Auckland's real estate fail

If you judged by house price growth alone you would think Auckland is the best performing region in New Zealand economically.But not by a long chalk.Plot growth in regions’ gross domestic product per capita over the seven years…

Whistleblowing takes nerves of steel

Want to be a whistleblower? Is there something happening at your organisation you’d like to spill the beans on?Could you be the next Edward Snowden or Chelsea (Bradley) Manning? They are famous for exposing US military and government…

CBL Insurance tipped as next IPO

An Auckland-based insurance firm is being tipped to carry out the second initial public offering and NZX main board listing of 2015.CBL Insurance, a privately-owned credit surety and financial risk insurer, has today reported… Source: NZ HERALD BUSINESS

John Drinnan: No Spark in Henry's new show

Leading telecommunications company Spark actively considered becoming the cornerstone sponsor of the new Paul Henry breakfast show, but has pulled out.Spark confirmed it had looked at the idea, but decided not to go ahead, saying… Source: NZ HERALD BUSINESS

Stock Takes: Full disclosure … months later

Market regulators and listed dairy companies faced an unusual, tricky situation in the lead-up to this week’s 1080 threat announcement.Fonterra and Federated Farmers received letters from an anonymous activist four months ago that… Source: NZ HERALD BUSINESS

Apple Watch risks alienating female buyers

Cindy Romani isn’t pumped about Apple’s smartwatch.”It looks really techy, so I guess if you’re into that, I think it’d be good,” the 21-year-old college student said as she shopped on Tuesday along New York’s Fifth Avenue. “I don’t… Source: NZ HERALD BUSINESS

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; seeking more workers, Govt bond yields rise, spot fx shines, factories humming, NZD rises

Short headline:  What happened Friday Tweet Here are the key things you need to know before you leave work today. TODAY'S MORTGAGE RATE CHANGES There were no rate changes today. But BNZ will end its 5.29% three year Classic 'special' rate later today. It will revert to 5.59%. TODAY'S DEPOSIT RATE CHANGES There were no rate changes for term deposits …