Business

UPDATED: SLI co-founders Brash, Marder sell shares

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATED: SLI co-founders Geoff Brash and Steven Marder sell shares as escrow endsBy Suze Metherell and Paul McBethSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - SLI Systems co-founders Geoff Brash and Steve... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as power companies extend gains

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Genesis, Meridian extend gains after electionBy Suze MetherellSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as energy companies extended yesterday's... more

NZ dollar holds near 7-month low as Fonterra results awaited

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds near 7-month low ahead as Fonterra results awaitedBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar, which has dropped along with other so-called... more

Beef prices surge to record on US demand for hamburgers

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Beef surges to record on US demand for hamburgers, outlook upbeatBy Tina MorrisonSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Prices for beef used in hamburger patties in the US are likely to hold at... more

Pyne Gould, EPIC lock horns before vote on sacking directors

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pyne Gould, EPIC lock horns before vote on sacking directorsBy Paul McBethSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Gould Corp and Equity Partners Infrastructure Co No 1, better known as the EPIC... more

Official Assignee to oppose lifting Serepisos's bankruptcy

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Official Assignee to oppose lifting Serepisos's bankruptcyBy Paul McBethSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Official Assignee has filed papers in the High Court opposing the automatic discharge... more

Kathmandu FY profit drops 4.5%, sees Australasian growth

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kathmandu says Australasian earnings will grow as it steps up global expansionBy Tina MorrisonSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Kathmandu Holdings, which today posted a 4.5 percent decline in... more

GeoOp CEO Graham steps down to take US role with company

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk GeoOp CEO Graham steps down to take US executive role with company, shares dropBy Suze MetherellSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - GeoOp chief executive Leanne Graham has resigned 11 months after... more

SLI shareholders sell 6.8% of company below IPO price

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SLI shareholders sell 6.8% of company below IPO price after escrow endsBy Suze MetherellSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Initial shareholders of SLI Systems, the search engine developer, have... more

NZ Refining says proposed strike could cost $8-$9 mln

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Refining says proposed strike in October could cost $8-$9M in feesBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Refining, the nation's only oil refinery, said two unions... more

Ex-OPI Finance auditor at odds with receiver over settlement

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ex-OPI Finance auditor at odds with receiver over settlementBy Paul McBethSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Investors in OPI Pacific Finance are still in the dark over the value of a potential... more

NZ dollar falls on concern over Chinese growth

23 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls on concern weaker Chinese growth will dent demand for commoditiesBy Tina MorrisonSept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell alongside the Australian and... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares soar on election result, led by MRP

22 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares soar on election result, led by energy companies Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares jumped, led by MightyRiverPower, after the National Party's convincing election... more

NZ dollar gains on National Party election win

22 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains on National Party election winBy Paul McBethSept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after the incumbent National Party won a convincing election victory on... more

Crowd-funded film, The Patriarch, extends investor deadline

22 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Crowd-funded film, The Patriarch, extends investment deadlineBy Suze MetherellSept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The backers of 'The Patriarch', a film to be directed by Lee Tamahori, have... more

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News

NZ welcomes Afghanistan election result

22 Sep 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement of Afghanistan’s new President and Government of National... more

McCully congratulates Fiji PM

22 Sep 2014 News
New Zealand Government McCully congratulates Fiji PM Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Rear Admiral (Ret’d)... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares soar on election result, led by MRP

22 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares soar on election result, led by energy companies Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares jumped,... more

NZ consumer confidence edges up in September from 10-month low

19 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in September from a 10-month low, as households adjust to a more... more

Living

Pop superstar Lady Gaga using Shuttlerock's kiwi software

15 Sep 2014 Environment By Fiona Rotherham
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more

German, Kiwi films big winners at Uni Shorts 2014

15 Sep 2014 Entertainment
AUCKLAND: German filmmakers dominated the awards at the third annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held over the... more

Property

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

3 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

Migration

NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow

19 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow, fewer departures Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s... more

Reserve Bank says migration impact on housing 'muted' so far

11 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more

Travel

Longer Wellington runway worth 2-5 flights daily by 2060

11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more

NZ guest nights rise in July

10 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
NZ guest nights rise in July on school holidays, record short term visitors   Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest... more

Sport

NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: Silver for Aleh and Powrie

22 Sep 2014 Sailing
    NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: Silver for Aleh and Powrie Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won silver at the 2014... more

Armstrong makes Junior World Final, finishes 22nd

22 Sep 2014 Sport
KartSport New Zealand * 2014 CIK-FIA World Karting ChampionshipKF Senior & JuniorEssayFranceT... more

Columns

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Slaughterhouse Blues

22 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Slaughterhouse Blues   more

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s very bad year

22 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on Labour’s very bad year While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the ... more

Kiwi Success

Pumpkin Patch overhauls board, chair Freeman retires

22 Sep 2014 Appointments By Suze Metherell
Sept. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch has continued to refresh its board, with chair Jane Freeman the latest to announce her... more

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

10 Sep 2014 People
The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards... more

Recruitment

Paramedics in NZ jump at opportunity of London career

11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more