Business

NZ lamb wool prices fall as weak Aussie dollar lures Chinese

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ lamb wool prices fall as lower Aussie dollar lures Chinese buyersBy Tina MorrisonApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand lamb wool prices fell as Chinese buyers of the fibre favoured the... more

Chatham Rock proposes reverse listing, wider mandate

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chatham Rock proposes reverse listing, wider mandateBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - Chatham Rock Phosphate, which was turned down for a consent for seabed mining, has... more

Chch’s Science Alive to help sci-tech centres in Gansu

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chch’s Science Alive to help sci-tech centres in China’s GansuBy Paul McBeth in ShanghaiApril 2 (BusinessDesk) – Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a memorandum of understanding... more

NZ Super Fund suspends Milford's mandate amid FMA probe

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Super Fund suspends Milford's mandate as FMA probe continuesBy Suze MetherellApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, tasked with managing the New Zealand... more

Fonterra likely to increase farmer payout for 2015/16

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra likely to increase farmer payout for the 2015/16 season, economists sayBy Tina MorrisonApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group is likely to increase its forecast... more

F&P Appliances records surge in global sales, loss narrows

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk F&P Appliances records surge in global sales, narrows full-year lossBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - Fisher & Paykel Appliances, the Auckland-based manufacturer and... more

Aussie firm to buy Spark's international voice business

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ASX-listed My Net Phone to buy Spark's international voice business for $22.4MBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - My Net Fone, an ASX-listed provider of hosted voice and data... more

Mowbray sells stamp businesses to outgoing chief executive

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Mowbray sells stamp businesses to outgoing chief executive John MowbrayBy Suze MetherellApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - Mowbray Collectables, the unprofitable listed auction house business, has... more

NZ dollar recovers on weaker greenback, despite dairy fall

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar recovers on weaker greenback, despite dairy price fallBy Tina MorrisonApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rebounded from overnight weakness as prices fell in the... more

Dairy product prices slide on supply concerns

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices slide on supply concernsApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices declined in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in prices for butter milk powder... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2, Spark rebounds

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2, Spark rebounds By Suze MetherellApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by A2 Milk Co on its plans for US expansion. Spark New... more

Scion follows Flirtey in trialling new drone technologies

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Scion follows Flirtey in trialling new drone technologies in NZBy Fiona RotherhamApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - Forestry crown research institute Scion will next month trial the use of drones... more

MYOB IPO and ASX listing unlikely to weigh on Xero: ForBarr

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MYOB IPO and ASX listing unlikely to weigh on Xero: ForBarrBy Suze MetherellApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - The arrival of MYOB Group, the Australian accounting software firm, on the Australian... more

RESEND: Datacom wins A$242M Australian health contract

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Datacom wins A$242M Australian federal health IT contract(Resends to show currency is Australian dollars)April 1 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland-based IT services firm Datacom has won a... more

Datacom wins $242M Australian federal health IT contract

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Datacom wins $242M Australian federal health IT contractApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland-based IT services firm Datacom has won a $242 million contract to provide infrastructure and... more

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News

Crime falls for fifth year in a row

1 Apr 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes crime data released today showing recorded crime has dropped by more than 100,000... more

Tax collection on employee share schemes examined

1 Apr 2015 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the release this week of an Inland Revenue officials’ issues paper that seeks... more

Business

PAYE for NZ firms proposed in biggest tax shake-up since '57

31 Mar 2015 Business News By Pattick Smellie
March 31 (BusinessDesk) - The government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-go (PAYE) basis, like... more

Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 years

30 Mar 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
March 30 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell will step down as chief executive of Warehouse Group by February 2016 after 14 years, the last... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV

1 Apr 2015 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV April 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property... more

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... 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

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

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

Sport

NZ Kiwi Ferns regroup under new coach

1 Apr 2015 Rugby
  Incoming NZ Kiwi Ferns coach Alan Jackson will be missing several veteran performers, when he leads the national... more

ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

31 Mar 2015 Cricket
The team was chosen by a select group of experts who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: The inadequate response to sexual violence

1 Apr 2015 Column By Gordon Campbell
On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in... more

Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election

30 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland... more

Kiwi Success

Diligent names Brian Stafford as CEO, replacing Sodi

1 Apr 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Diligent names Brian Stafford as new CEO; Sodi to focus on product design and development April 1 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board... more

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more