Business

NZ dollar extends decline after China lowers yuan fixing

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar extends decline after China lowers yuan fixing; greenback seen risingBy Jonathan UnderhillMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its decline after China cut its... more

NZ Refining needs to dredge Whangarei harbour

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Refining needs to dredge Whangarei harbour, applications pendingBy Fiona RotherhamMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Refining hopes to apply for resource consents by the end of this... more

Ike GPS shares jump 33% on 2017 breakeven forecast

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 02:48 PMIke GPS shares jump 33% on 2017 breakeven forecastBy Sophie BootMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - IkeGPS shares soared 33 percent after the company said it expects to... more

NZ labour market reasonably robust

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 02:46 PMNZ labour market reasonably robust, won't rattle central bank, economists concludeBy Jonathan UnderhillMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s labour market is... more

Weldon's bet was 'highest-risk strategy'

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Weldon's bet on Clear Grain Exchange was 'highest-risk strategy'By Sophie BootMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - NZX's acquisition of Clear Grain Exchange in 2009 was a high-risk strategy that... more

QV says NZ home values rose 12% in year to April

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk QV says NZ home values rose 12% in year to AprilBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values increased in the year through April, aided by low interest... more

NZ commodity prices fall in April

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 01:48 PMNZ commodity prices fall in April, led by weaker dairy productsBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices fell in April, led by... more

Auckland housing market 'restrained' as April sales fall

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 11:41 AMAuckland housing market 'restrained' as April sales fall to 4-year low: BarfootBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland residential property sales... more

NZ jobless rate rises to 5.7% in 1st qtr

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 11:02 AMNZ jobless rate rises to 5.7% in 1st qtr; Auckland construction jobs drive employment growthBy Jonathan UnderhillMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s jobless... more

Hirepool may be 'dusted off' for a trade sale

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 10:45 AMHirepool may be 'dusted off' for a trade sale after IPO plan shelvedBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Hirepool Group, the equipment rental firm majority... more

IkeGPS to breakeven in 2017, investigates NASDAQ listing

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 09:33 AMIkeGPS to breakeven in 2017, investigates NASDAQ listingBy Sophie BootMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - IkeGPS says it will reach cash breakeven in 2017 as it forecasts... more

Todd Corp may bid for troubled Australian steelworks Arrium

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 09:27 AMTodd Corp may bid for troubled Australian steelworks ArriumBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Todd Corp, the holding company for New Zealand’s wealthiest... more

Weldon resigns from MediaWorks: 'personal cost too high'

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 09:15 AMFIRST CUT: Weldon resigns from MediaWorks: 'personal cost too high'By Pattrick SmellieMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - MediaWorks' controversial chief executive Mark... more

NZ dollar falls on Aussie coat-tails after RBA rate cut

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 04 May 2016 08:47 AMNZ dollar falls on Aussie coat-tails after RBA rate cut, weak dairy auctionBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as investors... more

Dairy product prices slip, stemming two straight gains

4 May 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices slip, stemming two straight gainsMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices slipped as a gain in whole milk powder prices, reflecting lower local supplies at the... more

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News

Business leaders join international cyber security line-up

28 Apr 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 28 April 2016 More than 200 top business people will join... more

ANZAC 2016: 100th Commemoration

25 Apr 2016 News
The Ode of Rememberance  They went with songs to the battle, they were young.Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.They... more

Business

Landmark EQC settlement

28 Apr 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Landmark EQC settlement agrees it must repair homes to 'when new' state By Sophie Boot April 28 ... more

US underwear giant Hanes seeks Pacific Brands

28 Apr 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 28 April 2016 11:39 AM US underwear giant Hanes seeks Pacific Brands in A$1.1 bln offer By Jonathan ... more

Living

Modern Maori Quartet to showcase hearty Maori showband entertainment in the United Kingdom

4 May 2016 Entertainment
Fresh from their sold-out touring season with the NZ Festival in March 2016, the award-winning Modern Maori Quartet has booked a four... more

100 Years On – ANZAC Day commemorated where it first started, in London

25 Apr 2016 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
You could be forgiven for assuming that the first ever ANZAC Day was commemorated in Australia or New Zealand. In fact, it was on this... more

Property

KiwiSaver home buyer support tweaked

28 Apr 2016 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Housing 28 April 2016  Changes to KiwiSaver withdrawal rules... more

House-sharing aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder

27 Apr 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk House-sharing offer aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder By Fiona Rotherham April 27 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

Kiwis could be affected by tighter UK rules

30 Mar 2016 Migration By Audrey Young
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more

Immigrants' attitudes to corruption worries SFO

17 Feb 2016 Migration By Sophie Boot
Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's record inbound migration has undermined the country's squeaky-clean reputation because of an... more

Travel

Air New Zealand to revenue share with United in NZ-US routes

11 Mar 2016 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand to revenue share with United in NZ-US routes By Paul McBeth March 11 (BusinessDesk) -... more

First Dubai - Auckland flights take off

2 Mar 2016 NZ Tourism
New Zealand Government   Hon Simon Bridges Minister of Transport 2 March 2016 First Dubai - Auckland flights take off The start... more

Sport

Sleepless Nights for Ferns Selectors

28 Apr 2016 Rugby League
New Zealand Rugby League Thursday, April 28, 2016Sleepless Nights for Ferns Selectors   Akarana second row Annetta Nuuausala is ... more

NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup

28 Apr 2016 Sailing
Yachting New Nealand NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup Hyeres The NZL Sailing Team has made a strong start... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory

28 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory Years ago, Richard Nixon explained to his chief adviser Bob Haldeman what has since... more

Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox

27 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a ... more

Kiwi Success

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

28 Apr 2016 Appointments
University of Otago University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the... more

Network for Learning board reappointment

27 Apr 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeAssociate Minister of Education 27 April 2016 Media Statement Network for Learning board... more

Recruitment

Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL extended

10 Mar 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 10 March 2016 Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL... more

Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions

28 Feb 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme... more