State highway spending takes centre stage in new GPS
Infrastructure

State highway spending takes centre stage in new GPS

Fuel taxes are going up under the proposed transport budget, but not until 2027.

Oliver Lewis 04 Mar 2024
Fletcher calls in the consultants as chair quits
Markets

Fletcher calls in the consultants as chair quits

Leaked letters reveal attempts to assuage shareholder concerns with one-on-one meetings.

Aussie rules for NZX trading halts by March 29
Markets

Aussie rules for NZX trading halts by March 29

A listed company's full trading halt application in all its glory will be published.

Markets Market close

NZ sharemarket down after wobbly trading day

The S&P/NZX 50 Index closed at 11,724.21, down 20.18 points or 0.17%.

Graham Skellern 04 Mar 2024
NZ sharemarket down after wobbly trading day
Markets

Widespread downgrades from NZX reporting season

Roughly four earnings downgrades to every one upgrade, analyst reveals.

John Anthony 04 Mar 2024
Widespread downgrades from NZX reporting season
Infrastructure

CentrePort bucks the trend, posts improved profits

Other ports have reported a downturn in profits. 

Oliver Lewis 04 Mar 2024
CentrePort bucks the trend, posts improved profits
Finance

Ken Wikeley ordered to disclose details by start of week, or else

Wikeley faces the threat of prison if he doesn't do it.

Riley Kennedy 04 Mar 2024
Ken Wikeley ordered to disclose details by start of week, or else
Podcasts Free

Cooking the Books: Mortgage myths that can hold you back from a first home

First home tricks that can help you get over the line.

Frances Cook 04 Mar 2024
Cooking the Books: Mortgage myths that can hold you back from a first home
Retail

EziBuy bought back by its previous ASX-listed owner

Mosaic Brands put in an offer for the clothing retailer last year.

Riley Kennedy 04 Mar 2024
EziBuy bought back by its previous ASX-listed owner
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Opinion

From green tape to fast-tracks
Politics

Dileepa Fonseka: From green tape to fast-tracks

An apparently ballooning fast-track list is the talk of the town in Wellington.

Dileepa Fonseka 04 Mar 2024
Numbers and letters for investors
Markets

Simon Robertson: Numbers and letters for investors

A plea for standardised financial reporting from NZX-listed companies.

Simon Robertson 02 Mar 2024
Ignoring your boss, finding work-life balance
Law & Regulation

Bronwyn Heenan: Ignoring your boss, finding work-life balance

A healthy work-life balance is good for employers, employees and for business.  

Bronwyn Heenan 01 Mar 2024
Budget overruns or schools overrun?
Policy Business of Education

Cameron Bagrie: Budget overruns or schools overrun?

The new pandemic is inflation, and it's killing school projects we need.

Cameron Bagrie 01 Mar 2024

Business of Health

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
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

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
Global idea empowers employees
Sponsored

Global idea empowers employees

Staff disconnect an issue until one woman got to work.

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: Rob Campbell, vice-chancellor of AUT

Fail File: Rob Campbell, vice-chancellor of AUT

Each fortnight, Victoria Carter speaks to someone about failure and disappointment. 

Victoria Carter 02 Mar 2024
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


Investigations

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

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.

Cécile Meier 27 Feb 2024
We investigate the Business of Education
Business of Education

We investigate the Business of Education

The detail on BusinessDesk’s latest investigative series.

Victoria Young 27 Feb 2024
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

Money Answers: Why do shares pay a dividend?
Investments Free

Money Answers: Why do shares pay a dividend?

Let’s be real: the business world is about making money. It’s not here to give out hugs.

Frances Cook 02 Mar 2024
How much wealth you need to join the richest 1% worldwide
Bloomberg

How much wealth you need to join the richest 1% worldwide

New Zealand has the eighth highest threshold of any country.

Bloomberg 29 Feb 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.

Top Gainers


Blackpearl $0.480 5.49%
New Zealand Oil & Gas $0.440 4.76%
Kathmandu Holdings $0.540 3.85%
Oceania Healthcare $0.610 3.39%
Livestock Improvement Corporation $1.050 2.94%

Top Decliners


PaySauce $0.210 -8.70%
Bremworth $0.450 -6.25%
2 Cheap Cars Group Ltd $0.750 -5.06%
Seeka $2.650 -5.02%
Burger Fuel Group $0.290 -4.92%

Top Gainers


Harmoney Ordinary Shares $0.530 7.07%
Sky Network Television $2.630 3.57%
Mercury $6.580 3.17%
Kathmandu Holdings $0.505 3.09%
Oceania Healthcare $0.570 1.85%

Top Decliners


ikeGPS Group $0.350 -8.11%
Tower $0.670 -5.22%
BATHURST RESOURCES LIMITED. $0.855 -5.11%
Heartland Group Holdings $1.190 -4.66%
DGL Group $0.650 -4.44%

Technology


Investments

Cooking the Books: Mortgage myths that can hold you back from a first home
Podcasts Free

Cooking the Books: Mortgage myths that can hold you back from a first home

First home tricks that can help you get over the line.

Frances Cook 04 Mar 2024
Forward Planning 2024 Free

Money Answers: Why do shares pay a dividend?

Let’s be real: the business world is about making money. It’s not here to give out hugs.

Frances Cook 02 Mar 2024
Money Answers: Why do shares pay a dividend?
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
Ackman rockets up best-paid hedge fund list by doing little
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

The Life

Review: New Caledonia is a very short hop from Auckland

Review: New Caledonia is a very short hop from Auckland

Auckland's proximity makes it well worth a trip, particularly heading into winter.

Rebecca Howard 03 Mar 2024
My Net Worth: Scott Coldham, managing director, Special Group
My Net Worth

My Net Worth: Scott Coldham, managing director, Special Group

Best advice received: "The most expensive mistake you can make is to accept average."

Daniel Dunkley 03 Mar 2024
Review: kingi, Britomart – living on the wild side
Good Food Restaurants

Review: kingi, Britomart – living on the wild side

Waterfront heritage eatery marries great food with strong ethical boundaries.

Brent Melville 03 Mar 2024
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