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

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

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

With performance cars, Kiwis are serious M people
The Life

With performance cars, Kiwis are serious M people

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

Syrah: a wine so appreciated it has its own day
The Life

Syrah: a wine so appreciated it has its own day

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

Trade Commodity Prices

The bittersweet truth behind surging chocolate prices

The meltdown is looming: decades of non-investment are coming home to roost. 

The bittersweet truth behind surging chocolate prices
On the Money

On the Money: Polar hacks, exotic bank jobs, and more...

Our weekly round-up of the unlikely and the entertaining...

Pattrick Smellie 24 Feb 2024
On the Money: Polar hacks, exotic bank jobs, and more...
Opinion

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
Why AI is having its Big Bang moment
World

Megaprojects in the desert sap Saudi Arabia’s cash

To fill the gaps, the kingdom will borrow and sell more of its giant oil company.

Megaprojects in the desert sap Saudi Arabia’s cash
Markets

‘Take a breath’: Greg Foran on Air NZ's year ahead

Air NZ is carrying some unavoidable lead in the saddlebag for at least the next 18 months.

Pattrick Smellie 23 Feb 2024
‘Take a breath’: Greg Foran on Air NZ's year ahead
Markets

Market ends on a slight upnote after week of poor results

The reporting season results weighed on the market all week. 

Staff reporters 23 Feb 2024
Market ends on a slight upnote after week of poor results
Public sector

Up to 50 jobs at PwC NZ at risk

The firm's proposal for change is being consulted on.

Staff reporters 23 Feb 2024
Up to 50 jobs at PwC NZ at risk
Economy

$1m cashflow hit on Bachcare from looming app tax

Expert warns small players may be bumped as platforms scramble to meet April tax deadline.

$1m cashflow hit on Bachcare from looming app tax
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Opinion

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
Extremism - the ultimate loophole

Julia Jones: Extremism - the ultimate loophole

We need diversity for the sake of our future. 

Julia Jones 22 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

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
Wellington housing panel members have millions in undeclared property interests

Wellington housing panel members have millions in undeclared property interests

Critics have called for more transparency from those making key decisions for capital.

Health IT project Hira set to deliver after reset
Services

Health IT project Hira set to deliver after reset

Rumours and discontent are brewing about Hira.

Cécile Meier 21 Feb 2024

Forward Planning 2024

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 investors share the toughest lessons they had to learn
Bloomberg

Top investors share the toughest lessons they had to learn

No one gets good at financial decision-making without taking the risk of being wrong.

Bloomberg 19 Feb 2024

Top Gainers


Comvita $2.440 8.44%
My Food Bag $0.146 8.15%
New Zealand King Salmon Investments $0.295 7.27%
Asset Plus $0.245 6.52%
Move Logistics $0.425 4.94%

Top Decliners


Green Cross Health $1.100 -4.35%
Private Land and Property Fund $1.400 -3.98%
Synlait $0.700 -2.78%
New Zealand Oil & Gas $0.370 -2.63%
Marsden Maritime Holdings $4.150 -2.58%

Top Gainers


Fonterra Shareholders' Fund $3.280 3.80%
Vulcan Steel $1.990 3.40%
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation $21.500 2.93%
XERO LIMITED $107.900 2.77%
NEUREN PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED $18.590 2.33%

Top Decliners


Oceania Healthcare $0.515 -6.67%
EROAD $0.805 -4.24%
DGL Group $0.955 -3.83%
NZME $0.905 -3.70%
BATHURST RESOURCES LIMITED. $0.875 -3.45%

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.

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.

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.

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