Business

BNZ worried about 'near-recession' as Key talks economy up

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BNZ grows worried about 'near-recession' as Key talks economy up By Pattrick SmellieAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Bank of New Zealand is increasingly concerned the economy is grinding to... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as traders fear more volatility

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as investors fear more volatility; A2, Xero, Skycity declineBy Suze MetherellAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell as investors remained cautious... more

IRD seeks feedback on withholding tax for foreign buyers

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk (Removes the word 'resident' from first paragraph)CORRECT: Inland Revenue seeks feedback on withholding tax on foreign property buyersBy Paul McBethAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Inland... more

NZ dollar falls as business confidence sinks to 6-year low

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls as business confidence sinks to 6-year low, US jobs data eyedBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after figures showed business... more

CORRECT: PGC FY profit shrinks 99% from restated accounts

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Pyne Gould annual profit shrinks 99% from restated 2014 result(Fixes status of Bath Street dispute in 7th graph)By Jonathan UnderhillAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Gould Corp,... more

NZX-listed companies more resilient, earnings season shows

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX-listed companies more resilient as weaker kiwi bolsters export outlookBy Suze MetherellAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Analyst are more upbeat about the prospects for earnings in 2016,... more

Live Nation NZ, MHC cleared by OIO to buy Vector Arena

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Live Nation NZ, MHC Investments cleared by OIO to buy Auckland's Vector Arena By Joshua RiddifordAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Live Nation NZ and MHC Investments have been cleared by the... more

IRD seeks feedback on taxing on foreign property buyers

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Inland Revenue seeks feedback on withholding tax on foreign property buyers By Paul McBethAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Inland Revenue Department is proposing to introduce a resident... more

Foley Family full-year operating profit more than doubles

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Foley Family full-year operating profit more than doubles, as bottled, bulk wine sales riseBy Joshua RiddifordAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Foley Family Wines, which is controlled by American... more

NZ firms grow gloomier about economic outlook

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ firms grow gloomier about economic outlook; scale back investment, hiring plans By Paul McBethAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms grew even gloomier in August as falling... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on US jobs data

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as US jobs data seen boosting case for rate hike By Tina MorrisonAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline this week on the... more

Pyne Gould annual profit shrinks 99%

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pyne Gould annual profit shrinks 99% from restated 2014 resultBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Gould Corp, which restated its 2014 accounts to remove an anticipated gain... more

NZ residential building consents jump 20% in July

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ residential building consents jump 20% in July, driven by Auckland intentions By Paul McBethAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents jumped by a fifth in... more

Rubicon turns to full-year profit on Tenon improvement

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Rubicon turns to full-year profit on Tenon improvement, disappointed at 'moribund' sharesBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Rubicon, the forestry biotech company, returned to... more

Allied Farmers annual profit sinks 88%

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Allied Farmers annual profit sinks 88% after overhauling business, dairy weighs on livestock unitBy Paul McBethAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Farmers posted an 88 percent drop in annual... more

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News

10 year passports will be delivered early

24 Aug 2015 News
10 year passports will be delivered early Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the Government Administration Select ... more

One month left for councils to get digital enablement plans sorted

19 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 19 August 2015 Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a... more

Business

NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty

28 Aug 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices held steady at... more

NZ dollar bounces from six-year low

25 Aug 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar bounces from six-year low after market volatility takes a breather By Paul McBeth Aug. 25 ... more

Living

It’s Snoopy’s Birthday!

10 Aug 2015 Entertainment
20th Century Fox is celebrating Snoopy’s birthday ahead of the release of the first animated Peanuts movie SNOOPY AND CHARLIE... more

NZ's Sola Rosa Sound System heads to London - interview with Andrew Spraggon

6 Aug 2015 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
Sola Rosa Sound System comes to London on 20 August – NZNewsUK London Editor Charlotte Everett had a chat with frontman Andrew... more

Property

Auckland house price growth stalls in July: Barfoot

5 Aug 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland house price growth stalls in July as properties 'fully priced', Barfoot says Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house... more

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government   Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education   31 July 2015   Site purchased for Pt... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Travel

Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific

25 Aug 2015 Travel & Tourism By Joshua Riddiford
Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific, targets Asian tourists Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand's has had its... more

Partnerships push New Zealand’s profile abroad

25 Aug 2015 NZ Tourism
25 August 2015 Campaigns promoting New Zealand as an outstanding visitor destination reached more than 1.2 billion people globally... more

Sport

All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 announced

30 Aug 2015 Rugby
30 August 2015 The All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been announced with the All Blacks selectors selecting a squad... more

Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close slalom

30 Aug 2015 Sport
Winter Games NZ Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close fought slalom at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 A world class... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign

25 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between... more

Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre

19 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre   For the past few months, you, me, and Rupert Murdoch have been waiting for the... more

Kiwi Success

Former cricketer Simon Doull signs with NZME

19 Aug 2015 Appointments
Former cricketer and established broadcaster Simon Doull signs with NZME 19 August 2015 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment... more

New ECan commissioner appointed

6 Aug 2015 Appointments
Elizabeth Cunningham has been appointed as a commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and... more

Recruitment

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New ... more

NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% on weaker jobs growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment By Paul McBeth
NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% as jobs growth lags behind growing population Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's jobless rate... more