Business

Support for National dives just as Parliament rises

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Support for National dives just as Parliament risesBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Support for the National Party has slumped five percentage points to 46 percent while... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Chorus gains to 4-week high

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Chorus gains to 4-week high; Telecom snaps 4 day declineBy Suze MetherellJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as Chorus gained to a four-week... more

NZ dollar gains vs. AUD as greenback strengthens

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains vs. AUD as greenback strengthensBy Jonathan UnderhillJul. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar pared its decline from an eight-week low after failing to break below... more

UBS rates Chorus a 'buy', Telecom cut to a 'sell'

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UBS rates out-of-favour Chorus a 'buy', Telecom cut to a 'sell' By Suze MetherellJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, whose shares have halved in value from their 2012 peak, offers long-term... more

Trade Me will probably lure back real estate listings

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trade Me will probably lure back real estate listings from rival after backing down on feesBy Tina MorrisonJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me Group, New Zealand's largest auction website,... more

Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing By Pattrick SmellieJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Telecommunications infrastructure operator Chorus has opened its case in the Court of Appeal,... more

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand exporters struggling to meet Chinese demand... more

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

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 Metherell July 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has awarded its first equity... 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

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News

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

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

Business

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... 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 Metherell July 31 ... more

Living

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

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

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 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more

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

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

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

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