'Broken' housing market a 'national disgrace': Chris Bishop
Infrastructure

'Broken' housing market a 'national disgrace': Chris Bishop

Bishop fired a not-so-subtle salvo at the contentious Wellington IHP process.

Auckland growth and weather influence Vector's results
Infrastructure

Auckland growth and weather influence Vector's results

The company reported adjusted earnings of $185 million, up 7%.

PGW puts dividends on ice
Primary Sector

PGW puts dividends on ice

Its profit for the six months was down 40%.

Markets Market close

NZ stocks ease while speculation swirls around Fletcher Building

The S&P/NZX50 index ended at 11,694.60, down 15.29 points.

NZ stocks ease while speculation swirls around Fletcher Building
Markets

Heartland shares bounce back on 1H results

The company's share price was up nearly 7% early on, before easing back. 

Heartland shares bounce back on 1H results
Policy

Migrant worker flood overwhelmed immigration checks

Too much haste opened the possibility of exploitation. 

Migrant worker flood overwhelmed immigration checks
Opinion

Paul McBeth: Will the real CEOs please stand up

Succession planning shouldn’t follow the template for an HBO series.

Will the real CEOs please stand up
Investigations

Business of Education: Ministry's consulting bill surges by 450%

Beca took in $15m in the past five years, while PwC took $13m and KPMG $7.7m.

Business of Education: Ministry's consulting bill surges by 450%
Investigations

We investigate the Business of Education

The detail on BusinessDesk’s latest investigative series.

We investigate the Business of Education
Economy

Wild ride in store for the New Zealand dollar

A rate hike would likely give the New Zealand dollar a big lift. 

Wild ride in store for the New Zealand dollar
Policy

Carbon prices wilt as market waits for govt signals

Climate Change Commission advice eagerly awaited.

Carbon prices wilt as market waits for govt signals
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Opinion

Will the real CEOs please stand up

Paul McBeth: Will the real CEOs please stand up

Succession planning shouldn’t follow the template for an HBO series.

Tale of two taxes hits cinema
Infrastructure

Dileepa Fonseka: Tale of two taxes hits cinema

Councillors would rather give millions to a Nasdaq-listed company than levy land rates.

Dileepa Fonseka 26 Feb 2024
Why AI is having its Big Bang moment
Sustainable Finance

Simon Robertson: Why AI is having its Big Bang moment

The current slow adoption of technology is set to be replaced by exponential growth.

Simon Robertson 24 Feb 2024
Productivity Commission on NZ's productivity dilemma
Economy Opinion

Ganesh Nana: Productivity Commission on NZ's productivity dilemma

The soon-to-be-dissolved organisation ponders why NZ lags behind others.

Ganesh Nana 23 Feb 2024

Business of Health

Company’s wellbeing strategy “no token”
Sponsored

Company’s wellbeing strategy “no token”

Family health crisis bring out the best in employer.

Southern Cross Health Insurance
Global idea empowers employees
Sponsored

Global idea empowers employees

Staff disconnect an issue until one woman got to work.

Southern Cross Health Insurance
The business whose people “work magic”
Sponsored

The business whose people “work magic”

Better for people, better for business says Wellington company.

Southern Cross Health Insurance
Wellbeing coaches spark work change
Sponsored

Wellbeing coaches spark work change

Being vulnerable at work ok say senior Spark leaders.

Southern Cross Health Insurance
When “life” happens at work
Sponsored

When “life” happens at work

Culture needed to perform their best clear to Kiwibank employees.

Southern Cross Health Insurance
‘Wake-up call’ produces big change in employee attitudes
Sponsored

‘Wake-up call’ produces big change in employee attitudes

Staff turnover slashed in wake of wellbeing initiatives.

Southern Cross Health Insurance

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Business Advice

Fail File: Simon Challies, co-founder of Braintree

Fail File: Simon Challies, co-founder of Braintree

'To find out if people have similar values to us, I dig into their motivations'.

Victoria Carter 17 Feb 2024
90-day trial periods: no get-out-of-jail-free card
Opinion

Rebecca Rendle: 90-day trial periods: no get-out-of-jail-free card

Employers should proceed with caution to avoid their business being exposed to claims.

