Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as oil prices weigh on NZOG

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as oil prices weigh on NZOG, Air NZ gainsBy Suze MetherellNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell paced by New Zealand Oil & Gas as oil prices... more

CORRECT:Lambskin prices slump

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT:China's crackdown on polluting tanneries, Russia sanctions drive record slump in lambskin prices(Fixes currency of salted wool-on skins in 15th paragraph.)By Tina MorrisonNov. 28... more

Mowbray widens 1H loss, considers future as listed company

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Mowbray widens 1H loss, considers future as listed companyBy Suze MetherellNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Mowbray Collectables, the listed stamp and collectables dealer and auction house,... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.7% monthly gain in November

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.7% monthly gain in November, bouncing back from mid-year slideBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.7 percent monthly gain... more

High NZ rates will keep luring investors into kiwi

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk High NZ rates will keep luring investors into kiwi, fund manager saysBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's relatively high interest rates will continue to lure global... more

Precinct to raise up to $75M in bond offer to repay banks

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Precinct to raise up to $75M in bond offer to repay bank debtBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Precinct Properties New Zealand, which this week sold its SAP building in Auckland to... more

NZ business confidence extends post-election gains

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ business confidence extends post-election gainsBy Suze MetherellNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence rose for a second month in November, extending post-election... more

FMA boss Everett sees changing landscape under new law

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA boss Everett sees changing landscape under new legislationBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett expects sweeping changes to... more

China's tannery crackdown, Russian sanctions dent lambskin

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk China's crackdown on polluting tanneries, Russia sanctions drive record slump in lambskin pricesBy Tina MorrisonNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Global lambskin prices have collapsed from the... more

NZ house building consents bounce back in October

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ house building consents bounce back in October, rise at fastest pace in two yearsBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house building consents rose at their fastest... more

Regulator trims 2015 national electricity line prices 1.1%

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ regulator ruling set to trim national electricity line prices by 1.1% in 2015By Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission's final decision on default prices for 16... more

Pacific Edge says it's on track after posting 1H loss

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pacific Edge says it's on track after posting 1H loss; shares jumpBy Tina MorrisonNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Edge, which makes and markets bladder cancer tests, said its first half... more

VMob widens 1H loss as it chases international growtth

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk VMob widens first half loss as it chases international growthBy Suze MetherellNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - VMob Group, the NZAX-listed mobile voucher developer, widened its first half loss as... more

Mighty River Power’s longest-serving director to retire

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Mighty River Power Mighty River Power’s longest-serving director, Tania Simpson, has advised that she will retire from the Company’s Board in June 2015.Mighty River Power Chair, Joan Withers, said Ms Simpson’s... more

NZ dollar rises to record vs. ruble as OPEC maintains output

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to record vs. ruble after OPEC decides not to cut oil productionBy Tina MorrisonNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the Russian ruble... more

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News

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

27 Nov 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign ... more

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Business

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

Living

NZ's "Queen of the Blues" MaKuini plays Etta James show at London's legendary 100 Club

27 Nov 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand’s “Queen of the Blues” MaKuini has played a show at London’s legendary 100 Club to an enthusiastic... more

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Property

Property speculators targeted by IRD

27 Nov 2014 Property
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is... more

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Sport

Black Sox named for Oceania qualifier

27 Nov 2014 Sport
Hard work has been rewarded in the naming of the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team for next month’s ISF Oceania Qualifying ... more

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair

26 Nov 2014 ASB Tennis
NZ Festival of TennisFeaturing some of the biggest names in world tennis, organisers of the ASB Classic are pleased to announce one... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: govt arrogance, Ferguson & Police pursuits

27 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As anyone who’s ever encountered him around Parliament will verify, Chris Finlayson’s arrogance is matched only by his... more

Gordon Campbell on the inquiry on one case of dirty politics

26 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the... more

Kiwi Success

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more