Tag Archives: Forbes

NZ’s Hottest Beaches

NZ’s Hottest Beaches

New Zealand’s four most “sizzling” beaches feature in a Forbes Traveler’s ‘Sexy Beaches Downunder’ slide show. These are: Piha, Hot Water Beach, Onetangi Bay, and Abel Tasman National Park, which receives a “’10’ rating…

Barclay Founder Rates

Barclay Founder Rates

NZ Barclay founder and president William J. Buechler gives NZ investments the thumbs up in a column for Forbes. Buechler predicts that NZ’s rising short-term interest rates, combined with Fonterra’s 27% share increase, the discovery of new…

Lord of the Rigs Honoured in NZ

Lord of the Rigs Honoured in NZ

Wade Thompson, US-based chairman, president and CEO of the world’s largest recreation vehicle company, is to receive an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Victoria University. Thompson, 66, completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Victoria in…

New Era in Online Advertising

New Era in Online Advertising

NZ internet entrepreneurs Firstlight are emerging as world leaders in online advertising with their Editorial Related Advertising (E|R|A) programme. With offices in Bangalore (content support), New York (sales) and Wellington (research and development), Firstlight have developed what…

Online Superstar

Online Superstar

The inaugural Forbes Web Celeb 25 – “a list of the biggest, brightest and most influential people on the Internet” – is topped by Mt Maunganui-raised actress Jessica Rose. Last year the 19-year-old…

Top Ten Showing

Top Ten Showing

New Zealand was listed in the top ten in Forbes‘ recent ranking of the world’s most foreign investment friendly economies. NZ scored 88.5/100 taking tenth place in the list of 135 countries. The Top places went to…

Miramar Mentor

Miramar Mentor

Peter Jackson was ranked 20th in pay and 12th overall in Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 List. The accompanying feature was full of praise for NZ’s newest national hero. “Filmmaker Peter Jackson – assiduously disheveled,…

Frucor’s “V” for Victory

Frucor’s “V” for Victory

The fast-growing Kiwi success story Frucor is showing no signs of slowing. Forbes declares it among the top 20 small companies in the world – “the cream of the crop”. This international exposure garners international interest with…

Big Dollar Boys

Big Dollar Boys

New Zealand energy family the Todds become the first New Zealanders to make the Forbes 500 list of the world’s wealthiest people, coming in at 490 with a net worth of US$1 billion.

Eye Candy Off Antigua

Eye Candy Off Antigua

“Circulating everywhere are professional crewmen and women-nearly all of whom seem to have blond hair, flawless physiques and charming New Zealand accents. They are constantly on the prowl for a better berth.”

Thin Red Tape

Thin Red Tape

A significant part of setting up a new business is time and money required to negotiate government red tape. New Zealand has the world’s cheapest procedures, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurs.

Cold Shoulder

Cold Shoulder

Warming-swarming says Wellington scientist Vincent Gray, whose anti-global warming beliefs challenge scientific orthodoxy.

Forbes Gets a Bargain

Forbes Gets a Bargain

Forbes Global have included New Zealand company The Warehouse Group in their 2000 list of Best Small Companies: “Dynamism is all about growth and profits; in our opinion these 300 are among the best the world has…