Reports

2015 – China Business

Inside: Focusing on the latest Chinese trends affecting the New Zealand economy and business, this year we travel to China to investigate how Beijing’s innovation drive is changing the Chinese commercial landscape and creating new opportunities for New Zealand companies; how New Zealand dairy companies are faring in a more competitive environment in China and the shape of Chinese investment …

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2015 – Innovation

Inside: Innovation is the lifeblood of the New Zealand economy. In this report the Herald investigates how California continues to drive evolution as competition for entrepreneurs heightens. We draw lessons from some of the worlds most innovative US companies and talk to New Zealand trailblazers there. We examine NZ innovation trends from software through to clean-tech and green-tech and look …

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2014 – Dynamic Business

Inside: This report features indepth coverage of the Deloitte Top 200 Award winners including NZ’s top company, chief executive and chairman. We’ll be looking at dynamic trends affecting New Zealand business and how leading business executives are driving their companies in new directions through dynamic change. We’ll also update the diversity trends in the New Zealand workforce and look at …

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2014 – Mood of the Boardroom

Heading into the 2014 election, the choice of New Zealand’s CEOs was clear: 97% were in favour of John Key over David Cunliffe as Prime Minister. Business confidence was high, with a majority expecting profit, capital expenditure, and staff numbers to all grow over the following year. Interestingly, there was strong support for a capital gains tax (then-Labour policy) as …

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2014 – Mood of the Boardroom

We’ll be taking the temperature of the nation’s leading CEOs in our annual survey – Mood of the Boardroom. We examine what CEOs expect from each political party in the lead up to the 2014 election; opportunities and challenges for New Zealand businesses and the policies chief executives want escalated for New Zealand’s future success. The report will be launched …

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2014 – Agribusiness

Inside: Digging deep into NZ’s biggest industry, we’ll look at how the major players are faring. Examining industry structures, global supply chains and government programmes to support the industry. We’ll consider the opportunities and constraints on New Zealand agribusiness and some of the rising star companies in agritechnology. We’ll also look at rapidly developing market opportunities including the Middle East …

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2014 – China Business

Inside: Focusing on the latest Chinese trends affecting the New Zealand economy and business, this year we travel to China to investigate how Beijing’s innovation drive is changing the Chinese commercial landscape and creating new opportunities for New Zealand companies; how New Zealand dairy companies are faring in a more competitive environment in China and the shape of Chinese investment …

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2013 – Mood of the Boardroom

The business community provided an upbeat reception, with rave reviews for Finance Minister Bill English and a widespread sense of renewal following the emergence from the struggles of the Global Financial Crisis and the Christchurch earthquakes. Digital technology featured strongly, and one article in the 2013 report even called for the introduction of the government chief technology officer. Divisive issues …

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2013 – China Business

The NZ Herald’s report China Business 2013 profiles many of the New Zealand and Chinese companies featured during the Prime Minister’s official visit to China.   Download [PDF, 7.5mb]

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2012 – Mood of the Boardroom

The 2012 report saw widespread praise for John Key’s “rightward turn” following the 2011 election, with a sense that the Prime Minister was beginning to govern in the interests of the country rather than the polls. Mixed-ownership models and asset sales featured prominently, while the age-old issues of infrastructure deficits and skills shortages reared their heads once more.

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