Business

CDL Investments posts 44% gain in first-half profit

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CDL Investments posts 44% gain in first-half profit on surge in section salesBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - CDL Investments, the residential property developer controlled... more

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Joint Press Release 31 July 2014Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh FestivalIconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze MetherellJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has awarded its first equity crowd... more

OceanaGold posts first-half profit on strong first-quarter

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk OceanaGold posts first-half profit on strong first-quarter, DidipioBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - OceanaGold, which operates the Macraes goldfield in Otago, posted a... more

Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licence

31 Jul 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licenceCommerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed New Zealand’s first equity crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending licences.“The Financial Markets... more

NZ dollar slides to eight-week low on strong US GDP

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slides to eight-week low as US dollar jumps on better second-quarter growthBy Tina MorrisonJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slumped to an eight-week low as the US... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall led by Telecom

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall led by Telecom; Fonterra extends gainsBy Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell for a third day led lower by Telecom Corp after an... more

NZ dollar holds near 7-week low as US GDP, FOMC loom

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds near 7-week low as US GDP, FOMC loomBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held near a seven-week low as traders await figures expected to... more

Trade Me tweaks real estate listing fee to placate agents

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trade Me tweaks real estate listing offerings to keep agents onsite By Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me has added a monthly listing subscription fee option for realtors... more

Auckland Airport may value land as high as $2.7 billion

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland Airport may value land as high as $2.7 billion, up $745 million from 2011By Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport, the nation's busiest gateway,... more

China acquisition to underpin Methven profit growth

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk China acquisition to underpin Methven profit growthBy Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Methven is counting on its new Chinese manufacturer to secure its supply and grow the... more

UPDATE: NZ building consents on the rise

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ building consents rose at fastest pace in three months in June(Updates with economist comment)By Tina MorrisonJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents increased... more

NZ banks set to stay profitable, Moody's says

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ banks set to stay profitable in face of increasing competition, Moody's saysBy Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's banks should be able to maintain their strong levels of... more

NZ govt to take control of Novopay school payroll system

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ govt to take control of Novopay school payroll system, receive as much as $22M settlementBy Tina MorrisonJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government will take control of the... more

UPDATE: Metroglass shares gain 4.1% on NZX debut

30 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Metroglass shares gain 4.1% on debut as investors chase yieldBy Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Metro Performance Glass, New Zealand's largest glass processor,... more

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News

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

MOU signed to improve agency cooperation

30 Jul 2014 News
Police Minister Anne Tolley and Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the... more

Business

Border system reaches further milestone

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the Joint Border Management System reaching another milestone. More than 50 per cent ... more

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

Living

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

2014 GLASGOW: GOLD FOR BOYLE AND PASCOE

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle bounced back from last night’s disappointment to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal... more

2014 GLASGOW: GREAT DAY FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze brought cheers from their New Zealand supporters when they won gold and silver in the men’s mountain... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more