Business

Blue Chip's Bryers banned from managing NZ firms for 7 years

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blue Chip's Bryers banned from managing NZ firms for 7 more years, bankruptcy liftedBy Paul McBethMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers has been discharged from his... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record led by Genesis on yield

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record led by Genesis on yield huntBy Suze MetherellMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose led by Genesis Energy and paced by Spark New Zealand, as... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly decline

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly decline as US jobs data loomsBy Paul McBethMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline ahead of US... more

Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the transport and logistics provider behind the first float on the NZX this year, is hoping to raise between $27.3 million to $44.5 million with shares... more

NZ wool market mixed amid targeted buying

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ wool market mixed amid targeted buyingBy Tina MorrisonMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand crossbred wool, which accounts for the majority of the country's production, rose to a... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the USBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing... more

Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Tina Morrison March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its products and productivity as it seeks to get a return from its increased spending on the... more

NZ wholesale trade rises for third quarter in December

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ wholesale trade rises for third quarter in DecemberBy Paul McBethMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's wholesale trade grew for a third quarter in the final three months of 2014, with... more

Fulton Hogan 1H earnings dip on weak Aussie economy

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fulton Hogan, the privately held construction firm, says first-half pre-tax earnings dropped 10 percent as Australia's economic woes kept a lid on spending in the ... more

Air NZ bins 'opt out' travel insurance after warning

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Air NZ bins automatic travel insurance after warning from ComComBy Suze MetherellMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand, the national carrier, will scrap its pre-selected travel... more

Warehouse trims FY profit, dividend forecast on weak trading

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse lowers annual profit, dividend forecast on weaker tradingBy Tina MorrisonMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group lowered its forecasts for annual profit and dividends after New... more

NZ economy to grow close to 3% in 2015, says Moody's

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economy to grow close to 3% in 2015 as building offsets dairy decline: Moody'sBy Paul McBethMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy is expected to grow at an annual pace close... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Meridian, Spark

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Meridian, Spark, FletcherBy Suze MetherellMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by Meridian Energy ahead of its second instalment... more

NZ dollar drops after RBNZ looks at loan curbs

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops after RBNZ looks at new home loan restrictionsBy Paul McBethMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped after the Reserve Bank said it's looking at ways to... more

Trustpower says churn lower when telco services added

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trustpower says customer churn lower when telco services added to power and gasBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Trustpower, the multi-utility company controlled by Infratil,... more

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News

Agreement in principle signed with Ngati Tuwharetoa

6 Mar 2015 News
The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngati Tuwharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims,... more

New immunisation videos for older children

6 Mar 2015 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children. “These new immunisation... more

Business

Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the transport and logistics provider behind the first float on the NZX... more

Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Tina Morrison March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its products and... more

Living

Rush Hour dance fitness coming to Unitec

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
A new initiative by the Unitec Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) dance programme starts next Monday 9 March and runs until the end... more

Newly Digitised Films on the Big Screen

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
For the first time, newly digitised versions of New Zealand features,The Quiet Earth and The End of the Golden Weather, will be ... more

Property

Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans By Pattrick Smellie March 6 (BusinessDesk) - ... more

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ eyes property speculation

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar falls after RBNZ looks for ways to curb residential property investment By Tina ... more

Migration

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

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Sport

Pyper looks like the bolter at the Golden Shears

6 Mar 2015 Sport
Southland shearer Troy Pyper’s surpassed even his own hopes by rapidly making it into the top of New Zealand shearers in a... more

Irene van Dyk Announced as Netball New Zealand Ambassador

6 Mar 2015 Netball
Legendary former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk has been unveiled today as Netball New Zealand’s (NNZ) official ambassador for the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

6 Mar 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the legal fudging of the GCSB revelations, Tikrit and Jake Xerxes Fussell As many... more

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

6 Mar 2015 People
University of Auckland Rugby great Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award Pacific leader, lawyer and former All Black... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more