September 21, 2011

A record shattering year for dairy industry

Two reports released yesterday gave measures of the farm sector’s healthy contribution to the national economy. Fonterra’s report on its impressive financial results and record payout for the year had more sizzle than sluggish GDP growth figures from the official statisticians. Executive Update’s economics correspondent Bob Edlin reports.

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RWC business opportunities

To get an insight into the opportunities available with countries participating in the Rugby World Cup, the Auckland Chamber of Commerce has put together business profiles on each participant, containing information on trade agreements that exist, sector growth opportunities and top import and export industries from each country.

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Six key global trends impacting leadership

Global management consultancy Hay Group has identified the six most significant trends that it believes will affect managers, their organisations and employees over the next two decades, and the key competencies required of successful future leaders.

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The Last Word: Sir Paul Callaghan

“We have in this country a capacity for egregious hypocrisy – we do it better than anyone,” says New Zealander of the Year Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, who has written a business plan for New Zealand – which doesn’t include winning the World Cup.

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