Business

UPDATE: Wheeler reins in exuberant rate-cut forecasters

29 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Wheeler reins in exuberant rate-cut forecasters, kiwi above 67 US cents(Adds economist comment, updates prices)By Jonathan UnderhillJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor... more

Wheeler downplays scope for 'large' rates fall; kiwi gains

29 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wheeler downplays scope for 'large' rates fall; kiwi gainsBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says some market commentators are predicting... more

SkyCity says Darwin casino tax impost smaller than expected

29 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SkyCity says Darwin casino tax impost smaller than expectedBy Paul McBethJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - SkyCity Entertainment Group, the listed hotel and casino operator, will face a smaller... more

Abano posts loss on exit impairments; underlying earnings OK

29 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Abano posts loss on exit impairments; underlying earnings at top of guidanceBy Paul McBethJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Abano Healthcare, the listed healthcare investor, reported an annual... more

Coats to take loss on 'difficult' sale of EMEA Crafts unit

29 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Coats to take loss on 'difficult' sale of EMEA Crafts unit By Jonathan UnderhillJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Coats Group, the company that grew out of diversified investor Guinness Peat... more

NZ dollar gains before Wheeler speech, as stocks rebound

29 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains before Wheeler speech, as stocks rebound, commodities riseBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose ahead of a speech by Reserve Bank... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on China jitters, Xero, Pacific

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on China jitters, Xero, Pacific Edge declineBy Suze MetherellJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell in a broad based sell off, as China's stock... more

NZ dollar gains as Beijing tries to support stocks

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as Beijing tries to support stocks, Wheeler speech awaitedJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after Beijing said it was continuing efforts to support the... more

NZ institutional investors set up new governance forum

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ institutional investors set up new corporate governance forumBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - A group of New Zealand’s leading institutional investors plan to flex their... more

Green Cross declares 15 cent special dividend

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Green Cross declares 15 cent special dividend after reviewing capital structureBy Paul McBethJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - Green Cross Health, formerly known as PharmacyBrands, will return... more

Maori businesses more optimistic, profitable

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Maori businesses more optimistic, profitable By Suze MetherellJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - Maori businesses are more optimistic and recording stronger profit growth than non-Maori firms as... more

Health and safety reforms preserve main principles: Z Energy

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Health and safety reforms preserve main principles: Z EnergyBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - The government's Health and Safety Reform Bill has retained the most important... more

A2's Babidge has 730% return upon settling partly-paid stock

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2's Babidge sitting on 730% return after settling partly-paid shares worth $4.98 mlnBy Paul McBethJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co managing director Geoff Babidge is sitting on a 730... more

SeaDragon sees 60% boost in 2016 sales, positive earnings

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SeaDragon predicts 60% boost in 2016 sales to generate positive earningsBy Paul McBethJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - SeaDragon, which this month announced plans for a deeply discounted rights... more

Drought, weak dairy prices hit NZX agri publications adverts

28 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Drought, weak dairy prices hit NZX agri publications advertsBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - NZX, the stock market operator, said advertising in its portfolio of agricultural... more

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News

Small businesses urged to value and protect IP

24 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government   Hon Craig Foss Minister for Small Business 24 July 2015 Small businesses urged to value and protect... more

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

23 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Labour Party 23 July 2015MEDIA STATEMENT Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty The Labour Party... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment; Meridian, Genesis drop By Suze ... more

New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses By Pattrick Smellie July 24 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Living

Film NZ scrapped after screen production grant review

23 Jul 2015 Entertainment
Article - BusinessDesk <3>Film NZ scrapped after review of govt's screen production grant By Suze Metherell July 23... more

Awards to recognise the stars of NZ recreation

21 Jul 2015 Lifestyle
Nominations are open for the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, recognising innovative and inspiring... more

Property

'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as China slows

16 Jul 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as Chinese economy slows By Pattrick Smellie July 16 ... more

Auckland house prices up a record 26% in June year: REINZ

13 Jul 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house prices up 26% in June year, buyers looking further afield: REINZ By Tina Morrison July 13 ... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Travel

SmartGates to more than double

23 Jul 2015 Travel & Tourism
Over $6 million from the Future Investment Fund will go towards expanding and modernising SmartGate at our borders to help manage ... more

Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership

15 Jul 2015 NZ Tourism
Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership A new partnership between the Department of Conservation and New ... more

Sport

All Blacks team named for Test against South Africa

24 Jul 2015 Rugby
James Broadhurst and Lima Sopoaga to make Test debuts                  ... more

Impressive opening for new-look Silver Ferns

24 Jul 2015 Netball
The versatility of the Silver Ferns line-up shone through when they completed an impressive 91-31 win over the Fiji Pearls in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dogged reluctance to condemn Serco

23 Jul 2015 Opinion
The refusal by Minister Sam Lotu-Liga to hold Serco accountable for the company’s failings in prison management is bad... more

Gordon Campbell on Key talking up our - and China's - economy

21 Jul 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on John Key trying to talk up our - and China’s – ailing economy It wasn’t exactly... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

24 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government   Hon Christopher Finlayson Attorney-General 24 July 2015 Appointment of Queen’s Counsel Three... more

Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire at Callaghan Innovation

22 Jul 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire on Callaghan Innovation board July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Al Monro has been appointed to the... more

Recruitment

Economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ

16 Jul 2015 Press Releases
Declan Clancy says economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy is not... more

2/3s of workers would quit for more flexible work: survey

10 Jul 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - Around two-thirds of workers would consider leaving their current job if offered a comparable one with... more