Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as 53% of Contact Energy sold

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as market digests 53% of Contact EnergyBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, with the NZX 50 Index retreating from a record... more

Kiwi drops vs $A dollar as RBA holds, dairy auction looms

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi drops vs $A dollar as RBA holds, dairy auction loomsBy Paul McBethAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the Reserve Bank of... more

RBA keeps cash rate at 2%, tones down currency talk

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBA keeps cash rate at 2%, drops talk of 'necessary' currency declineBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate unchanged at a record... more

Complectus continues buying spree with Foundation Corporate

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Complectus continues buying spree with Foundation Corporate TrustBy Paul McBethAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Complectus, which owns trustee firm Perpetual Guardian, has continued its buying... more

NZ wool exports jump to the highest in more than a decade

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ wool exports jump to the highest in more than a decade in June, helped by low kiwi, Chinese demandBy Tina MorrisonAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool exports jumped to their... more

Affco workers vote to strike

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Affco workers vote to strike after meat company became first to apply under new bargaining laws By Fiona RotherhamAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - About one thousand meatworkers at eight Affco... more

Payday for Contact senior managers triggered by Origin exit

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Payday for Contact senior managers triggered by Origin exitBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Contact Energy's senior management team is set to benefit to the tune of almost $3.8... more

NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on record

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on recordBy Tina MorrisonAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices fell at their fastest pace on record in July, notching up a... more

NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on record

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on recordBy Tina MorrisonAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices fell at their fastest pace on record in July, notching up a... more

Suncorp's NZ business boosts earnings on reduced claims

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Suncorp's NZ business boosts earnings on reduced claimsBy Paul McBethAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Suncorp Group, the ASX-listed general and life insurer whose local brands include Vero, AA... more

House prices rise at fastest pace in 8 years, Auckland leads

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk House prices rise at fastest pace in 8 years, Auckland up 18.8%: QVBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values rose at the fastest pace in eight... more

Carbon Conscious falls foul of NZ foreign investor rules

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ASX-listed Carbon Conscious falls foul of NZ foreign investor rulesBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - ASX-listed carbon emissions abatement firm Carbon Conscious has fallen foul... more

NZ banks strong enough to weather downturn, dairy slump

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ banks strong enough to weather downturn, dairy slumpBy Paul McBethAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's lenders are in a strong enough position to weather slowing economic growth over... more

NZ banks strong enough to weather downturn, dairy slump

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ banks strong enough to weather downturn, dairy slumpBy Paul McBethAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's lenders are in a strong enough position to weather slowing economic growth over... more

Tourism Holdings to stay listed, seeks acquisitions

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tourism Holdings to remain listed, use balance sheet to fund acquisitionsBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the campervan rental company, will remain listed... more

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News

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam

31 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Economic Development 31 July 2015   Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet... more

Carrying Tasers a welcome move

31 Jul 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes today’s announcement by Police Commissioner Mike Bush that all frontline first ... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Meridian, MRP up on Tiwai

31 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Meridian, MRP up ahead of Tiwai Pt decision By Fiona Rotherham July 31 ... more

13 companies gain up to $24.5M in R&D grants

31 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   13 companies gain up to $24.5M in taxpayer-funded R&D grants By Fiona Rotherham July 31... more

Living

A Kapa Haka Tale – the man bringing NZ culture to the Rugby World Cup

3 Aug 2015 Arts By Charlotte Everett
New Zealander Corey Baker is bringing Kiwi culture and kapa haka to Britain’s shores and people –all wrapped up in the... more

Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

31 Jul 2015 Entertainment
New Zealand Government Hon Maggie BarryMinister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 31 July 2015 Appointments to the New Zealand Film... more

Property

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government   Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education   31 July 2015   Site purchased for Pt... more

Opportunities for Maori in Manawatu-Whanganui

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Minister for Maori Development 31 July 2015   Opportunities for Maori in... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Travel

SmartGates to more than double

23 Jul 2015 Travel & Tourism
Over $6 million from the Future Investment Fund will go towards expanding and modernising SmartGate at our borders to help manage ... more

Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership

15 Jul 2015 NZ Tourism
Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership A new partnership between the Department of Conservation and New ... more

Sport

World Champs Next for Euro Kart Round Winner Armstrong

31 Jul 2015 Motor Sport
KartSport   World Champs Next for Euro Kart Round Winner Armstrong   New Zealand has another World Karting Championship... more

Anchor Milk Reignites 1935 All Blacks Partnership

31 Jul 2015 Rugby
Anchor Milk July 31 2015 Anchor Milk Reignites 1935 All Blacks Partnership   &nb... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser missing in action on the TPP

31 Jul 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser missing in action on the TPP While rapid change is always possible in... more

Gordon Campbell on the dogged reluctance to condemn Serco

23 Jul 2015 Opinion
The refusal by Minister Sam Lotu-Liga to hold Serco accountable for the company’s failings in prison management is bad... more

Kiwi Success

Winston Churchill Fellows honoured

31 Jul 2015 People
New Zealand Government Hon Jo Goodhew Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 31 July 2015 Winston Churchill Fellows ... more

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

24 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government   Hon Christopher Finlayson Attorney-General 24 July 2015 Appointment of Queen’s Counsel Three... more

Recruitment

NZ must do more on exploited migrant labour: US State Dept

31 Jul 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell July 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand needs to significantly boost its efforts to protect vulnerable migrant... more

Economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ

16 Jul 2015 Press Releases
Declan Clancy says economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy is not... more