Business

Allnex Belgium makes 'attractive' proposal to buy Nuplex

15 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Allnex Belgium makes 'attractive' proposal to buy Nuplex at 44% premiumBy Jonathan UnderhillFeb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Allnex Belgium SA has proposed buying Nuplex Industries via a scheme... more

Summerset acquires land for second Hamilton village

15 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Summerset acquires land for second Hamilton villageBy Paul McBethFeb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Summerset Group plans to build a second retirement village in Hamilton after buying a 6.3 hectare... more

FIRST CUT: Contact Energy reports $116M half year loss

15 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FIRST CUT: Contact Energy reports $116M half year loss on asset writedownsBy Pattrick SmellieFeb. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity generator and retailer Contact Energy announced a $116... more

Contact sells Otahuhu power station site for $30 mln

15 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Contact sells Otahuhu power station site to property developerBy Pattrick SmellieFeb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Contact Energy has sold the site of its Otahuhu gas-fired power station to... more

NZ dollar falls as US retail sales, oil gain buoy greenback

15 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar declines as greenback strengthens on US retail sales, oil gainBy Tina MorrisonFeb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after the greenback strengthened as investor... more

NZIER savages Wgtn runway extension in BARNZ submission

15 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZIER savages Wellington runway extension in report for airlinesBy Pattrick SmellieFeb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Analysis backing the proposed Wellington airport runway extension "grossly... more

World Week Ahead: Battle for sentiment

15 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk World Week Ahead: Battle for sentimentBy Margreet DietzFeb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - A slew of US Federal Reserve speakers and minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting will jostle for... more

Port Nicholson votes down Shelly Bay sale, citing SFO probe

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Port Nicholson Trust votes down Shelly Bay sale, citing SFO probeBy Jonathan UnderhillFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The Wellington Maori tribal investment vehicle, the Port Nicholson Block... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as global mood sours further

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as global mood sours further, Air NZ, Sky TV and Xero dropBy Sophie BootFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell as global sentiment weakened. Air NZ,... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly gain

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly gain as global fears see investors dump greenbackBy Paul McBethFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly gain as... more

Harmoney has $30 mln on hand as it steps up Australia launch

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Harmoney has $30 mln on hand as it steps up Australia launchBy Paul McBethFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Harmoney Corp, New Zealand's first and biggest peer-to-peer lender, has raised $30... more

CORRECT: Innate Immunotherapeutics co-founder sues company

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Innate Immunotherapeutics co-founder sues for royalties(Corrects company name to Innate Immunotherapeutics)By Fiona RotherhamFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The co-founder of ASX-listed... more

Innate Therapeutics co-founder sues for royalties

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Innate Therapeutics co-founder sues for royalties from sales of patented productsBy Fiona RotherhamFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The co-founder of ASX-listed Innate Therapeutics is suing the... more

RESEND: Vero faces bigger bill for Canterbury quakes

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Vero faces bigger bill for Canterbury quakes because of new over-cap EQC claims(Fixes CEO's name throughout)By Paul McBethFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Vero New Zealand, the general... more

Vero faces bigger bill for Canterbury quakes

12 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vero faces bigger bill for Canterbury quakes because of new over-cap EQC claimsBy Paul McBethFeb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Vero New Zealand, the general insurer owned by Australia's Suncorp... more

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News

Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon

5 Feb 2016 News
05 February 2016 Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon The new Museum of Waitangi, opened today by the... more

ETS Review modelling documents released

5 Feb 2016 Environment
5 February 2016 ETS Review modelling documents released Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage... more

Business

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi, reduced China demand

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi dollar, reduced demand from China By Tina Morrison Feb. 5 ... more

NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security   Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Directors of... more

Living

Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live?

5 Feb 2016 Lifestyle
  4 February 2016What it is to be a Kiwi may depend of where you live – Auckland or elsewhere in New Zealand – with... more

2015: The Year of the Blockbuster

21 Jan 2016 Entertainment
Motion Pictures Distributors' Association   January 21, 2016 2015: The Year of the Blockbuster For the second year in a row the ... more

Property

Auckland house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January

4 Feb 2016 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland's house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January, Barfoot says Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland residential... more

Auckland house prices little changed in December

6 Jan 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house prices little changed in December as sales volumes, listings drop Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk)... more

Migration

More than 27,000 new Kiwis in 2015

5 Feb 2016 Migration
  This Waitangi Day, New Zealand will roll out the welcome mat to 24 new citizens at Government House, and acknowledge over... more

NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November

21 Dec 2015 Migration
Article - Businesswire   NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November year for travel By Jonathan Underhill Dec. ... more

Travel

More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week

22 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 22 January 2016 More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week Customs ... more

Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln for Canberra flights

21 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln over 10 years for Canberra flights Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington City Council is... more

Sport

Global Racing Teams Attracted to Godzone’s Fifth Chapter

5 Feb 2016 Multisport
70 teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier ... more

Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad

22 Jan 2016 Cricket
Auckland Cricket Friday, 22 January 2016 Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad for Ford Trophy Qualifying Final The Mondiale Auckland... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s fantasy politics and Iran's election

22 Jan 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
We seem to be living in an era of virtual government, where governments promote only an illusion of policy kapow! rather than the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision

24 Dec 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision Inevitably – and with justification –... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of GCSB Acting Director

5 Feb 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher Finlayson5 February 2016 GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director... more

Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture

22 Jan 2016 Flying Kiwi*
Warren and Mahoney Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture Architectural graduate Antonia Lapwood has been awarded the... more

Recruitment

Addressing skills shortages in dairy farming

11 Dec 2015 Recruitment
    11 December 2015 Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Social... more

Alignment of NZ and Australian qualifications frameworks

4 Dec 2015 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 4 December 2015 Tertiary Education,... more