Rebecca Rendle 16 Feb 2024
How to prepare for capital raising
Opinion

Georgina Toomey: How to prepare for capital raising

Preparing your startup for raising capital in NZ can be challenging.

Georgina Toomey 14 Feb 2024


Investigations

Business of Education: Ministry's consulting bill surges by 450%
Public sector

Business of Education: Ministry's consulting bill surges by 450%

Beca took in $15m in the past five years, while PwC took $13m and KPMG $7.7m.

We investigate the Business of Education
Business of Education

We investigate the Business of Education

The detail on BusinessDesk’s latest investigative series.

Parochialism stifling health IT innovation, official says
Infrastructure

Parochialism stifling health IT innovation, official says

NZ tech solutions 'won't scale and add cost and complexity'.

Cécile Meier 22 Feb 2024

Forward Planning 2024

When high-yield savings accounts come with an asterisk
World

When high-yield savings accounts come with an asterisk

Customers are earning less than they expected at some online-centric banks.

Ackman rockets up best-paid hedge fund list by doing little
Investments

Ackman rockets up best-paid hedge fund list by doing little

Pershing Square founder collected $987 million last year.

Bloomberg 22 Feb 2024
These teenagers know more about investing than you do
World

These teenagers know more about investing than you do

Custodial investment accounts for minors have surged in popularity.

Top Gainers


Move Logistics $0.460 5.75%
The Colonial Motor Company $8.500 3.53%
New Zealand King Salmon Investments $0.295 3.51%
NZ Windfarms $0.138 2.99%
Green Cross Health $1.050 2.94%

Top Decliners


PGG Wrightson $2.900 -10.22%
Savor $0.220 -4.35%
Bremworth $0.520 -3.70%
Ryman Healthcare $4.450 -3.26%
NZX $0.980 -2.97%

Top Gainers


New Zealand King Salmon Investments $0.290 5.56%
Mercury $6.570 4.30%
Heartland Group Holdings $1.145 3.64%
Fletcher Building $3.750 2.19%
EROAD $0.805 1.95%

Top Decliners


DGL Group $0.600 -42.23%
Vista Group International $1.440 -6.67%
Summerset Group $10.600 -6.56%
Kathmandu Holdings $0.490 -4.85%
Vulcan Steel $2.280 -3.43%

Technology


Investments

Ackman rockets up best-paid hedge fund list by doing little
Forward Planning 2024

Ackman rockets up best-paid hedge fund list by doing little

Pershing Square founder collected $987 million last year.

Bloomberg 22 Feb 2024
Podcasts Free

Cooking the Books: What you need to know about likely mortgage rule changes

How Reserve Bank proposals may help first-home buyers.

Frances Cook 19 Feb 2024
Cooking the Books: What you need to know about likely mortgage rule changes
Editor's Picks Free

Money Answers: How pocket money leads to financial confidence

A simple hotdog helps teach a valuable life lesson. 

Frances Cook 17 Feb 2024
Money Answers: How pocket money leads to financial confidence

Investors in the dark as Maui continues to sell down

Maui Capital deferred valuing its assets as it works through sale plans.

Victoria Young 13 Feb 2024
Investors in the dark as Maui continues to sell down
Podcasts Free

Cooking the Books: What to know when picking the best KiwiSaver

 Canstar’s Bruce Pitchers discusses the options.

Frances Cook 12 Feb 2024
Cooking the Books: What to know when picking the best KiwiSaver

The Life

My Net Worth: Peter Nelson, Datacom's managing director for software
My Net Worth

My Net Worth: Peter Nelson, Datacom's managing director for software

The relentless optimist and family man does long cycle rides every week.

Ben Moore 25 Feb 2024
Syrah: a wine so appreciated it has its own day
Wine

Syrah: a wine so appreciated it has its own day

This admired red holds up well even after decades in the bottle.

Bob Campbell MW 25 Feb 2024
With performance cars, Kiwis are serious M people
Cars

With performance cars, Kiwis are serious M people

BMW XM is the German automaker's best seller here, but we want power.

Brent Melville 25 Feb 2024
Review: JBL’s Live 670/770 headphones strive for balance
Technology

Review: JBL’s Live 670/770 headphones strive for balance

Good, reasonably priced headphones are hard to find. Can JBL deliver?

Ben Moore 18 Feb 2024