Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks joined a global rally as US company earnings growth lifted sentiment for equity ... more

NZ dollar falls to nine-day low after CPI misses estimates

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls to nine-day low after slower than expected inflationBy Paul McBethApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped to a nine-day low after slower than expected... more

Delegat’s founder Delegat to step back from daily operation

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Delegat’s founder Jim Delegat to step back from daily operationsBy Suze MetherellApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – Jim Delegat, founder of Delegat’s Group, is stepping down from running the... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead of tomorrow’s listing after the final partial privatisation in the... more

Diligent shares jump as 1st-qtr figures show better growth

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Diligent shares jump as first-quarter figures show growth slowing less than fearedBy Suze MetherellApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – Diligent Board Member Services stock rose as much as 12... more

NZ govt, Christchurch council target 700 new housing units

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ govt, Christchurch council target 700 new units, more affordable housing supply in accordBy Paul McBethApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government and Christchurch City... more

Imperial Tobacco NZ lifts Australian sales

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Imperial Tobacco’s NZ arm lifts export sales to Australia; Philip Morris NZ boosts revenueBy Suze MetherellApril 15 (BusinessDesk) – Imperial Tobacco New Zealand, the nation’s second... more

NZ consumer prices rise 0.3% in 1Q, missing estimates

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ consumer prices rise 0.3% in first quarter on tobacco tax hike, more expensive housingBy Paul McBethApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer prices rose less than expected in the... more

Bathurst raises A$7.93M in placement to help fund Escarpment

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bathurst raises A$7.93 million in discounted placement to help fund Escarpment mineApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources raised A$7.39 million in a discounted placement to... more

Chorus lifts broadband connections 1.1% in first quarter

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus lifts broadband connections 1.1% in first quarterApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, the network operator spun out of Telecom in 2011, increased its broadband connections by 1.1... more

BlueScope Steel gets antitrust clearance to buy PacSteel

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BlueScope Steel gets antitrust clearance to buy Fletcher’s Pacific SteelApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - BlueScope Steel, Australia’s largest steelmaker and owner of the New Zealand Steel mill,... more

Turners & Growers to buy Apollo Apples for up to $44.1 mln

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Turners & Growers to buy Apollo Apples for up to $44.1 mlnApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Turners & Growers, the fruit marketer controlled by Germany’s BayWa, has agreed to buy Hawke’s... more

Coats chair Clasper to head GPG board

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Coats chair Clasper to head GPG boardApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Clasper, the chair of Coats, has been appointed chairman of the UK threadmaker’s parent Guinness Peat Group as the... more

NZ dollar weakens ahead of Chinese data which may be weaker

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar weakens ahead of Chinese data which may show slowing economic growthBy Tina MorrisonApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar weakened ahead of the release of Chinese... more

Diligent’s pace of growth slows in 1Q, client retention dips

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Diligent’s pace of growth slows in 1Q, client retention dips on M&A activityApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board Member Services, the governance app developer which was forced to... more

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News

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead... more

Living

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

NZ's Shapeshifter - still giants of drum and bass, with sell-out London show

14 Apr 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand band Shapeshifter have demonstrated that they are truly giants of the drum and bass scene, with a stellar performance in... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

16 Apr 2014 Rugby
The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best... more

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

16 Apr 2014 Rugby League
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

15 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Kiwi dog gear firm takes on the world

25 Mar 2014 People
Maniototo in Central Otago seems an unlikely place to set up an online business, but for dog lover Rose Voice, the isolation has... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more