Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares bounce from month-low; Spark gains

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares bounce from month-low; Spark gains on FedBy Suze MetherellSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose from a month-low as the prospect of low US interest... more

NZ dollar falls after Fed signals rates hikes are coming

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls after Fed signals rates hikes are coming; Scottish, NZ votes loomBy Paul McBethSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after the Federal Reserve signalled... more

Crown extends clean-up promise to Solid Energy

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Crown extends clean-up promise to Solid EnergyBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a government... more

UPDATE: OPI receiver lashes Crowe Horwath over OPI release

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: OPI Finance receiver lashes Crowe Horwath over OPI settlement details(Recasts with PwC comment)By Paul McBethSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Accounting firm PwC has taken the rare step... more

Tauranga 'game-changer' to boost Timaru port's 2015 profit

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tauranga 'game-changer' to boost Timaru port's 2015 profitBy Tina MorrisonSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - PrimePort Timaru, the South Island hub which has aligned itself with Port of Tauranga,... more

Trilogy flags return to profit in first half

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trilogy flags return to profit in first half on Australian salesBy Suze MetherellSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Trilogy International, the skincare and scented candle company, expects to... more

Matakina Technology in Move to Larger Offices

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Matakina Technology Matakina Technology in Move to Larger OfficesWELLINGTON, 18 September 2014 – Breast screening software developer Matakina Technology officially opened their new Wellington offices on... more

DB strives to treat customers like Kings

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Hospitality Association of New Zealand DB strives to treat customers like KingsIn 2013 DB Breweries made 10 commitments to its hospitality customers. And today they fronted an industry audience on just how... more

Government challenged to make all New Zealand homes safe

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Jennian Homes 17 September 2014 For immediate release Leading homebuilder challenges the Government to make all New Zealand homes Safe Leading home builder Jennian Homes has challenged the Government to reduce... more

Power companies gain as investors bet on National Party win

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Power companies gain as investors bet on National Party winBy Suze MetherellSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Investors in listed power companies appear to be betting the National Party will... more

NZF flags reverse listing with unidentified business

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZF flags reverse listing with unidentified businessBy Suze MetherellSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - NZF Group, the financial services company, has entered into a non-binding agreement with an... more

NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q, led by services sector

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q as surging services make up for weak primary sectorBy Paul McBethSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew just ahead of expectations in the second... more

NZ dollar falls to 7-month low as Fed raises 2015 rate view

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls to 7-month low after Fed raises forecast for 2015 ratesBy Tina MorrisonSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped to a seven-month low after the Federal... more

Ex-OPI Finance auditor cuts $6.25 mln deal with receiver

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ex-OPI Finance auditor cuts $6.25 mln deal with receiverSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The auditor of failed lender OPI Pacific Finance has cut a $6.25 million deal with the firm's receiver... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as Spark drops ahead of Fed

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as Spark drops ahead of Fed meetingBy Suze MetherellSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Spark New Zealand, as offshore investors sold... more

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News

Celebrating women’s right to vote

16 Sep 2014 News
Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising... more

Eminem publishers sue New Zealand National Party

16 Sep 2014 Politics
Eight Mile Style Eminem Publishers Sue New Zealand National Party for Alleged Infringement of “Lose Yourself” ... more

Business

Greenwald posts article on NZ spying allegations

15 Sep 2014 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
Article - BusinessDesk   Greenwald posts article on spying allegations ahead of 'Moment of Truth' event By Fiona Rotherham Sept.... more

NZX questions Vista's 24% gain in past two weeks

15 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, the cinema software and data analytics company, has been issued a please... 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

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

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

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

Last race puts ETNZ on top

15 Sep 2014 Sport
Emirates Team New Zealand Today’s pictures are here Emirates Team New Zealand has won Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing series today... more

All Blacks hold off great foes South Africa

14 Sep 2014 Rugby
In the end it was down to some belligerent and tireless defence from the All Blacks, and a couple of moments of sublime from Kieran... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: the Greenwald/Snowden revelations aftermath

16 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the aftermath of the Greenwald/Snowden revelations [See correction below. link] The credibility issues... more

Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations

15 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly... more

Kiwi Success

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

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

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