Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks mixed; A2 gains on China licence

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks mixed; A2 Milk gains on China licence, Diligent dropsBy Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares were mixed, with the NZX 50 Index edging higher... more

NZ dollar slips before US CPI as OCR review looms

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips before US CPI as OCR review loomsBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell before the release of US consumer prices for June, amid... more

RBNZ sees review of bank, non-bank regs complete by Sept 15

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ sees review of bank, non-bank regulations complete by September 2015By Jonathan UnderhillJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank says it will complete a stock-take of regulations... more

Oceania Living mulls listing in midst of rest home boom

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Oceania Living mulls listing in midst of retirement village building boomBy Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Oceania Living, the retirement village operator owned by funds... more

Electricity Authority seeks protection for small retailers

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Electricity Authority seeks protection for small retailersBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Power companies face new restrictions on the widespread practice of "saving" and... more

UPDATE: A2 Milk shares rise from 15-mth low on China licence

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: A2 Milk shares bounce from 15-month low on Chinese licence; Synlait still waiting(Updates with share movement, broker comment)By Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Shares in... more

Regulator's draft view trims returns for network monopolies

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Regulator's draft view on monopoly networks would be $33M a year win for consumersBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity and gas consumers will be about $33 million a... more

A2 Milk secures Chinese licence, Synlait still waiting

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2 Milk secures Chinese licence, Synlait still waitingBy Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, has won... more

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins to drive profits By Tina Morrison July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique beer maker, increased first... more

Chorus services 'cynical attempt' to dodge rules: CallPlus

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk New Chorus services a 'cynical attempt' to dodge regulation, CallPlus saysBy Paul McBethJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission will investigate a claim Chorus's plans to deliver... more

NZ dollar slips ahead of RBNZ's OCR review

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips as investors weigh competing tensions ahead of RBNZ decisionBy Tina MorrisonJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slipped as investors weigh the negative signs... more

MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares rise as earnings loom; Air NZ gains

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares rise as earnings loom; Air NZ, Telecom, Sky TV gainBy Suze MetherellJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks rose as investors gauged the potential for listed... more

NZ dollar gains after Griffin's deal; rate review looms

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as Griffin's deal announced, OCR review awaitedBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose as the $700 million sale of Griffin's Foods to a... more

UPDATE: NZ Post to sell Australian Couriers Please unit

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ Post to sell Australian Couriers Please unit(Updates to show drop in goodwill offset by increase in brands value in 3rd graph)By Paul McBethJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Ryman snags Tropicana in Auckland residential village push

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ryman snags Tropicana in Auckland residential village pushBy Suze MetherellJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - Ryman Healthcare, the country's biggest listed retirement village builder and operator,... more

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News

Support for kiwi, not moas, in Rimutaka

18 Jul 2014 News
The Government today announced a $70,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant for the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust to ensure... more

Coleman to meet China’s top military officer

18 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Coleman to meet China’s top military officer Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman will hold talks on Monday... more

Business

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins to drive profits By Tina Morrison July 22 ... more

Hon. Steven Joyce: Better public services for businesses

21 Jul 2014 Business News
A single unique number for every business and a range of new services that reduce the need for businesses to provide the same ... more

Living

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

22 Jul 2014 Entertainment
Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came... more

Inbetweeners 2 Cast Heads Down under for NZ Premiere

22 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The stars of this year’s most anticipated comedy, The Inbetweeners 2 will head to New Zealand next month as part of the... 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

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

NZ guest nights at three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights climbed to a three-year high in May as short term stays climbed across all... more

Sport

Fellowes and Hazeldine Sign for EasiYo Tactix

22 Jul 2014 Netball
EasiYo Tactix are delighted to announce the signing of experienced defender Demelza Fellowes (formerly McCloud) and versatile... more

Heat’s on for open water masters swimmers

22 Jul 2014 Sport
With local temperatures dipping to winter lows, more than 80 Kiwi swimmers are taking off to Samoa this week, to take on warmer open... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the non-apology to Tania Billingsley, PM John Key

22 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of... more

Gordon Campbell on the failure to prosecute the GCSB

18 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority - has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and... more

Kiwi Success

Minister announces ACC Board appointments

8 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Minister announces ACC Board appointments ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

Air NZ boss Luxon to sit on Virgin board

4 Jul 2014 Appointments By Suze Metherell
July 4 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon has been appointed to Virgin Australia's board alongside its fellow... more

Recruitment

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

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more