Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2 on ASX debut

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2 on ASX debutBy Suze MetherellMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose after A2 Milk Co debuted on the ASX. Warehouse Group, Genesis Energy... more

NZ dollar holds above 98 Australian cents

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds above 98 Australian cents By Jonathan UnderhillMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held above 98 Australian cents, having earlier touched a post-float high,... more

NZ business confidence rises to 7-month high in March

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ business confidence rises to 7-month high in March as agriculture sentiment liftsBy Tina MorrisonMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence rose to a seven-month high in... more

Anzco 2014 profit falls after taking control of Five Star

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Anzco posts weaker 2014 profit after taking control of Five Star BeefBy Tina MorrisonMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - Anzco Foods, New Zealand's third-largest meat company, said profit halved in... more

NZX's SuperLife lifts Energy Mad stake to 45.6%

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX's SuperLife lifts Energy Mad stake to 45.6% with $2.2M rights offer underwriteMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - SuperLife, the funds management business owned by NZX, has lifted its stake in... more

NZ building consents fall for a third month in February

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ building consents fall for a third month in FebruaryBy Suze MetherellMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents declined for a third month in February, as the... more

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 individual taxpayers, in the biggest proposed shake-up of one of the building... more

Fonterra 'holding its own' as farmers eye alternatives

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra says it's holding its own in Canterbury as farmer suppliers look to new processorsBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand’s largest... more

Appeal Court rejects MTF Sportzone appeal over credit fee

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Court of Appeal rejects MTF Sportzone appeal over credit feesBy Suze MetherellMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Motor Trade Finance and Sportzone... more

Kirkcaldie taps former chief Shewell as acting CEO while hun

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kirkcaldie taps former chief Shewell as acting CEO while hunting Milford replacementBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - Kirkcaldie & Stains, the upscale Wellington... more

NZ dollar charts record high vs. Australian dollar

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar charts record high vs. Australian dollar on RBA rate cut talk, weak iron oreBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the... more

NZers see benefits from closer economic ties with Asia

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZers see growing benefits from closer economic ties with Asia, wary on investment: surveyBy Paul McBeth in ShanghaiMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders see positive spin-offs coming... 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 four as chief executive that saw him revamp the retailer's so-called 'Red... more

NZ dollar slips ahead of dairy auction, US payrolls

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips as traders look ahead to dairy auction, US payrollsBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell ahead of key US manufacturing and employment... more

REFILE: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares follow ASX lower

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares follow ASX lower, paced by Spark, XeroBy Suze MetherellMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell paced by Xero, Spark New Zealand and other dual listed... more

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News

Royal succession laws come into force

26 Mar 2015 News
Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms... more

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

24 Mar 2015 News
  Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi... 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 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

Revealed: Auckland's cheapest suburbs

9 Mar 2015 Property
Many home buyers face long commute to Auckland jobs as they move to Wellsford, Pokeno and Hamilton. Only six areas of Auckland still... 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

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

Black Caps have done us proud

31 Mar 2015 Cricket
Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Black Caps have done New Zealand proud in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Dr... more

Columns

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

ICC World Cup 2015: STEPHEN FLEMING: YES, NEW ZEALAND CAN!

28 Mar 2015 Opinion
Former New Zealand captain says the team will be focusing on enjoying themselves, knowing they are part of something that will be the... more

Kiwi Success

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

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... 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