Business

Orion Health posts 7% increase in annual operating revenue

28 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Orion Health posts 7% increase in annual operating revenueBy Tina MorrisonApril 28 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, the healthcare management software developer, posted a 7 percent... more

NZF's second reverse listing plan fails

28 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZF's second reverse listing plan fails, board mulls return to investorsBy Suze MetherellApril 28 (BusinessDesk) - NZF Group, the listed financial services company blocked from... more

SLI Systems says second-half revenue will miss guidance

28 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SLI Systems says second-half revenue will miss expectations on weaker American salesBy Tina MorrisonApril 28 (BusinessDesk) - SLI Systems, the online retail search engine developer, said... more

NZ dollar advances against weak US dollar ahead of Fed, RBNZ

28 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar advances against weaker US dollar ahead of Fed, RBNZBy Tina MorrisonApril 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced against a weaker US dollar as traders push out... more

Reserve Bank likely to confirm no rate hike this Thursday

28 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Reserve Bank likely to confirm no rate hike in this week’s OCR reviewBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank will likely change its language in this week’s review... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Spark, Meridian gain

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Spark, Meridian gain; Xero drops as FY loss widensBy Suze MetherellApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Spark New Zealand and Meridian... more

Kiwi heads for 1.7% weekly fall as RBNZ rules out rate hike

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 1.7% weekly decline after RBNZ rules out rate risesBy Tina MorrisonApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.7 percent decline this week... more

Chinese demand drives lamb wool price rises to 6-week high

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chinese demand drives NZ lamb wool price rises to 6-week high By Tina MorrisonApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a six-week high at auction yesterday on... more

Spark's market cap slips, as investors weigh competition

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Spark's market cap slips, as investors weigh increased competitionBy Suze MetherellApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, formerly Telecom Corp, has slipped from being the country’s... more

Horticultural production tops $7B, led by wine and apples

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Horticultural production tops $7 billion, driven by wine and applesBy Fiona RotherhamApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - Horticultural production has topped $7 billion for the first time, with good... more

Race-based water rights a step closer

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - Muriel Newman Race-based water rights a step closerBy Dr Muriel Newman Water is being targeted by the Maori elite as the next resource to control. The influential Iwi Leaders Group is pushing ahead... more

Pan Pacific independent directors reject Zeta offer

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pan Pacific independent directors reject Zeta offer as under-valuing companyBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - Pan Pacific Petroleum's independent directors have urged... more

Lubricant deal slips away as Commission nixes merger

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Lubricant deal slips away as Commerce Commission nixes mergerApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has ruled against a merger that would have seen New Zealand's most popular... more

LanzaTech has other commercial plants in the pipeline

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk LanzaTech says other commercial plants in the near pipelineBy Fiona RotherhamApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, says it has other... more

Xero annual loss widens as company ramps up investment

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero annual loss widens as it ramps up investment for future growthBy Tina MorrisonApril 24 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, said its annual loss widened... more

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News

ANZAC 2015 in pictures

25 Apr 2015 News
NZ News UK attended several ANZAC ceremonies in Auckland today. These photos were taken at the Northcote Community where the... more

ANZAC 2015: Anzac Messages, NZ Prime Minster and Governor-General

24 Apr 2015 News
Anzac Day 'We will remember them'   Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General of New Zealand On 25 April every... more

Business

Mercer's CEO Shepherd, CFO Blathwayt quit the manufacturer

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Mercer's CEO Shepherd, CFO Blathwayt quit the manufacturer By Suze Metherell April 24 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants

23 Apr 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants in three years April 23 (BusinessDesk) - Core Builders Composites,... more

Living

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

Property

New process for red zone Crown offers

21 Apr 2015 Property
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to... more

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... more

Migration

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Price and Wesko Nail the Dressage at Kentucky

25 Apr 2015 Equestrian
Kiwi eventer Tim Price and Wesko have delivered their best-ever dressage score to sit at the front of the field this morning at the... more

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

25 Apr 2015 Sailing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Burling and Tuke still lead, one more day of fleet racing At the end of day three at ISAF Sailing ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale and Gallipoli

24 Apr 2015 Column
  Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale, and the real hero of Gallipoli Don’t know about you, but when hi-jinks and... more

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Kiwi Success

Fonterra reshuffles management team

24 Apr 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Fonterra reshuffles management team to speed up value-add strategy April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the... more

TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced

23 Apr 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of Sussan... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more