark Binns tells all.

Does New Zealand need a Tech Commissioner?


OPINION: The country doesn’t need another technocrat. But what about a Tech Commissioner?

Manuka drink finds sweet success in Asia


Asia is the land of milk, beer, and now honey for a Kiwi expat marketer.

All Blacks winning brand war

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OPINION: The All Blacks' track record in building brand value is as much a success story as their performance on the field.

Morgo success for Kiwi entrepreneur

Jason Westland

A Kiwi entrepreneur has spun a rapidly-growing business out of an idea scribbled on a scrap of paper at a conference.

CEOs Uncovered: Craig Richardson

Craig Richardson

There can hardly be a more demanding time in a CEO’s life than taking a business to the market. Wynyard Group's Craig Richardson tells all.

Anti-corruption 101


New training courses aim to give Kiwi firms the tools for trading in markets where corrupt practices are common.

Is your boss a psycho?

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REVIEW: Psychopaths aren’t always serial killers. Positive psychopathology can be an asset in business.

SME owners love 90-day hiring trial

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OPINION: Politicians wanting to axe the employment trial rule will be unpopular with small business owners.

New territories for Auckland registry firm


From Canada to Lesotho, Kiwi company Foster Moore’s registry software is sorting out bureaucracies around the world.

The world's smallest apple


Kiwi-grown Rockits are officially the tiniest apple in the world.

Inside the office: Resn


A look behind the scenes at Wellington creative digital production company Resn.

Bad eggs lead to mistrust of brands


OPINION: Fraudulent claims about food are just as common in Australia.

'Experiential' marketing on rise


An Auckland agency is taking advantage of increasing global demand for ‘‘experiential marketing."

Learning to reflect

Dan Khan

OPINION: Finding a way to distil learnings about your business is key to coping with uncertainty.

Josh Emett, the brand

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MasterChef judge Josh Emett has learned how to mix star status and hard work for business success.

DIY success in USA

Barry Cowen

Understanding the retail sector has been key to Kiwi foodkit maker iMake's gains in the US market.

Leadership and likeability

John Key

OPINION: Does being likeable make you a good leader?

Craft brewers team up to boost exports

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Cider maker Zeffer is shoring up its local business with a mutually beneficial distribution deal.

US first port of call for Jade


Jade has implemented its marine terminal software in ten American ports, from Philadelphia to New Orleans.

Yearning to be free

David Slack

OPINION: Have Auckland Transport stumbled upon a truth universally acknowledged?

Steven Blackburn: How I keep well

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Xbox New Zealand's manager Steven Blackburn enjoys the physical and mental release of trail running.

Xero leading way in Australia

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OPINION: The time is right for New Zealand tech companies to expand into Australia.

Sainsbury's fund lamb R&D


UK supermarket giant Sainsbury's is funding a small Dunedin agri-tech company.

How to make it in America


Kiwi firms have a reputation in the US for producing high quality technology, but the American market comes with unique challenges.

Conquering the C word


Kiwi oncologist Murray Brennan realised he could really only do his work offshore.

Why your friends are more popular

Shaun Hendy

OPINION: Analysing social interactions is now a science.

Groundbreaking tool finds Pacific markets


A multifunctional device is giving construction crews the tools they need to finish the job.

Building a case for eco-friendly pine


An environmentally friendly way of turning pinus radiata into an exterior cladding material is driving growth for a Kiwi wood company.

Finding balance after cancer

John Bongard

After cancer forced John Bongard to step down from corporate life, the former Fisher & Paykel CEO has found a new equilibrium.

Not so virginal

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REVIEW: Two new books give very different accounts of Richard Branson’s businesses, writes Unlimited book reviewer Nevil Gibson.

Beating the staff poachers


Creating an appealing environment for key staff when you can't afford to pay big bucks is a conundrum many SMEs face.
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