Business

Finzsoft shareholder Rubik to consider takeover

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Finzsoft shareholder Rubik to consider Holliday, Silverlake takeoverBy Paul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Finzsoft Solutions shareholder Rubik Financial will consider a $3 per share... more

NZ dollar dips as GDP growth revised down, Fed eyes rates

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar dips as economic growth revised down, Fed eyes rate hikesBy Paul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dipped after the country's pace of economic growth was... more

FMA warns of UK pension scheme transfer scare-mongering

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA warns against misleading UK pension scheme transfers advertisingBy Suze MetherellDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority is warning against misleading advertising... more

Callaghan, NSC funding knocked in science plan submissions

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Callaghan, NSC funding knocked in national science plan submissionsPaul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan Innovation, which was last year allocated a budget of $566 million over... more

Crown Asset Management discontinues South Canterbury claim

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Crown Asset Management discontinues South Canterbury Finance claimBy Paul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Crown Asset Management, the government entity set up to wind down the remaining... more

Finzsoft boss to make takeover bid with Silverlake Axis

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Finzsoft boss to make discounted takeover bid with Singapore's SilverlakeBy Suze MetherellDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Andrew Holliday, managing director of Finzsoft Solutions, intends to... more

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village sector when supporting the initial public offer of Arvida Group which debuted on... more

LIC takes majority stake in Brazilian JV partner

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk LIC takes majority stake in Brazilian JV partnerBy Suze MetherellDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, which provides testing and artificial breeding services to the dairy... more

Misleading advertising promoting UK pension scheme transfers

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Financial Markets Authority 18 December 2014FMA warns: beware of misleading advertising promoting UK pension scheme transfersThe Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is warning people to be cautious of potentially... more

Economy grows solidly in September year

18 Dec 2014 Business News
New Zealand’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister... more

Spark, Voda and Telstra to lay new trans-Tasman cable

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Spark, Voda and Telstra to spend US$70 million on trans-Tasman cableBy Suze MetherellDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand's two dominant telecommunications... more

NZ economy grows 1% in 3Q on milk and mining production

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economy grows 1% in 3Q as milk production, resources stoke activityBy Paul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September... more

Shares of Arvida edge up 2 percent in debut on NZX

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Shares of Arvida edge up 2 percent in debut on NZXBy Suze MetherellDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Arvida Group, the new retirement village operator, rose 2 percent on its NZX debut... more

Publisher defers comment on suspended Callaghan grant

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trends publisher defers comment on suspension of Callaghan R&D grantBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Trends Publishing International chairman David Johnson says he can’t... more

UPDATE: NZ dollar tumbles after Yellen firms on rate rise

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ dollar tumbles after Fed's Yellen indicates rate hikes are comingBy Paul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar tumbled about 1 US cent after US Federal Reserve... more

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village... more

Living

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2014 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2010 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more