Business

Forte Funds share purchases prompt disclosure notices

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Forte Funds share purchases prompt disclosure notices from Skellerup CEO MairBy Paul McBethSep. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Recent purchases by four-month old Forte Funds Management, run by former... more

Lee Tamahori seeks $500k through crowd-funding

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Lee Tamahori seeks $500k through crowd-funding By Suze MetherellSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - A new film to be directed by Lee Tamahori is hoping to raise the final 5.3 percent of its $9.4... more

Tax changes will affect tenants

2 Sep 2014 Business News
NZ Property Investors' Federation Tax changes will affect tenantsThe arguments for a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) have so far focused on tax equality, increasing tax revenue and reducing house prices. The Labour... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2, Ebos, Fletcher

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2, Ebos, Fletcher on falling NZDBy Suze MetherellSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by A2 Milk Co, Ebos Group and Fletcher... more

Australian dollar above 'fundamental value', RBA says

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Australian dollar above 'fundamental value', RBA sees slack in labour marketBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of Australia strengthened its language on the... more

NZ dollar little changed vs. A$ as RBA keeps rates on hold

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed vs. A$ as RBA keeps rates on holdBy Paul McBethSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the... more

SFO charges MightyRiverPower engineer with $2 mln fraud

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   SFO charges MightyRiverPower engineer with $2 mln fraud By Paul McBeth Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The Serious Fraud Office has charged a MightyRiverPower engineer of fraudulently... more

NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, ANZ says

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, as dairy prices slideBy Suze MetherellSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices fell for a sixth straight month in August,... more

CERA to be rolled into DPMC ahead of rebuild wind-down

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CERA to be rolled into DPMC ahead of slow wind-down for Canterbury rebuildBy Suze MetherellSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The government will fold the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority... more

Huhtamaki buys carton maker Interpac Packaging for 7M euros

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Huhtamaki buys carton manufacturer Interpac Packaging for 7 mln eurosBy Paul McBethSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Huhtamaki Oyj, the Finnish packaging manufacturer, bought Auckland-based... more

Lyttelton offer amounts to premium up to 14%: adviser report

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Lyttelton offer amounts to premium up to 14%, recommended by independent adviserBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Christchurch City Holdings' offer to mop up the remaining... more

Spark deregisters its stock in the US

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Spark deregisters its stock in the USBy Tina MorrisonSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, previously known as Telecom Corp and once the largest company on the nation's stock... more

NZ dollar holds steady ahead of US manufacturing data

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds steady as traders await US manufacturing dataBy Tina MorrisonSept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed along with other major currencies as weak... more

Lyttelton Port board backs council takeover proposal

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Lyttelton Port board backs council takeover, will pay special dividendBy Paul McBethSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The board of Lyttelton Port Co has backed a takeover bid by council subsidiary... more

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

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by MRP, Meridian, Contact amid political uncertaintyBy Suze MetherellSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by MightyRiverPower as ongoing... more

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News

Maori Battalion’s legacy to be preserved

2 Sep 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hekia Parata 2 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Maori Battalion’s legacy to be preserved The history of the legendary... more

Funding for Northland, Auckland, Waikato freshwater project

2 Sep 2014 News
New Zealand Government Amy Adams 2 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Govt funding for Northland, Auckland, Waikato freshwater project Environment ... more

Business

SFO charges MightyRiverPower engineer with $2 mln fraud

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   SFO charges MightyRiverPower engineer with $2 mln fraud By Paul McBeth Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The ... more

NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high in 2nd quarter

1 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high as cheaper imports offset falling exports Sept. 1... more

Living

Crowdfunding sought for Lee Tamahori to make second NZ film

2 Sep 2014 Lifestyle
The Patriarch PRESS RELEASE: Crowdfunding sought for Lee Tamahori to return home and make second New Zealand film 2 SEPTEMBER... more

‘Best trumpet player in the galaxy’ returns

1 Sep 2014 Lifestyle
NZ Symphony Orchestra 1 September 2014 - NZSO Media Release for immediate release The ‘best trumpet player in the ... more

Property

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

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Jetstar loses ground in NZ as Qantas plunges to A$2.84B loss

28 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australian airline Qantas Airways, lost ground in New Zealand, while claiming... more

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Sport

Vaulting and Showjumping take Centre Stage at WEG

2 Sep 2014 Sport
Equestrian Sports New Zealand Vaulting and Showjumping take Centre Stage at WEG New Zealand representatives in vaulting and... more

Haier Pulse to Begin 2015 With Toughest Trip of All

2 Sep 2014 Netball
The Haier Pulse will once again face the reigning champions in the first round of the ANZ Championship, with a trip to Melbourne to... more

Columns

Martin Doyle cartoon: Wrong arm of the law

2 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle cartoon: Wrong arm of the law   more

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

1 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

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

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more